Shann, you have NEVER hurt me by any of your comments. Just want to clarify. I simply said that sometimes I'm not looking for critiques and I don't ask for red ink, although if it's given in love I may bristle a little but that's my own insecurity about not being perfect.
So I'm sure it's their own insecurity that they feel and they're taking it out on you. I wouldn't be as good of a writer as I am without the critiques I've received over the years at FW. I think most of us think we're pretty good when we start out here, and then we just learn that we have things to learn to make us better. And you ALWAYS do it in kindness and love, so the response does not match your tone at all. It's an overreaction for sure. Do not be hard on yourself, please!
Hope your grandma gets well soon, Becky.
I actually slept today - ALL day - which was lovely. I feel totally rested and ready for the night. And I am assigned the non-laboring patients so I actually have time to write. Yay! Hopefully it will be a good night overall. Everybody's still a little tense because of the layoffs on Thursday; it was unexpected and many people think it was unfair how they did it because they got rid of experienced day shift nurses and people were already taking on call shifts for much of the time. So some are talking about getting a union going (we're non-union at this hospital) and others are looking elsewhere for a job which will actually need them. I'm hoping I'll be okay for hours this winter because notoriously labor units have shortened hours in the winter due to fewer patients. We're okay, budget-wise, but in order to pay off loans I need extra income whenever possible.
Okay, off to be a writer.