Sunday, December 21, 2014

Almost the New Year!

Wow! How time flies! I caan't believe it's almost the new year!

I'm still plugging away at finishing things and starting new ones. It is the time of year for the Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt, so that is coming along nicely. I finished step 4 last night. I'll get some photos later.
We are going to my brother's house today for a pre-Christmas family celebration and dinner. Bill and Ginny are going to her family's on Christmas.
I'm hoping to keep up with the RSC (rainbow Scrap Challenge) this coming year, so shoiuld be fun!
I will add a badge when I remember how! LOL!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

New Listings on Etsy!

It has been such a long time since I Listed something new in my etsy shop!
Here are 4 new listings:

Summer Apple Harvest:


Kittens at Play:

Kids in the Garden:

A Carol Doak block tablerunner:

I guess my camera/computer loading issues are solved!
Yeah!
God Bless
Mary

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Happy New Year-Belated!

This year is already in its second month! Gosh time flies! I am trying really hard to focus on quilting some projects from last year and not make very many new tops this year until those from last year are done. I need to put a whole bunch of new things in my etsy shop too. I'm having problems getting my camera to download photos, and I have not spent the time to figure out what the problem is. Well...hopefully I can show my finishes soon! This is just a short post to let everyone know I'm still here!
That last post...about my crazy night...sometimes I wonder if bedside nursing at night is for me, but I am going to continue until the Lord shows me another opportunity. I always seem to know when it is time to move on in my career.
Hope everyone's year is happy, healthy, and productive as I also wish that for myself and my family!
God Bless
Mary

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Night from HELL-don't read if you have a weak tummy...graphic description of a night in the life of a nurse...

I had a very difficult night at work...it started with floating to surgical...not so bad in itself, but first I had to bump the ICU RN that was already getting report. She wasn't too happy about that, but she got to go back to her home deptment. Then i'm going along, getting things done, and there was a whole bunch of orders on one patient that needed finishing up. OK,,, that's fine too. I had just gotten all the meds given and was hanging the TPN in one room when I'm told-here's an admit!  At this point it is a little after 9pm and I hadn't had a break. That's ok...still plenty of time. But no...I am doing the admit and am told I have to go back to ACU at 11pm. This means the whole group that I spent time getting to know and the admit, all have to be given to another RN. Then I go back up to ACU and take on a whole new group. So I must give report on the ones I have, and then get my new ones, meanwhile, the off going RN is waiting to go home.
So now I'm on ACU, the patients are asking for pain meds, and I'm making rounds on the new ones...it takes time to get organized, and I've had to do this twice now. Of course...NO BREAK! OK, so I'm settling in again, and got my assessments done, and the NAC pokes her head out of a room and says Mary I need help now! UH OH! The patient in the room had vomited blood all over the floor...NOT GOOD!!!! This person had Esophageal Varices banded awhile ago, so vomiting blood is really not a good thing!!! He also had bloody stool...
Well, I called the on-call provider and luckily, she is one who is very helpful and collaborative with the staff RN's. We had a whole boatload of new orders, and I'm one on one with this guy...even though I have 3 other patients, 2 of whom are on bed alarms because they can't remember to call for help and are fall risks. I had the charge RN, the NAC, and one other RN who came back to help, but I'm running!!! The patient who vomited the blood had to have a NS bolus, Vitamin K iv, and a Protonix drip all started right away, and also several labs drawn. He had a PICC line, so I could get those labs drawn as quickly as they were put in. Then, we found his Hgb was dropping a point every hour, so started FFP's and PRBC's. We were going to transfer him to ICU...the patient refused! His blood pressure was dropping and he needed more than we could give him, but he stated he did not want to be in ICU and be intubated again...don't know that it would have gotten to that point, but who knows? Well, the lovely on call provider came in and talked to the patient about being a DNR because at that point he was a full code. He agreed to recieve blood products and other meds, but no ICU and intubation.
All night...no breaks...12 hours. There's alot of details, and I must say, without the charge helping with the blood and documentation for that, I might still be there!!!
I called off sick tonight...I couldn't do it again...I might be getting to old for all of this!!!

Monday, August 5, 2013

DWM and other things

Hi All! Been awhile! Here's a couple things I've been doing:
These are my first 2 blocks of the new exchange I joined called POTC-Patchwork of the Crosses. They are timeconsuming blocks, but I love the results! Hopefully more later!

This is on my design wall...it's an order for a friend. She wanted a masculine quilt for her SO with an animal theme, so here are the blocks ready to sew together. VERY simple pattern! Just 3.5 inch squares sewn in 4 patches, and a 2.5 inch border around each block, easy! I like the manly look, and I plan a dark border, probably with the brownish/orange leaf print.

Haven't finished anything for awhile, so I will look forward to having this one on the frame!

Saturday, June 8, 2013

My Son Got Married!

Here's what my family has been doing this week! My son Matt married his soulmate Ashley!!! It was the most beautiful wedding I have ever been to...course I could be slightly biased! LOL! Quilting got put on hold for awhile!


This is them in front of the Bozarth Mansion where the ceremony and reception were held with Matt's other pride and joy... the Cobra Mustang!
And here is them at the end of the ceremony lighting the Unity Candle...a much loved tradition in out family!

It was so beautiful and I will hold it dear to my heart forever! They are such a special couple and Ashley is so good for Matt and vice versa! Thanks God they found one another!

God Bless
Mary

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Wednesday AM Chuckle

I sat and laughed til I cried at this photo!!!

Enjoy!
Mary