Sawaboof

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  1. She Houdini’d her way off the leash and then discovered prairie dogs. It’s been an exhausting day.

    She Houdini’d her way off the leash and then discovered prairie dogs. It’s been an exhausting day.

     
     
  2. Milwaukee’s Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore is celebrating 30 years in Milwaukee by hosting a Recycled Art Contest at its location on 1st Street and Pittsburgh. 

    The agency I used to work for, Milwaukee Center for Independence, offers a variety of programs and services for people with disabilities. Three of these programs created the beautiful art pieces shown in this post, all pieces created from items purchased through ReStore, and created through the work of several talented individuals. 

    Habitat for Humanity and Milwaukee Center for Independence both serve the community by giving people with the greatest needs a chance at a better life. It’s great to see so much caring in the world. 

     
     
  3. Why is this hard?

    1. Guy on phone: I'm calling from Connect for Health Colorado. Our records show you have started the enrollment process but haven't purchased a plan yet.
    2. Me: Yup. I have coverage through my previous employer through 4/30.
    3. Phone guy: Ok, but you only have until 4/15 to enroll in one of our plans.
    4. Me: Actually, 4/30 counts as a COBRA-Qualifying event, because the plan I was on doesn't renew until 7/1, and I start a new job on 4/21 so, I was going to wait until then, since both of those situations are qualifying life event and the deadlines don't apply to them.
    5. Phone guy: No, you really need to enroll in one of our plans before the 15th.
    6. Me: Ok, but I don't want to do that right this second so can I have the number to call you back?
    7. I'm not calling him back.
     
     
  4. agnescheek:

    ADHD is breaking down and crying because you can’t read a paragraph in your textbook without getting distracted. It’s having to spend three times as much time studying as your classmates to get half the grades. It’s feeling stupid when you know you’re not.

    It’s interrupting people in the middle…

    Truth.

     
     
  5. I went to PetCo yesterday to wander around. I found the clearance rack. Sitting underneath a few neon colored collars and some nearly expired beef-flavored pill pockets, I uncovered some Leia buns. In Tiki’s size. 

For a dollar. 

Best dollar I ever spent. 

Look at how miserable she is!!!

    I went to PetCo yesterday to wander around. I found the clearance rack. Sitting underneath a few neon colored collars and some nearly expired beef-flavored pill pockets, I uncovered some Leia buns. In Tiki’s size.

    For a dollar.

    Best dollar I ever spent.

    Look at how miserable she is!!!

     
     
  6. Final countdown

    Nearing the end of my time in this RN Case Manager job.

    It’s a daily struggle to force myself to say “This cannot be my problem anymore”. 

    • Uncontrolled diabetes and living with caregivers who may or may not be correctly dosing, if at all, insulin and checking blood sugar levels twice a day?
    • Just found out from this physician that this person hasn’t followed up for scheduled appointments in almost a year?
    • This person left the nursing home against medical advice, before her therapy was complete, to live with her daughter with a history of financial exploitation of her own mother and keeping her locked in a crack house?
    • This person may or may not be filling her medications at one of 3 pharmacies and may or may not be taking them correctly because 2 of the medications have very similar names but are for very different diagnoses?

    All of these things and more. Cannot be my problem. 

    All I can do is write it down and offer advice for follow up to whoever is taking over this case in my absence until the new nurse is hired. 

    Can’t be my problem, but I can sure continue to stress out about it. Because when you’ve been working with the same clients for 5 years, you get a bit emotionally invested in their well-being. You know those clients inside and out, all their behavior patterns, the best approach for their caregivers, how to follow up with their doctors for the best response. Long term care is intense and you can give all the advise you want to the new nurse, but the new nurse is still basically going to start from scratch. Because the new nurse doesn’t know that client. But s/he’ll learn. Hopefully.

     
     
  7. Oh come on!

    Oh come on!

     
     
  8. Email exchange with our facilities department

    1. Facilities: Please use the restrooms very sparingly/limited if not at all. The main sewer is completely blocked.
    2. Me: April fools?
    3. Facilities: Not at all.
    4. Me: Shit. Hahahaha. See what I did there?
     
     
  9. I know this is an April Fool’s prank so, Tumblr, please, don’t take away my top hat tomorrow!

    I know this is an April Fool’s prank so, Tumblr, please, don’t take away my top hat tomorrow!

     
     
  10. Dark stout chocolate cupcake with maple buttercream frosting and candied bacon sprinkles. Paired with @lakefront’s Fuel Cafe Coffee Stout.  (at Lakefront Brewery, Inc.)

    Dark stout chocolate cupcake with maple buttercream frosting and candied bacon sprinkles. Paired with @lakefront’s Fuel Cafe Coffee Stout. (at Lakefront Brewery, Inc.)