November 8

Tonight I need to feel a little hope and to sense that there is some good in the world. I spent the day at work navigating through yet another infection control survey from my friends at the Texas Department of Health and Human Service Commission, our state regulatory agency. I’ve lost track of how many infection control surveys we’ve been through since Covid hit. I wish I could describe what its like to work in long term care right now, State and Federal regulations that seem to constantly change, residents that just want their lives to go back to normal, staff screenings, staff testing, family members that don’t follow the rules, continued vilification of the industry you work in by the media. I love what I do and the only real change I would make would be the ability to spend more time in Colorado, but I can’t for the life of my fathom why anyone would willing choose to become a Nursing Home Administrator in today’s environment. Sorry, that’s just where my head is and I know that I need to change that mindset. So tonight I am turning back to my trusty partner and present tonight’s gratitude list:

  1. I am grateful that despite 2 employees testing positive for Covid this week, all of my resident and other employees are negative, safe and reasonably healthy.
  2. I am grateful that I have a small crew at work that I consider my ride or dies – when I put out the call for help on a Sunday, they show up without question and I couldn’t do it without them.
  3. Great oratory, I truly appreciated President Elect Biden’s speech last night and I do have hope for our country. (Sorry not sorry this is my blog.)
  4. I am grateful that two years ago someone did not pay their deposit on a sweet, little corgi puppy and that I was able to claim Eloise the Blue Corgi as my own.
  5. I am grateful for the staff at the Pet Suites Murphy – Eloise has grown up with them and I love how they care for her. If you are in the Far East Plano Suburbs I highly recommend them for doggy day care and boarding.
  6. I am grateful for a good run this morning, a good run just makes the day better.
  7. Comfy Ugg Slippers and being in my PJs before 7:00 pm.
  8. My sweet, red Volvo now has a tow hitch, let the adventures begin.
  9. Friends that talk you off the conspiracy theory ledge.
  10. Drinking a Tank 7 (one of the best beers ever from Boulevard Brewing Co. in KC) on November 7th.

About AuntJenFox

I'm a 45 year old single woman living in Dallas, TX. I'm a licensed nursing home administrator, runner, Aunt, and Mom to a Welsh Corgi puppy named Eloise and a cat named Gracie. My life is anything but boring and I learn something new everyday.
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