Catching Up

Thursday, December 30, 2010


I haven’t blogged in like three days. Sorry to scare you Mom.  I am okay 🙂

And I had been doing so good!

Turns out I had some wicked busy nights at work and all I could think of when I got home was BED.

Then yesterday, we had our Girl’s Night out and got back late so no blogging yesterday.

Today I just wanted to relax and try to let my body catch up to being off of work for a few days.

Unfortunately, last night I slept like CRAP and today I’ve been mostly in a fog.

I’m hoping for a better tomorrow.

So highlights for today included:

–going for a walk with Izzy and Kimm (I always enjoy this!)

–trying to catch up on my blogs (I’m still WAY behind)

–reading some of my new book (Unbearable Lightness by Portia de Rossi…really liking it so far)

–picking up some books I had “ordered” at the library (me love books!)

–getting a few things at the grocery store for tomorrow night (New Year’s Eve)

–taking a nap on the couch 🙂

Now we are possibly going to watch something on TV and HOPEFULLY get a better nights sleep.

Tomorrow is the LAST day of 2010!

(by the way…Izzy is doing much better!)



Published in: on December 30, 2010 at 11:38 pm  Leave a Comment  

Party Time

**postdated for Wednesday, December 29, 2010

After sleeping all day I got up and we headed out to Northampton for our holiday themed Girl’s Night 🙂

This is kind of horrible, but I don’t think we’ve gotten together ALL YEAR.  We are so bad.

There was lots of…



…talking (we had to catch up on everyone’s lives)

…eating (yumm toasted marshmallow fondue…yes thank you!)

…wine swapping (we did a wine swap this year instead of gifts and everything really liked it)


I really miss those girls.  We made a resolution that it WILL not be another full year before we all get together again!

Published in: on December 30, 2010 at 11:37 pm  Comments (1)  

The ICU is BUSY/Izzy is sick too!

**postdated for Tuesday, December 28, 2010

UGHH.  Last night was SO BUSY.  I literally did not stop moving from the time I got in, until the time I left–I think I may have gone to the bathroom twice and swigged down a few apple juices, but that was it.  The rest of the time I felt like I was running behind a bus, trying to catch it, but always being 10 feet away.  It’s an awful feeling.  I just knew that I was not on top of my charting all night long and everything that could go wrong with my patients, WAS!

Was so glad to get home.

And then when I got up and was getting ready for my next day, Kimm told me that Izzy is on antibiotics.

Turns out she was a bit lethargic and also having difficulty going up and down the stairs.  Kimm wasn’t sure what was going on but when she was outside taking Izzy for a walk the neighbor boy offhandedly asked if she had Lyme’s disease.  That got Kimm to thinking, and she took a look at the paper we got from the shelter where we adopted her and sure enough, she tested positive for a bacteria that is a form of Lyme’s disease.  She called the vet, explained the situation, and then he did say that it was most likely a flare-up (and one that could happen anytime during her life).  So he ordered the antibiotics and said that her symptoms should ease up after about 24-48 hours on the antibiotic.  Poor Izzy-bear…she sure has had a lot of stuff go on in her short time with us!

Feel better Izzy 🙂

Published in: on December 30, 2010 at 11:33 pm  Comments (1)  

6 inches

Monday, December 27, 2010

So our first snow is shoveled!

And it only took us a little over an hour 🙂

My ONE day off went ENTIRELY too fast.  But I am learning a new music management system called MediaMonkey so that is keeping me QUITE busy.

I took a LONG HOT shower and now feel glorious.  Unfortunately I cannot enjoy the night for it’s back to work AGAIN!

Two on and then four off.  Can’t wait! (more…)

Published in: on December 27, 2010 at 5:33 pm  Comments (1)  

Let it snow!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

It’s snowing!

And thankfully I’m not working.

Looks like about 3 or so inches so far.

I foresee lots of shoveling tomorrow as we are still estimated to get over a foot tonight.

I work the next two nights so I’m just hoping the roads will be plowed and safe to drive.

For now, I’m going to snuggle on the couch, watch some HGTV, drink some egg nog, and enjoy the Winter Wonderland while I don’t have to go out in it 🙂

Published in: on December 27, 2010 at 12:41 am  Leave a Comment  

Merry Christmas!!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

This is our 3rd Christmas in our new house 🙂

I can’t believe it really.

We’re getting ready to head out to Kimm’s parents for a home-cooked meal and opening gifts.

Then I’m off to work.

I’m HOPING to be cancelled, but I kind of really doubt that will happen.  I think No-Doze is in my future 🙂  Oh the burning eyes!

Merry Christmas everyone, especially to my family in WI that I miss dearly.


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Merry Christmas Eve!

*postdated for Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Eve went by so fast!

But it was so much fun 🙂

We had Kimm’s brother Chris over for Christmas movie watching and catching up before tomorrow.

We ate (him turkey grinder, us salad and cheese ravioli–yumm), we watched (National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, The Ref, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and Christmas Eve on Sesame Street), we talked, we ate some more (Christmas candy), we got TIRED (we were up until past 1:30 am!).

Kimm and I also opened our Christmas presents on Christmas Eve for the first time ever.  It felt different but was nice 🙂  I’ll share what I got in a future post.

I really wish I had gotten more sleep between Christmas Eve and Christmas Day!

Published in: on December 25, 2010 at 11:33 am  Comments (1)  

Jingle Bells

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Except those are NOT bells I hear.  Instead, pounding around inside my head, is the sound of a vent alarming.  Like it did pretty much ALL NIGHT LONG!!!


I gave a lot of meds last night and they didn’t do much.  So frustrating.  Finally toward morning there was a bit of silence.  My only hope is that I have different patients tomorrow.

One more day of work and then Christmas Eve (fun!) and Christmas Day (fun!–until I have to go back to work.

Can’t wait for sleep.

Published in: on December 23, 2010 at 9:12 am  Leave a Comment  

Time slips by…

Tuesday, December 22, 2010

Gosh, I’m not sure WHERE today went to!

But here it is almost 5 pm and I’m about to eat and head to work soon.

At least I got done my “to do” list for today:


Pick up movie tickets for Secret Santa gift

Color hair

Pick car up (there was nothing wrong with it per my mechanic??–I’ll have to keep an eye on it)

Make mac and cheese for dinner

That’s it.  There wasn’t time for much else.

I hope tonight is a good night.  My eyes are burning already and I kind of feel like I’m getting a cold.

No-doze and OJ here I come.

The next time I have a day off it will be Christmas Eve.  Yikes!!!!


Published in: on December 22, 2010 at 5:51 pm  Leave a Comment  

It’s a Wrap!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

All of my wrapping for this week is done 🙂

And I got to watch one of my favorite Christmas movies tonight…”It’s a Wonderful Life.”

I called to get a haircut tomorrow…my hair is REALLY driving me CRAZY!!

And I dropped my car off because it is shifting strangely when it gets to about 25 mph.  I’m crossing my fingers it’s not anything huge.  Sigh.

And that folks is my day off.

Back to work tomorrow.

Published in: on December 21, 2010 at 11:55 pm  Leave a Comment