Apologies for months of no blog entries; Nurse Philosopher has been working a second job with Sweetie Husband which took a whole lot longer than anyone anticipated.
We were elated when the project at La-La Land Care Center came through, failing to appreciate how it was strategically timed to fall athwart of every other plan we had for the next 60 days. A few lessons learned: first, I'm not too old to burn the candle at both ends, but the flame meets in the middle a lot faster than it used to. Second, I don't ever want to work in an Alzheimer's unit! Just shoot me and send me to a place where patients don't pull on your leg while you're 4 feet up on a scaffold. Third, when a worker doesn't show, you can call him and yell, but when you get the flu yourself, you're just SOL. Last, I can personally attest to the reason-destroying properties of Christmas Muzak. Work beneath a speaker pouring out Christmas drivel should be regulated by OSHA.. Heavily.
Anyway, we send best wishes of the season to all the folks at La-La Land Care Center. We're certain you can figure out where the gift deodorizers go. Those small Christmas bags for the nurses contain earplugs; we hope they'll save the sanity of a nurse or two and help them cope with the continual din at La-La.
Peace on Earth at last!