Monday, September 28, 2009

still in the waiting room...

still waiting to hear from one hospital for the oncology position. I wanna call, but I already did on Friday...dare'st I do it again??? I don'tst knoweth. Oooops sorry, sometimes I slippeth into Shakespeare. I have another interview at UCI hospital, which sounds amazing and closer on Thursday, so we'll see. I am not so great at waiting.

So, I will head off to the gym, all this sitting around is driving me crazy. Have a great week all, and um...Happy Fall.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Girls just wanna have fun...

Sense & Sensibility

So this has definitely been a fun month for me. On the 19th, we had the second Jane Austen Book Club, this time we discussed Sense & Sensibility, my new fave. I loooooved this one. And the PBS mini-series was wonderful, and stuck to the book completely. We met at a little coffee shop at Crystal Cove Beach for breakfast. It was a beautiful day and we had a great time. We even stopped at Rogers Gardens on the way home to look at Fall/Halloween stuff. We had so much fun, and all the teens made it this time.

Theeeeeeeen, the following weekend, we had our scrapping wknd. A big group of us went up to Big Bear to a scrapbook cabin. We had beautiful weather, not tooo hot which was lucky for us since the house has no AC. We celebrated a good friends birthday with Sprinkles cupcakes (the red velvet ones are to die for!) and we all came up with our very own Stripper names. How? What's the name of your first pet as a child? Mine was Tramp. And your first street name as a child, mine was Barbata. So... my Stripper/Porn name became Tramp Barbata. We did everyones, and it was sooo hilarious! It really does work, try it! In fact, tell me yours, they totally crack me up!
I had pre-planned my pages, imagine that! so I got about 5 layouts done, which is waaay more than I usually accomplish. The house was completely adorable, and we all got our own beds, so it was heaven.
My big news job-wise is I got a second interview with OCMMC, and I will be having another interview at UCI medical center next Thursday! I am sooo excited to have gotten that call! On Monday, I am supposed to find out if I get the 3rd and final interview for OCMMC, so we'll see! Butterflies!
Have a great weekend, and please do let me know your Stripper name.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Fall is coming...

(The view from my Widow's Walk) (Okay, so maybe it's not, I live in Suburbia for pity sakes, but a girl can dream can't she? And my sky was almost this perty)
I absolutely LOVE Fall! And I know it's not officially Fall, but I can feel it in the air. Yesterday at dusk, the sky was amazing, with beautiful layers and colors, and there was a cool breeze. I was in heaven. So I sat out in my front yard with my hot tea, and just enjoyed it. My hubby joined me, it was so nice. Even though I keep whining for a porch or a viewing loft, I was darned happy with my plastic chair on the grass. (the viewing loft or widows walk is my GREAT idea. I just want Eric to build this on the roof so I get a better look at the sunsets. I don't know what the big deal is, just some wood, nails, and some plastic chairs. I think it is an amazing thought, don't you???) That's a widows walk. Of course my house is a really small little house from 1950, but I think my little house could pull it off. Sorta.

So, I haven't blogged in quite a while, and I do apologize, but there is less to chat about when someone is not holding the proverbial exam/paper/concept map gun at your head every other day! And let me tell you, it's WONDERFUL, and you will get here if you're not here yet {Kirsten especially, I know how darned antsy you are! :) }

The job hunt continues. I must have about 30 or more aps out there. And the exciting thing that happened last wk still baffles me. I went for a meet & greet, and ended up getting an interview for an opening that I did not know about! I was absolutely thrilled. Two days after that, I got a call for a second interview with the Director and Manager of Oncology of said job. So, yesterday I had that interview! It was so exciting and terrifying. It went well I believe, but they are interviewing hordes more in the next 2 wks, so I wait. I hope to still interview for some jobs that are closer, but we'll see.

My hubby is now training for Cyclocross (a bicycle race over a cross-country course, with steep hills, turns, and sometimes muddy terrain, that occasionally requires a rider to carry the bicycle over fences and up stairs) in place of triathlons. He is excited about it, and I like the idea because I can actually watch one, aaaaaaaaaand they are not as early as those absurd 6am races! These run at a respectable 9 or 10. Much more humane to my way of thinking don't you think? And they run during Fall & Winter, my FAVORITE seasons.

My boy is on the Cross Country team, and I guess I worry because he has issues with his knees. Today he limped to school, but not because of his knees but his ankle. Hmmmm. And the big news about him, is that he has officially passed me in height. He's so cute.

The daughter got her very first job at Togo's and she is loving it. She is pocketing away the dough saving for a car. She will get busier with FFA this year as it is their 50 yr anniversary at her school. She's got a bit of Senioritis, but she's been responsible so far about homework and such. She loves her classes this semester since she no longer has math or French, and she has Novels and Sociology.
Well that covers it all for me, how are you doing?? What's new with you?

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

....I'd like to thank my agent...

So, I got this freakin fabulous award, cuz I'm so awesome from Kirsten over at Order & Chaos and believe me, she's awesome. She lives in a home of testosterone, poor thing with 2 teenaged boys and a hubby! ; ) aaaaand she's in the midst of nursing school!

Rules of the Award:List five current obsessions.Pass the award on to five more fabulous blogs.On your post of receiving this award, make sure you include the person that gave you the award and link it back to them.When you post your five winners, make sure you link them as well.Don’t forget to let your winners know they won an award from you by leaving a comment on their blog.

5 of my obsessions:

1. Learning languages: signed up for french today, but the teacher was not up to my hiiiigh standards! Hmph!

2. Museums of Art: oooooh, can spend 6 hours easily staring at the stuff.

3. France and traveling in Europe: LOVE to be around other cultures, yet not third world discomfort.

4. Taking classes: I LOVE learning and will always find something new I want to learn. For example, over the years i have taken the following: french, sewing, baking (various) cooking, cake decorating, and today, watercolors.

5. Caring for ill and outsiders. aka nursing.

5 freakin' fabulous bloggers:

Living Dead Nurse she cracks me up with her dry, sarcastic humor, and she's darn smart.

Paris breakfasts beeeeeeyooootiful watercolors. Thus the watercolors class I began today.

N is for Nurse the most amazing L&D nurse. She has had amazingly crazy mothers, so she's got great stories. And top it off, she's just moved so her hubby can be a priest with the Eastern Orthodox church. (I hope I said that right)

I AM (y) RN a gal after my own heart. I watched her go through nursing school, and now she is in her first job. I see what she goes through/feels, and know that I am just a few steps behind her. I learn from this yogi.

Adventures of Student RN Tiffany A student nurse shlepping through her now second year of nursing school aaaand newly married to a dude in the service. She is sassy, and full of fun!