Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Tuesday 09.30.2014

Worked again today.  Home after 8 pm.

"Responsible" means staying after and catching up. And finishing other peoples' work after they left "on time".


Dinner after I got home.

Tomorrow is a meeting in the afternoon, which needs some time to prepare for.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Monday 09.29.2014


Worked today.  Nice to have an Orientee who is smart, quick to learn, personable, and hands on.

"Just right" kind of busy today.

Hope tomorrow is just as good.

Tired tonight.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Sunday 09.28.2014

It was a beautiful day today.

And I did have to work the "extra" hours this afternoon.

Walked into the busy-ness that has become the norm.

Of course, the Best Co-Workers Ever were there, too.

Tomorrow I get to be there all day.

Woo Hoo!!!

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Saturday 09.27.2014

What a great day today!!!

Beautiful clear blue sky, an occasional breeze. Leaves floating down almost covering the lawn with yellow and brown leaves.

Cleaned the glass on the car, enjoyed being outdoors.

Spent time in the kitchen fixing food; I like having something to take for work!

Tomorrow may be extra hours in the afternoon.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Friday 09.26.2014

What a great day today!!

Even though I was out of bed EVEN EARLIER than a work day.

We had a foggy drive the first half hour or so to GR.  Beautiful venue for a great meeting!!

Lots of information and good people. Yummy food.

We drove back with the top down.

Oh, yeah.

Did some stretches tonight after sitting most of the day.

Boy, am I tired tonight!!!

Hope to sleep well....

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Thursday 09.25.2014

Another work day.

Went well--Orientee is Awesome and will be a great Team Member.

Tomorrow is a conference in Grand Rapids. Going with another of my wonderful co-workers. Getting up in the dark of morning to get there for 0700 check in/registration.  What were we thinking....???

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Wednesday 09.24.2014

Another work day.

Glad to be done.

Tired tonight, up early again tomorrow.

And the day after.

Foot's a little sore.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Tuesday 09.23.2014

Feels good to be home.

Had a good day--got the laundry done and put away, did a little picking up in the yard, walked my running route. A bit disappointed as my ankle felt a little swollen for a couple hours after, and tonight it's a little sore. The flex isn't quite right going down a step, either.  It's been four months; I do think it's healing well. Time and patience. Sure don't want to hurt it again by running too soon. *sigh*  I'll try again in a couple weeks or so.

Frank came over for a brief visit on his way to work. Overtime again for him, 12 hours tonight.

Tomorrow will be my 12 1/2 hours. *sigh, again*

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Monday 09.22.2014

Had good flights home, and a really nice seat mate on the first leg.  And, only one sharp pain in the left ear. And some residual soreness in that ear. And tonight, both ears are loudly ringing. Time can make that go away, sooner than later, please.

Found the car, and had a safe drive home, thank you God.

Stopped for groceries on the way home.

All bags are unpacked, laundry ready to go, had a snack, and a quiet evening.

Tomorrow I'll catch up on chores and laundry.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Sunday 09.21.2014

Another Great Day!!

Temperature was low 70's this morning with humidity "only" about 60%.  Felt like weather I'm accustomed to...

And blue skies.

Matilda and I spent time outdoors on the patio, in the shade of the Sunsetter Awning. I tried to get in the sun, but the sun was HOT, even mid-morning.  I did enjoy being outdoors, though.

The parents were busy with their sorting and cleaning and general household weekend chores. I'm sure it was helpful that Matilda was tended to. Even though they were home, I had her most of the day, including getting her up after an afternoon nap.

Jeremy and Jenny put together a delicious meal for us this evening, and I got Matilda bathed and ready for bed. We rocked for a short while before she went into the bed. *sigh*

I've sure enjoyed spending time with her.

Tomorrow I ride in to work with Jeremy, and he'll drop me at the terminal.

It's been a great visit.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Saturday 09.20.2014

Much more temperate here today, temps mid 70's and breezy.  Oh, and humid.  Overcast all day with a threat of heavy rain, which never came to our neighborhood.

"Tilda was a little punky  most of the day. I got her up this morning, and she wanted to rock. (yes, it was tough) She kind of snoozed, and we ended up in the rocking chair nearly an hour. But I sensed if we had gone on with the morning, that she would have been "not very pleasant".  As it was, she was all smiles when we went down for breakfast.

Mom and Dad were already into the organization mode of sorting and packing. (Jeremy has been transferred to Indianapolis, to start in just 6 weeks.) There's a whole lot of house here to move.

I fixed breakfast for us all while they interacted with Matilda, then I kept her occupied the remainder of the day.It worked out well for all of us.

And I got to spend bath- and bed time with her. Such a gift.

Tomorrow is my last full day here; I'll be traveling Monday. *sigh*

And I'm feeling a little better, too.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Friday 09.19.2014

Another great day!!

After breakfast, and before it got too hot, Matilda and I went out to a park. A neat playground that has some smaller scaled equipment. Matilda really likes to climb on the structures, and slides, too. It seemed to be the time of day that the 2 year olds were there, as there were several others there with moms and grandmas.

We stopped at the grocery on the way back to pick up a few items.  Lunch, then "rest time".

She didn't want a snack when she got up; we went outside and blew bubbles. Daddy joined us when he got home from work, and Mom got ready to go out for a "girl's night".

We had a nice evening together--I'm sure enjoying this visit.

Feeling a bit better this evening, though my right ear is still not back to normal.

Tomorrow will be another fun day....

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Thursday 09.18.2014

What a great day today!

Started out with breakfast, then a bath for Matilda. We went down to the library for Storyhour.

Back at the house, lunch then nap. She slept almost 2 hours.

I took a rest, too.

Jenny and I put dinner together.

'Tilda was put to bed, and we had a quiet evening.

I'm feeling better in some ways. My throat doesn't hurt. Still coughing some stuff out of my lungs, but not much, and not often.  And still fatigued.

But Better.

Tomorrow is me and Matilda again.

Hope the weather holds.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Wednesday 09.17.2014

I made it!!

(Mostly) uneventful.  Maybe very mildly eventful??  Probably something to be anticipated....

First leg of flight was delayed a half hour, which turned out to be a good thing, as I was delayed on the highway for 45 minutes. Just idling along, stopping, but moving forward. Not sure why.

Finally got to the airport, wove through the parking structure, finally found a spot. CAREFULLY recorded on the ticket WHERE the car is.

OK. Now to get into the terminal.

Checked in, walked through security, (that was a nice bonus) and down to the gate. I waited maybe a half hour before boarding.

A good flight, and occasional sharp stabs of pain in the right ear. UGH!!!

Got to Charlotte to transfer planes.

Walked to the opposite end of the terminal to the next gate; found lunch and ate before walking outside and climbing the stairs to board the plane!  I was surprised by that....

I had taken more medication before boarding this flight, and for whatever reason, no ear pain this leg.  Thank you God!  If you've never experienced it, I hope you never do. I'd like to jab a newly sharpened pencil into my eardrum.

Jeremy was there to pick me up, and we went over to get Matilda. She grinned, hugged her Daddy, and hugged me. It was so great to see her!

We had a great evening, ending with Grandma rocking her before bed. Oh Yeah. I don't know who liked it more...

Tomorrow we're going to Storytime at the Library. And whatever else we can find to do.

My left ear feels ok;  my right ear feels like it's full of water. I've tried the tricks, but it hasn't "re-pressurized" yet.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Monday 09.15.2014

Didn't hardly sleep last night. Ugh.

Worked--had a nice day. So nice, that I was able to leave about 3:30. Bonus! as I wasn't feeling too well in the afternoon. Coughing spells and fatigue.

I wasn't surprised that I slept for an hour or so after I got home.

Supper, and a quiet evening.

Work again tomorrow.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Sunday 09.14.2014

A great day today!

Feeling better! My throat is much better--I only took tylenol and motrin once this morning for the annoying ouchy prickle. I've only noticed the soreness while coughing. And I've been coughing up the chunks. Less and less as the hours go by. (Thank you God).  The angry red in the back of the throat is receding and fading to a strawberry pink, and the white patches are fading, too. So grateful for the healing.

Went out this afternoon for a bit while the sun was shining.

Tomorrow is a work day.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Saturday 09.13.2014


Sooo glad I got the antibiotics yesterday.  Z-pack.  Today the infrequent lumps of stuff I can cough up are barely tinted, compared with last night when it was yellowish gray.  Chest hurts faintly, and the throat is still prickly ouchy sore when the tylenol and motrin wear off. Overall I feel better, though I've felt really sleepy all day. I didn't hear Frank drive up and was surprised when he was in the house talking to me.

We had a short visit, as I was ready to go out for a couple errands.

When I got back I made a small batch of bean soup, which tasted really good, and didn't bother my throat on the way down.

Tomorrow is more of the same--resting and getting better.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Friday 09.12.2014

Worked today. We are poppin' them out--so many that the gynecologic surgicals have to go "out to the house". We have no rooms....

Busy Busy.

I went to bed at 9 last night. Slept more than I thought. Interrupted, but returned to sleep fairly easy.  This morning I knew; I have It. Don't have much of a voice, swollen lymph nodes, SORE THROAT. Occasional cough.

Made it through the day with cough drops, tylenol, motrin, and a script for antibiotics, which I got filled right away and started.  I am not interested in being sick when I fly next Wednesday to the Putnam Residence.

A quiet evening.

Hope to sleep tonight and feel better tomorrow.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Thursday 09.11.2014

It's a great day.

Sore throat, fatigue. Ugh.

Warm shower, hot tea, meeting.

No improvement this evening.

Hopefully I'll be better in the AM, as I work tomorrow.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Wednesday 09.10.2014

Kind of a slow morning, and then I had to get ready to be to work at 12:30. *sigh*  Extra hours for our extra busy unit.

It turns out that I had a nice afternoon, and the extra help gave the scheduled staff a better day, too.

Back at home I had a quiet evening.

Tomorrow is a meeting.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Tuesday 09.08.2014

Worked today.

Manageably busy. Until a doctor came in about an hour before end of shift and changed it.  Did what needed to be done, and left for the next shift what got set aside.  Sure don't like having to leave "my" responsibilities for someone else to do.

Had my supper once I got home.

Looking forward to not having to get up in the morning.

I will probably have to go in to work the floor in the afternoon.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Monday 09.08.2014

A good day, though an odd work day.

Busy, with a great crew.

Tomorrow we get to do it again.

Tired tonight.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Sunday 09.07.2014

Another great day today!

Surprised that it was almost 10 this morning when I woke. Whoa. I read a little before getting up. *smile*

Breakfast, and a message from Frank that he wasn't feeling well, but wanted to go for an omelet somewhere.  I suggested "Mom's"--he showed up a little while later.

We ended up spending the remainder of the day together. It was really nice.

A quiet evening, and a work day tomorrow.

Yup, rested.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Saturday 09.06.2014

A pretty good day today!

Skyped with the Putnam family. So great to have this technology.

Went out for groceries and enjoyed a top down ride home.

Fixed a good supper and portioned it up so I have work food, too.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Friday 09.05.2014

Another great work day.

Seemed like a really long day.

Tired feet.

Rest tomorrow.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Thursday 09.04.2014

Worked today.  Happy to say it was a Much. Better. Day.

For the two of us on the overflow unit.

Tomorrow will probably be more the "norm".

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

(Oh, and Happy Wheatland...)

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Wednesday 09.03.2014

A great day today.

A brief visit with Frank, a quick trip to the store, paid bills, HAD A MASSAGE, attended a meeting, DROVE WITH THE TOP DOWN,


a most very Awesome

Complement from the Baby Friendly/Best Fed person who

reviewed our newly written Infant Feeding Policy.

"The Authors of this Policy are to be Commended" !!

YAY!!!!   I was one of the 4 Authors!!

We spent a great many hours crafting this Policy, discussing in great detail the ideas the words portrayed and the possible/potential interpretations of the Staff. And since a Policy holds legal stance, it was extremely important to get it right.

There were only a few comments/suggestions from the Reviewer (maybe 3?) and all other comments were "Great Job!"      

Woo  Hoo!!!

We are nearing the end of this project, with a telephone interview this Friday, and a site visit scheduled for September 18th.  I'll be with Matilda and her parents then, so I'll miss it. We are working hard to put all these pieces into place.

And hopefully, Allegiance Health will be Designated a Baby Friendly Hospital.

Just as important as being called a Trauma Center, or Heart Center, or any other kind of designation/certification.

Good stuff for the Jackson, MI community.

And tomorrow I get to work 12 1/2 hours.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Tuesday 09.02.2014

Turned into a beautiful day today!!

A little drizzly and gloomy, the clouds finally gave way about 5 pm.

I helped a friend move, taking a couple van loads from storage units, going through boxes, helping her organize. Frank helped, too. He's good at moving boxes...

I spent the day with her, coming back home about 7:30. I sure appreciate central air--the humidity and high 70's is uncomfortable for me.

Tomorrow is a massage, and a meeting after.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Monday 09.01.2014 Labor Day

And a Rest Day for me.

Slept fair. 

Went outdoors and read for a while, took a trip to the grocery, fixed supper and shared it with Frank. We had a nice evening together.

Tomorrow I have an afternoon appointment.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.