Sunday, January 25, 2009

still here

Things are going pretty well this quarter at school. I'm liking the internship at the hospital more each day. I'm learning lots and think I will like the surgery and portable machine work. It is a physically exhausting work somedays as you are constantly on the go and running from here to there and helping to lift patients, etc. Who says I need to lift weights? But, I realize it would help me a lot to lose some chub and get in better shape so I'm not so wiped out.

I had a good day today visiting with friends as my old high school friend (ladies group) and had a Chinese new year's lunch. She is a really good cook and had the orange chicken, beef, fish (for good luck), special salad (for fertility) and the like. It's always good to get together with the ladies and the guys or significant other's were there too. My hubby isn't too social these days so he didn't go. What am I gonna do? Though I don't like to be solo....I'm not going to force him. He used to be social but these days he's turning into a recluse of sorts. My son went with me and got to hang out with one of the other kids.

Not much else happening besides my school and work. I'm trying to do some volunteer work to raise some money for my summer tuition as I don't have financial aid for that quarter. That will be the last quarter and I will be done, thank god. I am so ready to be done. It's been 4 long fricken years.

I hope you are all well and I'll get around to your blogs this week.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


Daydreaming a bit about the sunshine....the my life is stressful again. What's new. Not many of the other pictures turned it was an underwater camera. Here's a few. One of my son underwater....and a building in St. Martin though the pic is way too light. A pic of a street in st. thomas.....there's me in the little sun dress. Ha! Just kidding. Some pictures of the inside of the ship....had a little mini mall in there; my son in dreadlocks and the local wildlife. They aren't that great but thought I would share.
I'm back to the stress of life with school and working/interning. I'm finding it hard as there is a big learning curve learning all the different aspects of the hospital from xraying the ER patients, the out-patients, the stretcher/wheelchair patients, the babies, the critical care patients and using the portable xray machines. Soon I will go into surgery and see what that's like. What is hard is learning all the different machines/rooms and the procedures. I feel like I had it down at my last clinic and now all the rules have changed and I'm the newbie again. I know I will get the hang of it soon enough and will learn a lot. There are a lot more employess too and a lot more personalities.
I hope you all are well and thanks for commenting. I hope to visit all your blogs soon!

Saturday, January 03, 2009

Aruba, bahama....come on pretty mama

Yeah, we're back! I wanted to stay longer....I could get used to the jet set life. We actually started the cruise in Puerto Rico and here's some photos of the beach and the older section of the town. Reminded me a bit of Miami.

We then cruised down to Aruba, Curacao, St. Martin and St. Thomas along with some days just at sea. Here's some pics. That weird pink building is in Aruba and the hillside shot with the cruise boat in sight is of St. Thomas. I think it was the prettiest harbor. The close up city view is Curacao and the other distant one is St. Martin. Also, here's a pic of my neice doing parasailing and I tried it also and it was great though it was blowing like a son of a gun and felt a little seasick as the parachute was up, down and all around.

I got to go scuba diving in Curacao and in St. Thomas and it was pretty good. I didn't realize how much I missed diving and felt so happy and at peace on those days. God, I miss that feeling and of course, it didn't help to get away from the stress of life. Ahhhh, if only I was wealthy I would visit a lot.

There was lots of shopping to do and great deals on buying jewelry in the island and I wanted some bad in St. Martin! I wanted this sapphire ring with diamonds. I used to have one that was lost or stolen...anyway I decided I couldn't afford it and am kicking myself a bit but oh well. We only bought a few cheap souvenirs but the memories and pictures will last a lifetime.

The ship was amazing, it was the Royal Caribbean, Adventure of the Seas. It was huge. The only thing I don't like is crowds and you can't avoid that on a boat. We had some awesome food and enjoyed the nightly shows. Saw a guy named El Gaucho and the Nelson brothers (son's of the late Ricky Nelson) and they were good.

I have more pics to develop so will share those later if there are any good ones. I'm just taking a breather before I start back to work and school on Monday. Hope you all are doing good and talk to ya soon.