Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Through My Eyes

Nearly every Monday morning, I sit at the front lobby desk and look into the hospital Gift Shop. From this desk, I direct patients and visitors to the proper areas (admissions, radiology, medical records, out-patient surgery, and patient rooms). My volunteer shift is 3.5 hours, and when I am not assisting patients and visitors, I knit. I've discovered that by knitting, I make others feel comfortable. Sometimes people start conversations about my projects or about their own knitting or crochet projects.

Yesterday, I worked the afternoon shift in the Gift Shop for another auxiliary member. This is the view from the Gift Shop office and shows most of the tiny shop. Even though the economy is having a devastating effect, I had two customers who made large purchases. Gift Shop's sales fund three nursing scholarships each year.


  1. Looks like a lovely shop! How nice to volunteer your time!

  2. Now I'll be able to picture you there on Mondays.

  3. It would be dangerous for me to sit by that shop. I love little shops.

  4. I love seeing your life in pictures. It gives me a better idea of how you spend your time. Thanks for sharing. Oh, and what a neat tidbit about the nursing scholarships! Is there a sign posted in the gift shop with this information?

  5. what a lovely post...Cute little shop, i saw the totes right away..:-)
    have a wonderful rest of Tuesday.

  6. That is neat that they use the gift shop's sales to fund nursing scholarships for 3 students each year... Interesting fact. ;) I wonder what our local hospital does with it's proceeds??? I think I might ask next time I visit.

    Love from Texas! ~bonnie

    PS - glad to have found your blog and I'm having fun reading your archives ;)


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