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Glad I checked the schedule before I left yesterday.  I would have been pissed if I got up and dressed and showed up to work...only to find out I am off today.

I had even written my schedule down.  I just forgot.  D'oh!

Of course, I ALSO forgot to turn off my alarm clock, so I ended up getting up at five anyway.  Feh.  At least I was able to eat some breakfast, catch the headlines (why do I do this to myself?  WHY?), and go back to bed for a couple of hours.  (Bonus: spousebeast was there!  He doesn't go in until 5:30 this evening)

Currently waiting for Ramon the Maintenance Marvel.  It's August, so the kitchen  AND  bathroom sinks are backed up beyond the power of stuff that can be purchased at the grocery store (happens every...flipping...year at this time.  No clue why.)  There goes my plan for cleaning the kitchen and bathroom today.  I'm also off the weekend, and I want the chores DONE before then (Kent's got floors and dusting this week.  No water needed, damn him).  I feel some serious puttering around in the kitchen and messing with art supplies are in store for me, so I NEED MY SINKS!  My (long ago abandoned thanks to work schedules) writing group is also a possibility, but...I think I need something smaller and a little more advanced at this point (or, like my spiritual practice, i'm just destined to be a solitary in this way, too).   And two hours of free writing is HELL on my wrists.

Also, going involves wearing pants.  ;)  Not a fan of pants on weekends, unless I am rewarded for wearing them with brunch and/or a cocktail.

I'm so high maintenance.  Or, as the sibling unit used to call me "a pretty, pretty princess" with the full level of derision that only a younger sibling can dish out.

She really hasn't been using that as much lately since she's heard about Happy Acres and what that job entails.

Speaking of, B is fine.  The cut above her eye only required two butterfly bandages--yay, no stitches!  Apparently, she's healthy as a horse, and the change is gait is due in part to ill-fitting shoes (which, it turned out, she'd...er...borrowed from another resident) and the fact that she's 80 and these things happen with age.  I delivered the stack of magazines and got kissed on both cheeks, so life is good with her.

Some of the rest...er, not so much.  K (the one who broke her arm) is in the hospital with an infection.  Her cast got wet, and...not sure what the diagnosis is, but it is NOT pretty.  We'd been doing our best to keep her from getting it wet, but we can't police 2nd and 3rd shift and she does love to play in water.  I'm hoping to find something out tomorrow.

And one of our newbies decided she don't need no steenking walker, slipped in the bathroom, and now looks like she's been in a bar fight.  She's fine aside from the shiner and a sincere hatred of assistance rails in bathrooms:  "Assistance, my ass!  Look what it did to my eye!"  (Imagine this in a strong Bronx-by-way-of-Sicily accent.)

*sigh*  If we could go just one week without the residents looking like we're holding cage matches.....

Still haven't heard back from the interview.  *grumble*  I really thought it went well.  Back to the drawing board.


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Aug. 11th, 2017 12:12 am (UTC)
Hope you still get the job - you should have received a reply from them soon.
Aug. 11th, 2017 12:30 am (UTC)
My fingers are crossed for you on the job-front, and some of your residents make me think of Danger Baby that I had in my infant class. As soon as she learned to walk, she learned to climb on the furniture and try to stage-dive onto her classmates. (Her parents *would* have to be the FBI agents too, omg.)

Aug. 11th, 2017 09:24 am (UTC)
Glad to hear B Is fine.

I get up early regardless of the day because there is so much to and fun to be had. I get a Target run with my best girl tomorrow.
Aug. 11th, 2017 11:15 am (UTC)
Glad that B is fine and that you didn't 'lose' your day off, even with the backup sinks. Sorry about the interview, but *yay* for a weekend off.
Aug. 11th, 2017 11:57 am (UTC)
Sometimes jobs are slow at getting back to people. I hope you hear soon.
Aug. 12th, 2017 12:58 am (UTC)
Happy day off! Good luck.
Aug. 12th, 2017 03:23 pm (UTC)
My fingers and toes are still crossed for you to get that job! I also hope you have good days off :)
Aug. 14th, 2017 08:26 am (UTC)
I like your stories, but the job sounds very stressful.
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