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Jan. 2nd, 2009

Wragh! DRAMALICIOUSNESS in the unit today. *flails* We have seriously done the biggest mountain of chemo ever, including the outreach ones that we'd usually make the night before (but couldn't because it was a bank holiday and no-one was here to make). And guess what, they've made EVERYTHING ELSE late. And to cap it all the ward have brought down 4 extra chemos (IN ADDITION to the giant one we still have to finish off from weds) , and wonder why I went BRUAGH at them.

BRUAGH *flail*

In better news, ch14 will be up sometime later, when I FINALLY get a break and time to have some nommings.

Edit 15:08
Ok, seriously. The workload in this place today has reached unsafe levels of stupid. I don't often get stressed at work - I usually take things as they come and just work through it, but I've just been given the SIXTH chart for the ward (that's after 7 outreach chemos, about 25 in the day unit and a couple of random urology ones) so we've made about 50 individual pieces of chemo, and I am seriously at my break point. Anything else and... Well, I don't know what I'm going to do. Cry, probably.

Plus, I had to eat lunch on the run and I have killer indigestion. *buuurgh*

My New Year's Resolution is to say "no" more often. *huffs* Because seriously? I'm a fucking pushover, most of the time, and days like today STRESS ME OUT.

Edit 17:08
I have just took my last chemo of the day upstairs to the ward. JUST took it. Normally, on a friday, we do about 40 or 50 methotrexate syringes for rheumatology, AND thoroughly clean the room as well. NO frigging chance, today. Lucky we did the mtx the other day, and the room is just going to have to stay dirty.

Ch14 will be along... sometime later. Pfft. Whenever. My enthusiasm has been lorsted.

Happy New Year, bah humbug! >:(

Edit 20:10
Just so people know, I'm okay now. :) I've had tea and chocolate and finished my fish-bollocks stew, so all is good again.



Jan. 4th, 2009 06:54 pm (UTC)
Tea is loooovely. Although lately I've been making the mistake of leaving the teabag in too long and letting it get bitter. Humbug.
Jan. 4th, 2009 10:52 pm (UTC)
They ususally say 3-5 minutes right? Althought I think it depends on the tea.
Jan. 4th, 2009 10:55 pm (UTC)
If I'm paying attention (lol yeah right) I just dip the bag until the liquid that comes out is the same colour as the liquid in the cup. If I'm NOT paying attention, well, 15 minutes doesn't normally hurt it... (except make it cold.) :P
Jan. 5th, 2009 12:01 am (UTC)
Blargh! I hate cold tea...except ice tea and then it has to be sweetened (I don't get how Americans can drink it unsweetened).

If it's something strong like orange pekoe I can definitely taste when it's been steeping too long. I read somewhere that it's the tannins in the tea that can give it that bitterness.
Jan. 5th, 2009 06:28 am (UTC)
Actually, it's a regional thing. They say sweet iced tea is a 'Southern thing'. Well, I'll tell ya, I grew up in New Orleans...ya don't get much more Southern than that...and you will find sweet tea NO WHERE in a restaurant there. *shrug* So I grew up drinking it straight up unsweetened. I find that if you get it sweetened in a restaurant...it's TOO sweet. So I either just chuck a couple packets in there if I'm in a sweet mood, or just drink it straight up.

I find more and more...if it's a flavored tea, I'll drink it unsweet. Sweet changes the taste for me. *shrug!* I am a weird, weird chica.
Jan. 5th, 2009 06:09 pm (UTC)
I can honestly say I have never actually had iced tea. The idea of it just makes me go "...but why would you drink it COLD?" Hrm. I guess I just like my nice hot infusions too much. *drinks nice hot tea*
Jan. 5th, 2009 06:27 pm (UTC)
XD Oh, don't get me wrong. I LOVE hot tea. I actually drink mint green tea infusion, it helps with digestion!

Iced tea is...different. :D Quite tastey in the hot dregs of summer. Put a little mint leaves and some lemon in that glass, ice, and pour up the tea. T'is delicious.

XD I should TOTALLY be working *freelancing it today since her employer's computer is totally fubar today*
Jan. 6th, 2009 03:22 pm (UTC)
I might just have to try something like that in the summer, (although we're pretty much guaranteed to have cralfrappy weather again, because we always do). It would give me an excuse to use my ice crusher as well, yaay.
Jan. 5th, 2009 06:25 am (UTC)
XDD My tea...stronger the better. I actually LEAVE it in for 15 minutes (if I'm paying attention), then pop it back into the microwave. And I don't use a lot of sugar either. *shrug* I just hate weak tea.

I actually can drink coffee...but only just recently. And I really like it after a meal...not too much in the morning when I wake up.

Purpose to this response? Nuthin'. I just wanted to post. XDDDD
Jan. 5th, 2009 08:58 am (UTC)
I'd probably microwave it if I had a microwave. ;) Or rather, one I knew how to use, as I have one, I just... rarely use it because it's a combo one and it scares me a bit. ¬_¬

Tannin-y tea is blegh, though. I have to have my tea strong, but not so strong all the tannins come out and make it bitter.
Jan. 5th, 2009 06:24 pm (UTC)
See, I have this tea that won't get all bitter. Now...if I leave it OVERNIGHT (as I have on occaision that I actually fall asleep or forget about it), then it's nasty and not salvagable.

I dunno...call me weird.

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