Rescue Journal

i need a week off

Alison  ·  Dec. 27, 2006

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 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!


Carol, the last thing I read before going to bed last night was an article called "A perfect mess: the hidden benefits of disorder" by Penelope Green. (No, I didn't actually seek out this article - a colleague sent it to me! I'm a bit of a neat freak at work.)
In the article, Green says "Studies are piling up that show that messy desks are the vivid signatures of people with creative, limber minds (who reap higher salaries than those with neat “office landscapes”) and that messy closet owners are probably better parents and nicer and cooler than their tidier counterparts. It’s a movement that confirms what you have known, deep down, all along: really neat people are not avatars of the good life; they are humorless and inflexible prigs, and have way too much time on their hands."
I don't think my colleague was saying I'm an inflexible prig - my messy car and home office more than make up for my clean landscape at work!

Anyway, the point of this comment was to say that if SAINTS is messy and cluttered, that's a good thing!!!