Sunday, May 12, 2013
Lost In Kincaid...
this time of year the trail can become a small lake and then there are the moose, always the moose. you change directions to avoid a trail that has become a lake, then change again to avoid a moose. i tried to backtrack but lost sight of the little side trail i'd taken between larger more established trails. even if you run into a helpful map that has been placed in the park, they aren't always as helpful as one would imagine. i saw no maps this day. thankfully, my mental gps was directing me back to the right place...will this next generation who have never had to use mental gps be able to find their way as easily.
of course, i was getting a wee bit nervous. i knew i'd make it out eventually, but feared i may not find my way before work started. i had visions of calling the house supervisor to say i had to call out sick as i was "lost in kincaid". as i ran through this conversation in my head out there on the trails i knew i would have to make sure and tell them i didn't need a rescue squad or 9-1-1 quite yet. i surveyed what i had on me besides camera gear for survival. rain coat, bear spray, water, dog treats....
the geese above were in baxter bog by my house.
fun to catch up with an old friend though. laughed and enjoyed the dogs and old dog stories.
the squirrel above is raiding my cute bird feeder. miss breezy chatterbug was quite excited watching this guy from the window. i tried to take a few pictures of her in the window..but the windows are obviously quite dirty. did make another dent in the dog poop in the yard today. snow keeps melting back and the side yard is clear of snow now. as it goes, the poop shows so back out i go.
it's nurses week and i seemed to miss all the "festivities" that were happening this week at work. the hospital apparently gave out a little cell phone holder case? not sure. with the float pool, not sure how these things get handed out.
my best nursing compliments come from the patients i take care of and their families. one of my emergency room patients had a migraine and after i gave her a few shots in the rump she left not sure if it was going to help but wanting to get home. she had a kid with her and so i involved the kid and kept her entertained while she waited with her mom.
as i was settling in the next patient (the rooms don't stay empty long down there) the charge i think handed me a little note on a post it. later i read what it said...."nurse betsy, thank you. it is now working. you guys saved my night and were wonderful to me. thanks, migraine lady".