Sunday, December 31, 2006

Entry for January 01, 2007


Time for New Beginnings. . . . . . . . . .

"This is a time for reflection as well as celebration.

As you look back on the past year and all that has taken place in your life,

Remember each experience for the good that has come of it and for the knowledge you have gained.

Remember the efforts you have made and the goals you have reached.

Remember the love you have shared and the happiness you have brought.

Remember the laughter, the joy, the hard work, and the tears.

And as you reflect on the past year, also be thinking of the new one to come.

Because most importantly, this is a time of new beginnings and the celebration of life."

- Taylor Addison

Friday, December 29, 2006

Entry for December 30, 2006


To Start A New Year. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

"A new year is unfolding—like a blossom with petals curled tightly concealing the beauty within.

Lord, let this year be filled with the things that are truly good—with the comfort of warmth in our relationships, with the strength to help those who need our help and the humility and openness to accept help from others.

As we make our resolutions for the year ahead, let us go forward with great hope that all things can be possible—with Your help and guidance."

- anonymous

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Entry for December 28, 2006

Let this coming year be better than all the others. Vow to do some of the things you've always wanted to do but couldn't find the time. Call up a forgotten friend. Drop an old grudge, and replace it with some pleasant memories. Vow not to make a promise you don't think you can keep. Walk tall, and smile more. You'll look ten years younger. Don't be afraid to say, 'I love you'. Say it again. They are the sweetest words in the world.

- Ann Landers

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Entry for December 25, 2006

Christmas gift suggestions:

To your enemy, forgiveness.
To an opponent, tolerance.
To a friend, your heart.
To a customer, service.
To all, charity.
To every child, a good example.
To yourself, respect.

- Oren Arnold

Peace on earth will come to stay,
When we live Christmas every day.

- Helen Steiner Rice

I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month.

- Harlan Miller

Every time we love,

every time we give,

it's Christmas.

- Dale Evans

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Entry for December 24, 2006

A Nurse’s Christmas

"T’was the night before Christmas, and all thru the floor

Lasix was given, filling the foleys galore.

Stockings were worn to prevent emboli,

they came in two sizes, knee and thigh high.

The patients were nestled half-assed in their beds,

while visions of stool softeners danced in their heads.

We in our scrubs, and they in their gowns,

Fashions created to hide extra pounds.

When down in the ER it became such a zoo,

they called with admissions for me and for you.

They’re coming, they’re going, and they’re all looking the same.

My patience for patients is starting to wane.

Now call lights are ringing, the patient 400 pounds,

says - "Didn’t get my pericare, now send my nurse down."

And now delegation seems the best plan,

We try to send others, to the needs of this man.

When what to my wondering eyes should appear,

But Santa himself and 8 tiny reindeer.

He says he comes from Central Supply,

To bring us LR, NS, and D5.

The doctors then scribbled what no one could read,

Orders for patients, to measure their pee.

We try to decipher illegible words, orders for patients,

to guaiac their turds.

The new shift arriving, our day is not through.

How did stool and emesis get in my shoe?

We give them report and pass on the facts,

And tell them of duoderm lining all cracks.

And the nurses exclaim as they limp out of sight,

"Ativan to them all, and to all good night!!!"

- unknown

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Entry for December 22, 2006



Merry Christmas

May the Good Lord

fulfill you with his promises

and bestow on you His many blessings......

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Entry for December 20, 2006


Remember this December,

that love weighs more than gold!

- Josephine Dodge Daskam Bacon

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Entry for December 17, 2006



Blessed is the season

which engages the whole world

in a conspiracy of love.

 ~ Hamilton Wright Mabie

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Entry for December 13, 2006

Bless us Lord, this Christmas,

with quietness of mind;

Teach us to be patient

               and always to be kind.           

  ~Helen Steiner Rice

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Entry for December 11, 2006


To me every hour of the day and night

is an unspeakably

 perfect miracle.

                                                           ~ Walt Whitman

Saturday, December 9, 2006

Entry for December 10, 2006


The friendship that can cease

has never been real.

~Saint Jerome


Entry for December 10, 2006


The friendship that can cease

has never been real.

~Saint Jerome


Friday, December 8, 2006

Entry for December 09, 2006


Always remember to forget

the things that made you sad,

but never forget to remember

the things that made you glad.   

                                                                                            ~Victor Borge

Wednesday, December 6, 2006

Entry for December 07, 2006



Never apologize for showing feeling.

When you do so,

you apologize for the truth.     

  ~Benjamin Disraeli

Sunday, December 3, 2006

Entry for December 04, 2006


The world is too dangerous

for anything but truth

and too small

           for anything but love.               

                                ~William Sloane Coffin

Friday, December 1, 2006

Entry for December 02, 2006

If the only prayer

you ever say in life

is "Thank you". . . 

......that is enough.

                  - Meister Eckert