Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Merry Christmas from the Foo Fighters

Send your own ElfYourself eCards


Please do not come into be triaged with the following complaints..........

I am tired, I feel phat, my feets is big and stinky!!

Your pregnant for god sakes, for the 100th time....did you not notice with pregnancy 90 through 99, that you are fat because your pregnant, let alone tired because of the same reason.....as for your feet, yup, they are big,(try getting off of them a few hour a day), and Good Lord they did stink! Now go home and rest!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Last Night

Last night really was a bad night at work to say the least! I do not know what it is about the month of December and losing babies. Maybe it is because this month is usually regarded as a, "happy/holy" month? Mother and Fathers are so excited to deliver, knowing that their little one(s) will be getting the best of care our hospital can offer, after all........ "hope lives here". But, last night my mother delivered twins, both stillborns, full term. They looked absolutely perfect in every way. The loss was devastating and I am still numb.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Sunday Stealing

Today we ripped this meme off a blogger called Christina from Call Me Patsy She states that she lifted the meme that "she's seen everyone doing". Not us however, until today. It was probably stolen by the author of that blog, as well. But that is as far as we go. Tracing back our theft's thieves might take some time. Link back to us at Sunday Stealing! Cheers to all us thieves! Sunday Stealing: The TV Meme

1. Name a TV show series in which you have seen every episode at least twice: Gilligan's Island

2. Name a show you can't miss: NCIS

3. Name an actor that would make you more inclined to watch a show: Hugh Laurie

4. Name an actor who would make you less likely to watch a show: Arnold Schwarzenegger

5. Name a show you can, and do, quote from: House- EVERYONE LIES!!

6. Name a show you like that no one else enjoys: Any of the E! shows-100 best/worst dresses/actors/divorces etc..of all times.....

7. Name a TV show which you've been known to sing the theme song: Laverne and Shirley

8. Name a show you would recommend everyone to watch: House

9. Name a TV series you own: The Soprano's

10. Name an actor who launched his/her entertainment career in another medium, but has surprised you with his/her acting chops in television: Alec Baldwin

11. What is your favorite episode of your favorite series? House is House

12. Name a show you keep meaning to watch, but you just haven't gotten around to yet: 30 Rock and 24

13. Ever quit watching a show because it was so bad? Desperate Housewives

14. Name a show that's made you cry multiple times: Extreme Home Makeover

15. What do you eat when you watch TV? It depends on the time of day

16. How often do you watch TV? It depends on my work schedule, sometimes I do not watch any TV and sometimes I'll watch up to 4 hours

17. What's the last TV show you watched? NCIS-there is a marathon on right now

18. What's your favorite/preferred genre of TV? Crime Drama, News and Entertainment Shows

19. What was the first TV show you were obsessed with? Twin Peaks and the X-files

20. What TV show do you wish you never watched? Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew- because I've been hooked since season 1.

21. What's the weirdest show you enjoyed? Twin Peaks

22. What TV show scared you the most? I would have to say, there have been 3 shows that scared me from time to time, The Twilight Zone, The X-Files and Friday the 13th series.

23. What is the funniest TV show you have ever watched? Monk

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Grow Up!

My patient came in to be induced, and when she started into hard-core labor, her husband was sitting on the sofa coloring is his coloring book for goodness sakes, she said it calms him. Maybe by the time she has the baby he will be finished with the picture and we can hang it up in the unit!!!!!!

I swear I can not make this crap up!

Monday, December 22, 2008

When to call 911

A man came home to find out he was being burglarized, he was given a Colombian necktie.....he managed to get out of his home while the robbers were upstairs stealing his personal belongings....he managed to drive himself to the hospital....3 miles away, park his car, ride the elevator down and walk to the back of the hospital where the ER is located....once he was walked into the Er, he was immediately taken to the trauma were he was trying to hand his ticket to the nurses to have the ticket validated...he is 86 years old.... God Bless!!!!!

Much unlike the 25 year old male who has vomited one time in the past two days, and decides to call 911 for the free ride to the ER while he has two cars parked in the driveway!! Good Grief!!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

sunday stealing

Today we ripped this meme off a blogger called Carmen at the blog Mom to the Screaming Masses. She states that she lifted the meme from Mim's site. It was probably stolen by the author of that blog, as well. But that is as far as we go. Tracing back our theft's thieves might take some time. Link back to us at Sunday Stealing!


Sunday Stealing: The Sreaming Masses' Meme
1. What is a nickname a former (or present) lover gave you? Love Kitten--MEOW!!!

2. How do you style your hair? If you just would say "cut" what style is it? Yes, I do style my hair, but when I go to my hairdresser, I usually let her decide on the cut---I decided over this past year I want it to grow longer, so she is mostly clipping the ends

3. What's your least favorite Christmas song? That chipmunk song, damn thing is stuck inside my brain somewhere and I can't find the mute button!

4. How many colors are you wearing now? Blue Ceil scrubs with Christmas red socks and the Lover Boys are on bottom( they are purple suede clogs- God I love them!!!!

5. Are you an introvert or extrovert? I'm an extrovert, oh wait maybe I'm an introvert???

6. What was the last book you read? One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish!

7. What's one piece of fiction that changed your life? WTF!!

8. If you are attracted to someone who is already in a relationship (or married), what might do you do? Absolutely nothing!!!!!

9. Is there anything that has made you unhappy recently? Yes, the freaking holidays make me every unhappy...gosh I can't believe I wrote it, but it has especially since The Other Half is working both the Eve and Christmas Night shift for 14 hours, not to mention the commute--so make it 16 hours both days!!!

10. What's your favorite dessert? Cheesecake

11. How long does it take you to get ready in the morning? Well, I'm a night girl- 12 hour night girl, so that takes me about 30 minutes from shower to door, make-up and all

12. Name one website that you visit daily. Can't spell DVM.

Why do you read it? I realize she deals with crazy animals and there owners too, makes my job somedays look a heck of a lot better.

13. What was your last job before either you are at home or at another job? I 'm a little confused on this one!

14. Do you like to clean? Yes, I do, take that BUD! I like for the carpet to be vacuumed with the lines all going the same way....It's call OCD.

15. What was the last song to get stuck in your head? He's a cat flushing a toilet!!!!! HELP!!!

16. What's the last movie you saw? Fred Clause on my iPod, I watched it a work a week or so ago, when we had no patients in.

17. Pirates or Ninjas? Neither

18. What is your least favorite thing to do that you have to do everyday? Wake up, seriously, my internal clock is freaking out of whack, I've mostly worked 12 hour night-shifts fullt-ime 3 to 4 days a week for the past 15 YEARS!

19. Best time of your life? I really enjoy 1994- being out on my own, partying like on tomorrow, coming and going as I pleased, not having a answer to anyone but myself. Also, I loved the birth of each of everyone of the kids, except the c-section part!

20. What are you most looking forward to in the coming year? Okay don't laugh, but I'll be trilled when #4 is finally ready to potty train, then I'll just be changing other peoples kids diapers at work and not have to do it at all day and night. You have NO idea, how many diapers I have changed over the years, Good Lord!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

I should of known better

We were quite slow for a week or two at work....guess know one was making babies this past year in February, but whatever....so I decided to bring in the Christmas cards I have left to address and mail etc....and what do you know...a full freaking boat of patients! Good Lord, it never fails.....I should of known better............

Sunday, December 14, 2008

sunday stealing

Today we ripped this meme off a blogger called Mary Poppins at the blog It’s Not All Mary Poppins. A bit of trivia: She is the first person we ripped off who also won The Rising Blogger award while we were still at that blog's helm. She states that she lifted the meme from Creative Gene. It was probably stolen by the author of that blog, as well. But that is as far as we go. Tracing back our theft's thieves might take some time. Link back to us at Sunday Stealing! Cheers to all us thieves! Sunday Stealing: The Christmas Meme

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Both

2. Real tree or Artificial? Artificial, unfortunately, we have too many allergies, but I would love to have a real tree again one year! Along with a nebulizer and some albuterol!!

3. When do you put up the tree? Whenever I have time

4. When do you take the tree down? Same as the above, one year we had the tree up into February.

5. Do you like eggnog? Yuck!

6. Favorite gift received as a child? My Spirograph, my #1 got a Spirograph a year or two ago and I still play with it! My best present was #1 coming home from the hospital after he was born, the week before Christmas, he was a 29 week preemie, so after 6 weeks in the NICU that was the best present ever!

7. Hardest person to buy for? My Mom

8. Easiest person to buy for? The Other Half

9. Do you have a nativity scene? Of course

10. Mail or email Christmas cards? Snail Mail

11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? A laminating machine---I kid you not! Thanks, and if anyone would like to give this as a present, I'm willing to recycle it!

12. Favorite for Christmas dinner? Anything that I am not cooking

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? A few weeks before

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Absolutely

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Chocolate Chip Cookies

16. Lights on the tree? Is this a serious question???

17. Favorite Christmas song? Have yourself a Merry little Christmas

18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? Stay home hopefully

19. Angel on the tree top or a star? None of the above

20. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? One on the Eve --the rest on Christmas

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Better than Match.com!

If asking the patient her twenty millionth question on admission,...

Oh and Thank God is was not in Labor YET....like her due date, number of prenatal visits, testing done during her pregnancy, pain level, acceptable pain level, receptive to learning, infant car seat, birthing plan, assistance at home, etc...

She declared that we spent more time with her asking these questions and many more that she had never thought possible than the questionnaire she completed on match.com......gotta love hearing that.........................................

Monday, December 8, 2008

sunday stealing

Back to Sunday Stealing, again.

1. When you buy a greetings card are the words or the picture more important to you? The Words, but hopefully the picture has some meaning behind it too!

2. Do you ever make gifts for people, if so what, or do you buy them? The kids and I make some sort of Christmas tree decorations, this is the second year...they have turned out very cute. If ya like one email me!

3. Are you going on holiday this year? If so, where? Yes, I would like to get away from here, but unfortunately the kids and the other half would want to go with me too, so NO!

4. What was the best party you've ever been to? I would say my Wedding , if you could can that a party!

5. If you are married, describe your wedding. If not, what would your ideal wedding be like? We had 300 close friends and family and 10 people who were not invited showed up...but that is another Meme!

6. What's the most romantic thing that's ever been said to you? I have no idea! If you were a boogie, I'd pick you first!

7. What's your favorite romantic song? Iris and Ever long, maybe it's the words not the music, of course

8. Favorite heartbreak song? Not sure

9. Which celebrity would you like a dream date with? Sean Connery

10. Which female celebrity do you find beautiful?

11. Which male celebrity do you think is attractive? Dylan Mc Dermott

12. Describe the kind of underwear you normally wear. Low rise boy briefs, they are really comfy

13. If you could be in a television sit-com, which would you choose? I like House---yes it's not too funny, but I'm in the medical field and HOUSE tells it like it is....my kind of man.

14. Which character would you like to be? HOUSE

15. What are your favorite boy and girl names? Sorry I can't play favorites, I like #1's, #2's, #3's and #4's names the best! Oh yes, and the name Liam and no, none of the kids are named Liam!

16. What's your supermarket of choice? Acme

17. What is your best character trait? My sense of humor

18. What is your worst habit? Procrastination

19. Elaborate on your default icon. What??

20. What is your current relationship status? I happily sleeping alone more than 99% of the time due to work schedules!

21. Ever have a near death experience? Unfortunately, yes....it was so horrible that some of the new doctors that I work with have heard what happened to me...kind of scary...my last pregnancy and the medical condition I had was presented at some national conference....

22. Name an obvious quality about you? I'm exhausted

23. What’s the name of a song stuck in your head right now? Heart Breaker-thanks!

24. Name a celebrity you would marry. None of them, they are all a bunch of Stacked Actors!

25. Do you like pain? Only with sedation!

Monday, December 1, 2008

something to say!

Hello All!

I do not have anything new to post. In the famous words of Kevin Arnold's' father from The Wonder Years, "Work is Work". And quite honestly it's been horribly.....boring, and I dare not say the OTHER word for I return to the Hell Hole tomorrow night for 12 hours of sheer and complete boredom, yet again.

One thing I can NOT stand is to be...not challenged....and recently I have not been challenged, other than keeping my right hand from holding down my left hand, so therefore I do not poke myself in the eye with a pencil point or too!!

Hope all is well with everyone else!
Welcome back to Sunday Stealing.
Sumday Stealing: The Seven Layer Meme

1: Tell us your name: Purple Stinky Onion
2. Birthplace: In a hospital
3. Where I currently am: At Home
4. Eye Color: Green
5. Height: 5 feet 4 plus inches, w/o heels
6. Hair color: Well right now is is brown with caramel highlights
7. Righty/Lefty: Mostly a righty
8. Zodiac sign:Aries

What's... Your heritage: Irish
The shoes you wore today: I wore my LOVER Boys- purple swede Clogs by Sven
Your weakness: Procrastination
Your fears: That something will happen to my family
Your perfect pizza: I do not care for Pizza!
Goals you’d like to achieve: Finish my Graduate degree, go back to school, learn to play the piano VERY well
Your first waking thoughts: Holy F^%&!! I'm going to be late!!!!, oohhh wait---- is that am or pm( this is the curse of working night-shift)
Your best physical feature: My eyes
Your most missed memory: I can not remember:)

Do you smoke....only under Extremely Stress
Cuss: Hello!!
Sing: All the time
Do you think you’ve been in love:Yes
Did you go to college: Yes, I took up time and space and ended up with a degree in nursing, go figure:)
Liked high school: It was O-Kay
Want to get/stay married: I think I'll stay married
Believe in yourself: Sometimes
Think you’re attractive: most of the time
Think you’re a health freak: No
Get along with your parent(s): yes
Like thunderstorms: Yes
Play an instrument: Well, this one time in band camp......

In the past month have you…
Drank alcohol: yes
Smoked: no
Done a drug: yup, alot of cough and cold formulas, gosh darn kids sniffling and sneezing
Made out: yup
Gone on a date: flew to California for 4 days and saw the Foo Fighters, ZZ Top and The Tubes for the Love Rider 2008!!
Gone to the mall: NO
Eaten an entire box of Oreos: No, who the heck can eat an entire box to themselves?
Eaten sushi: Never
Been on stage: yes
Been dumped: yes
Gone skating: yes
Gone skinny dipping: yes
Stolen Anything: Are you missing anything?

Have you ever…
Played a game that required removal of clothing: yes

Been trashed or extremely intoxicated: sure
Been caught “doing something”: yes, and It was horribly embarrassing--my father caught me
Been called a tease: NO
Gotten beaten up: yup the kids do this on a daily basis
Shoplifted: see my answer above...

Age you did get/hope to be married: 25

Numbers and names of children (either you have or want): 4 kids- called #1, #2, #3 and #4.
Describe your dream mate:tall, dark rich and handsome
How do you want to die: I want to live forever? I have know idea, but after working in nursing for over 15 years I can tell you how I would not like to die!!!!
What did you want to be when you grow up: Either a VET or a Nurse, I think I picked the wrong field
What country would you most like to visit: I would like to visit my own country- take a month off and cross-country travel.

Now tell...
Name a drug you’ve taken illegally: I'm pleading the fifth

Name a person you could trust with my life:Lisa
Name a favorite CD that you own: Pink Floyd's, Dark Side of the Moon
Number of piercings:4
Number of tattoos: none yet, but hopefully for my birthday in 2 years
Number of times my name has appeared in the newspaper: I'm not sure?
Name a past experience that you regret: Sorry but it is too painful to type about:)

Friday, November 28, 2008

A Friday Fill-In

A Friday Fill-In....because I can't think of anything else to say right now........

1. My stomach is ssooo empty right now....I need to find the left-overs in the frig.

2. Nothing is what I ate the most of on Thursday.

3. The yard needs to be decorated for Christmas

4. The mountains are where I'd rather be at any given time.

5. The smell poop reminds me that someone will probably need there diaper changed, #4, of course

6. A good days sleep is what I need right now!

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to going back to work tomorrow, tomorrow my plans include getting in a good nap in before returning back to work and praying that #3 and #4 will be willing to take a nap too! And Sunday, I hope to get home from work at a half decent time and sleep most of the day before I have to go to work again:)))

Boy, My weekend is going to suck! I think I feel a Mental Health day coming on Soon!

Happy Belated Thanksgiving!

Happy Belated Thanksgiving Everyone! So, sorry for the delay...and no....... it was not due to the fact I was making dinner for the family or anything...I slept most of yesterday, I had to work night-shift, yup some poor idiot has too, right?!

I am Thankful for MY family!

I am Thankful no one came into the hospital in Labor during the night!

I am Thankful for working with a great team last night!

And I hope when I have enough energy to get my butt out of this chair, I will enjoy a left-over Thanksgiving meal made by my sister-in-law....

Sunday, November 23, 2008

sunday stealing

Okay-I'm addicted..... so I'm stealing again....

Today we ripped this meme off a blogger called Alissa Anderson at Life's Little Adventures. She explains that she was tagged for this meme from Holly’s blog. But, it was probably stolen at that blog as well. But that is as far as we go. Tracing back our theft's thieves might take some time. Link back to us at Sunday Stealing!
Cheers to all us thieves! Sunday Stealing: The Favorite MemeFill in your favorite for each of the following:

1. Political show: Jon Stewart?

2. Picnic food: Turkey and Cheese Sandwich

3. Mixed drink: Southern and Orange Juice

4. U.S. President: Bill Clinton

5. Kind of student to teach: one that isn't dumb!

6. Hobby you do or wish you still did: Ice Skating

7. Sports commentator: John Madden---on MUTE of course

8. Sport to watch on TV: Football

9. Animal to have as a pet: A dog:) I miss my dog-Jameson, so much!
but Guinness was a good dog and Jack Daniels too, see the alcohol connection!! I'm going to take a vote on the next dogs name soon!

10. Halloween costume you have worn: I was a very cool frog when I was about 9.

11. Kind of dessert: ultimate chocolate chip cake

12. Comic strip: The Peanuts were the best

13. Ice cream flavor: Chocolate

14. News source: MSNBC/KYW

15. Vacation spot: The mountains

16. Wine: I'll pass

17. Way to waste time instead of working: Blogging

18. Reality show: The Biggest Loser/ I like the before and after

19. Childrens movie: Nemo/Monsters Inc.

20. Celebrity you wish would retire: Paris Hilton/Brittney

Saturday, November 22, 2008

what do you get--nothing!

What do you get from working at the number # 1 Hospital in the United States?

Nothing but a freaking headache, that is all! Seriously, a gosh darn headache. Who rates these hospitals, are you kidding me, we have been number #1 for the past ___ years by some BIG name magazine. Because I know, you did not ask the employess what we thought!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Don't fail me now!

I was at a soccer game tonight----I hate going to soccer games when it's SNOWING outside!!!!

But anyway, this crazy soccer mom comes running over to me -dragging her husband,"who, by the way could not care less".

Her-Hey, remember me, ooppps I means us,...don't you remember,.....you delivered me a few years ago...oohhh come on..... how could you forget?!!!!! I delivered at______hospital, Dr.______ just left the room and like two minutes later Johnny(or something like that name) was coming.....don't you remember??!!!!

Me- Ooohhhh, yes, NOW I remember....Geez, how could I forget!!! That's right Dr._______just left the room and you delivered about 2 contractions later, sure,.... I delivered little Johnny. So, where is he---looking around for a stroller or something.

Her-he's sitting over there bundled up.

Me- God, he looks big. How old is he now? I'm thinking to myself, maybe 2-3, but I'm sure it's all the jackets etc...because---it could not have been that long ago.....could it????

Her- Oh, he just turned 7.

Me-WOW, 7....boy, that is hard to believe (me really thinking, WTF? where has the time gone)!!

We ended on small talk. She thanked me for a great delivery and was kidding about how Dr._____came running back into the room after the page and how I was standing there trying to clamp the cord off etc.....

In all honesty....I really did not remember the delivery...I have only caught a few babies over the years and most of the deliveries I ever do remember are the sad/serious ones, maybe a funny one or two....but most I do not....now, if she had some crazy-ass tattoo down there I may have remembered her and the delivery, but obvisously she did not. He is a very cute little man these days, I must say.

I think I'm going to need to do some memory skill games!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

The Other Half

Yes, The Other Half is o-kay Thank God!

Posted: Thursday, 20 November 2008 10:04PM

Injured Firefighters Are Recovering
by KYW's Hadas Kuznits

One firefighter has been released from the hospital and another is recovering from surgery, after falling through a roof at a fire they were battling Wednesday night.
The fire happened at an auto repair garage near Hegeman and Wingate Streets. Executive Fire Chief Daniel Williams says a cause has now been determined:
"The fire marshal has determined the cause of the fire to be electrical appliance, that is a battery pack, that was being misused."
He says the portion of the business that caught fire was one of the garages at the business. Nevertheless, the entire business has been temporarily shut down:
"The business was issued a cease operations order, and that's for everybody's safety. There were so many violations that the place would have to be corrected, all the violations would have to be corrected before they're allowed to open that business again."
One of the injured firefighters underwent surgery, the other was released from the hospital. Both are expected to recover.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

What I should of been.

When I was little there were only two things, I ever thought of being when I got older. One was a Registered Nurse, the other was a Veterinarian. I definitely picked the wrong one! Animals are so much cooler than most of the people and or families members I take care of.

Monday, November 17, 2008

letting go

When I worked the other night- it was very busy. I took the mother of one of our newborns down to see her little one in the NICU and noticed, my favorite patients infant was not in it's room. I was very nervous, I had grown very close to mom/dad and have felt their pain over the past few months.

It came to my attention during the previous week the our dr.'s had finally given the parents a dx. that was VERY bad to say the least. And both Mom and Dad had agreed that this past Saturday night to discontinue care,. They would finally be able to hold their beautiful baby without the tubes and medications.

I was able to spend some time with them and their little one, and as sad and heartbreaking as it was, their baby was just as beauitful as the night I was able to help deliver her/him into this world. I hope to be as strong as they have been in the future and will conitnue to think about their family always.


Sunday, November 16, 2008

sunday stealing

I decided to try another Meme from Sunday Stealing.

Sunday Stealing: The Woman's Work 45 Meme
Cheers to all us thieves!

1. Do you like blue cheese salad dressing? Yup

2. Favorite late night snack? It really depends, see from my point of view ^--I work nights

3. Do you own a gun? No

4. What’s your favorite drink at Starbucks or other specialty coffee shop? can you believe I have NEVER had a Starbucks coffee!

5. Do you get nervous before doctor appointments? It depends, on who the appointment is for---me-no...the kids, on occasion.

6. What do you think of hot dogs? Ha-Ha- I never keep one down! So, I haven't had one since I was 6.

7. Favorite Christmas song? Rosemary Clooney-Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas

8. What do you prefer to drink in the morning? When I'm not coming off of night-shift-it's a diet pepsi, when I'm coming off of night-shift a beer, maybe two depending how horrid it was.

9. Can you do push-ups? What!

10. What’s your favorite piece of jewelry? The anniversary/funeral bands from The Other Half.

11. Favorite hobby? Reading the inside of my eyelids

12. Do you have A.D.D.? I'm a nurse- what do you think!

13. What’s one trait that you hate about yourself? My add/ocd.

14. The last disease you contracted? WTF! Who would admit to something like that---get a life!

15. Name 3 thoughts at this exact moment WTF, was up with question #14! I would love to tell you some of the diseases my patients have caught over the years, now that would be funny! I really need to go to bed. How many more questions are left? Maybe I should get a gun!

.16. Name 3 drinks you regularly drink? absolutely! 6, 8 ounces glasses of water, diet pepsi and diet snapple I.V. preferably

17. Current worry right now? None

18. Current hate right now? I'm not a hater, I'm a lover!

19. Favorite place to be? At home

20. How did you ring in the New Year? Working night-shift, of course, taking care of a bunch of whinning babies, illiterally.

21. Like to travel? Sure, where are we going?

22. Name three people who will complete Sunday Stealing this week: I'm not sure, let me go back and check the list.

23. Do you own slippers? Yes, I wore them the last time I went snorkeling.

24. What color shirt are you wearing? Ceil blue scrub shirt, it's beautiful.

25. Do you like sleeping on satin sheets? NO, NO

26. Can you whistle? Yes, but Never at work.

27. Favorite singer/band? I could never pick just one...I love the Foo's, Pink Floyd, Zeppelin, The Who, Bruce, The Beatles Nirvana, Bon Jovi, etc, etc...

28. Could you ever make it 39 days on the show Survivor? No f-ing way!

29. What songs do you sing in the shower? Whatever is on the radio

30. Favorite girl’s names? Nope, I'm not going to play favorites

31. Favorite boy’s name? same as the above.

32. What’s in your pocket right now? Lint, alcohol swab, saline, pen, paper-clip and a pair of scissors w/ hemostats.

33. Last thing that made you laugh? reading Bud's responses to these questions

34. Like your job? Read me blog

36. Do you love where you live? sometimes

37. How many TVs do you have in your house? 5

38. Who is your loudest friend? Me

39. Do you drive the speed limit or speed? I can't drive 55.

40. Does someone have a crush on you? I hope so.

41. What is your favorite book? Ethan Frome

42. What is your favorite candy? Reece's Peanut Butter Cup

43. Favorite Sports Team? The world Phucking champions-Phillies

44. What were you doing 12 AM last night? Walking into my patients room with the NICU team to get consent to put her baby on ECMO--It was horrible. Thanks for reminding me---let me get that beer now!

45. What was the first thing you thought of when you woke up today? I woke up at 4:30pm and thought I have to go out and get a new keyboard before the stores close.


So how many times does it take to damage your keyboard after dropping it on porcelain tile? And each time it was an accident.

My answer is three. Three times in one day. Go figure!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

After many visits to Sunday Stealing, I decided to finally try a Meme. Okay here it goes enjoy!

Welcome back to Sunday Stealing. Here we will steal all types of memes from every corner of the blogosphere. Our promise to you is that we will work hard to find both traditional and unique memes. You may have heard of the expression, “honor amongst thieves”. In that age-old tradition, we also have our rules. First, we always credit the blog that we stole it from and we will “fess up” to the blog owner where we stole the meme. We also provide a link to the victim's post. (It's our way of saying "Thanks!") We do sometimes edit the original meme, usually to either make it more relevant to our global players, or make it less repetitive.Today we ripped this meme off a blogger called Corin91 at The Deer Yard who claims that it was ripped from Plastiger. And it was probably stolen at that blog as well. But that is as far as we go. Tracing back our theft's thieves might take some time. It was 100 questions long, but we chopped it down to 15 questions. The reason why it is called The Nudder Meme is anybody's guess. Link back to us at Sunday Stealing! Cheers to all us thieves!

Sunday Stealing: The Nudder Meme
1. Who did you spend at least two hours with today? My Grandmother, we took the 4 kids and drove up to the new retirement community she is living in-we had a blast!!!

2. What do you look forward to most in the next six weeks? Thanksgiving, I'm working, therefore I do not have to spend it with the Other Half's Family!

3. Who was the last person you called? I think, myself-I couldn't find my cell phone, God I sound so sexy on voicemail!

4. What were you doing at 12am last night? I was sleeping with #4, in her bed, with five million stuffed Grovers, not sure how I ended up in there, but I did. Now my back hurts ssooo bad--I feel like I can not take a deep breathe in!

5. Are your parents married/divorced? Happily divorced

6. When did you last see your mom? Last week

7. What are you wearing right now? Nothing, I'm blogging in the nude! Seriously, use your imagination. You don't want to know what I'm wearing.

8. Where is your favorite place to be? Asleep-reading the inside of my eyelids.

9. Where is your least favorite place to be? At an IEP meeting, for those of us who have kids- and knows what I am talking about- I have one in the am.

10. Where would you go if you could go anywhere? Back to Tahiti

11. Where do you think you'll be in 10 years? At home, filthy rich, with a maid and a chef, multiple nannies, a governess, and not having to ever go to, "work", unless I wanted too!

12. What was the last thing that really made you laugh? My kids today

13. What cities/towns/villages have you lived in? Philadelphia, Burlington City, Cheltenham

14. Are you a social person? Yes

15. Do you sleep alone? More than I would like to

Veterans Day and All!

Thank you to all of our Veterans!
And another note-Happy Anniversary to The Other Half-It's been a joyous experience!!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Don't start with me!

Here are some words of advice to my fellow, "co-workers".

1. Just because you have more letters behind your name, it does not in anyway make you a, "better nurse"!

2. Do not Shit where you work- because that just stinks!

3. Don't EVER start me me because I guarantee you will lose EVERY TIME-i.e. like this morning- a&^-hole!!

It made my day- to make you look like a idiot!

Now go home and Have a Great Day!

Monday, November 3, 2008

should of gone to bed earlier.

I worked Saturday night-shift, and was lucky enough to survive that extra hour or so. As I said before....for some unknow reason I always seem to be on for "the Fall Back", just call it bad luck.

I fell asleep on the sofa at a half decent time but only slept for 2 hours, and for the life of me could not fall back to sleep again.

I got up and surfed to VH1 and watched Celebrity Rehab. That is one f-ing depressing show, and that is all I can say about that.

After that show the next reality show came on....it is by far--- the worst show I have ever seen, "Scream Queens" --while I was watching it I needed a drink and some pain meds!! Maybe I'll need to go to Rehab if they don't take it off the air.

Picture of the Day!

Sent from one of my oldest friends----Thanks, It is fitting in my line of work!

Hope, I never see something like this at work!

That is one UGLY baby!

Happy Birthday!

A Very Happy Birthday to my oldest who turned double digits today!!!!!!!!

Unbelievable that so much time has past!!! And to the fact I still look this good four kids later(ha-ha).

It is slightly depressing, to think of all the things, we as a family had gone through, he is a former 29 week preemie. I would have thought by now those feelings would of subsided, but I still can not help but think about the circumstances that lead up to the delivery--parental guilt---was it my fault? Of course not, but after a decade, those feelings still linger.

He picked out the most incredible cake recipe for his birthday dinner and God was it good!!!!

Happy Birthday Big Man, time for Mom to hit the treadmill, I would not of had it any other way!!!!!!!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Our Trip to California

I wanted to write so much, after our trip to California but did not have the time, then it was back to work, back to the same old stuff.

So here it is in a nutshell.

When I was younger, living with my Grandmother, she always told some weird stories about when she lived in California, so I never really thought I would like it. I did spend a short amount of time there waiting for a connection after coming back from Tahiti, so that experience never really counted.

Now California is a place, I may like to live, perhaps even retire! The weather of course was beautiful, warm or hot during the day and cool at night - almost reminded me of the Pocono's during the summer.

Everyone, and I mean everyone was ssoooo nice to us. From the family at Universal Hollywood to the Love Ride. We ran into a lot of "transplants" from the East Coast, and this nice young couple, the gentleman grew up in Wildwood Crest- imagine that! I vacationed in Wildwood Crest, every summer as a young kid.

We drove all the way to Carney's to see if, it was true about the Hot Dogs and Burgers, and yes, they are pretty darn good!

The only complaint was driving on those freeways! Even if we drove 80 miles per hour, we were being passed by, like we were not even moving, it was a pretty scary thought! It made driving on I-95 like a good thing.

We really needed to getaway, since we NEVER have anytime to ourselves, and the fact we never see each other, hence the fact we have been married so long. Make me wonder, where all our kids came from!?

The Tubes and Foo's put on a great concert, sort of didn't see much of the ZZ Top, but heard they were fantastic.

Well, that is it in a nutshell....Oh Yes, I'm working again tonight-imagine that not 12 hours, but 13 plus...I swear I have to plan it better...I think I have worked every Daylights savings time in the fall for the past 15 years! Go Figure.

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween Everyone!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Dave Grohl

Well, here is one of many photos taken from Love Ride 2008. We had a great time. I still can not hear out of my right ear, once again the aftermath effect of seeing the Foo's. I have so many things to blog about from our trip, once everyone is settled down, I'll post more!!
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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Theme song??

For some reason, I can not get the Foo Fighter's song, DOA out of my head and if you read any of my posts below, you will know why.

Everytime I go into work, I'm thinking about this song...I'm considering making it the theme song for my new Unit.


WTF do any of us know anyway!

Absolutely Nothing!

I wrote a small blog on August 14, "My Job"

The last few lines says it all. "My favorite patient whom I have taken care of over the past few weeks delivered recently, and her baby has not a chance of survival. Her baby lies in the NICU, ventilated, sedated, chest tubes and all".

Her beautiful baby boy was discharged to home a few days ago!

I'm glad she followed her heart and believed, there was "Hope"! Maybe it is here?

God Speed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Something that scares me!

Pregnant women in general, then throw in the added congenital defect babies to the mix and there you have my job...all wrapped up with a pretty bow!

But on another note....

A mother came in at term with general non-specific complaints. I thank God, I made her give a quick urine and sent it down and the lab stat, the urine looked horrid- very dark and very concentrated and not a heck of a lot of it either...she had a slight headache, not touched even the slightest with Tylenol, and neck pain-in the back of her neck left sided and some arm discomfort, she was contracting, it was not being picked up well via the monitor but by palpating her abdomen, she was contracting every 3-4 minutes- moderate to strong, the baby was behaving well for the time being, and yes and she had some nicely elevated Blood Pressures to say the least. No edema at all. She was seen in Outpatient the day before and had none of the above. The only thing worth noting was that she was beyond,"crazy", would not sit still, could not stop complaining about everything, and our group has always talked so highly of her and her family.

Needless to say the protein level was greater than 100, and we sent down every bit of blood work you can imagine for PIH labs. Platelets dropped to 40 and liver enzymes were to highest ever recorded by our MFM team.

Final diagnosis? Yup, you guessed it HELLPS. I really do not like even typing it, it is very scary.

She had no risk factors for developing it, except one....she is a nurse, who works at our hospital.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Voodoo Medicine Man!!!!!!

Welcome Vodoo Medicine Man!

I've read some of your post and am enjoying it!


Well, I have been blogging about 2 months now and thank you to all my readers, for letting me rant and pour out my heart and soul.

I have not been very good lately...mostly due to my job and because of the start of school. Soon my hours will change with work..........I can not wait!! I am going to drop my hours down, I don't really know how we are going to do that...I really need to see where we can cut back.

My goal is going to be to blog at least once, if not twice every week....so stayed tuned for further updates!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Yes, YOU!

Yes, You!

You, who are reading this blog, drop me a line...let me know what you think I know you are out there!

And by the way,...... 2 sets of my keys have been missing since August, if you see them or have them...please email me!!

What were my last few days of work like?

So, What were my last few days of work like...?

Exhausting to say the least!

Day, one started with a ...a...aaaa " slow", yikes...night...gosh, I do not like to say that word---EVER!

Day Two, ....yup, ..you said it "busy!" See, I opened my Big Mouth!

I met this lovely, lovely family from down South. The family was told some very interesting news, totally wrong, but very interesting and god knows, they were told, there was, "Hope."

So, there they were in the waiting room prior to me going home, did you ever get that feeling that when you come back into work that night it would be crappy????!

So, there I was coming into work, the Unit filled with tears..etc, etc.....

The Family was scheduled for a C/Section in the am, one baby VERY, VERY sick the other, Not Compatible with Life.

I stayed for the section, I thought it would be an opportunity........why not, I probably will not see anything like it again, or now at least I hope I never will. It was the wrong thing to do because now it has been a few days, and my heart aches for that family and for that little baby.

Oh yeah, don't let me forget the mother had a positive UDS, for more drugs than we could account for...Ggrrrhhhh!!!! I'm sure it had nothing to do with what happened to that little one, but it pisses me off to know end that maybe she will take home the other one, if everything goes well. I hate to think that baby does not stand a chance after everything it will go through!

The next day,..next family...different circumstances, same outcome, only one baby...S*&^!

The next family--Great News, totally expecting something Horrid, and Everything is Well, ..."Normal?"

Is there, "HOPE?" Who Knows?????

Something that made me laugh!

This Made Me Giggle!

The Other Day I decided to order a Pizza and some other food for the kiddo's and Other-Half prior to my departure to work, the other -half was in route to home..... and in that massive rush, I was trying to get ready for work, clean the house up and take a quick shower, pack a bag for the long 12 plus hour night-shift etc....

When I was starting to head down the stairs, in as little as 30 minutes the kiddo's managed to rip apart the house by the front door, toss blankets around, and my sweet elderly neighboor decided to drop off some old toys that her grandson had once played with, they were now EVERYWHERE......needless to say I was not HAPPY!!!!!

I did not know the Pizza Man was at the front door, eventhough now I think the 9 year had tried to tell me at least once, there he was half in the front door, half not-I came down the steps a little VEXED, yelling slightly asking, the normal,"Who, What, and the What gave you the bright idea,?" etc...the Pizza Man to my surprise, said, "Lady, it was not me, I swear, I just Got Here!"....

I gave him a big whopping tip-he made my day!

My Life is passing me by?

My Life is passing me by?

Why...I work way toooo much and am stretching myself to my limits---or should I say stretching my patience.
I have been very busy,...Imagine that...Full-time Mother of 4 kids under the ages of 9, full-time worker, full-time soccer mother, one on a traveling team, 2 others of home leagues and in all honestly my 2 1/2 year old can run drills better than the boys on the traveling team, I think I can sense a scholarship or at least I hope so, with this economy, God only knows if we'll have any money by the time they are ready for college!

Friday, September 26, 2008

A Reason to Believe---In What?

A reason to believe--- in what?

I find myself totally confused in what I do at my job and in all honestly--it is pushing me to my limits on what I believe in anymore, or if I believe in anything at all.

Parents come to us, with little hope- for their unborn child, and we are pushing the limits on medicine, saving such young lives. We are pioneers in fetal medicine and there are days, that are wonderful and then there are days when grief is just the word of the day.

I have never been too much of a "holy-roller', even though I was raised Strict Catholic by my Grandmother, and because of that--- it is the reason I find myself so far distant as an adult. Pushed and pushed into the Catholic Faith and made to go to church and pray everyday etc.......

I have found myself questioning my faith and beliefs especially for the last few months with the job change.

I have some things I do believe in like Karma- what comes around goes around, and that people come into your life for various reasons, there is a purpose, at the time we may not know, but there is a reason.

I gave up on hope, this past week, I can not explain the reason why, but I did, I really thought that I was going to leave my job, but when I met my patient the other night, she gave me, "Hope!"

After all, "hope lives here".

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Part 2 Dave Grohl/Foo Fighters Friend or Foe?

......Part 2

Dave Grohl/Foo Fighters (Friend or Foe)?

Yes, this past week totally sucked, why you asked?

What's up with the Foo's taking a long break?
Sorry to hear that, I definitely believe everyone deserves a break, but 10 years??? Seriously take some time off.
All the Foo's should focus on side projects, family and friends but please do not let it be 10 years!! Please NO!

A Really True Friend!

So, I really wanted to see the Foo's this past year and unfortunaly, was unable to see them in my home-town.

I wanted to travel by myself to Indiana and see them but the Other Half was not to keen on that idea, so The Other Half agreed, to go a see them with me at the Meadowlands..................and the rest is history.

Prior to us going to see the Foo's at the Meadowlands.......

I had to work fast to bring The Other Half up to speed. For 2 months before the concert it is the only thing I would play--in the house, in the car...pretty much everywhere and anywhere.
From our vacation in Virginia to four minutes before we entered the Izod Center.

The Other Half was quite impressed, so many of the songs, he already knew and that he enjoyed so many of them too.

So, there we were @ The Meadowlands and he had a Religious Experience and now he is a total convert. Now, how to I know this?

The other day, upon telling him about the long break the Foo's where going to have..he said, "WHAT!?" "F#&!" Spoken just like Dave Grohl would!

Then, he mentions again, "Is there anyway we can get out of going to your cousin's wedding, then we could go to Vegas to see them?"

Well, if looks could kill he would be dead, and that was an understatement!

"Well, is there any other shows we could see them at?", he asked.


From the City, we call home to California, only about 2,688 miles.

**This is the reason I'm married to The Other Half.**

All of the things I must blog about(Part 1)

.......Part 1

Growning up I was REALLY into Pink Floyd...........

Sad news on the loss of Richard William Wright...He will definitely be missed.

Where have you been?

Okay, once again...I have been MIA...why you ask because the care @ my local ER was ssooo great.

I was once again sick to say the least, this time though unfortunately admitted on IV antibiotics---and by the way I would never put my worst enemy on Levaquin.

And that is all I may going to say, because otherwise I would violate my own HIPAA privacy rights.

Good news...I am finally feeling somewhat better!!

Friday, September 12, 2008

somethings piss me off

One thing that really pisses me off...calling after hours because you need your electricity turned on now and you want the form completed like yesterday and now at 2330 it is an emergency!!!!!!!!!!.

Doesn't the electric company send out 3 warnings prior to doing so? or maybe try and call you first before doing so?

Was it that you gave them the wrong number to your 3 different cell phone numbers? Because I noticed that they are still all working?

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Some answers are Priceless

So, occasionally The Other Half needs to ride with EMS/Fire Rescue, as part of his job. They received a call very early in the am about some man bleeding.

Being we live in a Big Screwed Up City--it could be anything from a paper cut to a gun shot wound.

So, he and his partner showed up in the Rig. They found a 30 something year old man sitting on the curb with blood soaked clothing and a towel wrapped over his arm.

The man was very hesitant to remove it, but after some talking too, the man removed the towel so The Other Half and his partner could take a look.

The man was missing one of his fingers, when asked what had happened to it, the man replied, "when I woke up this morning it was gone!"

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Thank you for making me VOMIT!

Oohh Lord, I was sick Tuesday---to say the least!

About 5 days before one of our Dr.'s was deathly ill(severe vomiting), which I would bet was viral now----- I started an IV(3 liters) and gave some Zofran, we put her to bed in one of the patients rooms and we found coverage for her for the rest of the night etc....... partly for pity reasons partly because her husband is some BIG plastic surgery guy at a Huge hospital near by( here is to hoping she will put a good word in for me to her husband!!)

A few months back my kids and Other Half were watching a re-run of Jon and Kate, you know the one where she showed off her stomach to the world and some wife of a plastic surgeon saw the show and asked him to do the surgery for free. My kids thought that was funny and said, "Geez Mom your stomach looks worse than that)! And to think I only had 4 kids and 4 C-sections 2 classical and 2 low transverse incisions! I have now accepted reality. no matter how much weight I have lost ---that jelly roll will never go away! No matter how much I exercise or abdominal exerices I do, it will not leave without the intervention of surgery!

Hence the nice thought above... so there I was about 5 days after the doctors severe vomitng, then I started------I thought I was going to die ---literally in and out of consciousness, with my head stuck in a toilet!

Isn't that a lovely picture.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Where has the summer gone?

Where has the summer gone?

In just less than 4 hours, my two oldest children will start back to grade school! And tomorrow the two youngest will follow- One starting Pre-K and the other--dare I say, Nursery School.

We will finally have the house all to ourselves Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9a-3p. Of course depending on our schedules too.
I once worked with a woman, who at the time had 7 kids, now she has 10--she told me, "it was going to be depressing this year, I'm only going to have 4 kids at home with during the day."?!
I thought she was crazy-but I'm actually going to miss the little ones==Now Who Is Crazy??!!!

Eventhough, I am so happy for them to be back in school-I feel as though this summer completely went by us and I did not have enough time off.

We made a nice list together of all the things we would like to do during the summer and only accomplished a few a them. I hope next summer we get to do almost everything on the list!

Sink issues

My other half can not fix anything, WATER RELATED!

I could blog an entire novel on all the things during our 12+ years of marriage, the other half as tried to fix, but that would be mean.(LOL)

What started as an occasional drip from the kitchen sink is now running at 150cc/hour- and NO, I am NOT kidding!

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Nothing new here.

So, this past week has been very busy, half due to a horrible schedule at work, half due to the fact- we are one week from school starting(can you see the smile on my face)?

I saw some amazing surgeries this week, I am lucky enough to work for an institution that does EXIT procedures. And let me just say that if Mom complains of post-op pain, she is in no ways lying about it!!!!!!!

Other than that, nothing else is new---my daughter cut her hair Again!

Lord help me- it is the worst cut I have ever seen, sad news is that she actually thinks it looks good. She has no bangs and a bald spot right on top of her head. It will probably take at least 6months to 1 year before I will be able to use some sort of accessories to make it look normal.

I never cut my hair, but I did cut the hair of a girl I was friends with in the forth grade, her mother never let me play with her after that(LOL)! Maybe it is some sort of genetic factor we have.
Do you ever cut your hair or anyone elses?

Friday, August 22, 2008

Bad Day @ Work

Just when I thought I had a bad day at work---I realized I did not. This is a picture of a Fishman, that lost control of it boat. Yikes!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

August 20th, 2004 #3

August 20th, 2004

I have not slept well for the past few weeks, I can only seem to get comfortable when lying on the sofa in the family room. I gained ssooo much weight this time.

The past wfew days I have been watching a 24/7 marathon on of CSI.
I'm really enjoying that and watching the summer Olympics 04' all night, I can never sleep at night even on my days off.

I finally managed to get off of the sofa at 9am, I can hear the children getting up-.............the pitter/patter of small feet, then giggling & laughing--"Where's Mom..Where Mommy?"

I could not hear what was being said by OtherHalf--I was just trying to get myself together and pack the last few bits that I could, get the house and kids situated for the next 4 days.

Nana and Pop-Pop arrived a few hours later. Pop-Pop watched the little ones, as my mother and otherhalf drove into the distance...................................

I was such a beautiful, hot summer day! We were meet by the usual suspects (I was currently working at the hospital in the same department) at the time, Grandpop came to the visit me before I was sent into the Bright White Room.

I was prepped, and the anesthesiologist stuck me about 20 times before he finally got the spinal in, then happiness, some IV Zofran, and total complete numbness, aahhhhh.......

18 minutes later...a healthy 8 pound, 15 ounce, 22 3/4 inch beautiful Baby Boy was born.

Happy Birthday, Little Man- you are now offically 4, not sure where the time has gone.....I Love You!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

The Mess--Has anyone seen my keys?

The House is a Mess, I would personally label it a State of Emergency, but hey that is just me!

We recently decided to finally fix the bathroom upstairs-it was gut down to the beams.

Hired a great guy and it looks beautiful. (Thanks Mr. FireMan)

Only problem is, we never take a break from one project to the next.

The bathroom is complete, at least in the other person eyes- the other part owner!

And their he goes ripping apart another room. Granted it's not like it does not need to be done, but heaven help me.

We have have lived in this house for 9 years this month and just when one room is finished, we are off to the next and before you know it, the first room we completed is looking , "not so hot," and wam-project #538 is started.

Now it the girls room, aahhh the girls room, pink, bows, hearts, and polka-dots ...aahhh--everything I always wanted! But do we really need to do it now?

Back to school around the corner, summer-projects due/uniforms to be bought? Both parent who work full-time/soccer...the list goes on and on

The Mess is unreal- started with -ripping wood-work out in one room to---Hey let's keep on going, let's take it into the hallway.

Did I mention this lovely young lady on 29yo, works nights and gets to come to a wood saw going off, the up and down the stairs, and then the nail-gun, ooppss don't let me forget compresser going off too- and then the lovely "thud", every few minutes?

The other half rotates too, so he goes in for night-shift today at 5pm until 9am, but he can get sleep at his job way more than any other profession that I know of.

Did I mention we are having a Big BBQ on Wednesday for #3's-4th Bday?

You are all welcomed to come, because what started out as a few family member is now at 30 plus.

Please bring the Potato Salad, and some alcohol, I'm going to need some.

Oohhh, yes--If anyone has seen either set of my keys, please email me at purplestinkyonion.com-I'd appreciate it!