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Slug-a-bugga
Saturday, January 17, 2009      1 comments

Lazy turn-around day. We had a patient with diarrhea last night - possible C. diff - very easily transmitted on our clothes. We all washed and scrubbed our hands constantly. Soon as I got home, I took a hot shower and scrubbed all over. That lef... Read more
Making Exercise Out of Anything
Friday, January 16, 2009      1 comments

I've been having trouble getting the strength exercises done. For the last couple of nights, I've been slipping them into work. I parked a couple of places further down the hill. I've taken patients upstairs instead of asking someone else to do... Read more
Yoga Toes
Thursday, January 15, 2009      0 comments

Busy night at work - not overwhelming, but steadily busy. We admitted 9 patients between midnight & 0600. The wards were ticked at us - like it's our fault! I pushed 3 up to the cardiac ward myself - got a little more cardio in - LOL. Took ... Read more
Cooling Down
Wednesday, January 14, 2009      0 comments

Whew! Didn't sleep as well as I'd have liked. I blew off the morning walk as it was wind chill of low 20's, and I saw the afternoon would be about 45. (I know, you ice blizzard folks are thinking "wheenie!". True) Anyhoo, slept a solid 4.5 hours... Read more
Extra Night Lights
Tuesday, January 13, 2009      0 comments

I got some new flicker lights to walk the dogs at night. Yippers! We got to the dog park about 1900 - no one was there for a few minutes, so Samurai ran rampant. I did some stretching, balance, and leg lift exercises for a few minutes, then we w... Read more
Night walk to Park
Monday, January 12, 2009      0 comments

Busy day - massage this morning, then emissions check for the car so I could get a new license plate, then Starkist to the vet for his annual exam & shots. Major cat cuddling for an hour there. Got home and vegged. Finally got the pups out... Read more
Repeat dog class
Sunday, January 11, 2009      0 comments

After a few hours nap, I took the pups to Petsmart. This time, the beginning class had 9 dogs, including mine. It was a rehash for me of the first one, but the dogs got to socialize better. Mine were not the worse in the bunch - yea! After the c... Read more
Big Moon Tonight
Saturday, January 10, 2009      1 comments

Tonight will be the biggest full moon of 2009 - due to the elliptical orbit of the moon, it will be closer than it will be the rest of the year on a full moon night. Don't forget to look! Walked the dogs this morning for 35 minutes. I put t... Read more
Busy night @ work
Saturday, January 10, 2009      0 comments

When I got home last night (mellow night), I was really tired. My chatty neighbor caught me for 10 minutes before I could start my dog walk, so I cut it to 20 minutes (bad mommy). Get to work this evening, and it's been a zoo. For some reason, e... Read more
Proving a Point the Hard Way
Thursday, January 08, 2009      0 comments

So, yesterday, I said I wasn't an athlete. Last night, about 0330 (3:30a), I was starting an IV and drawing blood on a patient. Had all my supplies gathered and was chatting to her and spouse. Stood up to move the table my supplies were on, and ... Read more
I'm not athletic
Wednesday, January 07, 2009      1 comments

Surprise! Since I'm 5'7" and about 230 pounds, and old (pushing 60), I'm sure you'd be stunned to discover I'm not athletic. I've never been sporty - don't follow any professional sports, & have no idea who's in the Super Bowl or March Madness. ... Read more
The knee brace helps!
Wednesday, January 07, 2009      0 comments

I'd stayed up all night, reading, so I slept off & on thru the day. Called the phone people (Credo) to fix the 'can't upload pix' problem. I had to keep the cell plugged in, turned on, and not answer it for 4 hours while they upgraded a program ... Read more
Ow, ow, ow
Tuesday, January 06, 2009      0 comments

My L knee hurts. I thought when it started hurting a few days ago it was due to the pressure changes (it's my "weather knee"). It's been hurting more often and longer every day. Also swelling. Sometimes it swells up for no apparent reason, but ... Read more
Blustery Weather
Sunday, January 04, 2009      0 comments

Jemeny Crickets - it was windy today - average of 20 mph with gusts to near 30. Wind chill made it feel like it was low 20 degrees. We had some snow showers this morning, so I put off the walk until 3:30 p. Walked into the wind going out, and n... Read more
Made It Thru and Then Some
Saturday, January 03, 2009      1 comments

Yeah! I guess the positive affirmations worked - I stayed awake thru my shift and until about 10 am. Slept a few hours then played with the pups and kits. Every time I got up to go potty or get anything, both dogs got all excited and Shalako sta... Read more

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