Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Next week's words are "old" and "blue". Bonus sporks for "Halloween". You know you want to play, too!
Monday, October 29, 2007
I didn't realize this was a competition. Is this who has the best wife? So, my response while rolling my eyes, "Yeah, well, I wouldn't get too used to it. When I get a job again, this probably won't happen as much."
Don't get me wrong, I truly enjoy cooking & keeping the house clean since I have the time right now. Especially, since the hubby did SO MUCH during these past 2 years when I was so crazy busy with school & clinicals.....of which I will always be grateful. However, it's going to go back to sharing more of the chores & less home cooked meals when I am working 40-50 hours/week starting next February.
I'm going to be a PA people, not a miracle healer. MMMkay.
Saturday, October 27, 2007
Friday, October 26, 2007
It was so anticlimactic. But maybe that's because we still have 49 days until we actually walk across the stage to get that diploma.
I can't believe it's over......
BUT $20,000 for a handbag???? Are you freakin' kidding me? You want someone to buy a handbag that costs the same as a car? And how is it even right to place this on the same webpage as their regular $100 - $1000 bags? Even the thought of a $1000 bag freaks me out (especially since my tastes change all the time), but then again sometimes I can be a cheap-arse. ;) Don't get me wrong, I like nice and sometimes pricey things, but $20,000 for a purse?
The first car I ever bought myself wasn't even $20,000. There is even one on there for $30,000!!!! CRAZINESS! My current car wasn't even that much! SHEESH!!! FOR THE LOVE OF PETE!
Oh, and POOR Aligator!!!!
I wonder if I was stupid rich, if I would ever spend that much on a bag......hmm.....I don't know if I could ever bring myself to do that.
We truly live in a world of excess, don't we?
Thursday, October 25, 2007
I teared up when I saw this pic of our old Corpus house. I was 18 months - 7 yrs old when I lived there. I'm such a sap!!!
So, tomorrow will be a good day and a sad day. Graduation will be even more emotional. It's always hard to say goodbye...I like "see you soon" better.
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
PLEASE be honest in your answers. I certainly don't want to annoy anyone....
Lemme know whatcha think.....
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
- Post Secret. I want this book!
- The "Blog" of "unnescessary" Quotations Marks. Some of their "Other Snarks" are funny, too. (I believe that I have correct usage of quotations here.) ;p
Figures I get sick my last week of classes. Good gravy! I guess it was all that time last week hanging out in clinics & hospitals begging for a job. When is my immune system going to get used to all the germs???????
Anyway, enjoy the sites. They're cute.
3 more days of classes!!!!!
Monday, October 22, 2007
Friday, October 19, 2007
I will be working in GI surgical oncology as the PA to a surgeon who specializes in hepatobiliary cancers (which means liver and gall bladder cancers). The job mostly entails working in his surgical clinic, but I will have the opportunity to occasionally assist in the OR (yeah!) as well as many other duties.
I cannot explain to you just how ECSTATIC I am.
It's my dream job. :o)
I feel that most of the interviews went very well. There was only one that I feel automatically was not a match, and that was the one I had on Monday where the patient population speaks mostly Español & hablo muy poco Español.
Yesterday was my all-day interview at UTMDACC & it went VERY VERY WELL. I do not have an official offer on the table, but I separately interviewed with 6 people, they all had great things to say & I suppose there is an official process that is followed at such an institution. So, I won't jinx myself by saying anything other than that. But it went well.
Let's just say I am 99% sure of where I will end up....
I was so excited after yesterday, I got very little sleep last night, hence the title of this post. The brain & sympathetic nervous system just would not shut off!!! I hate it when that happens! Naps are in order for today!!! :) I'm pooped!
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
I have FOUR interviews this week alone. SHEESH. Most of them are family and internal medicine. I had a family med one yesterday, an internal medicine one this afternoon, a family med one tomorrow afternoon, and my MD Anderson surgical oncology interview (with 7 MDs, PAs, & NPs...eek!...luckily I know some of them) on Thursday. WHOA!
The interview yesterday went ok. The doctor & his wife were very nice, but it is in a neighborhood that I don't think I would feel comfortable working in & the majority of their patients speak only Spanish and my Spanish skills are VERY minimal.
The one this afternoon is closer to my old stomping grounds north of H-town & the one tomorrow is about 10 minutes from where we live now.
Letcha ya know how they all go!
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Monday, October 8, 2007
National Physician Assistant Week will have added significance this year as PAs and PA students celebrate 40 years of the physician assistant profession. On October 6, 1967, the first physician assistants graduated from Duke University. Today, approximately 64,000 PAs are providing essential medical and surgical services to people throughout the United States and internationally.
As it grows in the United States, the PA profession continues to influence quality health care in other countries, several of which are developing their own educational programs following the model of the American PA profession.
To celebrate the creation of the profession, many constituent organizations, PA student societies, and individual PAs will host community activities and public information programs throughout October. State and local government officials will participate by issuing proclamations and statements in support of the PA profession.
Hug a PA today! :)
An individual’s best chance for surviving breast cancer is early detection. When found early, the survival rate is 96%.
Wish me luck again!!!!
As an update, I have had 2 interviews with 2 of my former preceptors from the clinical year. One is in family/pediatric medicine and the other is family/internal medicine. Both have extended offers, but I am a little disappointed with the salary/benefit packages they are offering. Not to be a snot, but I think I am worth more. I've worked my bootie off these past 2 years & have a good deal of education loans to pay off. Plus, PAs are in high demand. So, I am continuing to apply & look elsewhere. And as my readers are aware, MDACC is a top consideration for me. I had my last clinical rotation there in GI surgical oncology & absolutely loved it. I have been drawn to oncology for a long time, and have a special place in my heart for cancer patients. So, I'll letcha know what happens as the job search progresses.
Sunday, October 7, 2007
The hubby & I attended his co-worker's wedding at a beautiful church in Galveston yesterday & reception at the Hotel Galvez. It was small, but so pretty. I don't even know the couple, and I got teary. I'm such a girl!
It made me want to get married all over again (minus the costs of course). Awwwwww.
I turned to hubby & said "let's get married again." He turns to me *blink*....."Are you kidding me? I don't think I could I handle that again." I frown. He definitely stressed over our wedding WAY MORE than I did. Don't get me wrong, he enjoyed it....but it stressed him....a bit. You know Pups.....he's a worry-wart and perfectionist. :) So I say, "Well maybe someday we can renew our vows & have a big party." *BIG GRIN* "Maybe," he says and smiles.
Wasn't it fun to get married???? :o)
Wednesday, October 3, 2007
In an email from her this AM....
Monday, October 1, 2007
We forgot how having a kitten is like having a toddler (except the whole putting her in the bathroom by herself when we have to get things done). We constantly have to keep our eyes on her & the occasional "No!" comes out when she chews on the plant moss or looks too interested in the curtains. Oh geez! But OH MY GOSH! She is so CUTE! Cutest kitten ever! I totally forgot what it is like to have a NORMAL cat. Now don't get me wrong, I love my Simon and actually the kitten makes me realize that even more. I am actually feeling bad for the Simonese. So, I make sure to spend my quality alone time with him when I can. He is NOT thrilled about having this kitten around...at all! He walks around hissing and yowling under his breath with an occasional growl. Poor Slimy! Hopefully he will eventually get used to her and maybe even eventually play and cuddle her.
So, I know you are wondering how the Merl-dawg is handling the kitten....Well, take a look at this:
Merlah LOVES Marci! She sniffs her, grooms her, and whines sometimes when she can't see her. HOW ADORABLE! I was actually a little nervous how she would react, because Merlah isn't always very tolerating. She loves most adults, but she does not like children and is not fond of all animals. She tolerates Simon & likes my family's dogs. But she loves this kitten. Maybe she thinks of Marci as her puppy. She has only snapped her twice and it was during her precious nap time. So the snap was if she was telling Marci, "go away kid, you're botherin' me." "QUIET! SHUT UP! I'M TRYING TO SLEEP!" ;p
The first night of sleep was ok, but last night Marci woke up at 3:30am, so I grabbed her & placed her in bed with us. She was squirmy, so I didn't really get much sleep after that. Needless to say, we are both tired today. Although I am lucky, I decided to stay home today since my lecture today was optional. (I'll study from home.) Hubby had to get up before 6am. I bet he'll be dragging by the end of the day. Poor hubby! "What did we get ourselves into?"
We may be losing some sleep, but I am no stranger to that after these past couple years. So, it will probably be more annoying for the hubby. BUT we both adore Marci. It's good to see the hubby cuddle up with her. Simon rarely lets the hubby even pet him (Simon is a momma's boy), & I think he has missed having a sweet, normal cat to pet & play with.
Other than the loss of sleep & no more quiet evenings.....
We are having fun with this precious little girl.