Monday, April 11, 2011
Our old cat died and the kids cried. I will miss him but am glad he went to cat heaven. He had a tumor the size of a golf ball but his health was not good enough to have it removed. He was a loud cat--Siamese talk all the time. He tolerated the kids carrying him around when they were young and never scratched any of them! He was almost 20 years old and walked rather stiffly. I guess he had arthritis. Anyway, this cat was afraid of the vacuum cleaner but not the lawn mower. He loved to ride in the car but screamed bloody murder when we went through the car wash. I only did that once.
On another note, my nutritionist increased my calories to 1700 and although I had a hard time adjusting to eating so much, I am losing weight. I really had my doubts but... if it works I will continue to pig out!
I love spring! I am already planning my garden and can't wait to get my early veggies planted. The flowers are blooming and I was glad to see my Bleeding Heart made it through another winter. Some of the trees have leaves and we mowed the lawn on Sunday afternoon.
My boys are starting to count the number of days before finals! The year is going so quickly!
Well, my goals are to finish sorting all the home school books for the sale, build a new shed, clean the garage, continue to track my food and exercise, go fishing, open the pool in May and swim all summer!
Take care Spark friends. Stay strong!
Friday, December 17, 2010
Well, Monday was a snow day so I filled out an application on line for a job as an RN at a Mental Health Facility for teens and adults. They also have a substance abuse unit. 5 minutes after I hit submit, the phone rang and they wanted to schedule an interview. I almost fainted. This my first interview in 22 years!
I went to the interview on Wednesday. I felt so good after the interview. They offered me more money than I expected, 3 weeks vacation, good benefits, and a choice of hours and positions. They called on Thursday and I have an appointment on Monday to go in and sign papers and schedule a doctors appointment and training/orientation.
I am thrilled.
I haven't worked outside my home for 21 years. I just thought I might have to take a refresher course at the college . I was convinced I was not really going to get a job. I am 53 years old and competing with all the young nurses! My references are friends I have worked with at the home school association and they are my friends, too. How silly! That is a little less than professional but all my supervisors are dead except the one who has Alzheimer's. The two hospitals I worked at before are closed or merged.
So, where did all this confidence come from? Well, thanks Spark People and all my Sparkie Friends! I feel so much more confident and walk with my head held high. I am sure the cute clothes help, too! I look like I have energy! In fact, I feel younger every day. The exercise and healthy food, the spark teams and friends, the daily goals, all have helped to change my life. Thanks a million.
I start after the first of the year so I have all the holidays free! Merry Christmas!
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