Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Dr. Phil's Abuse of Britney

I am stunned at his behavior today as I listened to him discuss his defense in speaking out about Britney Spears to the press. As a registered nurse I know the requirements of HIPPA (Federal Medical Privacy Act) and if I'd pulled a stunt like that I could have (and probably would have) been fined with a possibility of losing my nursing license, or at the very least a lengthy probation. It's a good thing he let his Texas professional license go 15 years ago. He'd have been fighting for it in front of the Texas state board.

Still. Shame on him. License or no license he's a professional and should have known better. My belief is that a lot of Britney's problems are stemmed from her being plastered all over the news shows, tabloids, and Internet. And Mr. Phil (no doctor in my book) abused her further by opening up his big mouth to the press.

Please click on the HIPPA link above to find the governments rules and regulations of a patients privacy. Imagine if all medical personnel did what Mr. Phil did.

Like I said earlier, I am stunned by his behavior. And then his nerve to talk to Matt Lauer on The Today Show trying to back pedal his huge faux pas.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

It's nice to see

Very nice to see -- my son happy again. And look at that little red headed girl with the curly hair. So much like her daddy.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Our kids

I must say that all of our adopted kids are quite a part of the family now. OC (orange cat) is now 7 months old. (Is that all???) And Duke is doing what Charlie does. I'm telling you, it always pays to have an older dog help with the training. After all, they know all the rules. Anyways, Duke has been with us almost 3 weeks. (Is that all???) And of course, Charlie is two now and has been with us since he was 10 weeks old. He's quite the 'man of the house' now.

Day shift is over

Meet Michele, my preceptor at my new job. And above, Julio and Kiersten, new grads right out of nursing school.

Ahhhh ... now I've got to get used to night shifts. And I'm going to get broken in good as I'm working 3 in a row right from the start. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Friday, January 04, 2008

The Olive Garden

Tonight Ann and her daughter met me up at the Olive Garden. What a nice dinner we had. And darned if that strawberry/mango margarita wasn't delish. Yum!!!

All right already

I've had this picture for a while and have been tardy in posting the grande finale of the Christmas Cactus. She's just gorgeous! I found a friend at work who's mom is a nut over these and hers is a different color. We're going to swap chunks of the plant. Can you hardly wait until then???