Canadian Flu ….
AKA – the CRUD that keeps on giving! Some time ago I posted about a URI (cold) that I had. I still have it. It has been renamed, to give credit to its maker. Yep, about 6 weeks ago, I worked with a particular nursing team that passed along this amazing virus, while they sniffled and coughed (spewing bits of renegade germs everywhere). Every time I think I have it beat, it rears up to show me who’s boss! I worked with the same crew this past weekend. And guess what’s come to visit again!?! [Yes, one of my coworkers is Canadian. She seems friendly enough – but, apparently, she’s part of some evil plot! Who knew?!? ]
In between moments of fighting an internal viral war, I had a busy weekend. Just got to love long holiday weekends in the ER, where a nurse can do any all of the following: Argue (between the lines) with a practitioner (or two); uncover hidden behavioral medicine complaints; care for the dying (and the dozen or so accompanying family members) in an SRO ER; act as the resident MSW; preauthorize admission with an insurance company; care for toddlers who start screaming before you enter the room and will not stop until you leave; explain to a family member (adult child) why it’s not possible to provide a [hair] wash & style in the ED just now; Etcetera … etcet… CALGONNNN – take me away!
So, now it’s Tuesday (OK – technically the wee hours of Wednesday). I’ve crash-hibernated and feel I beat the virus back down … for the moment. Now I can get on with my week: Bottling 3 cases of wine, firing up all three kilns, playing with a few stamp and stencil glass designs, squeeze in a much-needed manicure, and scratch this ‘knitting itch’ … Yep, it’s that time of year. I have an order (or two) of skeins of yarn on the way and some infinity scarves calling my name … Oh, and wrap and send out glass packages – Thank You Clayton Hill Studio shoppers!!! Only 23 days until Christmas everyone …