Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Nurses make a difference every day

Today constituted 14 hours of unscheduled bliss. No work. No traveling. Nada.

So I binged.

On cleaning, that is.

-Swept and mopped the kitchen floors
-Filled the dishwasher, ran it, and filled it again
-Baked bread and cookies and made hummus
-Returned library books
-Grocery shopped and put that away too
-Found an inspiring blog
-Cleaned the bathroom (ugh)
-Cleaned the stove (double ugh)

And saved a life.

An intruder came uninvited into my kitchen. I found him running for his life. Then he changed tactics and froze. Bad tactic. He stopped way out there in the open. I could smell his fear. I'm sure he could smell mine. And hear it, because I yelped like a sissy.

I looked around for instruments of murder. Something that would quickly and easily squelch the life out of him and put me out of my misery.

Then, inexplicably, I felt a new sensation rising in my chest. Kinda warm and soft and calming. The murderous gleam began to leave my eyes. I decided violence wasn't the answer. There's room enough in this big world for both of us! We can all live together in peace.

And I took the little arachnid outside, heart pounding and palms sweating. But I did it.

Nurses make a difference every day.


  1. Good for you! You are a great person to save him...i don't know I would have. btw, I love reading your blog. You are so funny and clever!

  2. I think you should have killed him. In terms of spiders, "entering my field of vision" is a capital crime, worthy of death.

  3. Camber, I'm so glad you keep a blog because I really like reading it! I'm really excited to see you in a couple days!