Thursday, February 28, 2013

I can comment again!!!!! (oh, and bunches of new news too)

Don't know what was going on with Blogger the past 2 weeks, but I can comment on blogs again as of today!  Yay!  I learned that if I want any feedback on my blog that I damn well better comment on others' blogs too, so I'm glad it's back.

There has been lots of stuff going on here lately despite my rule that nothing go on.  Let's run down the fun stuff:

1- I'm working nights right now and that is totally jacking my world.  I'm constantly tired and feel I don't get enough sleep, and I never remember what day it is and have to keep checking my calendar for the next time I work.

2- (this is a big one) Husband and I are moving back to Denver.  Well, I am moving back to Denver, Husband is still working there 4 days a week, so for all intents and purposes, he lives there already.  It's been 8 years since we moved out to the Western Slope, and in all this time Husband has not been able to find a job out here that pays even half of what he makes currently.  8 years of marriage but not really living together.  We decided it was BS and it was time to regroup and figure out what the heck we're doing.  I'm very excited about this one!

 I like living in the country, but to be honest, in the place we chose, there's nothing to do.  People are very closed minded and clannish, and their opinions are nowhere near ours, which means many topics of discussion are pretty much verboten.  I have to drive an hour and a half to work anywhere decent- and holy crap if it snows I'm in trouble!

3-  Husband has offered to let me go back to school, which I was thinking about/looking into about 3 years ago.  Now that it's been offered, here's a couple of things I had been tossing around:  nurse practitioner and sex coaching.  Yeah, I know those two things are miles apart, but I'm not sure about being a nurse forever anymore.  So much hoop jumping and bs that isn't actual patient care.  and besides, what's more important than sex?  Your right arm?  Psh, don't be silly!

4-  Oldest and her family are also moving to Denver around the same time we are, so the whole family will be down there!  I knew they weren't planning on staying in our small town due to the amount of bs revolving around the drama that is Oldest's boyfriend's family and said boyfriend's ex's family.  Since our town is small, everyone butts into everyone else's business, and there has been too much butting into my daughter's family for 4 years or so due to the clannish nature of people around here.

I think that's about it for now, but I'm sure there will be more to come!

Remember, it's just a ride.

Thursday, February 21, 2013


I'm having a little issue with Blogger this week, namely, I can't comment on anyones' blogs.  So, if you are one of the people who has a blog I normally comment on, trust me, I've been reading them, but haven't been able to leave my messages of humor, wisdom, or just plain crap.  I'm thinking of Brandon and Bryan especially at A Beer for the Shower specifically.  If you haven't checked these guys out you should, they're funny guys!

Remember, it's just a ride.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Queen of the alcoholics

I'm not an alcoholic, but apparently I am their queen when they've drunk themselves to death.  I think I've taken care of every bleeding through every orifice drinker we've gotten since I've started in the ICU, and I'll tell you all, none of them have survived.

And I started thinking last night that seeing someone bleeding to death could be a nice incentive at AA meetings and high schools to share with people who think there's nothing wrong with binge drinking or steady drinking, or drinking to drown your sorrows.  It's legal, right?

Don't get me wrong, I enjoy a beer or glass of wine every once in awhile, and in my 20's I was a little crazy with the partying, but now that I'm a nurse and have watched people die this horrible death has definitely caused me to rethink the whole party, get wasted thing!

So tonight, I will get to watch another person die from something completely legal that they couldn't handle.  That is, if they're still alive when I get back to work....

Long live the Queen.

Remember, it's just a ride.