Bev Jo (via marjchaos)
And then you’ll see that it’s really men who are the irrational and hyper-emotional ones (p.s., anger is an emotion and males with an entitlement complex excel at expressing it, especially towards women and girls who don’t or refuse to succumb to his bullshit).
And left is the winner! Don’t worry, right’ll go up tomorrow. So these nails were the ones I did for my latest Toronto shopping trip. Gotta show off for the real life people! I do love attention….
I am a nurse. For 30 years of my career, I was a labor and delivery nurse. I took care of women through all stages of labor and through their delivery. Due to the many times that I have worked 16 hour shifts, I bonded with many women and helped them through long hours. Finally, through much work on the mom’s part with my guidance, she would be ready to deliver. In would sail the doctor, spend five minutes catching the baby, and then pose for all the pictures. I would hear from the families how wonderful he/she was.
Then why is my back killing me because I stood for two to three hours with a woman in a variety of positions including resting her foot on my shoulder while she pushed? Oh, and did I mention that she is also paralyzed from the waist down from the epidural, so I was also helping to hold her up while she squatted to push?
Why have I had to change my scrub clothes twice in a shift because someone either puked on me or amniotic fluid soaked everything?
Who is it that actually got that IV started while reassuring the poor mom?
Who is it that took the camera out of the daddy’s trembling hand and started taking family pictures because she knew that otherwise there would be no proof that he had even been in the room? And capturing the look of wonder on both parent’s faces at the same time.
Who is it that cleaned up every body fluid that can spew from a human, with a smile on her face and encouraging words for the mortified patient who has never been sick in front of a stranger in her life?
Who is it that tracked down the anesthesia people, chased them out of the lounge, and threatened them with their lives if they didn’t take care of her patient, NOW?
And when things didn’t go well, who was it that took that poor baby that didn’t make it, cleaned it up, dressed it, wrapped it in a soft blanket, and brought it to the broken-hearted parents to hold for the first and last time?
Oh, yeah, Dr. Marvelous is just great.
I’m just a nurse.” –
Nurses are so underappreciated, like, seriously guys. All of my best memories from hospitals as a child were because of nurses.
I really hated my doctor. My nurses? They were my rock. Incredibly patient, very reassuring, and wonderful bedside manner. My doctor was an ass who didn’t tell me the damage, I only heard when the nurse purposefully spoke loudly and clearly what the doctor has mumbled. I wish I could remember their names so I could show them my boy now.
I couldn’t pass up telling this story. Basically when my mom was pregnant with me she had just left my dad, who got addicted to drugs and became very abusive. She was starving and I, being in her belly, wasn’t doing much better. She had two little ones already and went to her adopted mother for help.
The day my mom went into labor she had nobody to watch my brothers. The doctor told her if she couldn’t find someone to watch them while she gave birth he would call child protective services and have them taken away, which would mean months of her trying to get them back with no money to afford a lawyer. She called her mother and begged her to watch the boys for the night; her mom had a date, refused to cancel (even after finding out they would take the boys away) and hung up. My mother was in hysterics and one of the nurses got down by her and whispered “I have friends nearby, they’ll look after your kids for the night. Just pretend you know them”.
The couple came and got the boys and they were absolutely wonderful! They looked after them so well, and when they came back the next day they told my mom she was blessed to have such amazing kids.
But that’s not all the wonderful nurse did. My mom’s mother decided to show up halfway through my mom pushing me out, and the nurse asked if my mom wanted her thrown out. My mom said no, just keep her away. The nurse GOT IN HER FACE and told her to stay in the corner and don’t speak, or else she would throw her out of the room herself. This was not a small nurse. She then ignored the shit out of her and stuck by my mom’s side all night.
I don’t care that doctors get more training and go to school longer; when it comes to delivering babies, nurses are the real heroes.
Not many people know the stereotypical heart shape was meant to be two hearts fused together
Hey there. History nerd here… not many people know this “fact” because it’s not true. The universal heart shape we recognize today has nothing to do with the heart, actually. It has to do with early Roman birth control.
The Romans used a plant called silphium to prevent pregnancy. It was so effective that it became a critical part of Rome’s economy and daily life. It was literally so important to their culture that the image of it’s seed were even imprinted on currency.
It’s the exact shape of the heart we know today, and this is the first time it’s visage was ever recorded in history. It was so important to them, and so highly prized that they actually drove the plant into extinction by over harvesting it for use.
This shape was so ingrained in their society’s conscious as a symbol of sexual liberation that it became associated with all aspects of intimacy, eg. sex, unity, and love.
It’s not two hearts sewn together. It’s an ancient plant that Romans used to have gratuitous amounts of sex before condoms were around.
I laminated a paper towel
why does this have 31 thousand notes
You made it useless but also prevented it from the end it was predestined for.
Unable to expire, or serve its purpose. Frozen in time and space.
This is from the prologue of Papertowel Dr Who
One of my favorite ways to alter clothing is to add a corset back. It’s great for shirts or jackets that are a bit too big and gives the clothing an attractive fit to your form. Plus, I love the aesthetic of corsets.
For this tutorial you will need to know how to use a sewing machine but if you…
Here it is! A step-by-step tutorial on how to create adjustable, functional lacing in your OTR corsets. Enjoy!
Follow a corset being made from start to finish, a great blog series dedicated to helping others make corsets: