Sunday, January 30, 2011

When I get what I want...

It can be a pretty happy place! Of course this relates to work. Since I've been on days I feel more burned out than when I was on the evening shift and staying up till 2am. Why? I think it may be the 40 + hours each week and the getting up before the sun does? Well I had hoped to go back to a 32 hour zero weekend shift and yup, you know it, I GOT MY WAY.

When all these changes from the new company came down I had the sneaking suspicion that our weekend evening shift person would quit again. Well she did and thus the double weekend position opened up.

What that means for me is, NO WEEKEND shifts. It also meant that the girl taking them would be one shift from the 40 hours that she wanted so, of course being the nice person that I am, I offered her my Wednesday day shift. So now I am back to my original Mon Tue Thur Fri week... except on days!

I am thinking I will start to feel better and my foot will get the much needed break it deserves.

Saturday, January 29, 2011


Pat me on the back and color me speachless. The DON, ADON, RN charge and the power trip happy supply person (that is a post all in itself), all commented on my GREAT interventions on the care plan of our recent fallguy.

Yeah me! Its nice to know that 1 - this careplan class is actully sinking in & 2 that after nearly 10 months of nursing experience, I can actually apply that boring careplan crap on my own!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Wow its been awhile

Seriously I haven't posted anything for over 10 days? Could it be that I am really busy? LOL Well I have been at work for pretty much all of it, but have managed to wiggle my way into a two day off mini-vaca for today and tomorrow and then I work Friday and am off the weekend. I need to get somethings around this house cleaned and in order. Like my room. I have new curtains and things for the walls and still have them in boxes.

I have bills to pay, addresses to change still (I have lived here since Aug), I have checking accounts to close, direct deposits to switch,I have endless laundry to catch up on.

I have school work to do, studying I must start and tests to book and complete.

Work sucks! This new company and all the changes right now are crazy to graspwhen thrown at you all at once. Here's a paper consider it an in service, now use it without error. Oh and about 40 different people will be watching you to make sure that you don't mess it up or any of the other 1200 new responsibilities we have given you along with your 30 residents with NO standing orders... Naw... you can handle it.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Forget Much

So I am studying and realize I have totally forgotten about to do ABGs. I mean in nursing school the first time around it clicked and I rocked it. Then I sat down and tried to remember how and GONE. Same with some of the dosage and calculations. I mean damn you totally lose so much information. That use it or lose it is true. I have learned so many other things this years since graduation but still... it sucks. I'm sure it'll click again with a review through my LPN tic-tack-toe notes.

Ok so off to more studying.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Bad Blogger

I just really haven't had much to blog about. I am torn between what I want to do and being the procrastinator that I am. I have moved forward with school though, but I really want to go the Community College route, because I actually miss the style, I get excited and then stressed about it at the same time. Too much jumping through hoops. I just want to be RN eligible soon!... Of course Working 40 hours and going to school another 20 + a week is just too daunting to think about. So I am pretty much on the same route I was heading. Right now I am in a Nursing Process and Careplanning class, which ends the end of February. BORING! Then its Transitions to the RN role which ends the end of April. BORING! Then its Maternal Health and Reproduction which ends the end of June.

Work is work. We have a very low census right now, the new owners have been cleaning house with Management and there is just a gloom and doom sense all over the building. Soooo many changes.

I am in search of another copy of Office 2007 because the damn cat pushed it off the kitchen table and the damn puppy ate it! The cheapest I could find it was $114. But damn even that is pricey.

Hummmm... what else? Oh I have been reading alot. Finished a whole series and started a new one by Rick Riordan and was going to start through the various works of Jane Austin but MUST get studying done. So I put the Nook aside for a few weeks. I have a test on the 28th I need to get ready for.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011


If I change my mind about school 1 more time I may go out of my mind. But damn $5000 in free money is worth a few classes. URGH!! now I need to look for some freaking paperwork again.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Puppy Update

7 weeks old and all of the puppies have found new homes. Of course Moo is staying with us, Smith ( new name Teddy ) has moved in with my parents, Tika ( new name Lucy ) is enjoying her new family and they are enjoying her, and the two black ones Sako and Wes ( new names pending) will be going with their new family soon and going together.