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 get....now 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 day.....as I was the other day....my 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 think.....how 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 too....my 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 again.....it'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 tv......at 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!!!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Bad blogger

Yeah, I know....I'm a bad blogger. I really haven't been into the blog world for some time. But....I miss you guys that I've come to know thru the blogs.

Nothing too exciting happening in my world....it's school, school school. I'll be done with the quarter on June 8th so I'm looking forward to having 10 days off. My classwork will be done and all I have to do is my hospital work this summer and of course, pass the boards/big test at the end. Things are going well, I'm just tired of the school. Unfortunately, the job market is really tight and no job lined up for after summer yet but maybe something part time will come along. Everyone else in my class is in the same boat though a few are working part time.

I went to the play Grease last weekend. It was pretty good as I always did enjoy that movie. Of course, no one lives up to John Travolta. They had Taylor Hicks (from american idol) sing the 'beauty school drop out' song and he was good. We got up close to him after the show and he is a lot cuter than he looked on tv. My friend got a picture of him so that was cool.

I have been thinking a lot about my yo yo ing up and down in weight. I think I'm ready to tackle starting to lose weight again starting in June. I'm not sure if I am going the weight watchers route or on my own but summer with me working/intering so much would be a good time to start. I'm tired of the way I look, that's for sure!! It would be one thing if I was fat and happy but I am not.

Spring has finally arrived around here and we're having some 70 degree days which is awesome for our state. I need to to out an enjoy it. I'll visit the blogs soon and hope you are all doing well!

P.S. Hey Roly Poly man aka.....spider....what happened to ya??? I see you have a private blog now....what's up? Give me a comment if you are around.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Just been busy

Just been busy with work, school and the like and haven't been around the blogs much. Not too much to say I guess. Been working on papers for school and getting all the tests/competencies (interning) I need to get done at work. I'm really enjoying learning and assisting in surgeries. From broken bones of the hands and legs, spine work, gallbladder removal's and kidney stones removal. Who knew I would like it rather than being grossed out...I think it's my favorite part of the intering lately.

We went to the annual conference for us future Radiology tech's. It was fun to let loose with our classmates and the booze was a flowing. We had a lot of fun just hanging out and went out to dinner and the bars and played pool and the next night we went dancing. I guess I'm not too old to boogie. It has been years and years since I've danced or let loose like that. It was nice and was a chance to let off some steam....a great stress reliever. And it was great to get to know some of ladies in my class better and just laugh a lot. Of course, the conference wasn't bad either during the day and we learned some new things.

Not much else happening.....had a nice Easter with family a few weeks ago and nothing exciting coming down the pike except for in June we will go spend the night out by the ocean at a place called Ocean Shores on the WA coast so that will be fun. I always love it out there and it's a great place to fly the more heavy duty kites.

The family is doing well and my boy right now is playing Star Wars with his light saber. He fought the Mommy and I lost so I have up the saber to the hubby. They are so rambunctious! I hope you all are well.....and I'll stop by and say hi soon.

Saturday, April 04, 2009

back to the daily grind

I'm back in to the daily grind of school and work. I'm tired already....and I don't like it. I guess I have a bit of senioritis and want school to just be over. I know it will be by the end of summer but then there is the big registry test I must pass so that adds a layer of stress to see if I can do it.

I rented the Twilight movie over my break cause I never have seen it. Even though it is mostly for teens I think, I really liked it. I'm a sucker for love stories anyway and it brought back some of that feeling when you were in love for the first time. The Edward guy would of been just my type, ha. Of course, I had to go buy some of the 4 books in the series and have been reading them all week. They are very long books but I am on the last one 'breaking dawn'. It's like I couldn't put them down much I had to keep on reading even though it they get weird as it's all about vampires and werewolves. Anybody else read these books? I guess they are working on the next movie 'new moon' now up north of us here in Vancouver, Canada. In the other movie I guess they shot it in Oregon and in Forks, Washington. I've driven through Forks and if you blink you will miss it. They are right though that it is really green and old town and rains a lot there. They are smack dab in the rain forest. Maybe I'll wonder out there this summer and go out to La Push beach area or hike around the rain forest; really want to go camping out there. There is a hot spring area out there that I've been wanting to go to. In the summers as a kid, I used to go out to the Makah reservation.....it's above where the forks area is...kind of the point/tip of washington. My dad used to salmon fish in the summers there and we would camp there a lot waiting for him or go out in the boat with him. It does have some pretty areas. Here's some pics of the area. There is a lot of the area I haven't seen too. I've been to Port Angeles and hiked up hurricane ridge and that is nice. I guess these books brought about a renewed interest to get out and see my state. We really aren't that far away from this area.

We did end up going to this Great Wolf Lodge. It reminded be of the 'grand california hotel' at Disneyland that looks like it is straight out of the northwest theme....it is rustic with lots of stone brick and fake animals. It is totally catered to kids. We went on a lot of water slides and the wave pool. The kids also did this magic wand thing where you have this wand and you go in a search for crystals and mystic figures and fight dragons. They also had a kid zone with dancing and interactive games like Wii games and rock star but that was more for the tweens so we didn't go in there.

Anyway, hope you all are well as I haven't been blogging or very often but I like to get on here occassionally and I'll visit you all soon. Now I have this sudden urge to go hiking.....spring is just around the corner and we will get out there soon and I'm tired of being cooped up inside.....I need to see the ocean.

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 Saturday....so 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 clinic...it 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 night....my 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.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

sick sick sick

I've got a yucky cold that won't quit. It's going around I guess but it makes it hard to get my work done as I would rather just sleep!!
We had to go out of town to my brother in law's 50th bday party. It was a good time but the party was over by 10:45....man everyone is getting old. ha! He is one of those guys that usually doesn't stay up past 9pm as he works real early so that was good for him. It was good as I saw a few of his old friends that I have seen in in years....maybe decades.

I got to visit with my mom and dad too as they live in the same town as my sister and we got to try my dad's infamous crab dip....as he is an avid crabber and fisherman all his life. Now I am back home and finishing up my second long paper for class projects. Yuck, yuck, but it is done!!! I'm glad I have tomorrow off for President's day and I can study some more of my trauma book for a test on Tuesday and try to find time for something fun. I borrowed a movie from my mom called 'Derailed' with Jennifer Aniston and Clive Owen. I hear it's naughty and violent....hmmmmm...don't know if I'm in the mood for that.

Not much else going on....just same old, same old.........hope you are all doing well!!!

Sunday, February 08, 2009


Your rainbow is shaded yellow.


What is says about you: You are a joyful person. You appreciate optimism. You're good at getting people to like you.

Find the colors of your rainbow at spacefem.com.

Here's a quiz I found on Wannabeslim's blog. I guess it is right in that I'm an optimist.

Finally got my email fixed! Woooohooooo. We went to the movie "mall cop" as my son wanted to see it and then for a round of video games. I should get to my homework but I don't feel like as I just want to go to bed soon. I guess I should stop procrastinating......

Thursday, February 05, 2009

not much to blog about

Lately, I find myself not blogging much cause there's just not much interesting for me to blog about. Or maybe it's because I have limited time and don't want to think about what to blog. Another chore in a already busy day. Hmmmmmffffff.

I need to get my butt into gear here in a second and get to school and talk about my volunteer work and how that may enable me to get a voucher for school tuition. The funds are getting low that's for sure. I'm sure my husband can't wait till I get a real paying job intead of just interning. It is so hard to get by on one salary these days! I remember back in the old days, my mom was able to stay home while my dad work though I'm sure it was tight too but it was doable. These days, it seems impossible to pay all the bills and house payment, etc on one salary.

This weekend I'm looking forward to a play in Seattle that I get to go to called "Memphis". We go about 4 times a year. And I need to write a paper for this upcoming conference I need to go to for my profession. It's due on the 15th and I need to quit procrastinating on it. I hate papers. I'm getting senioritis.....or whatever they call it when you just want to get done with school/college.

My email is pissing me off. I'm not able to get any emails in for a week and this is creating havoc for the communication with my fellow students and work/school projects. The company can't fix it yet. I can't figure it out....I can get into my mailbox and send out emails but nothing can come in. The online help feature (comcast) had me talking to someone from India I think and they couldn't figure it out either. Hopefully, someone can! I started to clean out my saved emails to free up my space and found myself going back to old emails about my best friend's death in 2007. It made me more depressed.

Sorry this entry is boring and is a downer! ha! I hope you all are doing well.....I'll check on you soon.

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 vacation....as my life is stressful again. What's new. Not many of the other pictures turned out...as 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.