Friday, August 31, 2012

Friday 08.31.2012

This is it--the last day of August!! Amazing!

I had a nice visit with my friend TM today. She came over to see the new digs, visit, and lunch al fresco. Very nice!

It was close to 4pm when she left. It was too warm to be outside, so I cleaned up the kitchen, read a little, took a little nap.

Had a bite to eat, did some yoga, had a phone call, and did a bunch of nothing this evening.

Tomorrow I hope to go outdoors for my exercise.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Thursday 08.30.2012

I rested a little better last night, and went in for what turned out to be a very busy workday. Wonderful patients, wonderful co-workers, lunch at 3pm. I did get to eat, though.....

I have been thinking the last few days that my gum or tooth or somewhere in my face where that tooth was re-repaired was feeling not quite right. Yesterday I had the inkling notion that I might have to think about calling the dentist. Well, this morning, among all the other stuff I was doing, I started not feeling well. That area above the tooth was hurting, it felt swollen, my cool/cold hand felt good against it, and I told the girls I might have to take a quick trip to the dentist's office, just a few blocks away.

I made a phone call, told the nice lady my symptoms and that I felt like I was getting sick, and she told me that doctor was only in until 11:30 today, and not back until Tuesday. Oh--was I glad I called!!!

She did call me back a short while later. After reviewing my films and the work that was done, he said he was surprised that I was having that discomfort, but wanted to call me in an antibiotic. Cool--I didn't have to go there. And I was able to pick up the Z-Pack on one of my errands elsewhere in the hospital. Thank you Dr. Hess, and thank you God for looking out for me. I hope it does the trick.

And tonight I'm tired.

So I'm going to bed.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Wednesday 08.29.2012

Another workday with the fabulous people I work with. We are so blessed!!

Even though I felt like I had been awakened during my sleep time, all throughout the day today. I was sleeping good when the radio came on.

Tomorrow we get to do it again, and I hope to feel somewhat rested.

Please keep my aunt, one of my mother's sisters, in your prayers. Hospitals are not a good place for her.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Tuesday 08.28.2012

It was a Beautiful Day today!!

Sunshine, nicely warm and only sometimes "too hot", with a bit of a breeze.

I was able to run this morning. Shower and breakfast, then an appointment in Lansing.

All was well there, with a safe drive home, thank you God.

I went over to get a haircut, did some internet stuff, fixed supper and ate, had a couple of phone calls and a quiet evening.

Tomorrow is a workday.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Monday 08.27.2012

Didn't sleep like I thought I might, and got up about 8:30 feeling sluggish. I drank some water and wandered around, considered going out for a run. I looked out the window--rain. Nope.

So I read a little, did computer stuff off and on throughout the day.

Mid-afternoon I went out for a few groceries, and since the rain had stopped and the sun was out, had a top-down ride home.

I had been feeling kind of punky, but after I had supper I was feeling better. Still kind of tired, but not as fatigued feeling.

I sat outdoors and read as the sun was going down, and the birds were hopping around in the trees. I got buzzed by the hummingbirds flying around my head. Strange!! They were poking their beaks into the geranium buds. Fun to watch.

Tomorrow I have an appointment in Lansing, then a haircut in the afternoon.

Hope to rest better tonight.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Sunday 08.26.2012


Worked today. Until 11PM!!!!

Both units full, people still laboring. Not enough staff. Can you stay until....????

Umm, (I was thinking about staying, hoping someone would call back and say they would work. No one did.) I will.

And after a short "break in the action", I was just as busy for the next few hours as I was for the majority of the day.

When the girl came in at 9:10pm, she listened to report and jumped in. There was so much to do that it took both of us to work through it. I finally was able to do the documentation of the things I had done while she continued doing what needed to be done. And I clocked out at 2300. Oh. My. Goodness.

And now I need to settle down and go to bed.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Saturday 08.25.2012

I slept fair, I suppose, and went to work this morning. And it's busy.

And when one of the girls left at 1:30, I went over to the "other side" and finished out the shift. *sigh*

It turned out to be a good day. It is what you make it????

Tomorrow I work again.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Friday 08.24.2012

A pretty good day today.

Slept intermittently, like I do, but felt rested this morning. I read a little, then enjoyed breakfast.

I spent a lot of time out in the garage, reorganizing out there, hanging things on the walls and such. I also tried to get the curtains put at the front door side windows; that didn't go so well. I need a small diameter dowel or something to use as curtain rods. I'll figure it out...

Supper, cleaned the kitchen, looked at the computer. Now it's time for a shower and bed.

Work tomorrow.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Thursday 08.23.2012

I had a pretty good day today. A little different than an ordinary day.

Just as I woke and rolled over this morning, the phone rang. Extremely busy--could you come help in labor and delivery??? They must really need help--knowing that I prefer to work elsewhere... We had a little discussion, and she told me to call back in an hour and a half or so. Ok.

So, I went out for a run, cooled off and had breakfast, and called back. Someone else had come in, but the unit was busy enough for me to come in, too. Of course I'll work. I'm trying to be a team player....

And yes, it was busy. I was able to help, and the staff seemed to appreciate it. I let them know I was leaving, and went to my meeting.

That turned out to be pretty good.

I stopped for a few groceries on the way home, made food and ate. And had a quiet evening.

Catching up tomorrow.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Wednesday 08.22.2012

A great day today!!

Started out having rested fairly well through the night, finally getting up about 9. And as I was considering breakfast, Frank texted me and wondered what I was doing....

Hm. How about breakfast??

So he came over, and we had a nice breakfast (brunch, or lunch for a lot of folks), al fresco. This house has a nice back yard, and the neighborhood is fairly quiet. I took a card table out, and a couple chairs, and with a tablecloth and placemats, we enjoyed our visit in the dappled shade. As the sun moved in the sky, we got a little sun, too.

After cleaning up the kitchen, he took the bottom front off of the dishwasher and played around with the pieces and wires down there. When we hooked it up, it worked!! Yahoo!! Not that I use it much, but I sure like having one.

I walked him a short way down the road, then went back and did the 4 loads of laundry, utilizing the solar dryer as well as the gas dryer. Nothing like line-dried clothes. (Except maybe "true love and home grown tomatoes".)

I also took my project stuff outdoors and worked on that for a while, making headway.

After supper and a little more computer stuff, it's about time to call it bedtime.

Tomorrow is exercise and a meeting.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Tuesday 08.21.2012

It was a long day today, after waking up this morning wondering why the alarm didn't come on. Oh, I see it wasn't turned on. Hm. Sometime during the night I turned it off.....Strange.....

But I did have enough time to get ready in the morning, and all was well.

A busy day--I also stayed a couple more hours to cover another co-worker until she could get there for the evening shift.

And I'm tired tonight.

Tomorrow I've got laundry to do, as well as household chores.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Monday 08.20.2012


A lovely weekend at the JC--a bit on the cool side. Long pants, socks and shoes, and sweatshirt/jacket in the mornings and evenings. But the company was wonderful--Thanks, VG and DF!!

We had a lovely boat ride Saturday afternoon, then the three of us Wonder Women put the speedboat on the trailer. Perfectly, I might add!! Now it needs cleaned inside and out. And I may be able to do that sometime in September, or maybe October.

I finally got back to Jackson about 11:20 pm after a safe drive, thank you God. Took my bicycle off the car, unloaded, unpacked, and got into bed about 12:30. I was very happy when the phone rang at 0437 telling me I was "on-call". I slept intermittently through the morning, finally getting up about 9:30.

A quiet morning. I was getting ready to get dressed when the phone rang. Gotta go to work....

It was a nice afternoon for me.

When I got home, I checked on the plants I had brought back from the lake. They seem to have traveled ok.

I'm really tired this evening. A bite to eat, and I'm going to bed.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Friday 08.17.2012

What a great day today!!

Got the soup started, visited a bit with Evelyn and Bob, got a (very) little bit of work done on my project. Diane arrived, and Vonnie arrived within 20 minutes or so.

We enjoyed supper and visiting and the bug free zone, watching it get dark, listening to the waterfowl. Noisy birds!!

Blue skies today, cool breezes, temps made it to 71. Predicted to be mid to low 40's tonight with a sunny cool day tomorrow.

Thank you God for this beautiful day.

And thank you for reading. Hugs.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Thursday 08.16.2012

I had a pretty good day today.....

Slept pretty good, as far as my "interrupted" sleep goes, and felt rested when I was ready to get up, about 8 o'clock. I got up, started gathering things together to go to the JC, stretching the morning stiffness while doing so. And it was sunny and pleasant outdoors.

I had a nice run, came in and breakfasted, showered, took care of internet stuff, cleaned the kitchen, and it had clouded over. It was just trying to rain as I took things out to the car, but held off until I was actually on the road, about 1 pm.

A safe drive north, thank you God.

And with a couple of stops (it's amazing to me that just the extra 33 miles makes it such a longer trip) I arrived just after 5. Overcast, high 60's. Wet, like it had been raining most of the day.

I unloaded and unpacked. The pennants over the speedboat did the trick of keeping the seagulls off--either that or the rain washed off the large white blotches.

Supper was good, and I was surprised to hear the rain coming down really hard. All at once, and stopped just as quickly.

This evening is quiet and dry.

Tomorrow the girls arrive. I'm going to make a pot of soup, hoping to chase the chill away. And it will be easy on my mouth. The medication wore off and boy was I uncomfortable. Still sore, but better with the tylenol and motrin back on board. Ugh.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Wednesday 08.15.2012

I had a pretty good day today, overall.

Went to the dentist to redo the filling that was done in May, and also another one that should have been done at the same time. Ugh. It went ok, although the gum is sore from the injections and the metal wrap thing that gets wrapped around the tooth. Motrin and tylenol help.

Frank walked over and we visited before he went to work. I walked back to his house with him--I wanted to exercise, but didn't feel up to going for a run. I hope to do that tomorrow.

I just laid low and enjoyed being not at work.

I'll be going north tomorrow, for Sister's Weekend.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Tuesday 08.14.2012

So. Another workday.

Which turned out to be another great day.

I had coverage to attend a meeting, which is most helpful. Great patients, great co-workers. And-Bonus!- I got to prepare and eat my supper. Doesn't usually happen....

Tomorrow I get a tooth re-repaired. Ugh. Concerned that the new repair could weaken the tooth beyond repair, I'm hoping for the best.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Monday 08.13.2012

Another workday. With the greatest co-workers a person can have.

And tonight I'm kind of tired.

Tomorrow is more of the same, with a couple meetings added in the day.

I am, truly, blessed.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Sunday 08.12.2012

It was a wonderful day today!!

I made progress outside the house, as well as inside. I know I actually "moved" many weeks ago, but the time I've spent settling has been relatively minimal, it seems. Work, vacation, appointments; bit by bit, I do a little at a time.

After a run, breakfast, and a shower, I went outdoors and got a pedicure half done. I spent the rest of the afternoon trimming the growth in the yard, helping the appearance around the house. I'm sure glad I don't mow!!! It all takes time...

Of course I got hungry, and I came in to do the food prep and eat. Then clean the kitchen. And now it's time to settle down for the night.

Tomorrow is a workday.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Saturday 08.11.2012

A laid-back, gloomy, drizzly day.

I wanted to go out and exercise, but every time I went out to check the weather it was still drizzly. I guess I'm a fair weather runner.

So I stayed indoors most of the day.

I got the paper project mostly completed. And I even emptied a box!! That in itself was a big accomplishment.

There were sale items that I wanted, and the sale ends today, so I went to Meijer for that. And I found weather stripping and the heat-shrink window film stuff on clearance--surprised that I "saved" over $37 on the stuff!!! Let's hope it makes a difference in keeping this place warm....

A quiet evening.

Tomorrow is projected to be sunny and warm, and I'm projecting that I'll be outdoors for a while. *smile*

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Friday 08.10.2012

I woke just before the radio came on--and I felt really sleepy. Knowing the census had been borderline, and the number of us that were scheduled, I called. Yup, On Call. Whew. I "readjusted" and went back to sleep, waking about 7, and again about 8:30. Time to get up.

I felt much better.

Even though it was a gloomy day. Rain, drizzle, mist, fog. I enjoyed the morning listening to the birds and catching up on some computer stuff.

Breakfast, shower. I was feeling pretty good!

I got things together to do errands and went out in the drizzle. At the hospital, I met with a couple of the girls on the Core Team of the project, which was quite productive.

Back at home, I made a couple business calls, fixed food and ate, and did some shifting and settling of things.

All in all, I had a good day. Thank you God.

And thank you for reading. Hugs.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Thursday 08.09.2012

Seemed like I was in bed a long time overnight. Maybe it's because the darkness is creeping in earlier and staying longer....???

We had a pretty good workday, with a great team. Busy, but with another person in my job role, we were each able to attend one of the two unit meetings. That doesn't happen often.

A quiet evening at home.

Tomorrow is another workday.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Wednesday 07.08.2012

What a wonderful day!!

I got up (early for me on a non-workday) and got ready to leave the JC. *sad face* But the weather was good, and I had a safe drive, thank you God.

Leah did a great job, as always, and my arm and wound beds feel a WHOLE lot better. The fullness is much reduced. Thanks, Leah!

All was well at my little house. I unloaded the car and unpacked most of the stuff, and did a load of laundry. Ready for the J.O.B. tomorrow.

I am truly blessed.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Tuesday 08.07.2012

A perfect summer day--well, almost. Didn't last long enough....

After a lazy morning, I went out for a run. Shower and breakfast, and it was already after noon. And the sun was hot in a sky that had dark gray clouds in it. It never did rain, though.

VG and I went in to the Fish store and found me some "nicer" slacks, as well as a couple of blazer/jackets. Thanks for looking, V!

Back at the JC, she helped me patch the boat cover. It's really old, and needs to be replaced, but strategic duct tape will keep the rain out of the boat for another short while. We also put lengths of pennants around the boat (like the pennant flags used at the car dealer) to keep the seagulls off. Looks quite festive! I'll know if it works when I come back in a couple of weeks.

After supper the internet was down; we had a quiet evening reading, and I went to bed. I got up a bit later and found the internet was back on, and wrote here.

Tomorrow I go back home, *sigh* and will stop at Leah's on the way for my massage appointment. My arm has a little fluid in it, and the wound beds are numb. She can fix that. *smile*

Then it's back to work for a couple of days.

I'm so thankful for this life.

And thank you for reading. Hugs.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Monday 08.06.2012

Another glorious day at the lake!!

I was surprised at how tired or maybe just fatigued I was today. We did a few little things around the Cabin--went into town to drop the trash (from A&H), cleaned the pine sap from the outdoor chairs (hand sanitizer on a cloth--cover the pine sap with the alcohol-based product, and after a minute or so, it softened enough to wipe off with a few rubs). I followed the sanitization with a coat of armour all. They look pretty good, if I do say so myself.

I watered the plants and enjoyed being in the BFZ and enjoyed the company while watching the moon rise. Thanks, VG!

Tomorrow I hope to exercise, and enjoy more of the same.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Sunday 08.05.2012 Gushen Reunion

It was a lovely day/afternoon in Burt, MI. A few newcomers to the Reunion; fun to meet nice people who are related, albeit distant. And good food was had by all. Next year--same location, first Sunday in August.

I continued on my way to the JC. How nice to see my friend VG!! And the Trailer Dwellers--A & H--were there, too. We visited and enjoyed the evening by the fire after showing A&H the lake by boat.

We also saw a large, waning, just-past-full moon.

Beautiful. The wind had quieted and the moonlight shone across the lake as it rose directly across from us. Such gifts!!

Not sure about tomorrow--a whole bunch of nothing??

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Saturday 08.04.2012

Worked today, with the great group of women I also call Friends. I am so blessed.

Kind of busy, we Teamworked, and potlucked, and had a good day.

After getting home, I baked some chicken for the Gushen Reunion (76th) tomorrow, and from there I'm going on up to The Lake. Yay!!

Will finish packing in the morning...

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Friday 08.03.2012

Got up and went for a run while it was still below 80 degrees outdoors. Amazing--in just a few months it will be almost frozen again...

Shower, breakfast. Frank came over for a visit, and it was good to see him. The cable guy came over, too, to upgrade the internet and add "basic" cable. I've never had cable. There's more channels than I'll ever watch. In fact, I probably won't watch it much at all. I was offered a promo for the cable television and internet for less than I was paying for internet alone, so I got it. We'll see...

I had a bite to eat and went out for errands. Hot--outdoor thermometer showed 100, car showed 96. Hot.

Back inside, I did some kitchen chores and putzed around and talked on the phone.

Tomorrow is a workday.

My arm is feeling full, and I see Leah in a week or so.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Thursday 08.02.2012

What a great day today!

Interrupted sleep, but not having to get up at 0450 gave me the morning intervals. I got up about 0900.

I thought about going out for a run, but the morning went on, and I breakfasted and went to a meeting.

The remainder of the day I sifted, cleaned, laundry, tried to get more "settled" here. It almost seems like I made progress...

Tomorrow is another quiet day, trying to acclimate here.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Wednesday 08.01.2012

Here we are in August...

Worked, busy, tired.

Sometimes overwhelmed, I breathe and remember to thank God for this life.

And thank you for reading. Hugs.