Whoo. Sorry about the dearth of posts lately. I've been enjoying a small hiatus from school: classes ended two weeks ago and don't begin again til...oh, wait--today. Bleh.
My preceptee finally finished orientation and is now on her own. Yikes. She's nice, and can handle herself, but she's really a "sitter-downer," meaning that if you need to find her, she's sitting right next to her computer at the desk. Not the best way to handle things, since we have a lot of patients and some of our areas don't allow the RN to see all the patients all the time. Believe me, if you're not actively DOING SOMETHING at the computer or writing notes in the chart, there's plenty of other things you could be doing at the bedside. Not too sure how long this gal will be with us--especially on the midshift, which is the busiest shift.
In other news, we had a gig the night before Halloween. I thought it went well; DR didn't love his playing, but it was fine. Here's a link to our halloweeny cover song: David Bowie's "Scary Monsters":
And in yet other (non-nursing, look at me having a life) news, I bought a ball of self-striping yarn to start making some socks. Usually at the yarn store they will knit a swatch of the yarn so you can see the colors and patterns, but they didn't for this one. Buyer beware! This is what the yarn looks like:
And this is what the sock (almost done) looks like. Ugh. Thank goodness it will be in my shoe.
Orange, lime green, red, and pink with black...dots or something. The pink and black part looks like bing cherry ice cream with chocolate chips. What a revolting color combo. Gack.