Wednesday, May 27, 2009

the peacock in my neigborhood

New Garden for the spring

PC Doc wants me to post some pics of the garden, I took a few to put up. I have worked hard to put in a decent garden, one I can actually get use out of, included tomatoes, potatotes, brocoli, onions, beets, lettuce and salad greens, some herbs, beans, peas, and then the garden fairy struck, now there are tomatillos in the top bed. I love the garden fairy. She planted a clematis ealier this spring.

Friday, May 08, 2009

what takes up my time

I have been so very busy, and I would like for it to slow down. I don't mind being busy persay, when I chose to do so, it is when It isn't my choice that it stesses me. I had 4 patients die in the span of less than 2 weeks. It has kept me hopping. I had one person die while I was with them. It is funny that one minute a person can be breathing and the next minute not. I didn't even know they had gone until I tried to take vital signs, and nothing was there. I was gathering information to talk to his son about to help explain why I thought his dad was going to die soon. It seems surreal that here I am taking vital signs in order to help a person understand what is going on a person who is dead. He had just died, and was still warm and had been comatose anyway, so it really wasn't obvious, but I felt pretty foolish anyway. Trying to explain to his daughter in law how she would tell when he was dead, and he is already dead. Hospice is a funny thing, everyone thinks you are an expert, and in some things you are, but dead people still take me by surprise sometimes. Much of work ahs just been a bit of a grind, PCDOc is working crazy long hours and I am working long days too. I am so tired at the end of the day and I long for down time with no obligation. I feel weary.

Sunday, May 03, 2009

Lake Foster/Sunnyside park