Sunday Salon – Colds, Coffee, and Conundrums

What a week it has been! I am having terrible allergies and with this heat, it’s miserable. I can’t stitch or read with these watery eyes. One morning at 5:00 am while checking my email I dumped a full, hot cup of coffee all over my lap, the desk with my latest book, and the carpet. I changed my scrubs and left for work in a total huff. Can this week be better? Please?

The only thing I wrote last week was a letter to our DNS (Director of Nursing Services). They are offering a free CMA (Certified Med Aid) class to a CNA and to be considered we had to write a letter describing why we wanted to take the class. Though a serious longshot, I decided to give it a go. Distributing meds is a highly responsible position and the requirements to take the class is six months as a full-time CNA. Most of our CNAs have way more experience than I do. But what the hey. By the way, at the time of my letter writing, I had worked six months and one day. So there.

 A Virtuous Woman by Kaye Gibbons is my coffee soaked, stiffened book. I like Gibbons’ straightforward characters and writing. I have read several of her books and have been impressed with her unique voice. A Virtuous Woman is about a marriage between an unremarkable forty-year old man and a pretty twenty-year old woman. After her death from cancer, flashbacks reveal the start of their unusual yet loving relationship. It was touching and genuine.

One exciting thing happened this week. I won a copy of The Dolls: The Lost Short Stories by Daphne du Maurier for Librarything Early Reviewers. She is one of my favorite authors and I am very excited to review this book. Hopefully I will get it soon. Or when I can actually read it!

Sorry I don’t have more to bring to our Sunday Salon table this week. Vacation is coming up fast and this cold, allergy, whatever should be gone by then. God willing. We have a couple of low key things planned but mostly I will just be relaxing, reading and stitching.

I hope everyone has a great week!


One Response

  1. How are you feeling now, Jaimie? I hope you’re feeling better now and the allergies are not bugging you anymore. Please take care!

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