Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Catching up or catching my breath

It's been a while (does anyone else cue the Staind song when they read that?) since I've posted on here. Life has definitely been speeding along at a breakneck pace.  Let's see, we went to Madison for the Regatta, went to Detroit for the Goldcup a week later, several trips to Illinois, and our own particular brand of chaos with work, school, and band activities.

I changed apartments in August, as well as celebrated my 18th anniversary. August also brought the beginning of the school year with changes for Boo and little man. Boo got a new band director and little man is going to a new school. Both issues have had their own hurdles and challenges. All I can say is, this too shall pass.

Work has been interesting with a new patient care model being rolled out on our sister unit. I'm withholding judgement till I work over there a few more times. Sometimes what looks good and makes sense on paper, doesn't work out like we think it will. The fall season also means we get nursing students on our unit to shepherd through clinicals. These students are curious, bright eyed and, very willing to ask good questions and to jump in to learn new things, I'm sure they will go far as they finish out their schooling. I found out that the baby nurse that I precepted this summer will be speaking at her class's Pinning ceremony in May. So proud of her!

Speaking of pinning. My SIL will be graduating with her BSN in December. She has grown SOOOO much as a human being in the last 4 years and I couldn't be more proud of her. So on December 14th we will celebrate all of her hard work and success.

It's cold wet and rainy outside today so I'm not quite sure what to do with myself. I don't want to stay cooped up all day, but then again, I don't want to go outside and get wet! Oh well, I'm sure I'll think of something to get into. Hope everyone has a safe and happy Halloween! Till next time.