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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

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Attitude Adjustment Anyone?

I haven't posted in a few days. And I am not sure when I can post again. My blog may have to lie fallow for a couple of weeks. I can't even get online to read other people's blogs simply due to circumstance.

First, I spent all day Sunday cleaning. At 11 p.m., just as I was turning out the light, and out of nowhere, I tossed my cookies.

I missed the managers day trip to Catalina. But managed to drag myself in yesterday even though I still felt like crap. I got a fair amount done, including a cut and paste job to fill the hole on the afternoon shift. I left about 2:30 hoping to get some sleep and wake up perky this morning.

No such luck. When I arrived home, the dog looked to be in worse shape than I. So off to the vet we went.

Jaz' skin condition is getting worse. The vet wanted to do a skin biopsy along with skin scrapings and a chest X-ray. $750.00 top estimate. With everything else happening, I didn't want to put her under anesthesia until after I return home from Hawaii.

She did the chest X-ray and skin scrapings. I have to drop her off on my way to work for a special bath to kill mites. She has to have one every 2 weeks. A minimum of 3 treatments. It's a long ordeal as they have to allow the dog to air dry.

She came home with an antibiotic and theophylline for bronchitis. Atarax for itching. And a cough medication. In short, she's a mess.

But it gets better. I just received a phone call that one nurse called off for the day shift, one called to say she wouldn't be there until 10 because her dog had puppies, and one called off for the afternoon shift. One is, I am sure judging by the weekend she had at work, overly stressed. I can live with that.

But one of the nurses is pissed because she got "stuck" working last night. Of course, she volunteered. She just returned from vacation. A vacation that ought to have been denied because we already had 3 requests ahead of her. But how could I say no to a mom who wanted to watch her bad boy son finally graduate from boot camp?

My assistant is on a leave for 30 days because of health issues. I am so far in the hole at work I can't see my way out.

I have to have my house ready by 9 a.m. on Saturday for a delivery and the carpet cleaners. I have to get someone in to get rid of a couple of pieces of furniture for me before the carpet cleaners come a 1 p.m.

I keep hoping I can find something positive in all of this. Because I sure can't control the chaos creators surrounding me.



Blogger KMae said...

That is just too much overwhelmance for ANYone's psyche.
Damn, woman.
Try to remember to take a deep breath here & there.

9:03 AM PDT  
Blogger Syd said...

I wish I were close enough to help out.

Hang in there, honey.

10:48 AM PDT  
Blogger SassyFemme said...

Ditto to what Syd said. I had just scrolled up to see if you were at least within the region.

Don't know if it helps or not, but I believe that we're never given more than we handle.

Take it easy, and remember to take care of yourself, too.

4:35 PM PDT  
Blogger ~ nellenelle said...

Not sure it makes a difference, but good thoughts and energy headed your way... and we await your return...

7:33 PM PDT  
Blogger just me said...

You take all teh time you need but know even a stranger from blog world is thinking about you and sending good thoughts.

9:18 AM PDT  
Blogger G. L. Gross said...

Hey lady, please take it easy. Take as many rest breaks as you need.


4:16 PM PDT  
Blogger d said...

Ahh - when it rains it pours huh?

Hope you and Jaz are feeling better soon.

8:13 PM PDT  
Blogger Michelle O'Neil said...

God, I don't miss nursing. And I would never want to be a manager.

A week from now this set of crises will be over. A year from now it will be a tiny memory.

Try to remember it ain't all as important as it seems...(though I know that's hard to do in the moment).

God bless!

10:27 AM PDT  
Blogger Lorraine said...

I got the old heave-ho from your server yesterday (couldn't get onto your page) so of course I had to come back today and check on it.

Oy. All I can say is that if you were my age right now you could-- perhaps--get a tad depressed while sorting thru this pile of icky stuff you are in right now. God knows why I believe that being almost 76 (Dec.) I would still have the energy of a 40-yr. old and would be able to get thru the "stuff" you're experiencing right now.....but I couldn't do it. I think I'd be more inclined to just crawl into a closet and cry a lot.

Don't tell anyone I admitted there's actually something I can't do, because this would definitely hurt my macha image. OK? Har-har-de-har

But!! You are young, you are strong, you are WOMAN. And this too shall pass.

(did I just say that? Good Grief!)


12:12 PM PDT  
Blogger Kim said...

Oh Pammie... somedays it just fuckin pours, don't it?

Hope you and Jaz both feel better quickly!
*hugs* ~

4:05 PM PDT  
Blogger Mocha said...

I have to say: my friend Joe blamed ME for the blogland's recent attitude. He said that my cycling has affected all the women I read and who read me.

Seriously. I just don't have that much power. If I had, however, I really would do it on purpose so we could get it out of the way and commiserate together.

Sorry about the cookie tossing and chaos. Didn't you give me some really good advice last week about my bitchiness? (Not that you're bitchy. No. Never.

2:24 PM PDT  
Blogger just me said...

Just wanted to let you know you have been in my thoughts.

9:25 AM PDT  
Blogger NursePam said...

Hugs, kisses, and thanks to all :o)

8:53 PM PDT  

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