Must confess I've got a headache from trying to rearrange this blog page. I know there's a way to make the player align with the other things in the column, but, it must be figured out another day. Need to get some shut eye before work tomorrow.

Checked some things off my "to do" list today. Still need to do my taxes. That will be depressing so I'll save it for this weekend. I am 75% sure I will not be going back to school this August. Education is the best investment... yada, yada.... but I simply can't afford to go back- yet!


Happy President's Day

UgHHHH!! I spent WAY too much money on fabric today. But, it IS beautiful fabric. I'm gonna try to make some curtains (for about 4 rooms in the house- why start out small?). If there's one thing that gives me a tiny thrill in the pit of my stomach (ok, there's many things) one of them is the start of a new project! I am just gonna have to pick up some overtime because I was just complaining about bills today!

Well, I was flipping through my little monthly planner and for the first time noticed they have this great little poem on the last page in the planner:

At Day's End

Is anybody happier because you passed his way?
Does anyone remember that you spoke to him today?
The day is almost over, and its toiling time is through;
Is there anyone to utter now a kindly word of you?
Can you say tonight, in parting with the day that's slipping fast,
That you helped a single brother of the many that you passed?
Is a single heart rejoicing over what you did or said;
Does the man whose hopes were fading, now with courage look ahead?
Did you waste the day, or lose it? Was it well or sorely spent?
Did you leave a trail of kindness, or a scar of discontent?
As you close your eyes in slumber, do you think that God will say,
"You have earned one more tomorrow by the work you did today"?
-- John Hall

That's a pretty nice poem. I would say I started off strong... lunch with my sister and good conversation with a friend... then the day got a little weak as I shopped and when I got home- wasn't too productive.


To Elaborate...

Thanks for commenting on some posts, Tabs! Miss you too and love to hear from you! Ok, well, I am taking the advice of what I'm reading and I am going out to lunch and a movie with a few people from work tomorrow. Thinking about the dynamics of work and friends and general happiness in life and at work, I guess it all makes sense. I do think I need to put out the disclaimer that although I've never gone out with friends from work, I have always (mostly :)) bonded with my co-workers and so that has also been a key component to loving my job. Plus, working 12 hour shifts along side someone... you hope you at least can tolerate the personality!

I put in a PICC (successfully) today! WooHoo! Without going into detail, suffice to say that you need special training as an RN to put them in... and now I've been there, done that! Got an adrenaline rush afterwards that I haven't had for awhile at work.

All this talk about work... hmmm, sleepy. Goodnight!


Hump Day

streetttch! Just waking up for work and woke up early enough to pay some bills and sort through mail. (Really, it was because I went to bed EARLY last night... I was tired.)

You know, I 've always loved my job and have never hated going into work, but always assumed that it's because I work in the most satisfying unit in the hospital- NICU! And, although I've gotten close to co-workers, my social life was completely with friends outside of work (two were seperate). Recently, I'm reading that loving your job might have a lot to do with relationships at work. It surprised me to hear that if you don't have a friend at work you are more likely to have decreased productivity and overall be unhappy (in personal life, too). Just goes to show that relationships are important and any management would be wise to foster social networks! Have fun at work and outside work with co-workers... what a concept.


Right Back Where I Started

Weellll, my cousin Naomi's recent blogging inspired me to get back to writing here (and making this blog public... which might not stay this way too long)! It has been a crazy couple of months with friends, work, car accidents, sister moving out- of- state and etcetera! Although I don't have the time to get you all up to speed, I do want to hope that it will all come later.

Naomi, I hope you read this because I wanted to say I enjoyed catching up on what is going on with you through your blog. Fun to see the pics of everything. Looks like you've got some great ideas. I would be a "yay" vote for getting new shoes. I think you should have new, special, wedding shoes :) Kudos for whoever picked the GORgeous ring, though! And, obviously your happiness with Florin is beautiful.