Healthier Living Thread Part IV - page 29

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  1. by   muffie
    keep up the good work folks
  2. by   ertravelrn
    Good morning everyone
    I hope you are all doing well.....
    For those of you that remember my problems at work.....I have now made it through five days without problems. They pulled the other nurse off my scheduled days to work, and that has made work more managable. I am so looking forward to getting home today. and yes ZOE that means I get to watch my bats again. It is so soothing to just sit outside, in the dark, and watch them swoop around.
  3. by   Tweety
    er. I'm glad to hear things are working out for you.

    I'm doing well. If I don't stay overtime today I'm going to the gym straight from work and seeing if that routine works for me, now that I'm on a Monday through Friday schedule.
  4. by   ertravelrn
    Tweety....how are you liking the new schedule? I always thought going to curves on my way home would work, but all I can think of is getting to bed.
  5. by   sddlnscp
    Hi all!

    Angie - congrats on avoiding the chocolate bunnies - WooHoo!

    Hi ER travel - sounds like work is going positive - WooHoo! Enjoy your bats, I think they are wonderful, wish we had some but they don't seem to like our area.

    Blue - Hi, how's it going? Thanks - I am now officially done with first year Med/Surg - WooHoo!

    Hey Tweety - did you get to go to the gym?

    Muffie - sounds like you are doing good - congrats on the cheesecake - that is one of my weaknesses and I must stay miles away from the stuff, LOL!

    Hello to anybody I missed.

    I survived my final (got a "B", but I was ok with that, it was rough as I'm sure all of you know and/or remember) and I've been being good - I skipped our traditional post-test cheeseburger and had a salad instead - yeay! Now I'm off to fill my glass with water.

    Have a great day y'all!
  6. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from ertravelrn
    Good morning everyone
    I hope you are all doing well.....
    For those of you that remember my problems at work.....I have now made it through five days without problems. They pulled the other nurse off my scheduled days to work, and that has made work more managable. I am so looking forward to getting home today. and yes ZOE that means I get to watch my bats again. It is so soothing to just sit outside, in the dark, and watch them swoop around.
    Yahoo! that's great! altho - I hope the nurses she DOES work with are keeping an eye on her!!!

    Quote from sddlnscp
    I survived my final (got a "B", but I was ok with that, it was rough as I'm sure all of you know and/or remember) and I've been being good - I skipped our traditional post-test cheeseburger and had a salad instead - yeay! Now I'm off to fill my glass with water.

    Have a great day y'all!
    Congrats on both accounts Sarah! yayyy!
  7. by   Bluehair
    Tweety - Congrats on the MOn - Fri job! What are you doing now to have that sort of schedule? I am also M-F, but can't seem to pull off the gym thing after work. Before works for me, tho.
    ER - woo hoo! Enjoy those bats! My personal favorite here is watching the buzzards. They are very social amongst their group and will often spend sime time in the morning and evening before perching for the night just flying around each other for the fun of it. They are so graceful and athletic! A bit ugly up close, but you can't tell when they are in flight. My SIL says God gave them red feathers on their head to disguise the blood they get on them. Since they are designed to clean up things most creatures won't touch, they need to look presentable once in a while and that's why they have red heads. Cute! I must say when they are here (they head to Mexico in winter) there are no dead carcasses anywhere around, very clean, and lots cheaper than paying someone to clean it all up!
    Gotta run, still at work on a very very busy day.
    6 days left 'til Vegas!
  8. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from Bluehair
    My SIL says God gave them red feathers on their head to disguise the blood they get on them. Since they are designed to clean up things most creatures won't touch, they need to look presentable once in a while and that's why they have red heads. Cute! I must say when they are here (they head to Mexico in winter) there are no dead carcasses anywhere around, very clean, and lots cheaper than paying someone to clean it all up!
    Gotta run, still at work on a very very busy day.
    6 days left 'til Vegas!

    Um, as to the buzzards - YUCK! They are cool in animated cartoon version but not on allnurses I guess! LOL!

    I hope you have a great "vaca" Bluehair!
  9. by   ertravelrn
    Blue...I totally understand where you are coming from on the buzzards. Everything has a reason and a talent (?). Until I had bats, I would have wondered about someone wanting to watch them, but they are amazing to see in flight....sounds like the same with the buzzards.
    I am hoping that we can see some wildlife while the in-laws are here. It is so beautiful to come across deer grazing at the road side and turkeys crossing the road, although, there are times I wish they would waddle a little faster...lol
    Sarah.......congrats, keep up the good work
    Muffie, Angie, Tweety......how are you guys doing?
    Zoe....I think the other nurses are watching her, she apparently will take instruction/help from them.....she has a problem with me being a traveler. There is only one position open where I am at (the one I am filling) and yet they have just hired two RN's, so I wonder if they are going to fire her after the other two are trained.........and thankfully this assignment will be over for me at the end of May......just not sure what/where I want to go next.
    I should be making a menu for the time my in-laws are here, it is so far to the store from where I live, I don't want to have to be making runs everyday.
  10. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from ertravelrn
    she has a problem with me being a traveler. There is only one position open where I am at (the one I am filling) and yet they have just hired two RN's, so I wonder if they are going to fire her after the other two are trained.........and thankfully this assignment will be over for me at the end of May......just not sure what/where I want to go next.
    I should be making a menu for the time my in-laws are here, it is so far to the store from where I live, I don't want to have to be making runs everyday.
    Well that's good that they get to deal with her - and long term, too! Who knows, maybe she will flourish (HAH!) - meanwhile, you get out from under in May.

    When would you be able to decide where to go next? I did travel nursing in 83, just managed to do 1 assignment (Broward General in Ft. Lauderdale, FL). I had planned to take assignments all over - esp. LA (for Mardi Gras) and Cali (No. and So.). But when my boyfriend up home decided to claim everlasting love (would never say so while I was with him), I came running home and guess what? He never said it again ... My fault tho that I let the dream die... and now I have permanent burnout it looks like!

    As to your inlaws, do you like them a lot? If they drive you nuts perhaps you will WANT to do some of that running back and forth

    I would make you some easy menu suggestions but this is supposed to be the "healthy living thread" lol

    Enjoy!
  11. by   ertravelrn
    Zoe you always crack me up.....I absolutely love my in-laws and there will be NO healthy eatting while they are here....except I am only making choc. treats, cause I am not a choc. lover.
    I got an offer today for a hospital just over an hour from home. Which means......I can work and stay home.....and get the higher pay, but lower housing since I will be coming back and forth. It will actually end up being about the same pay wise that I get now with the added benefit of being home.....
    Now, off to the store, they will be here in about five hours......
  12. by   Bluehair
    Quote from zoeboboey
    I would make you some easy menu suggestions but this is supposed to be the "healthy living thread" lol

    Enjoy!
    There's always the pm option....
  13. by   Bluehair
    Hi everyone!
    I'm pooped! Left over from yesterday, I suspect. But I've been doing well overall in the food/exercise departments. I did splurge on pizza last night for dinner, because I didn't get home from work until really late (8 hour day turned into 13 hours...) and didn't want to mess with cooking. Only one meal mess up all week, I can live with that!
    Hope y'all ae doing well!

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