...and then I came home and slept for almost 24 hours. I woke up in the middle of the night and watched some TV, but basically I didn't get out of bed until the sun came up Tuesday morning. I wasn't scheduled to work last night so I didn't go back to bed, of course. Then, at about 3 PM yesterday afternoon, I got a call asking me if I could come in and work either 7P-1A at one hospital or 7P-7A at another hospital. Since the hardest part of working is the part where I have to get off my ass, shower and primp for an hour before driving all the way to the hospital, I took the 12 hour shift.
I got off the floor at 7 but I had a patient headed to surgery and I hadn't finished his pre-op checklist. So, I had to do that and then I had to do an admission data-base for a patient who came in yesterday but the day nurse didn't have the time to do it so I said that I would do it for her. I didn't realize that I would be too busy to do it until I got off the floor. I didn't leave the hospital until after 11A so I worked for 16 hours.
Then, I came home and checked my email. I chatted with my sister for a while and before I knew it, Judge Judy was on. I watched that and then I had to go to the grocery store. That took a while so by the time I was done putting the groceries away, I was still wide awake. So, I called my father and spoke to him for a while and he told me to watch O'Reilly so that we could talk about it and the Democratic Debate later. So, I started to but I got interrupted.
Then my sister and I decided to eat some of the ice cream that she picked out when we went shopping. It was Edy's Overpriced Pumpkin Ice Cream. Usually I wouldn't pay so much for ice cream but Marie said that it was a "Limited Edition" and that they only have it once a year. Apparently she's missed it for the past few years so she was quite pleased to have some today. I was a tad unnerved by the idea of pumpkin ice cream...but I have to admit, it was rather good.
Anyway, the thing is, I'm still awake. I never went to bed today. I tried a couple of times...but it didn't take. I'm still here. I think I better go search for my xanax...I'm not falling asleep au naturale.
(OH! My washer just stopped...BRB.)
The other day I mentioned something about the Sam's Club/Wal-Mart $4 prescription list. My sister mentioned it to me. She had 2 prescriptions from her trip to the ER last week so I had to go pick up her medicine. Since she doesn't have insurance, I checked and the anti-biotic that she needed was on the list. The web site said that it was only available at "participating stores". So, I called the store to ask if they participated and they said that "Yes", they were a participating store.
So, I went there to get the stupid things filled and after I got home, Marie noticed that the medicine wasn't $4, it was almost $6. I didn't notice because both of them were $13 and I expected the pain pills to cost about $10. I just assumed the chick charged me $4 because we discussed it. Damn it.
Anyway, while I was searching the $4 list in the first place...some of the sites had a bunch of comments or a short commentary regarding the list. People were whining that the list is all "older medicines that Wal-Mart could easily negotiate a cheap price for the drugs. They whined that it was nothing more than a "marketing ploy".
Well, so the "feck" (Hi Lim!) is wrong with that? The heart medicine that Ive been taking for over 10 years is on the list. I pay about $60 bucks for it and even with the co-pay, I pay $20. I could save money going there for that drive alone.
They even mentioned gas and losing money driving to another store. How silly. We drive from store to store all the time trying to get the best prices. Anyway you look at it, I could only save money. They even said that it was just a ploy to get you in the store to buy something else. I didn't need a years supply of Cheez-its so I didn't buy anything. I have SOME will power left.
OK...I fell asleep writing that. Now I'm awake and I have to go back to work.
When I was sleeping, I was dreaming of a party across the street that had a bunch of stars at it. Bill Murray and Britney Spears were there. I was trying to get there but stupid things kept stopping me from getting across the street. The last thing before I woke up was that Payon crappped on my bed. Thank God I woke up before I had to clean that mess up.
OK then, I have to go shower...see ya!