"And I do my little turn on the cat walk". Sorry, I got distracted. Nothing too exciting going on here. Just tired of working short-staffed. But, we're in the middle of a nursing shortage so I've come to accept it, not like it, but accept it reluctantly. But it still sucks. This past weekend was bad. I worked 3 12 hour shifts in a row, something I don't like to do, two of those nights I was charge nurse and both of those nights, I ended up taking care of the whole post-partum floor while trying to do charge nurse duties, like finding staff for the next shift. It was a good time. My husband might disagree, but I really don't like being in charge. At least at work anyway. It brings with it a lot of extra stress I don't really need, plus I'd rather take care of labor patients. Plus, it usually ends up that I'm in charge on the nights we're short handed because there isn't a charge nurse and instead of filling my slot as a labor nurse, I get to do double duty. Cuz I'm that good. Ha ha!
I agreed (and my husband agreed) to be in a fashion show for charity this May. The dayshift labor charge nurse asked if I was brave enough to have my whole family involved in this. I talked to husband, and he actually agreed. So in May, all 5 of us will get to strut our stuff down a runway at a country club to raise money for charity. A lot of the docs around town and other nurses are participating. It should be interesting to see if we can get all 3 kids to cooperate! I'm not really very good at posing for pictures, let alone walking a runway. So we'll see how this goes.