I love those ‘change the light bulb jokes.” For example:
How many psychiatrists does it take to change a lightbulb? One! But only if it wants to change!
I had a day full of lots of changes.
When I left for work this morning at 7:10am it was pretty mild out. I got to work and it was freezing! I mean goosebumps all day freezing. As I would take blood pressure cuffs off of patients, I kept noticing how warm their arms felt beneath my touch. Of course, we give them those big wonderful warmed-up blankets! But I also had a few patients say to me, “Oh! Your hands are cold!” Sorry.
The day was winding down and I was one of the nurses allowed to leave early – Yay! – and as I literally opened the door to leave, it began pouring down rain – like buckets – like cats and dogs. Yeah, and I parked all the way at the back of the parking lot to give the closer parking to patients. I had sandals on and jeans. I went as quick as I could to my car through the waterfall of rain and threw myself into the driver’s seat positively drenched! Oh boy – not only was I cold; I was now freezing cold and wet.
I drove home in a torrential downpour with my heater at full blast, trying to warm myself up and dry my clothes. My feet were the worst – so cold and wet. It was a crazy day of changing “weather.” From mild conditions, to Arctic breezes, to rainforest downpour, to Florida heat wave.
And then there was this issue of my contacts. I am still getting used to them. The right eye lens is just peachy. The left – well I had one lens to wear for a few days so I could get used to wearing contacts until my actual prescription lens became available. The prescription one was a stronger lens then what was originally given to me. So, I picked up my correct prescription trial pair yesterday – and they gave me 3 new lenses: another one for the right eye and 2 more for the left. Well I opened one box yesterday marked -L- for left and put that slippery sucker in my left eye. Hmmm …. vision seemed worse and not better. But I wore if for the whole day. It was not as good as the one I had in my eye the day before.
Then – I LOOKED at the two boxes marked -L- and realized they were different. Huh? So today I put the THIRD contact in my left eye – figuring perhaps THIS was the right prescription (it had a bigger number on the box – so it must be stronger/better- right?) and I still could not see as well as contact number one.
It was funny – there I am working at a place that does eye surgeries and as I was helping an elderly man post-surgery, he asks me, “Why are you squinting?” He said it bothered him that here he was at an eye surgery place and one of the workers is squinting. Haha! I told him I was getting used to contacts – he was joking about it and not really seriously concerned. But it was funny.
So in the past two days I have changed my left contact three times. I don’t know which one is the correct contact. And worse – I have two contact cases and because I’m trying to figure out which one works best, I’ve kept all three in the case(s) when I take them out – but – I don’t know which is which. Right now, (sorry for the swearing here, but this is how I told Ted and it just defines where I’m at with these contacts) “I don’t know what the hell is in my left eye.” – I just keep changing them around to see which one works best. I hope the eye doctor can tell them apart.
So – it’s been a day of change and changes. The weather. My left eye contact. But it’s all good. Better to laugh and be flexible. At least my feet are warm and dry now. 🙂 And I can see what I need to see.
How many Chinamen does it take to change a lightbulb? Thousands, because Confucius say many hands make light work.
And for my Lutheran church friends:
How many Lutherans does it take to change a lightbulb? Change???????
Malachi 3:6 I the Lord do not change.