Monday, September 1, 2008

Someone very close to us is pregnant, and today was the day of her 4D ultrasound. It was this morning, and we still haven't heard the results.
Correction, here are the results!

Our soon to be newest member to the family!

Friday, August 29, 2008

starting back up...

I just counted, and I think I have 7 blogs out here in cyber world. Am thinking about organizing them. (gasp... horrors, I said the O word!) Do I make one post in notepad and then paste it to all my sites, or do I use each different site to post about different aspects of my life? I think the first, because I keep stumbling on cross links... and I don't want my christian friends to be put off by some of my bike chick-isms... or my family friends to be shocked that I'm a playboy model in my spare time. *(yeah, they'd be shocked... seeings my body is a "plus" size.. and we all know how america feels about them! ) I know some of my other blogs allow posting via email acct... you just write an email, send it to your blogs addy, and it posts. Wouldn't that be cool?

So... Beginning of a long work week for me. Working at... oh, noon... til 4 at the Hospice House, staying there but also on call, 4p til 8am monday morning. So long family! I find that I HAVE to be at the office, or I just can't stay focused. Will post from there if I get a chance.
Hello to some new friends... Hope we can get to be real friends over time

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

So very thankful...

Hi friends,
In reading my friends posts on Xanga, I was inspired by a lady who is a stay at home, home schooling mother of 5 somewhat mischeivous kids. She posted about all of the things she was thankful for. I am wanting to do the same:
  • for my children that are still living at home. T is such a sweet 17 yr old. I watch him struggle with being a young "man" instead of a boy, but the bottom line is he will always be my snuggly, cuddly, big hearted Tommybird.
  • my home and my husband, who has renovated and improved our home so much. When we bought it 13 yrs ago, it was a 2 br one bath ranch. It's now a 5 bedroom, 2 bath Colonial with a big wrap around porch.... remodeled kitchen, and manicured lawns.
  • my job. My profession. I have been very blessed, to have had several different jobs. My profession is one in which there is always a need for nurses. I am currently working for hospice. I've done this work in the past, with a 6 year break to do other things. I believe in the cause, and have a wonderful salaried position, on call at night. My position is "triage" nurse. 4p to 8a. I don't have to go out very often, but dispatch a nurse to make the visit, and work every other weekend as triage nurse and supervisor of the nurses and LPNs on over the weekend. I love my patients. I mostly see them to pronounce, but once in awhile.... like the 17yr old boy we have on service right now... or the concert celloist that died last week, but I'd gone out to see a couple times. I'm so fortunate.
  • my daughter, specifically, who makes me laugh and keepsme on my toes. Tim says she's JUST like her mother. (grin) No wonder she's so infuriating!!!

That's a start.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Isn't this bike a beauty? Would you believe she's MINE??!!  I rode her home today, against the rational advice of everyone. You see, I haven't driven a bike in almost a decade, and the one I DID ride was a little Honda Rebel. What is that engine, a 500 at most? This baby has a 1420cc grumbly rumbly heart that just makes mine trip all over itself.
So, here I am, at the dealership, ( It's 48 degrees out. The sales-chick, Stephanie, was great. She teared up right along with me, as she handed me the keys and said, "Hey Becky, Start up your bike". 
Ok, where was I? 48 degrees, and it starts to rain. Hubby has offered and re-offered to drive her home for me, and while I was "practicing" in the back parking lot, he JUST about insisted. Well,(ME DO IT comes to mind from my the kids toddler days) I made it home alive! My journey took me around 2 traffic circles, thru our busy states capital at LUNCH TIME, thru Rain and potholes and going a little wide right before my OWN driveway, due to sand and a little bit too much speed. Wahoo for me! Hands numb, smile shit eating grin, snot stuck to my face, I couldn't have been happier. Living in the moment, I was really, REALLY proud of me, and felt like a "chick" again, instead of "the ole lady".
So, pray for me, wont you please? That I get lots of practice time before going out with a group. That I don't crash. That I keep her upright, and oh yeah, that I get off the danged thing once in awhile to do some housework/yardwork/pay attn to my family! (GRIN) 
In the wind.....