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17 March 2009 @ 10:37 pm
Usually it's just the keys...  
...but today I had a bit of an issue finding my car. :P I've gotten so used to parking it in the garage, I had a moment of confusion when it wasn't there this morning. I'd just parked it in the driveway, but there was a moment of intense panic about where the hell my car had gotten to...

Once I got to work it was a somewhat better day. I am awaiting the release of the formulary training for 2010. It was supposed to be out last week, but there are some technical glitches. My life will be busy again once it comes out, though, so I am somewhat enjoying the quiet. Once we start the process, it is a lot of hurry up and wait as formulary versions are submitted, reviewed, inevitably rejected, revised, re-submitted, rinse, repeat. :P However, I had a great meeting this afternoon - I love working for a granola-head company - we are encouraged to take walks for excercise, while we are thinking through a problem, or while having small meetings. I went on a walk with my co-worker, one of the medical directors and the NP practice lead for about an hour. It was part fun and part serious, but it was all out in 70 degree sunshine, so it was definitely a win.

Tuesday afternoons I always have an indoor meeting (since several people teleconference for it) that discusses requests for non-covered and high cost items. Today, we had a request for a fire-retardant apron, really an item more like a barber's drape, for a patient who has Huntington's but continues to smoke and so keeps burning herself accidentally. There was some discussion about whether this is a clothing item (not covered), a saftey item (maybe covered), a device that promotes smoking (not covered) or what. Apparently, the patient currently has no desire to quit smoking... I think I broke some of the nurses when I suggested that, if we were going to bend the rules and provide clothing, we may as well have it be clothing to deter smoking - how 'bout a kerosene shirt? :P They were horrified, but that ended the talk of supplying clothing and focused us on recommending smoking cessation as the better option, which was sort of the point anyway. Sometimes, I'm not particularly nice. Effective, but not necessarily nice...

This evening has been marginally productive - mightyjesse and I made a quick visit to Hobby Lobby and the Dollar Store, then to a Chinese buffet, and finally home for some Scotch and sewing to celebrate St Paddy's Day. In all, a good, relaxing day. If I make it to bed at a reasonable hour, it may be a near-perfect evening.

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jtdiiijtdiii on March 18th, 2009 04:35 am (UTC)
A hair apron might be perfect. Shirts being so hard to find these days. :)

The smell of hair burning might even be enough to act as a smoking cessation program.
eithni: meaneithni on March 18th, 2009 04:45 am (UTC)
Really, at that point, wool would probably work. However, if multiple cigarette burns are not enough to deter her, I doubt a yucky smell would be enough.
jtdiiijtdiii on March 18th, 2009 04:46 am (UTC)
Alas addictions are like that.
Rampant Horsemasexual: pengipirateskrkhst on March 18th, 2009 12:53 pm (UTC)
Nice
is boring! ;p We likes 'em mean we does!
judithsewstoojudithsewstoo on March 18th, 2009 12:56 pm (UTC)
I think I broke some of the nurses when I suggested that, if we were going to bend the rules and provide clothing, we may as well have it be clothing to deter smoking - how 'bout a kerosene shirt?

Now that's funny! Twisted is good! ;)
dpkeidldpkeidl on March 19th, 2009 01:04 pm (UTC)
A quote from long ago, and yet still applicable.
"You know, we need some natural predators to cull out the weak and the stupid. Well, okay, I can deal with the weak. We need something to get rid of the stupid."
- J. Hetzel
eithni: inferno eyeeithni on March 20th, 2009 03:37 am (UTC)
Re: A quote from long ago, and yet still applicable.
*laughs* I'd forgotten that... Thanks! At least I know I am internally consistent.

Edited at 2009-03-20 03:37 am (UTC)