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The Exhausted Nurse

Updated on November 10, 2009
Ready to go to work on Christmas day.
Ready to go to work on Christmas day.

The Nutty Things You Do When You Are An Exhausted Nurse.

Let me start out by telling you that I haven't even brushed my teeth today; I worked a three day stretch (twelve hour shifts) this weekend and the kids are already home from school. I am completely drained of energy.

The Late Bus

When the kids started back to school this year I was especially brain dead. I usually go and wait for the kids to get home outside where the bus drops them off. Well, I waited and waited and started getting worried. I sent a text to my husband and told him about the bus being late and he replied, "Are you okay?" and I replied "yes, why?" a little annoyed at him asking me that. He replied again "I thought the kids got off the bus at 3:00."; so I looked at the display on my phone and it said 2:15. I had been waiting for 45 minutes in the summer heat in Mississippi and the kids wouldn't be home for another 45 minutes. I walked back to the house hoping no one had really noticed me standing there so long. I found out the next morning when my neighbor said her friend was worried about me standing outside so long and hoped I was okay; I didn't go unnoticed.

Walking a Leash

One morning I decided to walk the dogs. My dog Scooby usually lags behind on our walks, while my other dog is usually ahead raring to go. I was booting it down the street trying to get some exercise from my walk when I hear someone yell "hey, hey lady". I turned around to see that there was no dog on the end of the leash I was dragging down the street. I really have no idea how long I was walking a nonexistent dog. The man was laughing his head off. So I turned around and headed back to the house and there was Scooby waiting there for me. I put Scooby back on the leash and we started our walk again. I turned the corner nearing the end of the walk and there was the man still laughing, I waved and I was laughing too.

Finding Things In Unusual Places

I know a lot of people do this but I bet they don't do them with the frequency that I do.  I have found hamburger (rotten of course) in the cupboard.  I leave groceries at the store which I really hate because usually it's what I am going to make for dinner.  I put ice cream in the cupboard instead of the freezer (what a mess that makes).

 Our air conditioning went out one time (in the Mississippi summer). I had to work that day.  My husband discovered that I had left the back door open and also the refrigerator so you can imagine that he was really impressed with me (not).

 One morning I needed to leave for work and I couldn't find the keys for the car anywhere.  I was frantic and called my husband who had the spare set with him (he works sixty miles away from home).  I decided to go out to the car and see if they were there and guess what;  they were right where I left them in the lock on the front door.  My husband asked me where I found them and I blamed it on my son who was three at the time.  I said they were in the toy box.  I was late for work that day.

There are many more unusual things that I find and do.  Some of them I can't tell because I might find myself a single mother.  


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    • Tammy Lochmann profile image

      Tammy Lochmann 7 years ago

      Habee, I read the book too. One of my favorite movies and and books. Thanks for the comment and the read. Made me laugh.

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Have you ever seen the movie Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil? It's based on a true story about Savannah. A law firm porter is paid to walk a dog that died years earlier. I'll pray for you, girlfriend!

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      Tammy Lochmann 7 years ago

      This has been one of those weeks too LOL...I got the kids up and ready for school and went to the bus stop to wait with them. We waited and waited for the bus finally I got irritated and came in to look at the calendar and guess what...professional development day-no school.

      Thanks for reading this lonely Hub Maita. Have a good day.

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      hehe, those hamburgers and they are rotten, I smiled very early today, have lots of nurse friends here, Filipina at Dallas area too, good day Tam, Maita

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      Tammy Lochmann 8 years ago

      Duchess-He is laying on the couch snoring. I got a million just do stupid things so often I forget most of them. Must be a PTSD thing lol- Tammy

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      Duchess OBlunt 8 years ago

      I am laughing out loud Tammy because I can so picture myself doing these things!

      P.S. How IS your imaginary dog doing?

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      Tammy Lochmann 8 years ago

      Thanks, I think this is my favorite one so far

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      itakins 8 years ago from Irl

      Ha Ha! yes I do understand,believe me.