Sunday, April 27, 2008
This post is a plea for prayers. This next week will determine pass or fail, LPN (which he already has) or RN, graduating or not....it all comes down to this.
So if you could please add your prayers to ours, we would deeply appreciate it.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Our swingset is fully employed.
Last but not least....
What would warm weather be without these?.....
Monday, April 21, 2008
Last week we did Green Hour Challenge #2 and had a wonderful time.
Saturday, April 19, 2008
They told me that i would need to wait until Monday for the results. Mike used his medical connections to get the word yesterday. The scan was incredibly boring, as in nothing abnormal. Good news. He said that I must have a virus of some sort, which to me says "Suck it up and move on.!" I am off to spring clean today because I feel alot better.
Thursday, April 17, 2008
We will eventually move out of this house (we out grew it 3 children ago) but not out of this world.....I mean ward. It feels good to write that. It makes it feel more final, as if announcing it publicly is the final step to acceptance. In all honesty, I have been somewhat resistant to except the will of the Lord. I was really looking forward to moving and seeing new places. I guess the long commute will continue for now.
There is something not good going on with my belly. I went to the doctor on Tuesday because I was having rebound pain in my lower right quadrant. (How is that for medical talk? I am getting so good.) I am also having some constant mild pain, occasional severe pain in my lower abdomen. So they sent me over to FMH for blood tests and x-ray. My blood work came back with an elevated white blood cell count, which is indicative of an infection. So, tomorrow I am having a CT scan at 10:30.
I hope that it is nothing major. I don't have time to be sick. If it is something that will require surgery, it will have to wait until after May 9th. The doctor mentioned that it could be "fringes of scar tissue wrapping itself around my intestines" because of all of my c-sections. "This long after!!!???" I said, "the youngest is 2!" He said "Oh yes, it is the gift that keeps on giving." I really hope that it isn't this. This will require major surgery. I hope I am just majorly constipated and he tells me to take a laxative or something. Yes. I poop every day, but ya nevah know. No need to speculate, tomorrow will come soon enough.
Sunday, April 13, 2008
- Apply at all of our local nursing homes. There is a problem with this option. It simply does not fit into our traveling plans. In order to be a traveling nurse, Mike needs a year experience in Med Surge. Nursing homes don't have Med Surge units.
- Apply at other surrounding hospitals. While that is all good in theory.....they are all atleast an hour away. Mike has been traveling an hour to school and back for two years. There are so many better ways to spend two hours a day. Frankly, he is sick of such a long commute.
- Move closer to the hospital that he gets a job at.
I choose option three. It is the most logical. We DO NOT want to move, we love it here. I think it is the best place on earth for our family. But I am also sooooo tired of being poor students, that I am willing to go just about anywhere if it means.....(what's that E word again???)....oh ya....EMPLOYMENT!
We don't know if it will be in Maine or not....we will pray about where when we see what our options are.
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
On March 28th our plants looked like this.....
Today they looked like this......
What nature delivers to us is never stale. Because what nature creates has eternity in it. Isaac Bashevis Singer
Here are just a few of the treasures that earth had to offer us......
Tapped Maple trees are a sure sign of spring around here.
Lots of melting snow and a few leaves left over from Fall........
Plenty of sunshine......
Rocks in our neighborhood stream that were shiny and clean...... (aren't those the best kind?). When I was a kid I use to collect rocks. If I couldn't wait until I got home to wash them to find out there hidden beauty, I would lick them clean. A pound of dirt anyone?
We also found White Birch bark....
A dead mouse.....
And walking sticks.
But the highlight of our adventure was most definitely this......
On the way home, we made numerous stops to shed a few gallons of water.....
Stomp and splash in the biggest puddle we found....
And do some more "fishing"......
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Sunday, April 6, 2008
The only thing worth stealing is a kiss from a sleeping child. ~Joe Houldsworth