Monday, March 31, 2008

The Graduate

I finally downloaded all the photos on my camera. Here is Dooley with his diploma! Ain't he cute??


Sunday, March 30, 2008

I love English

Can you read these right the first time?

1) The bandage was wound around the wound.

2) The farm was used to produce produce .

3) The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.

4) We must polish the Polish furniture.

5) He could lead if he would get the lead out.

6) The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert.

7) Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was time to present the present.

8) A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum

9) When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes.

10) I did not object to the object.

11) The insurance was invalid for the invalid.

12) There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row .

13) They were too close to the door to close it

14) The buck does funny things when the does are present.

15) A seamstress and a sewer fell down into a sewer line.

16) To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow.

17) The wind was too strong to wind the sail.

18) Upon seeing the tear in the painting I shed a tear.

19) I had to subject the subject to a series of tests

20) How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend?

Let's face it - English is a crazy language.

You lovers of the English language might enjoy this . . . There is a two-letter word that perhaps has more meanings than any other two-letter word, and that is "UP."

It's easy to understand UP, meaning toward the sky or at the top of the list, but when we awaken in the morning, why do we wake UP ? At a meeting, why does a topic come UP? Why do we speak UP and why are the officers UP for election and why is it UP to the secretary to write UP a report?

We call UP our friends. And we use it to brighten UP a room, polish UP the silver, we warm UP the leftovers and clean UP the kitchen. We lock UP the house and some guys fix UP the old car. At other times the little word has real special meaning. People stir UP trouble, line UP for tickets, work UP an appetite, and think UP excuses. To be dressed is one thing but to be dressed UP is special.

And this UP is confusing: A drain must be opened UP because it is stopped UP. We open UP a store in the morning but we close it UP at night.

We seem to be pretty mixed UP about UP! To be knowledgeable about the proper uses of UP , look the word UP in the dictionary. In a desk-sized dictionary, it takes UP almost 1/4th of the page and can add UP to about thirty definitions. If you are UP to it, you might try building UP a list of the many ways UP is used. It will take UP a lot o f your time, but if you don't give UP, you may wind UP with a hundred or more. When it threatens to rain, we say it is clouding UP . When the sun comes out we say it is clearing UP.

When it rains, it wets the earth and often messes things UP.

When it doesn't rain for awhile, things dry UP .

Fess like this!

One could go on and on, but I'll wrap it UP, for now my time is UP, so..... .. ...... Time to shut UP......! more thing:

What is the first thing you do in the morning & the last thing you do at night? U-P


Thursday, March 20, 2008

Company Car

I got a company vehicle today. It is a Honda Element,blue with the company logo on the sides. I guess that rules out roda rage,huh? I am glad to have it though. The Taurus has 139,000 miles on her. She is still going strong but it will be nice to let her rest up for the weekends.
I am planning on staining the concrete in the living room this weekend. I am already tired just thinking about the work involved. Not so much with the actual staining but the whole moving furniture out,cleaning the floor,etc.But it will be so worth it. Once we get it stained I can bring in the rug I bought for the room several years ago. I just could never put it down before now.
On another note Dooley is doing so good in doggy school. Next week he graduates! I am throwing him a graduation party!


Tuesday, March 18, 2008

2 posts in 1 week !!

Well, I am home early today. I started early so it's all good! It is storming here and I have been riding around in it all day. I am exhausted! I am supposed to get the company car this week. Anytime actually,but I didn't want to get it today since the weather is so bad! I can just see me freaking out because I can't find the stinkin' windshield wipers! My cousin is ok but she did tell me she could hear Buffy barking all night Sunday night! Poor thing! I bought an orchid a couple of weeks back at one of my favorite shops called Happiness. It has the most beautiful purple blooms on it. The lady says it is easy to grow...we'll see about that!

South by southwest is over thank goodness. I was having a time trying to navigate all the closed roads and tourists in town! I am thinking the new Counting Crows album is coming out next week. I cannot wait! I love them long time!!!

I did buy the most fabulous earrings ever this weekend! I did take a picture but well we all know that I have no way of downloading them. I will try to get to the store this week promise! I have so much to show you guys! Ok, I have to go for a walk with Dooley. He is doing well loose leash walking y'all I am so proud of my little man!


Friday, March 14, 2008

Bye Bye Buffy

Well, my cousin Linda had to put Buffy down today. She was almost 17 yrs. old,blind,deaf,and incontinent of both urine and feces. She was in pain and it was way past time but as we with pets know it is a devastating blow! I came hoem last night from doggie school with Dooley and she was crying and I knew something was up. She said she knew it needed to be done and she just had to wrap her mind around it was all.She has a friend who said she would come over and inject an air bubble into her vein and she would just go to sleep but I told her uh, no, that would hurt her and it would not be a good way to go. I told her if she took Buffy to my vet I would pay for it but she said no she would pay for it so she did take her into the vet this morning.
On a bright note though, Dooley is doing so god at doggy school. You know, forever he would not sit on command but just this past week he started doing it on the rug in front of the toilet. So, whenever I would come home from work and go to pee he would come in and sit in front of me on the little rug. So, I started praising him for it and started keeping the training treats by the pot! I know it sounds unorthordox but it works. So, last night at school I told the instructor he would sit but I needed a rug. She put the rug down and I told him to sit and lo and behold he did! Then we worked on lay down and again he did! he was so proud of himself! I was about to bust I was so proud! He is adorable to say the least. I want to download some pictures for you but he has chewed thru the camera cable so it is a trip to best buy for me tomorrow.
I am on call this weekend and by the look of my schedule I will be busy both days. Oh well, money in my pocket,baby!I am so enjoying being a road nurse. I have had a new nurse with me all week and she is so sweet but it does slow me down! But hey, whatever it takes. At least, I am not tied to that stinking desk.
I am still on my diet and I weighed the other day and I have lost over 60 pounds so far! I can really tell in my clothes and my mobility. Between the weight loss and the getting to walk and move around so much more now that I am out in the field my knees are so much better. Not to say they do not hurt because they do and will but unless I do something like climb stairs which I had to do yesterday(ouch)I am much more mobile!
I am going to Las Vegas on the 4th of next month. My sister Anna who lives in Fort Worth has a friend who lives in Vegas and she is gettin married. Anna asked me if I wanted to go and I said oh yeah! We will be there from the 4th to the 7th. Too bad I don't know the Vegas Princess that well or we could meet up! Maybe next time! We are staying at the Stratosphere!I have a change bottle that I will cash in and use that for my gambling money! I got a good deal on the air fare on but my flight leaves Austin on the 4th at 5am! Hello!
The town is crazy this week. South by Southwest is going on and the rodeo is on town. So, needless to say there is a lot more traffic to deal with. I am staying far away from downtown this weekend!
I am so digging American Idol this year. I love the biker nurse chick so much. She sounds like Janis Joplin! But my money is on little David Archuletta for the win!I am also addicted to Survivor! I am such a tvidiot!
I am listening these days to Amos Lee. If you do not know who this is run out and buy any of his CDs. You will not be dissappointed!I cannot wait for the new Counting Crows album to come out. It is due out any day now!
Well, I guess that is all for right now.I can't think of anything I haven't told you that I wanted you to know!I am off to check out my peeps sites and see what you are up to these days. I hven't checked my email in a week and have over 200 emails! Geeze!


Saturday, March 08, 2008

You Know You're a Nurse If...

1) the front of your scrubs reads "Nurses... here to
save your ass, not kiss it!"

2) you occasionally park in the space with the
"physicians only" sign... and knock it over.

3) you believe some patients are alive only because it's
illegal to kill them.

4) you recognize that you can't cure stupid.

5) you own at least three pens with the names of
prescription medications on them.

6) you believe there's a special place for the
inventor of the call light.

7) you believe that saying "it can't get any worse"
causes it to get worse just to show you it can.

8) you wash your hands BEFORE you go to the bathroom.

9) you believe that any job where you can drive to work
in your pajamas is a cool one.

10) you consider a tongue depressor an eating utensil..

11) eating microwave popcorn out of a clean bedpan is
perfectly natural.

12) you've been exposed to so many x-rays that you
consider it a form of birth control.

13) you've even heard a patient with a nose ring, a brow
ring, and twelve earrings say "I'm afraid of shots."

14) you've even placed a bet
on someone's blood alcohol level.

15) you've told a confused patient that your name is that
of a coworker and to call if they need help.

16) your bladder can expand to the size of a Winnebago's
water tank.

17) you have seen more penises than any prostitute could dream of.

18) you believe that not all patients are annoying...
some are unconscious.

19) your family and friends refuse to watch medical
sitcoms with you because you spend the whole time
correcting everyone and pointing out upside down

20) you don't get excited about blood, unless it's your

21) you've sworn to have "do not resuscitate" tattooed on
your chest. Soon.

22) discussing dismemberment over a gourmet meal is perfectly normal to you.

23) your idea of fine dining is anywhere you can sit down
to eat.

24) your idea of a good time is a cardiac arrest at shift

25) you believe in the aerial spraying of Prozac.

26) you believe that "shallow gene pool" should be a
recognized diagnosis.

27) you believe that the government should require
permits to reproduce.

28) you believe that unspeakable evils will befall anyone who utters the phrase
"Wow, it's really quiet, isn't it?

29) you have even wanted to write a book entitled "Suicide: getting it right the first time."

30) you have ever had a patient look you straight in the
eye and say "I have no idea how that got stuck in there."

31) you've had to leave a patient's room before
you begin to laugh uncontrollably.


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