I need to start a blog thread about life as a STNA (State Tested Nurse Aide), because believe me the stories I could share (without breaking HIPAA of course) would just make your day. Here are a few future posts:
Grannies Gone Wild – Throw Down In The Activity Center
Tailgating With Teeth In My Pocket
Poop Happens..and happens and happens….
Splish Splash I Was Giving A Bath
I’m telling you now, it is NEVER a boring day in long term care.
Yesterday was a long one. It was 4:30pm, 10 hours into my 12.5 hour shift, when they came around asking if I would stay over until 10pm. There were 2 call offs leaving the unit way too short to get all these sweet folks to bed. I think I momentarily took leave of my senses because I smiled and said “Sure thing, I can stay”. Seriously, what is 16.5 hours of working on your feet that are screaming in pain at this point already? So I went from counting down the minutes to counting down the hours. When I walked in the door at 10:15 last night I had one thought that was still able to be processed: WINE. And I had several glasses before curling up in bed with the Sand Man patiently waiting to take me to Dreamland.
Right now, as I sip my coffee, I’m telling myself that I will not pick up any more hours this week. But I know me, when they are short and ask, I not only see dollar signs, but I know what it is like to work short, and the brain-to-mouth filter will malfunction and say “yep, I’ll cover it”.
Hmmm….in fact now that I think about it, I’m starting a new blog just for the STNA stuff. I’ll post more information in my next post.
Now that I have somewhat of a routine I can focus on my Avon business too. Nothing like trying to do 2, full time jobs. I’m rather grateful that the season finales have all wrapped up for the summer on my favorite shows, I can now work like crazy and get things where I need them without the temptation to sit down and watch TV.
Well the time has come to shower and get moving with this day. I am feeling a bit lazy, but hey, I earned this, and the next cup of coffee!