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Acting Like Real Dogs
Wednesday, June 09, 2010      6 comments

I have these 2 tiny dogs, Shalako, the fat Pomeranian, and Samurai, the hyper-Papillon. Tiniest dogs I've ever had. They're so cute, they could be stuffed animals. It's fu... Read more
We're Having A Heatwave
Tuesday, June 08, 2010      7 comments

Awake again all night - grrr! Slept from 8 til past noon. Nothing like sleeping thru the cooler part of the day. Duh. I did manage to water the plants in the morning. We... Read more
Out-Foxed Myself
Sunday, June 06, 2010      4 comments

So, I slept poorly last night, having slept the day before until noon. Read until I dropped my kindle. Fell asleep about 0500 and up at 0730. Ping! Awake (for a while) G... Read more
Early Start to Vacation
Saturday, June 05, 2010      4 comments

We started the shift with only 3 nurses - we usually have 4 on evenings, but one was sick. Called my buddy in early - it was her short night and she was due in at 2330 (1130P) - she made it in by 2230 (1030P). An hour later, another night nurse ... Read more
Normal Day
Friday, June 04, 2010      3 comments

We were talking at work last night about how fast time seems to be going by - the day and nights blend into one another, unless something radical happens (good or bad) to make them stand out. Just anpther day, someone said ... My mother use... Read more
Two Days Until Vacation
Friday, June 04, 2010      3 comments

I can do this. I can. I have an intoxicated patient that came in by ambulance for chest pain. Every couple of minutes, he asks "Can I go home?" The answer is "no" - until we've gotten 2 negative cardiac tests back. He's kind of a funny drunk - n... Read more
Early Summer
Wednesday, June 02, 2010      4 comments

What is so rare as a day in June? Then, if ever, come perfect days. -- James Russell Lowell When I was a little kid, of course, I was brown all summer. That's becau... Read more
It's June!
Wednesday, June 02, 2010      3 comments

(quotes from great-inspirational-quotes.com
; pix from Bing.com) A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken. -- James Dent ... Read more
More Memorial Day Quotes
Monday, May 31, 2010      4 comments

(quotes from gather.com; pix from Bing.com and Webshots.com) # War is too serious a matter to entrust to military men. -Georges Clemenceau # Freedom of speech an... Read more
Happy Memorial Day!
Monday, May 31, 2010      4 comments

(From History.com) Memorial Day, which falls on the last Monday of May, commemorates the men and women who died while serving in the American military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War a... Read more
Morning Workout after Work
Saturday, May 29, 2010      5 comments

Another slow night at work with 3 RNs, full support staff, and few patients. We can't get the staffing right - ERs are volatile. Dead quiet one minute, steady but OK another, then 3 ambulances slamming in with severely ill people that suck up ... Read more
Less Frustrated
Friday, May 28, 2010      5 comments

Ha! I figured out a way to get to ICAnHasCheezburger.com - that site was being blocked by the censors on the work computer system - but they let me into ICAnHasAHotdog.com (sister site) - then, I could back into the cheezburger one. ... Read more
Running & Frustrated
Friday, May 28, 2010      5 comments

Had to stay late - tired when I got up - busy here tonight - and I can't get into the cheezburger site - arrgh!!... Read more
Turn Around Day
Thursday, May 27, 2010      5 comments

Whee! Tried staying up most of the night, catching up on the recorded NCIC & NCIS, LA shows. I had tentatively planned to go to the gym about 3 or 4 AM - umm... no - started getting sleepy - got on the computer and did Spark People for a while, ... Read more
Back from my Doc & Dentist Visits
Tuesday, May 25, 2010      8 comments

Saw my PCP (primary care provider) today @ the VA. Got my numbers from my March lab draw: Cholesterol 180; HDL 60; LDL 102; triglyceride 89. Pretty much in line (or imp... Read more

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