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, 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, 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 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!