Thursday, November 25, 2010

Where to begin??

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!!

hehehe...and this one of us!

This is not the most flattering pic,but it is what it
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. 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 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!!
Ciao folks!


Julie Julie Bo Boolie said...

I'm so happy for you to have found this career that you love and that helps so many others. You RoCK!

Anonymous said...

There are two things that I could never do in this life, one of them is be a teacher and the other is be a nurse. BUT I value and adore all of those in these professions because they are giving humanitarians for being able to do what they do!

I know how busy you've been this year, so I'm pleasantly surprised to see this update! The first thing I thought when I saw the first picture was "OMG He's taller than his mama now!"

High five to Scott for helping you through this time in your life! It's amazing what a little support can do eh? Big hugs to you and yours.

Northern Momma said...

That's awesome! I love those photos, such a beautiful family Jenny!

food-lover-mama said...

I can't believe how tall he is! Wow, can I relate to that except my daughter is 7 and past my boobs.
My wish for you is that you keep your values and faith, let Him guide you in your new career and in your life. Be the loving and caring person He created you to be. Be the kind of nurses we were blessed with when my Dad was in the hospital. I only wish we could have you here in Ktown with us!! Maybe a move...we have houses on my street! Wink Wink Nudge Nudge.
( this is Heather by the way ) LOL Not some crazy stalker lady ...well that is still in court but ya know what I am saying.

Jenny said...

Heather...send me the link to your blog!! I miss chatting with you on fb!

Cheryl said...

I love your blog posts. You look so awesome in your nurse's uniform. So proud of you - honestly. I often think of starting something different at this time in my life - I am too afraid.
I hope that you are proud of yourself! You so should be.
Loves. C.

Anonymous said...

Jenny Jenny bo Benny Jenny, yay you are back I have been checking and checking.. and yay finally here you are WOW the family has grown, and oh so handsome... You are looking all official in your uniform.. wtg girl, so proud of you.. are you working in Terrace now.. sad news from ktown, Mama-O passed last Sat night.. at 98 years.. was a lovely memorial for her.. thanks again for the update and hope you and yours have the very best holiday together.. Sue

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