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....carpe diem. The Daylily. "Be like the flower, turn your face to the sun." Khalil Gibran. She gives her all for just one day then bows her head to God and fades away to nourish the next generation. God I pray I may give my all each day to honor you and bow my head at the end to nourish the next generation. Peggy Jones. NOTE............ Please folks do not copy any of my art or photos on my blog without my permission. Thank you for your good manners.

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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Entering the world of the work force, again-Thursday Share the joy

Well this has been quite a whirlwind of a week.
I took a job.
I have missed parts of working ever since I retired.
Mainly have extra money for special things.
When I retired at 70 I was working one 8 hour day a week as an Intake Nurse at a home health agency.
Wonderful pay and I loved the work.
I would probably sill be working today at 75 if my job had not been taken into the city.
So ever since I left that job I have been wanting to find something that would pay me for a few hours a week.
I took a job with a company, Visiting Angels, on a PRN basis.
That means when they need me. I can take it or not.
I did not want a set job or certain hours.
They do private duty in the home.
It is like a sort of float position.
Someone always needs a day off.
I would have the privilege to take the case or not.
Well I was scheduled to start on Friday of this week and work Friday, Monday and Tuesday during the day.

One of the caregivers on another case lost her dad and her mother had a stroke so the owner needed a one time overnight replacement.
Would I be willing to do it?

No orientation.

Just a job right out of the box.
12 hours overnight with an elderly gentleman recovering from surgery.
Nothing heavy just someone needed in the home with him at all times.
I knew the gentleman, and he was a fine gentleman, and we had a most pleasant evening taking and laughing until midnight.
Needless to say I did not sleep as he had to get up several times during the night.
No hard work just 12 hours with no sleep.
I slept all day the next day when I got home.
I awoke this morning with a feeling of JOY that I had passed the test of :do I really want to do this?
The good thing is since we agreed to PRN position I can take or turn down a job.
With some patience and God's help
I am gonna give it a try.
The JOY of caring for other and the added JOY of a paycheck.
Can't beat that.

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Vee said...

Wow, Peggy! You're my hero. I think you are absolutely amazing. There's no way that I'd be willing to work all night. Hope that you always have great assignments and enjoy that paycheck!

Meri said...

You have the gift of a loving heart to share with others, along with kindness and compassion -- I say, "Use the gifts God's given you as long and as well as possible."

Rudee said...

Oh, good for you! I think it'll keep you young and provide you with a little change in your pocket!

Anvilcloud said...

If this is what you want, I wish you the best.

Deb Crecelius said...

You are SO right...
you can't beat that.
Sounds like the answer to your prayer.

joanne said...

You are doing important work, and the extra funds are always nice.....just don't is too short

Peg said...

How brave you are! Good for you - hope this gives you all the satisfaction that you want and deserve!

Pondside said...

You are amazing, Peggy!
I can't help but think how happy I would be to know that my parent was being cared for by someone like you.