My Husband "Subvet" says that when our first son "Sonshine" was born the sun rose on our world, when our second son "Gator" was born the sun laughed and when our daughter "Sugars" was born all the flowers bloomed. That says it all.

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
It's about learning how to dance in the rain."
Anonymous

Your mind is the garden, your
thoughts are the seeds, the harvest can either be flowers or weeds. — William
Wordsworth

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Don't Say the Q Word!!

So, we have taboo words, this is no surprise.

We all know about the S word, the D word, the GD biggie, the F-bomb word, closely related to the MF word.....

There are some words we just don't say "in mixed company"

At work there is the Q word.

Come on you nurses, you know what the Q word is don't you??!! Do you EVER say it out loud?? Do you DARE to think it????

Working in an environment where the flit can hit the shan at any moment you learn to appreciate those moments when it's quietly lying in the bedpan......but you never "jinx" these moments by saying "it's nice and Q..... tonight" DO YOU???
Because once you say it...you know what's gonna happen next. Yup, stinky stuff flying everywhere!

My big-boss (Cheif Nursing Officer aka Director of Nursing) walked by me one day a couple of weeks ago. Asked how things were going if we were having a nice day. To which we answered, yes, it's been a good work day today thanks.

She replied "Good, we like it when the day is Pleasantly Paced."

I thought to meself....oooo, she's good.

5 comments:

ellen b. said...

Well then, I hope each day you have to work is pleasantly paced this week...

Stephanie D. said...

Oh, yeah, baby. We know about the dreaded Q word and S word, so we use "controlled atmosphere" around here. Same thing.

diana said...

things i learn that i never would have thought of =) sure makes sense.

BumbleVee said...

oh, yeah...good one.. must remember that one...

So similar to saying something like... ."this will be easy" ...when attempting something untried... uh, oh.... the kiss of death!

Jacquie said...

pleasantly paced...how funny...i'll have to share this with my mom...she was an ob nurse for many years.