Saturday, April 25, 2009

Thank you!

Audrey( - thank you sooo much! I have also always wanted to do a meme, but have never been tagged!
The Honest Scrap Award:
1) Tell your readers 10 things they don't know about you, but that are true.
2)Tag 10 people with the award.
These are my 10 things:
1)I am a horrible housekeeper. I am very unorganised at home.
2)I am very organised, however, at work. Everything has a certain place, and goes in a certain order.
3)I procrastinate way too much.
4)Adam Sandler is one of my favourite actors. I think he is sexy!
5)I studied acting in college for about a year. Unfortuneatly they wanted me to sing and dance, neither of which I do well.
6)Like Audrey, my favourite music is classic rock.
7)I am afraid to examine my inner self too closely, because I am afraid I won't like what I see.
8)I like men with hairy chests!
9)I love horror movies.
10) I am horrible at math!
I have changed the rules a little bit for this award. I hope this is allowed.
#1 This is no longer an 'award'. It is a gift. For you to keep. It represents your gift for honest and open blogging. You are not obligated to pass it on, although you may if you wish.
#2 I would like to read your ten facts, though!
These are my ten people to receive the gift
3)Lisa (wearin my heart on my sleeve) (
If you have already received this, remember, it is now a gift! If you have already posted your ten things, you could just post your favourite book and why you like it, only if you want to, though.
Will be doing the meme shortly...I'm excited to do it!

Fat cats in window haiku

Fat cats crack my blinds
In window for the sunshine!
Those are expensive!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Oh my Word! Wednesdays

Here it is, Wednesday again, and time for my word of the week.

My weekly words come from a site called 'Save the Words' and you can adopt your own by visiting them. (

This week's word is veprecose

Veprecose: adj - full of prickly shrubs or bushes

Making love in the veprecose field behind the old warehouse proved to be a poor idea, as I ended up with a thorn in my arse!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

All in a day's work

A quick rundown of my night at work last night.

Room 121 B – Martha French… Is a German lady with a feeding tube who is bedridden and rarely speaks. She said ‘Hi’ to me, and laughed when I spilled a can of Nutren Glytrol on myself. (a sticky nutritional supplement) It’s our running joke that I am the messy nurse. She was having a good day.

Room 122 B – William the pervert…was out with his wife during my shift . Yeah!

Room 123 A – Ellen Anderson…was not having such a good day. Wanted to go out and buy her daughter a Christmas present. “I had the strangest dream…and you were in it! You were giving me pills.” Um… that wasn’t a dream, but okay.

Room 124 A – Sally Caron… 10:45 PM “Honey, have they served breakfast yet?” Actually, yes, although it was some time ago! I got her some cereal and decaf, she went back to bed.

Room 125 – Mr. and Mrs. Martin… “Our son that has MS had to have back surgery today,” a teary eyed Mrs. Martin told me. “He is so sick. He fell down a flight of steps at work fifteen years ago and hasn’t been the same since, and now, with the MS…”

Room 126 B – Marvin Borders… Was running around with his lady friend as usual! They are so cute together!

Room 127 A – Louise Zimmer… Upon returning from a visit with her huband, hands me her hearing aides, and states “Finally! I can get some peace and quiet! That man never shuts up!”

Room 128 – Margie Guisen… “Did you run the numbers for the Allen account?” (She was reading them off her bed spread) Of course I did, and we will discuss them over dinner tomorrow.

Room 129 A – Janet Wones…Her electric recliner decided to short out while she was up in the air. It took myself and two of my aides to get her safely into her bed.

Room 129 B – Esther Williams… “Honey, is my husband dead?” I tell her that he is (this is a conversation we have often) and ask her to tell me something about him. I have found that the best way to deal with this is to ask her to tell me a story about him, and of course give her a big hug and a kiss and cover her up tight. Let me add that her daughter – an only child – is a worthless piece of shit that moved out of the country and quit paying to have her mother’s hair done. I make sure she gets it done at least once a month. I would love to knock that daughter out! (Ooooh! Do I sense a little hostility?)

Room 130 A – Margaret Ashworth… returned from the hospital. I am glad to have her back safe and sound.

Room 130 B – Edna Owens… Was a very active 96 year old woman before a fracture in her right hip left her bedridden a few weeks ago. I have been very concerned about her mental health, but she seems to be doing well. I contacted her church group and some of her friends on campus and encouraged them to visit. They have been, and she was very excited to tell me about someone who brought her a tape player and books on tape. She always keeps peppermint patties on hand for me. Yum!

Room 131 A – Betty Salyer… Went home on Thursday. Normally this would be a good thing, but she is living with her son and about fifteen cats and was not cared for very well. The son is a little questionable… maybe a little ‘slow’. I was sad to see her go.

Room 132 A – Ruby Wentworth… Is about 65 and was admitted after a stroke. She has a hard time getting her words out, but I have learned to communicate well with her and usually know what she is trying to say. She enjoys hearing about my dates, and I enjoy telling her.

Room 133 B – Josephine Flannigan…Is known across the whole campus as ‘The Drug Queen’ . Most nurses dread working with her. I have actually had her open doors to other patients rooms looking for me. I have learned just to give her whatever she wants (within reason) and we get along famously. She knows my work schedule better than the staffing office!

A few notes

*The nursing facility where I work is very large. We house approximately 800 residents in independent homes, apartments, and in the skilled (nursing home) area. That’s why they call it a campus. We have our own water tower and post office even!

*I have 25 patients all together. These were just the most interesting tidbits from last night.

*Obviously there is much more to my job, but the rest of you would either find boring or gross, so I left it out.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

White lies

Yeah, I fudged a little. Things are going great and I should be happy and smiling and singing and dancing. I’m not. I’m feeling really down and despondent. Feeling kinda sick and run down. This happens from time to time. In the world of bi-polar disorder, we call it cycling. My lows are never as bad as they were before my breakdown, but creep up none the less. I actually took a nerve pill tonight, the first I have taken in at least six months.

Hormones never help. Many people who have never experienced any type of clinical depression tend to think I should just cheer up. I wish it was that easy. I know this is only temporary. I go through it several times a year. Probably a few more weeks. Maybe more, hopefully less. In the meantime, I put on my fake smile and prance about. It makes everyone feel better.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


*I… am here. Alive and well. Sometimes I just drop out of life for a while. It used to happen out of depression, but now it just happens. Thing is, it usually happens in February. Not April. It’s very hard to explain, but has been happening to me for most of my life. Now, on to better things!

*I…had a second date with Greg Monday night! It was quite lovely, we went to a local crafts store and walked around to kill time before we went to a movie. We are both crafty people, myself being a painter, and him doing a little of everything, mainly woodburning. We went to see ‘The Last House on the Left’, a slasher flick, which was pretty good, but I was having a hard time giving it my full attention! Hmmm… We then went to dinner at a wings place. We both had wings. Eat em’ with your fingers, greasy, messy, dripping, wings. No room to be shy there! AND we both had garlic wings to boot! I am so very proud of myself, as I again kept my legs crossed on the advice of Mummy Nat! This is getting difficult!

*I …had a great birthday! Saturday, (the 4th)I had dinner at my dad’s house, then joined my friends at a pub for drinks, then my best friend Ricky invited us all back to his place to finish off the evening! All my fave girls came, and as usual, we danced the night away listening to vinyl, and my friend Alicia’s ipod on which she put together a special playlist for me! Sunday, my mom and step dad took me out to dinner at one of my favourite BBQ joints. Monday found me relaxing, and on Tuesday, my actual birthday, my friend Alicia took me out for wings (I really like wings) and then to the local watering hole where we were joined by the rest of our group!

*I…have a birthday celebration theory. If your birthday falls on a weekday, you may celebrate for your birthday the weekend before, the week of, and the weekend after. If your birthday falls on a weekend, (you lucky duck!) you may celebrate the weekend before, the week leading up to, the weekend of your birthday, the week after, and the next weekend! After that, may the force be with you!

*If…you are a parent and yes, I mean YOU! You have the hardest, most important job in the world! Go aisy on yerself! As long as you are doing the best you can, that’s all anyone can ask. If they ask for more, shoot them with a laser beam!

I just wanted to add this funny photo, my mother would probably keel over if she knew I was showing it.

This is my mom posing with her 'grand kitties' Boo Radley is perched on her shoulder and Scout is in her arms. Yes, they are really both as big as they look. Boo turned 5 on April 9th, and Scout will be 10 on July 1st. (Mom is 37)

Oh my Word! Wednesdays

Lots of catching up to do today, but vanmost on the list is my word of the week! (Yes, I realise that I missed last week's word, but I missed pretty much all of last week)

My weekly words come from a site called Save The Words. ( You can adopt your own by visiting them!

This week's word is...drumroll...Veteratorian!

Veteratorian: adj - subtle

"He ignored my veteratorian hints to stop talking so loudly about the woman who was within earshot, so I hit him with a board."

Monday, April 13, 2009

Belated birthday blog for beautiful Ms. Ballico

Lovely Lisa

Lady of the laundry

Lover of the land.

Teacher of the Divine,

Seeker of wisdom.

Wonderful womanly witch,

Golden gossamer Goddess.

Sharing sacred secrets,

Writing soulful songs.




What a wonderful soul!

Happy Birthday with
All my love-

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

As of 4:17 this morning, I am thirty years old. I still sleep with my teddy bear. My mom bought him for me when I was born, and I slept with him and a blanket she had crocheted. Despite many attempts to tear them away from me, I slept with both until I was twenty years old when my ex moved in with me. That was a hard thing to give up, but was also a terribly embarrassing habit.

In 2005 I had a ‘mental breakdown’ and spent a week in the behavioral health unit (read: looney bin lol!) of our local hospital. On day two, my mom brought Teddy with her on her visit. It was one of the loneliest and most frightening times of my life, yet my dear stuffed friend didn’t judge me and didn’t hold it against me for ditching him for my ex.

Returning home was almost equally as frightening as being admitted to the hospital, and I slept with Teddy for a good six months after my return before he went to the closet.

When my ex and I started having severe problems, Teddy was again glad to comfort me. When my ex started traveling for work, staying gone for weeks or months at a time, Teddy was there to step up and take his place. When I kicked my ex out last July, Teddy was GLAD TO SEE HIM GO!

"Rumors of my death have been greatly exxagerated." - Mark Twain

I did not fall off the face of the earth. Feeling kinda blah and uninspired changes tend to do that to me. It was in the 70's last week, and is snowing today!

Will be returning soon.

Love to all.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Bits and pieces

*Greg…is 31, has a four year old son, is divorced, is a chemical technician, loves history, especially Irish and Celtic, is very intelligent, has lots of tattoos, (I love tattoos) is very handsome, has red hair, tells me “I think I’m in like with you” and is just lovely! We are planning another date, and have actually been going over our schedules for the next few weeks so we can see what days we can get together!

*I…had a pity party for myself yesterday. Teary eyed, pissy, whiney, hormonal. Oh, I’m going to be thirty and I have accomplished nothing… no body loves me…I’m fat and ugly and have a big zit. My house is messy, the laundry needs done, shitty litter boxes need cleaned, and I can’t get any over time at work. Boo-hoo, woe is me, think I’ll drink some booze. Decided that wasn’t the best idea. Think I’ll drown myself in chocolate. Better alternative, but still not a good idea. Think I’ll read some blogs.

*I…read many blogs last night. Stopped crying for myself, but started crying for the pain others are experiencing. Why is life so unfair? These people don’t deserve this pain. Why can’t I help them? Why can’t I help everyone? Why can’t I make puppies, rainbows, and children’s laughter for the world so everyone can be happy and everything can be wonderful?

*I… clicked on a link from a post by Gina at From The Myst ( I laughed so hard that I had to stop reading, and come back. I will definitely be following that blog!

*I…felt better. Got a new word. Had comments on my blog. Talked to Greg. Didn’t reveal that I become a psychopath once a month. That I probably have only one good week out of the month, as I suffer from pre-menstrual syndrome, during menstrual syndrome, and post menstrual syndrome!

*Today…Is a beautiful day. I have wonderful blogger friends. ‘The sun is out, the sky is blue, it’s beautiful, and so are you!” (Dear Prudence by The Beatles)

Oh my word! I forgot to tell you!

I was very tired last night when I posted my 'Oh my Word!' entry, and neglected to tell you all the details regarding my new project!

I found the website 'Save The Words' through a post at Lovely Lisa's site. Here is her post :

You can adopt your own word at the Save The Words website:

These are real words as far as I know, but are considered obsolete, and are no longer in the dictionary.

I love language, and hate to see wonderful words such as 'volgivagant' and 'vanmost' kicked out of the dictionary to make room for words like 'crunk'! (which I gather is a rap term that means crazy drunk)

Volgivagant was my first word, and you can see my original post at:

Oh my Word! Wednesdays

I enjoyed adopting a word so much, that I decided I would try my hand at adopting one a week.

Adopt your own word! It's definitely NOT volgivagant!

Vanmost - Foremost

Vanmost on my mind was what I was going to wear.