To find the sun during the day & the rest at night

Monday, September 13, 2010

Until next time...

As I write this, I am visiting my family on a 3-day weekend. I have needed the down time, away from the stress of work and schedules. I have also had time to think, and realize that my humor on this blog has wained. I sometimes think I have become somewhat cynical and critical. That being said, I... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Labor Day...and things that make you go, "hmmm"

Happy Labor Day to one and all!!! It is an absolutely perfect day outside, breezy, sunny and partly cloudy - truly a tribute the all the Lord can create. For those of us who are working, it is a bit sad - knowing there are bar-b-ques, cookouts, family and friends gathering and we can't participate.... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, September 3, 2010

The first partier arrives

A Happy Memorial Day weekend to one and all!!! My holiday will be spent at Woodleigh Regional, dealing with the partiers. I've already had one: a gentleman who was stopped for DWI ("driving while an idiot"). These legal alcohol levels are serious business. You walk in the room and there he/she is:... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

What good really is

I was told by two patients today that I was good at my job. Truth be told, I am good at my job - but not for the reasons you'd assume. If you go to the very first entries in this blog, I was job hunting, having fled an abusive marriage and finishing school in the process. I had never even heard of... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

I become a patient and my "skills" at carpentry

I am back at work today, following a 48 hour stay in my very own Woodleigh Regional. It wasn't a planned thing, I just wasn't feeling well on Tuesday and my pain level maxed out - so I was admitted. Everyone was so very nice, the lab folks sent me a plant and a stuffed monkey in honor of Monkey-dog,... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, August 16, 2010

My kitty quandry

It is too hot today to think. I am eternally thankful for the "heat warnings" that the local radio and tv stations have been issuing (we're approaching 110 degrees heat index - which means that what it feels like outside. It actually is only 106 degrees. My question is why can't they just meet in... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Ethanol order and Mo

Ah, Saturday at Woodleigh Regional. My weekend to be the lone phleb. I actually like the weekends. True, it can be stressful, especially when the e.r. gets crankin', but it's more relaxed, the bosses are all at home and we can just do our jobs unimpeded. So far, it's been "alcohol day". When I get... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Can we muzzle Granny?

It's Thursday at Woodleigh Regional - the heat is oppressive, small children are threatening to hurt me and we have a teenage chicken running around the parking lot (FYI: a teenage chicken is not full-grown, but well above fuzzy-yellow-chick stage. I'm wondering if he's looking for a car with the... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Weirdness at Woodleigh

I thought weekends and full moons were supposed to be the "weird days". Not so, kemosabe. Woodleigh Regional is experiencing a strangeness I am finding to be confounding. To begin with, we had a middle-aged man, a prisoner, to be exact. He must have 150 tattoos - and is a former heroine user.... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Memories and Dr. Pepper

And a happy Friday night to all from Woodleigh Regional!! This week has been strange - as have our patients. There seems to be a marked influx of psychiatric patients coming forth, ones I'm not familiar with. Oh, don't get me wrong - our frequent flyers have been circling and landing right on... Sign in to see full entry.

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