First, to you, the dedicated blog reader. I am sorry I have been neglecting you. While my thought process has been working, I feel that certain subject matter may not be stimulating enough.
Over the last few days, I have been doing the following things: Fringe Theatre, waking up at 3am, riding my bicycle, driving with my mom, going to the police station, taking in football games and trying to wedge in sleep, the dishes and laundry.
Canada Day celebrations were a bit of a blur with family in town and spending some time with our mom, who has been a resident at Pioneer Village. Now in the last 12 hours we have found we are moving her to a new facility. So, this now becomes something that must be orchestrated. There is no telling when a call comes and you must move. Schedules and plans need to take a detour.
On that note, I would like to say that the staff at Pioneer Village 3E have been terrific people. Our mom lived on her own in Regina, since our dad died in 1996. Olive is very independent. The one thing we have all learned from this is that people are in positions because they do care about people and want to be of assistance. The women and the men that care for the residence deal with many things; mood changes, illness, physical disabilities, dirty laundry, outbursts, anger, sadness and so goes the list. Their job is done with respect and dignity. The recreational staff and others that work in the facility have been professional and once you understand how the facility works you see the reasoning behind many practices in place.
Alright, as I write the alarms are ringing for a fire drill .. or is it?
Having returned from a drill, I ask .. is your office prepared for an emergency.
This one was unannounced! It seems to have upset some, others (like myself) it could have become a dodge work moment. I was just about ready to go anyway!
On a serious note, if there was an explosion or a fire in your work environment, would you know what to do?