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Oddly, today is the quietest day to work in health care.
Sunday, February 01, 2015      6 comments

Working in health care for 40 years has given me some timely perspective of the ebb and flow of illness and people seeking help. Best time of the year to visit an ER? Forget Christmas, New Years eve and Thanksgiving. July 4? Busy as can be.... Read more
From the Indies to Andes in His Undies. Things to hum at 3 am to keep sane!
Saturday, January 31, 2015      6 comments

From the Indies to the Andes in His Undies And he never took a shave except on Mondays. He didn't eat a thing but chocolate sundaes 'Twas a very, very daring thing to do! Otto Zilch-he's the hero of the ages Otto Zilch-he will surely ... Read more
Bonus small blog. Forced compliance for DH
Thursday, January 29, 2015      8 comments

I told you so. I didn't say it, didn't have to. I sat next to the bed in the emergency room Tuesday watching the third bag of saline drip into the man who was too dehydrated to complain. He's smart but has been really, really stupid. ... Read more
Overlooking the fitness tracker
Thursday, January 29, 2015      6 comments

I keep forgetting to log my steps which are tracked on my phone. I put in a lot of steps in a day as part of routine work. I quit trying to get in the 10,000 steps as part of a normal day but I rack up between 5,000 and 7,000. Not too shabby f... Read more
Not missing the brunt of the storm
Tuesday, January 27, 2015      12 comments

I woke at 3:30 figuring I'd better layer up and get out there. I am pleasantly surprised the is only about 2-3 inches of snow! We may get more later but for now I can sweep off my car and drive away to work. ... Read more
Snow, a chance to exercise
Monday, January 26, 2015      9 comments

I shoveled a couple of heavy inches of the white stuff Saturday morning. While I rested I found a snow calculator which I have to investigate a bit more. It gave me the weight of what I assume is "average" snow so the heavy, back -breaking wet... Read more
And it all goes down the drain. FInally. Free-flowing tub.
Sunday, January 25, 2015      11 comments

DH tried one more trick before calling in reinforcements to get the bathtub drain to unclog. I've pulled up my big girl panties and quit eating to the distress. As stated in my previous blog where I described my mindless, emotion-driven sna... Read more
Mental Toughness, blogging and Spark friends. A win-win-win.
Saturday, January 24, 2015      8 comments

Blogging on Spark has been my therapy. I don't have a physical personal journal, a diary to write my challenges and triumphs. You get a glimpse of my world when I'm stressed or joyful, trying to reach for a goal or a gentle "virtual" pat on the ... Read more
Care for more work woes? Remember when I was job searching LAST time?
Friday, January 23, 2015      12 comments

My administrators are scouring the fields for someone to come help me clean up the mess that continues to be discovered. I compiled a spreadsheet of the what, why and the consequences of my challenges. I didn't only list issues I had proposed so... Read more
Recognition of behavior after the bite has been taken.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015      9 comments

Ok, I wouldn't spit the food out on the floor for several reasons; It wasn't poison (sort-of) It wasn't too hot That's just gross! However, the thought crossed my mind only after the package had been opened with grumbling to myself ab... Read more
Postponing promises to myself?
Sunday, January 18, 2015      8 comments

Siebold apologized in advance if he offended me with telling me I may be acting like a child. No offense taken. I am not sure my behavior is child-like as much as I haven't gotten off the couch this time out of shear lack of focus, not quite... Read more
My Olympic bid on ice. No one gave me a score for my performance.
Thursday, January 15, 2015      13 comments

I still have grace, all 212 pounds of me. I exhibited that grace when walking to my car the other night in a dark parking lot. My right foot stepped on a patch of hidden ice, a LONG patch. As my foot slid I came down on my left knee as ni... Read more
Contemplating the non-negotiableprice of success
Wednesday, January 14, 2015      8 comments

Siebold nails it again in MT part 2 for me. Success is non negotiable. If you want to succeed you need to whatever it takes. I looked at the now-DH filled cabinet of snack, told myself I don't need any, don't like artificial colors and ... Read more
That time (weather) of year. I need a plant light over my head
Tuesday, January 13, 2015      9 comments

It dawned (no pun intended) on me this morning as I looked out upon the darkness and felt an overwhelming urge to cry, I'm feeling the effects of less sunlight on top of all the other things that are kicking me. I turned on a bunch of lights ... Read more
Misspell in my status update made me think.
Monday, January 12, 2015      7 comments

I AM starting a revolution in my head. I am staring in one too! To see me sitting here in my cozy bathrobe and fuzzy slippers, hair askew from sleeping well, you would not categorize me as a revolutionary. There is no fierce expression on ... Read more

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