Friday, January 27, 2012

Simply Wiped

Ever have one of those days where things are exciting and busy but so completely insane?!? That was yesterday... I'm an RN at a skilled facility and on average I have 30 - 40 patients, depending on the area I work. Yesterday I had 2 people I had to send to the ER (translate as adrenaline rush and paperwork), 3 people who had doctor's appointments but no paperwork prepared (thank you night shift! You did an awesome job!), 1 discharge to home (translate as paperwork and teaching), 1 fall (translate as more paperwork), plus my regular duties which include "treatments" (wound care, skin care, etc.) and 15 head-to-toe assessments, plus all the "normal" charting and care planning that's required. Needless to say, that day kicked my ass!! And, to top it off, when I left work 3 1/2 hours after my shift, I discovered that I'd left the dome light on in my car and now had a dead battery. Oy vey!! Thankfully, I was able to call upon S who was a godsend!! Not only did he take me to get a battery, when he himself had a ton of work to do, but he kept me company at dinner and then got his booty out of bed early enough to come and pick me up and get me back to work by 6:30a. Now THAT, folks, is an awesome friend!! :o)

Today was just long...

Now it's a Friday night... a true Friday night meaning that I actually have tomorrow and Sunday off... and all I want to do is play around on FB and whip out a good book.

Working out has been a struggle this week. I simply can't seem to find the motivation to get into the gym. I will do better tomorrow. On the up side, I haven't had any soda in 27 days! Go, me!!

So today I'm grateful for 1) kind and generous friends who are willing to be available when needed, 2) that I have a job, in a time when many don't, even when it's really, really challenging and hard, and 3) cupcakes!


  1. I was emotionally eating and had a fabulous lime cupcake with coconut cream cheese frosting from Gigi's Cupcakes.