Sunday, September 16, 2012

SPEAKING OF BEING A NURSE....


And I look at my upcoming holiday schedule...

"I won't be home for Christmas"

But I'm thankful for a job.

25 comments:

Maple Lane said...

So sorry about your schedule. I know it is so very hard to be apart from family during holidays. Having recently visited the hospital, I sure am thankful for nurses and the job they do.

The Jones Family said...

I totally understand. My brother-in-law is a nurse and he is a single guy so he usually ends up working every single holiday and is usually happy to do it so someone with a young family can have the time off. I agree with Maple Lane's comment...nurses are awesome and having recently been in the hospital for surgery (last May) I think nurses are even MORE AWESOME than I used to! Enjoy the week ahead.

MZ said...

Who is doing the schedule nowadays?

StitchinByTheLake said...

Nurses are truly gifts from God to those who need them, but serving in that way has to be so very hard. I'm glad that's not a gift God gave me. :) Thank you for all that you do. blessings, marlene

Queenie Jeannie said...

Major bummer. But I'm grateful for you and other nurses like you!!!

Lesa said...

Yes, I am grateful for nurses too!!

Connie said...

I am thankful for dedicated nurses that sacrifice so much to do so much good and I am sure you are one of the best out there. Thanks for all you do.

Kristina P. said...

I do like my earlier shift, but I have to work holdays too! Although, I do get two days off at some point in the week if I work a holiday, so it's not all bad.

mCat said...

Damn! Tell me you at least get paid time and a half or double time or holiday extra pay or something

Ginger said...

One of my best friends is the head nurse of our ER. She always has to work too and I always feel bad for her. But I'm sure grateful for the sacrifices nurses make! You take care of the rest of us! Sorry you have to work on Christmas and Thanksgiving... :(

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

That's stinky x 2 but yes, having a job is a good, good thing.

jen said...

Christmas AND Thanksgiving? Is that even legal? Sorry.

Heidi is doing LD and peds this semester. She said the teachers are awesome.

Doran & Jody said...

So sorry your schedule is unfriendly.

My sis-in-law works in Poky and we usually have to work around her schedule when we want to get together.

But I also understand about being thankful for a job!

Furry Bottoms said...

Totally thankful for having a job too. I hate that schedule of yours, but you gotta do what you gotta do.

Nezzy (Cow Patty Surprise) said...

Life!!! 'Sure beats the alternative for sure. Heeehehehehe!

Yep, I've been all consumed 'round here all summer and I'm havin' trouble climbin' out but surly to goodness as the weather cools I can find the time to blog again. I miss it and ya'll soooo much.

We're beginin' harvest here on the Ponderosa so hopefully.....

Thanks for checkin' in on me sweetie, I appreciate it more than you know.

God bless and have a wonderful day...you are a treasure! :o)

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Hi honey
Gosh I am so sorry your schedule stinks. I so remember all the holidays I missed while babysitting the guys in prison. lol
The world is such a better place though having you as a Nurse. I know that doesn't help much when your working holidays.
Thanks sweetie for coming by and saying hello. I so appreciate you.
Christi and I were so lucky to have gotten to take the trip we did. As expensive as it turned out to be I am sure it will be 50 years before I can take another big one. lol
Love ya
Maggie

lifeinredshoes said...

It sucks, but, thank you for what you do, your hard work, all those years spent in training, and the help you give to all of us :)

" Hit It......." said...

What a bummer. Can't they rotate Xmas and Thanksgiving? If you work one, you get the other off? However, I agree with you about being grateful for the job. Times are tough.

Laura Lynn said...

I agree. schedules = stink. job+pay = good.

Thanks for all the good work you do!

Maggie M said...

Oh, I am so sorry about you having to work on the holidays. Maybe you can celebrate on a different day. The way it is in the job world today all who have jobs are blessed. Hugs!

Nancy Face said...

Ugh! I'm so sorry! I hope you and your family can do wonderful festivities either before or after your work shift! We did that the year my son was returning from his mission soon after New Year's Day - we kept all the presents under the Christmas tree until about 10 days after Christmas! My younger two kids thought it would kill them, but when we DID celebrate, it was just as magical as if it were on the real day!

Yvonne said...

Oh, I am so sorry. I know that anyone who finds them in your emergency room on Christmas will be grateful to see your beautiful smiling face!!!!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

They need the best ones there on Holiday's!

Emmy said...

Shoot :( that stinks

Heather said...

I really appreciate people like you! Thanks for being a nurse! :)