Sunday, November 16, 2008


Looks like we will be having someone stay with us for a couple weeks in early December. There is a traveler nurse at work, and she lives In Florida. She has been on contract at PG county Hospital and picking up shifts at Howard County. Her contract ends Dec 1, but is sticking around until Dec 15th to get some more shifts at Howard. She was asking where some good hotels are. So, I inquired about why and she told me her story. I told her she is welcome to stay with us for 2 weeks vs paying $110 per night in a hotel. Way better.
Her name is Mary and she is working on her Master's Degree in Nursing. She has been a nurse for years. She has family scattered across the country. Closest son lives in Delaware, and just had a baby. It is her first grandchild. She is so sweet, and so nice. Her and I have become great work friends over the last couple months. I really enjoy talking and working with her.
I know it will an adjustment having someone with us, but for two weeks, it will be just like someone is coming to visit. I am sure it will go great and I am glad to be able to help out a friend. Especially during the Christmas season. I mean if you are gonna stay to get more shifts and more money, why spend a quarter of every day's salary on a hotel!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Only time will tell!

*****WARNING: Just an update post, not too exciting***

Lots of exciting changes happening in my life. Just completed a long stretch of 8 days off and got to do some exciting and fun things.
Already started decorating for Christmas. My parents have decided that we are old enough and get what we want throughout the year, so are not celebrating Christmas for the adults. It is now just for the kids. I have mixed feelings about this, but they are right. We all pretty much get what we want when we want it. We all make good money, have good families, and are able to get the things we want. Makes it difficult to find Christmas gifts for people who have everything they want. Chances are if they don't have it, it is because it is too expensive or haven't found the right thing yet...and no one else will be able to get that for them for Christmas if it is too much money or you don't know what you want. So, that leaves more money to be spent on my kiddos. I have already started shopping for them, so I am super excited for Christmas this year.
I won't be able to go home for Christmas, but I can mail them their gifts. I get to go home in January for my birthday (3oth birthday that is) and see them playing with the toys I buy them, or wearing the clothes I get them, or reading the books I bought for them. That will be neat.
So, I will try to get a few pictures of our decorations and get them posted. We have our tree up, but I still need to put the decorations on it. Shaun wrapped some garland around it and it is pre-lit so it works for now. Last year we had just moved in to our new place on Dec 28th, so we put up the tree late and enjoyed a Christmas over the New Year with Shaun's Dad and sister. I am not sure if we will do Christmas here or in New York this year, time will tell with my schedule.
There is a Christmas party is December for work, I am super excited to go to that. I hear it is a great party. We even went out and bought some festive shirts to wear. Mine is red (I realized I don't have any red clothes right now-weird) and I am hoping to find a cute snowflake necklace to go with it. I will just wear it with black slacks. Shaun bought a nice shirt to go with mine! Of course, they will probably be the outfits we wear for our Christmas picture for our cards this year. We should be getting those taken and ready soon.
What else, what else....hmmm? Well, you know that I am changing shifts soon. I cannot wait. I have 5 more weeks to go, I am counting down the days!!! In mid-December I switch to 11am to 11pm shift. That will really normalize my life as much as possible at this time. I need some normalcy, some regular hours. Some structure to my life. Some plans I have: go to the gym in the mornings. I obviously won't be working out everyday, but as many days that I can muster some energy to go. I need to stay active and be healthy. I am trying to eat healthier as well. So when my shift change comes, a whole new transformation in my life will be existing.
No plans for the birthday yet. I am going home January 7-18th. I haven't been home since the wedding, so it will be about 8 months since I have been home. I miss everyone so much. It is SO hard being away from everyone. My kiddos will barely remember who I am!! Oh yeah, birthday. No plans so far. I am sure I will try to schedule a time when we can get together and have dinner with all my friends. I will keep planning and let you know!
I guess that is it for now....I will have to keep blogging, I know that I haven't been keeping up much. I will work harder, there just hasn't been too much going on as of lately!