Tuesday, September 30, 2008

It's October

Last year I raised $250.00 at work for UNICEF during the month of October. I brought candy and asked for loose change.

This year I have started early. Another nurse brought in leftover candy from her daughter's birthday party and I used it to start this year's campaign. This year I added sodas that I buy on sale and use coupons for. A can of soda is a bargain for a donation of 50 cents. Today was Pepsi products buy 2 twelve packs and get 3 free! Such a deal!

(eating junk food so a child in a 3rd world country can get a nutritious meal, what a concept)

Monday, September 29, 2008

Vice President

All this talk of "would you want Sarah Palin as President?" has got me reflecting on who has been our vice president in the past.

In my lifetime we have had:

Richard Nixon, Lyndon Johnson, Hubert Humphrey, Spiro Agnew, Gerald Ford, Nelson Rockefeller, Walter Mondale, George Bush, Dan Quayle, Al Gore, Dick Cheney.

Would I want any of these as President? At the time I voted for them, I thought so.

Over the past several years I have visited many of the Presidential Libraries. It has given me some prespective on who some of these men were. We always know more in hindsight. It is not always easy to know what to think now.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

This man ROCKS!!

(is that sacreligious?)

Good News - Bad News

Well really only good news, I talked a little about the break-in yesterday. Thanks to some alert neighbors we were saved from some big losses.

We were away from home that night because we were at the hospital at the Employee Service Awards Dinner. I was recognised for 20 years of service.


A longevity award for me is a really interesting thing. I have NEVER gotten a job I've interviewed for, I'm a terrible interview. I've worked for family and from friends referrals and this current gig I got at a job fair during a hireing blitz when they were taking anybody off the street who had the proper credentials.

Then again, I'm too lazy to change jobs anyway so I guess Memorial is stuck with me.

The thing I will remember the most is that I was recognised by the Chief Nursing Officer. She is the big boss of some 1400+ nurses and gave plaques to more that 80 that night.
She called my name, "Rebecca Perkins" and then looked over at me walking towards her and cried out, "Oh, Becky!" Big hug, big kiss. That's what I mean by being recognised by the CNO. She knows who I am.

(now that this relationship is secure, I can move on to working on the CEO)

Friday, September 26, 2008

Mental Health Alert

I have been treated for chronic depression for more years than I can recall off the top of my head. Lately, I have been fighting a emotional/physical slump. Just when I feel like I'm getting it together again, some punks break into my house and get my digital camera with all my undownloaded pictures.

This is not a huge, life shattering problem, it just feels like my footing is unstable and I'm sliding down the hill again.

(i'm feeling a little like sisyphus)

I guess chronic depression is like that. I have already started pushing the rock up the mountain again.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

How about a picture just for fun?

Has 20 years made a difference?


I'm tickled pink, I figured it out!

(i'm so excited)


I've been linked!

Now if I could just figure out how to work this thing.

Totally low tech here, I generally just keep pressing buttons until I get what I want.

Oh, well--another day.