Sunday, February 14, 2010

Lots of activity..Not much quilting

Goodness....It's been almost a month since I've posted....but I've been thinking about you all and missing reading your posts. I so love to hear what everyone has going on!

First....Happy Valentine's Day to all. I know it's the last hour, but at least I got it in. My hubby gave me these beautiful roses on Wednesday, so I've had lots of days to enjoy them.

He is so good about giving me flowers. He knows how much I like fresh flowers. He also gave me a day at a local wait, that was for my birthday. Yes.....I've had a birthday come and go since I last posted. I plan on redeeming the spa event in the next few weeks. He gave me a day at the spa last year and I enjoyed it greatly. I was actually exhausted when I returned home and had to take a nap. They really worked me over! But my body felt so good afterward.

What else.....THE SAINTS WON THE SUPER BOWL! But you know that. That's old news. It was a great game. They are MY TEAM since I'm from that area. My husband and I were jumping around the living room like teenagers being granted a snow day.

Speaking of snow.....we had our share this past Friday...Boy what a mess. I'm glad we only get the white stuff every now and then. More is expected tonight and in the AM. It was a pretty site Saturday morning though. Everything was white, clean looking and crisp with blue skies. But Friday was a mess, since no one in the Atlanta area knows how to drive in it and don't drive any differently than if the sun was shinning. I thought we had more northern transplants here than that....oops...I guess that's what it is...they are use to driving in it. It's the southern born that were having all the my husband and I who still went out for our usual Friday night Mexican and my margarita. We slid most of the way. Coming back though was not scary at all, especially after consuming a jumbo margarita! But we made it back safely with full stomachs and a happy time.

I also got a new computer....A Mac. We've been Windows people since the dawn of the computer age and it's taking a little time to get use to. The Apple Mac platform post somewhat different than Windows (this is the third time I've tried to post this. I keep losing my pictures). But the more I use it, the more familiar I get with it. I think I may go get an instruction book..."Mac for Dummies". Phew....I thought I lost the post again. Thank goodness blogger saves automatically. I also got the "magic mouse" and it has the swipe capability. I keep swiping the mouse and it goes to a different page! I definitely need a manuel. But I really like the system. The CPU is 6.5 in x 6.5 in x 2.5 in. First time I've ever bought a computer and walked out the store with all the components in a medium size bag.

On a quilting note....have not done much! I finished piecing Strawberry Pie....I just need to quilt it. I had a picture to show you, but it's lost in the system some where. I will upload it in another post. I'm scared I'll ruin and/or lose this post again if I try to put another picture in now. My sewing room is still not straight and I don't know if it will ever be. Oh well...I just need to sew more I guess.

Nursing Notes.......Boy...let me tell you....I learn so much from my patients....even how to speak Spanish. I think we should all know another or two other languages. I believe we are one of the only countries that only know one language. Lately I've had an increased number in Spanish speaking patients and they have taught me some very useful phrases. By no means can I carry on a conversation or explain an informed consent, but I have learned how to ask if they are in a lot or a little pain, are hungry and what kind of snack or juice they want, and if they are hot or cold. Just this little bit of conversation at least keeps my patients pain in control and insures their comfort. They also seem to get a big kick out of teaching me which empowers them and builds trust about the health care they are receiving. Maybe if we all communicate better, there would be less hatred and mistrust in the world....ya think?

Have a great week and I look forward to catching up on all of your posts.