Wednesday, March 31, 2010
So... this morning was okay... this after got busier. I had to chastise a co-worker, she was in the hallway, just kind of paused there for a minute or two and another co-worker asked her what she was doing, she responded something to the effect of "just waiting for something to happen!" I told her "NO!!! Don't say that... I (mostly) believe that if you project thoughts like that, something WILL happen. The same co-worker that asked her what she was doing there in the hallway, last week had her daughter's car broken into and she made the comment "what more can happen!" I told her she couldn't ask that, because believe me, more WORSE things could have and could happen! So... if you're around me... DON'T go there with that kind of thinking! *smiles*
Not much else going on... tonight I've been relaxing while watching "The Unit." I've taken the dogs out for their walk and now I'm getting ready to head to bed (but needed to blog before going to bed... right Bette? *smiles*)
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Work today went fine, this morning was spent in a meeting and with my supervisor, this afternoon got very hectic. I got two clients who were discharged for a psych unit, they came in this afternoon at the same time. YIKES! I appreciate prayers for my clients, many struggle with so many problems.
I didn't leave work until 7 pm. I guess it could have been worse. *smiles* My boss is off for the next two days. I *do* have to say, that where I work, the saying "while the cats away the mice will play" just doesn't happen. We work just as hard whether the boss is there or not.
Okay... time to sign off. I'm watching "The Biggest Loser" and as soon as it is over & I can watch 5 minutes of news, then I'll take the dogs out for a walk and come back and get ready for bed.
Monday, March 29, 2010
So... it's been a long day and I'm tired, but will try NOT to fall asleep before I post this.
Work was okay today... the morning was busy meeting with clients and this afternoon was spent in a meeting. After my duty hours, I had to meet with some case managers and my supervisor (for about a half hour each...) so I didn't get out of work until just after 6pm.
Other than that, I've been watching "So You Think You Can Dance"; mainly because the person in the lead is from Hawaii and I wanted to see what she looked like. I've also been surfing the web for a new (Canon) camera.
It's time to take the dogs out for their walk so I can get to bed.
Sunday, March 28, 2010
We left there (and I kept looking toward the surface to see if I could see my camera... with no luck) and headed back towards the boat, but since we still had over 1000 pounds of air left, we headed in the opposite direction. We ended up getting caught in a tide which pulled us quite a bit away from where the boat was. Steve ended up surfacing a couple times to help get our direction (I stayed down below) and once again, we were the last ones back to the boat. I did make it back with 500 lbs to spare.
One of the women on the boat...Amy invited me to go out next Saturday when they are going to do an underwater easter egg hunt with special prices. I'll think about it.
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Friday, March 26, 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Okay... nuff about that.
My snowbird friends Walt & Bette were to leave today. I hope they have a safe flight.
Going to scoot!
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Work went fine today, about as average of a day as one can have, if there is such a thing *smiles*
I worked til 6, and then went into town to pick up Guy & Nikki to take them to the airport tonight. Their flight leaves in about an hour now. Tomorrow Bette & Walt leave. At least when I picked up Guy & Nikki, we got to swing around the block and say good bye to B & W. That was nice.
Okay... its after 10 and the dogs are wanting me to take them out for a walk, so I'll sign off for another night.
P.S. for some reason it isn't letting me add a photo tonight... grrr. Sorry about that!
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Okay, it's almost 11pm, WAY past my bedtime. Morning will come early!
Monday, March 22, 2010
So... onto today... and the "Oh What A Day" comment.
Then, about 4:30, one of the nurses in our clinic came and asked if I would see a client if they brought him over, so I did... about 5pm. I met with that client, determined he was a danger to himself and/others and instructed them to take him to the hospital as well (Hospital's gonna love ME today/tonight!). Whenever we admit someone, there is a lot of paperwork to do, so by the time I got it all typed up and faxed and notified everyone that needed to be notified, I didn't leave work until 9:15pm. So... I guess that covers half the day off I'm taking tomorrow! (Comp time).
Okay... I'm going to sign off. Hopefully this will upload okay today. It's after 11pm. I didn't get home until 9:45 or so. At least I got to watch the 10pm news... *smiles*
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Friday, March 19, 2010
Today was okay... the morning was spent in meetings, I had lunch with my former supervisor and a couple former co-workers. This afternoon was spent doing online documentation (and I have to admit, I did do a little web-surfing about my trip) and I had to talk to a couple case managers about clients. I got out about 5:15pm or so.
Tonight after work I went and got an inside/outside carpet for my lanai. My landlady gave me permission to buy a new rug, the one that is out there has probably been there since 1994 when the apartment was built. I also had permission to buy a new closet organizer. I got the more expensive one, I hope she doesn't mind. (I'm able to take it off my rent).
They've finished painting my building, it looks pretty darn good! Now I have to move everything back out to the lanai.
Tomorrow I have a woman coming out to give me a massage. It should feel nice. My neck has been aching for awhile. It's a gift from a former co-worker (when I worked with the Dually diagnosed clients). I'll enjoy it.
I've still got to decide if I'm going to the beach barbeque on Sunday with friends (and inviting my snow-bird friends), or if I will just have one of the couples come up here. I would really like to spend time with both couples as they *both* leave later this coming week. I feel bad I haven't been able to spend more time with them. They are dear people!
Okay... I'm going to sign off... it's time to take the pups out for their walk.
P.S. I've also been surfing the web tonight. Thinking about climbing up St. Peter's Dome in Rome while I'm there. Thinking about doing a night tour of Rome. I really want to climb up to the top of the Tower in Pisa while I'm there. I'm thinking I will need to ensure I have some Aleve or pain pills with me! I can handle fairly long walks, much better than I can handle stairs.
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Our cruise will arrive in the Port City of Kusadasi:
Just next to the old harbor is a small island that has a rock with the shape of a bird's head. Near to Kusadasi, there is a national park full of beautiful beaches. Also, several aqua-parks are located near the town.
Work was okay today, some cancellations and one person I was supposed to see this morning, came this afternoon. It all works out in the end. Today was probably as "normal" of a day as I could hope for. I told one of my co-workers that is is nice to come in and know that no two days are alike. Every day is a different challenge. It's definitely not a boring job. In fact, there's a position open in another clinic and one of my co-workers asked me if I was going to apply for it (he's moving on, but he's been with our clinic for 3 years, it's time for a change and a new challenge for him). I told him "No." I told him that I plan to remain where I am until at least October (unless something drastic happens, or everyone else bales on me!). I have said it before and I will say it again. I like to work someplace long enough to feel like I have learned the job. I guess for the most part I feel like I am competent in my job where I am. There *are* changes that are coming and I'll have to deal with those. But, my hope and my plan, is that I will remain where I am until the fall and then I hope to put in for an overseas position in Europe somewhere.
Things To Do
The main attractions are site seeing tours. Take a tour and see the Great Amphitheatre, where St. Paul addressed the Ephesians.
Also take time to visit the temples of Athena and Apollo its all connected by marble streets furrowed by the wheels of numerous chariots.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Work was an average day, I had a couple psych-socials to do today that I didn't finish the write-ups on, hopefully I will get them done over the next couple days.
Hoping to go to bed earlier tonight and not stay up all night on the computer (preparing for my upcoming trip, I now have reservations for Florence & Rome, still need to figure out where we are staying in Venice.).
Okay... keeping it short tonight!
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Monday, March 15, 2010
Work was busy this morning and then I was in a meeting all afternoon. I struggled through this morning because I was SOOOO tired. I ended up awake until 11pm last night. I started to go to bed after the news, but then "The Unit" came on and it was a very action packed episode. It didn't get over until 10:30pm.
Tonight I've been watching 20/20 about "behind the Bachelor" show. It's been interesting, but i find myself dozing. So, I thought I'd better get my blog done before I fall to sleep completely!
Okay... signing off!
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Thursday, March 11, 2010
So... work wasn't as productive as I hoped. I got side-tracked trying to find resources for a group that I'm being asked to co-facilitate. I was supposed to focus on getting trainings done online... maybe tomorrow?
I got frustrated with someone from another clinic today. I was told that they needed to be the one to fill out an application to get a client into a residential program. That person said he was told We needed to fill out the paperwork. Now, mind you, I do NOT mind completing the paperwork, if I had known this was going to be the outcome, I would have done it last week. Instead I feel like I have been waiting on some imbecile who does not want to do anything more than he absolutely has to. Needless to say, if anyone ever suggests that he's looking for a job in *our* company, I'll definitely put my "no" vote in.
Tonight I've been on the phone with my middle daughter trying to make flight arrangements for our trip to Italy. We finally settled on a ticket for her (the cheapest), and I paid for that. Then I went to purchase a ticket for me (after much searching, we just couldn't find a way to fly over and back together, even for part of the flights, darn it... anyway), I went to pay for my ticket and my payment was denied. Darn it! My bank has a limit on how much I can take out of my account on any one day, regardless of how much I have in there! GRRRR! I sure hope it doesn't mess up for tomorrow morning when I try to get up and make the reservation. I think on two of the flights there were only 1 seat each, window seats, left. I'm going to be upset if the seats are not available tomorrow when I attempt to purchase them (AND the purchase BETTER go through!). Anyway, that has taken most of the night. I missed the "Bonus round" on "Wheel of Fortune" (something I always like to watch, I missed who got voted off of "The Survivor" (guess I can go read the online summary). And now I've been watching "The Mentalist." It's just getting over, which means it is time to walk the dogs and then head to bed.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
I only worked 1 extra hour tonight and that was because I was trying to "cover my bases" as mentioned above.
Tonight I've been surfing the web for airfares to Italy. I haven't made my reservations yet, but it isn't going to be cheap. Hopefully as I search the web, the fares won't go up too much.
Talk about reconnections. A couple friends found me on Facebook today! YEA! One is a friend that I've had since 1994, and the other is a friend I used to work with. She retired last year and I didn't get her forwarding address before she moved. So... I was very grateful to get an Facebook request from her! I'll look forward to maintaining contact with her.
Okay... gotta scoot!
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Today I had a 12 hour day. I should not allow myself to get so scheduled! I had an 8am, 9am, 10am, 11am, and noon appt. My 1pm appt was a no-show, which was a good thing, because then I ended up with two new clients that I needed to do risk assessments on. Then I had my 3pm appt show and my final appt of the day was a "no show." Then it took me until almost 8 to get all my notes in. I won't have time tomorrow to do any notes, so needed to get them done tonight. I did let my supervisor know I would need to stay late tonight. I don't get over time, but at least I do get comp time.
Monday, March 8, 2010
Sunday, March 7, 2010
I went in to pick them up and then took them back home tonight. Bette is still struggling with her knee and she is still having a lot of pain. Please keep her in your prayers.
Saturday, March 6, 2010
Tonight I've watched "Bubba Gump" and then tonight I've been watching "My Life in Ruins." Someone recommended I see it before I go to Greece in May. I think I need to send it on to my middle daughter who will be going with me, I think she would like it.
I also went to the IMAX theater there today. I didn't do that last time. My supervisor's knee was really bothering her (her knees hurt her worse than MINE hurt me!). So, we probably didn't walk quite as much as I might have, had I been on my own.
Dinner was exquisite. I was surprised though, that my supervisor & her husband haven't had crab before (didn't know how to eat it and didn't like having to fight to get their meat! *smiles*). So... I had their crab along with mine. In fact. My dinner consisted of cold, peel & eat shrimp (with cocktail sauce), 1 small half of a baby red potato (or something like that), CRAB (with melted butter), strawberries & Kiwi! Great dinner! *smiles*
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Today was fairly busy. This morning I was late to work due to an accident on the road that I take to work. I still met with four clients this morning and then had one appt this afternoon (it lasted a long time though).
Today was a rainy day, most of the day.
Tonight I've just been watching "The Survivor" and I'm hoping to stay awake to watch "The Mentalist." For some reason I'm really tired tonight.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Last night I had fun surfing the web, looking at travel stuff for Italy... like... should we take the train from Rome (via Florence & Pisa) to Venice or shall I see about getting an international driver's license and rent a car? (I *am* a little nervous about that, but then we would have more freedom to go where we want to go).
Okay... I'm going to sign off.
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
This afternoon was busy, I spent most of it with one client in crisis and completing paperwork to help them get into a residential treatment program. I hope it works and I hope they can go before the situation gets worse.
I didn't leave work until almost 7. One of my bosses called about 7 (to discuss my client in crisis) and I joked "how did you know I was still here." It's just typical for me, I guess.
Okay, I'm going to sign off, it's about time to take the dogs out for their walk.