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No Stars In My Eyes

Med nurse in med-surg., float, HH, and PDN
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No Stars In My Eyes has 43 years experience and specializes in Med nurse in med-surg., float, HH, and PDN.

Grew up in Mass., moved south at 27. Married at 40, Retired at 68.

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    Women's Right to Choose

    I have a HUGE objection to any politician having ANY say so about MY body or MY choices about MY healthcare. It is NOT, and should not be a political issue. If a person feels they need to seek out an abortion, they ARE going to have an abortion regardless of the legality. Better a doctor to do it, than a back-alley self-taught abortionist, of which, I promise you, there are many. None of you know the person's circumstances; it isn't always just a case of rape or incest. I know someone in the 1970's who had terrible mental and emotional problems, and her pregnancy made things worse. She had an illegal abortion set up, but 'fortunately' had a miscarriage two days before the appointment. Her relief at not being pregnant was so palpable, and would have been so regardless of the way the pregnancy loss came about. No one should judge a person as being 'bad' or a murderer if an abortion is their choice. I do agree that 6-8 weeks should be the window of availability. What about the men or families that object to the pregnancy, or the ending of that pregnancy? It isn't THEIR decision or choice. If it was, let THEM get pregnant and see where they stand. Nothing like real experience to bring about some REAL understanding.
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    Exciting Changes Coming To allnurses

    Bless you REAL BIG!!!! :)
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    Exciting Changes Coming To allnurses

    Joe, you told me to remind you about helping me KEEP my goggle-eyed Avatar, so, I am reminding you. I don't wanna be the first initial of my screen name. Thanks! No Stars In My Eyes
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    The Grinch of allnurses.com

    PERFECT!!! This is the best smile I've had all week!
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    The Grinch of allnurses.com

    I'm happy with practical gifts. I'm not fashionable, don't care much about (or wear much) jewelry, and prefer to pick my own clothing during the year. Find me a funny book or something odd or interesting, yes. But, usually, the few small checks I get, I end up using for household needs, or groceries. I'm full of "Fa-la-la-la-la." Don't need to put a bow on laundry detergent or stuff to make a pot-roast.
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    The Grinch of allnurses.com

    I have used the Sunday Funnies paper as wrapping paper, and my sister has used fabrics left over from sewing projects or some blouse/dress (not wearable) she found at a yard sale or flea market.
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    The Grinch of allnurses.com

    Oh, my fellow Grinches and Grinchettes-- My MiL (aka Nannie, who has dementia) is a Christmas-Crazed person, and today was the day that the tree got put up. FORTUNATELY I had to go to a Dr's appt and miss the decorating event. YAAAAYYYYYY!
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    The Grinch of allnurses.com

    n.d.y. Your post made me feel happy that someone somewhere knows how to enjoy a relaxed (and goofy) Christmas!
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    The Grinch of allnurses.com

    I have worked most Holidays by choice. Since I didn't have kids, I wanted co-workers to be able to do their family-thing and not be stuck at work. That's because most of my Christmases during my 20's and 30's were spent away from home. Didn't particularly want to spend all Holidays at home alone, so working helped out all of us. Besides which, I'd get Holiday and W/E pay. :) I have done private duty a lot and have had an eclectic panoply of Christmases and the Jewish Holidays as well. I've attended many Church services from many denominations, so I'm quite ecumenical!
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    The Grinch of allnurses.com

    I had terrific, FUN Christmases as a child. It's only well after that that I grew to dislike Christmas. Hubby's whole family was together for one of our first Christmases, and I was shocked to see everyone's gifts piled beside them, and suddenly they all grabbed their gifts and start tearing off the wrapping...everybody.... all at once! Noise, everybody talking, paper ripping and flying around. You couldn't tell who gave what to whom, and you couldn't watch the person open YOUR gift and get to see their reaction. To me, that was awful, and quite disappointing. In my family, first we'd all get our stockings and bring them to the table and begin digging in one little present at a time, watching other's just as much as opening our own stuff. Lots of laughter and fun. We'd put in the stockings a lot of funny or practical, just interesting or frequently peculiar little presents. Even flashlight batteries were wrapped; my dad used to wrap quarters, and one year I gave every person a different pair of animal magnets; my dad got two scotty-dogs, one black and one white; if you put them face to face they would spin around until the dogs were nose to tail. He laughed and laughed until tears ran down his cheeks and kept chuckling for long after. It was amazing to me, because he laughed like I've never seen him laugh before! But whatever, it was always fascinating. We loved to find odd little things that no one would ever expect, so every Christmas, the stockings were kind of a 'contest' as to who could find the most bizarre or weird things to give. After the stockings were empty, we would eat breakfast and then get dressed before going in to the living-room tree with all the gifts under it. We had one of us hand out presents one-by-one, trying to make sure everyone got their turn to open a gift before going back to the first person, who would then get their second present. There were usually 7 of us there, and we all watched to see who it was from and then what it was. It made the present opening last several lazy hours, and everyone got to enjoy everyone else's gifts in addition to their own. You ended up feeling you had a lot more Christmas than if you just opened your presents in a rush. Never saw any person or family who did Christmas like we did, and felt very let down by that. { As POTUS would so eloquently say, "Sad." }
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    The Grinch of allnurses.com

    One of the things I really dislike about Christmas is that I find all kinds of gifts in all the catalogs, perfect for this or that one of the folks I would like to give stuff to, but I CAN'T AFFORD ANY OF THEM! (BIG boo-boo-lip!)
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    The Grinch of allnurses.com

    Today's torture: Nannie had my hubby taking all of her decorations out of 3 closets. She is jabbering a mile a minute about what she has and where she USED TO put it and where she is going to put it this year, who made it, etc, etc. I am not participating. Hubby is being heroically calm, helping her. I am ready to screech. And she hasn't even started with her "VILLAGE", which has about 35 houses/shops, plus the snow, ice pond, trees, animals, people, vehicles, and on and on. I may be hiding in my room for a week!
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    The Grinch of allnurses.com

    I can watch It's a Wonderful Life every couple of years. I do like to watch Christmas in Connecticut, with Barbara Stanwyck, and another Christmas movie she is in with Fred MacMurray, but can't recall the name of that one; I'll watch either of those ANY time of year. But that's not the same as being relentlessly pounded by Christmas Joy!
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    The Grinch of allnurses.com

    Oh, yeah. Instant wall-to-wall Christmas songs all day, every day starting at 8 PM on Thanksgiving night. I seldom listen to the radio and I definitely don't go near "the malls" eeeeenywhere until well after January. Well, for that matter, I seldom go to any malls if I can help it. My family did the same as tmb's, with the exception of actually cutting a tree down ourselves. But it definitely didn't go up until a week before Christmas, and was gone before New Years Day. Christmas shows, especially the old cartoon Christmas Classics are like nails on a chalkboard to me! Oh! Watching the snowman ride the electric razor like it's a sled...remember that ad? Nannie is pouting that her Christmas decorations aren't up yet. My husband and I, and even my step-daughter have all told Nannie, "NO ladders will be used to put up ANY decorations. NONE!" Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum
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    The Grinch of allnurses.com

    Yeah, I'll confess to a certain amount of Grinch-ness in me, and I'm right up there with most everything you mentioned. I sigh with exasperation and roll my eyes, though not always out loud. But because of the rampant, rabid, PUSH of 'the Season', and the fact that nobody ever does Christmas like my family used to...it's hard to summon spit about Fa-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la. I always used to work the Holidays (all of 'em) and my co-workers and the scheduling folks just loved me for it. I kind of did it so I wouldn't have to share in somebody else's family celebrations because, "We don't want you to be alone on Christmas!" Spare me!
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