Saturday, July 26, 2008

Show and Tell

This weeks show and tell, I am showing a makeup bag that my dad's new wife made for me, I thought this was very thoughtful. I had to hide this from my little girl because she loves puppies.
It is really crazy I have had a step day for the last 16-18 years almost I guess, my mom's husband. He really was the "Step-Parent" where as Nancy has come into my father's life after I have moved acrossed the contry twice once to each coast. So she really is not the "Step-Mother" she lucked out in timing because I was well hmmm a really big b*&$@. It is crazy I don't like calling either of my parents spouses step mother or father, so what are they called besides my dad's wife or my mom's husband, they don't call my husband "my daughter's husband" or at least I don't think that they do. Just a weird thing for an adult to go though or at least a wierd thing that I have been thinking about. Thanks for visiting my Show and Tell post. Please visit more Show and Tell!
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Friday, July 25, 2008


Well, summer session is over, YEAH! I finished Death and Dying with an A even though I can't spell! I was so aggravated that she deducted 10 points from my final for spelling errors, Oops. I was so glad to finish this class, it was truly depressing I did not even want to do homework. I received an A in my eating disorders class, which was my cake class. I squeaked by with a C in my Patho class, I could have studied for a B but I had better things to do like work, sleep, parent, and blog. Any way I am out for the summer or at least until the 18 of August for my last quarter. So I used Spell check on my Post Mrs. So and so, blah blah blah!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Doll Stories

My Dad gave me this Doll for my 12th birthday I think or right around there. She was made by Barbara Maroz from Sheridan Wyoming. I collect dolls, and have since I was too little to know that I collected dolls. Growing up I had shelves around three walls of my room which were covered with dolls, now that I have a house of my own I have five dolls out on display. The rest are still in boxes, maybe when my little girl gets a little older I will start giving them to her for her room. I want to give her the story behind the dolls that I give her like who gave it to me, when, and why I received the doll. This case I know who made the doll. To see more Show and Tell click here. Thanks Kim
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Thursday, July 10, 2008


What I want to talk about today is HIPPA, not in the staff meeting sense but in a more personal sense, maybe something that would pull at your heart strings a little. First I would like you to read an experience had by Tarah who was heading up the escalator.
I read this experience and thought what an eye opening seen for the observer, then as a nurse I had to think about what was said and where it was said. The nurse made a personal comment to the birth mother in a place that was open to the public, on an escalator. I do not feel that the nurse meant any harm, hurt feelings or anguish. Although this nurse didn't have any right to discuss her personal health issues in a public area.
I appreciate the message Tarah is relaying, bring a more compassionate view of birth mothers. Until reading of this incident I to had a picture in my mind of a birth mother, a women who was not really suffering or morning the loss of her child. Now after reading Tarah's post I tend to feel as though a birth mother is morning the loss of a child. The loss of being a mother, and all of the joys that comes with motherhood.
As a nurse I would implore you to be acutely aware of your surroundings when discussing patient information. Only do so with those who need to know, that are continuing the care of the patient. There may have been no crime or violation of HIPPA in this encounter but this birth mother deserved privacy.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Show and Tell

My show and tell today is my Hutch, my mother gave this to me, and she received it from a good friend Diane. This hutch has lived in more towns than some people. My mom received it when she was living in Glenrock, then she moved to Casper, then to Portland, back to Glenrock, then to Yakima, those were all the places that my hutch lived with my mom. Then in 2000 my mother gave me the hutch, I moved to Tallahassee and then in 2005 to Cairo. So my hutch has been on both costs, it is one of the things that my house feel like home. I remember having this in our home since I was two.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Wordless Wednesday!

This is my brother ang three of his buddies when they graduated from West Piont in 2005, he is now in Iraq.