This is the first day back to some semblance of normalcy for me since my emergency surgery that was supposed to keep me out of work and off my feet for about a week (a week and a half tops), but as we know nothing in life is guaranteed.
I felt great and was ready to get back to the A to Z Challenge, school work, and even work, which was my plan; but unfortunately my body had other plans for me. A few days after I was discharged complications set in and back to the doctor and hospital I went. A fever, 101, low enough; but never looks good after you’ve had any type of medical procedure and a bit or rather a lot of vomiting and some other stuff I dare not mention here.
By the time I got to the doctors office my fever had climbed to 102.4 and the decision was made shortly there after for me to head to the hospital for some tests. Go straight to the hospital do not pass go Continue reading →
I made a rather rash decision this fall and it has really been kicking my backside. I decided to go back to school and get a second degree in Adult Education. So, between working full-time and going to school practically full-time there hasn’t been much time for anything.
Getting my degree in Adult Education has been a dream that has been postponed for a long time and I decided to finally fulfill it. Once upon a time some years ago, I taught 9th grade English and it was somewhat fulfilling; but I always new that it was not the end all and be all. In other words it was a job and was aware it would be a short lived job. It was. Lasted one year. Then I moved on to being a trainer. Didn’t love it (because of the company) but found it much more fulfilling.
Hopefully you’ll stay tuned because I do have quite a few upcoming posts. In order to maintain my sanity, reduce the number of increasing bald spots, and continue having decent posts there will be a couple of changes. In order to have quality posts, I’ll probably post two or three times a week.
One of my best and proudest holiday memory is when I decided to help someone else have a Merry Christmas. I’ve always wanted to do some volunteer work at a shelter and I finally decided to do it.
I volunteer a few days a week at a my local children’s hospital — reading to children, playing games, holding and feeding abandoned and developmentally delayed babies, and during one of my visits a hospital social worker comes in with a prospective foster parent for a baby Continue reading →
I remember it like it was yesterday, well maybe not quite like yesterday but definitely not some 21 years ago — the first time someone other than a family member told me, “I love you.” It came from my first real boyfriend. I think back on that time and there were actually a lot of firsts during this time in my life.
It was my first year in college and away from the safety net of home and my parents; I had my first real boyfriend, one that actually cared how my day went; my first real kiss that meant something; and of course my first ‘I love you’. Continue reading →