Friday, April 30, 2010


So as you may know from a past post my work schedule has changed from 4p-1a to 9-5. Most people would love this...I however am not a fan!! I have completed my 3rd day and so far I am miserable!! I hate HATE waking up in the body won't let me fall asleep until around midnight...I am not happy getting ready in the morning...then I feel like I am just stumbling around in a daze for most of the day and then its time to come home.

And I'm Cranky!!

I dislike change of any sort and not only have my hours completely flip flopped but I am sitting at a different desk w/ different people with different ways of doing things.... I don't know where anything is or where the phone numbers are listed and such...I don't even know how to get in touch w/ doctors the right way...on my other shift you would just call then answering service or page whichever doctors are on call for that I'm working standard business hours and you contact the actual doctor they are frustrating!! Not to mention all the mangers are there all day long....ugh!! I also dislike the fact that I come home from work and have to do stuff....I really enjoyed being able to get up whenever I wanted... run around... clean up the house do a load of laundry or two and then go to work...come home watch what I wanted/recorded relax and go to bed...........blah now its nothing like that at all... I don't know when I'm going to get to watch all my DVR shows...I really am wanting to watch last nights Private Practice but Brad is in there watching whatever...ugh!!!    

A Frustrated & Cranky

Thursday, April 22, 2010


So we had to say good.bye to some more trees last weekend. As some of you know we were hit hard about 3 winters ago with an insane ice storm. After that storm we removed 3 trees from the front yard and one from the side of the house along w/ one from the back yard. Well we again had an ugly snow storm this year and we had to remove more trees from the front and one more is going to have to go but the electric company will have to remove it since the branches pretty much rest on a wire.Here are pictures in order from the first very bad ice storm to this year and then to last weekend with them removing the last of the crooked pine tress.

Ice Storm '07 Front Yard
Ice Storm '07 Front Yard
Ice Storm '07 Side Yard
Snow Storm '09/10 Front Yard
Spring '10 Coming Down

little bit sad...but they had to go....

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Switching Time

When Karen Overhill first walked into psychiatrist Richard Baer's office in 1989, she voiced problems that mental health workers become accustomed to hear. She said that she was depressed and harbored thoughts of suicide. What emerged, however, over the next weeks, months, and years would lead both Dr. Baer and Karen down uncharted roads, exposing a wounded psyche intent on healing itself and the 17 personalities she had created to do so. Switching Time is the first story on multiple personality disorder told directly by the treating physician, and Dr. Baer doesn't squander the precedent. An engrossing first-person view of a rare psychological malady.

At first I didn't like this book b/c I felt as though the doctor (also the author) focused a little bit too much on himself. After he revealed to Karen that she had multiple personalities then it got good...they even figured out a way to integrate the personalities back into herself. Very interesting!!

Stolen Blog....

I was reading over at it ain't always pretty but its real when she posted this little questionnaire and I thought that I would answer as well since I'm always looking for little things to blog about....

1. Mens chests..hairy or hairless?
the less the hair the better...thank you very much

2. How often do you run red lights? yellow thats a different story and depends on my mood.

3. If you could raid any celebrity's closet..whose would you raid?
Jennifer Anniston..hands down!

4. Would you rather have more followers/friends on Facebook, Twitter, or your Blog?
rather have them on blogger....I don't even know how to get followers

5. What makes you feel sexy?
good question..I don't really know the answer to that...sad right

6. I get excited when...........?
when I get to hang out w/ my friends or come home to my boy and puppies after a long day out.

7. Are you the "outdoorsy" type or more "indoorsy"?
if I'm going to be outside I have to have a purpose usually...

8. Would you rather have your dream home or a million dollars?
Million dollars!

How about you?

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Shutter Island

Summer, 1954.
U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels s come to Shutter Island, home of Ashecliffe Hospital for the Criminally Insane. Along with his partner, Chuck Aule, he sets out to find an escaped patient, a murderess named Rachel Solando, as a hurricane bears down upon them.
But nothing at Ashecliffe Hospital is what it seems.
Is he there to find a missing patient? Or has he been sent to look into rumors of Ashecliffe's radical approach to psychiatry; an approach that may include drug experimentation, hideous surgical trials, and lethal countermoves in the shadow war against Soviet brainwashing ...
Or is there another, more personal reason why he has come there?
As the investigation deepens, the questions only mount. The closer Teddy and Chuck get to the truth, the more elusive it becomes, and the more they begin to believe that they my never leave Shutter Island.
Because someone is trying to drive them insane ...

Well I was really hopping to see the movie b/f writing this blog...however its been in between the big theater & dollar movie for at least two weeks now...I'm sure since I'm going to go ahead and post this it will most likely appear at the dollar when they update this Thursday.... So anyways I really had a hard time getting into this book...ask everyone at work I think I carried it around for like 2months only on page 26. Once I finally sat down and got into it, it became hard to put down. I will say there is a twist you don't (or I didn't) see coming at the end!! I really enjoyed it and can't wait to see the movie!!


Thursday, April 15, 2010

play ball!!

Racquetball that is!! Yesterday one of the girls I work with & I went up to the gym to play some "ball".  This was the first time that I have ever played and I was a bit nervous...You see when I was younger I was alot more athletic then I am now...after trying to play softball about 2 summers ago I have learned how things (my body) have changed since I've gotten older...I've always enjoyed sports and they have come pretty naturally to me... I am also a closet competitive...meaning in my head I have to kick ass and take names...if I don't then I get frustrated!!! I don't let other know this... I am a good loser on the outside ... on the inside I'm pissed at myself for not doing better!! 

Well yesterday was a ton of fun even though it felt like as soon as we shut the door that the oxygen was sucked out of the room....but my heart rate was up...I was sweating and it didn't even feel like I was working out other then the not being able to breath part...However I woke up today and oh my do I hurt!!! my arms my legs..muscles in my abdomen that I didn't know I had HURT!! Last night when I was going to sleep I was thinking that I was going to do some cardio at the gym today b/f work....I woke up and decided to go tomorrow...


Monday, April 12, 2010

Monday Cartoon

Our Lady Of Perpetual Diet Coke....glad to know I'm not the only one with a problem.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Day vs Night

So things are changing...this bad economy has finally hit lil o' Norman. The ER doctors have decided to cut back one of the doctors shifts because our census has been low over the past few months. So since my doctors shift (4p-1a) is the main one affected I was a bit nervous about my job.....well thankfully I did not lose my job but it has completely changed....My current shift is 4p-1a Thur -Sunday . I am now going to 9-5 rotating every other weekend off. Most people would love this shift...I on the other hand am a bit disappointed...I really love working nights!! The people and atmosphere are soooooo....much different!! Not just staff but also the patients are different. At night you get a lot more crazy drunks and weird situations then you do during the daytime hours. But it won't be forever I hopefully will be going back to school in the fall and  I will have to change my schedule and who knows what will happen then...only time will tell.


Sunday, April 4, 2010

Text Queen

When text messaging came about I never thought I would be one to hop on that train...boy was I wrong!!! It has completely changed the way I communicate w/ my friends and family and how I feel about talking on the phone. I find so convenient because not only can you carry on multiple conversations with multiple people at once but you can do other things as work HA!  I have found that text messaging also takes the awkwardness of those annoying silent moments that everyone has on the phone...and allows you to answer at YOUR convenience. If you know me at all....I RARELY answer my phone....but text me and I will respond pretty quickly.... 

So if you need anything....TEXT ME!! but don't call I may be sleeping...hehehe!!


Saturday, April 3, 2010

I wish...

I could go hide in a tree for a bit...

Friday, April 2, 2010

In the moment

Right now I just got home from work where I spent the last 45 mins talking with one of the nurses about relationships..She is going through a very difficult time in her marriage.  I listened and advised her that someday it will be ok and that the sun will shine again and I know that is hard for her to grasp right now but its so very true...But I know she will probably not believe or understand me until she finally reaches peace within herself. You live and you learn. It just sucks!!

On a different note my dogs are driving me nuts!!! I guess they are all hyper because I just got home from work...or brad gave them a whole bunch of sugar while I was gone..who knows...but they are all wobbling around and making noises and they want to go outside and then inside and then they want food and up on the couch and off the couch and oh my goodness!!

I am so stinking tired right now I really need to go to bed...You see I have been working out!!!! and my legs are super tired today I did 45 min of cardio today and Tuesday. And yesterday Lindy Lou and I went all around town and to the city and back shopping and stuffs and my legs are tired!! But that good tired!!! However I think I'm going to take tomorrow off from working out.

Man I'm watching this show on National Geographic right now called Factory Floor w/ Brian Marshall ... I don't know its just on... and its showing how they make money...holy moly just stacks of $20's -- like millions in minutes!! Crazy...what I wouldn't give for a few of those sheets!!! Can you imagine the background check you have to go through to get that job!!

Well I'm sure I have bored you enough today...I'm going to leave you with and a new word to add to your vocabulary...the word is MERKIN ... Google it!! Very interesting....


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