Friday, December 25, 2009

How I spent my Christmas day

hey Merry Christmas to all my blogging friends. I spent my day at work today. As many of you know I am a nurse. I work on a surgical cancer floor. There were not many surgeries before Christmas only those that needed to be done quickly. SO our normal 25 bed unit now has 5 patients. But no matter we do have patients and someone needs to work. There are actually 4 of us here another nurse and two nurses helpers because the patients we have usually have a lot going on. Today I am caring for a sweet lady who had surgery but now is having back spasms from not moving much and the beds I assume. Another lady has a wound infection, and one who had surgery today. I have been thinking off and on today. I have thoughts about my family then about the patients here and their families at home. All my patients except one have had company today for a few hours at a time but that is it a few hours at a time. I was wondering what I would do if I was here? I think I would be whiney. I am sometimes I get feeling sorry for myself for this reason or that. Actually I could not imagine being here on Christmas as a patient that is.
So I am going to pray to pray for these patients that they get better and go home to spend time with their families.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Long time

It has been a long time since I have been here. School, work and illness have kept me away but life does go on around us even when we are busy with other things. I wanted y'al to know I have still been praying for y'al even though I haven't been blogging for a while. Gina, I hope you feel better soon and Glenda, whatever is going on with you know you are in my prayers and in the palm of our Lords hand.
News from my life. I am on a school break now until Jan 11. That alone is like a breath of fresh air. I will finally be done with my bachelors degree some time in May. I know I want to start my masters in the fall but I am trying to decide which track to take. I have been thinking about going the education route so I can train new nurses but lately I have also been thinking about being a Nurse Practitioner. The schooling is the same, maybe a few months more for NP to be able to prescribe meds. I have also been trying to figure out where I will go. MUSC, the hospital where I work, South University the college where I go now, or lately I have been thinking about West Virginia University (I was hoping there was an online class there but there is not, so I would have to move should I go there. We have been thinking about making that move because it is closer to home but not too close.) WV has a NP of women's practice which I would love to do. Another opportunity that has come up is my boss has been talking about after getting my degree or actually once I start to work with her in management as a educator or assistant manager. (I am tempted by that one too but do not know if I would like it.)
My family is doing well my daughter is pregnant with my third grand child her second child. My son has finally graduated from college. (YEAH!!) Now he is looking for a job in a church or other job. My husband is good.
The rest of my Jerry Springer family are doing OK. They have ups and downs outbursts and fights I have decided to stay as far away from that as I can. (Considering they always call me when something goes wrong.) I am trying not to get upset about it anymore.
I will try to keep better touch here throughout the break and from now on. The next few days I will be catching up on old post.
Merry Christmas Blogging Friends!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

I am sitting in a high school auditorum to pay respects to am 18 year old boy Wed, Dec 16, 2009 boy who took his life this past weekend. Please pray for his family

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

I love the CHristmas Season!

I love Christmas! I love everything about it! I love the trees and the lights and the tinsel and the decorations and the celebrations. I think you have gotten the picture I love Christmas.

Even with all that stuff what makes Christmas great are the people. Everyone is so giving! We adopt one of our families every year to sponsor their Christmas because of their lack of funding, their illness or what ever. I am so emotional about our family this year. I am so excited to shop for this family and to do bake sales and sell candy on the floor and whatever we need to do to make Christmas great for this family. Because sadly it may be their last together as a family.

So if your reading this and know someone who could use a boost at Christmas. That older lady who lives alone in your neighborhood. The cashier at the grocery store who is a single mom. The man who is selling you your tree trying to make an income for their family. Say a prayer for them, tell them you did and will say more and most of all wish them a Merry Merry Christmas!