My oldest son and I...(no he doesn't normally dress up like a waiter in a fine dining establishment...his band class was performing a concert)
The 3 amigos
I love this pic of my boys!!
I've come to this blog many times in the past few months, but couldn't find words or the energy to try and find the words to fill the page. So here I sit...I'm not sure how I can summarize a few months into a few lines. I think one of the reasons I never kept up with this blog is that in some strange way it reminds me of my dad: times when I needed to pull out a post and he'd do something foolish and I could just tell the story here.
Currently I am in my preceptorship at the hospital. I can't go into details about specifics, as per hospital policy but I am very lucky to have a wonderful preceptor. I will be officially done December 15th, and am licensed to work December 24th. It was quite the year, but I managed to pull through. I do have the best family ever. They are so adjustable and my hubby did step up to the plate to help me get through this grueling course. I have one more test to write in January...the biggy. Nationals! I wish I could tell everyone that I am busily preparing myself for this test, but....well...I'm not. I'm savouring the moments when I don't have to worry about doing much but go to work. It's a much needed break.
And now the question I get from most everyone: Do you like nursing?? Honestly...when I first started the program and was doing Long Term I didn't like it. There was a week where I questioned whether this was what I had thought it was going to be. But....as soon as I started doing the role of an LPN...there was no looking back. I'm extremely happy that I made this career choice. There are so many dynamics to this job. I have different directions I could go to in regards to my career path. I love the people. It is the most rewarding career and I'm so grateful that I have been able to get here.
My family is doing great. The boys are growing like weeds. My oldest is officially taller than me. They spent the summer with their grandparents and aunts and uncles in the East Kootenays and they still talk about that experience. School is going great for everyone. I'm so proud of them. Gavin is still loving playing hockey. And Scott...well...he is still his gorgeous, sometimes anal retentive, but loving self.
In other words...my life is great. Tonight it is snowing. I don't like winter, but the snow always makes me smile. It reminds me of going tobaganning, skiing, having snowball fights and laying on the ground and catching snowflakes with my tongue. Winter bliss!
Christmas is just around the corner and I'm not the least big organized. I'm not worried. This Christmas I don't want to buy into the rat race. I want to drink hot chocolate, eat cookies, build snowmen, drink too much wine, and sing cheesey Christmas song with my kids. That's the spirit of the holidays!
I promise I will not be a stranger. Gavinisms will be back and I leave you with one tonight:
"Mom I have to tell you something INCREDIBLE......Shay is growing hair outta his arm pits!"and he said this big wide eyes and in pure amazement!
I still think of him saying this and I start to giggle!!