Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Jet Blue

Here I come. All doped up with cold medicine and ready to watch some free tv at my seat while my luggage enjoys its free trip.

Nonstop, bags fly free & free tv at your seat for only $109 each way... major deal.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


Can't believe I made it through that many shifts with this crazy cold. So anyway I bought the Sketcher Shape-ups and I have to admit that now that they are broken in my feet do not bother me as much. Some moderate pain in the heal still but the fracture is still there, but I may actually heal this stress fracture after all :-) Even with all this work.

But officially vacation has started and I am off for 1 whole week. Tomorrow I fly up to Boston to see my all my family ( except my parents0 they live here). Can't wait haven't seen them since July 2009.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Just stamp my forehead with the word sucker...

Although what I give I expect to get in return... so yeah I guess the 16 hour double shift that compromised shifts number 5 & 6 at the same time will be worth it after I get throughy today's #7 and tomorrow's number 8... if only Tuesday was a true day off, but alas there is a mandatory staff meeting smack dab in the center of my packing and shopping day. 4 hours wasted but at least I should get to sleep if this damn head cold goes AWAY!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

4 down 4 to go

4 more days of work then off to vacation on Wed. I have been asked 3 times now to do doubles for a total of 12 shifts in 8 days, Now come on this is getting old. We need staff! I did however agree to pull a double the day I come back from vacation. Hummm... 6 days off without pay and my check will not be short any hours! Now that's the way to be a responsible employee! Not to mention keep paying the bills on time!

I have a head cold and am tired. Oopps time for work!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Guess what I just did...

Sent away for information about the surgery tech occupation. What? You say. Well since as an RN I only want to work in the OR and the thought of well continuing on right now with RN school has me less than enthused, I thought well how about just finding out the details? Can't hurt and it sounds like FUN. All my favorite things. So we'll see what happens.

as of right now I am still actually in "program" for my lpn-bsn an considering taking Chemistry soon towards my RN-ADN so since I can't make up my mind and everyday I go to work realize I do NOT want to just be an LPN in LTC forever... well a girl has gotta have options.

Ok well time to go and get ready for day number 2 of 8.

8 days a week....

Is that a song? Well anyway I started my 8 days in a row work week. Good news is that Sat and Sunday are day shifts. Bad news is that Friday is NOT. Which means either another motel stay near work or very little sleep... I am thinking very little sleep so I have more money for vacation. Hopefully they find someone to cover the evening shift this weekend because I AM NOT STAYING for a double. That would be like 10 shifts in 8 days and I can not, or rather my feet can not take it.

Monday, October 18, 2010


LTC is making me lazy or is it the life suck that is making me just question nursing all together? Yeah I worked really hard and prepared really hard for Nursing. I thought I was going to keep trucking right along until the letters DNP were after my name. Humm, now I am thinking about staying an LPN because I don't want to 1. Start over 2. Be the one in charge of more paper work & 3. So that in 3 years when my kids have all flown the nest I can take my experienced butt anywhere and get a job making good money. With minimal responsibility and travel more and enjoy myself.

Right now the thought of going back to school is exciting and yet draining at the same time. I just don't know if I have it in me to care anymore. Well that's not exactly true I think its just that I feel so drained that the idea of work and school at the same time and the concept of more stress are just not in my vocab.

I hardly see my family now as it is... can we survive one more year of nursing school when we hardly survived the first one?

AHHHH! Maybe I just need a new job on a better shift?

Friday, October 8, 2010

Almost like a shadow

Why is it that when someone is shadowing you it takes that much longer for everything to get done? It wasn't an over exciting night last night but it seemed that I finished a bit later than usual and didn't even get time to eat.

And why can't I stop thinking about work long enough to get some freaking sleep? I think I need to hit the doctor up for something soon!

Monday, October 4, 2010

New Nurses

Humm when a new nurse comes on board it is a crazy time. When said nurse thinks she knows it all and is a friend of the ADON it's worse. When said new nurse says, " I want Christine's hours." and ADON says ok then it's new nurse's fault that I am smarter than she is and said... " Ok you want Wednesday off ok. I'll take Monday!"

So now Christine has Sat,Sun, Mon off !! Woot!

Of course that doesn't mean that I ever seem to work only 32 hours. I have been working more than 40 for the past three weeks and it seems that even though I have 3 days off in a row I'll be making up for it this week. But oh well at least I get family time still.

Of course that doesn't mean that I wasn't called every day this weekend to come in... I just didn't answer the phone. 50 hours last week was enough.

We REALLY need some pool people with availability!