Tuesday, July 31, 2012

New Job New Temporay Home

Well I have been here in my temporary home since last Tuesday. It is an extended stay hotel. It is a decent room with full kitchen and bathroom. I am on the first floor, do not know if I like that. The only problem I have with the room besides the TV stations, which I will talk about in a few, is ants. I noticed them two days ago and tonight I swear I saw a small piece of popcorn moving, I'm not kidding I really saw it!
lets talk about the TV here. It is HORRIBLE! I have 3 ESPN stations, I HATE sports, only watch with hubby and rarely. I have TNT, TBS, Showtime 1&2, and some local stations that is it!!!! I have no Food Network, No Bravo TV, no Lifetime TV, and no ID TV!!! I hate it. I have to say I live on those channels. Now I am here for 13 weeks without them!!! I will deal but I do not like it. I can not watch my Housewives!!!! ;(
I have completed all the stuff for the job except a med test and a ecg test, not like the last one just general knowledge stuff. I am headed home for the weekend then back to start actually nursing in a CANCER hospital on Monday!!! I'll keep ya posted how it goes.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Wednesday Hodge Podge


1. The Summer Olympics officially begin this Friday...will you be watching? If you could see just one event in person which one would you pick?

Gymnastics. I love them and I love to watch. I like the women's better than than the men's  better. But I most likely will watch a bunch of the events.

2. Do lazy days make you feel rested or unproductive?
Mostly lazy days make me feel unproductive. I have such a busy life some times when these things happen I need to move. I feel I am a big procrastinator. I put things off then scramble like a chicken with my head cut off.

3. July 25 is 'officially' Threading the Needle day...can you sew? On a scale of 1-10 with 1 being not at all and 10 being Betsy Ross-like, how would you rate your skill with a needle and thread?
I am about a 3. I can thread a needle and make a few stitches, but that's about it..

4. Threading the Needle can also mean to walk a fine line between two things or issues (think awkward social situation). When was the last time you had to 'thread the needle', figuratively speaking?
My last job when I felt as if I was walking on egg shells and I got fired for something I told them about before I was hired. It was a very weird situation
I hope I am never involved in that again.
5. Kidney, pinto, black, or navy-your favorite bean?
I like black beans on Mexican food but not plain, they have no flavor. Kidney in chili .

6. Have you ever hosted a garage sale? Was it more success or bust?
No I have never hosted a garage sale.
7. What makes you roll your eyes?
this may sound awful but here goes. Stupid people who run their mouths like they know everything when in fact the know very little. That makes my skin crawl and my eyes roll.

8. Insert your own random thought here.
I am now in my new temporary home at my travel assignment.  I start orientation tomorrow. I am good. I feel good. My hubby will come here or I will go home on days off. its a new adventure.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

I must keep my eyes on God

yesterday was not a good day for me. The travel agency needs me to get some shots or titers to prove I had the shots. I went to a local Urgent Care only to find out I have to pay for these shots because my insurance will not cover it. Looking at my financial situation yesterday on my own just made me cry. I could not remember being this poor since I have become a nurse. Not to mention the bank is most likely going to take the house in SC cause I can not pay for it. I can't even keep up with bills here right now and they really are not bad. So after the urgent care told me I had to pay for shots to work I had a massive melt down! I cried, and cried and cried. I called my mom and cried. I kept talking to God telling him I am doing what you wanted me to do. I am here now and have less money than I have had in long long time. I told Him I am so poor now I am not even going to be able to work because I do not have gas money to get to Cleveland let alone pay for food while I am there.

My husband came home from work and noticed my state of mind. He told me he had forgotten to tell me we have a check from our insurance company for prescriptions I had gotten. The first check was $149.00, the second check is for 29.00. We talked about the shots and decided I should let the agency know I can not pay for them and could they take them out of my first pay. I will know about that tomorrow. He also had some extra cash and sent me to get ice cream sundaes for both of us at the local Tasty Freeze.

I thanked the Lord for him all night because this man he gave me to be my husband really knows me and takes care of me. As I was thanking Him I realized I had not even attempted to read, pray or praise Him I woke up in a foul mood and pretty much got lower and lower in the pit all day.

This morning I went to church Praised the Lord, read the scripture prayed and confessed my sins of doubt and I am much better today!

So the plan is no matter what is happening keep my eyes on God!!! Do you need to change your focus?

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Busy Busy Busy

Hello All,
I know I have not been here as I once was but right now things are a little crazy and hectic. I had to except a travel nurse job, to get some money because unemployment is still not decided for me and I have to pay my bills, so I am headed up to Cleveland for 13 weeks. I will be home every chance I get but I had to start working. So I am running around town getting information for the files they need and trying to get ready.

Hopefully things will settle down when I get up there and I can be more attentive.

God bless.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Its Wednesday...Must be Hodge Podge

1. How often do you check the weather? How do you check the weather?

I check the weather frequently.  I have it on my iphone. I must know what the weather is going to be like before I get dressed for the day.

2. Since this is Volume 84 of the Wednesday Hodgepodge, and since I got married in 1984, and since I'm attending a wedding this weekend, it only seems right to post something related here.

 "Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance. If the dispositions of the parties are ever so well known to each other or ever so similar beforehand, it does not advance their felicity in the least. They always continue to grow sufficiently unlike afterwards to have their share of vexation; and it is better to know as little as possible of the defects of the person with whom you are to pass your life." Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
 Agree or Disagree? Why?
Hmm! I do not know if I agree or disagree I think happiness in a not chance but a goal to work towards. If I hold every problem against my spouse that I have ever found out about him I become bitter and have animosity against him. I view everyday as a new beginning and way to have fun and enjoy my spouse. We will be married 30 years this year and have been together for 35. I can still say he is my best friend and the person I count on the most. yeah we have our ups and downs but we still have a very happy marriage and enjoy each others company.

3. Do you like to dance? Have you ever taken dance lessons?
I love to dance but have never taken lessons. I just do it for fun or when ever I feel like it. Not that good but I have fun.

4. Fresh from the oven peach pie or homemade peach ice cream. Pick one.
peach pie yummy!!!!warm with vanilla ice cream

5. Should people accept unfairness and learn to make the best of it?

Unfairness is a way of life it happens every day but I do not think we should have to get used to it. This is America and we can fight for what we think it right and fair.

6. The top five all time summer blockbuster movies (released between May and August and grossing at least 100 million dollars) are Jaws, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Star Wars (the original), Ghostbusters, and E.T. Which one's your favorite?

I would have to say Ghostbuster's. When it came out my kids were little and they loved it. When the video came out they watched it so much I could quote it. Now we are anxiously awaiting for the last sequel. Ghostbusters 3!

7. If given the chance, would you like to visit the moon?

No I would not like wearing the space suit and helmet. No oxygen would be my down fall.

8. Insert your own random thought here.
I applied for unemployment 7 weeks ago. It has been held up for technicalities.  They keep saying they are sending it to technical support and to call back tomorrow.....AAAHHHH!!!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Sunday Morning spending quiet time with God

its Sunday morning and I have been spending quiet time with God. I have been reading a plan in my devotions for a year of Psalms and Proverbs. Today two verses struck me from Proverbs 12 which I was reading today.
Proverbs 12:4 An excellent wife is the crown of her husband, but she who shames him is like rottenness in her bones.
This verse struck me because of all the hoopla going on for a male stripper movie. People are up in arms that Christian woman are going to see this movie and flaunting it on their Facebook pages and everywhere else. I have to say when I first saw the previews I thought I might want to see this movie too. As time has gone on I really do not care to. I saw two movies this week and enjoyed them more than ever. They were Brave and Madagascar 3. I saw both with my grandson. Both were terrific. I think movies should be entertaining but at what cost? Some one told me once garbage in makes garbage come out. Once the smut is in there (your brain) it is hard to get it out. So why should I spend money I do not have on smut. My husband would not mind either way if I go or if I do not. But for right now in this moment in time I am saying not and choosing not to see this movieonly because I want to be a crown to my husband and not add rottenness to his bones.

The second verse that struck me is:
Proverbs 12:18 There is one who speaks rashly like the thrusts of a sword, but the tounge of the righteous brings healing.
I know people, Christian people who think their job is to warn the world of all the wrong they are doing. The Bible does not say tell the world in rash and hurtful words EVERYTHING it is doing wrong. It does say to LOVE one another. If we LOVE one another we do not hurt them! Words can hurt sometimes more than any other weapon! My nephew posted a picture on his Facebook of Christians holding signs in protest saying God Hates You. Where do the find this in the Bible. I challenge them to show me passage and verse in context. Jesus Christ talked about LOVE not WAR. Our words should build people up not break them down. I may not agree with what an individual is doing but that does not mean I hate the person. because I am a sinner just as they are! My sin is different but I do have sin just like every other human born. That is why my savior Jesus Christ came to die for me and you no matter what!

Good Sunday Morning to all! I hope you have a wonderful day.....

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July and other random thoughts

Happy 4th of July!!

I am truly excited to spend this day with my 6 year old grandson Ethan. We only have 1 more week together before he goes back home which is why my celebration today will send me to the local Urgent Care facility. I think I am getting a sinus infection. Actually I know I am and it is complicated y the fact that I have run out of prescribed medications. This did not happen over night I called the doctors last week before I ran out and have never received a call back from him. I am not mad at this because of recent storms have messed up communications around here.
I finally have an appointment with a primary care physician, on July 18! I have been trying to get one for almost a year. So every time I need a medication refill I have had to call my endocrinologist who takes care of the diabetes and beg him to refill another script. so this is good. However I have run out of medications and the Urgent Care Center can refill and get me back to normal!

Let's see what has been happening. we went to the pool twice and had a great time! Then my hubby went with Ethan and he fell from his tube in the lazy river and ended up with 4 staples in his head. (Terrible experience for for all!!) He is fine now will get staples out on Saturday.
Since then Ethan and I have just had fun spending time together! Crafting, snuggling, talking, and whatever....

O well enjoy your 4th everyone!!! I plan too and end this day with sitting on my back porch watching the town's fireworks display!!!