Wednesday, May 28, 2014


When I walk into a patient's room and the patient tells me he or she is  "just fine"  I have to smile, because we have an acronym for the word fine.  Often when someone says they are just fine, they really aren't.  Especially if that person has just received devastating news.  In the early stages of grief, or dealing with a reality, it can be part of a defense mechanism.  It can also be used to deflect and keep from discussing something the person needs help in dealing with.

The acronym:

Fouled up
Emotionally Unstable

So now the next time someone tells you they are "fine" you can think of the acronym.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Monday Medley: Memorial Day Tribute

Memorial Day is not meant to be "celebrated" rather it is meant to be "observed".  To pause and think of all those who have given their lives for our country, our freedoms.  Yet we celebrate the freedom the sacrifice of so many has provided to each of us. 

When I was a child, my father, who was a WWI veteran, taught me to fly our flag on special days.  Such as Memorial Day, Flag day, The Fourth of July, Labor Day, Veterans Day. I continue that tradition today. Even though I am in an apartment, I have a garden flag I place out on the front patio. 

Today on this Decoration day, I observe and think of the Sacrifice so many have made for the freedoms we have today.


Monday, May 19, 2014

Monday Medley: Lady Antebellum - Need You Now

Another Monday:  Last week was a busy one, for Hospital week we provided Blessing of Hands for all Hospital staff who wanted it.  I worked 6 hours doing just that in one facility.  It was nice and a special time. 

It's exciting, The Triple Crown races, California Chrome won both the derby and in Baltimore on Saturday.  Will we have a Triple Crown winner this year? The first since 1978?  It would be something if this horse won.  We shall see!

Monday, May 5, 2014