Friday, August 31, 2007

It's official!

I am not an illegal immigrant, I do not have hepatitis, I can reach over and touch my toes, as well as lift weights of 35 lbs and my arms do reach straight up when I want them too.

Therefore I am officially a new hire of HCA West, training begins a week from Monday. Now I just have to memorize a bunch of pyschotropic drugs, acceptable lab results, and insurance codes before then...

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Sleeping In

Is a thing of my past but gosh sometimes I miss it.

Take this morning for example - the alarm goes off at 6:15 and we never manage to go to bed before midnight. Todd hits snooze and we are granted 10 minutes more of peace...then its time to get up.

Tori gets herself dressed, still needs helping getting her massive amounts of hair brushed out. Breakfast is on the table, where is Todd? STILL in the shower so I proceed to bang on the wall. Make lunches, check that homework folders are safely tucked in backpacks, add morning snack and a bottle of water and send any money that needs to be paid for lunches or field trips or "enrichment" supplies!

Todd finally emerges, gathers his stuff and off they go - whew two down!

Tristan, thank goodness, likes to sleep in so I can grab a quick shower, and just as importantly a cup of coffee, before its time to start ALL over with Tristan - at least his lunch is already made.

Gotta love mornings!

Monday, August 27, 2007

I thought...

that having two kids in school would leave me LOTS of free time.

I was wrong. 'Nough said.

Sunday, August 26, 2007


Have you ever had one of those days that you are just bored with the stuff you do every other day? You want to do something different.

Saturday was one of those days - I was sick of the pool, it was too beautiful outside to go to the movies and I decided we needed something out came the crocs and bathing suits and life jackets and to Honeymoon Island we headed.

I have had the opporunity to kayak quite a bit in the past, Todd got to once on our cruise and this was a first for the kids! It was a lot of fun. We saw dolphins, picked up some huge shells, and swam for a bit at the Caladesi Island beach.

Then of course Todd's arms were tired, Tori was "melting", and Tristan was bored.

Oh well - it was fun while it lasted. Back to the weekly routine!

Saturday, August 25, 2007

And so it begins...

This week began a crazy amount of new stuff in our life! So what better time to start a blog right?

Tori started 2nd grade - loves it of course. Her teacher is a bit strict but lets her go to the library everyday if she wants and so she's happy! Tristan started preK which he also loves. He is bringing home papers already that show they are doing something despite the fact that he can only seem to talk about the absolutely amazing and perfect height basketball hoop. And after being a stay home mom that designs kids clothes for a hobby I accepted a job offer. Its all the things I want - 3rd shift, flexible, part time, and in a behavioral health ward & ER! And I get to train with a friend I met in college, which is a great bonus.

So to new opportunities...and a new space for me to babble!