Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Wednesday Hodgepodge

It's good to be joining Joyce for the Wednesday Hodgepodge, my first time for 2016.

1. Speaking of skating...when did you last 'skate on thin ice', 'skate over the details', 'encounter a cheapskate', or just plain skate?

Well, I never learned to skate well, but I could have used some skates last weekend when I worked 44 hours in 3 days, doing both my supervisory job and being a floor nurse when someone called in.

2. What would you say is the biggest problem of people your age?

Over-involvement in their college-age and young adult children's lives. Give them some space!

3. What's your favorite accessory? Is it something you wear every day, often, or only on special occasions?

4. January 20th is National Cheese Lover's Day. Are you a lover of cheese? What's your favorite dish made with cheese? Last thing you ate that contained some kind of cheese?

I love cheese. One of my favorite's is Chuy's Chile Con Queso. And that may have been the last thing I had with cheese as I took some leftover dip with me to work this past weekend!

5. What's something guaranteed to make you roll your eyes?


6. Your favorite book series?

From my childhood, it would be the Little House on the Prairie books. There are others I loved, such as the Anne of Green Gables series and Nancy Drew, but none I reread as much as Little House.

7. Why did you choose your profession?

I've always loved helping people and nursing fascinated me. I grew up reading Cherry Ames and Sue Barton books, and the nursing details fascinated me. Then I was a Candystriper with some nurses that let me shadow them, not just deliver water and mail, and I was completely hooked.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

I stumbled across this old poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge the other day, which he wrote in 1834. Such an important reminder for our self-centered worlds!

Know Thyself

Know thyself -- and is this the prime
And heaven-sprung adage of the olden time! --
Say, canst thou make thyself? -- Learn first that trade; --
Haply thou mayst know what thyself has made.
What hast thou, Man, that thou dar'st call thine own? --
What is there in thee, Man, that can be known? --
Dark fluxion, all unfixable by thought,
A phantom dim of past and future wrought,
Vain sister of the worm, -- life, death, soul, clod --
Ignore thyself, and strive to know thy God!


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Wendy said...

Oh wow I'm glad I don't have your job but it's clearly a profession. Dropping by as your neighbour at the Hodgepodge.

Denise said...

good answers

Theresa said...

Nurses are special people! I forgot about Candystripers. Do they still have them? I remember as a little girl admiring the teen girls who volunteered.

Joyce said...

I was a candystriper too, and loved it. I had to see what book series you selected : ) One of my favorites too!

Mary said...

I'm with you on the over-involvement of parents! Good a parent, not their friend! :)