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The spousebeast returned from Brokeback Fantasy Football Extravaganza-palooza (with Tiki Bar) relatively unscathed...and, for once, a few bucks richer (he won the poker tourney and came in second at croquet and, yeah, these guys are.....different.  I suggested Deathmatch Hopscotch next year and Stu was all about that...as long as I send Beef-a-Roni again).

The really nice thing?  He's been all cuddly and actually *skipping* football games  in favor of going to bed when I do, because I am going back to my stupid schedule after four days off.

That first day back to work was rough.  Two residents who have been moved back to memory care, one coming back from the hospital from a fall, and...we just call it "code brown" around there for most of the unit.

Welcome back, Kotter.

My relief was one hour and change late yesterday and over two hours late today.  How do these people still have jobs?  The REALLY hysterical thing was one of the managers (who tries to avoid setting foot "back there" as much as possible) grousing that no one respects her time.  Which I overheard while I was calling the spousebeast to tell him I'll stay up late tonight since he has to work his second job, and we can eat dinner then.

Yeah...I guess it is rough when you work 11-5 at twice what I make and occasionally have to stop smoking cigarettes out in the parking lot to meet with potential clients...and one cut into your lunch hour.

Oy.

But there are beautiful moments, too.  My residents were so sweet when I came back after four days.  One of the vets asked me if I could do his nails in red, white, and blue for 9/11 (he's been LOVING having his nails done.  Would you believe I was able to find a White-Out pen in a box of random office supplies?).  There were hugs and applause from Hilda and I damn near got tackled to the ground by Bev-Bevvie-Bev-of-Bevonia (she used to be a nurse and she's 6'1"   Her hugs are..enthusiastic).  And I brought magazines!  One of my erstwhile collegues came up with the idea of reading some of the advice columns and asking the residents for their advice.

Ignore us, Worthless Activities Guy?  We'll figure it out on our own.

The "Can This Marriage Be Saved?" from (I think) Redbook has proved incredibly funny, informative...and has scared the HELL out of the men on the unit.  They kinda retreat when the discussion gets spirited.

I've got to find something for the guys.  Aside from the requests for Penthouse, which I think could get me fired.

Although I continue to be unsure what can get you fired from Happy Acres.  

Comments

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communitybee
Sep. 13th, 2017 06:21 am (UTC)
I remember reading "Can This Marriage Be Saved" even as a child. What a blast from the past.
adoptedwriter
Sep. 13th, 2017 09:58 am (UTC)
The advice column activity is an awesome idea.
millysdaughter
Sep. 13th, 2017 12:05 pm (UTC)
Take in Hustler
wherdafux_d_cat
Sep. 13th, 2017 12:56 pm (UTC)
Oh the advice column idea is brilliant! Video could be priceless!
vegawriters
Sep. 13th, 2017 04:21 pm (UTC)
The painted nails got me. That's just beautiful.
imagine_peace
Sep. 16th, 2017 05:58 am (UTC)
2 hours late, WTF?
tjoel2
Sep. 20th, 2017 03:23 pm (UTC)
"Brokeback Fantasy Football Extravaganza-palooza" OMG I love that name!

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