Wednesday, June 25, 2008

40 hour weeks?

Just about...and I'm finding they don't sit so well with me. Actually, it's been more like 44 hours in the past 3 days. I work my shift at the hospital and then go over to our "new" house to paint and such. It's coming along. Someday, when it's done, I'll post before and after pictures.

A lot has happened since I last posted. We went to northern Wisconsin with my family for a few days, Luke left me for the first time since we got married (to go to Taylor and sandbag, and yes, I did stay home by myself), my best friend (Kate) got engaged to an amazing man named Mark. I am so excited for their wedding!

My grandma (my mom's mom) had surgery for her stomach cancer on Monday to remove part of her stomach and some lymph nodes. They ended up having to take out more of her stomach than was planned. They also had to take out her spleen and quite a bit of tissue from her abdominal cavity. Other than a lot of pain, she has been doing well. Today her blood pressure started dropping and her heart rate got very high. She's in ICU now, and being closely watched. I know she would appreciate your prayers.

Monday, June 9, 2008


Well, almost. Yesterday afternoon Luke and I accepted an offer on our house. So if everything goes well, this time next month we'll be country folks. It's overwhelming to think about the paperwork, the work that needs to be done to the house before we move, and packing. It's sad to leave our first home, where we've made so many memories. But it will be good. We'd appreciate your prayers.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Scary Movies

This week, I had a first. I got my first IV! I was so excited. I've been on top of them, on either side of them, blew right threw them, and hit valves. Yesterday was the first time I got into one.

Right now we're watching a movie and it's at a kind of scary part, so I'm writing this post so I don't have to watch. Luke is laughing at me. Ok, it's over now, so I'm going to finish. :D