Saturday, January 10, 2009

Hooray for the weekend!

We had some beautiful snow today, everything looks so clean and nice. I went out to run some errands and when I got back to my car it was sleeting. I was hoping there wouldn't be too much ice before snow, and luckily there wasn't. I talked to Mel at one point and she told me the snowflakes out where she was were huge and when I finally caught up with them, she was right. I've never seen such huge flakes, they were about the size of my hand. I was wondering if I was going to have to worry about body damage to my car! Okay, maybe not... Anyway, everything looks so nice, I just wish we would have had more.

I'm going to go down to the library tomorrow and hopefully get some genealogy stuff DONE that I've been working on - okay procrastinating with - for a month or so. I need to get them done, but I hate the microfilm viewers at the library. This stuff won't get done by itself though, so I might as well get to it.

We're still pathetically behind at work. I've got about 8 hours of OT this week, and I'm hoping to get some more in tomorrow - and probably Sunday. I just realized today that our block time changed at church at the first of the year, and I have no idea what time church is now. I'm hoping we don't have the 8:30 block, but I'm thinking we do. I can never get up that early, by little inner clock is set to go to bed at 3:30 or 4 a.m. and there's no way I can make it up by 4 - unless I'm still awake from the night before!

Barb is back at work! Yay! Her surgery went well and she came back this week. I'm hoping now that we're back to full speed plus have the 2 PT typists we'll get caught up eventually. One of the new girls has worked for us before on an on-call basis, so she's pretty quick. The other girl just completed MT training, so she's pretty slow, but she's smart, so I'm sure it won't take her too long to catch on to what's going on. I feel like we're just at the bottom of a big deep hole and we're never going to get out! Tonight was the night for duplicate dictations too... One of the doctors has a med student working with him. He's an okay dictator, but long... He did 2 reports on the same person and they were both over 15 minutes long. Gad! But they're all done. Amanda was working early this a.m., so she did a couple H&Ps for me or I would have had to leave those for Barb today. The flu is running rampant and it's hitting the elderly pretty hard.

Speaking of which, I just read an article tonight that said Tamiflu wasn't working with this year's flu virus. That's not good. The thought of a pandemic is not pleasant, yet I can see it happening in the relatively near future. Stock up on groceries, then if it hits, stay home!

Sophie's memorial has been posted. You can view it here if you want. It's been a month today since we lost here. Still missing her, but it's getting better. I see that Judy has another special needs baby (but aren't they all?) at her sanctuary. This poor girl had been in a home, but somehow ended up in a puppy mill. There was a fight and she lost a hind leg and one ear. Poor little sweetheart. I'd love to take her in, but Steve says you can't save them all, and I know he's probably right. But those really special ones I have a hard time saying no to.

Ah well, it's time for bed.


N.F. said...

I can relate to wanting to save them all...I feel that way about cats. We have adopted 1 and rescued another 1...but there is SO MUCH more I wish I could do!

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HI! Just letting you know I'm giving away an apron in honor of January apparently being National Soup Month. Who knew?!

p.s. All our animals are rescues, always have been. I would adopt them all if I had room. It made me sad in Thailand all the stray dogs roaming the streets hobbling along on 3 legs because they have no vet care, and were hit by cars and never treated. So many thousands of dogs everywhere, all cute and in need of love and medical attention, but all are disease infested and we were told not to touch any, because they are technically wild and will bite.