• Daily,  Photo Dump,  Work Related

    382.

    *blows off the cobwebs* I hate that when I finally think I have time to work on this blog, I just… don’t, LOL. I have been so crazy busy this past month, I am still having a hard time accepting that it’s almost the end of July already. Time flies when you’re overworked and sick as Hell, right? Right. LOL. I have made a lot of changes, though, and made some steps that I am pretty proud of. I gave up my rotation at the hospital, so instead of working a 60+ hour work week, I am down to 40, like a normal human. I will still be picking up…

  • Daily,  Rants,  Work Related

    258.

    Merry Newtonmas everyone! 🙂 Normally, I would post everything that I received as presents, but since I am pulling a 12.5 hour shift today, that will have to wait until tomorrow. LOL. Hooray for triple time though, right? LOL. To be honest, I would rather be in bed, but scheduling caught me at a weak moment. Right now I’m covering patient registration, and I am so bored, I think my head might roll off. To prevent that from happening, I figured I would make a small post and let everyone know what I’ve been up to. I was afraid we were going to have a brown Newtonmas this year, as…

  • Daily,  Work Related

    215.

    My entire life at the moment. Who needs a life, right? LOL. The weather has taken such a cold turn, and I think the end of daylight savings time only encouraged it. I woke up this morning to -18°C (-0.4°F) and it was so cold in my room that I couldn’t feel my feet and I had to double check to make sure my Leviathan didn’t freeze during the night. After the summer that I had with all of the fire and the nonsense of the evacuation, I am glad that the winter is here, but it was like it happened almost overnight and I didn’t really have time to…

  • Daily,  Work Related

    Working hard… hardly working…

    Four hours of sleep is not a good look for me, and there is not enough espresso in the cosmos to aid me at this point. I’m having such a hard time concentrating, I have a whopping migraine, and I feel like one of the kids from the Nightmare on Elm Street movies. Droopy-eyed caffeine zombie, coming through. It sucks because I need to be at least a little productive today. I’m here at the office by myself, and it’d be a little suspicious if I had nothing done for tomorrow, but here I am. At least I get to pick my own music, so soundtrack of the day is…

  • Daily,  Work Related

    Malice.

    I was debating on whether or not I should write about this… I still am having a lot of mixed feelings about it and the wound is a little raw. Sometime early Thursday morning, the office that I work in was broken into. Some little asshole threw a rock through the front window, went in, and made a giant mess of the reception area. My computer monitor was knocked over, the screen smashed, and my phone damaged. The glass from the window damaged the leather chairs in the waiting area, as well as we had to get rid of the majority of our magazines and dump the candy dish, get…

  • Daily,  Work Related

    When the love is pain…

    Thank Freyja for espresso. Espresso, you keep my alive and I am forever grateful for your caffeine goodness. If it weren’t for you, working 12 hour days, five days a week and sometimes on weekends would be impossible. I am in the middle of a 12-day stretch currently, and knowing that your dark elixir will suspend my fatigue and make me form words and complete sentences and act like a normal human being… I am beyond grateful to you. I really should be in bed right now, but I find myself wanting to listen to William Control and drink this coffee instead, so here we are. I’m going to be…

  • Daily,  Work Related

    Just another day at the office.

    One of the hardest parts of working at the hospital is when patients become violent. Like tonight. I just got off of an eight-hour shift at the doctor’s office and then another four hours at the hospital, and it certainly was not the way I would have chosen to end my long day. The patient was already visibly agitated when I came on shift. He was wandering and seemed to be pacing by the nurses’ station, and since this patient had been violent towards staff in the past, I tried my best to keep an eye on him. Of course, that doesn’t always work out because as I often do,…