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Michelle is running the 4x100 (so far they've won all of their races)She is on the varsity squad for El Modena and she also runs the 100m, and 200m.
Look who snuck in to the stands....
On a side note - Erika is also running outdoor track now for Biola. They just returned from indoor nationals in Tennessee and their next meet is Friday in L.A. where Erika will be running the steeple chase - how fun is that!! Hopefully we can get some good pictures of her.
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
What was I doing 10 years ago?
I was busy trying to raise 3 kids by myself and I was working the night shift (7p-7a). I'd get off work - get the kids to school and then sleep for about 5 hours. Oh , do I remember the hung-over feeling of no sleep!
Things on my to do list:
Today and tomorrow - make chicken soup for my sick friend Giselle, fix Erika's FASFA, finish Michelle's college stuff and register her for a test at CSULB. Tomorrow -play with Lilly!
This week - work and clean my house! UGH!
This year - that's a tough one since I hate planning and having things fall through.
Sometime in my life - go back to school and see the world. Do medical missions.
Do I have bad habits???
I'm a little too anal about paperwork. I don't know how to say no very well and sometimes that gets me in to trouble.
I am a horrible housekeeper.
Places I have lived:
Santa Ana, Ca.
Moreno Valley, Ca.
Mission Viejo, Ca.
and summers were spent in Bluffton, Ohio
Things most people don't know about me:
I always wanted to live on a farm (since the summers in Ohio).
I was bitten twice by the same hunting dog - scars to prove it...I don't think he liked me!
I am the second of 4 kids.
I love to take naps.
I was a single mom for over 10 years.
I am a grand-ma (there I said it!)
And like Shannon - I can talk about poop and other body functions without hesitation, often even over dinner. Us nurses are weird that way.
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Saturday, March 8, 2008
Monday, March 3, 2008
I know intellectually that childbirth is not a 100% risk free event...yet to be faced with the things that we have had to face lately has really tried our emotional beings.
It started with the code...I was in charge and there is just something about going in to a room and seeing a mom having chest compressions done to her...my first initial reaction was..."this is just wrong! Women shouldn't die in childbirth" but I had to put that aside to help perform the tasks at hand. There was so much to be done as we struggled to save a life.
Sometimes I don't understand why God chooses to do what He does. There are times that I go home questioning what I am doing and why I work where I do. All I really could do when I did get home was to tell my kids that I love them.
What I do know for sure is:
-that I work with the most incredible people - not just the nurses but the OB's and the anesthesiologist too. People who really care about others and who are able to jump in during an emergency and get the job done.
-that if I am ever critical I know where I want to be and who I want to be taking care of me.
-that the doctors that work down in IR (interventional radiology) are some of the smartest brainiacs that I know and do amazing things on a computer screen while really doing it to a human.
-that the human body is an amazing piece of work, able to suffer great trauma and heal and go on.
-that St Joseph's is so good about taking care of it's staff - scheduling debriefings and meetings to make sure that we are OK
-that I am not alone. That the other nurses that I work with understand and walk the same path, that we are able to hug and say I love you to each other and are able to cry together as well as laugh in the fun times. They are incredible people as well as nurses.
-that I can't be too careful...I need to be on my toes and really able to assess a situation, that I can't get complacent and think this is a no-brainer.
-that it is OK to take a day or two off, reassess then be ready to get back to work...that it isn't all bad and more often than not L&D is a happy place to work.
-that I am sooo thankful that Kim and Lilly made it through childbirth healthy!
To know that my job is not like many others - but it is a calling and a priveledge to be there for others. To be there for someone in their time of need as well as in their times of joy - who else in other jobs can say that!?!?