I rarely blog 2 days in a row. However, I couldn't let Leap Year Day pass without posting. I started blogging in 2008 and my first post was February 29th. I talked about a few things but mostly I was cheering the fact I had just turned 55 and that meant no surgery call anymore. Well, leaping ahead to 2016, that call rule was thrown out and anyone working in our department has to take call...even if your 100. I was dumb enough to mention that the call Gods were good to me this weekend. As soon as I finished last nights post I got ready for bed, hopped in, and was just about asleep when the call phone went off...darn it! I had to go in a help with a C-section. That little baby was born after midnight so only a b-day every 4 years for him! I just went back and looked at my Leap day post from 2012 to see how and what I was doing. It was a post about blogging. It was a post about how anyone could blog and how the blog has been a journal tool for me. Leaping ahead to 2016 again, I was wrestling with the idea of not blogging anymore. I've decided to continue. I don't know how many more Leap Days I'll post about but for now I'll continue with my journal. I turn my posts into a book at the end of each year.
Sunday, February 28, 2016
It's been an incredible weekend. I didn't go on any fancy trips, or win the lottery, but I was able to enjoy a fun, family and friend filled birthday celebration that started on Friday. I'm on call this weekend and so far the surgery Gods have been kind and I was only called out once...so far...it's not over until Monday morning at 7am! Friday I didn't have to be at the hospital but I had to take call from home starting at 7am. My BFF, Miss Donna, decided to take the risk and treat me to a birthday lunch in hopes I'd be able to be there. It all worked out and we had a lovely lunch at a wonderful spot here in Ashland called "Bella Blue".
Sunday, February 21, 2016
Do you remember what it was like to be 14? Thinking back to that time I remember 14 as being such an in-between stage. Finally a teen the year before but now it's that time before driving and, in my parents home, the time before dating. Today is my Grandson, Anthony's, birthday. He's that ripe old age of 14. We gathered yesterday at a recreation center to help him celebrate. Many of his friends were there and they played basketball and were able to go swimming. There was a nice room to gather for pizza and snacks and also birthday cake and icecream...you're never too old for that are you?
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
When works gets an overload of staff instead of cases they ask us to take a "low census" day. We keep a list and who's ever next gets it. Today was my day and I was glad when I woke up...later than usual, thank you very much...and saw we had about 4in of new white snow on the ground.
Thursday, February 11, 2016
There are different times in life when the question of what you're going to do in the future comes up. Getting ready to go into high school you usually have to make decisions about classes that will get you into college. College comes and you have to major in one thing or another and sometimes that changes before graduation. Maybe college isn't in the cards and now you will have to choose a trade or job that will support you and perhaps a family. It goes on and on until one day you're getting close to the choices that will take you to the final days. I find myself wondering how I'll feel when I'm swiping my badge that lets me into the secret elevator that takes me to surgery for the final time. When I put my password into the computer that records my in and out time for work for the last time. Will I find another job perhaps? Will I sit in a rocker and let my joints go stiff? Travel? Blog? I'm still pondering those decisions. Today our newspaper ran a lovely story of a beautiful lady that goes to our Church. I think I may have mentioned this in a previous post. Estelle is 94 years young and has published her first book.
Sunday, February 7, 2016
Monday, February 1, 2016
Holy Guacamole! It's February! It's the shortest month of the year! It's full of hearts, flowers, and chocolate! Ok, no more !!!! points...It's also full of birthdays...like Lincoln, and Washington....and me..(later this month) I'm pretty sure Mother Nature thinks it's April. This past weekend we had sunny skies and temps that almost hit 60de. Wow. Here's what last year looked like at this time: