Pages

Sunday, June 1, 2014

My Everyday Life on June 1

Last month I joined Sweet Tea and took part in a meme called My Everyday Life, where you share pictures of your day, taken on the first of the month. It's time for another installment - here are my pictures from June 1. 
I have to work every other weekend and this was my weekend to work.
I got up at 5:10, but forgot to take a picture until 5:32am.
 

6:35am - on my way to work, pulling out of our road.


6:45am - driving to work - it's a beautiful morning!

 

 
7:30am - I've been at work for half an hour.  I've gotten report from the 11-7 nurse, stocked up my med cart and am ready to start the morning med pass.  This is the time that we give out the most medications and I won't be done with this until about 9:45am.  At noon I'll do another med pass, but it's much quicker than this one.

Since I can't share pictures of our residents for privacy reasons, I'll share a few other things seen around the Nursing home.

 
This is our resident bird, named Shakespeare.  This bird is a girl, despite the male name and was named by a resident several years ago.  She gets a lot of attention from the residents and visitors.  She sits across from the nursing station and occasionally drives me crazy when she squawks while I'm on the phone.  :)


One of the residents has this sign hanging by his door.  He has a good sense of humor!
 


Weekends can be a little quieter than weekdays because the department heads aren't there, we don't have people going out for appointments, Dr's don't come in...   So, after I got my meds passed, treatments done and charting done I had time to work on a continuing education course.  We have to do 2 or 3 of these a month, and it's nice to get started on the first day of the month.
This one was on vision and hearing loss in the elderly.


3:35pm - home from work and walking around the yard.  The lilacs are blooming!



3:45pm - in the house I find Bob taking a little nap.
After a glance at the paper, I took a short nap too. We had a calm, quiet evening spent relaxing and enjoying a phone call from our son in Kentucky.
Although I really miss being able to go to church on my working weekends, it was still a nice day!

21 comments:

Terri D. said...

I miss lilacs. We can't grow them here in Florida. Thanks for sharing your June 1st with us, Mari. I'm up at 5:00 every morning during the week, and am happy I only have a few weekends each year to work. I wish you and all nurses so many blessings, though. Yours is not an easy job, and many times is unappreciated. Thank you for taking such good care of your patients - for them and for their families.

Karen said...

Fun to have a peek into your day. I like your country road! This is a fun meme. I'll bet it's fun to read back over them after a year, getting a glimpse of how similar and different your days can be.

Jenny said...

Five TEN? In the morning? Mmmmmmkay. Naps are GOOD! xoxo

Sola Scriptura said...

What a fun post! Your lilacs are beautiful as well as your drive to work. I imagine your job is quite fulfilling as it is so very important.

Blackberry Lane said...

Fun to share in your day. Sorry to hear you are experiencing allergy trouble too. Hope you have a nice day.

Simply Linda said...

Thank you for sharing your day..lovely photos, even of Bob, smiles & giggles. Have a blessed week.

linda said...

I remember those days very well. You are blessed and are a blessing to those you take care of. Your pictures really helped tell your story.. Thank you for sharing.

Connie said...

What a neat idea for the first day of the month. Love your pictures.

Rebecca said...

Your day was interesting, Mari! And now that my mother is in a nursing home, I'm SO thankful for people like you who are contributing to her welfare....

My husband and I enjoy calm, quiet evenings, too. AND we were BOTH able to be in church and Sunday school this week after about 11 weeks!

Patsy said...

You live in a beautiful place, I love lilacs and they smell so good. Sounds like you had a good day.

Jennifer said...

I love this post, Mari. I especially enjoyed seeing some bits from your work, I've always thought nursing seemed like a really interesting job. Glad you got a little nap too. :)

Brooke said...

i keep meaning to do this myself!
love the "young and stupid" decor

Cherdecor said...

I loved this, Mari. I loved seeing what you do at your work and I loved seeing Bob taking a little nap. :) I took some pictures on Sunday. I don't think I could do it every month. I would forget about it.

Sweet Tea said...

I enjoyed your post! I always feel as though I know people better when they share their normal-life days. I enjoyed seeing where your work and though it's "usual" for you, it's not for us. A parrot, huh? LOL. Your husband looked like he was enjoying a good nap too!

Sandra said...

I enjoyed this post Mari, it's very similar to my daily picture posts, and I love seeing what others are doing at their own house OR work :)

Judy said...

Love this post Mari, it's fun to see the daily life of others :)
Your hubby looks quite comfy there :) My lilacs I hate to say are all gone now :(

Sweet Tea said...

Just found out we can join a kinky for these "first of the month" posts. If you're interested to to this site. http://jouneytojosie.blogspot.com/

Sweet Tea said...

NOOOOOOO! Not a "Kinky", LOL!!, a "Linky"!
My bad.

LL Cool Joe said...

I always think this post is a great idea. It's really good to see what you get up to at work. You sound like you work hard even at the weekend!

Nothing like a short nap! :D

Pam Rios said...

I loved this! I might get brave enough to share one of my days soon!

Kimberly Hoyt said...

I've enjoyed the lilacs this year while in the states! We don't have them in Argentina, so I am always happy when they bloom while we're back here :)

Sounds like a pretty good day!