Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Hello everyone!

I know, I know...I'm a slacker. Life is definitely busier now that I have STARTED WORK!!!! I am just so thrilled to be there. Everyone is really nice and helpful. I am learning so much already. I have read an article about seizures and a book all about headaches. I have a really good textbook to look through and 2 more smaller books to read, so I am definitely keeping myself busy trying to get up to speed. I am not seeing any patients on my own yet and probably will not until at least January (partially because I have no idea what I'm doing yet and partially because in the eyes of the hospital I am not yet credentialed as a nurse practitioner.....yes...that process is still ongoing).

As for other things going on, the Civic that Kyle drives (the one that I used to drive) decided that it wanted to give us problems last week and up through yesterday. Kyle kept feeling the car pull funny while he was driving and he had noticed the low tire pressure last week and had filled up all of the tires. We chalked it up to the very cold temperatures....whoops. After he got home last night, we both realized that his passenger front tire was flatter than a pancake. So, this morning we drove to Greenville a little early this morning and dropped his car off at the tire shop to get 2 new front tires. He picked it up at lunch and hopefully this will fix the issue!!! We still don't know what caused the flat, but I am wondering if that was the same tire that I had to have patched a long while back because of a nail.....oh hmm. Also, our AC/heater unit (which is brand new this year, by the way..) has decided that if the temps drop below 50 degrees outside, the unit wants to freeze up. This means that the house does not heat up above about 65 degrees when it's cold outside. BRRRR. I think God knows that we are running out of patience with this unit, because he brought the temps up to the 60s and 70s this week which gives us a few extra days to get it fixed!! yayy.

Let's see....a few requests.

1) Please pray for my "e-friends," Kayleigh and her family, that I've asked for you to think about before. Her little body is just not keeping up as well as it was and her family is now spending as much time as possible with her in preparation for the possible goodbye that they face. I just pray so hard that they will find peace in knowing that her body will not have to fight to live anymore. Instead she'll be up in heaven just having a party with all of the angels!!!

2) I also have a very general prayer for anyone going through financial troubles. For many different reasons, people are losing jobs, tightening their wallets, and just having to worry more than they should. I heard a story about a man who had lost his job a week or two ago, for no reason other than the company was FORCED to cut back. He was a strong worker, coming in early and leaving late. He made a comment as he was leaving work for the last time saying, "I just can't go home and tell my wife." I just pray that people will make ends meet and be able to find help when they need it. I pray that those who are comfortable financially will lend a hand when possible and where it is needed.

I hope that everyone is enjoying the holiday season and that we can all keep in perspective what is actually important in our lives.

Love yall,


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