My life in pictures, stories and open letters.

My life in pictures, stories and open letters.

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Friday, January 12, 2007

My new job......

I started my job yesterday. It was OK .... although when you are used to functioning in chaos, it is going to take some getting used to. I had no idea how large the hospital really is. There are four patient buildings. One for geriatrics, one for criminals, one for basically permanent residents, and the other (which is where I work) for the more acute patients, out patients, assessments, etc. In my building there is one locked down ward, and the other three where patients are allowed to wander around. They stop in and say hello, and are very friendly. I interviewed a few patients today just to get their info. One was a delightfully senilic alzheimer's patient. He just giggled while I spoke with his son. Another lady came in on her own, and the third was an ambulance escort schizo who really didn't want to come, but was certified by her doctor, so had to. She was pleasant enough, but a little antsy. All in all, a better day today than yesterday. I'm asking them to show me how to do stuff, because they don't want to overwhelm me. Hmmmm...I should take them on a walk through Capilano!! I'm not back there now until next Friday, so the test will be how much I retain.
Off to bible study! Hmmmm....How much of THAT will I retain?

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Well, How 'bout that?

Hey all. I got a new (another?) job today. They are starting me (and 'looking forward to it') on Thursday. I have signed in for 18 shifts until and including the first weekend in March. I'm hoping I can train sooner and scrap that March weekend, but who knows. She said there is a lot to this job. I'll make that my challenge! To surprise them! Wouldn't that be cool? I am keeping my job at the clinic also, but Dr. Loewen told me that he supports whatever I need to do to stay happy, even if that means going elsewhere. How about that for a cool employer? When I told him I got the job (thanks to his glowing reference) he stood up and said congratulations and shook my hand! I definitely have great employers, even if they don't pay a whole lot. Who knows? After working elsewhere for a little while, maybe I'll find that is more important than a better wage. (Although they tell me that the training and tech support I will be doing at Capilano will be a higher paying position....and I am looking forward to THAT challenge!)
Anywhooooooo .. if I disappear off the radar for a couple months, it is because I am so busy that my telephone and computer have gotten lost in my messy house!

Oh yeah, I started adult swimming lessons at the 'Y' on Monday night. It was actually fun. :-)

Saturday, January 06, 2007

What the heck?

HELP! Why are my pictures going all wonky?