Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year to All!

Just a quick note to wish everyone a happy and safe holiday evening! Alex and I are spending an evening with some Pittsburg friends, which we are thoroughly looking forward to. Shouldn't be anything to exciting, but we plan on having ourselves a good time.

Work has been going fine, now that the holiday season is winding down that is. It has been especially hard having to work through the holidays this season since I have never been required to do so before, but I was completely prepared for the hardships. I knew I'd be rather bummed about working, so I guess I was prepared to be bummed, if that makes any sense!

I actually did get some compliments on my abilities at work in the last week. To make a long story short, I was singled out by some of the night nurses saying that I was one of the only new grad nurses that was actually doing very well and doing things as I was supposed to. I guess my preceptor Marine, JD, really paid off. Thanks JD!

Anyway I've got some things to do before our festivities tonight. Happy New Year!! See you next year!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Here and There, This 'n That

Well it's been an interesting last couple weeks. I've had a couple good days at work and a couple of bad. Real bad days. But those happen, I'm over it.

But here's the crazy thing. I'm sick, but I'm not really sick. My "crazy herb lady," aka Connie, for those of you who know her, has prescribed me some Lobelia for a lung cleanse. Well apparently I have a lot of "junk" in my lungs and it has proceeded to cause an all-out cough fest-FOR 5 DAYS!! I've only taken it a few times and I'm still coughing up a lung. And it caused me to miss work today, and possibly tomorrow. But not because I'm "really" sick. Connie says I don't have a single illness in my body and am in no way contagious. Oh yeah? Well I don't think my co-workers or patients would feel that way when I am literally standing over the toilet, about to cough up my lungs. Hmm. What to do, what to do.

Other than that, really things have been grand on my side of Kansas. Alex is wonderful, he treats me like an angel : ) We went to 3 Christmas parties this weekend, so needless to say, I was completely tired out by Sunday. We did have fun though and I got to meet a few of Alex's bosses. They all seemed very down to earth and easy to get along with. Too bad I had to be introduced to them right before we were attending out Ugly Sweater Christmas party at the Reimer's...nice first impression Emily. Actually there was a couple at that same party that was going to a White Trash Bash right afterwards and they had some really horrid looking clothes I didn't feel too ridiculous.

Must close. Time for dinner.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

This Is A Test

As I sit here watching The Essence of Emeril, Jozie, the black boxer/lab mix has been playing with her bone on the floor in front of me. Yes, Jozie the dog. Last weekend Alex and I went to Pittsburg to attend a friend's birthday party and we decided it would fun to bring home Jozie for the week. Jozie is Alex's friend, Josh's, dog. Alex and I love her to death and thought this would be a good "test" to see if a dog would make a good addition to either one of our homes. So far it's been going pretty well. The worst part is adjusting to her schedule. When she has to go to the bathroom, it doesn't matter what time of day it is...she's gotta go. I thought waking up at 2 am two nights ago was a little ridiculous, but when she woke me up at 7:45 this morning on my day off, I was a little, how do you say, ...perturbed. But I'm starting to understand what people are talking about when they say "They are a lot of work, but I'm so glad I got one!" She is so cute and can you not get attached?? Here are some pictures to show her cuteness:

I asked Alex what we are going to do if/when we have fallen in love with her by the end of the week? He said we just won't tell Josh where he lives, that way Josh can't come and pick her up. Ha, yeah right.