Saturday, December 08, 2007

December already!

Wow, it is already December and the year will be new in only three weeks!
This morning my friend's daughter became a mom for the second time (I knew within an hour of the birth) and so there are now two little girls for her to 'grandmother' alot. The only problem she has is that they are five hours away from her so it takes a little planning to get there but she is on her way right now to see this newest addition.
I am 'branching out' by adding a 'fun' job to my life. I am becoming an employee at the zoo (and some volunteering time too) and so my time on Sunday's there now is more of a committment than it was before but I'll be learning a new skill (for very little pay) as a cashier and that will be something different than the nursing profession!
I am not sending Holiday cards this year so I am wishing you all a happy season and a Great NEW YEAR!

Friday, November 16, 2007

Almost Thanksgiving

I can't believe that it is almost Thanksgiving and last time I wrote was June!
I spent most of the summer at home and had more work done on the house (replaced the A/C duct system). Then, after I recovered from a bad fall (incurred physical injury as well as a concussion), I took a short trip to Georgia (visited my friend Sue) and Tennessee (saw the sights in the Chattanooga area) with my three 'old' ladies in tow. They did very well, I got sick and came home a little sooner than I had planned.
I seem to be OK now and life goes on. I am enjoying 'autumn' (finally) in Florida and being able to wear sweaters/sweatshirts. Hopefully this weather will last a couple of months.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Nine months of time

Seems I've been away from this blog for about nine months, and , no, I did not have a baby in this time frame. I have been busy with 'things' and 'stuff' and the time just flies by when you don't even notice it.
I have taken only one small trip and that was for my convention which was only in Orlando so a short drive away but a great week with my friends and professional colleagues.
Upon my return, however, I found a very sick Goldie (my youngest cat) and in four weeks time, I was forced to send him to the Rainbow Bridge. And, then, on top of that, Whiskers (next youngest) also had to go join him within six days. It was not a happy time and I am still recovering as are the remaining three 'old' ladies.
It is interesting that it took at least 5-6 weeks for the three girls to find new habits (new sleeping places, eating habits) and I know that is the result of suddenly not having the other two 'kids' in the house.
I am busy with some work at the hospital, zoo volunteering, being Treasurer of my Homeowner's Association and now I am also the President Elect for my professional organization's local chapter. I guess my committments mean I won't be taking long trips for a couple of years.
We got a new roof this year so hopefully there will be no hurricanes to blow it away. I think those are the 'highlights' of the last nine months and I will try to write more often.