Odds and Ends of my recent life!
G-Man turned 9! Its hard to believe that not too long ago I was sitting in a hospital bed, holding a screaming bundle of boy, unsure of what lay ahead of me, yet thinking I knew all that was to come. Life is funny though it likes to throw things at you unexpectantly! But I wouldn't change much, not most of it anyway.
Work! I probably post a lot about work, well the fact that I am working now in houskeeping and the fact that it has been more than humbling for me. In all actuality I like it, most days! Okay maybe I don't like the work, the clean up people's toilets, crumb spills, but I enjoy the people.
And I was, I feel like I pop in and out of rooms all day, I guess that is what I do :)...But anyway the CNA said "you sure remember a lot!" To which I replied "I could tell you something about every single one of the patients on this side."
"You talk to the patients while you clean?"
I even had a patient tell me I should write a book, today. But the thought came to me, I really do like talking to people, and should be working somewhere where I can talk to people....but then it occured to me, that I get to meet new people almost every day! And I do get to talk to them....for a few minutes, if they are awake. Some are more talkative than others, but really what kind of job could I do talking to others??
Councilor...no don't want to get advice...
Social worker....no don't want to deal with problems....
Biographer....yeah that would be cool, talk to people about their stories and write it down for them....Any takers????
Anyway after that thought provoking conversation in the nursery it just made me realize how much I do like my job and the gals (I say gals because about 90% of them are) I work with.
I have made some great friends and really have laughed a lot.
Like today. A normal patient room cleaning, typically starts with me knocking on the door, coming in, pulling trash, asking how they are doing, cleaning the bathroom, sweeping the floor, mopping the floor then asking if there is anything else I can do for them. Well I follow my normal protocol and enter a patients room. Pull the trash, wipe the front sink, ask how they are doing, enter the bathroom, and notice some toilet paper in the toilet, so I flush it so I can clean it. Well it doesn't go down....thinking to myself, don't want to keep flushing to maybe embarrass them, I pull the trash, I don't know hoping the TP will go down itself or something...but it doesn't. So I flush again, the tp looks like it is going to make an exit, but then pops itself back up. Blasted TP. So I hold the flusher down longer, tp gone, yeah.....no....pops back up. I look out the bathroom door at the patient on the phone and mouth "sorry.." as I begin to giggle.
After that and what the sixth? flush, down it went. Man it took me a long time to get that bathroom clean!
But that isn't the only time I have laughed....at this time it was at someone else's expense...and to this day, all I have to say is "It was me!!!" cheerfully and proudly and I start to laugh.
Sometimes bathrooms get what is called "dry pipes", yes the system dries out and the solution to this is pouring water down the pipes, the symptom of this is the smell of rotten eggs mixed with other potty smells. Anyway on the 4th floor as you walk through the double locked doors, there are public bathrooms to the right.
After lunch my coworker and I walked through these doors, to bit hit by the dry pipe smell! One of the nurses happened to be there, and we started talking about how bad it smelled. We were going on about horrible it was, when my friend says "I can only smell the Scentsy candles." (the other direction from the bathrooms is a little store and the gal there always has sweet smelling Scentsys going, however this day it wasn't fixing the scents in the hallway..."
So as we went on about the smell, and how we couldn't smell the candle....when out of the store door pops the gal, and she waves her hand in the air, smiles big and says "it is me! It is me!"