TGIF! It's time for Friday Fragments.
~*~ Starting on a sad note: A few days ago I was notified of a new follower on Twitter named Amy. I followed her back. Just a couple of days after that, I saw some tweets from a mutual friend about Amy's nephew. They said that he had been taken to the hospital by ambulance because he wasn't breathing. Then I saw this blog post. Amy's sweet nephew, Jackson, passed away. Please keep this family in your prayers.
~*~ On a brighter note: Both of my girls had their first games last night. Softball for Elayna, volleyball for Shelbie. They both did great. I LOVE Shelbie's coach & team. They are all about building each other up. They're very encouraging and supportive. It's a great experience for her. Elayna is really enjoying herself as well.
I tried to take a cell phone pic of Shelbie but mostly got nothing but a blur. This is the clearest blur I managed!
And here's Layna posing at home when she first got her uniform.
~*~ We are cat-sitting this pretty girl for a friend of mine. She is SO sweet and pretty. John told me to tell my friend that her cat ran away so we can keep her! He's such a dork. But how lucky am I, an animal lover, to be married to another animal lover? It works out well.
~*~ I talk to John about my blog & blog friends all the time. I told him all about my misheard lyrics post. So the other day he said to me "Did you tell your friends about how you misheard "Under the Living Room"? I love the way he worded it; not "did you blog about.." but "did you tell your friends about..." because that's truly what it is. That's what I do here, talk to my friends.
~*~ Did you see NieNie on Oprah? I missed the show but went to Oprah.com and watched the clip. How totally inspiring and incredible! If you missed it, I hope you'll watch the Oprah clip. You'll be glad you did.
~*~ Listening to my Tom Petty radio station on Pandora makes my nights at work awesome. Same goes for my Eagles station. Love.them.
~*~ Speaking of work: Last night I came in at 11pm, and all hell proceeded to break loose shortly thereafter. We are very shorthanded; we have no stat nurses (extra nurses who aren't assigned patients, they help the other nurses) and only 2 clerks. We usually have 2 stat nurses and at least 3 clerks. A patient started losing a lot of blood, so I had to order blood products and run to the blood bank to get them. Then we got a new patient in while all of that was going on, and that patient had to go down for a CT scan. Meanwhile the other 28 patients needed things too (we're a 30-bed unit). I was running all over the place! I work in an ICU, which is very different then doing the same job on a regular floor. My role & responsbilities are far different. It can be stressful, but it also makes me feel like a more important part of the team that saves lives. We are constantly reminded of how vital we are as clerks on this unit. And tonight not only was I thanked profusely by the nurses, but I actually had one come up to me and say "Cyndy, you are doing a fantastic job tonight." Who wouldn't like that?!
~*~ Thanks to Mrs 4444 for hosting Friday Fragments every Friday! Go visit her for more Fragments of Fun.
Have a great weekend!