Yearly Archives: 2006
Since I haven’t had much time for blogging lately, I thought I’d share something I wrote for school. This is an excerpt from a paper for one of my nursing classes. I hope you like it. It was compassion that precipitated my journey toward a career in nursing, and like many of my peers, I had always felt I possessed a great capacity for empathy. That, however, was before I encountered Carlos (not his real name). He was a young man in his early 20s with elegant features and ivory … Continue reading
Circuit Court for Multnomah County Parking Tag Office PO Box 78 Portland, OR 97207-0178 Re: Parking Violation #HA00696951 On October 5, 2006, I returned to my car after an evening class to find I had been issued a parking citation for 90% blocking the crosswalk on NW Overton Street at 23rd Avenue. Since there are no crosswalk lines painted on the street at that location, and the curb carries no yellow markings, I used my best judgment to determine whether I could park in that location. Reasoning that the wheelchair … Continue reading
A couple of years ago we found ourselves deep in the throes of a post-911 tech industry downturn financial famine. I had gone from making a six-figure income to being unemployed for 18 months before I finally found work. Jeff had taken on two after-hours jobs to supplement his full-time county employment, and I was working seven days a week — part-time as a receptionist, and full-time as an aide in a long-term care facility. It should have come as no surprise when I ended up flat on my back … Continue reading
1. Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed? Open 2. Do you take the shampoos and conditioner bottles from hotel? There are hotels that have conditioner??? 3. Have you ever danced in public? Not willingly. 4. Have you ever stolen a street sign before? Nope. 5. Do you like to use post-it notes? Can’t live without them! 6. Do you cut out coupons but then never use them? No, I avoid the guilt by not cutting them out to begin with. 7. Would you rather be attacked … Continue reading
My daughter Risa and her boyfriend Perin were playing around at the piano together tonight, after we went out to dinner together. I was standing there with Jeff‘s camera in my hand, but they didn’t know it was on. Listen closely and you’ll hear Perin promise not to saw Risa in half. I’m going to hold him to that.
At my friend Stacy’s wedding last weekend, I caught this adorable moment between a dad and his two children. If you can watch it without saying “Awwwwww…” you have no heart.
Night Shift Originally uploaded by LadyLong. These are some of my co-workers at the hospital. Scott (left) is an RN. He’s about 6’4″ and comes in handy for intimidating problem patients. Jenni is my compadre, another CNA (certified nursing assistant) in nursing school, so during the school term we are always the weekend CNAs. David (right) is an RN, and a fun guy. He’s 5’4″ but says (see Pert’ Near) he’s “tall on the inside.”