Sunday, April 23, 2006

New House!

Here's is a picture of my parents new house. Isn't it adorable! Thanks Mom!

(Maybe they'll let me help with landscaping! Any excuse to garden. Hehe.)


I'm glad Hubby is such a good driver--cuz some people just aren't.

Yesterday Hubby and I were going to the grocery store to pick up some ice cream (Yummy!) and on the way we were cut off by this really oblivious driver. The girl turned right in front of us--she even reved up so much she screeched her wheels when she realized we were right there so she could speed up.

Later, we were turning into Randall's. The parking lot is set up so that there are three entrances along the main road, and at each of these entrances in the parking lot there are stop signs for opposing traffic to stop and brake for people entering the lot. (Whew--run on sentence.) We turned in the second entrance. As we were pulling in, a car went right through the stop sign and almost T-boned us. It was a teenage girl on the phone. Fortunately we missed and the car passed us.

Hubby then looks at me and says, "That was the same person that pulled in front of us 5 minutes ago."

Saturday, April 22, 2006

A moment to contemplate

I don't usually write about more serious things on this blog, but I just want to get some stuff off my chest. Lately one of my co-workers (not gonna name names) has been trying to get me against some of the other lab people. I really want to be friendly with everyone, but this person seems to be trying to get me on his/her side on certain things and isolating me from other people.

I'm such a people-pleaser that it's really hard for me to say "Stop. I don't want to have to pick sides here," and at the same time this person in the lab is the only one teaching me new lab techniques. I don't want to have this person think I don't sympathize or whatever but I don't want to have to keep pretending I agree. Should I stand my ground and risk losing this person's teaching advice? What do you guys think?

Picture time!

Here's some pictures from the past week:

This is me in my scrubs! Since I'm picking up tissue samples from the OR, scrubs are the mandatory attire. I came home with them on one day and Hubby just had to have a picture, even though I was really tired and I look like crap.

Hubby and I had friends over for "Dinner Club" last night--these are his med school friends. It was such a blast. Every couple brought a dish, and the food was great. Hubby and I used just about every dish in the house (we served 8 people total), and from the counters you can tell we have a lot of work to do!

Am I Boring?

Bleh. I think I need to spice up the blog a bit. Lately I've just been rambling about my going-ons and such. And since nothing has really been going on lately, things have been really boring around here. Any suggestions?

Monday, April 17, 2006

6 months

Wow. It's hard to believe I've been working at my current job for six whole months! That's by far the longest I've worked full time anywhere. (All my other jobs were part -time or summer jobs.) It's very exciting--I can start taking vacation days. Yay!

Friday, April 14, 2006

I'm so bad!

Hehe. I'm blogging at work. There is nothing to do while I'm waiting for the next patient to arrive, so I thought I'd spend my time here. My motivation to work is shot--I'm in desparate need of a day off! I'm hoping and praying that we can leave at 2 today, since it's Good Friday, many departments are letting their employees off. I'll find out later today if that will be me. I hope so!

I haven't had a day off since mid-January. I know I shouldn't complain, but it's really hard getting used to working every day. I'm still so used to the school schedule--2 weeks off for Christmas, Spring Break, a couple of days off for Easter, etc., so I feel very drained. And my work here hasn't been too difficult!

Well, next week will be a full 6 months at this job, so I can start taking paid time off. I'm trying to save the hours for vacation, so we'll see if I actually take a day off or not! Oh, I've gotta go check on the patient!

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

This past weekend

Yay! I actually have computer time! Hubby is done with his crazy exam schedule from last week, so I can actually blog. So here goes.

Last Friday I got to see my first surgery! It was so cool! I was dressed up in scrubs and got to watch part of tumor resection from inside the bladder. I won't go into the gory details, but needless to say, it was fun.

After work, Hubby and I drove to Dallas to visit his family and see the Dallas Arboretum. (Mainly see the Arboretum.) In spring, they have thousands of tulips--last year was simply gorgeous! Just as our luck would have it, the night we arrived in Dallas, it froze and all the tulips died. I'm not even joking. Such a sad, sad day.

Saturday night Hubby's dad and stepmom took us out for sushi--it was a blast. I had never had sushi before, but it was really, really good. Fortunately, I'm not queasy when it comes to food. I'll try anything once!

Well, I guess that about sums it up . . . so that's all for now.

Monday, April 10, 2006

I don't feel like blogging

Wow, it's been a long time since I've posted! I had a crazy busy weekend, but I'm too tired to write now. I'll leave everybody in suspense and write all about it tomorrow!

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Silly Hoosiers!

Hehe. I read an article online the other day about Indiana FINALLY going Daylight Savings Time! I knew that they had thought about it, but tomorrow is the first time the time will participate in 30 years! In the article, it mentioned how confusing it will be at first, and how some counties are still deciding whether they want to be on Central Time or Eastern Time. Anyway . . .

I've never actually lived in Indiana, but my grandparents live there and my parents were born and raised there. I remember every summer it was a big deal to have to change our clocks back when we visited Grandma and Grandpa, but at Christmas we didn't need to worry about it. It made things confusing--but we had some really funny conversations about the "backwardness" of the state. (All in fun, of course!)

Ah memories.