Thursday, September 20, 2012

Fall madness

Fall is here. I do believe that it cooled off as quickly as it warmed up this summer. The AC is off and it's getting nice & chilly at night. Fall also signals the start of Marching season, football season, and homecoming parades for the girls. It has been a challenge in scheduling to say the least. Kyle has been the lifesaver in all of this and I am so glad that he's in a place with his job that he can step up and take care of the things I am unable to. 

Tomorrow is the Homecoming Parade for MCHS so I will get to watch it before I head back to Louisville to work, though I won't get to see the game. It's hard to believe that Tanith is a senior this year. Seems just like yesterday that she was 2 getting Easter pictures done in Amarillo. Sigh. 

Harlee is really coming into her own this year. It's so interesting to watch the kids figure out who they want be as they go through their teen years. She's more assertive and vocal about how people are. Makes for some interesting conversations here at home. 

A.J. though, he is a trip. For those that remember the nursery rhyme, "The girl with a curl in the middle of her forehead" comes to mind. He's definitely all boy and into everything. I think by the time it's all said and done, we'll have a percussionist in the house as well as the brass that the girls play. If he hears something with a beat, he can't stay still. The legs are jiggling, fingers are tapping, and the head is bobbing. It makes car rides very interesting, especially in my little Miata. 

October is going to be crazy busy. This weekend is Homecoming and the next 2 weekends after that are competition weekends. Kyle's sister is coming down as well and we are going to get to spend time with her & her family. Oct. 26th is Senior night, so Kyle and I will be standing with Tanith as she get's recognized. I'm going to have to find someone to man my camera for that night!

Mr. M gets the Drumline ready for the Exhibition in Clay county

Tanith conducting during warm-ups at Clay county

Beginning of the show before the salute to the judges

Harlee and the low brass line during warm-up

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Learning curve

Wow! I can't believe it's been almost a month since I posted last.  Life has been very busy with the two oldest in Marching band, little man in school, and me at the new job.

Marching season is upon us again. The girls participated in their 1st exhibition yesterday. The band did well and it was a good opportunity to work out the bugs of the performance & get the nerves out of their system before next weekends double header competition. If you know me personally & I'm not available to talk for the next 6 wks, this is your heads up as to why lol.

Kyle has been holding down the fort while I work since he works in town. He picks up the girls from practice, works with the band parents at the concession stand, and is the go to person for every one it seems.  He makes it look easy when I know for a fact somedays you just want to tell everyone where they can go. So if you see him around, let him know what a great job he's doing =).


Tuesday begins my 4th week at the new job and my 3rd week on the floor. I have discovered that I LOVE med/surg. I am always going. Granted, this may change as the rose colored glasses come off. But for the most part I'm pretty sure I've found my nursing home as far as specialties go.

There has been a huge learning curve when it comes to learning the policy & procedure of the company as well as learning my scope of practice according to the state of KY vs TN. Add that to learning charting software (Carelink for now w/ EPIC going live on 10/1), prioritization, and dealing with the pyxis system (I swear I have more sign-ons than a govt. agent!). Whew! I've been a busy girl =)

My preceptors and my educator have been awesome. I've made a few goofs (don't we all?), and they have been gracious & understanding.

I will say that I don't know that I have ever seen a company that walks it's talk as well as this one does. Every company I've worked for in the past usually had a huge disconnect between what the Administration wanted/needed and what the regular folks wanted/needed. With this company it's not like that. Again, this opinion might change once the rose colored glasses come off, but for now I definitely think I'm where I need to be.

 One secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.                                                                                                                        - Benjamin Disraeli