Tag: weekend wrap up

Puppies, pendants and dandelions …

Oh my!  Put in a full day at DTW yesterday (13 hours) … thank you central scheduling!  But, we now have extended family in WA, VA, MO, NC and TX (as well as OH, IN, WI NY and MI).  All the pups did great!  We have one last pup here to play with (Stella), before …

Slowing down …

Yeah, sure … Umm, kinda WWU:  The full moon did not disappoint this weekend.  It was flippin’ craziness everywhere  (And, I don’t mean [non-PC] behavioral medicine craziness.  I mean full-moon nuttiness all the way around!):  Arguments with law enforcement; bizarre complaints; insane volume in our ‘lil country club ER; combined with crazy computer issues.  But …

Happy Anniversary Weekend …

As we roll into the anniversary of our special day, I am celebrating!  How, you ask?  Well, I started my day with not one, but two ‘DEEP core’ weight-loss donations (… and it hurt!).  Armed with nothing stronger than Motrin, we went to celebrate … at my local glass supplier – while DH went to …

Deep Thoughts …*

By  Jack Handey Nurse Ginger:  [AKA WWU.  Let me set the stage a bit first.]  (* DH says this post is hard to follow.  I maintain any nurse or care-provider can follow along …) I have triggers (things that a patient can say or do that instantly rub me the wrong way).  I recognize many of …

Tips on proper E.R. etiquette … AKA WWU

Or … how NOT to gross-out or annoy your ER nurse: 1)  This does not (necessarily) need to be show-and-tell time:  Seriously, I will believe you if you tell me you have something unusual about your body fluids.  If you say there is blood in your vomit, you do not need to bring some in …

Supermoon (AKA WWU)

There she is – acting like a BEACON, calling ALL WHO WOULD LISTEN to the ER this weekend!!! The good news … one GIANT Supermoon – AND(!) one weekend closer-to-retirement.   Oh … and … I did good for my patients; no one died; I successfully found non-existent veins for IV’s; I was a customer-service …

Perspective …

WWU:  Point taken, Oh-Great-One!  I live and work in a podunk, rural community.  I take that for granted.  The fact that, as an ER nurse in my ‘lil county – we don’t often see or care for ‘SICK’ kids.  The ones that your heart breaks for … because they’re fighting metastatic cancer.  It’s such a …

Dusting off, while I (slowly) get back on the horse …

Dog-with-a-bone persistent … yep, that’s me.  I cleaned out my coffin-kiln fiasco, and ran to my favorite glass supply store this week to stock up on iridescent glass.  I will make some (amazing) irid platters, DANG IT!  So, here we go … Take 2, scene 1: I also have my T.V. Picasso/zentangle cabs etched … …

More COWBELL …

 Cuz that’s what’s banging through my head right now … it would seem that my fever is back … IT’ssz all good … Here I’ve been for the last three days, feeling the cowbell bang through me …Umm, not exactly the way I envisioned Mother’s Day Weekend 2013 … but – I’ll roll … I’ve …

Whipped Cream Frosting …

Where have you been all my life?  An amazing, wonderful, incredible coworker (whom I LOVE!) shared a frosting recipe this weekend (it ALMOST made up for all the craziness we endured on behalf of our patient population … 5AM take down of a male someone half my age … don’t get me started!).  Anyway – I’m sharing …