First off, Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!  Hopefully you told someone that you love them today and gave them a big hug and kiss!  If you haven’t, for heaven’s sake, go do it now!

As for the meaning of life – I think I have found new meaning in everyday life.  As you all know, here at the Home For the Unemployed, I have been attending school recently.  Well, this week we have had clinicals all week at an area nursing home.  Needless to say, I was not thrilled on Monday morning to be getting up at 4:30 AM to get there on time.  But, this morning I fairly flew out of bed.  The joy I have in doing this job is indescribable, gentle readers.  I think I have found the meaning of life for me.   My instructor said something to me today that was just perfect – she noticed how much fun I was having – genuine fun.  I am eager to get started in the morning and before I leave the floor, I want to check in with my residents to make sure they are set.  Now, don’t get me wrong, this is some hard work.  Monday, I came home, took a shower and went to sleep.  Seriously.  Sound asleep.  For 4 hours asleep.  And, I am not a napper.  Tuesday I came home and did a load of laundry and went to sleep.  Wednesday I came home, did a load of laundry, had dinner with my darling daughter and went to sleep.  But, this is the most rewarding job I have ever done.  I am so sad that tomorrow will be my last day with my residents.  I mean, seriously sad, gentle readers.  I have already had several moments of tears over this predicament.  I cannot even imagine how I will be tomorrow.  I am making plans to visit on Monday.  It breaks my heart how few visitors stop in to the nursing home.  If the pay was not so poor, I’d consider getting a job there.  That is atrocious, is it not?  They pay the staff so poorly, they have a hard time keeping help.

Well, tonight is Knit Night and I have to pick up a friend who needs a ride tonight.  There is another group that I don’t think I can do without.

Have a good evening all… hope you spend it with someone you love!

Pin It on Pinterest