Thursday, July 17, 2014

The Big Shot

I know it seems like a lot of money...$99.95 IS a lot of money.! But then I looked at what all the Big Shot from Sizzix can do and I decided it was worth it. I really like that the Big Shot Run can use all sorts of dies and folders from many manufactures (Spellfinders, Dreamweavers, Cuttlebug, My Paper Studio, etc)to cut and emboss on a wide variety of materials.

And, if you've been waiting for the right time to purchase a Big Shot, that time is August! When you buy a Big Shot during the month of August, you'll receive your choice of one of five FREE exclusive stamp set and Framelits bundles --that's up to a $60 US value absolutely free! If you already own a Big Shot, we're also offering a 15-percent discount on these select bundles.

Check back on August 1 to get all of the details on my website http://chaotickristi.stampinup.net/

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Creative Challenge Club CCC04

This is my first ever Creative Challenge submission. Thought I would go ahead and make one for camping since my bestie & I just got back from a wonder-filled 8 days of camping and hiking and sights.
Here is the sketch that we had to follow: I distressed the edges of the mat & background pieces. Banner Framelits used for mat under lantern. Lantern is stamped on leftover piece of pool party paper where I used scalloped edge punch on (under sentiment). The sentiment & the lantern are from "The Great Outdoors" stamp set. All supplies are StampinUp! and are available from my online store (see links below).

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Good to be home

Well, we made it out and back...what a wonderful trip! Georgia, Tennesse, N Carolina, Alabama and then back to Mississippi, all in 8 days. Lots of falls, caverns, hiking and sights along the way.

Before I left for vacation, a friend of a friend asked me about the job I do and if I thought her daughter would be suited for it. Explained I ws unable to determine suitability but that I could explain a typical day to her. After I did, she decided to not even bring it up to her daughter.

Most people think I have a cushy job because I only work (in a typical week) 3 days a week. Even though those 3 days garner me anywhere from 34-39 hours, they still think "Oh, still only 40 hours... and 4 days off...great deal!" So, I told my corkers about the chat and they, too, rolled their eyes. It was mentioned I should line out just what a day in dialysis looks like... so I did!
Here it is.. good luck deciphering it

515-545am Build, prime, test & recirculate 4 to 6 machines
545am Doors open to first on (6am) patients
545-558am get pre-vitals on Patient A, stick patient and start treatment
6-613am get pre-vitals on Patient B, stick patient and start
615-625am get pre-vitals on Patient C, stick patient and start treatment
630am All patients already on machine must have vitals entered into chairside system
630-641 get pre-vitals on Patient D, stick patient and start treatment
7am All patients must have vitals entered into chairside system
705-720am 15 minute breakfast break
730am All patients must have vitals entered into chairside system
737-825am get everything set up for changeover (when first set gets off and second gets on)
829- ??? take Patient A off AND build, prime, test & recirculate that machine for Patient E
830am while taking off Pt A also have to enter other 3 patient’s vitals into chairside system
843-??? take Patient B off AND build, prime, test & recirculate that machine for Patient F
900am while taking off Pt B also have to enter other 2 patient’s vitals into chairside system
905-916 put on Patient E (pre-vitals, stick patient and start treatment) (whose treatment I started 10 mins early per patient schedule)
910am-??? take off Pt C while putting Pt E on (pre-vitals, stick patient and start treatment) AND build, prime, test & recirculate that machine for Patient G
920-934 put on Patient F (pre-vitals, stick patient and start treatment) (whose treatment I started 10 mins late per patient schedule)
930am while putting Pt F on (pre-vitals, stick patient and start treatment) I also have to enter other 3 patient’s vitals into chairside system
941-??? take Patient D off AND build, prime, test & recirculate that machine for Patient H
945-1001 get pre-vitals on Patient G, stick patient and start treatment (on time)
1000am while putting Pt G on (pre-vitals, stick patient and start treatment) I also have to enter other patient’s vitals into chairside system
1015-1033am get pre-vitals on Patient H, stick patient and start treatment (on time)
1030am while putting Pt H on (pre-vitals, stick patient and start treatment) I also have to enter other patient’s vitals into chairside system
1033-11am get everything set up for changeover (when second set gets off and third gets on)
11am All patients must have vitals entered into chairside system
1109-1139am Lunch break
Noon All patients must have vitals entered into chairside system
1206-??? take Patient E off AND build, prime, test & recirculate that machine for Patient I
1220-1234pm get pre-vitals on Patient I, stick patient and start treatment (whose treatment I started 11 mins early)
1230pm while putting Pt I on (pre-vitals, stick patient and start treatment) I also have to enter other patient’s vitals into chairside system
1247-??? take Patient G off AND build, prime, test & recirculate that machine for Patient J
1300pm while taking off Pt G also have to enter other patient’s vitals into chairside system
1325-??? take Patient F off AND build, prime, test & recirculate that machine for Patient K
1330pm while taking off Pt F also have to enter other patient’s vitals into chairside system
1335-1341 get pre-vitals on Patient J, stick patient and start treatment (whose treatment I started 4 mins early)
1348-??? take Patient H off AND build, prime, test & recirculate that machine for Patient L
1400pm while taking off Pt H also have to enter other patient’s vitals into chairside system
1403-1418 get pre-vitals on Patient K, stick patient and start treatment (whose treatment I started 3 mins late)
1430pm All patients must have vitals entered into chairside system
1450-1503 get pre-vitals on Patient L, stick patient and start treatment (whose treatment I started 3 mins late)
1500pm All patients must have vitals entered into chairside system
1505-1525pm Restock cart of all stuff used for the day and get it ready for tomorrow
1530pm All patients must have vitals entered into chairside system
1535-1555pm Make citric acid in jugs (used to clean machines at end of night) for the whole floor
1600pm All patients must have vitals entered into chairside system
1619-??? take Patient I off then disinfect machine for the evening
1630pm All patients must have vitals entered into chairside system
1700pm All patients must have vitals entered into chairside system
1711-??? take Patient J off then disinfect machine for the evening
1730pm All patients must have vitals entered into chairside system
1800pm All patients must have vitals entered into chairside system
1818pm take Patient K off then disinfect machine for the evening
1821pm take Patient L off then disinfect machine for the evening
1840pm Leave for the day after working 13hours and 25 mins