The mom-in-law broke her hip on Friday. She tripped over her own feet and landed on her hip, breaking part of it and had surgery yesterday to replace that broken bits. She's 92, but damned healthy and in good shape so she came through surgery just fine and will be back bowling in no time.
I hope you have never had to spend much time in a hospital (as a patient or a visitor). It can be a soul and energy sucking place like no other. Time slows to a crawl. Thank god for wifi and the iPad. In between helping the nurses and doctors communicate with the M-I-L (she's VERY hard of hearing) we would repark the cars (We got to the hospital at different times as I went to feed her cats.) or go to the cafeteria, just to break the monotony. Yesterday was particularly slow as it was surgery day and it took ages to get going and then hours more, post op. But as I said, all went well.
In the ER on Friday I was tweeting about all the stuff in the hallways, the stacks of drawers that I wanted to rifle through! (I am my mother's daughter.) Stacks of drawers like this:
And a cooler thingy like this:
And the crash cart -- locked. What's in there?? I have to know!
In the pre-op area yesterday there were drawers full of stuff just sitting there, right next to me! I refrained from stuffing my purse with these random items. (I'm a recovering medical klepto.) (Okay, I've never taken anything from a hospital drawer, but the temptation is there!)
Yesterday I spent more time in hallways walking to and from cars and cafeteria, etc. This little alcove caught my eye and I had to take a picture. It's like the break room for IV stands. What are they talking about?
Around the corner was this lonely safety graphic.
Funny how outside the hospital there is more color and life. (But as K1 would say "They say taupe is very soothing.")
Today will hopefully involve less hours in the hospital. If not, then I can't wait to see what else is around to witness. (And I'll take a better camera perhaps...)
I can't believe that Safety Graphic Fun is almost two years old! November 27th is the actual anniversary and I'm having some fun contests this month to celebrate. Go check out the site and enter to win!
Since I don't have much in the way of updates for you, and no new LOLcats to entertain you, I'll send you over to Safety Graphic Fun. Have you been lately? It's the one thing, no matter how busy I am, that I never get behind on. Enjoy. (Click here or click the picture!)
Thanks to many of my closest friends and readers for helping me get Safety Graphic Fun onto Neatorama earlier this week! The traffic flowing to the site is amazing and I've had many people send me their own images that I will be posting in the coming days/weeks. Hooray!
I've also created a page on Facebook for SFG, please check it out.Become a fan!
While hanging with my sister on her third chemo treatment (halfway there!), we ate lunch outside the clinic and there was this electrical box with this graphic on it:
I like the little dude needing lots of space to stick the pole into the electrical box. What is up with that?
Later we went to Costco and I saw this in the egg cooler:
Last week we spent the day after Thanksgiving at the beach (as you saw in the last post) and this was posted at the spot where you go down to the sand:
My dotcomrade, Travis and I were apparently born twins and separated at birth (and we are now waiting for the scientists to come and study us). When I posted about Safety Graphics, she sent me her two favorites. I had to post them here!
I live in Los Angeles. In the summer of 2006 I worked in Mexico City. Instead of sending out giant emails full of photos to friends and families, I started this blog. The summer turned out to be a crazy one and this blog and my camera kept me sane. I didn't want to stop observing and writing when I got home to LA, so I kept the blog going.