I Got Pooped On Today

Sounds like a toddler mom blog title but not me! No toddler involved here but rather adults. 3 different ones today, one of which went all PooPoo Picasso after some projectile diarrhea….twice in 2 hours time. Such can be the life of work with the elderly, especially memory care where their broken minds impact bodily functions and the ability to recognize they need a toilet.

My coworker and I were up to our eyeballs in dirty laundry, adult diapers, showers and never got to sit down. In fact the closest thing we had to a break today was using the bathroom ourselves. But sometimes doo doo happens. And the bad days only serve to make the good ones even better. It is hard until you remind yourself that these people honestly cannot help it. Many don’t realized they are incontinent, and in their right minds would be so devastated if they could see how they’d end up and what they would be doing. It can be tough working this side of heath care, it takes a huge heart and thick skin. Mostly the heart part. These are the people I love caring for so much. The ones who need reassurance that they are okay, their family knows where they are, yes their mother knows they are here (how awful to be 80+ years old and think you are in grade school or high school and your mom doesn’t know where you are at the moment). Loving them and helping them is why I pull myself out of bed early each day. They truly keep life in perspective for me in that I very much realize how blessed I am in this life and how small my own problems are compared to what they carry.

On a side note, Resolve carpet stain remover is amazing at lifting a poop stain from khaki colored scrub pants. Who knew? We didn’t have any Shout left so I grabbed that when the stain didn’t come out in the wash, rubbed it in and washed them again.

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This is where I’ll be most of the weekend!

I cannot remember the last time I was so happy for the weekend. Two days off after working 9 straight is a welcome time! I have some health coaching work to finish up, and church this weekend, twice, but I get to sleep in! And I can take my laptop, phone and binder out on the deck to work, then curl up with my Kindle and read. But first things first, coffee! Making memories with coffee and talking with the other Divas, then the rest.

But none of this can happen if the marvelous one doesn’t get herself to bed for a rejuvenating night of sleep!

Sleep well y’all!

 

Wine & Cheese ~ 73rd Serving

wine n cheeseWelcome to Wine & Cheese, my weekly, Wednesday whine session.

Every week on Wednesday I devote a blog to whining. Despite being a really happy, positive person, I do have things that annoy me at times.

I never let anything grate on my nerves for long but thought it would be fun to vent them periodically in my blogs.

I also feel that good things, the cheese in life, should be acknowledged as well.

I’m even going to throw in a bit of dessert, a piece of virtual chocolate, something that made me laugh or smile just a bit more than normal.

If you’d like to read the past editions of Wine & Cheese just click HERE for all of the past postings.

Sit back and join me now for the 73rd serving of some wine and cheese!

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WINE

😦  I want to whine about poop.  Not my poo, I am just fine, all regular and fluffy floaty like.  I want to complain about animal poop.  Specifically MY animal’s poo.

I have this dog, a cute, floppy eared, FAT Yorkie, named Penny.  She is 10 years old and about 4 pounds over weight.   She was my daughter’s side kick for her entire existence until this past June when she took up residence with me in the Knight’s palace.  I also have my cat, and one of my niece’s cats.  And also, a rescue kitten.  All the cats were rescues, and technically the pooch is too as she had to go live with someone other than my daughter.  4 critters = loads (as in many) of poo.

My cats.  They share a litter box even though I’ve read and been told that they each should have their own.  I’m unsure how you assign a cat to a particular box.  The kitten came with her own and the big cats immediately took to using her kitty commode.  I don’t buy into this each needs their own, I think it’s a scam to get cat owners to buy more crap catchers than they really need.  The cats scatter litter out on the floor of the bathroom in the lowest corner of the house.  Even the lidded boxes are no match for my little litter warriors.  So I finally ditched the lid, and everyone is using the same box.  Sort of.  One of the 3 seems to prefer going on the top edge of the box as opposed to IN the box.  One has taken to going on the floor about once a week.  I’m not sure if that is because there was a line and  wait at the potty and they couldn’t hold it or what.

My dog.  I grab a bag and paper towels, being a responsible pet owner, and when we walk I pick up the little bombs she likes to drop. In. Every. Yard. We. Pass.  REALLY? If I give her too much retractable leash that is exactly what she will attempt to do.  And last night, while taking a quick walk (we had to shorten it due to rain), she who had eaten cat food a few too many times behind my back, decided when I wouldn’t allow her to go in every single yard, she’d cop a squat in the middle of the street and drop her little poopoo land mine right there.  This would not be a major problem other than she looks dumb as a brick except that thanks to the cat food the dog has the trots.  As in runny poo.   SERIOUSLY DOG????? How the heck do you pick that up?  I had to kinda wipe and fake it cause there was NO getting that mess up.  Thankfully it was mostly dark already and not under a street light.

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🙂  Mom had surgery for her cancer of the appendix (I know, we’d never heard of such a thing either but leave it to one of my family to get the quirkiest one we could find), and she is home already and doing great.  4th round with this so hopefully it takes a flipping hike because we’re all over this little issue, especially mom!

🙂  In cleaning out dad’s house for him to go into a nursing home I came across his old seminary stuff from high school, including letters he wrote home to his mom.  I cannot wait to find time to sit down and go through it all!

🙂  It’s Wednesday, half way to Friday.  THAT is something to be happy about.

🙂  My books are slowly yet steadily coming along.  I love it!!!!

🙂  and now, for dessert…fluffy floaties explained, in this all about poop edition of wine and cheese.

DESSERT

Wine & Cheese – 26th Serving

Welcome to Wine & Cheese, my weekly, Wednesday whine session.

Every week on Wednesday I devote a blog to whining. Despite being a really happy, positive person, I do have things that annoy me at times.

I never let anything grate on my nerves for long but thought it would be fun to vent them periodically in my blogs.

I also feel that good things, the cheese in life, should be acknowledged as well.

I’m even going to throw in a bit of dessert, a piece of virtual chocolate, something that made me laugh or smile just a bit more than normal.

If you’d like to read the past editions of Wine & Cheese just click HERE for all of the past postings.

Sit back and join me now for the 26th serving of some wine and cheese!

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WHINE

😦 I have to get this out of my system this morning…I AM SO SICK OF WINTER!!!!!  Sick of cold, sick of ice, sick of the @#$%^&*! SNOW!!!  Enough said, everyone is likely in agreement and what more can be said about Snowpocolypes or Snowmageden, whatever you want to call this winter storm nonsense!

😦  I am also tired of whatever this cold bug, sinus infection is, it is time for it to go bye-bye!  Finally was able to sleep last night without the aid of my Nyquil induced coma.   Now if I could just quit blowing my nose and feeling so tired I’d be happy.

😦  Brace yourselves, we’re going to talk about poop.  Cat poop to be exact.  One of these 3 felines has something very wrong in their digestive track and the smell is worse than anything I’ve experienced in a baby diaper.   Best diet program I’ve encountered, cleaning up a litter box used by a cat with a questionable issue in their bowels.  (See, one doesn’t have to be a mommy blogger to talk about poop!)

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🙂  ANTIBIOTICS!!!  The  single greatest discovery in medical history, at least in my opinion this week as it seems to be the only reason I finally started feeling better.  Can I get an AMEN?

🙂  COFFEE!!!  I gotta say that right now nothing beats a fresh, hot cup of coffee in the morning.  All the better if served up in one of my favorite coffee cups!  Yep, makes your breath smell like butt, however what would the morning be without it?  It would be a sad morning without the hot cup of  java!

🙂  SPARKPEOPLE!!!  I’ve neglected to use my SparkPeople account as being sick the last thing I even remotely cared about was what was being fed to my tummy.  But today we are back on the Spark, watching every little morsel that will enter through my mouth.  BRAVO ME!!!!  It is AWESOME and FREE and you will love it if you want to get fit, healthy, lose weight etc.  There is a link on the side bar over  yonder on the right –>

DESSERT

🙂  🙂  🙂  Never do anything that you wouldn’t want to explain to the paramedics.  ~Author Unknown 🙂  🙂  🙂

Wine & Cheese – 18th Serving

Welcome to Wine & Cheese, my weekly, Wednesday whine session.

Every week on Wednesday I devote a blog to whining. Despite being a really happy, positive person, I do have things that annoy me at times. I never let anything grate on my nerves for long but thought it would be fun to vent them periodically in my blogs.

I also feel that good things, the cheese in life, should be acknowledged as well.

I’m even going to throw in a bit of dessert, a piece of virtual chocolate, something that made me laugh or smile just a bit more than normal.

Sit back and join me now for the 18th serving of some wine and cheese!

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WINE

Phantom Poopers

What is with these gutless wonders that take Fido out for a stroll after dark so they can crap the mutt in other people’s yards and not have to clean it up??  This just frosts my nerves.  If you are going to leave dog bombs at least grow a pair and do it when folks can watch and glare at you, follow you home and know where to redistribute the gifts.  In fact, I think it is high time to pull an undercover operation and watch from the dark bushes, then follow the guilty home and re-gift it in front of their door so they step in it when they walk out!  Yeah, if you see a white van slowly creeping on you as you are out after dark ‘exercising’ your dog and leaving his calling card on the neighbor’s lawns, don’t let it worry you.

Pesky Peckers

WHY is the wood pecker a protected bird??  The little shit is making a huge mess of the molding boards on one corner of the house and nothing so far has convinced this  nuisance to move on.  Frankly, I think a pellet gun would do the trick but I’m told we could be fined up to $500 for removing this wing destruction expert from existence.  It may be cheaper to pay the fine than fix the damage he has done in a week’s time.  I want this feathered tormentor gone, so I am open to any and all suggestions, especially tried and true ones!

Brainless At The Ballot Box

Tuesday will be election day here in Ohio.  I swear that half the folks sitting home that do not vote, but bitch up a storm about how things are/are not, claiming their vote doesn’t mean anything, really piss me  off. If you didn’t get off your ass and go vote, shut up you have no right to complain,if it was important to you who is in charge, what issues get passed, you’d go vote.  As to those that DO go out and vote….if you are not going to the polls educated and informed, please stay home.  I worked the polls on the inside as a precinct judge for several years and I swear what I have seen is flat out pathetic.  I watched more than one person flip a coin to decide a candidate, others do eenie meenie miney moe (oh yes I did see it!), one that asked what the name of the candidate was that was such a sharp dresser (we couldn’t tell her, that is not permitted)….SERIOUSLY?????  If you do not know the candidates do not vote.  If you do not know and understand the issues you are voting on, DON’T.  The rest of us that take the time have to live with the results of your idiotic choices.  STAY HOME if you aren’t going to take time to learn!

CHEESE

Hugs…seriously nothing beats a nice, warm hug.  I love them and got a bunch of nice ones Saturday evening.  Hugs are very good things.

Smarties candy – brings back memories of grandma B’s house with many cousins in the summer, popcorn made on the stove top, mint iced tea in tin glasses, Marty and Joe calling the Reds game on the radio and Smarties in the ceramic tea pot in the kitchen closet.

Jack’s Pumpkin Spice Ale – because one cold one, sipped slowly, is the best before bed drink so far this Fall.

DESSERT

Women are like roads.. the more curves they have, the more dangerous they are.

– from Funny One Liners Twitter feed 10/26/10