So, therefore, I refuse to worry…right.
So, therefore, I refuse to worry…right.
Typically I don’t believe in burning bridges but in this case: blow that sucker up! Tracy had a 9mm kidney stone. He is leaving his current job for another one in about two weeks. He has given three weeks notice and has followed all the rules of resignation.
Today they tell him he can’t use his 40 hours of accrued sick time because he has given notice. What??!! This kidney stone wasn’t planned. It’s not like some scheme to use up his sick time. In fact, he’s been WORKING despite his pain while we try to get him in to see a doctor. And did I mention he has a 9MM KIDNEY STONE?
Really?? Some hospitals truly are pits of evil when it comes to how they treat their nurses when they are in need. No compassion, no empathy, no kindness. Whatever, he’s outta there and I’m so glad. And if he burns the bridge, so be it. Who wants to be associated with such a place. Don’t try to convince me they care anything about the patients when they can treat a hard-working nurse in such a despicable manner. And they wonder why they can’t keep nurses.
Yeah, DRMC: keep spraying that “nurseBgone” and someday your doors will close forever. Do us all a favor!
This is exactly how I feel this week. Tracy has a 9mm kidney stone, I have had a fever of 102 for two days, and I’m just worn completely out. I’m blessed to have a shelter stronger than any umbrella and “when I cannot stand, I’ll fall on You.” Amen.
I’m working quite a bit lately. I have so much coming up but for now things are pretty calm. Come September, return to crazy world.
Tomorrow is my birthday. Another year under my belt. I’m so very blessed! Good night.
P. S. The picture above is of the sunset we watched last night while waiting for the “supermoon” to rise. The moon wasn’t all that exciting but the sunset was lovely!
Sometimes I want to close my Facebook account. Lately it seems my feed is full of animal abuse, homelessness, and pleas to help. Don’t get me wrong: I have great compassion for humans and that’s why I am a nurse. But animals touch me in a way that I can’t explain. Above you see my cat and dog. They both showed up at my doorstep and never left. Their previous owners apparently just didn’t care very much. I couldn’t help but care for them and now they are both loved (and spoiled) very much.
I wish I could give them all a loving home. It makes me sad to see how many animals are hurt, hungry, abused, and homeless. Euthanasia is so sad because they are a life, a being with feelings and needs, with love to offer. To know how many are put to sleep because there is no room for them in the world makes me cry. If you can, give one a home. Visit a shelter and bring some furry love into your life :) End of soapbox, I promise.
So an interesting collaboration is being considered today. I have had a professional editor offer to work with me on my book! I’m seriously praying about it and so far I can only say yes, yes, yes! Thoughts are spinning but I am focused! Update soon :)
I am writing a book! I love the sound of that!
The reason it might work: because it will help others.
Time will tell.
Did I mention I’m writing a book? Well, I’m writing a book. It seems kinda crazy to say it out loud, like it sounds ridiculous. Like a dream or a fantasy or just plain foolishness. But I’m writing it all the same. It’s almost done, just a few more chapters and the first draft will be done. Then we will see…
I have been doing some education projects at work and what a treat! I love teaching and I’m looking forward to being a teacher full-time. I will be so glad to get my practicums completed and I pray everything will work out so I can graduate. Grad nurse would like to become a graduate.
Got some small pots of flowers out on the front porch. They won’t be anything like the flowers above but they meet my need for gardening. I also planted some Thai basil seeds and they have sprouted. The farmer’s market was open today and I’m looking forward to fresh vegetables.
Summer came in with a bang and it’s been hot and humid for weeks. Everyone cried for summer during the cold, bleak winter but I cried for spring. I don’t like summer unless I have access to a pool. Now that we’ve moved, I don’t even have access to a public pool. I crave water but it’s not gonna happen. I’m already longing for fall and there’s still 4th of July (and my birthday) to go.
Tracy is working hard and discovering the ups and downs of nursing. He might change jobs but it’s hard to know what to do. We are getting more settled in our new home and really like living here. The animals are a bit insane but lots of love!
Gotta get some rest. Much to do tomorrow!
Note to self: the book isn’t gonna write itself ;)
Happy Father’s Day.