Sunday, September 4, 2016

August So Far...

Yep, I realize it's September now, but the end of the month turned into a big whirlwind of emotions and things.

Word to Describe the Month: Frazzled.  I was put on call A LOT in September.  Like 25 out of 40 hours some weeks.  Not being at work isn't the end of the world, it's the uncertainty of not knowing if you're going to get called in or not.  Like, I would be in the middle of making dinner and then have pull something out of the oven, because I had to go in.  Or I'd debate chancing mowing my lawn and hope they didn't call me in.

Then, I had a week of vacation near the end of the month and I had all sorts of plans of things to get done, but instead I was this frazzly mess trying to figure out if I should stick it out at the hospital or apply for another job.  I live in a tiny little town.  Jobs are not plentiful here.  I've been at the hospital for almost nine years.  But, I finally pulled the trigger and applied for a different job, had an interview, and got the job.  I was sick to my stomach right up until it was time to leave the house.  And then, once I got there and we went over everything I felt like it was totally the right decision and just at ease about it all.  I've given my notice at the hospital and start the new job on September 12.  So, while most of the month felt frazzled, it's ended well and I'm looking forward to something new!

Watching: With all the on call time spent sitting around at home, I watched Jessica Jones and Stranger Things on Netflix.  And loved both.  Note: You don't have to love comic books to love Jessica Jones and if you love the 1980s, and a show that's a cross between Stand by Me and It, you need to watch Stranger Things.

Mornings are for Coffee and Contemplation

Working on:  A lot of sewing.  It was a crazy productive sewing month.  I lost count but I know I finished well over twenty things, which was my goal.  I have a lot of blog posts in mind for September and some new projects in the works.

Looking forward to: A new job.  Wearing something besides scrubs!  Not working holidays and only one Saturday morning a month.  No nights.  I don't know if I'm going to know what to do. Also, the NFL starts back up next weekend.  We had our fantasy football draft last week and it went really well.  Yahoo ranked my draft as the best, so I've been talking smack to my husband all the time.  He beats me every year, but I think this may be my year!  And, finally getting my goals back on track.  It's been kind of a rough last few months!  Masterminds meets today, so looking forward to getting back on track.

August in photos:

Pictures clockwise, starting from the top: My parents dog, Cora, she's almost nine months old now.  Spent one of my days off driving in the hills near my town; love this lake.  Sunflowers at my parents house.  They have rows and rows on the edge of their field.  And, a little bridge my brother and I found when we were checking out a little trail in town.

Hope your August went well!  Did you do anything fun or exciting?  Any big plans for September?


  1. congrats on the new job! Looks like you have a full platter ahead.

    1. Thanks Judy! Change is scary, but I feel like it's time and I'm excited about what's ahead.