Thursday, December 30, 2010

Thursday December 30, 2010

I tried to sleep last night, going to bed about 10:30. I woke at intervals throughout the night, and after 3 returning to sleep wasn't so easy. I think I might have been awake a half hour or so--hot, restless--before falling asleep and being awakened by the radio.

I got up and ready for work, checking The Weather Channel on television for the "freezing rain" that was being talked about on the radio. No fun trying to drive in that. The area of precipitation had passed through---I had heard the tapping of the precipitation on the window while I was trying to go back to sleep--and it seemed to be ok for both of our morning drives.

And it was. Dark, but not frozen, with only a little mist now and then. A safe drive down, thank you God.

We had a good day at work with a good crew. I was happy when it was finally time to clock out. And thanks again for a safe drive home.

Daniel had been sleeping when I got home, but he got up for a couple hours before showering and going back to bed. He'll try to leave work early tomorrow to start his weekend off. He needs it.

I work tomorrow, too.

I'm tired tonight and will try going to bed around 10 again.

And just as I was thinking that the hot flashes have been less, (which they have been less frequent and less intense the last couple of weeks), last night and today have been uncomfortably warm again. I will be so glad to have a stable body temperature again. And I moved my arm funny and made my shoulder sore. I'm planning on feeling better in a couple of weeks....

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Wednesday 12.29.2010

Woo Hoo!!

The "Holidays" are about over (just waiting for the New Year). I took some seasonal stuff back to the storage unit (aka my basement) and am getting things settled back around within the house.

Kristen left for her next destination after supper. I was happy to have her here for the first part of the day. Since she hasn't been to the JC since high school (she's now 25), I showed her pics of the place since we've acquired it. She seemed to enjoy them, and I was smiling as we went through the photos. When she went visiting this afternoon, I went to the storage unit and to Meijer for some fresh groceries. Dan and I felt good to send her off after sharing a good meal.

We've had a quiet evening, catching up with paperwork. We both work tomorrow.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Tuesday December 28, 2010

I see I didn't write last night. I kind of forgot--

Monday was the Jacque Christmas Party. I had grocered, food prepped, and was just going to rest for an hour or so when the doorbell rang; it was Dan's daughter Kim and family. She had called Dan and said they were just getting off the highway and would be arriving shortly. Huh? We had told them 5 pm, at the clubhouse. It was 1:30.

In come all the grandkids, plus a girlfriend, minus one of the great-grands. Kim says she's going to run an errand and be right back..... and leaves. Huh?

So, all these kids, ranging from 4 years to 17. The 21 year old mother of the two greats shows up, too. I found a Uno game and they entertained themselves with that, alternating with the Bop It thing. Finally about 4:30, Dan rounds up everybody (there were 7 of them) and they carry the stuff down to the cars, and we all go up to the clubhouse.

We ate, Frank showed up (auto battery caused delays), and we had our gift exchange. We visited a bit, and just as Kim and brood were coating up to leave, Bre came in. (Nick's family had had a death, and the visitation was this evening. Of course she had to be there. And Nick had to work in Battle Creek until 8, so he was going to miss it.) So everybody stayed and visited and we had a photo op with Dan and his 3 girls.

The big group left, Dan, Frank, Bre, Kris, and I went back to the condo, where Bre ate, Nick joined us, and we all visited, enjoying the company. Dan went to bed, and so did Kris after a while; Nick left about 10:30, but Frank and Bre were putting phone apps on Bre's phone until 1 am. They left and I went to bed.

Today, I finished putting party things away. Kris had gotten up to go to Detroit for her return flight, but had gotten notice that her flight had been canceled and rescheduled for tomorrow night. We visited a little before I went over to Leah's for a treatment.

And, boy, did need that. She does such a good job. Kris went out to visit friends on her bonus afternoon, Dan came home then went out "hitting golf balls", and I enjoyed the quiet.

Other than being tired earlier today, with sore feet, I've been pretty good. Yup, the shoulder and breast ache. Not constantly, but enough that it's become annoying.

Tomorrow Dan works, I'm going to finish laundry. Maybe go get some fresh veggies for supper. I don't know.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Sunday December 26, 2010

Up and on my way to work; cold, dark, gusty wind blowing around a light snow flurry that is just enough to make the highway a bit slippery in spots. I left the cruise control off until I had gotten the "feel" of the road. I did turn it on somewhere south of Mason, but when I went around curves or over an overpass I turned it off. About halfway to Jackson, near Leslie, I had turned off the cruise to go over a bridge and around a curve. I was watching the road because it was feeling a little "greasy" and had slowed down some. I'm glad I did. A large deer ran from the median across the highway in front of me. If I hadn't have slowed just that bit, I might have hit it. Thank you God for keeping me safe.

The rest of the drive was uneventful.

We had a good day with a good group. We sent most of the patients home, staffed down, and 2 of us were left to end the shift. And, of course, right at shift change, the new patient needed attention. By the time we got her taken care of and charted on, I was in overtime again. Argh. (not that I mind, but I am trying to be "budget conscious")

A safe drive home, thanks again.

The house was dark, and Dan was in bed, sleeping. He got up after a bit, saying he wasn't feeling well, and hoping he wasn't coming down with something. I hope not, too. Kris is out somewhere; I'm sure she'll be back sometime.

Tomorrow I've got to get a few groceries, make the sloppy joes and cake for the Jacque party tomorrow night. I'm looking forward to seeing the kids all together.

I'm a bit tired tonight, and I think I'll sleep.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Saturday December 25, 2010 Merry Christmas

I was sleeping when the radio came on, creating that "jarring" sensation in my brain. Ugh, time to get up.

A safe drive to Jackson, with only a few other vehicles on the road. I was actually kind of surprised by that.

We had a horribly busy day on the Mother/Baby unit. Not only did we have a lot of patients, but they were fairly "new" and had needs. Add the babies into the mix, and then a pregnant patient go critical... Ah, the life of a nurse.

Lunch was not going to happen. The hospital offered free holiday meal to the employees, (which is nice, though the quality is less than optimal). I went to the cafeteria, got my food and ate half of the mashed sweet potatoes in the elevator on the way back to the floor. About 1:30 I was able to eat rest of the potatoes and the ham. I enjoyed the salad after I had clocked out, close to 4:00, 48 minutes of overtime later.

The highlight of my day was 1) that I was working with a great group of girls (although one was sick, and was her third day working with her coughing nose-blowing cold) and 2) that Frank came up to visit. He showed up just after 3 when I was supposed to be done, but he patiently waited while I finished charting, and we visited while I at my salad. I appreciated that Frank came up to the hospital to see me today.

Jeremy called while I was driving home, which was nice, too, and we had a good visit.

Dan and I had a quiet evening, and his daughter Kristen arrived about 7:30. She'll be staying until Tuesday. We caught up some; I look forward to seeing her more on Monday, as I work 12 1/2 hours tomorrow.

Dan works tomorrow, too.

Praise to the Lord for the gift of His son. Happy Birthday, Jesus.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Friday December 24, 2010 Christmas Eve

I realized this afternoon that I didn't write last night. I had been busy with Christmas preparations, and when it was bedtime, I went. I slept pretty good, too, for a few hours at least.

Dan went out late this morning, thinking he was going to get his blood drawn, but the lab places were closed. He braved Meijer for a loaf of bread that I had forgotten to get when I was in the store Thursday.

We had fun wrapping gifts today, and he helped me make caramel corn yesterday and today. The house is as decorated as it's going to get; the gifts are wrapped, the stockings hung. All that's left is for Santa to come.

Dan and I both work tomorrow, and Sunday, too. It doesn't matter what day it is in health care and casinos.

Remember, Jesus is the reason for the season.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Wednesday December 22, 2010

I slept well between midnight and 6, dozing the next couple of hours. When I got up at 0830, I felt yucky--my face was puffy and eyes were glassy. Uh Oh. I hope I'm not "getting" something.

Most of the day was like that. I had taken a claritin before 9, and I suppose it helped a little. My nasal passages don't feel as swollen this evening. But my head still does. And I'm tired again.

Dan and I had a busy day catching up with life and the holiday season. We made good progress, and I hope he'll help with the wrapping tomorrow.

I plan on shopping tomorrow--fresh foods and the last few items needed for Christmas.

This evening I'm tired, with puffy hands and face. Maybe it's something I ate. I've been drinking water today to try to flush it out.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Tuesday December 21, 2010



Going to bed.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Monday December 20, 2010

I went to bed about 11, but didn't sleep until after 0230; awake at 0330, then the alarm woke me at 0425. Ugh. I got up and ready for work and smiled at the woman in the mirror. She looked pretty good for such a short nap--but paint and glue do a lot, too!

A safe drive down, thank you God, and a good work day with a good co-worker. All of our discharges left in the last hour of our shift, and we moved the remaining couplet over to South. The charting and closing the unit put us into overtime, but what do you do?

A safe drive home, thanks again. Dan and I talked some before he went to bed.

He has appointments tomorrow; I work.

I'm hoping to sleep tonight.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Sunday December 19, 2010

Well, I did it.

I got the majority of our Christmas shopping done today.

That's saying something, since I am not a shopper. And when I showed Dan what I had chosen, he agreed with my choices. Now for the wrapping...

I'm a little puffy today. Not sure why.

Tomorrow is a work day for both of us.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Saturday December 18, 2010

I slept pretty good last night, meaning that I wasn't awake very long during those wake intervals. I got out of bed before 9 to a gray, gloomy, 18 degree morning.

I did get the Christmas tree decorated, and a few decorations out.

Dan works tomorrow; I don't. I don't have much to say today...

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Friday December 17, 2010

Another workday, which was just fine, until 15 minutes before time to leave. I checked a baby's blood sugar which turned out to be way low, and that meant I had to make sure the proper interventions were done. And since I was the one to do it, I had to chart it. I didn't clock out until 7:42. Ahh, the life of a nurse.

A safe drive both ways, thank you God.

Dan was home doing some computer stuff. We had a quiet night before he went off to bed. I'm tired, too, and will turn in soon.

I've got to catch up with this Christmas stuff tomorrow while Dan's at work. Wish me luck?

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Thursday December 16, 2010

I slept better last night, at least from midnight to 5, when Dan got up for work. I dozed off and on, finally getting up about 8:30.

About noon, I went out to pick up a few things from the store. Back at home, I started supper.

Dan stopped home before going to an appointment. We enjoyed supper when he got back.

The sun came out again today, causing lots of melting and very slushy, puddled parking lots. The temperature was a balmy 25 degrees when I was out.

Tomorrow is a workday for both of us.

I've felt pretty good today, overall. My shoulder feels full, and above my clavicle where those lymph nodes are, are kind of sore. I'll have to try some stretching to see if it will improve the lymph channel flow.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Wednesday December 15, 2010

I got up about 9 and got ready for my day.

The clouds had finally moved out and let the sun come through, warming us to 25 degrees. (woo hoo!)

I had my annual eye exam today. I was a little anxious about it, because last year the doctor was quite insistent that I have my eyes dilated at this year's visit. The first, and only, time that had been done was in 2006, which left me with a 4 day migraine. No way am I going to intentionally subject myself to that again, not without cause.

This particular office, Lansing Ophthalmology, has quite a process for a "routine eye exam". Check in, go to another area, check in there, and wait. Go into a room for a preliminary exam with someone who starts an exam sheet. Back out in the waiting area and called again by someone else, who does another set of exams with different equipment ("this one or this one") and continues writing on the exam sheet. They also look at the current lenses in the glasses with a machine that reads that prescription. That person put in drops to numb the eyeball to take pressure readings, and pressed the pen-like device onto my eyeballs. She would have also put in the dilation drops at that point, too. The previous girl and I had a conversation about that dilation business. She said doctor had made a note on my chart to "use half-strength solution so the migraine wouldn't last as long". Seriously?? Uuuh, no. This next girl asked me if I was still "refusing" the drops. I told her I was definitely declining the dilation process, as I wasn't interested in a 2-day migraine, either. Geesh.

So I was nervous about seeing the doctor, even though I was sure about my choice. She took me over to another waiting room, where I waited about 20 minutes before he came out for me. In the meantime, I browsed the frames, looking at the prices. The first pair I picked up was $161. I thought to myself that, as usual, I picked the expensive ones. Another pair I liked--$176. Whoa. The next ones were $158. I stopped looking at frames and went over to the window wall and watched the birds, thinking that maybe the prescription won't have changed much and I won't get a new pair.

Dr. Ebert was pleasant and personable and didn't mention ONE WORD about dilation. Whew. He went about his portion of the exam with thoroughness, and when he was done, he said my prescription has changed, but not by much, and he wrote it out and gave it to me. Ok, thank you.

Back to the waiting area for the glasses people.

One of the guys was available and I sat at his station, where we talked about the little bit of change that was needed and that I was going to pass on buying new lenses and frames at this time. But my current frames needed adjustments, or tuned up as they like to say, and he did that for me.

Over to the check out desk and I was on my way, an hour an a half later.

I stopped at the house before continuing on to Jackson for the "Department Christmas Party" that was being held at Daryl's in Jackson. Daniel met me there (he was on his way home from work), and we enjoyed conversation and hors d'oeuvres.

A safe drive home, thank you God, and a quiet evening. Dan has gotten his computer about halfway restored, though he had said something about the machine not recognizing something... I don't know if that got resolved or not.

He works tomorrow, and I'm going to catch up on the homefront.

I've felt pretty good, in general, but my joints are sure achy. And my feet are sore. Funny, since I've been trying to pay attention to the aches, discomforts, and things that are bothersome, I realize how much energy goes into ignoring them. And then I think, no wonder I'm tired--that's a lot to keep out the way. I do try to keep my attention on the positive, to focus on what's good, that I'm alive and cancer free, and I thank and praise the Lord for every moment and every person in my world.

And I thank you for reading. Hugs.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Tuesday December 14, 2010

What a work day. Busy, then busy. And we left it busy for the next shift, with them having to open the "overflow" unit. Glad I'm off the next couple of days.

God kept me safe on my drive to and fro, and Dan, too. Thank you, God.

At home, Dan and I had a quiet evening.

Tomorrow I have an eye appointment.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Monday December 13, 2010

What a storm. It continued to snow through most of the night, and the winds were gusting and blowing, with temperatures in the low teens. Dan and I got up and left for our J.O.B.s, hoping for the best on the roadways.

My route seemed to have as many commuters as any other weekday, and we were slow--30-50 mph over rough, bumpy, sometimes scary frozen ice. Dan and I each made it safely, thank you God.

We had a good day with great co-workers. Until about 5:30 ish, when the patients began having odd, complex issues that took time and energy to resolve. The night shift took over, and we were glad to let them.

A safe drive home, thank you God, with mostly clear and mostly dry roads and temps at 10 degrees. I am sure liking the heated seats in my car.

Dan had been able to leave his job early, had had a quiet afternoon at home. When I got back, he was bummed that he had gotten a virus on his computer, which has played havoc with the system loading, then it wouldn't even start up. I don't know what he did, but somehow he got beyond the black screen, and when he went to bed, he had gotten it to respond somewhat. It also showed that he had missing as well as damaged files, which could be why it isn't booting up. The joys of computers. He'll get it figured out before long.

Tomorrow is a work day for both of us.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Sunday 12.12.2010 Singing Storms

The winter storm that was predicted to move in, did. By 10 am the snow was significant and I was undecided as to canceling the party or not. I began receiving messages, both text and email, and I made a couple of phone calls. Jim & Polly, and Jim, Kris, and Ariana, were definitely coming up, as Jim and Kris were on their way back home to Midland. So, I decided to go ahead with the party, no matter how small it may turn out to be.

As I watched the weather progress as the day went on, I was a little nauseated. I knew that most of the people who were going to come were going to stay home and be safe.

We did have a party, with a total of 19 of us there, and we had a lot of fun, singing our hearts out. We had enough to eat, and we finished up and people were on their ways home by 7:30. Thank you God for safe travels.

Just as we were loading up to leave, Dan's daughter Breon and Nick showed up. They helped us finish and went back to our house, and Frank, Bre, Nick, Dan and I visited while I washed up stuff and put things away.

Tomorrow is a work day for both Dan and me.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Saturday December 11, 2010

I got up about 9 this morning, breakfasted, talked with Daniel some, then went out to Meijer. The store was pretty busy, with checkout lines 5 and 7 people deep. Ugh.

I did the food prep for tomorrow. One of Dan's friends had a computer problem and brought the machine over. We had supper, and the machine was finally finished about 4 1/2 hours later.

I think we're ready for the party. I'm concerned about the weather, as a winter storm is predicted. We're not going to cancel, but we might not have many guests. And we have lots of floor space if driving deteriorates. We'll have a great time anyway.

I've felt pretty good today. My left shoulder is a little achy, like usual at the end of the day.

Looking forward to tomorrow. Please God, keep our travellers safe.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Friday 12.10.2010

I had a pretty good day, overall. Dan had gone to work, but came home after noon. He took a nap before we went to our appointment this afternoon, and from there we went to supper.

I didn't get any decorating done, but I'm ok with that.

Tomorrow I'll get groceries and finish getting ready for Sunday's party.

Tonight I'm tired and hoping to sleep.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Thursday December 09, 2010

I was happy to not have to get up this morning, and have felt better today, though my right wrist has been hurting again.

I've gotten most of the things ready for the party on Sunday. I'll just need to get a few groceries, and put the sloppy joes together, and maybe bake something.

Tomorrow I'll try to decorate the house a little, and we have an appointment in the afternoon.

Looking forward to Sunday.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Wednesday December 08, 2010

Got up to go to work after a non-restful night. I was disappointed that I didn't sleep well. I smiled at the woman in the mirror and thanked God for this new day.

It was kind of nice at the hospital today. We had a good group of staff, and the patients were ok, too. By early afternoon, all of the discharges had left and the laboring patients were still laboring. We needed to staff down. After discussing "who would go" with the other two girls in my job role, I offered to go. I was feeling kind of punky anyway. I clocked out at 3, visited a little longer before leaving, and got home after 4.

Daniel had been home, but had gone to hit golf balls and hang with his buds, which was ok with me. I didn't realize how punky I felt until I laid on the sofa and slept for an hour. When I woke I was a little better, but a little nauseated, too. As the evening progressed, though, I continued to improve, so that this evening I'm feeling almost all better. Hopefully I'll sleep tonight. One of the girls had wanted to work for me tomorrow, so I'm going to let her. (smile)

Daniel works; I'm thinking I'll get the majority of things collected/packed to take to the clubhouse for our party Sunday night.

Are you coming?

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Tuesday 12.07.2010

I felt rested today, thank you God. It seems like it's been a really long time since I've felt rested more often than fatigued. Maybe the rested-feeling days will start outnumbering the fatigue-feeling days. That would be really nice.

I think the massage today really helped. Leah did a very good job, stretching my lower back, and also moving some of the lymph fluid for me. Thank you God, for Leah.

I spent a few hours (yes, hours) trying to change the DRM setting on the new computer, reviewing what we did yesterday, googling with different words/terms, and talked to the computer guy at the library for another hour. We were stumped. I felt that I had done everything that I knew to do, when I re-read one of the suggestions. Something clicked in the cobwebs, and I decided to try one more time. This approach was different, and as I entered the commands, the system was responding favorably. I tried to not get my hopes up, but as each step was successful, it finally worked!! Yahoo!!! I did it!!!

I called the computer guy at the library and rejoiced with him, and sent him the link to the approach. Hopefully it will help someone else with this challenge.

Dan got home, and I told him. He was happy that I got it, too. I think he was looking at another evening of frustrating computer issues.

We had supper and a quiet night.

Tomorrow is a work day for both of us.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Monday 12.06.2010

I slept again after Dan left for work, waking a little after 9. It's a cold, gray day out there.

A safe drive to Jackson, with a good dentist appointment. (Look, Mom, no cavities!!) A routine visit with no findings, next visit in June.

A safe drive home, thank you God, with a stop at Meijer to get groceries. When I got home, Frank was here, and he and Dan were working on that computer again. They got it repaired, and all is well.

Next was my new computer.

I had tried to get the programs set up so that I can download the eAudio books. Which I did, but when I tried to actually download the book, there was an error message that I didn't know what to do with. Before leaving for the dental appointment this morning, I spent about an hour on the phone with the tech support guy at the library, who walked me through stuff, but we were stuck. So Daniel has spent a couple hours this evening looking for the files we need to change, and we are one step further away from getting this resolved. I'm happy I have the "old" system to use still. The joys of getting a new system.

Tomorrow is a massage, and I am so ready for it.

I've felt pretty good overall today, just the usual aches and discomforts.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Sunday December 5, 2010

Another workday. I was happy that I had slept pretty good last night, with just a couple of wake times that briefly interrupted my sleep. Having to get up at 0430 sure interferes with the second "half" of my sleep.

A safe drive down, in the dark, at 24 degrees and occasional snow flurries. 'Tis the season.

I was thinking about remembering to take my car keys with me to the unit instead of leaving them in the locker room, so I could start the car before changing footwear and getting my coat and purse at the end of the day. I got out of the car, pushed the lock button on the door, got my workbag and purse out of the car, pushed the door to close, and turned to walk away. Just as I heard the doors click lock, I looked at my hand for the keys, realizing I didn't pick them up. I turned and looked inside. Yep, there they are. Great. Well, not going to do anything about it right now, I've got 12 1/2 hours to think about it....

The workday was good--an unusually (quiet) day with a couple periods of hurried activity. Thank you God for a good work day.

I thought about getting the car open. (1) towing company = $; (2)Daniel = having driven to Battle Creek, then to Holt, then to Jackson to bring the keys, then back to Jackson = I hope we don't have to do that; (3) I wonder what Frank is doing today??? = he owes me for all the times--and I mean there were several--that I drove over to Bill Knapp's at 12:30 in the winter's nights to unlock his car after he was off work. I waited until about 10:30 and texted him. When he responded, I called him.

We had a conversation, and he was glad to go, as he had something he wanted/needed to do using another computer.


7 pm and all is well. Frank is in the parking lot with my car running and warmed up. Thank you Frank.

A safe drive home, thanks again.

Dan was working on the computer he and Frank had worked on before, as something Frank had done had altered Dan's machine. The two of them were on the phone, working it out. Dan had made some, though minimal, progress when he turned it off and went to bed.

Tomorrow is a workday for Daniel; I am having my teeth cleaned.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Saturday December 4, 2010

Another workday. It went pretty well, and I was glad to be done.

A safe drive both ways today, thank you God.

I'm looking forward to going to bed tonight, as I hardly slept at all last night.

Please pray for God's peace for those parents who have lost children.

Thank you.


Friday, December 3, 2010

Friday 12.03.2010

I ended up not taking anything for my headache; I went to bed instead. I slept more than I thought I would, and was relieved that the headache had eased up as the night went on. This morning it was pretty much gone with just a leftover shadow. I had a tylenol with breakfast, and I felt pretty good for most of the day. I even made cookies this afternoon.

Daniel was watching the FedEx truck this morning, and was surprised that it didn't stop here. Later in the afternoon, another FedEx truck pulled up and stopped. He smiled, and went down to the door, coming back up with a box.

He got me a new laptop.

A Dell Studio 1537. Really nice. Some of the features I like are a backlit keyboard, and HD screen. And the Mahjong Titans game. And it's color is like eggplant purple. Hah.

Daniel spent the rest of the afternoon doing whatever he was doing with it--updates, setting it up for our internet and printer and such, and updates, and, well, whatever else he does. I was finally presented "my" new laptop about 6 pm.

I spent a couple hours looking through the settings, trying to get it set up for me, or "customized". It's got Vista on it, which I'm not familiar with, and I'm really slow. But it seems to have some neat features.

Tomorrow is a work day for both of us.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Thursday 12.02.2010

I didn't sleep well last night, and when the alarm came on, I called the hospital. On-call. I went back to bed. As I was trying to go to sleep, Dan's alarm came on. He didn't have to work, and I was surprised that he hadn't turned it off. And I was happy that I hadn't been sleeping and been awakened. I finally did snooze off, waking after 9 o'clock.

Dan was up, and Frank had just gotten up when I did.

I made breakfast for us, which was yummy.

About 11, the phone rang. I had to go in and open the overflow unit. Oookaaay.

The snow had created a slick icy coating in the complex, but the other roads were wet and easily traveled.

A safe drive down, thank you God.

We opened the unit and our patients began arriving. The person coming in for the rest of the afternoon arrived, and I went to the meeting.

A safe drive home, thanks again. Dan and his friend were watching a movie.

I've realized that the nagging headache is becoming a migraine. Great. I'm going to take tylenol/motrin and see if it will go away.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Wednesday 12.01.2010

What a day. I had breakfasted and showered when Dan had gotten home from work (he had gone in for a mandatory meeting). He offered to go grocering with me, and suggested we have lunch while we were out. What a deal!!

Lunch at Applebee's, then over to Meijer, a stop at the pharmacy, and back home.

Frank came up about 6 and ended up staying the night, as the snow had accumulated enough that it was extremely slippery, at least it was here in the complex. I had gone up to the clubhouse for the association board meeting, and it was treacherous coming just the short distance back home.

I've enjoyed visiting with him.

I work tomorrow. I hope the roads are decent.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.