Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The liberation of Nurse Rudee


And so begins week 1 in my new position of a work when I feel like it nurse.  It didn't take long to get a request to work, either.  At 10 AM Monday, they called to see if I'd work Monday night. No, no and no.  "So sorry," I told them.  "I'm taking a few well deserved days off.  Call me Wednesday if you need help."  On Thursday, my boss had told me that in her mind, I'd already gone above and beyond in the patience department and should take the rest of the month off.  Not wanting to go that long without a paycheck, I think until Wednesday should be good enough.  After all, it wouldn't be a full day of work--more like one or two visits and then I'd be done for the day.  It felt good to practice saying the word no.  Perhaps it's something with which I should become more accustomed.

This was Sara's Dark Shadows survival kit.  She's been walking around the house since Friday practicing her favorite line of the movie: "fear me not, drunkard!"  Hmmm.  Me thinks it was the Jack that made that made that line click so well.
Friday we went and saw Dark Shadows.  Though it's been much maligned by the critics who seemed to be disappointed that it's not an exact remake of the television series, I rather liked it.  In fact, I laughed for two hours straight at the jokes, the camp and the antiquated language that rolled off Johnny Depp's tongue like honey. As for the critics, how, pray tell, do you provide a story in two hours that took years to tell on television?  I will say that it would have been nice if some of the funnier scenes had not made it to the trailers first.  



Anyways, just in case you're worried that I'm bored with my new life, I'm here to tell you that I'm not.  Yesterday, I lollygagged in my jammies until around 3PM, at which point I decided I couldn't live with the dust bunnies accumulating in the corners of my home for one more minute.  For the time being, they've been banished.  Today I'm knitting this beautiful shawl and reveling in the feel of the  merino/bamboo blend yarn as it slips through my fingers.  I was concerned that it would fall by the wayside when John Sandford's new book was released today, but I have found that it is possible to sit on the front porch with my iPad propped just so while reading Stolen Prey and simultaneously knitting a garter stitch project which needs barely any attention at all.

Just in case someone dares to interrupt my beautiful day...all three phones have been silenced.

18 comments:

The Bug said...

Sounds just lovely to me :)

devon said...

So thrilled for you! You so deserve this wonderful time in your life!!!!

sapphireblue said...

I like the old Dark Shadows series. I really want to see.

I hate saying no. Good for you for doing that. I hope you have some great days off.

Miss 376 said...

You deserve it, enjoy every minute

Mimi said...

I love it! All 3 phones have been silenced!!!
Enjoy your well-deserved break Rudee!

Brenda said...

Enjoy enjoy!!! You deserve a break today and the next few. I would have taken the month off..but that is just me..:)

Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

well a big "yee haw" for you honey!

smiles, bee
xoxoxooxox

Stephanie V said...

Oh, good for you! You so deserve a few days of lollygagging. And how lovely it would be to read and knit at the same time. A skill I have yet to master...maybe I need an iPad?

Johnny Depp is magic. I've loved him since Gilbert Grape and Benny & Joon.

Ruth said...

No is a good word are you able to say to them I am only avaible on wendesday this week and tuesday next, please don't ring other days.

Knitty said...

Hmmm,I haven't read and knit simultaneously yet, but I'm not above trying. I like John Sanford too.

Alice said...

the medical field . . . "should take a month off . . . YOU didn't really think they wouldn't call did you? I thought not.

I was on IV antibiotics and they still called!

Soooo glad I learned "NO"

Enjoy, you sound so peaceful.

Pearl said...

Sounds like a great way to spend your time! Sounds like you deserve some time off.

I plan on seeing Dark Shadows Sunday...

Pearl

Nurse said...

Enjoy! We work so hard that I day off means so much.

Nance said...

And that, dearest, is called Retirement. It's my life every day. (Except for the jammies til 3 part. I got over that one really quickly.) Enjoy yourself.

Oh, and I don't knit. Don't take it as a judgement. Just not crafty.

laurie said...

a long time coming. and i'm so glad for you!

SkippyMom said...

The shawl will be so pretty - it's my favorite color too. And it looks really good with your turquoise Kindle. How cool. Sounds like an absolutely perfect day. Nothing better than staying in your pjs [honestly WHAT is more comfortable than that?] and doing exactly what you want with no interruptions like having to get ready for work. Bravo to you for saying NO! And I will echo the others - you totally deserve it Rudee.

Now I betcha' Leo is curled up right by you, happy his Momma is home with him, isn't he?

Enjoy and can't wait to hear more about your time off.

Gail said...

I am so glad you are learning to say no. It must feel like a weight has been lifted from you.

Cool, I read and listen to tv sometimes. Crochet and watch tv. I can't just sit doing one thing.

If you miss your dust bunnies, I have a whole herd of breeders.

sandy said...

So I bought yarn and crochet needles and a knitting needle set. I use to crochet years ago and not sure I'll remember much. Knitting I did once in my life and made a scarf. I'm hoping to learn both again after we move and I have time.

It's been awhile since I've stopped by. Hope all is well and you are enjoying life.

I think I might want to see that movie.