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Thursday, June 28, 2012

It's back on

*Things You Don't Want to Hear During Surgery:

Better save that. We'll need it for the autopsy.

"Accept this sacrifice, O Great Lord of Darkness"

Bo! Bo! Come back with that! Bad Dog!

Wait a minute, if this is his spleen, then what's that?

Hand me that ... uh ... that uh..... thingie

Oh no! I just lost my Rolex.

Oops! Hey, has anyone ever survived 500ml of this stuff before?

There go the lights again...

"Ya know, there's big money in kidneys.. and this guy's got two of'em.

Everybody stand back! I lost my contact lens!

Could you stop that thing from beating; it's throwing my concentration off.

What's this doing here?

I hate it when they're missing stuff in here.

That's cool! Now can you make his leg twitch?!

Well folks, this will be an experiment for all of us.

Sterile, shcmedle. The floor's clean, right?

What do you mean he wasn't in for a sex change...

OK, now take a picture from this angle. This is truly a freak of nature

This patient has already had some kids, am I correct?

Nurse, did this patient sign the organ donation card?

Don't worry. I think it is sharp enough.

What do you mean "You want a divorce"!

FIRE! FIRE! Everyone get out!

Damn! Page 47 of the manual is missing!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Time to dust off The old guest book

Summertime and the livin is easy. That my friends is the essence of life in wine country in July and August. Usually the temperature is in the low 40's and any kind of sustained activity turns you into a puddle.This summer is one that makes a menapausal woman kick back and be happy. The temps are coolish and the lake is icy fresh and from the local news you can surmise water is in abundance, flowing outside the banks, filling fields and causing Insurance nightmares.My trusty floatation devise is at huge risk of puncture from a plethora of assorted debrie when I go for my daily swim.I seem to be getting a rep as the crazy lady with the little black dog. I am the ONLY person in the water....

Monday, June 25, 2012

The Summer Olympics are nearly here as the precursors, the final competitions before the big O,  are in process. I have chosen the competitions I know will be my personal favs, not by  the country which would be a wise idea but by fashion. Today after watching the Men's High Tower it was a good 10 minutes before I realized there was a tower. I was mesmerized by the fashion or more precisely the Speedos. I should be in healing mode by then and Speedos do incourage dilated blood vessels, increased circulation AKA healing..

Friday, June 22, 2012

Style # 2

Now that I have a month before the big day I can experiment with my new short cut. OD does not do a good shampoo nor can he figure out how to coordinate brush with blow dryer so I am experimenting with styles that need neither dryer, brush or flat iron. This one is just dried with the towel and air.....thoughts ......

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Summer finally

Yesterday was the first day of my summer. First day at the beach. First whole day spent working in the yard and first day wearing a sun dress. Last night was the first night......unable to pick up anything off the floor or bend sideways, stretch upward, backward or across. The first night needing more than 4 of the "special" pills. Yup.....summers here.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Monday, June 18, 2012

Hair Today Pics

It all started with a phone call, requesting my presence at an Opening of ....ME... So off I went to visit my Anna Banana, Hair Stylist Extraordinaire to prepare for my 6 months as a 1 armed, uncoordinated, self proclaimed Artist. This is what she and her magic scissors created. Reviews have been kind except OD is still asking when my appointment with Anna is???????

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Words of Wisdom

While playing cards last night, amidst the chat, laughter and swilling that accompanies Cards With Friends, I managed to hang on to these Words of Wisdom (WOW) by Jerry....Jerry is a uniquely, eccentric, intellectual Goldsmith.....a Marginal Man, whose WOW factor often is not appreciated until the next day. This being the case with this Betty White story. It came to pass that Betty was giving her take on the difference between Male and Female Political Leaders. She voiced that Men needed to toughen up. Getting some balls is not enough. Balls are weak and sensitive. If you really want to be tough get a VAGINA....those things take a pounding. This morning, I am awed at Jerry's insight and of course in total agreement. Oh and Happy Father's Day......

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Madonnart Returns

The cancellation of my Grand Opening (surgery not Art) has renewed my latent longing to pick up the brush and put color to paper. Many ideas have passed through and until today lay sleeping in the stillness that has become my creative center. It truly has been months since I have done anything Madonnart would rejoice about. When I walked into my safe and special place and saw the sunshine on my little Gallery of Art produced, I was energized to get busy.Paint tubes,water color block, brushes,water well, Ott and Easel out and Leonard playing in the background, I am ready, willing and able......standby....Artist at work.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Happy Birthday

Today is the Dudes Birthday......One would think getting healthy, getting fit and getting younger would be exhausting. Not... apparently along with all the getting ....getting an energy boost was part of the deal. He is a walking, talking advertisement for the Raw Organic lifestyle and the benefits it brings. Happy birthday ,my husband, I am proud of you and in awe of your willpower.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

I did my part The rest is up to you

Yesterday....not my finest hour...s....Dressed to swim like a drought had been forcasted, I was ready to go 45 minutes before usual departure time. Ringing phone ...should I go back and answer or not? Answer I did only to learn the June 20Th surgery date has been cancelled. The Kid Doc is away again and will not be able to perform until Augustish....that's 6 weeks Peeps and will place me directly into the center of the volcano known as Summer in the Okanagan. Summer, when the thermometer reachs mid 40 C and the horror of using the central air is the daily topic of contention. Air Conditioning is a mixed bag in this household of and him can't agree ....will it kill you or save you? I am the positive thinker, knowing for is going to save me and possibly anyone else I live with. The memory of the first 2 months ( during the winter months) in a body splint, unable to shower or move even my hand has me concerned for myself first of course and secondly for all wayward company finding their way to my near vicinity. I now in addition to the survival grub stored must lay in quantities of Febreeze, air freshener and those wipe things.There goes my daily swim and happy hour at the beach...........

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

More from the Supportive Friends

Best Patients

Five surgeons are discussing who makes the best patients on the operating table.

The first surgeon says, “I like to see accountants on my operating table, because when you open them up, everything inside is numbered.”

The second responds, “Yeah, but you should try electricians! Everything inside them is color coded.”

The third surgeon says, “No, I really think librarians are the best; everything inside them is in alphabetical order.”

The fourth surgeon chimes in: “You know, I like construction workers…those guys always understand when you have a few parts left over at the end, and when the job takes longer than you said it would".

Monday, June 11, 2012

The Collegues offer support?

As my surgery date draws near,my slightly psychotic nursing friends are running true to form and have started the emails. Here is a slightly more appropriate one for you my sweetarts.

You know you're a nurse if...

You believe every patient needs TLC: Thorazine, Lorazepam and Compazine.

You would like to meet the inventor of the call light in a dark alley one night.

You believe not all patients are annoying ... some are unconscious.

Your sense of humor seems to get more "warped" each year.

You know the phone numbers of every late night food delivery place in town by heart.

You can only tell time with a 24 hour clock.

Every time you walk, you make a rattling noise because of all the scissors and clamps in your pockets.

You can tell the pharmacist more about the medicines he is dispensing than he can.

You carry "spare" meds in your pocket rather than wait for pharmacy to deliver.

You refuse to watch ER because it's too much like the real thing and triggers "flash backs."

You notice that you use more four letter words now than before you became a nurse.

Every time someone asks you for a pen, you can find at least three of them on you.

You can intubate your friends at parties.

You don't get excited about blood loss ... unless it's your own.

You live by the motto, "To be right is only half the battle, to convince the physician is more difficult."

You've basted your Thanksgiving turkey with a Toomey syringe.

You've told a confused patient your name was that of your coworker and to HOLLER if they need help.

Your bladder can expand to the same size as a Winnebago's water tank.

When checking the level of orientation of a patient, you aren't sure of the answer.

You find yourself checking out other customer's arm veins in grocery waiting lines.

You can sleep soundly at the hospital cafeteria table during dinner break, sitting up and not be embarrassed when you wake up.

You avoid unhealthy looking shoppers in the mall for fear that they'll drop near you and you'll have to do CPR on your day off.

You've sworn you're going to have "NO CODE" tattooed on your chest.

Saturday, June 09, 2012

Necessities and readiness 8

Scavenger hunt to locate assorted Big Man Athletic undershirts and ponchos....FOUND....check

Friday, June 08, 2012

necessities/readiness 7

Preparation of ground round in 4 ways with assorted sides in freezer....check.

Thursday, June 07, 2012


Deep Freeze defrosted, cleaned, reorganized....50% was OD's Kale and blueberries and WTF did that 400 pound turkey come from.....WARNING*** don't mess with the stuff  that can all be reached with 1 arm. My pleasing disposition will have gone south in 10 days and it will not be pretty. R U listening people?

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Monday, June 04, 2012

necessities/readiness 4

Salon appointment to have longest hair in 15 years cut into an easy care (shades of Auntie Rita) Frou Frou.....check

Saturday, June 02, 2012

Friday, June 01, 2012

Necessities/preparation 2

Two summer loosey goosey cotton dresses with adjustable shoulder straps one blue and one black......check.

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