Wednesday, March 31, 2010

New Job and New Life

Well I am on my fourth week at a new job as a RN. It is definitely different than what I expected. I am not doing a whole lot of patient care, but I am learning a lot about the GI system. I have been working 3 days a week, but over the next couple of weeks I will be upping my hours to 5 days a week. The medical assistant that is working with me is leaving for another position. It should be an interesting transition.

I have also applied for my Georgia License and am waiting on the state to "get with it" so that I can apply for positions that are a little closer to home.

I am loving being a RN. It is keeping me busy and right now the position I am filling is giving me a little "mad" money. LOL!!

I am still going to the gym as much as possible and I have started running. I have managed to run a mile straight without stopping. I am working on adding to that mile over the next year so that I can participate in the Mini-Marathon in Disney next March. We will see how that goes. The road to Hell is paved with good intentions and all...HAHAHA.

Spring break is next week and Mom and Don are taking the kids to the space museum in Huntsville. That should be fun. I just hate that I won't be there to see it with them, but I guess as I start this new chapter in my life as a working mom I will miss a few trips with the kids.

I hope all is well in everyone's world and I will update as soon as there is something to update.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

New Year and New Me!!

It has been an extremely long time since I have posted anything here. Dad said the other day that he had checked in and I hadn't posted anything new. I have been posting lots on Facebook, but I know that family doesn't check there since they aren't members. LOL!! I think it is too much for dad and mom. Anyway, 2010 promises to be a GREAT year. It is going to be a year of BIG changes for our family. First, I have graduated nursing school. As of December 11, 2009 I am a college graduate. I have my Associate Degree in Science with an emphasis on Nursing (ASN). I am so blessed that God allowed me to finish this process, granted it was stressful and it took a lot of sacrifices on behalf of me and my family, but we all made it through a little worse for wear. Next, I have to take my nursing licensure exam. I don't have a date yet, but it should be coming. I had a job interview Monday at NICU in Chattanooga. It went very well. They called about an hour after I left and asked me for background check and employment verification permission. I filled out the electronic forms and submitted them. There isn't anything hinky in my past so that shouldn't be any problems. If I pass my boards, I am pretty sure that I will be working in the NICU soon. I am soooo excited that this is a new page in my life. I have always wanted to work in NICU. I know it isn't fun and games and that everyday is life and death in the unit, but I hope that I am a light in the darkness for the babies and the parents that I come into contact with.

I know God has a plan for me and for my family. I also know that God will bless me and my decisions as I travel this road. I hope to keep updating more regularly and keeping everyone up to date as to what is going on in my/our lives.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

It's been a while

Well, it's been a while since I have posted anything here. I have been staying busy with Facebook and with Twitter. The summer is over and school has started (for the kids anyway).

This summer our family had several outings. We spent a week in Williamsburg, Va where we went to Colonial Williamsburg, Busch Gardens, a water park, Washington D.C., and to Virginia Beach. Talk about a busy week. We had a great time as a family though.

We managed to get a long weekend at Tybee Island, Ga to see some family and hang on the beach for a couple of days. It wasn't long enough, but it was enough to be able to get a beach fix.

The kids and I got to spend almost a week with my dad and step-mom at their newly remodeled lake house in Spring City, Tn. We had a GREAT time. The kids swam in the lake, they went jet skiing, and we got to go out on the boat. The weather was a little overcast while we were there, but it didn't dampen our spirits or our time together. In fact, Jacob made $3 by helping PaPa Jim in the garage.

Jacob also got baptized this summer in the river. It was a cool experience.

I have managed to get several "fun" books read and am about ready to start my final semester of Nursing School at Chattanooga State.

I am so excited to be finishing and starting chapters in my life. I can't wait to see what God has in store for me next. I have had some glimpses and some feelings, but nothing definite yet and nothing my husband is ready to embark on either. I know that there is a "higher" reason for my finishing this degree program and entering this profession.

I am praying that God show me and my family the right way to proceed in our lives and that everyone have an open mind when the answers and blessing start pouring down. I know that there are no accidents and that NO is not even an option.

I pray that I have the strength and the will to follow God where ever he leads us.

I hope you all have a great night and keep looking for new posts!!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

First Day of School

Well it's official...the kids have gone back to school and I AM FREE!!!! HA HA HA Just kidding. I am now free to clean house without it getting messed up in like 5 minutes, I am now free to wash laundry and have a totally silent house, I am now free to go grocery shopping without hearing "Mom, can I have...."

I really enjoyed today! I got several things accomplished and was so excited.

The morning started off really well with the kids getting up and not complaining about why they had to get up so early. HALLELUJAH!! As we were walking out the door, however, my son asks "Mom, how come kids only get summer for vacation and parents get the rest of the year"...(me answering) "well, because parents have jobs"...(Jacob)"but you don't have a job"....(me shooting a death look)"not one I get paid for"....(Cassie my 8 year old tomorrow)"OOOOOOOHHHHH talk to much"

Gotta love the kids. And then I wonder how/why being a mom is not seen as a job to our kids. Maybe I do too much for them. At what point is it a good idea to make them step up and see what a BIG job it is to raise a family, do the laundry, sweep the floor, pick up their clothes, go grocery shopping, take them places, worry over them, make them do homework, take them to sports practice, and whatever else it is they do?

Wow...what a very short list for what we mom's really do.

Have a great day.

Tomorrow is Cassie's 8th birthday and I can't believe it.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Whew...It's been a while

There isn't much to update from my Birthday update. We went to Williamsburg, Washington DC, and had a wonderful time. The kids got to ride the subway for the first time.

I got to see the new WWII memorial

and the Korean War memorial.

Those were absolutely awesome.

The kids also got to watch the changing of the guard at Arlington and then we went up to Fort Myers and saw the Caisson Barn.

Cassie got her picture taken with Sgt. York (he is the horse that carried President Reagan's empty boots during his funeral). She loved it.

We spent a day at Busch Gardens and a day at Water Country. Both were a lot of fun. There obviously aren't any pictures of us at the water park, but here is our family picture from Busch Gardens.

Well, that is the update for today. We had a great vacation and the kids can't wait to go back to DC. I can't wait to take them back to see the Capital and the White House.