Showing posts from February, 2008

Tag! You're it!

Actually, I'm it! Candy tagged me, so here goes! I've done a few of these before so if there's any repeat information, hopefully you've forgotten it by now! ;)

**List 7 random things that people may not know about you. The rules are to link the person who sent this to you and leave a comment on their blog so their readers can visit yours. Post the rules on your blog. Share 7 facts about yourself. Tag 7 random people at the end of your post, linking their blog. Let each person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

1. I have a very minor case of OCD (self-diagnosed) and I love to count things in my head. Example: headlights of oncoming traffic, lines on the road (until they go by too fast & I get frustrated), windows on buildings, etc., etc. Yeah, sometimes I just have to tell myself to "Stop!"

2. I like to come up with titles for blogs I haven't written yet. I guess it's the creative juices flowing.

3. I have always wished I co…

A Face Only a Mother Could Love

This weekend at work I had occasion to take care of a baby who was, well, a little homely.
For those of you who are new to my blog, I am a Registered Nurse and work in the Newborn Nursery. And, I love getting to care for all the cute, squishy-fat babies that roll through our doors. And we get a lot of kiddos! I love their smooth skin, fat feet, and most of all I love chubby cheeks. This particular baby, however, had none of those "cute" features. Which was OK by me. My co-workers always tease me about cuddling & nuzzling all the babies, including the "ugly" ones. But how can you not find something sweet about a newborn?
I picked him up in the Labor Unit when he was born Friday night and took care of him pretty much all weekend. The poor thing had dry, peely skin and was kind of scrawny. His little eyelids were darker than the rest of his face so he looked like a baby raccoon. He did have pretty hair, though--lots of dark curls. I was happy to see that as the we…

Tea? Why yes, I'd love some!

Last night I tried a new treat. I know there are several ladies out there who absolutely ADORE drinking hot tea. Anna, I know you're shaking your head in agreement right now. *wink* But, up until now I have not been one of them. I've always liked the idea of drinking hot tea; my aunt has always drunk it and I have a few friends who think it's divine, but each time I've tried it the taste was just way too weak & bitter for me. Yesterday, though, I decided to give good ol' tea another chance...

The last few days I have been suffering with the usual sinus infection, general crud that I tend to get 2-3 times a year. Except this time, I was a little more concerned than usual because there's been a lot of people out with the flu at work lately and I ran a temp all night at work on Wednesday. Yes, I know...I work with babies and what if I gave it to them? Not to worry, I didn't hold them any higher than my stomach, I'm not coughing, and my hands look like h…

Countertop Commotion

Several months ago (as in October) my hubby and I decided to replace our old kitchen countertops with new ones. No big deal, right? All we needed to do was go to our local home store, pick out the product & color we wanted, and set up the installation process. Sounds simple enough, huh?

Nope. Not even close. First, we had to sign the paperwork saying that we did, indeed, want the home store to install our counters. Then, we had to wait a few weeks for someone to come out & measure the existing counters so that they could be ordered. After waiting several weeks for the countertops to come in, during which Thanksgiving had come and gone, we got the call that our counters were in and the installers would be coming in the next week to do their thing. Can you imagine my excitement? I was having lovely daydreams about how pretty our new countertops were gonna look. I'm sure all you homemakers out there know how disheartening it can be to clean and clean something that still looks…