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The easiest way to avoid regrets is to ask yourself this question, "If not now, when?" It's a powerful way to put life and our decisions about how we spend our time into perspective"
Posted by shirley on 8/29/2018, 4:21 am
Posted by Beverly on 8/30/2018, 11:25 am, in reply to "Wednesday's gratefuls"
- Murray set up a place for me to do my fossil stuff. Thanks, honey. |
- predicting a milder day today
- Spartans (Msu) play football tomorrow night!! YAY
- listening to Allison Krauss ... love her music
- Maxie still naps at school. Sweet boy
friends, family, you all, fb, internet, cell, car
Posted by Delta on 8/29/2018, 12:09 pm, in reply to "Wednesday's gratefuls"
I am going to try a short shopping trip today. |
I told my cousin that I didn't really feel like company. Felt guilty but I did it.
How much I love my haircut. I didn't have to even comb it this morning--I did but it looked good getting up. That is the mark of a great cut.
Going to try a new fall spice mix. Gingerbread instead of pumpkin.
Love reading these
Posted by Krista on 8/29/2018, 4:06 pm, in reply to "Wednesday Gratefuls"
and bet your hair looks great. Hope the short shopping trip goes well. How you feeling?|
It turned out to be
Posted by Delta on 8/29/2018, 8:27 pm, in reply to "Love reading these"
a longer time being out than I was expecting but it was probably because I am a bit slower than usual right now. I handled it fairly well thanks to a buggy to lean on. I got 4747 steps today. I'll easily make over 5000 before bed, or midnight rather. I'm tired and it made the coughing worse but I am feeling better than I have in over 6 weeks. Crossing my fingers that I don't have to have another round of antibiotics. |
Re: Wednesday's gratefuls
Posted by Paula on 8/29/2018, 11:57 am, in reply to "Wednesday's gratefuls"
Autumn will come...+90 degrees forecast for the next 8 days. Like a wall of heat and humidity when I go out. |
Sad session today. Good to feel helpful
Discouraged about my chances of going back to my old job. I would have to interview with my old boss who would still be my boss if I go back. I knew I would probably have to interview but seeing it in writing made my stomach clinch. I would hate to give her the satisfaction of turning me down. Not sure of the gratitude in this.
Krista has one surgery down.
Found a lighter suitcase. My current one weighs 13 pounds. This one is 7.5 which is a big difference lugging up and down train steps
Can you share what they wrote back?
Posted by Krista on 8/29/2018, 4:07 pm, in reply to "Re: Wednesday's gratefuls"
When did you hear from them?|
They didn't say ...
Posted by Krista on 8/29/2018, 5:48 pm, in reply to "Yesterday "
.. how much they would love to have you back? Their loss, definitely, Paula. Although I am sure it's hard to see right now but definitely their loss. And there WILL be something better. There always will be -- and I know you will find it / it will find you. |
Never ever ever ever ever stop following your dreams. Sometimes we get sidetracked and that's ok -- but we'll always "right ourselves" again. I believe in you.
I didn't expect
Posted by Paula on 8/29/2018, 6:55 pm, in reply to "They didn't say ..."
kudos from these 3 people. They have to go middle ground. 2 of them have told me in the past and now that they know what a great job I do. Like I said, in my heart I knew that I would have to go through the charade of interviewing. I think this is about reminding me that I'm not in charge. They all value me except the b who is my boss. I don't think she'd have the nerve to reject my coming back but it will all be a process. |
Btw, there is no leaving the hospital for me. I've learned from this job that I don't have it in me to learn a whole new type of job. Also at my age, 64, I can't keep bopping around like I used to. I need to build up my piddly retirement as much as I can. And any job outside the hospital would pay $10-$15000 less. No it's not all about the money but being broke with nothing left for pleasure isn't something I am willing to do. I also refuse to get a roommate. I am having to choose between bad and worse.
Bide your time for now, Paula.......
Posted by Sue on 8/30/2018, 8:28 am, in reply to "I didn't expect "
Put your thoughts and extra time into day-dreams and anticipation of your up-pcming trip. Trust me, good things WILL come! |
((( Paula )))
Posted by Krista on 8/29/2018, 8:09 pm, in reply to "I didn't expect "
So sorry to hear defeat in your voice I'll never give up on you.|
Yay on the
Posted by Delta on 8/29/2018, 12:05 pm, in reply to "Re: Wednesday's gratefuls"
lighter suitcase. It's too bad about the old job. That woman just needs to get out of the psychology department and get back to what she knows. If you want to do that job again draw up a program and present it to someone else. There has to be a need for more than one place that does that and you were so good at it. You did it once and you can do it again. Head up. It's a good project for you after you get back from your trip. |
There is no other place for this
Posted by Paula on 8/29/2018, 7:04 pm, in reply to "Yay on the "
The program is designed to work with this specific clinic. It is funded by what is called 'program income ' which is unique to the ID clinic at VCU. I think people forget that I'm at the very tail end of my career. I hope to be done in 3 years and then just work PT at the private practice. I will be lucky to have $200,000 saved for retirement and that includes selling my house and taking the equity out. Not planning well and blowing through my inheritance really messed me up. All my own poor choices. |
I have no desire or energy to change everything up or start something new.
You also have
Posted by Delta on 8/29/2018, 8:17 pm, in reply to "There is no other place for this"
no energy to deal with the system the way it was when you left and being under that woman again. even as stressed as you say you are now and as much as you are not liking it much you seem calmer and happier when you post. I was really worried about you before you got this job. Maybe getting away from it and remembering all the good parts have smoothed over how really stressful it was but I don't think you could go back there again if you had to work under that woman or have anything to do with her. I honestly don't think you would have lasted 3 more years the way things were. I wish you luck going back if that is what you truly want and hope that things work out so that you can but I hope that the hierarchy changes greatly before you do. Keep your chin up. Things have a way of working out most of the time. |
Posted by Cindy on 8/29/2018, 11:48 am, in reply to "Wednesday's gratefuls"
1. That I am feeling better this morning. I have been so sick with this UTI. My abdomen hurt so much! |
2. Time off from work with pay. I am planning on going back in this afternoon.
3. Diet Cran-Pineapple juice. Love it!
4. Ken taking care of me.
5. This day and all it has to offer.
Re: My five...
Posted by Paula on 8/29/2018, 5:13 pm, in reply to "My five..."
Hope you stayed home. Rest!|
Posted by Cindy on 8/30/2018, 1:54 am, in reply to "Re: My five..."
I took the whole day off. Just too tired to go in this afternoon!|
Don't rush back friend
Posted by Krista on 8/29/2018, 4:07 pm, in reply to "My five..."
Take the extra afternoon - you're worth it.|
Since I have sick leave...
Posted by Cindy on 8/30/2018, 1:55 am, in reply to "Don't rush back friend"
I did take the whole day off. Plan on going back tomorrow.|
Posted by Krista on 8/30/2018, 6:22 pm, in reply to "Since I have sick leave..."
Hope you're feeling much better today!|
I am sorry that you
Posted by Delta on 8/29/2018, 12:02 pm, in reply to "My five..."
have been so sick. I hope that you have the UTI on the run now. Haven't tried Cran-Pineapple juice yet. It sounds interesting. |
Posted by Beverly on 8/29/2018, 8:55 am, in reply to "Wednesday's gratefuls"
- Mom knows herself... she was to have a procedure today... but was way to sick to go. Grateful she knows when to say no |
- so grateful to not have extreme weather - so much of it this year... sending prayers to all folks affected.
- murray is a helpful person
- able to be strong for all the ill people in my family.
- found out the my cousin Lou in Baltimore has a very rare strain of Mono. He has been so, so sickk
- my grandkids start school today
- this year Maxie is one of the 'big' kids in his preschool class
- clean plentiful water
- Krista got her surgerly
friends, family, you all, fb,internet call, car
Remember to be strong for you too
Posted by Krista on 8/29/2018, 4:08 pm, in reply to "me"
I am glad you have Murray and how much help he is. Let him help you and you be strong for you too ok?|
I hope that your Mom feels
Posted by Delta on 8/29/2018, 12:00 pm, in reply to "me"
better soon. That is sad about your cousin Lou. I hope that they find something to help him. |
Posted by Beverly on 8/30/2018, 11:02 am, in reply to "I hope that your Mom feels "
At least they have figured it out. He's been so very sick for several weeks.|
Posted by Sue on 8/29/2018, 7:44 am, in reply to "Wednesday's gratefuls"
Going to the laundromat this morning.....love clean, sweet-smelling clothes and bedding. |
Gonna visit Dollar General while we're out. I always find some good deals.
My neighbor/friend's 3 young granddaughters. They love to come over to swim and visiit.
The beautiful sky this morning.....all shades or pink, orange, yellow. Awesome....
Hope you find some great deals
Posted by Krista on 8/29/2018, 4:08 pm, in reply to "A few"
And your place sounds like a slice of Heaven there.|
Would have loved to see that
Posted by Delta on 8/29/2018, 11:58 am, in reply to "A few"
morning sky with you and a cup of coffee.|
I don't know why, but whenever I see a sky that lovely
Posted by Sue on 8/30/2018, 8:35 am, in reply to "Would have loved to see that "
I think of the song "Blue Montana Sky". I've never seen a Montana Sky....never been to Montana....but I love that song! lol|
Cinq Choses Pour Moi
Posted by Krista on 8/29/2018, 6:24 am, in reply to "Wednesday's gratefuls"
1) lapband surgery done |
2) nowhere that I HAVE to be today so it will definitely be a healing / resting day
3) pain meds to get me through the next few days - 4 incisions which are sore but not are bad as I thought (yet anyway)
4) summer is holding on. My fave season of the year
5) Dad and Paul bought me 10 bathbombs (!!!) and a get well card - thoughtful ♥
Take it easy
Posted by Delta on 8/29/2018, 11:57 am, in reply to "Cinq Choses Pour Moi"
Someone should have gotten you a new book or two. Glad it is behind you. I hope that particular pain is gone now too. |
I've got books :)
Posted by Krista on 8/29/2018, 12:05 pm, in reply to "Take it easy"
Finishing "Message in a Bottle" and I have another one handy Doc says we should know if this resolves pain in side "Shortly". Follow-up with him is mid-October. Here's hoping!|
Re: Cinq Choses Pour Moi
Posted by Paula on 8/29/2018, 11:47 am, in reply to "Cinq Choses Pour Moi"
Glad it's behind you. One down!|
Posted by shirley on 8/29/2018, 4:30 am, in reply to "Wednesday's gratefuls"
feeling better...had an mri with contrast and had a reaction to the contrast |
actually ate breakfast
nurse coming today
believing truth about myself
the beloved disciple by beth moore...so good
glenda taking me to my mri
choices each day
my walmart list...needing to go there soon
sausage and toast this morning...so good
no coffee in a couple of days due to being so sick, but hopefully tomorow
I hope you feel better quickly
Posted by Delta on 8/29/2018, 11:53 am, in reply to "mine"
I guess I was right to worry when you were gone for a couple of days. I'm glad that you felt like having sausage and toast this morning. Are you allergic to shrimp or other shellfish? That is the first question that the doctor asked my husband after a reaction to contrast dye. He has no trouble eating shellfish of any kind so they thought it was strange for him to react so strongly to the dye. |
Posted by Krista on 8/29/2018, 6:18 am, in reply to "mine"
Hope you're feeling better better, Shirley, and praying for something positive to come from the MRI. Was this to see the MS peogression or something else? Thinking of you!|
yes, checking on
Posted by shirley on 8/29/2018, 5:02 pm, in reply to "MRI"
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