Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Normal Service Has Been Resumed

A particularly busy and crappy shift on Saturday and another busy night shift last night means that my body clock has been bounced around like like a good pole dancer on a slippery pole.
My patient, as it turned out had suffered a spinal injury, and so, for a change I could flex my ( considerable) spinal injury knowledge to tick all the boxes, other nurses couldn't quite reach so to speak.....I am a bit of a show off  on the quiet.......( quelle surprise! I hear you chant)...and so, I left work with a sense of tired satisfaction that I had completed a job well done

After night shift, there is nothing more delightful than early morning fresh air. The claustrophobic surroundings of work get kicked into touch, for spring green sunshine and within seconds of getting back to Trelawnyd, I have flung open the cottage windows to let in the sights and smells of home.
These are the times when I feel lucky.
Chris is working in London all week, and so it's just me and the animals at BwthynY Llan until Saturday afternoon.  I drop him off at the station with a kiss then return home after dribbling a strong costa coffee  take out all down my front as I negotiate the difficult bends back over the hill...I then make two cheese filled bagels and me and the dogs, with Albert in tow, wander over to the field  to share them under the graveyard elms, surrounded by the ever moving carpet of birds and two rather scruffy Scottish ewes
The best bit after night shift.........
I am home.......

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  1. Home IS best....I'm with Cro. I'm feeling a bit like a scruffy Scottish ewe myself these days!

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    1. I think I have left myself go

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  2. What, no scotch eggs?

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    1. I did have a luxury egg ths afternoon note
      Marks ants Spencer's Lincolnshire specials!

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  3. Errr...what happened to that "Shit" post? It was one of your best. Regarding Scotch eggs - whenever I see them now, I'm thinking Earl Gray! Perhaps you should investigate launching a new range of scotch eggs - "Lidl's Finest - by Earl Gray" with TV ads and everything.

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    1. I dropped the f-bomb on the s-post. Sorry.

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    2. It was all a bit too indilgent YP ...IT HAD TO Go

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  4. there's nothing better than being home with the animals. unless like me, you get a new roof starting today which is bound to be miserable. bloody roofers!

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  5. I wish you'd been at the RD&E Hospital when I broke my neck and spine. The lack of knowledge was woeful and I was chucked out without any information at all. Fantastic surgery, shit aftercare. Anyway, hope you have a lovely sleep and a relaxing afternoon. x

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    1. No sleep..and I have just locked the birds up AND IT'S them pm!
      I would have looked after you very well em!

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  6. ooh spooky, I'm just eating a cheese filled bagel (no butter- just Vegemite!) and cup of coffee.
    difference being I didn't spill anything down my lady bumps.

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  7. I was wondering where you'd got to! See you tomorrow :-)

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    1. Just before 7 Hannah...Gladys had the scones made

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  8. Sounds like you've had a tough couple of days. There's nothing like the company of dogs and a good dose of countryside to make the world seem a better place again.

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    1. Ain't that the truth sue x

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  9. An international response for people in medical practice... to come home. The important, essential, need to separate from the essence of pain and suffering and transition to what I refer to ans the 'centering of self.' Our dear pets, sounds and smells of home help us to be able to do the work we do. I do so understand and wish you well with good rest of mind and body.

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  10. Compassion fatigue..always relieved by a dose of home.
    Jane x

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    1. Dorothy had the. Right idea
      That's why I am her friend

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  11. Glad you are feeling a little more content and relaxed. That 'horrible' day is behind you. Why did you delete it though? We are all entitled to a bad day and it helps to write about it.

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  12. Home sounded so relaxing after a hard ,albeit satisfying (Mr Smartie), shift. Love the pic of the cottage windows strewn open ...looks lovely and put it all in perspective ...ahhh home at last!

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  13. Oh yes, that wonderful feeling of 'coming home'. Enjoy it John.

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  14. I just finished munching my toasted bagel and cream cheese...

    You have a lovely, peaceful home to return to. Well, peaceful some of the time! With Chris out of town, I'm sure Albert and the doggies will fill the empty spaces and help you relax. Your breakfast under the elms sounds lovely.

    Nancy in Iowa

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  15. Lovely post and a great way to start my day too!

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  16. Presumably sitting amongst the 'rude forefathers' of your hamlet John. (I am a Gray's Elegy fan) (How did you guess?)
    Agree though about the peace and quiet of arriving home.

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  17. Best post ever !
    Love the photo of your window and yard, just beautiful.
    I miss being able to fling open my windows and let the early morning air in.
    Too many critters trying to get in where I live.
    Right now I have the living room screened door and the two studio screened doors open and it is wonderful. But will have to close them soon even if today is going be the coldest day of the week, only 102 today.

    cheers, parsnip

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  18. I need to take some lessons from you sir. I sit for five minutes and see something that needs tending and up I get.

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    1. Doc my eyesight is lousy ....I miss the small stuff

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  19. There's no place like home x

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    1. Ah another Dorothy fan x

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  20. Nothing like coming home to beautiful green scenery, quiet space, smell of fresh earth and the sun shining through your windows. Good to back I bet, so enjoy before the next shift comes along.

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  21. Just you and the other animals...

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  22. That photo is lovely.....and you do sound like a mucky bugger re spilling and dribbling!

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    1. I am terribly clumsy .......that's my problem

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  23. Ah, time to rest! (I can hear you laughing BTW)

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  24. Sounds like a nice week in the sunshine for you.

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  25. There's no place like home!!

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  26. I love coming home... it's the best medicine and holiday ever. xx

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  27. I feel the same. When I was in the UK I felt dreadfully homesick for here. They say that home is where the heart is, and I guess my heart is here, as Trelawnyd is for you.

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  28. I have been told......missing homes means that you have a small life

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  29. I would love to open my windows, but not until we get screens installed.
    I really don't like when the wasps come in. I don't mind the little geckos so much, but I don't like wasps.

    I think missing home means everything you love is there. ♥

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  30. Lovely picture to match the 'thousand words' you wrote.

    btw - is that old telephone on table in working order?You don't see rotary dial much nowadays.

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    1. It does work but is not connected at the mo!

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  31. You're like a lovable St. Bernard. Devoted and loyal, but just a tad clumsy.

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