Month: May 2011

Pressed Jewels … ???

I’ve been busy taking pictures … And now I will be uploading items to the shops over the next several days.  In the meantime, I need to name each item.  This isn’t usually a problem, but … this bowl is giving me grief.  It’s a deep purple, sky blue and bright green transparent bowl with …

Happy Memorial Day …

I could do a lot of (justified) whining and griping about this weekend … but why bother?  It doesn’t change anything … So – instead … I will wish everyone a Happy Memorial Day(!) … be thankful for so many things … and focus on the week ahead (away from the ER, patients, families, visitors, …

It’s Puppy Time …

Whew … Sienna’s pups have made their grand entrance – fashionably late … At 2am Sienna finally entered the last stages of labor – and she wasn’t happy about it.  We paced the floors, went outside, came back in, paced some more – then repeated this routine… Just about the time I was starting to …

Still holding …

Sienna and I have had long talks now on the importance of relaxing, thinking ‘open thoughts’ … and when those didn’t seem to have any effect, we talked about how much better she would feel is she just dropped a load!  Still NOTHING … We’ll be going to the vet later today, just to make …

‘Crabby Sue’ … Weekend Wrap Up

That was me this weekend … I need to apologize (again) to my co-workers.  A week of too little sleep had me too short-tempered to be around.  The bad news … I don’t see any additional sleep coming this week – as we are still on pup-watch with Sienna, supplemental feeding Mattie’s pups and keeping …

What a difference a day makes …

Mattie is doing much better … I finally got a decent block of sleep … life is settling into a nice routine.  We’re still supplementing the pups, but it’s totally do-able.  Sienna is nesting … looks like DH may have called this one right – she’ll probably deliver while I’m working … I had some …

Puppy News …

The puppies are here … and so begins my next-level-watch.  I take the night shift (big surprise – I put that insomnia to good use) … The pups are doing great.  Momma Mattie is having a hard time of it.  So I’m private-duty-(dog-)nursing.  She had complications with delivery, was bleeding into her uterus, and is …

Weekend Wrap-Up, Pup watch – and glass

A strange weekend … Volume wasn’t out of control, but the cases were complex, along with some strange non-emergency complaints (“Can’t sleep” … does that qualify for an ER visit?  Then I should live in the ER!), and the ever-present flu.  Also had some crummy diagnoses made in the ED this weekend:  I hate being …

Kids …

The two-legged kind … Are they supposed to do more than give you grief?  There are things that I accept … 1) I came from a crummy childhood – my birth mother is FAR from June Cleaver (more like Joan Crawford);  2) I’m an ER nurse and a SANE nurse, so I get to see …

Spockula … and glass

Poor, poor Zeus … DH was ‘intrigued’ with the idea of having a Neo with cropped ears … so, we had it done.  I’m feeling so bad for my little guy right now … He’s still an absolute sweetheart, but he looks ridiculous!  And the part that’s killing me – I love to grab hold …