Archive for the ‘nursing’ Category

full days indeed

Dec
2013
04

posted by on crochet, nursing, sewing

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Tweet Goodness, life has been exceedingly full over the last ten days.  It all began with a washing basket that only had 2 towels and a half load of washing in it. That was two Sundays ago – the day before I began my two week placement in an Oncology ward at a large public [...]

posted by on embroidery, knitting, nursing, sewing, thrifted

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Tweet My book satchel is finally finished – man, did its construction give me some grief! – and for the last few days has nicely filled the role of nurse’s bag.  So useful, so roomy, so cheerful on dark cold winter mornings. I know I’d previously suggested it was a bag Katherine would from Brother of [...]

sidetracked

Jul
2013
16

posted by on crochet, nursing, patchwork

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Tweet Beginning of the week, a 2pm start.  I finished the chores that simply had to be done and left those that I could live with.  Then, with winter sunlight pouring in through the windows, I settled at the craft table to do a wee bit of stitching.  Oh yes, I so needed a bit [...]

posted by on books, embroidery, nursing, sewing, thrifted

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Tweet Another op shop treasure … there were several to choose from, lined up in a neat row on skirt hangers.  All finished.  Hours and hours and hours of stitching.  None framed.  What an absolute treat to bring one home and put to lovely use a kindred spirit’s wonderful talent. I shall use this needlepoint [...]

a little staggering

Jun
2013
25

posted by on chatter, nursing, patchwork

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Tweet Ah, the weeks have surely flown!  Excruciating exams are over.  Monumental essays are submitted.  I have the barest week to catch my breath before my acute care placement starts at an inner city hospital.  Oy! Frankly, I am a bit over it at the moment.  I regularly wonder what on earth possessed me to [...]

thankyou

Apr
2013
23

posted by on chatter, nursing

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Tweet Thank you, lovely readers!  Your words, experience, wisdom, suggestions and empathy were so encouraging.  I read and re-read every lovely comment and will respond to each of you as soon as I can. Right now, I’ve just submitted my last case study for the semester – respiratory complications in the postoperative patient – presented [...]

posted by on books, chatter, cooking, crafty, embroidery, festivals, nursing

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Tweet  if you would like to share your ~loveliness found~ moments from this week … & I would so love it if you did … please leave them in the comments or share a link to your place! ~ and still I stitch, one little red figure after another, first band finished, second started, feeling [...]

posted by on books, chatter, dolls, embroidery, family, knitting, needle felting, nursing, our furry children

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Tweet  ~ very simple, very sweet and oh so very soothing ~  ~ new friendships were cherished, endings that arrived so quickly were lamented & promises were made ~ ~ an early morning prac was rewarded with a steamy, creamy bowl of coffee in the sun ~ ~ knit, knit, knit, knit, knit … & [...]

posted by on chatter, nursing, sewing

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Tweet Oh my!  I’m so thirsty … so thirsty.  I don’t know if this is a consequence of the rich gravy Julian made for supper’s pork cutlets, or the fact that it’s still dreadfully hot at 10.30 at night after a dreadfully hot day.  If you’d been peering into our dark garden, a few moments [...]

knitting therapy

Oct
2012
31

posted by on chatter, knitting, nursing

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Tweet Oh! My! God!  I had the most intensely frustrating class this morning.  Mental health – final class for the semester.  Group presentations on issues in mental health.  (deep breath, lily, deep breath). As is probably obvious to you, dear reader, I am between 15 and 20 years older than most of my classmates.  Now, [...]

book, book, book

Oct
2012
01

posted by on art, books, nursing

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Tweet I’ve been living and breathing this book for the last few days.  Well, the story’s been written for a while now, but following a rather major disaster (anyone here enjoy the ups and downs of group work?! Not I, said the fly!) I’ve had to churn out over 30 drawings since Saturday.  And beg [...]