Monday, September 29, 2008

~the weather~

So it's a nice comfy 65 degrees outside today. I feel the briskness and crispness in the air and know fall is coming. This is my favorite time of the year, when all things come to end and get ready to sleep. My magnolia trees leaves are turning yellowish brown and I can already see the fuzzy buds of spring there...waiting until april. All the harvest decorations are out and it's nice to not have the ac on all the time. I love sleeping with my windows open and me snuggled under my flannel bedding all cozy. Writing this seriously makes me want to go back to sleep!

I do wish Brendan was home more to enjoy the autumnal things I do with the girls. We used to go the orchard and go pumpkin picking, but his work is entirely too demading right now. It has to simmer down or I just don't know what...

So I'm off for the next three days with nothing really to do. I've cleaned, done laundry, cleaned all the bedding, bills, etc..... now I guess tomorrow I'll go to a place with Shae where we can enjoy this beautiful weather. Perhaps Chelberg Farm, Johnson's orchard? We'll see. I am blessed that I don't have a 40 hr week working 9-5 with the weekends being the only family time. I'd go crazy if that were the case!

Maybe when Chloe gets home from school we'll take a family bike ride and then enjoy some nice hot tea and cocoa.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

oh joy

So today I worked and for once in a long while it was okay. Last time I worked I ran my ass off trying to make sure my patient was hemodynamically stable...and then she was coded. I worried all night and couldnt sleep. It has been crazy at the hospital lately and I sometimes think I want to leave, but then I have a good day. Today was one of those days. Lets hope tomorrow is more of the same!

Also it's nice when patients appreciate all the work you do for them. A simple thank you goes far in my book. Feeling unappreciated is one of the most degrading aspects of nursing. It's not like in the commercials where everyone is all smiles and grateful. Family member are usually the bane of my existance. They drive me crazy sometimes. It's unfortunate when you are avoiding going into your patients room because you don't want to deal with the attitudes of family members, even though your patient is sweet as apple pie!

My mantra for the day is I love my job, I love my job, I love my job......

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Some of my favortie quotes on being a veggie girl.

If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be a vegetarian. ~Paul McCartney

Recognize meat for what it really is: the antibiotic- and pesticide-laden corpse of a tortured animal. ~Ingrid Newkirk

You have just dined, and however scrupulously the slaughterhouse is concealed in the graceful distance of miles, there is complicity. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

A veteran USDA meat inspector from Texas describes what he has seen: "Cattle dragged and choked... knocking 'em four, five, ten times. Every now and then when they're stunned they come back to life, and they're up there agonizing. They're supposed to be re-stunned but sometimes they aren't and they'll go through the skinning process alive. I've worked in four large [slaughterhouses] and a bunch of small ones. They're all the same. If people were to see this, they'd probably feel really bad about it. But in a packing house everybody gets so used to it that it doesn't mean anything." ~Slaughterhouse 1997

Hello out there!

Is there really anyone reading this. I find that very hard to believe. Exactly how many people are on blogger? And why is that when I want to view the next post....I get it in a foreign language all the time? I guess I will be using this as my own personal soapbox, journal and venting outlet. At times I'm sure I'll be politically incorrect and offend. I don't beat around the bush or sugarcoat. I try to tell it like it is, with tact and thoughtfulness. I hope you enjoy this as much as I do....