Saturday, March 21, 2009

bday celebrations and time on my hands

Just some photos from our beautiful state, probably ones you've seen before. I really should get out and see the scenery but it's been dark and dreary here as of late.

My hubby's birthday is today so we have been celebrating a bit and will go out to dinner somewhere....maybe a steak. Outback or such? You auzzies and Kiwi's heard of this restaurant owned my Australians? They do have pretty good food and beer.
I gave hime his presents but he says he really only wants one thing....ya know what that is ladies. ha!!

We are just taking it easy today and haven't even gotten dressed yet! I'm on my spring break and got my hair highlighted yesterday and went to the movie 'slumdog millionaire'. It was really good. I then watched 'derailed' movie on video which was a bit disturbing. I'm reading magazine and doing a lot of things I don't have time for when school is on such as cleaning house. I thought I had a lot more time to myself next week of it's school conference week and so kids are in school 1/2 time. So, not sure if I will be out to visit friends I haven't seen in a while or not.

We did decide to go to that indoor water park/hotel next we are all looking forward to that! What else would I like to do....maybe get out and take some photos....I used to love doing that so we'll see how that goes. Also, I'm giving lots of thought to getting healthier again. Working out again and losing some poundage. School is taking my whole life over and it shouldn't keep me from accomplishing other things in my life which it has.

Take care and if you stop by....come on now leave a comment. Think I have lost most my readers! But, that's ok. Hope you are all well and having a great weekend.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

light at the end of the tunnel

Still waiting and waiting for spring break to come after the 18th of this month. I'm in the study mode now with finals coming up and I have a big one.

My interning is stressful at times and other days I really like it. It is physically hard most days as I'm on the move constantly. I keep pulling muscles in my right arm. Has to do with the machines and with the stretchers that are hard to adjust up and down. I can't really do anything about it but grin and bear it. I can't afford to be out sick as you get limited time off from school as they are really strict with attendance and interning.

The job market is tight even for hospital work. Except for nurses of course they always seem to be in demand. I can only hope I can eventually make some money when I graduate if not sooner. Working for free really sucks though I am still learning new things, like xraying during surgery, and that what this interning is all about. I almost lost my lunch the other day....sometime the barium enemas can be really nasty and make you want to gag. Sick people mean yucky smells throughout the hospital if you know what I mean. Maybe I'll end up at a is a little easier I think but I think those jobs are few and far between.

No big plans for my break. I wish I had some but I will visit with some friends I haven't seen in a while. I would like to take my son to this hotel/lodge that has a big water slide in it. It is quite pricey so I don't think we will be able to go there.

Can you believe we had snow this past week? Our winter has had a lot of snow which is unusual for us. We usually have mild winters and lucky to get one day of snow and we've had a lot this winter. I'm a sun lover.....I'm wishing for spring. I hope all are well and I'll see how you are doing this weekend.

Sunday, March 01, 2009

still around, still breathing

Still around but haven't been into blogging much or looking at blogs, sorry! Life just gets in the way or maybe I'm gettin tired of it, I don't know.

Everything's going pretty good with school and interning....I will have a break coming up the week of March 21 so I'm looking forward to that. I do hate that my spring break and my son's are different and that will mean more daycare on his break which sucks. Sometimes my mom will help out but she went down south the California for the month. She's a snowbird as they call it....go down to get some good weather when ours sucks here in the north.

I had a chance to visit with friends on Friday girls group (old high school friends) but was saddenned to learn than one of my best girlfriends is moving to Chicago in the summer. Her husband is in banking and he has to go where the job goes. I hope they can come back some day. They have lived quite the life and have lived all around the world but she was enjoying being a homebody here in Washington and is sad about leaving. I know they'll be back for vacations as their family is here and they have a nice cabin here up by the San Juan's. (If you don't know where that is...that is in northern washington up near Canada almost and is near where I grew up). It is beautiful up there and I can appreciate it now that I'm older. I remember when I was 18 I couldn't wait to get off the island I grew up on because there was nothing to do. Now, I like to visit the family there and just chill out. Maybe a move is in my future?? If there is a job up that way when I graduate, who knows? I still love the Seattle area though and all there is to do though.

I need to go study my stuff.....this week it is child abuse, yuck, yuck. Makes you sick to your stomach but something we might encounter in the health care world and I need to know the signs.

Not much else happening though I did have a birthday! I got to go out to a Japanese steakhouse (kind of like a benihana) where they cook and chop the food in front of you and have lots of fire and my son got to beat the big drums. I got some gift certificates to a local department store (Macy's) so I need to go spend them and I need some new tennis shoes as well as an outfit or makeup I guess.

Hope you all are well and will try to get around to the blog this week and see how your corner of the world is.