Monday, March 31, 2008

Happy Birthday, Baby!

Today my dear little one turns 21 years old! Happy Birthday April... you make me so proud! You are a beautiful young lady: inside and out. I hope you have a wonderful day!

Saturday, March 29, 2008

It's almost time!

Today is my last day in my home. Tomorrow I will take my clothes and personal things to my new home to live with my husband. I start my new job on Tuesday... two weeks of orientation... woo hoo! I'm really looking forward to working with children again.
My son gets married in about six more weeks. Changes, changes... major life events. I'm a "little" stressed, but I'm still seeing many positive things in our future. For one, when I get moved tomorrow, I will have access to a decent computer, and I promise I will post REAL pictures again!
I have several computer friends that I have lost contact with recently with the big computer change at our house. I have lost all my email addresses. If you are reading this (especially my friend, TJ, in Kansas) please drop me a quick email so I can add your address to my list again. I will be getting a new email account soon and I want to carry everyone with me.
Happy Saturday to all!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Busy week!

This is a busy week for us and I'll be glad to put this one behind us! We are working to get the house ready to sell. Painting, yard work, cleaning, etc.... all the things we should have done anyway.... but now are a necessity! We hope to call the realtor to have the house listed by the weekend. I look forward to getting into my new place... with not much to do. I miss reading all your blogs and hope to find time to play "catch up" to all your wonderful posts soon. Wish us luck.... we need to sell this house!

Friday, March 21, 2008

It is over... sniff sniff

Yesterday was my last day of work. When I woke up and got dressed for work, I thought to myself "oh, this is easy, I'm not going to cry." When I drove into the parking lot, a swarm of butterflies entered my stomach like never before. I walked into work, clocked in, put my cokes into the fridge, and as always, went by my best friend's office to say hello. When I walked in, there she sat, with tears in her eyes. She handed me a card, that I started to open, but then I started to cry too. I took the card, unopened, and put it into my tote, and told her "not now... maybe later." We hugged and I went to my station. As I arrived at my station, people started to hug me, and I cried. I went for coffee, pulled myself together, and called my son to bring my "dope" to me. Once my dope arrived, I knew it would be okay. :o) Around noon, I was paged to the private dining room where all my friends and coworkers were waiting. They had all brought a covered dish (it was like a homecoming dinner at church!) and they showered me with gifts. My friend and I both cried during the whole thing, but we made it through. The day got better after the luncheon. I was able to say goodbye to most without crying, until the end of the day, as I was telling my patients and their families goodbye. A few of them cried... and I cried. Whew, what a day! I can honestly say that yesterday's party was probably the best party I've ever had in my life... I felt loved... and that's all any of us can ask for... is to be loved!
On, to new beginnings.... I talked to a friend on Wednesday night who still works at the job I will be returning to after 11 years. She made me excited about returning to my old job and I am truly looking forward to relearning the things I used to do there. My heart is a little heavy this morning, but the sun is shining, the birds are singing... and I'm looking forward to moving on.
Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Here and there...

I hope everyone had a nice St. Patrick's Day. I shopped all day. It was a lovely day. I promised you "real" pictures soon... well, I bought a new pig yesterday, and can't wait to show you its picture. However, my antique computer at home, for some reason, won't allow my new software to upload pic's. Next week, I'll be in my new home again, and I promise there will be pictures!

This cartoon reminds me of a dear friend that I used to work with a few years ago. He was a little short man with a full white beard who had the quirkiest sense of humor of almost anyone I know. I remember when he came to interview for his position and I saw him come through the door. I could tell he would be a funny person with a sense of humor... he was wearing a sailor shirt with a sailor's cap... for his job interview! He and I ended up sharing an office and he became one of my best friends ever... sort of like a father to me. He passed away a year ago from cancer and I think of him often. St. Patrick's day really brings back his memory, because he looked so much like a little leprachaun.

Thursday is my last day of work on my current job. Can I say I'm now happy about that? We had a really rough weekend (abuse investigation) and I hope I never have to be involved with anything like that again! I bought new scrubs yesterday (fun and happy scrubs) and am looking forward to moving on.

My baby turns 21 this month. Where does the time go? My children have grown into wonderful young adults and I am so proud of them.

We have a wedding that will be here very soon. Guess who doesn't have her dress yet? Yep, me! I shopped yesterday and found a really really nice one, but it is too late to order it. Yep, that's me! I do, however, have the option of buying the one off the rack... I may just go back and do that.

Hope your week is going well. What have you been up to?

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

My new country look!

Even though many people think the country look is no longer popular, I still love it, and think I always will. I purchased this bedspread for our new apartment and it was delivered to my house today. I was afraid it would be a little too red, but when I opened the box, I was excited to find just the right color inside.... it's brick red with cream accents. I bought the little pillow you see in the center of the picture too. I can't wait to see how it will all look on "our" bed.

Next week will be my last week of work at my current job. I'm receiving lots of goodbyes and well wishes already, which makes me feel sort of sad. I'm truly looking forward to a new beginning, but knowing that I am closing another chapter in my life here brings mixed emotions. I have met many wonderful people here and developed friendships with several people that I will truly miss.

I think living in different areas of the state during my husband's career has been a very rewarding experience and I wouldn't take anything for it. If we had not done so, I would have never met a few very special people in my life, who will never know just how much they have touched my heart. I'm amazed at God's goodness and how he put the right people in the right places, just for me, to make my life a little more special. Thank you, God, for the wonderful people you have blessed my life with!

Saturday, March 8, 2008

I'm still here!

Really, I'm still here! I've not been reading blogs like I want to and have a lot of catching up to do, but I promise I will. Hubby and I are still in the process of moving a few things to set up his new "man cave", as he calls it. When he returned home from work yesterday, I had hung a cute, cute, cute Easter banner on his front door. His coworker teased him about it, but I reminded him that I will be living here with him soon. hee hee

My last day of work will be March 20 and I will be starting a new job the first part of April. I will have a couple weeks off in between jobs and hope to finish moving my things to the new man cave. (will no longer be called a man cave at that point) This place is little, but it has a lot of decorating potential. While sitting around in here, my mind is constantly racing with ideas of how to make it cute and livable for the next year. Of course, I don't want to spend too much money doing so, since this place is very temporary, but I do want to "smile" when I walk in the door.

I could get into trouble while living here. My favorite store, TJ Maxx, (and several other great stores) are just a block or two away from my home! What a dream come true! I hope I can discipline myself to not go into the store everyday. I hope to find the library here next week. I love libraries and look forward to checking out this town's book collection.

We ordered pizza last night and it took 1 1/2 hours for it to arrive. Needless to say, it was cold and they didn't get our order right. I had my taste buds set on a veggie pizza and it didn't arrive. I called the pizza place and they told me they could have one out within two hours. It was almost 9:00 pm then.... no thanks! Maybe another time.... from a different pizza place.

So, I sent hubby out to the grocery store (two blocks from home) to buy some Reese's cups for me. He came back with a 10 pack. I finished the last one this morning! hmmmm.... from veggie pizza to 10 Reese's cups.... what a healthy person I am.

On a healthy note: I have found a spot for our treadmill in this tiny little place. It will be in the corner of the livingroom, which is not very attractive, but at least it will be here. Maybe then, if I want a Reese's cup, I can walk out the craving on the treadmill. ha! Or at least, walk WHILE eating my candy.

It's raining here today.... raining ... raining.... raining. I have yet to see this new town with sunshine. Each time I have visited, it has rained. Rain, cold pizza, Reese's cups..... welcome home!

I promise I will bring my camera and post "real" pictures soon! Hope you guys have a wonderful weekend!