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!