Thursday, April 16, 2009

Springing Starts.

The sun is out. I wasn't aware how much I missed my flowers. Everywhere I look now, the plums and the cherries are blooming and there are riots of random colour on people's front door steps.

I was able to get outside and start tackling some of the garden jobs. I took 3 wheelbarrows of ivy away from the deck. This isn't a real before and after because the first picture is what I still have to do.
But we have a much larger deck with no encroaching ivy. D is going to paint it again this year, but it's almost time to replace the 1000square feet of wood.
The Noro scarf is almost finished and the next baby sweater (EZ Baby Surprise) is already started.
I did my orientation shift at the hospital and it went swimmingly well. I was so afraid of drowning, but in addition to the difficulties of meds and treatments on time, I was able to spend time listening to and teaching my patients. I hope there are more days like that. There are lots of nurses helping each other.
In contrast, I had a computer class today for the patient records and ordering services. I know that a lot of work has gone into making Blogger and Ravelry and Flicker easy to understand and use. Well, none of that was considered in the two programs that don't integrate with one another. It is just rediculous and something that you lose right away if you don't use the system because there is no logic. I hope to work with the program enough to get myself out of hot water. But it's like they bought a sedan and are trying to turn it into a pickup. Just go buy a pickup. Give the sedan to a needy family.
The maternity nurses appreciate the little sweaters (I dropped one off yesterday) and they showed me the shelves of other allocated gifts of burial gowns and layettes and whole hampers for families in need. They tried to recruit me for the nursery, and it's tempting.
But first I'm going to get to know my unit. Tomorrow I start 2 days and 2 nights. Whew!

1 comment:

Life's a Stitch said...

Good luck adjusting to your new schedule. It sounds like you're in the right place.