Monday, October 19, 2015

Bloggers can Get Books For Free

Do you enjoy reading books?  I like to read when I have the time.  That is the key point though when I can find the time.  Sometimes I make the time because reading is just time to yourself.  Reading a book, a person can be exploring a new world and be a different while reading the book.  That's why we tell kids they can travel anywhere when reading books.

 If are a blogger, you can get books for free.  One place I go through is Blogging for Books. One must choose a book to review. After you read it, post a review on your blog then post on their site.  Then you can pick another book to read and review.

If you like Christian based books, you can join the Family Christian group on Facebook.  She post various opportunities to review books or other things. Sometimes you may just post a review on your blog or also on their site as well.  Sometimes you may receive a gift certificate to the store in exchange for reviewing the book or item.

I love the opportunity to read the books.  It gives me the opportunity to tell others about the books I read whether they are good or not.  I just pass on how I feel.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

My Life as a Certified Nurses Assistant

Let me tell you a story.  It started around 2007 or so.  I started doing home health.  I was caring for people in their homes.  I then figured I might as well get my certification as a certified nurses assistant because they basically do the same I was doing in home health.  I have worked in a fair number of nursing homes in the area. I thought I wanted to be in home health or be a CNA because I couldn't help my grandmother at home or my great great aunt. Nursing homes are similar to one another from a worker's perspective.  Although from a family's perspective, each may be different based on what each nursing home may provide or their rankings.

A certified nurse's assistant (CNA) may get up residents in the morning to get them dressed.  One may help feed them at meal times.  A CNA make assist them with their toileting needs.  This person may take their vitals for nurse which will include blood pressure, pulse, and temperature.  Each day a CNA will have document what they did for the residents they were in charge of for the day.

A CNA can be a hard job.  Some people think it is not a hard job.  One's feet and back may hurt by the end of the day because of the lifting, bending over or walking all day. It may be a rougher day when state surveyors are in the building.  They watch you making sure you are doing thing correctly. This job can be more stressful when people call off which will mean you have more in your group of residents to take care of for the day.  This position to tell you the truth does not get paid very well at all.

In May of this year, I broke my ankle. I was off work all summer. I started back to work in late August.  I am 40 years old and now a messed up ankle.  I am not sure about being a CNA any longer.  My foot or feet at times can be killing me by the end of the work day.  I am always one of older CNA's at a job.
I would love to be able to make more money writing, blogging and staying home. I stay pretty busy when I am home from working on the computer to working around the house.  Only time will tell what the outlook for my job situation in my life will be.

Your Daily Brain Book Review

Your Daily Brain 24 hours in the Life of your brain with Garth Sundem 

This book I received I thought would be interesting.  I thought it would have activities for the brain which it didn't.  It talked about what your brain thinks about throughout the day.  How it maybe is hard to wake up in the morning when the alarm goes off.  This book was not very enjoyable for me to read.  Some people may be interested in it. The book talks about what makes you think about certain things like which radio station to listen to.  Or what will you do before bed.