Sunday, January 06, 2008

The New Year

How's your new year going? Mine is going fine. Got over the sickness for the most part so I'm happy about that. The bad part is a lot of people are sick at my school and they sit by me and now that I'm working in the clinic I'm around sick people all the time!

What I need to do is take better care of myself cause it seems my immune system sucks and I catch every cold around! I was pretty nervous on my first day at the clinic that I'm interning at twice a week. My fears were unfounded because they were a nice group of people and I think it will be a good place to work. We were so busy with xray and didn't stop for like 5 hours. It finally slowed down and we could take a breather. I'm sure not used to working on my feet for 8 hours a day. Think I need to find some more comfortable shoes. My tennis shoes are ok but I'm sure I can find something better. I was mostly observing the xrays and patient interaction but my the end of the day I was assisting the tech with greeting the patients and giving them instruction and doing some of the technical things and some computer work. We did so many chest xrays that I probably will be proficient at that real soon!

Ok, enough boring talk about xrays but that is my life these days. Looks like the academic classes will be challenging too. I was sorry to hear that we lost 3 students due to them flunking out of a class. Our class is dwindling fast as we started with 24 and down to 20. I hope no one else has to drop out but it's bound to happen. 2 years is a long time to commit to the program or really it takes 3,4 or 5 years when you figure in all the prerequisites and waiting to get acceptance into the program. Sometimes I wish I picked something a little easier a little shorter like a pharamcy tech. But, it didn't make sense to make less than I did as a administrative assistant. I wanted to make more money than I used to and eventually I will. I just hope I like this field. It seems ok so far but I wonder if people get bored doing the same thing over and over. There is some variety and I do like the interaction of meeting new people all the time though it is for a brief time.

Not much happening this weekend. My parents came to visit overnight and they are off to visit my Aunt. She is the one who lost her husband recently (my dad's brother) but she is doing as well as can be expected and went back to sub/teaching to keep busy. She has a large family of of sons and a daughter a lots of grandkids that she needs to be there for. I think religion is helping her out a lot with coping. She said somethign about a poem someone gave her saying 'this year she is spending christmas with God'. Anyway I'm just rambling on.

What is everyone's New Year's resolutions? I didn't really make one but mine really is to get more healthy and lose weight and in turn get my blood pressure and cholesterol in a normal range as they are a tad bid high and I don't want to go on meds if I can help it. We'll see. It sucks getting older as it seems more things start to happen. I want to go to that movie 'Atonement' today but we'll see if I can make it.

Tell me what you are up to and leave a note!! Check out this cute 'Happy New Year' clip at,,16961_rs,00.swf.
All we did for New Year's was drink sparkling cider out of my big, hug Margaritaville glass and let off poppers and blow horns and shoot silly sting. My boy loved it and we did our party early thought me and my hubby did watch the fireworks in Seattle on the TV.


Chris H said...

I think your new career sounds fabulous, I don't think you will get bored! Meeting people is lovely. New Years resolutions... just the same old one..lose weight!

celtic_girl said...

I dont think you'll get bored as there are many facets of radiology.You will get used to being on your feet, I found support stockings helped as well. My new years resolutions are about the same as yours but this year I'm determined to get some results again.

RunningNan said...

Sounds like a fun new years! As I get older, I'm enjoying staying home or at my neighbors house much more than I liked going out!

Half Man said...

Good for you for getting this far. I hope you find this new career rewarding. Normally, I don't make New Year's resolutions. I have always felt they just set me up for failure. Despite that, I did make 2 concerning my blog. I resolved to post more often as I orginally intended and to be more responsive to those who comment on my blog. All and all, I am doing all right. I am coming upon my 1 year mark since I embarked on my journey of fitness.

Meow Meow said...

It does suck getting older... I take meds for high blood pressure...I hope you can avoid it, if for no other reason but to save money!!!

Good luck with the new career!

I haven't made any resolutions....I hate to set my self up for disappointment. Good luck with yours!

I am glad you had a great new years!!!!!