Sunday, September 05, 2010

Back from the dead!!

I haven't blogged in ages and sure no one is around anymore on my blog but I did find a few of you on facebook or you found me! I couldn't even remember my password to log onto blogger but I finally figured it out.
I lost my interest in blogging for a while. Think I hit the depression this winter and haven't been working in xray either! Been being a mommy and wife and not too much else. I think I gave up when I couldn't find a job within the first few months. I am ready to start looking again though there seems to be nothing out there. I may have forgotten how to xray too. I may go and observe one of my friends to get the feel of it again and of course I will study my books to remind myself of everything.
It's been a helluva year and not a great one for me but I think things will turn around here soon. I'm trying to be positive.
I had a pretty good summer hanging out with my son and family and went to eastern washington a lot to Lake Chelan and Winthrop as I have access to a cabin there. And this weekend we got back from my dad's cabin which isn't too far from where I live so I got a chance to go out on the lake and did some kayaking. Anyway, I'm not dead and still kicking and will try to find out if some of you are still blogging.
I'm looking forward to the kid back in school this week! Yes, some alone time! Take care everyone.

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Passed the test

Yeah, passed my big radiology test last week and got licensed to practice xray as well as surgery and fluoroscopy so real happy that I passed on the first try. It was hard but not as hard as I thought it would be. Now, the task is trying to find a job in this economy. I can't believe how tight the job market is....even for healthcare. I did have one interview and have a second one this week so I'm keeping my fingers crossed for that. It would mean a move for us and prob. selling the house. It's a tough decision but I need to make some money and soon. The hard part is that I'm competing with friends from school for the job as we are all looking at the same few jobs. Oh well, what are you gonna do? We just wish each other well.

I continue to look all over the state for work and hopefully something will pan out. I hate the rejection you it's via email too....ha....I guess that's painless compared to in person.

I'm still on the wt loss wagon but have been up and down a few pounds. I will weigh in tomorrow and should have a loss. Well, not many followers left to this blog, I think. I'm sporadic in my posting, that's for sure and just not into it that much but I keep hanging on a bit. I'm still following a few of you but every so often and I'll try to check out your blogs later this week. I hope you are all well in you corner of the world and take care.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

heart is heavy

My heart is heavy today. I had a classmate of mine at college die last week. It was a freak accident, a drowning. He got caught in a tide at dusk and no one could save him. We were unlikely friends due to me being old enough to be his mom, just about, as he was only 23.

A lot of us at the school went to the funeral yesterday and it was a celebration of life but it was really sad too. I can't help question why someone has to go so young. He just finished college, got his first radiology job and now this. I can't understand but I know there is no understanding why good people have to leave this earth too soon. I guess I can take comfort in that he was a christian man and he helped youth and had a strong belief in God. And, by the showing in the room he touched a lot of people's lives in his short life. He was such a uplifting, positive and funny person to be around. He will be missed!!

I can't help but feel down about this as it also brings back memories of losing my best friend as well as family. Why does it have to be so hard for those left behind? Of course, we will all die someday as is the natural course of life and we just keep plugging along. Hopefully, there is an afterlife, I like to believe there is. Where this is no pain and only loving.

Anyway, just feeling melancholy today. I need to get my butt in gear and go to the library. I'm still studying for my big test for my radiology license at the end of the month. I have been procrastinating too much so I'm off to the library to concentrate cause at home I find a million other things to do and interupted all the time.

I'm still taking guitar lessons but it's going slow as I don't seem that focused on that either. It is fun to think someday I can actually play a song I like. The weight loss is still going and down -15 but haven't progressed much past that. Probably having to do with me not going to the gym as much. I also need to write down everything I eat for those ww points values and quit doing it in my head as that's not accurate and I'm prob. eating more calories/points that I think.

I hope you are all doing well out in blogland and I'll visit later when I get a chance!!!!!

Friday, August 28, 2009

I have much to be thankful for.....

You know when you are having a crappy I was the other mood was down....I'm looking for a job and there is nothing out there in my area which I just got a degree in. I am going around the track at the gym and I see a guy who is on a walker with help from 2 of his family and just struggling to get around 1 lap which is 1/6th of a mile. I start to lucky, how thankful am I that I have my health. How hard his life must be to just walk, to just function as I could tell he had special needs, physically and mentally. This gym, the Y, brings me back to reality all the time as there are several people with special needs. I have much, very much to be thankful for. My health, my family, money to at least survive for now. It got me to thinking again....I would very much like to volunteer someday to help others. Especially special needs or the elderly. I find myself liking working with the elderly especially in the health care field.

Anyway, just need to get real once in a while and quit the negative thinking....and down moods. I have been doing pretty well on the average though. Got done with school on the 15th and then went to Lake Chelan and winthrop. I wish I had some pics but here are three from last year. One of the lake and one of Winthrop/town and one of my sister's cabin we stayed at on 2 nights. The others at the lake, we camped. I can't find my dang camera!!

I've just been enjoying my last bit of summer and studying for my licensing test next month. We are going to the gym a lot, went to an outdoor pool yesterday, had a bday party for my kid, etc.... We will go to my dad's cabin this weekend to work on improving the dock with a new cover and nails, etc. It probably needs new wood boards too but I think that will cost too much. Hopefully, we will get in some swimming or boating if the weather holds up but rain is forecast, bluck.

I am really relieved that school is over and I got my college diploma. Now it is going to be a chore to find a good job and will take some time though I'm working on what little leads I can find and will be relieved when I can get this big test over with and quit studying.

I have a few things to look forward mom got me and my sisters a massage/facial thing for a graduation present and the sisters get the benefit too. ha! I might go to Seattle in early September and go to the EMP Music experience project. It is supposedly free the first Thursday night of the month. You can listen to music, play guitar and things. I've never been there. I am taking guitar lessons once a week just for a month and have learned a few basic chords/notes. I can tell this will take a really long time to learn the guitar. My teacher is a young rocker type guy but he knows his stuff.

My other news is.....yeah, wait for it.......I've been losing weight again!!!!! It's about time, huh???? I started on 7/7 at wt watchers and lost about 12 pounds. I think I will lose more this week as I've been exercising a lot again. I lost quickly the first month but that last few weeks and going on vacation I have been at a standstill with up a pound, down a pound. I am proud of myself that even on vacation I found a wt watchers meeting and tried to stay on track. I am feeling optimistic about this next year and getting off some major poundage. I have to....for my health, for my feet and working on them all day in my new profession and lots of other reasons. I'm tired of living in this fat cocoon.....and need to get back to really living life and liking the body I am in....someday.

I hope you all are well out in blogland and will visit you soon!!!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Officially not a blogger much.....

Yeah, life gets in the way. And I have lost interest in most of the blogging world due to working/interning a lot and just life in general. Also, the summer months gets me outside more and doing things away from the computer. Sometimes, I begin to loathe the internet world and not dealing with people face to face so I retreat a bit but I'm sure I'll come back sooner or later.

School is almost done and I can taste it. One more week or really 4 more work days as they have me on 10 hr days/wed-saturday. Then I will immediately go on vacation over to Lake Chelan and do some camping and swimming and maybe over to Winthrop where my sister has a cabin. We all went there last year and it was nice. I really wanted to take a plane ride anywhere, maybe Disneyland but I don't think it's gonna happen as I'm looking for a job. The job market sucks for x-ray and it may take me a while to find something. I'll be happy with part time if I can find it. It seems some of us classmates are all competing for the same jobs and there is like 1 or 2 so pretty grim but I'm trying to keep my chin up. I will take a month to study for my big registery/license test and hopefully pass that on the first try.

Other than that we have been going down to my dad's cabin when the sun was out and doing some boating and tubing and skiing. I'm not a skiier but I can drive the boat and do some tubing and lots of swimming. I may also try sky diving!!! As my graduation present...I'm looking for takers....anyone interested? ha. My cousin or neice may try it with me. You go tandem strapped to some guy but the downside is that it is like $250 and up so not sure if I can swing it. My mom said my present is massages and facials with all my sisters at the end of the month so that will be fun. I've got a bad case of senioritis and just praying the week goes fast!

I had a nice Sat. night going out with old friends for a bachelor/bachelorette party for friends of ours that were in our class in high school and got together all these years later and will go to Maui and get married next month. We drank quite a bit and danced a bit and gave some naughty presents. ha! Good to let loose a bit as it's been a while.

Also, my next hobby is learning to play the guitar. I thought I was getting an acoustic one and my hubby gave me an electric guitar for our anniversary this week. I'm like, what?????!!!! I think it is more for my son and him. I want to learn on a basic wooden one so we'll see.

I hope you are all doing well out in blogland and I will visit when I come up for air. Thanks for still reading.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009


Ahhhh, yeah. Haven't been around the blogosphere as been busy working a lot. I guess I haven't been into the blogging thing for a while. But I will post once in a while so hope I can still keep in touch with all you bloggers out there that I have come to like!!

I'm on that darn facebook now and liking getting in touch with a lot of old friends and people that I have lost along the way and now finding through this internet world. It's nice. I'm just not into the the whole....'I've just made dinner' or I just went here and there. I like it more for saying 'hi' to friends that I haven't seen in ages.

My internship at the hospital is going well and have only 6 1/2 more weeks and done in August. Can't friggin wait!!! It's hard working 40 hours and not getting paid. I'm looking for a job for the future but the job market is pitiful!!! All of us in the state graduating in radiology and like 1 job up for grabs, it's the pits. Hopefully it will improve in the coming months as I don't want to be out of a job for long as I need to keep my skills current. Hope a move is not in our future but I would be willing to move for work but don't really want to move out of state. And everyone I know that is selling a house takes forever to sell it so that would be hard!

My boy is with grandma a lot during the week as I work and my hubby went to Alaska to fish and make some money on his vacation so it is nice to get some fun time for me. I'm watching movies at night and had a pedicure. Hmmmm....what will I do next? 4th of July will be spent with some family so looking forward to that. Anybody seen 'True Blood' from HBO? I rented the first two episodes.....about vampires and it is strange but I think I'll rent the next one. Next I will watch 'flirting with 40' - I had read the book and 'Gran Tourismo'.

Anyway.......I need to get to bed as I've been getting like 5 hours a night as I'm a night owl and have to get up at 5am these days. bluck. I hate dragging butt at the hospital as it's physical work but I can't seem to get to bed early.

Saturday, June 06, 2009

Eight things to do.....

Eight things I am looking forward to:

Graduating from college in August!
Going to the movie 'Up' and maybe 'Hangover' this week.
Having a break from college next week!!!
Having sex....ha! Just checking to see if you are reading.
Starting wt watchers again....and losing a bunch.
Working out's been a long time. I'm gonna start riding my bike again this week.
Spending time with my son.
Going to the ocean in 11 days.

Eight things I did yesterday:

interned at the hospital
went to a bookstore
did errands
went out to dinner
watched a video called 'lucky you'
kissed my family
cleaned my car
made a friend laugh

Eight things I wish I could do:

Play the guitar
Play the piano better
Be a doctor.....ha, after watching the surgeons at work yesterday
Love what I do...still working on this
Lose weight once and for all
Be happy without so much effort
see friends more often instead of being a hermit
quit worrying about money

Eight shows I watch:

(this won't be easy as I don't watch much television due to school)

grey's anatomy
America's home videos
home makeover
ET/celebrity type news shows
Spongebob.....cause my son has it on all the time!
(I rarely watch all so I can't even make it to 8)

Eight favorite fruits:


Eight places I’d like to travel:

Turks and Caicos

Eight places I've lived:

Oak Harbor, Washington
Pullman, WA
Seattle, WA
Tacoma, WA
Long Beach, California
Kihei, Maui, Hawaii
Tempe, Arizona
Cayman Islands, BWI

I tag: Diet coke rocks, Christie, Sarah, Sizzle or anyone else that would like to do!!!