Sunday, July 13, 2008

5 down, 3 to go!!!

Work days, that is!!

I started my general orientation last Monday and worked an entire 40 hour week this past week. I've got a bad cold on top of it and have pretty much been miserable!

I have 3 more days of full time hours, then I will go on my per diem schedule! I've really missed my kids and Chris this past week! By the time I got home and we had supper, there was only like 2 hours left to have "family time". That's rough!! I really admire those who juggle full time jobs and family, I don't think I could do it all the time!

I haven't really done anything exciting this week, this part of orientation is all the "fluff" stuff. I had to take a 6 hour test on Wednesday! It was a performance based evaluation used to evaluate what kind of things you need to work on in orientation. Let me just tell you how horrible that was!! For one, I had to take the medical surgical version of the test, I guess because I've been out for so long. Thing is, I've never worked a day of med surg in my life and was very unfamiliar with the types of patients they showed! I think I would've done SO much better had I taken the critical care version!! I was so happy when a cardiac scenario popped up on the video!! Heart and lung - yes. Orthopedics - no! I should get my results mid week and I'm not looking forward to it!! LOL

It is really neat to see the changes that have taken place since I worked there last in February 2003! Most of the paperwork is the same, except there is about an additional 20 sheets to fill out! LOL I've ran into so many people that I used to work with and they have welcomed me with open arms. That is such a GREAT feeling!! It feels good to be back and I know 2 days a week there will do me good!!

Not much else going on, I haven't had time to do anything else. We're all looking forward to our vacation coming up soon! We bought an air conditioner for our camper. Chris and a friend are going to install that today.

I'll leave you with a few layouts.
This one is in the July/August issue of Memory Makers.


This one is in the August issue of Simple Scrapbooks.


Thanks for reading!! Have a great week!

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

i've been clinking on your blog in hopes of finding an update about your new lifestyle. glad to hear all is going well. sounds like things are really going to work out great for you and your family.

denise

:: gingerkitty :: said...

cool thanks for sharing

Lily said...

Wonderful layouts. Good Luck getting through the last 3 days of what sounds like a full time nightmare.

Krissynae said...

keep being strong. Those 3 days will be gone before you know it. Your pages are beautiful. Great work.

Staci said...

I loved both of those layouts! Congrats on getting them pubbed!

quiltingnana said...

you're doing great. The layouts are wonderful.

Kimberly said...

i think it's awesome you made the decision to go back and now you're back!! almost done with orientation! i want you to be my nurse if i ever need one! okay?!!! lol...

your LOs are fab. i remember the top one. i'm so excited you're being published so much! i seem to have forgotten what scrapping is (never mind submitting).

hope your cold gets better. nothing worse than having to work and being sick!!! take care of you!

Melanie said...

I'm so glad that the new job is working out for you. The per diem schedule will be much better. Good luck making it through the final three days! Awesome LOs as usual!

Heather said...

Love the layouts! How fun that they are published! I don't think you can call it a camper anymore if it has AC! I bet you will have the most popular camper in the campgrounds! Good luck with the rest of the full-time hours!

Trish said...

Glad to hear you are liking being back at work! Don't worry about the test I am sure you did fine!

Love your LO's! Matt even picked the out in the mags when I was flipping.

scrappermimi said...

I have no doubt you aced that test!
Sounds like a GNO is well deserved!

Great LO's as usual!

Marlene said...

I've missed you on the board! (Totally understand, though).

Congrats to you for going back to work. I know you're a highly competent nurse...and I'd let you be mine!

(By the way, I see you've been blessed!) ;)

Hugs!!!

SCRAPGIRL : PATTY TANUZ said...

beautiful lo's!!! Love it!!! Kisses from México!

Jenn said...

Glad to hear everything is going good Rachael !
I HEART these layouts, especially the long time coming ! You always inspire me.

Have a great week :)
JENN

Jenn said...

Glad to hear everything is going good Rachael !
I HEART these layouts, especially the long time coming ! You always inspire me.

Have a great week :)
JENN

croppin carla said...

Love the lay outs that you posted.....sorry to hear work has been not so good with the hours and little time with the family, hopefully things will change soon.

Anonymous said...

Those 3 days will be gone before you know it! What a busy couple of weeks you must've had! Sucks to feel bad when you know there's stuff that HAS to be done.

Congrats on all of your L/O being published too! Next it'll be HOF for you!

Shirley

Patrice~ said...

you are simply amazing.
love.
it.
all!!!!!

Andrea said...

Way to go Rachael!! You'll be done withthis full-time junk soon enough and be back to enjoying your family before you know it. Of course you know I totally dig your layouts....and Ron really liked the one of Chris!!!

:)

Lindsay said...

I really admire you going back to work. I hope it all comes back to you soon, sounds like you are a old pro at this stuff!

Melonie said...

I've been wondering about you! So glad things are going well. I'm sure it will be much better once you are on your per diem schedule. Best of luck with the remaining days of orientation.

BrendaB said...

Congrats on getting two layouts published, Rachael - that's awesome! Glad to hear your orientation is going well!

barb said...

Awesome layout! Love the color combos.
Barb in Gilbertsville

Kendra said...

Way to go Racheal! So happy to see you getting more pubs, too!