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Sinus infection, call lights and shit   Leave a comment

Ive been dealing with a sinus infection

I have to say it has been years since I have had one

I had forgotten how severe they can be

Today or tonight rather as it is 1 am, the infection is better

Still there a bit but so much better than last night


I am at work

Just finished 1st rounds and have 2 to go, one at 2:30 and another at 4:30

Round are changing briefs, or large diapers

It isn’t a pleasant job cleaning up shit, but these people can’t do it for themselves

Therefore I do it for them

Just the job of being a nurses aide

Rarely do I have to clean up shit, but tonight is one of those nights


Happy July 3rd


Posted July 3, 2020 by Marge in Uncategorized

In A World Of Trouble~   Leave a comment

As I knew it would, the coronavirus has escalated since things have opened up

It is insane to me and so unnecessary.

People say it was necessary is necessary for things to open to save the economy.

Yeah well people are dying.

To me that seems like it is a hell of a lot more important.

I lost my nephew to this virus.

It is real and it is dangerous.

And it is just getting worse.

It is incredibly sad.

I will admit I don’t wear a face mask except to work when I am around the residents.

I hate wearing it and I feel like it prevents me from breathing well.
But if it saves one life, one elderly person or one of my grandchildren then that is worth it.


This country is going to hell in a hand basket and I blame Trump for that.

God willing he will not win the election in November.

We need someone who needs and knows how to lead this country.

Trump hasn’t been nor ever was that person.

God willing.



Posted June 30, 2020 by Marge in God, heartfelt, ramblings, Uncategorized

Powerful   Leave a comment


Posted June 20, 2020 by Marge in Uncategorized

Coming home   Leave a comment

Paula is coming home this weekend

Which is wonderful

It is always great to have all four of my kids together

It happens only once or twice a year

So it is a special treat

my blessings

Posted June 18, 2020 by Marge in Uncategorized

Damn Responsibility~   Leave a comment

My youngest daughter and her family are going to Minnesota over the 4th of July weekend because her in laws live there and they want to visit with them.

It would be a perfect time for my husband and I to fly to Florida for six days.

He watches the kids while my daughter and her husband work.

So he wouldn’t have any responsibilities to stay in Iowa.

I however work two of the six days and I could either try and trade with someone to get them off or just call in sick both days.

It would be easy enough to do both.
BUT in flying to Florida I would be spending almost two thousand for the tickets and hotel room and then we always take a thousand for spending money.

However Rick still wants his garage and taking three thousand for a short vacation seems a bit insane when he wants his garage.


Not to mention my calling in sick to work…..

My conscience probably won’t let me call in anyway…..

But it is tempting.

Still the responsible thing to do is to not go and not spend that money



Hate being a adult some days.



Posted June 15, 2020 by Marge in heartfelt, ramblings, vacations

Camping~   Leave a comment

We went camping this weekend at our son’s six acre place.

It was fun and even a bit challenging but I slept poorly both nights and that makes for it being a drag in some ways.


I bought a tent and it said it was supposed to sleep eight but I don’t see how any more than six could sleep in it.

The weather was perfect and over all it was a good time.

Not sure if we will do it anytime soon again because it is just going to be getting hotter and it really wasn’t that comfortable even with our air mattress’ but who knows.

Ideally I would love to have an RV but not sure we would camp any more if we had one of those.





Posted June 7, 2020 by Marge in Uncategorized

Blubberblast   Leave a comment

No reason for the title, it just popped in my head

Im at work and not for the first time do I wish I wasn’t

Oh to retire

A little less than 6 years to go

I don’t want to rush life but it would be awesome to retire

The funny thing is if my husband died tomorrow I would retire

And not because I would get a lot of money because I wouldn’t

We don’t have life insurance on each other

I would simply have more money because I wouldn’t spend as much

He likes having money to go out to eat or whatever…..

Not that I want him to die,  of course I don’t

But I work for the health insurance and I would just pay out of pocket if it was just me

Still 2026 will be here before I know it and I can retire then


Posted June 4, 2020 by Marge in Uncategorized

In a round about way~   Leave a comment

I’m over the blues.

Not sure what it was but there for a few days I felt like I hated my life and every aspect of it.


I am thrilled beyond words that I am out of that.


With Jason passing I know I have no right to be unhappy or down about anything.

Life is way too short.

Way too short to be unhappy


I need to count my blessings every day and not let things drag me down.



Posted June 2, 2020 by Marge in ramblings

Don’t think any thing could be better~   Leave a comment

Today was the perfect day weather wise.

I honestly don’t think it could be any better.

Just beautiful

The temp was about 74 with a very slight breeze and full sunshine.

Just loved it.

I worked in the yard, sunbathed a bit and just basked in the gloriousness of it.

Went to Iowa City, and Durant this morning to have breakfast with Matt and his oldest daughter Keira.

It was a very nice even tempo day….no stress a lot of sunshine and just perfect.

Love days like this.
Wish it never got warmer than 80 degrees.



Posted May 31, 2020 by Marge in heartfelt, ramblings

Night life   Leave a comment

I am here at work with just under 3 hours to go

I am on the computer working on training that we have to do each month

The one I am doing now is about infectious diseases and how to try to keep them out of the work place

This certain one was supposed to be done in March


I have 2 for April to do and 2 for May and since it is almost June it is obvious that I am very behind

Needless to say I hate doing them



They are usually an hour long and boring



There are 3 of us tonight which means I lose 5 residents to care for

Which makes the night go slower

Sure wish I could find a job I like to finish out these last 6 years




Posted May 28, 2020 by Marge in Uncategorized