Sunday, December 31, 2006

Goodbye 2006

I am glad this year is done. I have had alot of milestones this year. I made it thru 1 year of Nancy being dead and 1 year of holidays without her. I also made it thru 1 year without seeing the RB. I did have some conversation with him but even that was kept to a minimum and is now nonexsistent. I can honestly say I do not miss him. I remember one day around Thanksgiving thinking about him as I do every day and thinking about the same old things. I cannot get over the fact that he quit loving me. I wish it was not that way but that is the simpest explanation I have. Anyways, because this is my monkey mind and the way I see it but I had a revelation of sorts. I thought about him with her and then instead of going down the same old road I thought, what if she is the one for him? I mean, what if she is the girl he is supposed to be with? At that point, I knew I was over him. I do not try to understand what happened or most importantly what I did to make him not love me anymore. It doesn't matter. I am at peace with it. I do miss the companionship, the being a couple. It is nice to know that you are #1 in someone's life. And there is someone #1 in your life. I mean, everyone wants to love and be loved. Me included. I do hope I have that again and hopefully the next time I fall in love it will be forever. I have not done so well at work and I think it is me as well as the job. I just haven't been 100% into it. I am in a rut. I like the job but the job is changing almost daily. I think I will be in another job soon. I think they hired this other girl to replace me and this will happen when she is ready to go. I should start looking for another job. I will make only one resolution this year and that is to exercise at least 30 minutes every day for 100 days. I think I can spare 30 minutes out of every day to exercise. My friend Jana says she likes the idea and wants to get in on it. I say, come on then. I have been invited to a party tonight at a friend's house. I will take my shower fix my hair and put on makeup,try on at least 5 different outfits before settling on the right one and then I wil decide if I will go or not. This may sound strange but I have a real fear of going to parties. I always end up with no one to chat with and just stand there looking like a moron. It is uncomfortable and as much fun as I have with my friends a room full of people is frigtening to me.Dooley has sustained an injury. He was outside yesterday and when I let him back in he was not using his right front paw. He lay on the couch and the muscles in his right shoulder was twitching.I don't know much about animals and sickness but I do know pian when i see it.I took him to the ER because of course it was on a Saturday afternoon after all the clinics have closed and they xrayed the little guy and he has no fractures thank you God. He has a strained arm and it is most likely from jumping from the couch or the bed to the floor. I have concrete floors and hello, I also have steps for him but he chooses to jump. I need to teach him otherwise. He is also still markiing but not so much if I am vigilant about watching him. I need the dog whisperer! I am no good at discipline.Okay enough blabbering. I am done for now. Talk to you all next year!


Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Holiday Pictures

Dooley does not like to dress up!
Bah Humbug!
Akasha and Lestat do a Christmas jig!
Akasha in her holiday sweater
Lestat looking handsome as ever!
Dooley is just glad the holidays are almost over!


Post Holiday Shuffle

Well, here I am back at the old grind again. And wait for it... yep she's still in here talking to me!!! I hope everyone had a nice Christmas. I know the talker did! I have heard about her every move since I last saw her.I have a lot of work to catch up on so I thought I would stop and goof off a little bit. It is 9:30 and I have been working hard for almost 2 hrs! I so wish I had taken today off. It is hard to get in the mood when you know it is a short week. I had a nice Christmas. My sister came to town on Saturday morning but went back to Ft. Worth the very same day. Quick trip but fun nonetheless. We had a nice visit. She is a Starbuck's fiend. She stops every morning on her way to work to get a venti sugar free vanilla fat free latte.It is $4.11. This 5 days a week adds up! I gave her an expresso maker that also steams milk for the coffee with 2 lbs of ground house blend Starbuck's coffee and a bottle of the sugar free vanilla syrup. I also got her a coffee mug to hold the same amount as a venti would. She loved it and called me yesterday to say she was having some while we spoke. She gave me surround sound for my stereo and television. My mom sent me a portable DVD player. It is cute. It has a little 7'' screen on it. You can use batteries or plug it in. I got 2 candles and a herb garden from my cousin as well as a chocolate orange which is my favorite holiday candy. What a treat. I love to eat a slice with a good cup of coffee.I have to go home at lunch to let Dooley out. It was 37 degrees this morning and while the big dogs love the cold he has no skin and shivers to beat the band. Poor little thing! He is still hiking that leg and peeing on stuff in my house. I keep Clorox wipes sitting on the coffee table anymore. I cannot stand it and will have him fixed soon. I was waiting to stud him out for a fee or pick of the litter. But, this whole marking his territory is for the birds!Ok enough goofing off back to the "w".


Friday, December 22, 2006

Shut up Already

Well, the talker is back in my office. Apparently, she is done with her orientation. Funny how she is still asking me how to do every little thing! And she keeps talking. I don't even know half the time what the hell she is talking about. I can't keep up with my work and her yapping. Most of the time she is talking about stuff that is not work related. It is driving me crazy. I just keep typing away ansd nodding every so often. But, to tell the truth it is distracting. I have told her 3 times already today that I need to work on something very confusing and I need to put all my effort toward that. That shuts her up for a little while but not long enough. We are slated to move into a new office space in january and I will have my own office but until then sheesh!


Twas the last work day before Christmas

It is very quiet here at the "w" today. I was expecting a big dump of people put of the hospital for the holidays but so far not so much. I am going to give a few insulin injs on Christmas morning. I can't resist the double time money part and the people live about 1/4 of a mile away from my house. I hate for the oncall nurse to have to come all the way over to this part of town for that. My sister called me this morning to tell me she has no where to put her dogs so she can come down and stay with me a few days. She says she will come early in the morning and leave tomorrow afternoon. So, for her it will be a whole day of driving. She should ask my other sister to come down with her. I think she never really planned on staying or else she would have already had all these things taken care of before now. Oh well, it will give another day to veg out around the house in my jammies. Hopefully she won't run into too much traffic on the way down or back for that matter. Oops, here comes the boss...


Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Stuff I been Trying to Show You

Hey Dooley! Come over here,I want to show you something!

Oh yeah, little man, you are gonna be so cute!

Oh my , that is the sweetest little reindeer I have ever seen! Do you like it Dooley?

I have been working on my presents. These are some of the finished ones. They are glass bocks with fairy lights inside.

I think I like the multicolored ones for all year long!

I like to go to places like the market Days in Wimberly for ideas on making presents. Some of the things I saw but have no intention of making but still I wanted to share with ya'll.

The best thing about these doors were the glass doorknobs. It is clever.

Ok this is just wrong! Only in Texas. Take a good look that is a real gun people!I mean would you have this by the bed and then if you hear something in the middle of the night you just roll over and say "honey, hand me the lamp, I think I hear something downstairs"

Too too much!!

But,I did like the fairies! I am gonna have to look into learning to weld and solder.It looks cool!

These were cool too! It is yard art made out of old tin signs and barn material. I love the tail on the big pig. It is a spring!

Ok, that is it for now. I have more but don't want to bore you too much all at once! I am going to bed. I got to talk to my friend in Australia tonight. If it is 10pm here on Wednesday night; it is 5pm Thursday evening there. Wow! It was a nice chat. The connection wasn't that good but it was still pretty awesome to be able to talk to someone on the other side of the world! Can you tell I am a hick at heart? It doesn't take much to impress me.They are having summer now. He said it was about 34 degrees there but here that would be over 90 degrees. I don't know if I would like having Christmas in the summer. But I guess if you are a kid then you would be off for the summer and the presents you got would be a lot better too. Like a bike in the summer is way better than a bike in the winter. Same goes for a trampoline or a basketball. Really, now that I think about it Christmas in the summer would be a lot of fun! But, now I am wondering what they do in the winter to celebrate. I mean Christmas was only started to offset the pagan's winter soltice fest which was started to keep people from being all bummed out during the bleak cold months of winter. Or at least that's what the history channel said.Dang it, I shoulda wrote down everything I wanted to ask him.What would you ask him?Just wondering is all. Night folks!


Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Working on my Skills Part 2

I tried in vain last night to post pictures of what I have been doing. But nooooo, blogger was not letting me download or comment on other blogs for that matter! I am at the evil"w" practicing my "skills".
This is a conversation with myself and a field nurse.
me-Good morning this is P how may I help you this morning?
nurse- Hi it's S. how are you?
me- Iam just fine and how may I assist you this morning?
nurse-uh ok... are you ok?
me- why yes I am great thannks for asking.
nurse- uh, who are you and what have you done with my P ?
me- LOL I have no idea what you are talking about but you are funny.

Skills people!

another conversation with the office manager
K-sis, you doing ok in here?
me- yes I am and how are you this fine day?
K- uh, ok but you don't seem well. Are you sure you are ok?
me- I don't know why everyone is asking me that. Do I not seem fine?
K- Are you mad at me ? Is that it? Have I done something to piss you off?
me- absolutely not! I am in no way mad or upset with anyone.
K- well, then cut it out! You are freaking me out!
D'uh! I cannot win here folks!


Monday, December 18, 2006

Working on my Skills

I am back at work and I am working on my skills! I have a smile on my face and have been polite to everyone that has come in my office and everyone is asking what is wrong with me! LOL I can't win. I have a lunch date today with a friend and he just called to cancel but I am still going out because I figure by that time I will be tired of all that smiling and need to get out of here. My boss is on vacation and her anal retentive boss is here to "train" MN who is still a dumb ass. She is nice but not a clue. I have to really make an effort to smile and be cordial to her.Grrr! Now I know why those people on TV always have a bottle of somerhing in the desk drawer. They are working on their skills.


Friday, December 15, 2006

Bummed out Again

well, I got my yearly evaluation that was due in August today. Seems I have a problem with communication. They tell me I need to work on my communication skills. I was told I am mean MN. I guess she has been telling them that I treat her like I don't like her. Nothing overt just my body language and demeaner. Appears that you can actually base an evaluation on one's subjective assessment as opposed to the body of work I perform. My clinical skills,judgement,critical pathways,and triage is excellent but I need to be nicer and not condescend to people. It is not in my nature to be phoney. I can't not like you and act like I do.And I am so not into slackers. If you are a dumb ass then yeah, I guess I don't have time for you. I believe people will rise to your expectations. But, apparently, I am told not to have expectations of anyone. It is not my job to have expectations of the staff. I am clinical and as such will stick to the clinical aspect of the job even though I am asked to perform non clinical jobs like billing,referrals,inservices,case conferences, and troubleshooting. But I am told that if a staff member is not performing as per guidelines of the company I am to report this to my DON. In other words they are telling me to be a jack of all trades so to speak, snitch out people, take flak from idiot refferal managers, and all the while look like I am happy doing it. Yeah, I didn't make enough money before this and now with no raise because I don't meet their expectations and now I am gonna be happy doing more for even less. Man, this so sucks. My boss is going on vacation starting today and won't be back until Jan 4th. I am here for the entire Christmas Holidays. I had already decided I would stay home because there would be no admin. back up for the on-call nurse so it is no real surprise. I was told that my job performance needs to improve by March or I will be replaced. This job is so not worth it. I miss being in the field. I am going to really think this over. I am not making as much money as the field staff,my hours are longer, and the expectations are that I do whatever it takes to make everyone happy. Me, not so much. I know I am a good nurse. I went to nursing school people not charm school. The problem is I may be a good clinical nurse but when you have been a nurse as long as me they want you to be in a supervisory role and I could care less about all that. I am happiest when I am doing plain old fashioned patient care. I mean, if you had a dumb ass working with you, how would you handle it?



1 . Money isn't made out of paper, it's made out of cotton.

2. The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp paper.

3. The dot over the letter "i" is called a "tittle".

4. A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down continuously from the bottom of the glass to the top.

5. Susan Lucci is the daughter of Phyllis Diller.

6. 40% of McDonald's profits come from the sales of Happy Meals.

7. 315 entries in Webster's 1996 Dictionary were misspelled.

8. The 'spot' on 7UP comes from its inventor, who had red eyes. He was an albino.

9. On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents, daily.

10. Warren Beatty and Shirley MacLaine are brother and sister.

11. Chocolate affects a dog's heart and nervous system; a few ounces will kill a small sized dog.

12. Orcas (killer whales) kill sharks by torpedoing up into the shark's stomach from underneath, causing the shark to explode.

13. Most lipstick contains fish scales.

14. Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn't wear pants.

15. Ketchup was sold in the 1830's as medicine.

16. Upper and lower case letters are named "upper" and "lower" because in the time when all original print had to be set in individual letters, the "upper case" letters were stored in the case on top of the case that stored the smaller, "lower case" letters.

17. Leonardo DA Vinci could write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time ... hence, multi-tasking was invented.

18. Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of wood.

19. There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos.

20. The name Wendy was made up for the book Peter Pan; there was never a recorded Wendy before!

21. There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with: orange, purple, and silver!

22. Leonardo Da Vinci invented scissors. Also, it took him 10 years to paint Mona Lisa's lips.

23. A tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion will make it instantly go mad and sting itself to death.

24. The mask used by Michael Myers in the original "Halloween" was a Captain Kirk's mask painted white.

25. If you have three quarters, four dimes, and four pennies, you have $1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar (good to know.)

26. By raising your legs slowly and lying on ! your back, you can't sink in quicksand (and you thought this list was completely useless.)

27. The phrase "rule of thumb" is derived from an old English law,which stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.

28. The first product Motorola started to develop was a record player for automobiles At that time, the most known player on the market was the Victrola, so they called themselves Motorola.

29. Celery has negative calories! It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with. It's the same with apples!

30. Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying!

31. The glue on Israeli postage stamps is certified kosher.

32. Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book most often stolen from Public Libraries.

33. Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into space because passing wind in a space suit damages it


Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Holiday Ha Ha !

Three men died on Christmas Eve and were met by Saint Peter at the
pearly gates.

"In honor of this holy season," Saint Peter said, "you must each
possess something that symbolizes Christmas to get into heaven."

The first man fumbled through his pockets and pulled out a lighter.
He flicked it on. It represents a candle, he said.
You may pass through the pearly gates Saint Peter said.

The second man reached into his pocket and pulled out a set of keys.
He shook them and said, "They're bells."
Saint Peter said you may pass through the pearly gates.

The third man started searching desperately through his pockets and
finally pulled out a pair of women's panties.
St. Peter looked at the man with a raised eyebrow and asked, "And just

what do those symbolize?"
The man replied, "These are Carols."

And So The Holiday Season Begins....


Angel Decoy

This is called an angel decoy.It acts as a decoy for the heat seeking missiles. It leaves the image of an angel. I thought it looked cool.

Work is piling up so I haven't much time to goof off today. I have a birthday party for a friend of mine this evening. He says he wants to have dinner somewhere nice. Ok then I'm down for that although the last time someone said "let's eat somewhere nice'' they ended up taking me the Golden Corral. mmmooww!! it is like a bunch of cows in there just a grazin' away! Not my idea of somewhere good to eat. Mostly a bunch of snotty nosed kids and harried looking parents. I try to stay away from those types because they are carriers of bacteria laden germ crusted saliva! And they touch everything!Brings new meaning to the word finger food.


Tuesday, December 12, 2006

For Connie

I have a dear friend Connie who stalks my blog. She tells me she reads it during her lunch break. We have a running joke between us about being a "Ho". She is also a nurse like me. She works for a group of Drs. in an office now and she tells me she loves it. She has really been an inspiration to me and the rest of the gang this year. She quit smoking ciggys and started working out. She goes to the gym every evening after work. She has lost # and toned up too. I will try to get a picture of her for you to see. I tried to get one of her Thanksgiving but she put her "fat" clothes too soon after dinner and I couldn't get a picture of her new and improved figure. Anyway, this is for you my good friend! I love so much!You big HO!


Monday, December 11, 2006

Back for More

Ugghhh! I so hate Mondays!Back to the "w". At least the mouth is not in here with me. I don't think she has come in yet. I bought The Concert for Bangladesh over the weekend. I forgot how cool that album is. I have it on vinyl but I don't have a turntable. I have been steadily replacing my vinyl with CD format. That is not to say I am getting rid of any vinyl I just can actually listen to what I have now. I used to have anxiety dreams about the house catching fire and me trying to drag the albums out.LOL Forget any jewlery or heirlooms those are my treasures. I miss albums. You know the kind you ripped the cellophane of and opened up to read and look at the sleeve cover.I loved the way they smell and the pictures were big and beautiful. CDs do sound better and they are easier to manage but they will never be as fun to own as albums.When I was a kid I had a poster of jim Morrison with a bare chest and those trademark black leather pants and love beads around his neck. That poster hung over my head on the ceiling from the time I was 10 yrs. old to when ever it all came down. That poster came out of an album. The there was the Big Bambu rolling paper that came with the Cheech and Chong album and yep, we rolled it up too. It was a trip to pull it out and act like that was the norm for you.Actually back then it kind of was. Oh, to be a teenager again.(sigh)Some of the albums I have some of you have never heard of I bet. Like Mott the Hoople, Traffic,Tens Years After,Commander Cody,Strawberry Alarm Clock, Flying Burrito Brothers,Cream,Yardbirds,Spirit,Animals,Wishbone Ash,Dereck and the Dominos,Humble Pie, Uriah Heap, Mahogany Rush,Alan Parson's Project,Bad Company,to name a few. I know some of those are pretty popular but some not so much.How about you? Got any vinyl stashed away?


Saturday, December 09, 2006

Hooray For saturday!!

Saturday is my favorite day of the week. I love to wake up late and laze in the bed. Dooley wakes up and rushes to give me little kisses on my face and neck. I get up and make a pot of coffee and relax still in my gown either watching TV or on the computer. Guess which one I chose today.My cousin is sitting in the living room in her PJs watching a John Wayne movie. She loves John Wayne and falls asleep to a JW movie every night. She says it relaxes her.I have a lot to do today. I have an art explosion thingy to go to this evening and a party tonight. It will be one of those everybody gets drunk and giggly. I will be a designated driver. Not much of a drinker although I have been known to twist off every once in while. But not tonight. Not worth it. When I was 25 yrs old I got arrested for public intoxication. It was my birthday and Nancy and I were down on 6th street hitting every bar along the way. At one point Nancy had lost her shoes and I had gone back to another bar to look for them. When I came back she was cavorting (yes I said cavorting) with a bum. She was being all nice to him and he was holding her arm. I tried to pry him off her and asked the bartender to call us a cab. We stepped outside with the bum close behind. I was standing on the sidewalk telling him to fuck off when along comes a cop. Short little guy with a pissed off face. he was acting all like "break it up here" and we were totally ignoring him. That pissed him off and when our cab drove up I was trying to get Nancy and myself in and the cop became so irrate. He started yelling at us telling us we weren't going anywhere. He said we were under arrest and to get out of the cab. Nancy who was always so sweet and kind became belligerant and ran off down the sidewalk. We were in front of this bar called Steamboat Springs. It was a popular night spot and this particular night was a Monday and that is when all the local musicians got together to "jam". We knew everyone because at the time I was barbacking in there and another one of our friends was waitressing on the side. It was just about the time when people were getting there so by now we have gathered a crowd. The cop handcuffed me and threw me in the backseat of his cop car. Nancy would wait till he got about 3 feet from her and then she would sprint off down the sidewalk causing the whole crowd to cheer. I got out of the car and they went wild. The cop came back shoved me in the car and the crowd went "boo".Then he would take off after Nancy again . She would stand there giving him this look like you idiot then give him the Italian arm bend which was as close as she ever got to saying fuck you!Haha!I would continue to get out of the car to talk to the people who had gathered and get birthday wishes and he would keep coming back to put me in the car all the time with Nancy eluding him. Finally, he got so mad when I was too busy to be put back in the car and she was no where near getting in either he pulled his gun out and pointed it at Nancy and screamed for us to get in the car and the crowd to disperse! Well, needless to say this put a damper on our getting arrested party! We get in the car and Nancy is hollering at this cop about how rude he is and didn't he know it was my birthday! When we got to the cop shop he took us in to get fingerprinted and our pictures taken, Nancy calmed down and I got all pissy yelling Attica!! over and over again. They threw us in a cell together. We sat together on a bunk and sang Bruce Springsteen songs. The one about driving all night just to buy you a pair of shoes which is by the way a powerful blue collar love song. Only we were drunk and kept singing I'd drive all night just to buy you a pair of shoes and to taste you tender arms or eyes one or the other. The line is taste your tender charms but well you know how drunks are. I used my one phone call to call my uncle who just happened to be playing poker with a lawyer friend who came on down and got me out of jail. Nancy called a nurse friend whose husband was a lawyer and he came down to get her.The laywer who got me out took me to my car and I drove home. In about 30 minutes Nancy called me saying the lawyer she called had taken her home and then proceeded to try to hit on her. Well, if all that doesn't throw a wet blanket on you birthday! I got in the car and went and picked her up and we went back downtown to Steamboat where everyone cheered the return of the jailbirds and we had free drinks for the rest of the night. And that is my story of the best birthday I ever had! It takes a good friend to come and get you out of jail but a true friend will be there saying man that was fun!Wow, this is the first time I have been able to sit down and put to paper any Nancy stories . And it didn't even make me cry to think of her. It made me happy to share a Nancy story with you all. Thanks!


Friday, December 08, 2006

Funnies for your Friday!

Can anyone tell me where I can get this mirror?

Two women were talking about their lives since they had become
Nursing Home Residents. They both agreed that life was good but one
woman,Ethel said she was rather upset because her sex life had really died out since she and her husband had come to the nursing home.The other woman said that her sex life was great!"The secret to great sex is this," the woman told her, "when my husband is getting ready for bed, I get undressed, lay on the bed and put both legs behind my head. When he comes out and sees me like that he gets so excited, we have wild sex the rest of the night!"Ethel says, "I'm going to try that tonight!"When Ethel's husband is getting ready in the bathroom that night, she takes off all her clothes. Although it's a struggle, she gets one leg up and behind her head.Pretty soon, she has the other leg behind her head as well.After accomplishing this great feat, Ethel falls backwards and can't move.It's not too long before her husband comes out of the bathroom.With a shocked look on his face, her husband yells; "For God's sake Ethel,comb your hair and put your teeth in, you look like an asshole!

It's all in the telling. .

In a suburb of Boston, two boys were tossing a ball in a
vacant lot when one of them was attacked by a Rottweiler. The other boy,
thinking quickly, grabbed a sturdy stick, wedged it under the dog's collar and twisted mightily, breaking the animal's neck and freeing his buddy.A reporter from the Boston Herald was cruising by and witnessed the
scene. Thinking it would make a great human interest story, he began to
interview the boys, focusing on the quick-thinking rescuer. Whipping out his
laptop he entered the heading:"Brave Young Red Sox Fan saves friend from Jaws of Vicious Animal."Looking over the reporter's shoulder, the lad said, "But I'm not a Red Sox fan." "Sorry," said the reporter, "I guess I just assumed everyone in Boston
was a Red Sox fan." Hitting the delete key, the reporter typed in:"Young Kennedy Loyalist Rescues Friend from Horrific Dog Attack." "I'm not much for the Kennedys either," said the boy."Well, this is Massachusetts," said the reporter, "and most folks here are pretty big on the Kennedys. Well, what person do you admire a lot and
what team do you root for?" "I'm a big Texas Ranger Fan," said the boy, "and I really like George W. Bush a lot."Hitting the delete key a second time, the reporter tried again:"Arrogant Little Conservative Bastard kills beloved family pet."


Thursday, December 07, 2006

I get by with a little help from my friends

Today the 2 big bosses were in meetings all day so I had a helper in the form of another RN who works in a sister office but does more field nursing. She has worked the screens as we call the computer about 5 times and not in a row. She was great. She took verbal orders from Dr offices and fielded and triaged calls from staff,pt's., Dr offices, and family members. She entered referrals and answered the phones. It is 5:40 pm and I am going home. Still dark out but it ain't 7:30pm now is it. Thank you Lord for sending help in the form of someone who can figure it out. Home to decorate the tree and pet the dogs


Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Bummer I Thought it was Thursday!

This morning I came in to a busy office with the phones ringing. My nemesis as I call her now was in the office not at her desk talking to another office worker. I answered a phone call for a nurse and while I was on the phone heard 2 overhead pages for a nurse to pick up line 1 for a Dr call. My nemesis or from now on I will call her MN.(better than calling her a crackhead baby)Anyways, she strolls into our office and sits down. I hang up from my call and say did you get the Dr call.? her;no. me; did you not hear them page overhead 2 times for a nurse to pick up line 1 for a Dr? her;yes I heard it but I am not feeling well today. I just don't feel like doing all; I quick pick up line 1 where yep, the dr. is still on hold!! OMG! Yesterday she was on the phone all morning talking to American Express about a late bill. She gets a call from a Dr. office;her;I don't have my screen open (says to me) me; well it is 945 am you better get it open. her to the phone ;hello this is --- well, I am but I don't have my computer up and running yet. I will have to research that and get back to you.I have had it people I just got off the phone with a disgruntled family member who is upset that she didn't get a call back from MN yesterday on her father. me; mr. -- fell out of bed last night and the daughter says she is calling 911. her; oh ok did you call the Dr. to let him know? me; no MN I am telling you. Does he live alone? her; I have no idea. Ya'll this is driving me fucking nuts!! I think I am getting an ulcer! My neck has been in spasm for over a week! I cry on the way home because I am so stressed. Hello, this should not be a stressful job! I just don't see her working out and they are going to keep training her and they will finally figure out she is not working out and then I will still be stuck with a buttload of work to do and no backup! I am sorry to bitch but well, not really because this is my blog and I can say what I want. I am not usually so negative but in all honesty, I do not like this woman. She has no accountabilty and we are going on the 7th week of her being here. For god's sake woman pick up the phone that is on your desk ringing right now!! Yes, I did just have to tell her that! YES!!!!!

Well, I just had a meeting with my boss and her boss and the expectation I am to have of MN is no expectations. I am to field all calls and take all referrals and write all orders and triage all calls myself. She is to be accountable for nothing until she feels comfortable. So, my expectation that she will come into the office in the morning and turn on her computer and answer calls from Dr. offices on pts. is wrong. Oh and she has not been here for 7 weeks. She has only been here 2 weeks. WTF?? How does the end of October become 2 weeks?? And here I thought I had already worked thru Thanksgiving. Wow, I have had the longest 2 weeks in my whole entire life.


Tuesday, December 05, 2006

A Bit Unusual

I was reading the comment from my last post and it got me thinking about how different we all are but yet somehow the same. Like for example, I love to eat Peanut butter and Hot Sause sammies. I know it sounds gross but if you eat chunky style PB with some salsa with a little cilantro in it on some whole grain nutty bread it is GOOD!I also like to eat potato chips with hamburgers. That in and of itself is not unusual. But, I will take all my chips and separate the whole chips from the broken ones on my plate. I will eat the brokens ones first and then the whole ones. If you want some of my chips I will give you the broken ones. I also do not like to eat off of plates with a design in the middle where my food will rest. I also hate anything that gets warmed up in styrofoam cups or bowls,plates etc.When a cat crosses my path in the car I will mark an x with spit on my thumb in the upper left hand corner of the windshield. I always say God bless you when someone sneezes even if they don't hear me.I have a naked picture of my ex in my panty drawer.When I was a kid I was a cowgirl with a hat and boots and a horse! I used to barrell race and have a scar on my knee to prove it.I like odd numbers. I do not like pairs of anything. I never touch a door handle in a public bathroom. I will use my sleeve or a piece of paper to open it.I don't go to the public pool to swim because there are too many kids in the pool and I know they pee in there. I cry at Hallmark commercials even though I know that is what they are geared to do. I can quote lines from the movie the Three Amigos with Chevy Chase, Martin Short , and Steve Martin.My idea of the perfect man is a cross between Albert Switzer,John Wayne, and Steve McQueen. I abhor authority and I cannot stand dumb assess. You know who you are!If not,then that just drives the point home.I am loyal to my friends sometimes to a fault. I have learned to keep my mouth shut and only hear what pertains to me. Your private life trauma baby leave me out! I had a falling out years ago with a good friend who was being treated poorly by this man and she asked me to say something to him and when I did she got angry and sided with him!Never again. If you like someone I do too. If you don't like them I don't either and if you decide later you do like them again then, so do I. As my grandmother used to say, "suits me if it suits you".I would love to skydive but am afraid of heights. Well, I can climb up anything but the coming down is the problem. I am also afraid of cemeteries at night. I always wish upon a falling star.I love my dogs more than most of the people I know. I know Elvis' birthday and death day. My favorite Beatle is George. Both before the breakup and as a solo artist. John was ok but I only ever liked half of his albums. Paul has always been a little too full of himself. My all time favorite song is The Thrill is Gone by BB King and I want it played at my funeral. I hate liver of any kind and think cavier tastes too fishy. I also don't like salmon for the same reason. I have to be at the movie theater at least 20 minutes before the show starts to get the best seat which is the one in the middle of the theater in the middle of the aisle right under the projection window.I cannot tolerate intolerance.I love the Opera.I am not fond of rap music but I do like Nelly.I can speak Spanish, some Japanese, and know some choice dirty words in Phillipino,Korean,Vietnamese, and German.I have a lot of friends from a lot of different places. I have a group of girlfriends that meets once a month for brunch. There are 4 of us, one from Canada, one from Wales, one from Vietnam, and me.I call us the Benotton bunch from the commercials from long ago.I cannot sing or play an instrument but music is my favorite thing in the world. I cannot imagine a world without music and I always have some playing in the background. If had a theme song it would be the one from Bosom Buddies.My favorite sound in the world is of children laughing.My favorite Christmas movie is The Christmas Story I can never see it enough. Okay, enough about me how about you?


Monday, December 04, 2006

Stuff you don't know about me

I got this from my friend Linda over at Beadingals blog.

1-My favorite drink is Dr Pepper.

2-If I were to open a resaurant it would be called "Shut up and Eat Something"

3-The last thing I broke was the lid to a blue glass dish in the bathroom yesterday.

4-I would love to play hide and seek in Las Vegas.

5-My must have accessory is lip balm.

6-My favorite candy or gum is Almond Joy.

7-The song I hate to hear on the radio is that song by Hinder "The Lips of an Angel" It reminds me of the ex going outside to talk to his lying cheating shank.

8-The last thing I ate was a peanut butter and hot sauce sandwhich last night for supper. I am hungry now!

9-Something I have not done in awhile and would love to do is go dancing.

10-Do all M & M’s taste the same or different? They all taste the same but I like the blue ones the best.



Friday, December 01, 2006

Ice Skating at the back door of HELL!

I just found out there is an ice rink on the roof of Whole Foods downtown. It will be open from now till mid January. For those of you who don't know Whole Foods was founded here in Austin. We have the mother of all Whole Foods Market. It is 3 stories tall with the corporate office on the third floor. The market itself is on the ground floor and the second floor is restaurants and bistros. I like to call it Whole paycheck Food Market!I can't ice skate. I used to be able to roller skate though. I was a carhop at Sonic. We wore roller skates and I made 50 cents/hr. Try hitting a cigarette butt with a loaded tray of food on roller skates! Yep, you got go flying and she no fly!That's when all the car horns start honking! It will get you a lot of sympathy tips though!I am so glad it is Friday. I was planning on putting the tree up last night but it was so cold I had to concentrate on bringing in the plants and covering the ones I couldn't get in. My electricity went out last night about 1:30 am. I guess the high winds blew a line down or something so I was late for work but hey that's a good thing ,right? It is chiily here this morning at 37 degrees. And once again Dooley is reluctant to go outside to relieve himself but he did go out and now he is back in the house enjoying his cozy spot on the floor by the kitchen. The big dogs are outside. Osa loves the cold weather! I will take them for a walk when I get home this evening. My cousin and I are putting the tree up tonight for sure. I made the potato soup last night and of course it was delicious. I like having someone to cook for and my cousin is glad to eat it. Okay I gotta get back to work. I have been sitting herer looking busy but now people are starting to talk to me. Oh yeh, I forgot... use my skills!


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