December 24, 2004

Merry Christmas

Well, it was an inevitability so I was actually prepared for it this year.

Because of staffing and attendance, I will be spending a lovely Christmas day nestled in the warm bosom of my place of employment. No, this is not a complaint, merely a statement of fact.

A hospital never closes for weekends or holidays. It never sleeps, never takes vacations, never stops doing what it does. And someone has to staff it.

So I will be sitting in my dark blue office chair, headset on, logged into the computer network and the telephone system, performing my duties as pleasantly and efficiently as possible. And no one who calls in for information on a loved one, or to contact another employee similarly situated will ever be aware that I am missing Christmas with my family.

If anything, my enthusiasm and humor will mask any disappointment.

Yes, someone has to be here. It may as well be me.

Posted by Mamamontezz at December 24, 2004 06:24 PM

Thanks for being there. Merry Christmas Mama.

Posted by: Jack at December 24, 2004 08:26 PM

Merry Christmas Mama
Cheers from one of your illigitimate Blog Offspring.
Hope the weather lightens up for you.

Posted by: LC NeilV at December 25, 2004 09:04 AM

A very Merry Christmas to you and yours Mama. Thanks for being there, I'm sure someone really appreciates it. Thanks too for giving Grumpy Old Warrior his blog, it's kept him out of my hair a bit. All the best.

Posted by: Aquila at December 25, 2004 03:04 PM

Hey, I THOUGHT about it on Christmas!

I was laid up in bed with a killer ovarian cyst attack, contemplating a hospital visit, and deciding against it, as I always do.

But I thought, it IS open... how SHITTY for them! But you seem to take it with a positive attitude. And I know the patients don't want to be their either. I hope you were able to make the best of it...

Merry (late) Christmas Mama!

Posted by: Key at December 27, 2004 05:33 PM

I am sorry to hear that you had to work. Just know that the entire SlagleRock clan was thinking about you.

Merry Belated XMas

SlagleRock Out!

Posted by: SlagleRock at December 28, 2004 12:41 AM
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