Up And Down and All Around

And the festivities continue: my maiden voyage at work was a disaster, and tomorrow I get to meet with the bigwigs and the trainers for the postmortem…..oops, I meant performance review. I’m looking forward to that about as much as I would my own execution, but in a sense it’ll be a relief to find out exactly where IContinue reading “Up And Down and All Around”

How Do I Get Out of This Chicken Outfit?

Just kidding……I’m actually enjoying being bombarded with information! This new venture of mine is so complex that I haven’t even begun to scratch the surface of the tip of the iceberg, and it’s become very clear to me in this past week that I didn’t have the slightest idea of what I was undertaking whenContinue reading “How Do I Get Out of This Chicken Outfit?”

It’s All Good

I’m doing really, really well these days. I’m happy (without being TOO happy, if you know what I mean) and I feel calm on the inside, even though I’m running out of unemployment and my last paycheck from my current job won’t even pay next month’s electric bill. The suckage in January will be horrendous, but I know better daysContinue reading “It’s All Good”

O Christmas Tree

So today I decided that since it snowed and we can’t get out of our driveway, it was time to tackle the Christmas tree decorating chores. Used to be that I’d have the thing up and decorated by dinnertime the day after Thanksgiving, but this year I’ve been dragging my feet for some reason……partly because IContinue reading “O Christmas Tree”

Comic Relief: Fun in IV Class

Yep, that’s IV as in intravenous. And yep, sometimes we nurses have to take refresher courses in performing this basic nursing skill, which is as much of an art as a science. I used to be one of the best IV starters at the local hospital…..hell, I’d even get called down to the ICU ifContinue reading “Comic Relief: Fun in IV Class”

Just Call Me “Stumblebutt”

To say that I loathe passing medications would be the understatement of the year. First of all, being able to concentrate on the pass itself is impossible in the face of almost constant interruptions, and with my challenges in that arena I’m always nervous. Secondly, the population changes from weekend to weekend so I neverContinue reading “Just Call Me “Stumblebutt””