**postdated for Sunday, March 20, 2011

Before going to work today I had a mini-meltdown.

I’m not sure why.  Just kept thinking about the prior night at work and how frustrated I was and the never-ending chores at home and how I just wasn’t completely happy at that moment, and it just hit me and I was bawling before work.

Not a pretty sight and not great when you are heading out the door.

But I pushed through it.

Had a better night.

And thought about how no one has a perfect life.

And that I am the only one that can change how I feel.

And I started feeling better.

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The only good thing…

Saturday, March 19, 2011

…about working last night is that I was able to get a foley (urinary catheter) in a female on the FIRST try (while there were two doctors in the room!)

The rest of the night was a bust.  I was all set to go to IMC at 11 pm when there was a CERT call and a patient taking a turn for the worse who was transferred to ICU.  And then it was my patient.  And she was complicated and complex.

Intubated, central line, 6 units of blood, chest tube, low body temp, low bp, low heart rate.  You name it, she was throwing her ball in the park!

Anyways, I just hate how nursing (and doctors) can really suck the life out of you.  You try not to let it happen, and yet it STILL does.  SO frustrating.

I’m going to try to just let it go, but I just feel so incompetent sometimes.


To bed so I can hopefully sleep and do it all over again tomorrow.

I don’t think I can do this job when I’m 55!!!  Help.


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Open those windows!!

Friday, March 18, 2011

An absolutely GORGEOUS day.  Almost in the 70s–breezy and sunny 🙂


The windows are open and the fresh air is intoxicating.

Izzy had a nice long walk.

Did laundry and baked brownies for a co-workers birthday.

Work for two and then off for three.

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St. Patty’s Day Tradition–Big Bad Bollucks

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Another year, another St. Patrick’s Day, another Big Bad Bollucks show.

It’s the simple things 🙂

We headed out to Northampton about 5:15 pm and got a sweet parking spot.  Got to Iron Horse at about 6 pm.

Lovely dinner of appetizers–seasoned fries (seriously some of the best!) and nachos with cheese, salsa and sour cream (oh yeah baby).  Drinks–Sam Adams for Kimm, Hootchie Coo Margarita for me (made with some sour blue drink that was quite tasty).  Dessert–creamy, cheesecake with chocolate sauce and whipped cream.  Belly–VERY happy.

Show was great.  Played a great mix of Irish songs.  Crowd was a little thin this year, but that’s fine by me.

A great, relaxing night.

However, I can’t believe I spent $63!!!

(it was worth it!)

Got home before midnight.

Kimm was sporting a puffy eye from being elbowed in the face.

Bed never felt so good 🙂

Can’t wait for next year.

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A Walk!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

We did it!

We finally went on a walk again 🙂

Izzy was so happy!!

We ate dinner and it was light out and a nice night so we decided to go for it, even though it took a little convincing ourselves that a walk would be good for us instead of continuing to sit on the couch 🙂

Once we got going, it was lovely.

I think now we will definitely make it a routine again, but NOT first thing in the morning.


Instead we’ll go after breakfast, and then maybe again after dinner.

Otherwise a busy day…picked up my orthotics (finally!) and got a haircut.

Tomorrow is the Big Bad Bullocks concert.  Can’t wait.


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First Night

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

That first night coming off of working is so relaxing.  I just love it.

Catching up on computer time, watching movies, relaxing.  Just being.

Random note:  We have not had our last frost.  This morning it was NIPPY!  I’m sure there are many more cold mornings to come before spring is really here.

Off to watch Weeds and eat some popcorn!


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Monday, March 14, 2011

I LOVE driving to work when it is still light outside!!

Thank you Daylight Savings Time 🙂

Work was work…not too bad.  One more night!

Off to bed.

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And so it ends…

Sunday, March 13, 2011

This week off flew by.

And now I’m back to work tonight.

Not much going on today.

I’m about to take a nap 🙂

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Buzz Word

Saturday, March 12, 2011

We had a great time last night hanging out with a co-worker.

Played Buzz Word and laughed until we were crying 🙂

Milk-stache, food professor??  (Inside jokes!)

Anyways, it was a great ending to the week.  Of course we didn’t realize how late it was when we left (close to 1:45 am, and with the time change,that was really like 2:45, and we didn’t get into bed until after 3 am!!)

Needless to say, a nap may be in our future.

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A Day of Rest

Friday, March 11, 2011

There was no sorting or de-cluttering today.

Instead I spent time entering phone numbers/addresses into my phone (lost all of them with my last update…GRRR), trip to B.J.’s and Stop and Shop, and baking a cake (for girl’s night tonight).

Seems like I should have gotten more done huh?

I also did a load of laundry, dishes x 2, and computer time.

Hmm…still seems like I should have gotten more done.

Oh well.  There is always tomorrow.

Can’t wait to see all our old friends tonight.  Good night to relax and enjoy life 🙂

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