Saturday, November 03, 2007

Are You Still Having Fun?........

Hi Bloggers,

Well, it's been a while since my last post. This one will only be short.

It's been a week of firsts.

One of our gorgeous old residents passed away this week, and the nurses were asked by the family to to write a eulogy, so the girls asked me to write it and then deliver it on their behalf. I've never done this before. I helped Beloved write one for one of his work-mates, and stood with him when it was delivered, but this one was just me, alone on the altar, addressing the gathering. What a nerve-wracking, but pleasurable job. It was worth it for the comfort that it provided for the mourners, especially, Jess' daughter, Gillian.

It was to be my last day at work on Thursday, with a fresh start in the new job on Monday. But with the onset of an outbreak of gastroenteritis, the folk at the hospital decided to give this to me as their parting gift. I thought that my nausea was just my nervous response to the whole eulogy-thing. I told them it was the first and worst gift of this kind. My first Notifiable Disease.

It was also the first time I've ever vomited out of my nose. Gross. Especially the bits of vegetables that I had eaten in my salad roll for lunch a couple of hours earlier. Mega gross. Actually, I haven't vomited since 2004.

Enough of that. I'm on the mend. I can't start my new job until I'm symptom-free for 48hrs, which, so far, is Tuesday. Great. My first day at work is a sick day.

Anyway, that's enough of that stuff. On the upside, I've watched a few episodes of "Angel", achieved a flatter stomach with no exercise or purchase of expensive exercise equipment on my part (this just translates as my bulges are less bulgy..), and our grocery bill for this week will be somewhat reduced. And I've caught up on a lot of lost sleep.

I'm about to retire to my recliner..... but before I go, I have an interview for the Enrolled Nurse Traineeship on the 13th...... 3rd time lucky everyone's telling me.

See you all later.

Drink lots of water. Heaven's knows, I am.


Bloggie xoxoxoxox


Rider-Waite said...

Everyone seems to be having funny mixed up weeks this week!!

It is good that you have got a new job, nothing worse than working where you aren't happy. I have actually applied for some bar work in one of our local pubs. Just some weekend hours. Will get me out of the house and making a bit of spending money. And I will get to meet people. I thought it might be my "away from home" time, which will give me a break from my little darlings!

You will get this next interview, I just know it. And to make sure I will add WORD to the end of my sentence, cos it seems to be working for Jen and Anchell. WORD.

Cyndy said...

Thanks, Toni.

I used to think of work as my time out. I used to love night-filling as I could earn money AND have time out, and got fit at the same time. It was all good except that I worked in the day-time too. The result; a very skinny, pale, tired and worn-out Blogmuggle that caught every bug in existence! So I had to give up nights....

WORD it is then.

Rider-Waite said...

Well, this will only be Friday and Saturday nights, so hopefully I will just be thin. Already tired, worn-out and pale!!!

Rylah xXx =^..^= xXx said...

Poor Cyndy! Sorry your sick but glad to hear you are improving. What a bastard...

Yes Rider, I'm catching up on all the blogs right now and it seems many of the Mary's have had a shocker... Must get Jen to check the planets... oh hang on, wasn't Mercury Retrograde? I think it ended today - maybe it's over? Hope so...

Take care sweety

poody said...

Poor dear! Good luck on the tests. and on the new job as well!