o,  So I had a pretty rough night at work last night. I mean I have had some pretty crappy nights as a nurse, but last night I had three different patients fall all in the span of six hours. In the geriatric community, a fall is sometimes a death sentence. It is actually one… Continue reading Sunrise



Today my blog is celebrating its first anniversary. Thanks for tuning in, reading up, and listening. It’s been a quite a ride, I know. This blog has been a way to vent, exchange, and get awareness out about health care workers, patients that aren’t seen, and families that weren’t heard before and after Covid. We’re… Continue reading Anniversary


Eating What She Wants!

If you did not know, but some people can not eat just anything. I don’t just mean you can have that favorite ice cream because you're on some diet. Some can’t eat solid foods at all and live for years with a tube in their stomachs. The only thing they can have is a liquid… Continue reading Eating What She Wants!



The building that I was working in was probably 40 years old, hanging on by a thread and with duct tape and some superglue. A stiff wind would have blown it over, I’m sure my relationships were also hanging on by a thread by the end of the first year after covid started. I was… Continue reading Break


Gun Control

So I was working in long term care after covid started and received a patient that was almost the same age as myself.  She had no kids but was married to a much older man.  I did not care too much for her husband.  He was an older southern white man. And let everyone know… Continue reading Gun Control


I CANNOT Do My Job Without CNAs

I have lost 3 CNAs in the past 4 months. It’s been a hard few months. Bailey has been a CNA as long as I have been a nurse. As you may know CNA’s don’t make a lot of money, this one is a work horse and such a sweet person. She is only in… Continue reading I CANNOT Do My Job Without CNAs


The School Picture

I had a patient tell me about her husband some time ago. They were married over 50 years before he passed. Her name was Sarah and her husband name was Bill. I walked into her room she said, “Patty, come here I want to show you something.” She handed me a picture of Bill, “this… Continue reading The School Picture


New Endeavor

I haven’t blogged in over a week. It’s because I have been writing a book. Not a novel or memoir. Just a short book on How to document as a long term care nurse. I’m not even sure what I’ll call this how to book. Maybe how to power chart as a long-term care nurse.… Continue reading New Endeavor


Gadgets You Got To Get For Your Car

  Ok guys keeping it real, I got to pay the bills. So I’m a huge fan of Amazon and even if I didn’t do affiliate links I still would shop there weekly. I have not gotten as many packages as I use to so I’m getting better at management of my funds. That being… Continue reading Gadgets You Got To Get For Your Car


Last Days

  Someone that I work with made me remember a patient I once had. She wasn’t very old, she had breast cancer, and was a nurse. This patient apparently took care of everyone but herself. The cancer was so bad that it was growing on the outside of her body. Then she fell a few… Continue reading Last Days


Arriving At A New Location

My first new location was around six hours from my house. I drove my car and decided to take my time. I would make a pit stop more than half way there and camp for the night in my car. The drive was scenic and peaceful. I came over a hill and seen these huge… Continue reading Arriving At A New Location


How I Transformed My SUV Into A Mini Camper

  When I was younger we would go camping for entire summers. Me and my brother knew every bike trail in the state parks that we would visit. I have very fond memories of those summers. So I decided that one of my goals is to visit every state park in Texas. Texas has 89… Continue reading How I Transformed My SUV Into A Mini Camper


Has Spring Sprung?

  I’m writing this blog and it’s so beautiful outside. I just want to spend the day by a river reading a book or fishing by a lake. Has spring really sprung? In Texas we may get two weeks of this weather in spring before the heat sets in like a wall of flames choking you… Continue reading Has Spring Sprung?


Nurse Abuse

  **this post "Nurse Abuse" has adult content that may not be suitable for younger audience’s*** So this story is true and this has happened to me more than once in my nursing career. I had a couple that I took care of for around a year. The husband, Mr, Dove, I’ll call him, He… Continue reading Nurse Abuse


The Ice Storm

  About a week ago we had an ice storm. And if you read my post it was really hard trying to get from my door to my car. What I didn’t tell you was the morning after my dance with my pine tree in my front yard I was getting ready to leave. Getting… Continue reading The Ice Storm


Choosing To Be A Nurse

Choosing To Be A Nurse: Why Do You Want to Be A Nurse? Everyone that becomes a nurse has their reasons for choosing to become a nurse. I can only give you the reasons I became a nurse. I had a few... Before I was a nurse I worked in a small office where they… Continue reading Choosing To Be A Nurse


How To Choose A Long-term Facility Or Rehab Center

Photo by Max Vakhtbovych on How To Choose A Long-term Facility Or Rehab Center It's a big decision to move a family member into a long-term care/rehab facility. and figuring our how to choose a long-term facility or rehab center can be complicated. There are a few things that you need to decide when… Continue reading How To Choose A Long-term Facility Or Rehab Center

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Mr. Classical

Mr. Classical: Best Nursing Stories. I worked on a Dementia unit for around a year. Those that don't know what that is, it's a unit or hallway that is locked down 24 hours a day. Anyone that is on the unit would have to have a code to get onto the floor and off the… Continue reading Mr. Classical


Him and Her: Part 2

Best nursing stories: Him and Her: Part 2. To view Him and Her: Part 1, please click here. Mrs. Snow just wasn't herself after Mr. Tegg passed away. She didn't leave her room. She refused to eat. Then she refused to get out of her bed. A month rolled but she was so weak that… Continue reading Him and Her: Part 2


The Building-A Mary-Go-Around

Another Nursing Story: The Building-A Mary-Go-Around The Merry-Go-Around. Covid showed itself by giving our patients diarrhea then nausea and vomiting. Our dehydrated patients were easy prey. That first patient was deceased in two hours after she started showing symptoms. I was unable to obtain labs in less than four on a good day, X-rays takes… Continue reading The Building-A Mary-Go-Around


Him and Her Part 1

Another Best Nursing Story: Him and Her Now Mr. Tegg and Mrs. Snow were not married but they did spend every minute they could together under lock down. Mrs. Snow was very quiet and soft spoken, she has had a hard life. She lost her daughter to suicide not six months before covid hit. Her diagnosis'… Continue reading Him and Her Part 1

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Santa Claus

Santa Claus: A crazy nursing story. So, I had a patient I'll call him John. He was a big guy, probably 6'2 and maybe around 260, but he was the sweetest man. Just like a big grizzly bear. He had gray balding hair and a white beard and could pass for Santa Claus for sure.… Continue reading Santa Claus


Another Way Home

Another Way Home: another crazy nursing story Another Way Home Our building was at one time like a huge family. Yes I know that our patients had their own families and friends. But we tried to treat them as our family. After our building, and the country, went on lock down, not all the employees… Continue reading Another Way Home

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Well I'm still under construction but I wanted to share how I got through some of the worse part of covid. It was watercolors. I journal alot, and I used a watercolor journal, small that I could fit into my backpack, I had a tin that I used for breathmints and bought a paint insert… Continue reading Watercolors

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The Backstory

Here's the backstory for all who don’t know me personally or know my backstory. I have been a nurse for almost 20 years since 2006. I have seen a lot in nursing, but Covid was something out of the twilight zone. It was truly a scary movie in person. I share on my blog about… Continue reading The Backstory

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Welcome To

  Welcome to This blog is dedicated to all the healthcare workers that spend more than their fair share of Holiday’s, Birthday’s, Christmas’s, Thanksgiving’s, and many more special occasions taking care of other people’s family members and away from their families. You guys are needed more than you know. I am sharing on this… Continue reading Welcome To