this place is a disaster....2 days without the trusty crew and just a sleep deprived me, ineffectually trying to be caregiver, cleaner, greeter and public relations tour guide and wow, i officially admit i suck at multi-tasking. i have piled donations everywhere and mostly just in the way. so this morning i am feeling guilty cuz i am off to work and jean and kathy are going to get to deal with the fall out. remind me next year to book off the week of christmas so i can get on top of stuff. sorry guys.
the animals are pretty hardy tho, they held up to all the chaos, (except jack, who i noticed this morning asleep in a puddle of urine) i will bath her on my lunch break, but really jack, wake up when you gotta go pee! she is pretty tired from all her drama queen productions for all the visitors. if she sleeps for the next three days again, at least she has an excuse.
it was a great christmas, even tho it is all abit fuzzy. my kids have my number, really softy things to wrap up in while watching good videos, with a life long wind up flashlight in case of natural disaster readily at hand! deb and chris found me this great equine medical book complete with pictures so now i can drive the farm vets (as well as the small animal vets) nutz with educated, home-based diagnosis. one of my vets asked me recently why i even bother with vets anyway...i laughed and said i needed confirmation plus them to do the math on the dosages! nurses are like that, we diagnose our patients and then send faxes to the doc's asking for their opinions ( in a nice, politically correct way) and if they are good, their opinions almost always match ours! if you are ever looking for a good physician, ask them if they listen to nurses!
i hope everyone had a great christmas too and your house is piled as high with kindness as this one.
that article can't be true jean...one of our social workers has the most tidy but also beautifully decorated and peaceful offices i have ever seen (it is all carefully chosen, color coordinated stuff that she has brought in). sometimes i want to just go and sit and sigh in there, not a thing out of place, not a paper or pen or paper clip in sight, not a speck of dust anywhere....and she is an excellent social worker, she floats way outside the box and does a great job.
nice try tho...someday i might get organized and have a great space like that too!