Posts Tagged ‘just me’

Well it has been several weeks since I have had the opportunity to post anything. Things have been, how shall I say this, hectic sounds appropriate. This week alone the basement in our house has flooded twice, once being at 2 am, the washing machine has become possessed and the dishwasher flooding my kitchen – unrelated to the basement floodings – and of course our day-shift nurse missing 4 of the last 7 scheduled shifts has left little time for blogging or anything else.

I am not certain that I have anything of substance to write about today except to tell you that I am alive. I should update everyone on the 12 year old boy I had written about in my last post passed away two weekends ago. This disease, is horrible. Then news came that a second patient passed away the following day. Too many precious lives taken and sadly it will continue to do so until a cure can be found. As fate would have it, five days later the Fanconi Anemia Scientific Symposium began for researchers from around the world. What a timely, yet tragic reminder for this gathering of scientist and doctors to discuss treatment, research, and the path to a cure. Anyone that is connected to this disease in any way will tell you how precious the angels of FA are towards finding a cure.

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Humor Today: Just For Fun

There is an old saying, “You do not really know someone until you have lived with them.” Well in a sense our nurses, when we have them, are here 8 hours a day 5 days a week. We have two that are working with my son now and they both have a habit that is just kind of annoying to me. More of a pet peeve. This isn’t a rant about skills and quite honestly is going to sound very odd coming from a man. “Is it that hard to put the toilet lid down?” There I said it and I’m sure you are laughing hysterically now. We have had many nurses over the past few years and we have never had this issue. Oddly I am experiencing it with two simultaneously. It is a conspiracy! Now to clarify I am not talking about the seat, which many men are guilty of leaving up. No, I’m referring to the lid to the toilet. Now this is probably a quirky thing for me and my wife, but we always close the lid. My wife has trained me well, so there is hope for those who are trying!

When you go into someone’s home, at least I am, more conscious of how I handle and leave things. They are not mine. I treat other people’s property with respect. Yes, that includes their toilet in my case, I leave it as I found it. Now as a guest it is possible to forget and just do what you do at home, but you would think that after several weeks of lifting the lid to use the bathroom each time it might click. The other bizarre behavior is no putting toilet paper on the holder. I know this is getting odder by the minute isn’t it. I tested to see how long it would go. After 2 1/2 rolls I finally placed the 1/2 roll on the holder. I wonder if they noticed? Probably as much as they noticed my following them and closing the lid. Mind you, we have 4 bathrooms in our house, one of which is exclusively used by his nurses because it is by his room. This is why I know it is them and not some secret test by my wife. Okay, now I’m being silly. I just find it interesting that these things happen and they just got me to thinking. That in turn was the inception of the idea and creative spark that is this post.  I do not get out much, but that is evident now more than ever I think.

Ironically, I was thinking about this today as I went about doing the housework while we actually had a nurse present and I began to also notice that one of them is constantly leaving lights on. Finally today, she used the microwave for her lunch.  I watched her remove her food and walk away without closing the door. I was shocked. So for kicks I left it open. When she was done eating she returned to the kitchen and moved the door out of her way, but did not close it, to keep it from hitting her in the head. I suppose I should note that the microwave hangs under the cabinet over the stove. When open though as soon as you turn the corner to the kitchen it is in your face, poor design! Again, nothing serious but more humor. It got me to wondering? Does her microwave at home stay open when not in use? Does she leave all the lights on in her house all day? Is she every man’s dream woman because he won’t have to worry about putting the toilet seat down? Just food for thought, but it is interesting the little things you notice about individuals when they are in your house for long periods of time. Hope this brightens someone’s day or provides a much needed laugh to ease the stress of the day.

I hope you enjoyed my mindless muse,


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I am a little on the bitter side tonight. While our nurse missed what is only her second shift in about a month since starting with us it still fell on a very bad day. With the previous nurse missing 50 days it all sort of runs together at this point. I apologizing that I am dwelling on the 50 day issue, but really that was excessive. With today’s abscence I missed out on a job interview opportunity, (more…)

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