Monday, December 21, 2015

November & December 2015

I'm writing dual post because I ran out of time 
to honor November in it's own special way :(

November 2015 & December 2015

Here are a few things I learned or realized the last couple of months....

  1. I always think I'm going to have a lot of down time to get "things" organized for the upcoming semester, but it seems as though "things" get even busier!  How does that happen?
  2. Our Moms Who Care program is a wonderful annex to our community resource programs!
  3. I feel like there are enough situations that I am involved with or aware of that I could write episodes for a sitcom titled "The District Office" or something along those lines!
  4. I still like making lists :)
  5. I'm ready for a break! 

Monday, November 2, 2015

October 2015

Goodbye October....

Here's a few things I learned this October...

  1. No matter how many years experience I have as a school nurse there are days (sometimes weeks) when I feel like I have no idea what I'm doing!
  2. October 15th can't have enough reminders!
  3. I like to need to drink flavored coffee every day!
  4. Most students will talk- just ask them questions!
  5. My new YETI cup really does keep my water ice cold all day long!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Saying goodbye to September

Saying goodbye to September...

If you're a school nurse you know how busy the beginning part of the school year can be!

Who am I kidding?  It seems like every part of the school year is busy, 
but for sure the beginning part of the year!

Here are a few things about myself as a school nurse ...
  1. I like using pretty colored pens in my calendar!  It just makes things look better.  If I can make my busy days look better then the days might seem more manageable!
  2. I like to re-purpose empty supply boxes.  See the picture in the upper right corner?  It was the house for non-adherent pads, but it now is a home for some passes I use on a weekly basis! And the vintage Band-Aid container (in the bottom right corner)- it just looks pretty! 
  3. I realized I would rather have one large (8 inch) To-Do stack in one area of my desk v. multiple  tiny stacks covering my entire desk!
  4. Work life is a little easier if you can stay organized!  I make lists of things to do, write notes in my calendar, I actually have a binder titled "book of lists" which is used as a reference for students who have received special passes throughout the year, and I try to compartmentalize areas in my office for certain, specific like tasks.
Feel free to share something about your office and routine! ...