Thursday, November 14, 2013

I'm back!  I don't know if I'll keep up on blogging.  I'm not very interesting and I don't do a lot.  One thing--I'm no longer working at the local airport so no more exotic trips.  It's all good, though.  The job had taken over my life and my family lost its priority in my life.  I realize this can't happen and missing the job isn't as prominent as it was when I first quit.  Sure, I'll miss the last minute flights to visit family, but other than that, I won't (and don't ) miss much. 

I'm still busy during the week.  I've joined a Bible Study Fellowship International bible study and it's been just what I needed.  We joined the local YMCA and started rock climbing on their indoor wall.  Another thing that has been good for me and the family.  And I'm still volunteering at Centre Volunteers in Medicine.  It's a charity that is near and dear to my heart.  An organization for under-insured or uninsured Centre county residents.  My sister is a physician and for a couple of years she and her husband were uninsured.  Yep, it can happen to anyone. 

Don't get me wrong.  I still want to work again some day.  I'm such an extrovert and the feeling that I can contribute to this society outside of the house is still there.  I'm waiting.  I'm being patient.  I know the time will come again.  For now, I'm concentrating on making sure the middle schooler gets on the bus on time and that the 4th grader gets to his rock climbing class every week.  And I'm loving it!

Friday, May 10, 2013

This has been an up and down week for me.  I guess being sick hasn't helped.  There is some virus going around town that sneaks up on you in the form of allergies.  But, before you know it, you're feeling awful.  I lost my voice.  Imagine trying to parent when you can't yell!  ;)

So, originally, this weekend we were going to go camping to the Adirondacks.  It is about a 6 hr drive from where we live.  We were going to take the kids out of school today and drive to Ithaca, NY last night.  The place we would be camping was remote and we would have been roughing it.  I'm not a camper by nature.  I checked the forecast and it was for rain.  We did this last year (not on Mother's Day) and it rained.  I survived it and I enjoyed my time.  However, I just could not imagine going all that way for rain again.  And no shower, heat, electricity, etc.  And then a 6 hr drive home on Mother's Day.  Seriously, this seemed more like a Father's Day outing to me.  So, I called my husband at the eleventh hour (I had already packed) and pleaded my case.  I was willing to let him and the kids go without me, too.  He was not happy about it but he listened to my case and actually changed his mind.  I'm so glad I said something.  I'm tired of always going along for things that really don't interest me at all.  It would have been fine some other weekend, just not this one.  

So, he came home from the grocery store and brought me roses.  I was expecting a fight, but got flowers!  You could have knocked me over with a feather.  So, we then went outside as a family looking for morels.  We found some and cooked them up for dinner.  A much better alternative to the camping...

Another thing that happened yesterday was I applied for a physician recruiter position at our local hospital.  I have some contacts there.  We'll see.  It would be good to have a real job again that pays.  And it would be nice to grow professionally.

So, that's it for the week. 

                                                     Morel Cream sauce.  It was delicious!

Friday, May 03, 2013

I got an email out of the blue from an old friend the other day.  She found me from my blog.  Hi Cindy!  If you're out there still.  Anyway, it's always nice to hear from old friends/coworkers.

I've been under the weather this week.  No. Energy. Whatsoever.  Oh, and I've lost my voice.  Stinkin' laryngitis.  I got to tell you, when a talker like me gets laryngitis, life is hard!  But, then again, it's been nice to sit back and just listen.  I'm sure I don't do that enough.  

Because I was sick, I had to make some changes in my plans for the weekend.  My son and I were going to fly to Little Rock and then drive to Murfreesboro and did for diamonds.  We were going to go here.  I've never been and I even grew up in Arkansas.  My son loves geology so this would have been right down his alley.  We'll do it another time.  

And speaking of Arkansas, my hometown of Fayetteville got snow today.  Can you believe it?  Snow in May.  Unbelievable.  It was warmer up north today. 

There is nothing else new going on here.  I'm looking forward to an easy weekend so I can rest and feel better.

Friday, April 05, 2013

It's late and I'm sleepy.  It seems I've developed some bad sleeping habits like my husband.  I guess it was bound to happen sooner or later.  I wake up every night around 3 or so.  Ugh.

Our new kitties are still cute but the male kitty has started a new game.  He sticks his paw in his glass of water and flips it over.  Water goes everywhere.  He learned this little trick from our dog (whom he thinks is his girlfriend or something).  She flips her empty dog bowl over when she wants to be fed more.  He, unfortunately, hasn't figured out the difference between an empty dog bowl and a glass full of water.  PITA.

Sunday, March 03, 2013

What goes around comes a good way!

Last week a passenger called who had just gotten off the flight.  He asked if anyone had found a Brooks Brothers bag near 5C.  I explained to him that the flight had just left (I knew it had turned out and assumed it was in the air) but I could call the gate in Detroit to see if the gate agent could take a look when it got there.  He was appreciative but I knew he probably wouldn't see that bag again.  

A few minutes later I heard that the plane was on a ground stop and it wouldn't have an update from Detroit for another 30 minutes.  And that they were coming back to the gate to let two passengers off.  Wow.  I knew I needed to meet the plane and go on board to ask the flight attendant to check above 5C.  I did and the bag was there.  What a great feeling to call the passenger back with the good news.

Fast forward to Saturday night.  I'm with my sister and I stop by a gas station to drop a letter in the mailbox.  I hear something fall out of the car and but my sister doesn't here it.  I didn't check thinking it was my imagination.  I hop back in the car and we drive on to my house (about 20 minutes).  

We were home for about 15 minutes when someone calls my husband's cell phone.  A man had found my cell phone in the Sheetz parking lot (gas station) and called to let my husband know.  Unbelievable.  My husband grabs a bottle of wine and meets up with the man a few miles down the road.  The man even lived near us.  Simple amazing.  I got my phone back and I never knew it was lost...

Monday, February 11, 2013

Hello World.  I've come down with a cold and feel fairly miserable right now.  Of course,  I worked today.  We are short-staffed at work and yet, have a boss who is not very understanding.  Can't stand the guy.  However, today I checked in one of the local cardiologists and re-introduced myself.  I used to work with him at the local hospital a few years ago when I would fill in for vacations.  I found out that his clinic is building a facility that is supposed to be finished in the fall.  They will put in a nuclear gamma camera and be hiring a tech!  I told him I will come by and drop off my resume.  Hooray!  I'm trying to get back into the healthcare industry.  I miss it (and it pays a whole lot better than the airlines!).  

I do wish I could go on an oversees trip soon, too!  I want to go back to Dubai and see my friend.  And the heat would be nice, as well.  And the Lebanese food.  To die for.  I wouldn't mind the Caribbean, either.  Oh, to be rich.  

Gotta go to bed.  I'm exhausted.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

I'm such a slacker when it comes to this blog anymore.  I hate to give it up but find there's nothing new to say.  I guess I can blame Facebook for that.  

Winter is here in Central PA.  We had snow and it will probably melt away this weekend.  I think we will get up to the 50s.  I know we need the cold, but I like a mild winter.  Clayton made a huge snowman the first day we had  a ton of snow (Dec 26).

Work is still work.  The boss is the same ole (insert here).  I'm glad I have a place to go and keep busy and I certainly like the flight benefits (even if they aren't as good as they used to be).  Thursdays are my cleaning days now and I find I get so bummed after a while of being in the house alone.  I can't imagine not having a job!  I would spiral down for sure.  I still feel like my calling is in healthcare but there are no jobs out there.  Volunteering at Centre Volunteers in Medicine helps with that need.  I love it there.  I wish they would want to hire me!

I've been so homesick the past few weeks.  I hope to go there next week and see family/friends.  I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the flights aren't full and the weather is nice.

The dog and two cats are doing great.  Oreo (male) thinks he is a dog and follows Lilly around.  He even eats out of her bowl while she's eating.  Tuxedo (female) is cute as ever and sort of does her own thing.  She purrs at the drop of the hat which makes my heart melt.