Thursday, July 21


Well, my new boss started 3 weeks ago (plus a few days I think). Come to find out apparently her boss (and ultimately my boss) had been waiting for her to get here to bring up several issues.  Most were issues that I could have been working on if I had been told about them.  So, that is a bit frustrating for me because lately it's seemed like my boss's boss is upset with me.  My boss says it's not true but I don't like it!  Anyway, I've now got LOTS more work to do each day...which doesn't bother me at all.  However, the problem is that my boss's boss has decided that since our census has been lower that I have to do 2 twelve hour shifts (patient care) per week and only 2 eight hour management shifts per week.  I'm not sure how I'm supposed to accomplish more paperwork and responsibility in drastically less time each week.  Luckily my boss would prefer me in management more instead of patient care so hopefully we can get it figured out and I can get back to doing the job I was hired for.  Plus, me going into staffing means that some of my full-time staff don't get to work if I'm on that shift so they are getting a bit frustrated too.

Anyway...that's why I'm frustrated and stressed.  The only good thing about this 2 twelves, and 2 eights is that I should get more days at home :-)

Friday, July 15

5 question Friday's only been a month since I've posted.  Work has been keeping me's a bit stressful right now but I'm working through it.  I'll try to get back to posting regularly...we'll see.

1. If you knew your best friend's spouse was cheating on her or him, would you tell her (him)?  Yes, I would tell...but I'd be doing some thinking first on the best way to tell...and I'd probably make sure I had proof.

2. Soda in a can or a bottle?  It's NOT soda or's COKE!!!  It doesn't matter if it's clear and the label says 7-up, it's still just a coke!  Even if the label says pepsi I grew up requesting a "coke" and then the person retrieving said coke would ask what kind I wanted.  ANYWAY....I have a very hard time drinking "coke" out of a bottle...I prefer it in a glass over ice.  If I have to I'll drink it out of a can but my preference is over ice :-)

3. What do you wash first, hair or body?  Hair first...cause if I don't I either forget to wash it...or I try to wash it with my body wash instead of shampoo.

4. What advice would you give to any new mama? take time for yourself...even if you feel like you can't...sleep when the baby sleeps...know that breastfeeding is a learned behavior...yes it is "natural" but it still takes a lot of work...and if your baby is in the NICU...find a nurse that you "connect with" and trust and have her "translate" all the medical talk the doctor says...OH, and the BIG ONE (for me anyway)  "nipple confusion", while it *can* rarely does.

5. What is your best hangover remedy?  Don't have one....