Sunday, January 4, 2009


Just not sure I have anything specific to write about today. So, here are some thoughts that are rattling around in my brain.

Today is Hubby's birthday. We went out to dinner last night, and I am spending quality time with him today. (If you know what I mean. Wink, wink, nudge, nudge. Gotta give him what he wants on his birthday.) He seems content with what I have done for his birthday this year. He was really happy once he realized that he would be 38, not 39 this year. I guess memory is the first thing to go as you get older.

I have discovered facebook. Wow. Who knew you could find so many people online? Absolutely fascinating, and at the same time, rather depressing. So many of the people I used to know in high school and college are now married with children. I am one of a select few who does not have children. I think I relate more to the single people than to the married people. Sad, but true.

My resolutions have been rolling around in my mind, and I think I may try to focus on one habit every week. This week I am going to focus on drinking more water. For most people, this is relatively easy, because they can keep a bottle or cup of water at their desk. For me, this is difficult because of where I work. No food and drink are allowed in the OR. (For obvious reasons.) So I cannot carry a drink around with me. I can try to drink a cup of water every chance I get, but breaks are sometimes few and far between. I need to give this some thought and work on drinking more water when I am not at work.

My work is sending me to AORN Congress this year. I am way excited about it. I love being an OR nurse, and this is a wonderful opportunity for me to expand my knowledge and enthusiasm about OR nursing. So, I will be in Chicago in mid, March. This is the first professional nursing thing I have done. And my work is paying me to go! How cool!

I start another agility class with Gertrude on Monday. I am really excited about it. I am also thinking of starting clicker training with both dogs. I think it could be a useful tool. I am really impressed with Gertrude, because she is not a freaked out by it as I thought she would be. She also caught on really quickly. Oscar needs some direction, but I think it may be a really good tool to use with him. I will try it for a while and see what happens.


Queenie. . . said...

I love clicker training. I used it when I first adopted my dog from a shelter, and it worked great. And now that you mention it, I'll bet some more clicker training would be great. She's recently taken to sleeping on the furniture, which I don't like.

Ann said...

As being someone who has been on Facebook quite awhile I notice, as well, that so many of them have kids. They talk about them growing up, doing new things, learning new things... it makes me ache but I'm so glad they have been blessed.