Saturday, February 21, 2009

Knee Deep

My brain is complete mush today. Being somewhat thick headed optimistic, I kept thinking that each work day this week would be a bit better than the day before. Boy, am I stupid, or what? I swears it precious, I never used the Q word.

So last night (meaning Friday), I'm at a start of care and get 5 phone calls from the family of that somewhat difficult start of care I'd done the night before. Each one was a different caller, and each one had a different complaint or problem. There were kerfuffles galore going on in that dwelling, and I was about to find myself knee deep in the muck. There I was, all dressed up in my Friday night best without a pair of Wellies to be had.

I was screamed at, threatened, refereed a physical fight between intoxicated people, and then, just to solidify my crappy night, I promptly knelt in urine that soaked my trousers. That. Was. Gross. Believe me, I never imagined running into trouble like this on the job. I visualized what I thought would be more dangerous situations, like unwittingly walking into a crack house, but this kind of trouble never entered my mind. My belief that trouble knows no zip code has been proven, as all of this happened in a very nice area of town. Most people don't let their feelings show in front of strangers, but these were no ordinary people. Pushed to my limits, I let loose with some Houseisms and today, I'm not regretting them a bit. I tell you, some folks are out of their ever-loving minds and stressful situations often bring out the worst behaviors in people.

Now that I've finished the charting and whining, I'm going to put that case behind me. A little birdie told me all was said and done over there and Nurse Rudee need never darken that doorstep again. Praise God-He does answer prayer.

Instead of dark thoughts, I'm going to do something here that has been needing attention for a bit of time now. I'm about to decorate the joint with the awards I've gotten from my blogger pals. It's about time, don't you think? I read Winifred's post about forgetting to post her awards and thought it clever. I even asked if I could steal her post as I thought it was perfect, and obviously, I'm rather sloth-like when it comes to this. Even though she graciously gave permission to swipe her stuff, I'll link you to that post and you can pretend I've plagiarized her work.

This award came first from Brenda, and then from RC. Thank you both very much.

According to the authors of this award, this blog invests and believes in the PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships! These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award." Well how about that? I am indeed honored. In return, I'm giving this proximity award to Karen, Sister Jeanne, Gill, Jane, Cheryl, Rositta, Debra and Amy. They all fit well into this category. Now go forth and share the love.

Here is another award I got from Brenda-and probably before she won the shawl. Thank you Brenda, you are a friend indeed. Brenda doesn't care too much for the award process and singling out people to receive them. Me neither, but here are the rules: "These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbon of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. That said, I nominate Rose, Sandy, the Crusty Crone, Betty, Lisa, and Miss376. I also nominate blogless SueB, blogless OWIATW and blogless Ravelry Ruth for their comments.

This Kreativ Blogger Award is one I received first from Amy, and again from Betty. Thank you, thank you. I think the award is self explanatory. Here are the rules for this award:
1. Copy the award to your site.
2. Link to the person from whom you received the award.
3. Nominate 7 other bloggers.
4. Link to those on your blog.
5. Leave a message on the blogs you nominated

I'm passing this one to Riley T Coyote, RC, Flydragon, Brenda, Distracted, Laurie, J'Ollie, Winifred and even though he'll make fun of it, I'm giving it to WT (and it is passed on in good faith.) OK, so that's 8 9. So what? The Grammy Awards has over a hundred categories and probably four times as many nominees. These bloggers make me laugh all of the time and are 10 times better than any Grammy Award show although slightly less better than the Academy Awards. I'd have nominated Little Red, but Duke didn't want me to.

Thanks for trudging through this very windy post, and thank you for the awards. I think someone should give me an award for the most links in one post. Don't you? God, I hope I didn't forget anyone.


WT said...

I won't make fun of the award per se, however the fact that I am listed as an after thought behind a dog, does give me paws for thought.

Rudee said...

Well you are before the squirrel.

Miss 376 said...

Thanks very much. Hope the weekend has made up for your horrible week. You deserve a medal for keeping going

J'Ollie Primitives said...

Thank you Rudee!
It's good to know that I amuse somebody other than myself.

(picks up award and runs with it before Rudee comes to her senses.)

Miss T said...

Houseisms are quite justified on such a day.

Gail said...

I just discovered your blog by way of Riley, the wonder dog of squirrel chasing.

I have been reading your posts. How wonderfully entertaining they are.

I am not a nurse but I am a House addict. I love his stlye and dream of being able to use it(I have a public service job). If I chose a night out with a character, it would be with him.

Keep on blogging, I shall return.

Brenda said...

Thanks Rudee! I have come to view these awards a little differently at times. I think one way to view these is that they do connect some of us with others. Just reading your post, I clicked on each name that you listed. Any time someone shows they appreciate you and care about you is always a big plus, so all in all these are good things. I just never want to hurt any one's feelings because I am kinda a sensitive person myself.
Man..your work week was not all that good was it?!? A vacation right about now would be good for ya! Or a big shopping day!

Rudee said...

Miss, you are welcome.

J'Ollie-have your sisters killed you yet for leaking their family secrets?

Miss T-I have been lurking over at your place and for some reason, I have an overwhelming desire to knit socks.

Gail-I am quite certain the only one who gets away with saying what he really thinks is House. And maybe WT.

Brenda-My work problems will go away if I could win the lottery.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your awards, very well deserved! Thank you so much for my award. It made my day! What a great way to start a Sunday. ((HUGS))
I hope you have a relaxing Sunday! Maybe you can find time to knit, I know that always does the trick.

Rositta said...

Thank you Rudee, I'm not sure I deserve it. I will put it on my blog and pass it on but it will have to wait a few days. We are kind of under the weather here at the moment. Have a good weekend...ciao

Winifred said...

Thank you Rudee. Now I've seenthe award I'm sure this is one of the ones somebody sent me so I'll do this now.

Winifred said...

Oops! Forgot to say hope you've recovered from your visit to the house from hell!

the rotten correspondent said...

You're a doll. Thank you. And you're absolutely right that trouble has no zip code. People are just amazing!

Sue B said...

Thank you, I am happy to be considered a friend. Isn't the blog world amazing--we come to care about people we have never met.

The Crusty Crone said...

Thanks for the award. (I hope I can get it loaded on my site before the machine goes down. I'll try a little later.)

distracted by shiny objects said...

Thanks so much, Rudee. This award is much heavier than I thought and will look fabulous on my kitchen windowsill--next to the magic eight ball. What a nice way to start a day off here.
Glad your weekend is over, too. I remember many an evening shift with the song "I know, this night, won't last forever, and I know that the sun's gonna shine sometime..." running through my head.

Rudee said...

I'm glad that with the exception of WT and Flydragon, you all like your awards. Distraction, I think that placing your award next to the Magic 8 Ball is a perfect spot for such a prestigious award. As the Aunt Honeys would say, "enjoy it is good health honey."

Sandy said...

Thanks Rudee, I graciously accept (although I probably won't get it up as I'm pretty bad about that) but I'm honored being acknowledged by you.

Sorry to hear about your horrid experiences. I don't know how you keep your sanity at times.

Lisa L said...

Rudee thank you for the shout out and the very sweet award! I am honored. But..I have no clue how to retrieve it and put it on my blog. Ideas?? xx