Oct 30, 2009

Pumpkin carving contest

Halloween is the best holiday ever!

At work yesterday there was a pumpkin carving contest.
I didn't hear about it or I would have participated, but I'm glad I didn't because there were some AWESOME pumpkins.

Here are my favs....
Pumpkin Pie

This one was pretty funny. The guys in the O.R. dept put this one together.

And if you look on the IV pole next to it, they had some interesting drugs...


This one was so creative.
Cauliflower for brains, an apple for a heart, eggplant for lungs. Too funny.

And this is my absolute favorite...

The chicks in Recovery Unit are so creative!

How freakin' cute is that????

This post brought to you by Cate over at ShowMyFace.com so be sure to check her out and see what everyone else is saying in 6 words!

I'm baaaaaaaaaaaaaack!

Well sorta.
I've hijacked my hubby's computer for the time being because I need to get a wireless card for mine. Boo.

So not much has happened.
I really like my job still. It keeps me super busy at work and I like that.
My body is still getting used to all the physical work, but I've lost 15 lbs in 3 weeks from it!!
Go me!

We moved in with my brother-in-law and his girlfriend to help save money for all of us. We're going to live together for 8 months, so it'll give us time to save some moolah.
I really like it here.
It's so much more peaceful then being near my mother-in-law. Most of you know the troubles I've had with her!
So I promise I'll get to commenting all of your lovely blogs. I've missed so much in the week or two that I've been gone!

Hope everyone has a great weekend and a safe Halloween. I wanna see pictures of costumes!!!!!!!

Oct 23, 2009

Six Word Saturday [Edition 12]

It's another Saturday so head on over to Cate's at Show My Face and check out what everyone else is sayin'.

This week:
My body is so freakin' sore!

I absolutely love my new job, but my body is so freaking sore. Being out of shape doesn't help the matters, but I'll be getting into shape soon with the way that I'm working!!

Hope everyone is having a fantastic weekend.
I know I am =]

Oct 22, 2009

Going to be a little MIA

...because I'm moving!

This opportunity came at us pretty quick and we packed all of our stuff and we're going to be moving today and this weekend.

I'll be without my computer for the weekend so I'll still be reading...just can't comment on my stupid BlackBerry.

You can still catch me on Twitter.

Don't miss me too much blogarinos!

I'll be back...I promise =]

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Oct 19, 2009

Woke up brand new

Thank you all for the great comments and the hugs.
You know how to make a girl feel special ;]

I woke up this morning feeling so much better.
I got to be all depressed and mourn Katelynn in my own way and got drunk and talked everything out with my sis-in-law, Carrie.

Hubs didn't want to talk about it, but I know he was grieving in his own way.

It just sucks because we've been trying to get pregnant for almost a year again. It gets so frustrating when I hear other people are pregnant, but I'm happy for them.
I know my time will come. I just wish it was a little easier! LoL

Well I'm off to work.
I promise I'll update more this week!
My body is still getting used to being so physical at work. It's literally kicking my ass. I've been so tired once I get off work.

Happy Monday blogarinos!
Hope everyone has a good one.

Oct 18, 2009

Weekly Praise and Prayer [Edition 19]

Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking lies.
Psalms 34:13 (NIV)

This week I want to focus on some prayers. These ladies really need them.
Breast cancer hits home with me because I watched my mother go through treatments and beat it at the age of 35.
She was so strong and never let anything slow her down. She was a single mother of 4 kids and worked all through the treatments.

I have 2 very close ladies to me that recently found lumps in their breasts and went to the doctors.
Please pray for them.
They need all they can get.

The other lady has been in ICU for quite awhile after getting 6 inches of her colon removed due to a massive infection. She's still fighting the infection.

Aunt Jessica [Docs found a lump in her breast. They're doing some tests to see if it's benign]
Shannon [Docs found a lump in her breast]
Ellie [Still in ICU from her emergency surgery]

Hope everyone had a great weekend and has a blessed and fantastic week ahead!
As always, if you need any prayers, feel free to contact me.
Oct 16, 2009

Six Word Saturday [Edition 11]

It's another Saturday so head on over to Cate's at Show My Face and check out what everyone else is sayin'.

This week:
This week has been really hard.

With the year mark of Katelynn's passing, it's just been a really hard week for me. Nothing seemed to go right and my mind was just frazzled.

And another:
Hope I have a better week.

Happy Six Word Saturday!

Oct 12, 2009

In rememberance...

One year ago today, I lost my beloved baby girl.
April 1, 2008, I found out that I was pregnant. Hubs (he was just a boyfriend then) and I were so excited.
We told everyone right away and began preparing for her arrival.
We named her Katelynn Rose-Michelle and she was the best thing that happened to us.

The pregnancy was pretty normal for the first couple of months.
I had the morning sickness, the sore back, the little flutters when she kicked.

Week 20 rolled around I went for an ultrasound and the ultrasound tech told us we were having a girl! We were so excited because we have a ton of boys on both sides of our family.
We rushed home and told everyone that we were having a girl and everyone was so excited.
After my doctor called me a week after my appointment and told me she'd like to see me in her office.
The next day Hubs and I went to the doctor and she explained to me that my placenta was very thin and that it could be dangerous.
She put me on some medication and sent me home. She told me that I was to take it easy and not do anything. Pretty much stay in bed.

Hubs and I were worried, so he wouldn't allow me to do anything.

By the time I was 26 weeks, I was having some cramping and small spotting when I would use the restroom.
One night during the weekend, I was cramping pretty bad.
I called my doctor and she told me to come in on Monday and she would do another ultrasound and see if everything was alright.

It was the longest weekend of my life. The cramping ended up stopping after a hour of me calling the doctor, but I still went to the appointment.

Monday morning I woke up early and got dressed. The cramping had started up again and I noticed that I was bleeding very heavily.
I started freaking out and rushed to my doctor's office.
When I get to the doctor's office, I got in right away and was laying down on the table when the doctor came in and started the examination.

She turned on the ultrasound machine and put it to my belly. I began to panic when I couldn't hear a heartbeat.
I looked at my doctor's face and then I looked again at the screen and I knew something was definitely wrong.

My doctor then looked at me and told me that she was sorry, but my placenta had ruptured during the weekend and my baby no longer had a heartbeat.

I broke down and don't remember much after that.
Next thing I knew, I was waking up and being asked who they should call to come pick me up.
Everything was really foggy still and told them to call my Hubs' mom.

15 minutes later, my Hubs' mom was at the hospital where my doctor's office was at and was asking questions.

I had lost my baby at 26 weeks.
Apparently she hadn't grown and was very small.
They rushed me to surgury and removed her from me.

I was no longer pregnant.

More more baby.

Dreams crushed.

Devastated because Hubs didn't know yet.

I was then taken home after getting dressed and signing some discharge papers and went straight to bed, dreading for when Hubs got home.
I cried and cried.
I was angry at how they managed everything and I couldn't do anything about it because it was too late.
Hubs got home and asked me how the doctor appointment went and asked why I was crying.
I told him.
We sat there and cried together while holding each other.
My Hubs' father came down and cried with us.
It was a horrible day and I'll never forget it.

Still a year later, I miss Katelynn terribly.
I still think about her every day and wonder what she would be like or like if I had her here with me.

So here's to remembering her.
Mommy and Daddy miss you terribly Katelynn.

Oct 11, 2009

Survived my first week!

I'm surprised actually.
I survived with only a little bit of pain in the legs and a huge bruise that goes across my back from trying to squeeze my big butt into the elevator with an ortho bed LoL.

Doesn't compare to some of the battle wounds I've seen on my friend Carrie. She keeps banging her ankles on the bar that pokes out the front of most of the beds.
It's brutal.

I enjoy seeing the patients though and being able to help them. The nurses and some of the techs and docs are pretty cool, but I've come across some real bitches.
I guess it's part of "being new", but from what Carrie and my lead tell me, they are bitches to everyone.

Everyone on the team is being pretty decent to me minus one particular person, but that's being taken care of.
My new boss freakin' rocks.

So I thought I'd check in with everyone since I've been a little MIA.
Hope everyone has a happy Monday!

Weekly Praise and Prayer [Edition 18]

I can do everything through him who gives me strength. 
Philippians 4:13 (NIV)

I love my new job!
Genevie is recovering from her hip replacement and going home back to Kake next week.
Hubs [Graduating school. Still have a post to come]

Ellie [Genevie's daughter. Rushed to the hospital and had to have 6 inches of her bowel removed and is currently in ICU]
Mom [Has some health problems that the doctors can't figure out. They are doing a bunch of tests and bloodwork on her to try and figure out what's going on]
Jessie [She really needs some direction. She keeps getting kicked out of the program she's in and not caring about anything.]
Genny [Continuing healthy pregnancy]
Amy [Loss of her nephew]

Hope everyone had a great weekend and has a blessed and fantastic week ahead!

As always, if you need any prayers, feel free to contact me.
Oct 7, 2009

Best Blog Award

Nikki over @ Simple Travels in My Homeland was awesome enough to give me the Best Blog Award!
Her blog is awesome so make sure to check her out...plus, she's awesome (like all Nikki/Nikke's)

So here's the rules:
The Best Blog Award rules are:

1) To accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award and his/her blog link.
2) Pass the award to 15 other blogs that you have recently discovered and think are great! Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.

Now for the 15:
  1. [carrotspeak.]
  2. A lovely life...
  3. A Perfectly Unperfect Girl
  4. Adorably Distracted
  5. Chasing Myself...
  6. i.me.mine
  7. In Due Time
  8. INfertile Myrtle
  9. Love Lasts a Lifetime
  10. Moving Forward
  11. Sometimes a girl needs a blog
  12. Stir-Fry Awesomeness
  13. sunflowers and lov
  14. Third Time's a Charm
  15. Wearing Mascara
So there you have it!
Check out these ladies because all of their blogs are awesome!

And once again...THANK YOU NIKKI!

I've come to realize...

So I was at Justine's over at Tiney's Froggy Bloggy and seen a post titled "I've come to realize..."
So with me being a little MIA because of the new job and frankly I'm a little too lazy, I'd figure I'd steal use this as a filler during one of the busy days.

Check out her blog, because this chick rocks!!

1. I’ve come to realize that my chest-size...is too big for me. I'd feel much more comfortable being a size or 2 smaller...yes...smaller.

2. I’ve come to realize that my job...is a very appreciative job. I didn't know patients actually was very fond of our little team that we have going.

3. I’ve come to realize that when I’m driving...sucks. I'm such a passive and defensive driver. I make sure people don't run into me and I don't run into people. I wish I was more aggressive so I could actually go DOWNTOWN.

4. I’ve come to realize that I need...to learn how to take some ME time more often and spluge a few bucks on myself. I haven't bought myself an article of clothing (except my scrubs for work) in over 2 years...2 years! Not even a haircut, which I need desperately!

5. I’ve come to realize that I have lost...My mind a long ass time ago. I'm not even bothering with a new one because I'll lose it again once the warranty expires.

6. I’ve come to realize that I hate it when...someone questions me. Like I don't know what I'm talking about.

7. I’ve come to realize that if I’m drunk...it must be Friday and I'm kicking it at home forgetting about my work week. Don't get me wrong...I'm not a drunk or alcoholic, I just like a few drinks every few weeks. OMG I sounded just like an alcoholic when I said that =/ Really I'm not. Ugh, who wants to go to AA with me? LoL

8. I’ve come to realize that money...is the root of all evil. I wish we didn't have to have money. It makes things so complicated and it's the root of most arguments in my marriage.

9. I’ve come to realize that certain people...can make my friggin' day!

10. I’ve come to realize that I’ll always...love my husband. We have been through so much already and we're still kicking.

11. I’ve come to realize that my siblings...have had a tough life and will probably need help with direction until the day they die.

12. I’ve come to realize that my mom...is an incredibly strong WOMAN for all the bullshit she has been through from childhood, her abusive husband, a messy divorce, many great losses, overcoming breast cancer, and being able to fight more each day. I truly look up to my mom and working on a potion that will keep her alive for as long as I'm alive.

13. I’ve come to realize that my cell phone...is a piece of crap. It cost too much money and doesn't do what I want it to do.

14. I’ve come to realize that when I woke up this morning...I wish I had gotten more sleep. It's always the same reason. I love sleep soooo much, but my body hates for me to sleep.

15. I’ve come to realize that last night before I went to sleep...I said a little prayer to all those in need of prayer.

16. I’ve come to realize that right now I am thinking...about the day Hubs and I can move into our own place. I have everything picked out for each room and everything!

17. I’ve come to realize that my dad...is a scum bag (biological) and the man who raised me...is dead, and it's probably for the best...He was a horrible man.

18. I’ve come to realize that when I get on Facebook...I'm bored as hell!!

19. I’ve come to realize that today...is going to be a very tiring day. I was at the hospital all night with my sister who turned out to have the swine flu!

20. I’ve come to realize that tonight...I'm going to get some gooooooood sleep.

21. I’ve come to realize that tomorrow...is going to be a busy day with moving things out of the garage.

22. I’ve come to realize that I really want to...hurry up and start my own life with Hubs.

23. I’ve come to realize that the person who is most likely to repost this is...Hopefully someone that will read my blog!

24. I’ve come to realize that life...is a lot harder than they made it look when I was in school.

25. I’ve come to realize that this weekend...is my last weekend before I start working again! **Once again, this is pre-dated a few days BEFORE I start working

26. I’ve come to realize that marriage...is hard. You have to actually work at it EVERY day. It's not something there out of convenience.

27. I’ve come to realize that my friends...are there for me no matter what.

28. I’ve come to realize that this year...is almost over and 2010 is my time for change.

29. I’ve come to realize that my ex is...means absolutely nothing to me.

30. I’ve come to realize that maybe I should...get on the ball and start crossing off some things on my To Do List.

31. I’ve come to realize that I love...my family more than I did when I was younger, and I fall in love with my Hubs more and more each day.

32. I’ve come to realize that I don’t understand...why people have to lie about every little detail in their life so they think people will like them better. It gets really bad when you catch them in their lies and they know it, but continue lying to your face.

33. I’ve come to realize my past...is my past and I can't do anything about it. I can only look back and learn from it and continue to grow into the person that I am.

34. I’ve come to realize that parties...are a thing of the past.

35. I’ve come to realize that I’m totally terrified...of being alone the rest of my life. I don't want to have to die alone.

So there you have it folks.
35 things that I've realized.
Hope to see some answers of yours!
Don't make me go around and tag people...

Coz I will!
Oct 6, 2009

Running in circles

That's what I've been doing ALL DAY!
I keep getting lost in the hospital. It's still foreign to me that I can go where it ways "Authorized personnel only".

I keep stopping myself and turning around, then remembering that I'm staff and can go through the door Lmao.

I'm hoping I can learn the layout of the hospital soon because I'm tired of getting lost!

As you're reading this, I'm hopefully snoozing because I have to wake up at 5:30am...ugh!

Hope you blogarinos have an awesome day and can't wait until I get some spare time to catch up on your awesome blogs!!

P.S. Hubs graduated last night...with National Honors!!! I'll be posting a blog with pics soon. Probably on my next day off so stay tuned!

Oct 5, 2009

Good Morning!

I thought I would do a morning post real quick while I'm waiting for orientation to start.

I hate that I had to do an orientation with one company then do another orientation with the hospital.

For those of you who are new to my blog, I used to work in the dreaded retail area (which sucks!) before I was canned.

Well being canned was the best thing that could happen because I was incredibly unhappy and bitchy.

My sister-in-law was awesome enough to tell me her company was hiring for a position in the hospital, so I went in and put my application in. Before the week was up, I was hired!

So now I'll be on the Lift Team at the hospital. My job is going wherever I'm paged to and transport patients to MRI, CT, surgery, etc. As well as helping them to their beds, the restroom, and discharge.

So now I sit her, at the hospital, waiting for a stinkin' 2 day orientation.

So I thought I'd list my 10 things on why I hate orientation.

1. It's usually at a butt crack of dawn.

2. You have to sit in a tiny room with a bunch of people.

3. The person conducting the interview usually is boring.

4. The room is usually extremely hot, or extremely cold (I actually planned for both and dressed in layers!)

5. Horrible coffee

6. Reading through the 50 page employee book page by page, including legal mumbo jumbo.

7. Never enough breaks. They think because you're sitting there, it's ok to talk for 5 hours before you get a break.

8. Uncomfortable chairs.

9. Hand starts cramping after them having you sign ALL papers at end of the class instead of during as you go over them.

10. An orientation that lasts 2 days. I thought 1 day was bad.

So I hope you guys have a great Monday!

If there are any mistakes, please ignore. I'm texting all of this on my BlackBerry LoL.

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Oct 3, 2009

Weekly Praise and Prayer

I didn't realize it, but I completely forgot to do this last week.
I knew something was missing!!

Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart.

Psalms 37:4 (NIV)

Uncle John [Had a polyp removed from his colon and it's cancer free!]
Danny [Just got the word that he's cancer free after 6 years!]
Tony [Finishing his in-patient rehab and going back to school]
Father-in-law [Making it back from a village here in AK safe after problems with the small plane he was on]
Sarah [She just found out she's pregnant after trying for 2 years]
My very good friend C [As mentioned in an earlier post, there was an internal investigation done on her boss and he's no longer with the company]
Me [Finally going back to work!]

Hubs [Hoping he can finish all of his hours before graduation on October 6th]
Jessie [Getting her stuff together]
My father-in-law [He's having some eye complications. Been seeing numerous doctors]
My mother-in-law [She's become a horrible alcoholic. All of the kids are trying to get her to seek help]
Continuing support for Amy and Phillip
Jill @ Jill's Believe it or Not [Going through some personal things]
Genny [Continuing a healthy pregnancy. She just went in for a test to see if she has gestational diabetes]
Everyone affected by the tsunami in America Samoa
In Due Time [Her aunt was diagnosed with rectal cancer]
Kimmy @ Our Life's Journey [Her friends were in a horrible accident on their motorcycle in Reno]

Hope everyone had a great weekend and has a blessed and fantastic week ahead!

As always, if you need any prayers, feel free to contact me.

Oct 2, 2009

Six Word Saturday [Edition 10]

It's another Saturday so head on over to Cate's at Show My Face and check out what everyone else is sayin'.

This week:
I am officially back to working!


I can't believe it's October already!

Oct 1, 2009

Friday Update

I've been so busy with running around everywhere I haven't had time to do anything!

I finally just got caught up on Myspace, Facebook, and read most of the blogs.

So here's a bullet list of what my week has been like.

BEWARE: It's long...

  • Went in at 10am to see Jack, who was the one who interviewed me for my second interview. It turns out that he's the CEO and I didn't find out until after I talked to him. I felt like an ass because we were rambling like 2 friends. He was super impressed with me and gave me the job a minute after I got there. He just wanted to sweat me out! Ha!
  • After talking with Jack, I was sent in to see his wife (who works there as well) and she gave me this HUGE list of things that I had to get done before orientation on Wednesday. The list included:
        • Fingerprinting
        • Drug test
        • 4 online courses on Blood borne Pathogens, Infection Control, HIPAA Security Rule, and HIPAA Regulations
        • TB test
        • Hepatitis B shot
        • A copy of my auto insurance policy (which my husband and I forgot to add me to, so we had to call them and add me to their policy. Turns out, I didn't need it after all because they ended up not wanting me to help out in one area. They want me strictly at the hospital. But it's ok, adding me to my husband's policy lowered our monthly payment by $25!)
  • So I ran ALL OVER the effing town and did it all...In one day!
  • Got to the hospital for the TB test, and because I'm working strictly in the hospital, they gave me a flu shot and tested me for Chicken Pox. I wasn't immune so I had to have a chicken pox vaccine! Craziness!
  • Still cleaning out the garage. It's neverending!
  • Did some laundry
  • Took the rest of the 4 online courses I had to have done before orientation
  • Went to bed early
  • Got up bright and early for orientation
  • Sat through the WHOLE thing...bored out of my mind. I've always hated orientations
  • Had some tasty lunch that the company ordered. Baked chicken, greek pasta salad, coleslaw, and a diet coke. Yum!
  • Finished the last half of the boring orientation
  • Got my scrubs, name badge, and talked to Jack some more
  • Got out of orientation early, but had to go BACK to the hospital to have my TB test read. Negative. Yay!
  • Picked up Hubs from work
  • Cooked dinner and ate
  • Went to bed at 7pm....that's right folks...7pm! I haven't been to bed early in 6 years!!
  • Woke up and checked my bank account and realized that my last check from my former employer was not in my account, so I call them up. The lady in personnel told me to come in because it was sitting on her desk.
  • Went outside and warmed up the car because it was 36 degrees this morning!! Where did fall go??
  • Got to my former employers and went to personnel. The lady gave me an envelope and I open it. It was a check for $0. Yeah...ZERO. I was supposed to have 30 hours of sick pay on that check because I had to call in for 3 days at the beginning of the pay period before I was let go.
  • I start asking what happened with my 30 hours that was supposed to be on the check...I was told by the manager on my exit interview that it would all be on my check, that I had nothing to worry about. Turns out, that manager lied to me. I AM BEYOND FURIOUS!
  • I'm just glad I don't have to deal with that asshole of a company anymore! Hallelujah!
So that was my 4 days at the beginning of the week. Today I plan on finishing the garage, then heading over to my brother-in-law's house to hang out with his girlfriend and have a few drinks with her while the guys play video games.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

P.S. I can't believe it's October already! Weren't we just telling everyone happy September?


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