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21st Century Lesbian Trailer Trash

These are the mad musings of a middle aged woman, dyke, nurse, poet. I have a dog, a cat, a mobile home, and delusions of grandeur.

Location: California, United States

Monday, May 15, 2006

Picking up the Gauntlet...

...that Just Me threw down. That is, I am posting to prove that my hands are perfectly steady and not shaking due to excessive caffeine. Sheesh. I only had 6 cups today. That's novice level coffee drinking.

What I am is exhausted. On Friday, I worked a full day and then passed the 5 p.m. medications over in the high acuity cottage.

This is the cottage where the really crazy people are. The ones who do pirouettes in the hallway singing "I'm So Pretty", the ones who strip in the front yard and try to pole dance on the fence, the ones who throw their medication in your face and plant money in the grass to grow a money tree for Jimmy Buffett.

On Saturday I spent 8 hours at work to write the plan of correction. On Sunday, I took staffing phone calls half the day and cried about Maggie the other half of the day.

Today I spent another 8 hours writing the plan of correction; in between dealing with nurses who were freaking out because one of our guys was waving his man thang around and inviting everyone to have a taste, and explaining to my boss why it is NOT a good idea to get snippy with the Department of Health Services in your plan of correction.

I forgot to eat lunch.

I also talked to a woman who is looking for a home for her 2 year old Yorkie because she feels she can't give her adequate time. I agreed to go see the dog on Wednesday night, then drove home thinking I must be crazy myself. When I arrived home, I got the voice mail message telling me that Maggie's ashes are ready for me to pick up.

I ate a Healthy Choice fish dinner and half a pint of Ben & Jerry's NY Fudge Chunk. My laundry has not been done, my house is a mess, and I'm not seeing daylight anytime in my near future.

At least 2 times daily I sit and stare at my computer screen. Occasionally I start to write an entry. But I seem to bore myself and so I give up.

Right now I'm going to crawl into bed and try to get comatose for a few hours.

Kinja, the weblog guide


Blogger Cheryl said...

Awwww, Pam...I'm so sorry to hear you are so sad, Dearheart! If I could wave a wand or wish upon a star, I'd do it for you right now. Feel better soon?

If any of those nurses start bothering you too much, you just send 'em my way. We've got the good drugs in the ER!

And, FYI, I love everything you write. {{{{}}}}

9:01 PM PDT  
Blogger G. L. Gross said...


Can you try to ease down on the coffee? I don't know how you do it love. Please hold on. I do hope you get the chance to go on vacation soon. You really need to relax.



9:31 PM PDT  
Blogger Vanda said...

Pam, I'm sorry you're having such a rough time sweetie. Hang in there. {{{{Pam}}}}

1:11 AM PDT  
Blogger Kim said...

psst.. how about making a plan to come and visit us? School's out July 21st *nudge nudge*

3:23 AM PDT  
Blogger ~ nellenelle said...


Sending good thoughts your way...

and another one for good measure...


3:49 AM PDT  
Blogger Ting's Tang said...


There is a time for every season under heaven. Give it that time.....all will be OK


PS if you want a good laugh so check out my blog. Its a poem I cant post at the LL board. *grin

4:02 AM PDT  
Blogger Francesca said...


I love reading your blog, so shut yer trap about the boring yourself bit and just write! ;)

Way too much coffee, babe...be careful with that...

More hugs!

4:24 AM PDT  
Blogger NursePam said...

Haaaa! Cheryl, forget the nurses. I'll take whatever you've got ;^) I know the sadness has to come and that's OK.

You're right SB. I do need a vacation. I'll be taking a 4 day weekend soon just to release some of the pressure.

Thanks Vanda. (((hugs))) back :o)

Kimmie, I really wish I could. All my $ is going to bring my sis here for the Hawaii trip and paying off Maggie's bills. But I'm already thinking that I could just skip next years trip for you 2.

(((((Caly)))))& (((((Nelle))))) Thanks sweeties. Love you both.

LOL @ Francesca "shut yer trap...& write." Believe it or not, my doc is not one bit worried about massive quanitities of coffee.

7:21 AM PDT  
Blogger just me said...

Awww Pam I wasn't trying to be a PITA I was trying to make you smile. I have missed you, you are my breakfast with my coffee and I was getting hungry my friend. I am so sorry that you are sad, I wish I could take that away. I am sending many cyber ((hugs))

10:52 AM PDT  
Blogger NursePam said...

LOL! The fact that you are a PITA, Just Me, is only one of your many charms. You can pat yourself on the back for getting me off my arse and back to business ;^) Thanks for the hugs kidlet. They are always welcome.

7:35 PM PDT  

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