I voted. There were some important issues on the ballot... Minnesota is big into ammendments.
I am so jealous about yoga and pilates class. That sounds so fun.
I'm on call tonight; home call. I hate how the computer makes me log off in between phone calls.
I voted also. There wasn't a line when I went. I doubt there is ever a line where I live since I live in a town of 5000. I was kind of OCD though with my ballot. I kept checking to make sure I voted for who I wanted and didn't accidently fill in the circle of the other person.
Tiffany...hope you can have a quiet night of call. DH is on-call tonight again and just left. He had to call life-flight in earlier today. I can hear it and see it if I go outside since it goes right over our house. I think every nurse gets a "rush" when they see life-flight. It'd be such a cool job but I could never do it since I don't handle blood/trauma stuff well. Hence the reason why I'm not an ER nurse. You never know what's going to come through those doors. I did ok in surgery during my clinical rotations because that was controlled blood loss. I'd rather have my patients stable on a med/surg floor. He had a long night last night. Didn't get to bed until 5:30am and was up at 8:00am.
I really like the results of yoga but it's so hard to drag myself there. My yoga instructor is very intense and is really good. She said we could go anywhere and do yoga if we can do her classes. Yesterday we must've really worked our abs and arms because they are sore. She always makes sure we are doing each pose correctly. Our classes are really small (2-5 ppl) so she can go around and make corrections with your body.
I booked another airline ticket for someone else to go on our Nicaragua trip. My mom was really hoping for one more person to go to help her out with Bible school and we found someone. That makes 11 of us going.
Meg - my one nephew is a paramedic and is right now training to do life-flights.
Glad the election is over. No more political calls or commercials! Child mentioned....DD3 wanted Romney to win hoping she'd get her dessert back at school.
I survived the night. Mine wasn't too bad but I am working the weekend and taking call Friday night and Saturday night. Then working all next week. Looks like I have finished 2/12. Eric left a $500 deposit on a minivan last night... I am really pissed at our salesguy for talking him into it. I love that DH is so "Minnesota Nice" when that means he is nice to me, but when it comes to stuff like that I really need to be present to prevent crazy stuff from happening. Oh well, I was going to buy the car anyway - but now I am pissed at the salesguy for pressuring him. After we sign the papers and I get the keys, I am going to let him know what I think about that. I am pretty internet savvy and the reviews of the process will reflect them pressuring a sale they did not need to. We had made the decision to buy from this guy at a price higher (but not horribly higher) than what we would have gotten down in Minneapolis. Oh well. I love DH. I just hate when people (other than me) take advantage of him. And I know we have the same IQ. I guess I am just more street smart.
Glad your night wasn't too bad. Hopefully you have a good weekend. Salespeople can be real shady. Fortunately we know all of ours that we have bought our vehicles from. One is my aunt, another is a family friend and the other we know because we live in such a small town and they want our business. At least you were going to get this vehicle anyways. I'd be more pissed if it was vehicle I didn't even want. What are you getting?
Margaret...have you heard anything from the jobs you interviewd for?
I'm trying to finish my book tonight while DH is gone at work. I'm reading "A First Rate Madness. Uncovering the links between leadership and mental illness." It's pretty interesting. It pretty much says that a leader functions better during a time of crisis if they are mentally unhealthy. If they are mentally healthy, they'll function well when the country isn't in crisis but fail during crisis. The medical/mental history of past leaders is really interesting to read about.
DH didn't work today and we really didn't know what to do. It's been a long time since he's had a day off where we haven't had something we've needed to do. It's kind of nice but DH has a hard time doing nothing. He always has to be doing something it seems. I made a really yummy easy supper and I'm glad I have leftovers so I can have more tomorrow and DH can try it.
No and it is driving me crazy. However there was a crazy snow storm today - 15cms (about 6") in a few hours! I am not really surprised to not hear anything. I was glad that my friend was the one driving today. I hate driving to downtown and the hospital with the fertility clinic is downtown, wish it was the hospital 10 minutes from home. So many people were late, doctors, nurses, patients. They actually had a bit of trouble finding an RN to go over the protecal with me. Since I just had everything explained last week I was pretty good to go. Just needed to know where to go to get to the lab, the hospital is huge and is connecting buildings.
Originally Posted by meggyrn
We are getting a Honda Odyssey. Today I have meetings all day, no patients. It will seem so boring compared to my regular days.
Margaret - I always loved those big academic medical centers once I knew my way around them. I think it is because I like to learn my way around places and I am a huge nerd. I am looking forward to when it snows like that here, but I am alone in those thoughts. Everything is just barren and dry though we have gotten a few snows that melted.
And uh oh, I might be mentally unhealthy. Oh well, nothing new to me.
And in slightly scary news, my patient was able to google me and figure out I am pregnant with twins due in about December.... hmmm.... might need to create a new identity for myself. My patient on the other hand is a famous homelessness advocate with several nice articles written about him.
There are 2 big hospitals here, the Royal Alexandria (where all fertility stuff now happens) and The University of Alberta. The U of A is better laid out although it has a few buildings as well. The problem with the Royal Alex is the buildings were not connected and then they decided to make weird pedways that are on different floors, if they were all on the same floor it would make it easier. The lab I had to go to turned out to be right by the NICU which is where my friend's little guy spent almost 3 weeks.
That is a bit scary, but I am not really surprised. I worked as a computer tech for years and it is pretty easy to find people will just a few clues.