I got the job! You know, the job of my dreams! I was hired as a cardiac rehab nurse today. With my love of teaching and my own experience with heart problems (heart attack, in-stent restenosis, chronic pain, etc.) there could not be a more perfect job for me. I still have several hoops to go through (where IS my original college diploma, orientation in Memphis??!!) but it is going to happen! Oh my gosh! I am so very blessed :)
So I’m really tired of this gray, cold winter vibe. I want some sun and warmth on my face. Some spring flowers and warmer weather for exercise. Maybe it’s on the way but I’m afraid to believe it. Last week it was 70 and a few days later we got five inches of sleet. I mean it sleeted for hours and hours. ~sigh~ Enough!
Tracy is doing so well with his new job. Hey, did I mention, he’s a NURSE! It’s just crazy! But he is excelling as I knew he would. He starts nights next week so that will be a change for us.
I’ve barely begun my two new classes. I spent ALL day yesterday just getting one class project organized and prepared for. The other class is an 11-week group project…ugh! But I’m trying to stay positive. These two classes are the teaching pieces of my coursework. So far everything has been about nursing but these two are going to teach me to teach. I’m excited! I haven’t heard a word about my “dream job” but I’m not gonna lose hope yet!
Little Oliver had some surgery yesterday. He’s pitiful :( but hopefully he will feel better every day. He’s a precious little guy and I think even Jagger feels sorry for him. He hasn’t growled or hissed at him all night.
Good night! Feeling very blessed and looking forward to the future.
P.S. I decided in the shower last night I might get my doctorate. Crazy, right? A dream…
Soft warm flannel sheets ~sigh~ I am soooooo ready for spring! Good night.
Ha! Ha! This is how I think we are all feeling. I know, I know, our weather is nothing compared to what those in the North go through, or those in the mountains out West. But this is the South and we have been spoiled for decades. Several years my perennial flowers even lasted through the mild winter season. So anyway, last night we got several inches of SLEET and then some snow on top of that! The temp this morning was 16 with a wind chill of -10 degrees. BRRRR! Will this madness ever end? Soon, please, soon!
Hi, saw your post regarding your psoas muscle, I also have extreme hip pain since injuring my leg 8 years ago. I have only recently been told that now it's my psoas muscle, and not my sacro iliac joint or a labral tear. I was just curious as to whether your pain has improved and what you do to help manage it? :)
Wow! I can’t imagine suffering with that pain for 8 years! My pain lasted close to six weeks and was miserable because it was difficult to rest the muscle. I run a lot and I love running hills but I avoided hills and stairs for 3 months. I used ice for a week and then heat every day for several months especially at night. I also had deep massage after two weeks. I kept moving my leg through full range of motion very slowly and stopped when the pain was too much. Also used an AeroPilates machine to stretch. Slowly but surely it improved but I seriously “babied” it for months. Hope you find something that works for you.
Such a gray, dreary day. They say an ice storm is coming but only cold, cold rain so far. I have so much to do but this weather is not motivating me at all. The sound of the rain on the camper roof says, “sleeeep, sleeeep”! Just like those crazy poppies in the Wizard of Oz! I better not see flying monkeys next.
I’ve been reading about minimalism and it’s very intriguing. I was reading a blog about how to minimize in 21 days and I was going along with it all, thinking this is great! Until he began to describe parting with items that hold sentimental value. Then my heart began to beat fast and my hands got kinda sweaty… I am the queen of sentimentality and history and nostalgia and the past…
I could accept his reasoning. He explained it very well. The memories, the love, the relationships don’t live in the items. Those are in our hearts forever. But when I hold something I know my dad (who died when I was 15) touched, it has deep meaning to me.
The writer suggested taking pictures of larger items such as furniture and then giving them away to someone who really needs them. I don’t know…my heart may not agree. And are there degrees of minimalism? He says digitalize all your old pictures and throw away the hard copies but is that the same vibe as holding the actual picture in your hands?
Lots to consider. Like why do I need more than one plate, or cup, or fork? I must admit since we’ve been living in this camper (almost two months) I’ve learned I own way too much stuff. And it’s a hassle carrying it around, storing it, moving it back out, finding a place for it all. I believe I’m sold on the overall concept although my version of minimizing may be a bit different than he describes. I have several items I might never part with but I have hundreds of things that will be easy to let go of. It will be a journey (our future home will be approximately 400 square feet) and I will write it all down here.
School is over for a week. Tracy’s job is going well. Where he works has no techs or aides and I find that very disturbing. The RN provides ALL the care. When will hospitals learn the TRUE value of a registered nurse? I’m not sure many ever will. And that’s sad. But otherwise I’m thrilled for him! Still waiting to hear about my job prospect. If it works out I will be one excited nurse!!! Time will tell.
Gonna catch up on some reading this week, embroidery some, and relax. Next week I start Curriculum Development and Teaching Strategies…two more classes to finish and then let the practicum begin! Hard to believe.
Good night and sweet dreams…
So tonight Tracy ends his first 3-in-a-row 12 hour shifts as an RN. He’s only off one night and then back for four. Welcome to nursing, right??!! We are gonna celebrate with zucchini spaghetti and garlic toast! I’ve missed him so much and can’t wait to spend some time with him, talking and looking in those blue eyes.
Busy day for me as well. I spent several hours reviewing my practicum handbook, preparing for my meeting with my practicum preceptor, Dr. Browning. I’m so excited. Because of the move and the summer term approaching, I will have to wait until September to start but it’s gonna be great! And then, I’m done! So it’s looking like December 2014 will be the wrap up of grad nurse! I’m off from school this week and then two new 12-week courses start next week. So much more to come! Stay tuned.
Such fun and games! This is tiny space living at its most fun (not)! We have the flu, I have school work to get done, and Jagger thinks it’s time to play. Aaaargh! Now back to reading a book I can barely hold up…
So today I interviewed for my dream job! And I think I might get the job. As with many hospital processes it is going to take a few weeks to hear for sure but I am very hopeful. If I get the job, I will say more later (if I don’t I will cry to you, LOL) but for now I will say this job is a perfect fit for me in every kind of way. If I get it, many of my career dreams will come true.
Tonight it is supposed to be 19 degrees, then a super warm-up with temperature forecasts in the 60’s next week. That is exciting news, as well.
Tracy is waiting to start his new job…two weeks from Monday. Why is hospital time so impossibly slooooow? I always told my patients: “a minute is an hour, an hour is a day, a day is week, and so on…” I guess it is true.
School is going well. Got my books for next term today. Only one week left of these two classes. It is amazing how fast all of this is going. Another saying of mine is: “two years will go by anyway so you might as well spend the time doing something important”. When I started grad school it seemed like an extremely long and winding road before me, and now look! I am coming close to end of this road.
Going to get some sleep because I am pretty worn out. Sweet dreams :)