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Thurs Aug 21

Thursday, August 21, 2014

And the beat goes on. Crazy ( I really shouldn't term her in such a manner, but I don't have any other description that really fits) is back and sending the third nurse and me an alert everytime she makes a call. We generally have 50-100 alerts (notes posted on our computers asking us to call, fax, see, or contact somehow patients, labs, pharmacies, etc)posted on our screens...so it seems for her to add more to it is just weird...she gets the same type of alerts....whatever. If it makes her feel more in control to notify us that she is making calls, etc...so be it. No clue as to what the family emergency was ...she has a son in his early 20's who has literally wrecked every car he's ever driven, lost several jobs and been kicked out of colleges 3 times...so we assume that it might have something to do with him. Hmmm
Got home last night and hit the yard. I lost a huge tree several months ago that fell on top of bushes and other trees (remember I'm surrounded by woods, so if a tree falls toward the field and yard it just blocks mowing and gets in the way)and I worked on clearing the area last night. we hauled about 7 huge wheelbarrows to the burn pile and pulled what we could up. I can get the mower around the area now. After a couple of hours of that nonsence, I went to the old brick pile and dug some more. I'm finding too many to just leave it in the side of the woods so it's time to move it up to my construction piles and keep it neat. I have natural rock, granite pieces, bricks, gravel, and rubble up there now...so I just keep salvaging and hopefully use it someday. I've been able to dig out over 100 whole bricks and expect to start digging the trench for the next walk before cold weather sets in. I then did some weeding to continue preparing for the Fall mulching. I was too tired to do thread work last night so I just went on to bed after I cleaned up.
Honey told me that an applicant for the pastor's position is being entertained by the elders and their wives tonight and asked me to go. I won't be able to get anything done ...but I want to support him. we had a bicker last night. His youngest DD wants to have a 'family get together the last Sun of this month...I'm scheduled to speak at a church the same night and told him I wouldn't be there. He's not happy, but I made it clear...by repeating her statements...that I would not be interfering in the family meetings anymore. they order pizza and sit at a table and chit chat for a couple of hours and then go home. I'm the 5th wheel. I would rather not be that kind of stress ...so I'm declining. He's hurt and feels that I ought to just shrug it off. when he stands up for me and stops treating me like a private nurse or entertainer, then we will come to an understanding.
we have meetings all afternoon in the clinic today. I brought knitting. Enough said.
Be blessed all. Keep Sparkin'!!

  
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LEANJEAN6 8/22/2014 9:07AM

    Dear Scandalous one------LOL---- You are a nurse??--I am too--but only nurse pets now-----Have a great weekend!---Lynda

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KAREN608 8/21/2014 9:47PM

    Ooh, you stand your ground girl!!!
Strong woman in more ways than one.

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REALTYLADYLISA 8/21/2014 5:07PM

    Well, I think you've tagged it just right...Ms. Crazy is a control freak! Funny thing, people like that generally try to control stuff because they are AFRAID of something....now if you could discover the root of the fear, you might be able to affect change in her behavior...but it's tough because controllers have to be willing to give up control before they can really change...

Glad you have that yard as an outlet for all the stuff around you that generates stress!

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AUNTALICE2 8/21/2014 4:32PM

    My goodness!! Between your job, your yard work and Honey's family and going to clinic visits, you have just a bit on your plate! You must be exhausted! As far as family goes, I do not have anything to do with my husband's family. I told him they were his relationships not mine! For 40 years they told him to divorce me. We are happy together but I do not want to spend time with people that want me gone! My prayers for you my friend! You do need some blessings for sure! emoticon

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BLUEJAY1969 8/21/2014 2:19PM

    God give me patience and give it to me RIGHT NOW is one of my favorite sayings and I bet you are saying that in your head a lot lately! Keep up the good attitude and you will survive the drama! I'm sorry about Honey not standing up for you. When we were newly married my hubby wouldn't either and I had to force him into it. If you haven't told him straight out to stand up for you, it might be time to do that. Now hubby's family is my family and I stand up for myself but hubby would no longer tolerate that so I am once again a blessed woman!
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BARB4HEALTH 8/21/2014 1:55PM

    You know, there is such a thing as do unto others as they do unto you? emoticon Mmmmm. . .

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 8/21/2014 12:45PM

    You're in my prayers dear friend. I can understand your frustration with both the "crazy" nurse and the family situation with "honey". I hope that both resolve themselves as some point in the near future. I can't believe all the work that you do in that yard of yours. I would never be able to do all that hard work. You amaze me.

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NOWYOUDIDIT 8/21/2014 12:24PM

    After 38 years of marriage my husband still does not stand up to his family for me. They thought he would divorce me 10 years ago after our birth kids were grown, but then we had a surprise baby who is 10 now! LOL! Hubby will be 60 next month, I don't think he's going anywhere, but sure would love it just once if he'd stand up for me! :o)
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KAREN-IS-HERE 8/21/2014 12:03PM

    ms. krazy aught to find a job elsewhere.

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Wed Aug 20

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

And Crazy's behavior came to a head. About 5 minutes after she left yesterday I got a call from the manager who tells me that the lady had just called her to state that she would not be here today due to a family emergency. Manager asked if she had told the rest of the staff, but she said she didn't want to talk about it. Manager is thinking of stirring up the assignments and moving people around. no prob...I only have about 4 years to go and I'm out...just paying off debts and doing added stuff until then..so I don't care where I work...just pay me. Anyway, without her interjections...we've had the calmest day ever. I'm actually doing more computer play than work. Shame on me! but slow days are really rare.
I went to the garden last night and mowed the upper field. I had to jimmie rig the mower because of a broken piece that I couldnt' get off the deck. this will be the last year for that poor thing. I was able to manipulate the huge limb to the burn pile by pushing one end at a time with the mower (blade off) and 'walking' it up the hill. took a while..but it's out of the way. I have more felled trees to work on tonight. I made a long to-do list and it's obvious that I won't finish it all this year, but i need to stay organized so that I get as much done as possible. I'm torn between so many things right now. the yard will take up a lot of time, but I also need to get Honey's yard done for the season, I'm speaking at a church in a nearby town next week, I have to get the art work up for the October display and a miriad of other events are coming up. Life is good, even with the challenges. we just need to keep going. rest when needed and keep depending on the Lord to lead the way. Be blessed all and just keep Sparkin'!!

  
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REALTYLADYLISA 8/20/2014 7:01PM

    Sounds like it was a better day at work, and a productive day for the garden. Glad for you!

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LINTPICKER 8/20/2014 6:32PM

    Get paid and enjoy the new spot away from the drama queen!!

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 8/20/2014 4:39PM

    Glad that you had some peace at work. Sorry that they are talking about moving folks around. I like things to stay pretty much as they are. Glad that you got the limb moved and got to work in your beloved garden. So true... depending on God is the way to success. Love ya

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BLUEJAY1969 8/20/2014 2:23PM

    Wow are you inventive! I would never have thought to use the lawn mower that way! And how sweet of you to be thinking of Honey's yard as well. You are a gem! Just think of all the calories you are burning and the muscles you are building! Great going!
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AUNTALICE2 8/20/2014 11:50AM

    I am so glad you have a day off of the drama! Make the most of it! You are so busy with yard work. I do not know how you manage! It is wonderful that you are able to accomplish so much. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Tues Aug 19

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

I need to start a drama/soap opera and maybe call it ' The clinic' . Crazy nurse is at it again. I've already had 2 people come into my office asking what's up and I honestly have no clue as to what the lady is doing. One walked into the public office area to pull supplies and hears crazy giving a run down on the location for every nurse in the building. She is barely speaking to any of us, very subdued and professional in her approach and almost hush hush secretive about being on the phone. Now understand that the way the clinic is set up and how we 3 triage nurses are spaced, we can literally sit on opposite sides of the building and still hear what, where, when, who and all the contents of any phone conversation we're having. Who cares...it's not secrets. We leave our offices to fax, to see patients, to attend meetings, to restock our educational materials and have 3 breaks daily to just move around. So...whatever she is reporting is an odd event. we have an interoffice link that gives us immediete access to each other for messages and info. We also have interoffice phone lines. She uses these all the time...until today...and she has made visits to each of our doors knocked (my door's always open) and said "I wasn't sure you were in here...just wanted to ...and then says whatever. We have a new clinic nurse who just came in and asked "am I supposed to give routine reports on what I'm doing or where I am?? Nope...You're on your own. honor system. Just come to work and do your job and get on with it. So, we are now expecting some sort of an interaction coming. puts us on edge and the nurses keep asking me what they're being monitored for. Crazy was upset when I was asked to pull the staff files and fax our education info in to the main office. I'm not charge for the month and it's not on my responsibility list...who cares...I was asked, I did it and now we're recorded for being complete. Can't wait to see what the next event...now pending...will bring. Meanwhile, I just want to focus on the garden. I'll work on getting the rest of the limb out of the way tonight. I'll have to work in the shade anyway since the temp will be around 105. I'm collecting newspapers to use as mulch bases so that I can save the expensive stuff for the larger areas. Still lots of eroded spaces to fill and plenty of chores to finish. Next year the annuals will be added as well as lots of eye candy.
Be blessed all and what ever comes your way, remember that you and God are the only important players when it's all said and done. Keep it real with Him and keep Sparkin'!!

  
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REALTYLADYLISA 8/20/2014 6:58PM

    Sounds like "The Clinic" would make a great sit-com... Unfortunately for Crazy, if a good supervisor really keeps her eyes and ear open, I would suspect Crazy's job to be a temporary position...no one wants an entire staff on edge because of one person's ongoing drama...

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BLUEJAY1969 8/20/2014 2:21PM

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AUNTALICE2 8/19/2014 7:17PM

    Wow! Drama is right!! Sounds like she does not have enough to do. I am glad you are centering on your garden!! Staying positive! emoticon

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 8/19/2014 3:30PM

    I'm so sorry that you're having to deal with so much drama. Sounds like CRAZY is looking to get HERSELF in trouble for spending all HER time minding everyone's business. Sorry. Glad that you can focus on that awesome garden of yours. Hello to GS & Honey. Bright blessings to you & all...

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ALIALI2013 8/19/2014 2:10PM

    Whoa, that does sound better than my soap, hopefully things will go better tomorrow, right? *L*

Have a great day, despite it all, and keep the peace coming! emoticon

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NOWYOUDIDIT 8/19/2014 1:58PM

    Years back there was a British show about nurses! And here I guess you could be General Clinic instead of General Hospital. We have so much drama with our job as a Group Home for adults with disabilities too. It should be a simple job, but County, State, Social Workers, DAC people and families make it more exciting than it should be!! Our solution- go up north for 8 weeks! (with the group home gals)
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BLUEJAY1969 8/19/2014 12:59PM

    Wow - a soap opera indeed! I think I'd lose patience with the whole mess but you seem to stay calm in the middle of the storm! Good for you! Also sounds like your garden is going to be a mini paradise when you get all finished! What a great way to burn calories! Keep up the good work!
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BARB4HEALTH 8/19/2014 12:49PM

    emoticon Sounds like you are adding more peace to your office and going about your business. Blessings to uou!

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Mon Aug 18

Monday, August 18, 2014

Had a good, busy day at work. Got out right on time and headed for the Amish community. A young man there is restoring a wagon hitch and is hand carving all the wood parts to be set back into the metal wheel hubs. He's done a fine job so far and I gave him a portion of the final cost...he won't charge me, so I'm basing my payment on what others have estimated. His little sisters came running barefoot across the yard to get close to us and eavesdrop in on our conversation.
after..we stopped to get a bite to eat and then came on home. I saw that one of our trees had topped out in the last few hours of rain. I took the hatchet up and chopped off the majority of the smaller limbs. Tomorrow I'll use a hand saw to finish cutting it up enough to move to the burn pile. I planted the last of the pots, deadheaded the center garden, and braced one of the new rose bushes. Too muddy to dig, but at least we finished a few things. I worked on the afghans tonight and am pleased with each one of them.
Off to bed. Be blessed and just keep Sparkin'!!

  
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KAREN-IS-HERE 8/19/2014 8:46AM

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NOWYOUDIDIT 8/19/2014 7:54AM

    emoticon We have about 10 trees down. Need to rent a chain saw. :o)

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LINTPICKER 8/19/2014 7:28AM

    Another precious day!

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AUNTALICE2 8/19/2014 1:15AM

    You sure keep yourself busy! I am glad you are able to get around to do all the things you want. That helps with the exercise part of it. Anyway, sounds like it was a good day! emoticon

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 8/18/2014 11:11PM

    Glad that you had a good day at work & that you were able to spend the rest of the day like you wanted to. Nice that you found a craftsman to restore your hitch & wagon. Sweet dreams to you my friend. Love ya

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BLUEJAY1969 8/18/2014 10:51PM

    You are a very busy person! I bet visiting the Amish village is a peaceful feeling! I would like to visit one someday and play a gawking tourist I suppose though try to be polite about it!

Have a great tomorrow!
Jeanne

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LUCYCAN7 8/18/2014 10:32PM

  Very busy day.Blessings to you as well. emoticon

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Sun Aug 17

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Full day. Church ...then a dry run to make sure we knew how to get to the outpatient clinic..and then out to eat with Honey and sister. I shopped just a minute and then after dropping sister off, went to Honey's for a nap in the chair by his lounger. does it sound really dumb that I look forward to sitting by an old man, hold his hand, while we snore for an hour or two on Sunday afternoon??? Of course it does. But he's my best friend and for 11 years I have learned more every day about unconditional love. God is good.
Still working with the afghans. Coming along nicely.
Be blessed all and just keep Sparkin'

  
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LINTPICKER 8/18/2014 11:07PM

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AUNTALICE2 8/18/2014 9:25PM

    My prayer for you and Honey! I am so glad you have the comfort of a loving partner. It makes life so much better! emoticon

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ALIALI2013 8/18/2014 1:28PM

    I don't think it sounds silly, I think it sounds like a very loving way to spend the day, and sooo relaxing. I love it.

I hope everything goes wonderfully for him, and you are relaxed and able to take it easy during it. Take care of yourself so you can take care of him. Remember that. You're both in my prayers.

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KAREN-IS-HERE 8/18/2014 11:22AM

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NOWYOUDIDIT 8/18/2014 9:40AM

    It sounds heavenly! emoticon

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BARB4HEALTH 8/18/2014 9:14AM

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Are you taking time off to help him after the surgery?

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 8/17/2014 11:01PM

    It sounds totally romantic to me my dear friend. Glad that you had a nice Sunday. Love ya

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BLUEJAY1969 8/17/2014 10:48PM

    It most certainly does not sound silly to me. When I couldn't sleep in anything but a recliner, I put one in our room so I could hear Hubby breathe at night and sleep better! Praise God we now have an adjustable bed so I can hear him breathe just fine while he can sleep flat and I can sleep half reclined! I think it's wonderful that you are so close to Honey!! I am praying for his surgery to go off without a hitch and much health for you both!
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Jeanne

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