Monday, April 27, 2009
I told Phil that he needs to get a hobby and stop working so much. Our friend Kevin is an AVID mountain biker and talks about it all the time, so Phil decided to join him, and bought a mountain bike this week.
Any of you that know my husband, know that he doesn't do anything half way.... or fully... he goes beyond obsessed! He has already been up the mountain several times and is loving his new sport.
Here's a video of him playing with his new toy on our front lawn.
Kevin has now deemed me to be a biker widow for the summer. I'm thinking that I should just get a mountain bike and join him!
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
My new job is in the ICU at Peace Arch, where I did my final preceptorship. I got hired at Surrey ER at the begining of March when I had barely started my preceptorship. I found as time went on, I was loving the ICU more and more. So that, combined with the shorter commute, a fantastic team, and being presented with the amazing opportunity of more training, I decided to go for it.
More training? Yes, I am going back to school. But here is the great part - I get paid to do it! For a little nerd like me, it's heaven. Getting paid to go to school! I'll be getting my specialty certification in critical care.
So if you go into Surrey ER, you will not see me. And hopefully I will not see you at Peace Arch ICU because that means that you are really sick.... so I guess I'll just hope to see you over coffee since I know have time for stuff like that!
Monday, April 13, 2009
I called Phil as I was walking out of the hospital and didn't know if I should laugh or cry.... so I did a bit of both. It's finished. My long, brutal, awesome journey is done. Degree completed.
I feel amazing!
Wednesday, April 01, 2009
I still have two weeks of clinicals left. Although my shifts are long, and often exhausting, I'm learning tons and I really enjoy them. Plus I have an amazing preceptor which makes the world of difference.
So for now, I'm chugging along. But in a couple of weeks, you will see the celebratory post declaring that I have graduated and am a nurse!
Last week our last student moved out. We are so excited for her that she is getting her own apartment and that it is close to school, but we will miss her.
And now, we have our home back. Just the two of us. Gotta admit, it's a bit weird and the house suddenly feels bigger. But for now, we are enjoying having a bit more privacy!