Updates and musings from one momma nurse


Thursday, June 30, 2011

Double Check That

Sweet Pea and I came back home from running errands, only to find a couple cars parked behind our garage.

As I started to unbuckle Sweet Pea, a 20-something young woman got out of one of the cars and cheerily said, "Hi! I'm here to buy your couch!"

"Excuse me?"

"We talked on the phone, and I'm here to buy the couch you're selling."

"..Yeah we don't have a couch for sale. You talked to someone here?"

"Yep! This is 123 Main St., right?"

"It is, but I don't think you want our couch."

20-something young woman makes a phone call, then hangs up and looks sheepishly at me. "I guess the couch is at 1234 Main St. Whoops."

Monday, June 27, 2011


At the end of my shift, I walked by the room of one of my (older, confused) patients and saw she had her legs scooted to the edge of the bed.

I walked in and asked what she was doing.

She looked up at me and replied, "Oh, trying to escape again."

Sunday, June 5, 2011


We enjoy watching Wheel of Fortune together as a family, and I suppose I may get a little animated once I've figured out the puzzle.

The other day, a new puzzle came up on the screen, and Sweet Pea leaned forward and hollered, "Cheese and butter! Cheese and butter! CHEESE AND BUTTER!"

We went out to dinner with friends, and in the middle of our conversation, Sweet Pea piped up with, "Hey! Do you like cheese sticks?"

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Pain Scale

Me: So how are those pain pills treating you? Helping with the pain at all?

Patient: Oh yes, they are definitely helping.

Me: You rated your pain at a 10 out of 10 earlier. How would you rate your pain now, after the pills?

Patient: Oh, still at a 10. My pain will be a 10 as long as I'm here.

Me: ?