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Things I Learned at Work Tonight
Sunday, November 24, 2013      8 comments

If someone was maced before being brought into the Emergency Department, even hours later the fumes will irritate my throat and make me start to bronchospasm. (The patient refused to let us clean him up - he said water would reactivate the mace ... Read more
Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow!
Sunday, November 24, 2013      11 comments

We've been having a taste of winter here since Thursday - started with raining all day, then hard blowing winds and temperature dropping, and now snow for 2 days. Weather dudes put out a weather storm warning thru Monday morning. For the last fe... Read more
Sounds of Silence
Saturday, November 23, 2013      8 comments

The "blackout" wasn't as bad as they made it sound. We went on generator power just after 0600, and never lost full power like they'd threatened. Basically, it was just like the first Saturday of every month - we have monthly generator tests the... Read more
The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia
Friday, November 22, 2013      10 comments

We're getting ready to have the power turned off here in the hospital. First, we'll go on generator power, then they said we'll go dark. Someone said it's to see how we do if case of a full power failure. Hmmm, not much of a test when they warn ... Read more
Spiders
Thursday, November 21, 2013      12 comments

When I see a spider, I try to remember they are helpful, necessary, and very few are dangerous.... Read more
Little White Duck
Wednesday, November 20, 2013      9 comments

LESLIELENORE mentioned Burl Ives had a song about a duck. Had to look it up. Here's the last Burl Ives song for a while. BTW, it was hard finding cute pictures - apologies in advance. There's a little white duck, sitting in the water A li... Read more
The Whale (Burl Ives)
Tuesday, November 19, 2013      7 comments

The same record that had Burl Ives singing There Was an Old Woman also had this one. I occasionally find myself singing "or anything else that's helpless". It wasn't until I blogged yesterday, that I saw a list of Burl Ives' songs and remember... Read more
There Was an Old Woman Who Swallowed a Fly
Monday, November 18, 2013      7 comments

This one I remember Burl Ives doing in 1953. There was an old lady who swallowed a fly. I don't know why she swallowed the fly, I guess she'll die. There was ... Read more
Puppy Love
Monday, November 18, 2013      7 comments

Paul Anka, 1960 And they called it 'puppy love' Oh I guess they'll never know How a young heart really feels And why I love her so And they called it puppy lov... Read more
Old Dan Tucker
Saturday, November 16, 2013      10 comments

For some reason, I got this old song running thru my head. The first sheet music for "Ole Dan Tucker" "Old Dan Tucker" or just "Dan Tucker" was published in 1843, but historically, performers added, dropped, and changed verses at will. Com... Read more
The Streak
Friday, November 15, 2013      7 comments

I've restarted my streaks for walking the dogs every day, and getting 10,000 steps a day. Really frustrated that I broke them Wednesday. Ray Stevens, 1974 (Reporter): Hello, everybody, this is your action news reporter with all the ... Read more
Geezerville
Friday, November 15, 2013      7 comments

Well, I figured out why I was so tired Tuesday - after blogging Wed early in the morning, I got sick. Abdominal cramps, nausea, ... Sigh. Took phenergan (anti-nausea) @ 0600, slept most of the day, still felt poorly when I woke up @1600 (4p) ... Read more
Things My Father Said
Wednesday, November 13, 2013      11 comments

After saying how tired I was yesterday, the look on my pups' faces guilted me into walking them. The wind had stopped, so it was cool but not freezing. We made good time - 4.5 miles in 90 minutes! ... Read more
Momisms
Tuesday, November 12, 2013      6 comments

After being on the go all day yesterday, I had a bit of insomnia last night. Wouldn't have been so bad, but I finally got to sleep at 0530, and had to get up at 0800 to make my dental cleaning appointment. Made it just in time, and had a good ch... Read more
Eating My Way Thru Veterans Day
Tuesday, November 12, 2013      7 comments

I'm a veteran of the Army Nurse Corps. Out some 25 years, and now working in the VA Hospital Emergency Department. For the last several years, I've been going to Golden Corral for their free dinner for Vets on Veterans Day. This year, several ot... Read more

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