Shann & Rachel,
I laughed out loud at your comments about Doctor Who. You just don't know what you're missing.
Welcome, Rich, and Hi, Toni! I've been out of FW for most of six months trying to fit graduate nursing classes into my full time night shift work schedule, and it just sucked all the time out of me. Well, that and the fact that I'm a perfectionist, so I was putting way too much time into my homework, which was stressing me out. Ryan pretty much told me he wanted me to stop for both of us.
I'm a labor & delivery nurse in the South Bay area of Los Angeles, with a husband who's pursuing a degree in nutrition and minor local acting roles on the side. Now that I have free time again, I'm going to pick up where I left off with my writing. Also I've been thinking about going down the doula route. I'd like to get certified in lactation, and maybe even certified in labor & delivery, and then open my own doula practice on an on-call basis for people looking for someone with a solid background in hospital birth. Around here I could make a decent extra income, and do what I love without dealing with all the hospital politics and hours upon hours of charting.
My best friend moved in with us in early January to get settled down in the Huntington Beach area. She's got a job, but no housing options have opened up quite yet, so she's been borrowing one of our cars for the 45-60 minute commute.
Praying that something opens up soon, but it has been a blessing to have her here. She's cleaned and organized our apartment, and makes dinner on a regular basis along with some sweet baking experiments. And she and I went out on the town last night (Friday) which was really fun and relaxing after months of stress.
I'm kind of hoping Ryan has a break in his busy school schedule for us to get away, too, maybe just for one night away next weekend. I have been waiting to celebrate the end of my classes, and we may not be able to get to the mountains quite yet for a few days, but even just an overnight getaway will help me wind down and start building up for the next phase of my life.
I get wordy.
Night, all! Hope everyone is doing well.