Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Back Home

SNOW! We had a lovely time. Son One and Son Two spent all their time sledding and drinking hot chocolate. I spent all my time talking, knitting, and drinking hot chocolate. I finished the Noro Kureyon EPS sweater, but it, uhm, has issues. Maybe it was the Olympic pressure.

Work. Well, I would rather lick the floor in the OR than be in charge, and I have been in charge for two days. Every single patient is on a vent. Every single patient is on drips. Every one of them would have their clock hand point at mortal peril if they were on Mrs Weasley's excellent clock. I think I want to work at the supermarket.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

my favorite feet

I'm going to see my favorite feet- and the friend who walks around on them next week. What to pack? BESIDES yarn, that is.

These were some of my first socks and first dyeing experiments.

Work blows. the only thing worse than working in a dysfunctional unit is being a patient in a dysfunctional unit. Two more nurses have left. I applied for another job today. I have a numb spot inside where the sore spot used to be.

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Magical Goodness

You are Kinomoto Sakura
You are kind and generous, often underestimating your own abilities. Though you may not often know it, you have a lot of talent. Relying on your friends is both your strong point and your weakness.

Take the "What Magic Girl are you?" Quiz

Oh, yes, I am a weirdo. An OLD manga fan.

Monday, February 06, 2006

Burned Out

WE are all burned out, I think at work. The mix of lazy, ambitious, caring, calculating, hard working, self rightous, well meaning and short staffed has worked its toll. Many nurses are, or are planning on leaving. Or talking about planning on leaving, in the way nurses do. A waste. I certainly am burned out. I'm trying to leave. You would think with the nursing shortage, that HR could process things in a more timely fashion. Hmmm. Here's a quote:
"For all you days prepare, and meet them ever alike: When you are the anvil, Bear. When you are the hammer, Strike."