Friday, December 15, 2006

I got a piano today!!! I'm buying it from my aunt and uncle, and my uncle delivered it this evening. I am very excited about it. I'm not an accomplished pianist by any means, but I took lessons for a bit, and I'm decent at picking things out. It's fun. But before much picking or playing can commence, I must get the thing tuned!!

We had people over to our house tonight, partially to help unload the piano, and also to celebrate the birthday of a girl I barley know and her twin sister, who I just found out exists tonight. It was good times. I feel like my social circle has done a decent bit of expanding in the past several months. I like it. Meeting new people and making new friends is fun! (But old friends will never get old!!)

Tonight my dog did something I have never seen her do before. My cousin Trevor came by to assist in the piano unloading, and the minute he walked in the door, Emmy ran from him, then started barking at him. She was terrified of him! I've never seen her be afraid of anyone before! It was absolutely bizarre. I picked her up and took her over to him so he could pet her and show her that he really is a nice guy, but I'm not sure she was entirely convinced. She ran away again as soon as I let her go. I have no clue what it is about him that strikes such fear in her. Very weird indeed...

Thursday, December 14, 2006

I have been lax in my blog posting lately. I apologize. I will attempt to mend my ways, but I make no promises.

Finals week as come and (almost) gone. This should affect me in no way whatsoever, being as I am no longer in school. However, the vast majority of my friends are still in school, so I feel as if I am affected by extension. I celebrate with them in the ending of this semester.

Work continues to be crazy and drama-ridden. We found out yesterday that, effective Jan. 1, our current nurse manager will be stepping down from that role, but remaining on the unit as a floor nurse. I'm glad she's not leaving altogether, because she is a very fun person, not to mention an amazing pedi nurse. I just hope the transition period goes smoothly, and that a capable replacement is found quickly. I'm not so much a fan of the drama.

Today I was floated to the nursery. Apparently December is the month to have babies in Abilene! (Not that you can pick a better month!) One mom even decided to go all out and have triplets! It seems it has been quite some time since Abilene has seen the arrival of triplets in one of their hospitals. Today, a news crew was in the nursery interviewing the new mom (who looks surprisingly small to have carried 3 humans around inside her for 9 months!). Unfortunately, my day in the nursery was cut short by my own ill health. Turns out I have a sinus infection. Boo. I have begun my course of antibiotic therapy, and plan to be completely over it by this time next week so that I can fully enjoy my own birthday. I refuse to be sick on my birthday.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

I hurt. I got my braces put on 2 days ago. 2 years, 3 months, and 28 days left. Unless my teeth move phenomenally quickly and I can cut the estimated time short. That would be nice...