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Thursday, January 01, 2009

Oh, The Plans I Had...

I had this fabulous plan to post a variety of my top 8 in '08 things. I simply ran out of time. It turns out that while I may not look it, I am just one person after all.

And now here I sit, after sadly ending 2008 much the way we spent the majority of it, fighting with kids, finding myself unable to put together a simple coherent thought.

I worked yesterday at one of the hospitals that I haven't worked at for close to a year. It's usually pretty dull. But just like I did when I first worked there and was by myself, I was crazy busy. Last time I had four patients all at once, which doesn't sound like much, but then add in that three were brought in by police, I need a psych aide for each one, security coming to do scans, plus the stretcher and EMTs that came with another, and my little corner of the world is suddenly very full. Add to this the fact that I have to operate the switchboard while sorting out piles of paperwork and entering endless data into the computer, and you get one very red-faced brand new admitting clerk. Apparently something about me working a shift by myself brings out the 'crazy' in people, real quick. 

Thankfully it wasn't quite like that, but more one after the other, and me still fumbling my way around remembering what to do while having police, doctor, psych aide and psych patient all waiting for me, it's still quite the pressure.

By the time I got home, it was time to turn around and meet some friends for dinner. I was barely seated yet when the waitress came and asked what we wanted to drink. Yes, you guessed it. My response was a coffee 'with a whole lot of friggin bailey's'.

I discovered two things by the time we had our dinner and were on our way home.

As it turns out, 'coffee with a whole lot of friggin Bailey's' is an incredibly expensive drink. AND, I learned that my mouth is a whole lot fouler than most.

So knowing what I do now, I've added two things to my very sad list of resolutions:

  1. Carry a little bottle of Bailey's in my purse. At. All. Times.
  2. Either clean up my mouth, or work on dirtying the mouths of others. 
And yes, I've got intentions to try to lose 20 pounds, get more active, eat less, or at least smarter, and be a better mom to kids who won't appreciate it anyway. You know. The usual.

That said, thank you for listening to my first rant of 2009.  

I wish you and your family all the best in this fine New Year.

Happy blogging!

18 comments:

wy-not said...

Ouch. That all sounds so painful. But today is a whole new day, and a whole new year. Use it well, baby girl. It's a clean slate. <3 <3

amelia bedelia said...

I'm sayin' hang around others that have dirty mouths and alcoholics! ha! kidding. have a happy new year!

amelia bedelia said...

I'm sayin' hang around others that have dirty mouths and alcoholics! ha! kidding. have a happy new year!

amelia bedelia said...

I'm sayin' hang around others that have dirty mouths and alcoholics! ha! kidding. have a happy new year!

amelia bedelia said...

wow, i'm so special! my comment went on there 3 times! sorry!

Jenners said...

WOW! What a start to the new year. It must go up from there! And I think those are good resolutions! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

DysFUNctional Mom said...

I didn't realize, we have very similar jobs. Fun times, huh?
I vote for dirtying the mouths of others. My potty mouth is my vice, I'm not getting rid of it!

Lilly's Life said...

Im with you on the Baileys! Its ok, a new year is here! I have a mouth as well, it gets me into a lot of trouble.

Los said...

At the very least, it made the day go by quicker, right?

Allright, maybe that wasn't the greatest comment, but hey, it's a new year ... oh, nevermind ...

Ronda's Rants said...

Please don't change the reasons I love you!

careysue said...

You are too cool...like Ronda said-Don't change!!


Happy New Year!

Lilly's Life said...

Rhonda here is the link to Flat Stanley's visit in Oz - http://www.lillyslife.com/2009/01/flat-stanley-visits-oz.html
took me a while to get organised - hope he makes it safely to Betty.

avtcoach said...

I love your sense of humor! I could pic that mess at the work place..and just so you'll know cause I am there..the kids do not appreciate you now but they will later. So unfortunately....baileys will have to be the "instant gratification" for now! Hold out for that future gratification though it will keep you sane!
I love visiting your blog!

Veggie Mom said...

Welcome to 2009, where we have a whole new year and a whole new-and dare I say clean?-slate! And if you come by my place, you'll be in a MUCH better mood, 'cause You're a Winner!

Betty said...

I agree with Ronda´s Rants, don´t change! I love that dirty mouth.. :)
I left you something at my blog. Come pick it up!

Hope you´re having a better weekend!

Queenie Jeannie said...

That was fabulous!! Thanks for sharing!

When you take a break, come on over and register for my awesome jewelry giveaway, ok?

angie said...

Happy New Year. I love how "real" you are. Your posts always evoke real emotions in me, and I appreciate that so much. THe wedding pictures turned out great......I can't even imagine being that sick and having a job to do. And the wordful wednesday, shot? Hilarious. I wonder if the Hawaiians think it is too?

Just say Julie said...

Hahah! I stopped and picked up two bottles of bailey's on the first day of break (I teach). Just saying hi from SITS!