Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Tuesday 06.30.2015

Here we are, mid-year already, with a full moon lighting the night.

Work went well.  It was my "turn" to float, and it turned out to be really nice. I can even say I enjoyed myself.

Back at home, I made pudding (from scratch) for potluck tomorrow. I'll assemble the other ingredients before I leave. (homemade pudding, bananas, Nilla wafers, and real whipped cream) Sounds yummy to me.

And I'm tired tonight.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Monday 06.29.2015

What a day today!!

Started out feeling the car driving "funny" this morning on the way in to work.  Hm... flat tire?

I was almost to the parking lot, so I continued and parked. Got out and looked. Yup--right rear mostly flat.

So.  I go on in to work, pondering what to do.

Called Frank, who very generously came over, took the tire off, took it over to Discount Tire, brought the new one back and put it on the car. He is Awesome!!

There was not only a huge nail sticking out of the tread, there was a huge "slice" on the sidewall, up near the hubcap about 2 inches long. Wow, didn't see that this morning when I looked at the tire.  It was all good, though, as the road hazard warranty covered the new tire. Just had to pay for the new warranty on the new tire, $24. The car is back on the road, thanks to the fantastic Frank!!

A pretty good day at the J.O.B., too.  After sending patients home, we "staffed down". I got to leave about a half hour early.

Which was great, as I had planned to get groceries tonight.

Finally home, I got the groceries put away, had a bite to eat, and had a quiet night.

Tomorrow is a work day.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Sunday 06.28.2015

What a great day today!

Sunshine and low 70's.

Frank came over this afternoon to work on his car.

I went out with a friend for a bite to eat.

I certainly didn't get as much done today as I would have liked, but I did go for a run this morning.  So Beautiful.  As if all this rain has washed the gunk off of the roads. Leaves are full and a beautiful shade of green.

Tomorrow is a work day.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Saturday 06.27.2015


Had to work this afternoon.

Sat down to receive report from the off-going girl. Started running (really, sometimes race-walking) down the halls or over to the elevator, about 2:55pm. Sat down to document everything I'd done from then until 7:05pm, when the next shift had finished report and taken over on the floor.  Yes, this is truth.  (And also why having good notes on your worksheet is soo important)

Got home, and Frank was here.

He hadn't had supper, (me either), and went over to "My Three Buddies", my pet translation for Los Tres Amigos.

Had a yummy meal, he brought me home, and I've had a quiet night.

The receding edge of the rain front that has slowly moved through the last few days was visible in the western sky as the setting sun was at the horizon.  I was surprised at how joyful I felt to see the cleared sky falling into darkness and the heavy blanket of clouds moving on eastward.

I get to run tomorrow.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Friday 06.26.2015

Another great day!

The Orientee will be on her own come Monday.  (Not really--on our unit, there is ALWAYS someone around to help). I think she'll "fit in" just fine.

A nice ride home with the top down.

A  quiet night.

Tomorrow I have mandatory hours in the afternoon, and will probably be needed.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Thursday 06.25.2015

Another great day!

Worked with a great group. My orientee is doing well, and we'll do her last day of "formal" orientation tomorrow. It's nice to actually have the time to teach her.

At home this evening, I was saddened to see that the baby robins are gone, again. This is the second clutch that has been destroyed.  I didn't find the little ones, though, this time. Amazing how they disappear.

Tomorrow is a work day.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Wednesday 06.24.2015

What a great day today!!

Went out for a run this morning. Beautiful blue and white sky, birdsong, very light breeze, low 70's.

Shower, breakfast, went to outside to read and enjoy.

Called the J.O.B.--not needed.  *exhale*

Spent some time in the kitchen, made some yummy mushroom-onion-tomato-pasta stuff. Packaged up the rest for "freezer food".  Sure is nice to reach in and pull out something to take to work.

Finished in the kitchen, had a phone call, and it was dark.

Tomorrow is a work day.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Tuesday 06.23.2015

Didn't post last night--no internet.

We had some fierce storms move through the area. I woke wondering what the flashing lights were.  Lightning. Almost constant flashing in the clouds with frequent rumbles. Yikes.  I listened for the tornado siren, checked the weather radar, and went back to sleep.  And now that I write this, I'm surprised that I did, that I wasn't awake very long.

I had gone out for a run this morning, with the sun and humidity.

Cleaned up, breakfast, and off to the massage. Leah does such nice work, getting the kinks out and moving the collections of lymph fluid.

The rain started on the way home and was gloomy and stormy the remainder of the evening.

Today was a very different day.

Sunshine and a light breeze.

I did a few loads of laundry, squeezed the juice out of the watermelon (wow, is that good!), cleaned the kitchen, sat outdoors and read.

The robins' second clutch has hatched and the parent birds are busy with the back and forth of feeding them. I hope this group remains predator-free.

A quiet night.

I agreed to work tomorrow afternoon, when I was called today.  What was I thinking???

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Sunday 06.21.215


Another great day, and another busy day at the J.O.B.

Thanks to our Lead today, though, I was able to have lunch AND ice cream in the afternoon!!   Thanks, Sandy!

A quiet night.

Stretched and breathed for a while. I got my spine and back muscles loosened up. Feels so much better.

Tomorrow is a massage.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Saturday 06.20.2015

Worked today.

Whew, was I busy.

With the best crew ever.

Quiet night, get to do it again tomorrow.

Thank you, God.

And thank you for reading. Hugs.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Friday 6.19.2015

What a great day today!

Had a nice morning, went to the hospital for a presentation. Learned about Michigan's Burn Care Centers, and how we at Allegiance Health fit into a mass casualty response. Pretty awesome. Allegiance has been a leader in disaster drills and preparedness; this is another piece of readiness and resource.

And I wasn't needed to work this afternoon for the mandatory hours.

So I browsed in a couple of stores and picked up a couple things I needed.

And sat outdoors this evening, listening to the birds, reading.

Tomorrow is a work day.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Thursday 06.18.2015

Another great day today!

Went out for a run this morning.

Not too long after I was back in, the rain started.

Off and on most of the day.

I made a pot of yummy soup, ate some and portioned/packaged the rest. Cleaned the kitchen, and shop-vac'd the back room and basement.

Listened to 2 1/2 lectures and had a nice phone conversation.

Tomorrow I have mandatory hours in the afternoon again. *sigh*

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Wednesday 06.17.2015

What a great day today!

The preceptor class was very good--lots of information about new hires and retention, and reasons for not staying. And how important it is to support the new team member.  I felt validated with my teaching processes, and also learned of new methods and inclusions.  It was good to spend the day with other staff, outside of the hospital setting. There were 40 participants in this session, 13 of us from my department.

Had a quiet evening.

Tomorrow I hope to get outdoors.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Tuesday 06.16.2015

Another great day!

Worked the first half of the day.  Nicely busy.

Went home for a quick bite to eat before going out to pick up a few groceries. Wandered around the store and picked up a couple of sale items, too, as well as some flowers for outdoors.

Fixed supper and ate, then enjoyed being outside while I potted the plants.

A quiet night.

Tomorrow I'll be attending a "preceptor class".  Hoping to hear some good information.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Monday 06.15.215

Worked today.

Monotonously steady busy.

Tomorrow is another opportunity to do it again.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Sunday 06.14.2015

Another great day!!

Woke about 8 to overcast and intermittent drizzly skies.  That alternated between pouring rain, sun, and humidity.

I was going to walk over to Frank's while it was sunny, but it started raining just as I got out of the driveway. Hmm. Went back for an umbrella and started out again.


Nope, not walking in that.

I got back in the house and it started pouring again.

So I drove over.

We visited for a bit, and when I left, the pavement was drying and it was sunny again.

I went out for a walk, with an eye on the sky.  Sure enough, about halfway through, a light rain started. And it wasn't unpleasant. Cool, small, gentle drops on my warm skin felt kind of good! It was such a light rain, and intermittent, that it wasn't even dripping from me as I got back to the house.

But as soon as I was inside, it opened up again and poured.

So I put my supper in the oven, and cooked up the fruit I had for some preserves.  I ended up with 3 jars of rhubarb/strawberry/and a few raspberries yummy stuff.

A quiet rest of the night.

Tomorrow is a work day.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Saturday 06.13.2015

What a great day today!

Oh my goodness--I looked at the clock this morning, it showed 10:03!!! What?! Wow!!  I was sleeping!!!

I got up and did a bunch of stretches.  I did go out for a run, and was able to go the whole route, 100%.  Maybe that sleep was good for something!

Got a lot of educational things done, as well as showered and food and such.

Overall, a productive and quiet day.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Friday 06.12.2015

What a great day today!

Finally, a work day that was actually nice!  Enough staff, nice patients, just busy enough to "do" and get things done.  It's been a while since I've had a work day like this, and I do appreciate it.

Frank was at the house when I got home. Rather, he was in the garage, tinkering with his car.  He finished up, and we spent the evening looking at the internet and playing with his new phone.

Tomorrow I hope to get outdoors--maybe the rain will stop?

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Thursday 06.11.2015

Another Great Day!!

A day of household chores. Done.

Wasn't needed at the J.O.B. this afternoon, so I swept out the garage, and cleaned and Rain X'd the car glass.

Prepared and ate a lovely salad for supper.

Sat outdoors until the rain chased me in.

A quiet evening.

I will work tomorrow.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Wednesday 06.10.2015

Can you believe it's mid-year already??? And another couple of weeks is Summer Solstice.  And it will start getting dark again.

I had a great day today.

Sunshine, blue skies with occasional clouds.

Went out for a run this morning.

"Lounged" for a while, doing a whole lot of not much.

Later in the afternoon I went out and browsed at the store, picking up a few groceries.

Visited with Frank when I got back, and after he left I sat outdoors and read.

So lovely.

Tomorrow I have mandatory extra hours in the afternoon.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Tuesday 06.09.2015

Worked today.

It was my turn to float.

I "sat" with a lovely person who, from my observation, needed some gentle TLC.  So I gave her some.

She rested well, and those who knew her thought she was "better".

God's gifts.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Monday 06.08.2015

Worked today.

What looked like a potential very challenging day turned out to be fair.  Until the last hour.  That carried over into the next shift. Which made me late out. Again.

And I get to work again tomorrow!

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Sunday 06.07.2025

Great day today!

The 7th anniversary of the last day of radiation treatment!!!!

Still taking the daily pill (letrozole). For another 3 years.

And all is well, so far.

Thank you all for your support.

Started out with a "half" of a run.

Frank came to pick me up, and we went downtown to participate in the Rose Parade. He drove his Roush Mustang.  Wow, was that fun!

Yes, we were waving, but this is the best pic of both of us.

After, we went to have a bite to eat, then he dropped me at home and went off for the rest of his day.

I went out for a drive-by on a property.  Another one ruled out.

A quiet rest of the night.

Tomorrow is a work day.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Saturday 06.06.2015

What a glorious day today!

Blue skies, mid 70's, light breeze.


Went out for errands, top down.

Oh Yeah.

Came home, called the J.O.B.

It was questionable as to me going in, depending on when the discharges leave. I'll be called if it looks like I'll be needed.


So, I had some food, then went outdoors to read.

And watch/listen to the birds.

Four eggs in the robin nest again.

And, another robin went in the bush where the nest is. The parent robin flew right up and chased it out. Yikes! Robins encroach on other robins' nests?

I ended up not being called.

A quiet rest of the night.

Thank you for reading.


Friday, June 5, 2015

Friday 06.05.2015

A great day today!

Went out for a run this morning. Walked on one of the last inclines, but ran the rest of the way.

Can't decide if the ankle is better or not; trying to persuade myself to spend the money for a chiropractic appointment.

Sat outdoors reading, watching and listening to the birds. The robins were going into the nest again. There are 3 more eggs. I'm surprised they didn't change nests.

A quiet evening.

Tomorrow is mandatory extra hours.  Hope I'm not needed.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Thursday 06.04.2015

Worked today.

Busy, but a better day.

Ankle is kind of sore tonight.


A quiet night.

Tomorrow is errands.

Thank you for reading.


Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Wednesday 06.03.2015

Another work day.


I know that time flies--trying to make the best of these last 6+ years.

Home and had a snack, as I didn't get lunch until almost 2, (which is why I have breakfast at 0545 before going in) and didn't get supper at all.  So not good.

And tomorrow I get to do it again!

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Tuesday 06.02.2015

What a beautiful day today!!!

Sunshine, blue skies.

Birdsong so loud I (almost) wanted to turn down the volume!

Blue birds and orioles in the bird bath.

The robins have another egg in the same nest. *sigh*

The remainder of the tree remains on the ground, no one came to finish the job today.

I went out for a few groceries, made supper and cleaned up.

Sat outdoors and read for a bit.

Tomorrow is a work day.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Monday 06.01.2015

Pretty good day today.

Waited for the morning to warm a little, then went out for a run.

I made it "around" all the way, without walking!  Woo Hoo!!  Tonight my ankle is a little stiff, but I think it will be better tomorrow.

The maintenance people were here to remove the tree that fell over last week. One trailer full has been removed; hopefully the rest will be gone tomorrow.

Had a nice visit with Frank today. We listened to the squirrels rustling around in the soffits of the house.  I also walked the maintenance people over to where the squirrels are. He said something about live traps.

A quiet night.

Tomorrow is chores and catching up on internet stuff.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.