Sunday, February 17, 2008

Blog, blog, blog

So I haven't done this for a while. And my life is so exciting that I'm sure the thousands of followers of my blog cried into their pillows nightly... Yeah, right. So what's been going on? Well, didn't get the job I interviewed for, but another opportunity has come my way that might be even better. I am enrolled to start my master's degree later this month through the University of Phoenix (high dollar, but very convenient!). To that end, I will be preparing to to become director of our hospital's School of Medical Technology. The current director will be retiring in 2 1/2 years and has requested an assistant to begin training to take her place. That's where I come in. She hasn't formally posted the position, but will be soon. Then it will begin in June. Hopefully I will get it...I'm not sure who else will apply but at least there is a shot. I don't really want to work midnights, but I will if I have to if that's the only way to stay away from holidays!

Something else new...along the education lines... I decided to become a lactation consultant. Why? Because people in this country are stupid and need education. We had our monthly breastfeeding support group yesterday, and only 1 person showed up. Really. Cheryl the LC, me, and 1 mom. WTF? Are there really only 2 breastfeeding moms in this whole city?!!! So anyway, the LC and I had a good talk...this is something I've been interested in for a long time, and she's looking at starting a community group that I could be a part of. Besides, more education and certification will just make me more credible even in the support group. So, after 2500 practical hours, I can take the exam to be an internationally board certified lactation consultant (IBCLC). Wish me luck!!!!!

So what else...Z had RSV--again. Had it last year this same time. He's pretty much better now, but we had a rough couple days. Had to put Nick back on allergy medicine, but that's going pretty good so far... Stupid the dog is still stupid. Still peeing on my carpet and chewing things up. Dumb dog.

Oh yeah, we had a big ice storm here last week. Seriously big. Trees down, power out (like for 3 days for some people!), streets just big sheets of ice! I couldn't get all the way home on monday (when it started), but on tuesday when I came home the neighbor actually hooked onto my van and towed me up the hill, right to my driveway! Bless his heart! I didn't have to scrape the next morning. Because why???....I work in a stupid hospital and had to go to work anyway! Poor career choice. Bryan got to stay home all week. Oh well, what's important is that no trees fell on the house (2 just missed the neighbor behind us!!!! the limbs are actually right on their deck!), we didn't lose power, and I didn't wreck going back and forth to work! Most of it is gone now. It rained today and got warm enough to wash most everything away.

So that's life right about now. Not a lot going on...or at least not a lot that's really exciting! I think I'm giving myself more work than I can handle, but I've been there before! Getting ready to have a baby shower for V, and host our first "neighborhood" party. Sure, that's going to happen. I've been trying for a month to get the invitations made! (for both parties! think I'll be ordering them...)

Time to put baby to bed....and tomorrow is the much anticipated DAY OFF!!!!!!!! Oh the fun that awaits in my laundry room and toilets........!!!!