Monday, October 26, 2009

Barely Autumn

But it is too cold and icy this morning to go out and run as I had planned. So I will go to work early.

I have my mid-year eval this morning. Normally I get "wrapped around the axle" about these things.... must have highest rating at all times... but this year, I am grateful to have a job and will just make it my ultimate goal to find out how I can be most useful. Not necessarily useful to the organization, but to the people in it. Patients and Staff.

On Saturday morning, as my daughter and I left the 6:30 meeting, there was a traffic jam. Traffic lined up for blocks! It took a while to realize that it was people waiting for a large clinic to open so that they could get their seasonal flu shots. Yikes. And I haven't gotten mine yet. I really hate getting flu shots and if I didn't work in a hospital there is no way I would get one. But if I don't get one the infection control nurse at work will make me sign a form that basically says "I realize I am being a menace to patients and may infect them with something that I have the ability to fight but may kill them but I don't care." I signed that damn thing once and I felt like a total jerk, so I won't do it again. I guess I will figure out today how I am going to get my flu shots without tapping into our hospital's limited supply.

OK. I don't have much of any pertinence to say this morning, so I will get on my Mary way. Have a Happy Sober day today if you can. If it can't be happy, at least make it sober.

10 comments:

Scott W said...

I had planned to go by the clinic this morning to get my flu shot. As I was reading your post Dr. Nancy Scnheiderman was talking about them on the Today Show. Reckon it's my day. Is there really a reason to not get one?

dAAve said...

your Mary way!

LOL hahaha LOL

Trailboss said...

Brrrrr it's cold in CO!

kberman said...

I have never had a flu shot and rarely get sick. I do wash my hands a lot--or at least every time I should wash them. I am 69 today so I'd say it is working for me.
Nor do I believe that if I do get the flu that it will be because I didn't get the shot.
My belief is that people weakened their immune sytems by using way more drugs than they need. I think that future generations will look at us and ask what were they thnking?
Love, Kathy kathyberman.com.

Anonymous said...

get on my mary way thats cool

Ed G. said...

I love that, whether they (any they) like me or not, I have a promise that I can be useful.

Better, I think,

Blessings and aloha...

Pam said...

Please swing by and pick me up. I have not had mine either. We were supposed to get them yesterday at work but for some reason our batch of shots were rejected.

Scott said...

here's to a positive evaluation, chock full of opportunities for service to others!

Lou said...

My eval is this week also. I will take a lesson from here, and take any suggestions graciously.

Syd said...

I haven't gotten a flu shot yet either. I guess that I will when it becomes available. I have several flights out of state to make and wonder about being cooped in airplanes with a bunch of H1N1 replicating viruses.