Runaway Baby

How have I gone this long without discovering Bruno Mars???? 

I downloaded his album and listened to it while I was on the treadmill today and I’m serious when I say that at one point I wanted to get off the treadmill and just dance around the 24 Hour Fitness on Horne. 

But I didn’t. 

Because that would be weird. 

But I love the album- the kid is infectious, and I mean that in the best way possible.  I do believe I’ll put me some of this on the speakers later and dance around the house like a fool. 

Because it’s not weird when you dance like a fool alone in your house.  Well, it is, but no one can see you.

For those of you who have been following my on and off since I bought my house then you know that I’ve been itching for a new fence pretty much since day one.  Well- I should get a big enough tax return this year to pay for one!!!  I can’t tell you how excited I am for this.  I’ll be able to let my dog out in the yard ON HER OWN for more than fifteen seconds and I won’t have to check on her location every five seconds.  Plus, I could walk around naked outside if I really wanted to. 

Which I don’t.  Because that would be weird.

I am perfectly content to spend every last cent of my tax return on the fence, but I’d be lying if I didn’t say it would be awesome if I still had some left over for fun because I’ve got a lot of stuff to pay for!!  NTI is coming up and thats going to be an absurd amount of money right there, plus certification.  $$$$$!

I am getting more and more excited about NTI.  I’m excited to learn new things and expand my practice and become a better nurse and see what other nurses are doing for their patients.  I want to learn more and do more.  Plus, see my friend Raychel 🙂 from high school.  I downloaded the class list the other day and have been pouring over it trying to decide what classes I want to go to and what Sunrise Sessions I want to attend.  I’m definitely going to one of the sessions on daily sedation wake ups to see what the standards are elsewhere versus what we do at JPS and what we can and should do differently.  There are also some classes on high frequency ventilation and donor management that I’d like to go to as well as mobility in the ICU.  Yay for professional development!

Pretty Piece of Flesh

You know how I know it’s been waaaaay too long since I’ve been to the gym?

I have NO idea where my headphones are.  I used to have a LoJack on those things with a remote buzzer so I always knew where they were.  Today?  No freakin’ clue.  I think the last time I was at the gym was back in September or even earlier.  Whoops.

I’ve been itching to go back since sometime in November when I was sitting on the couch elevating the stupid stupid cast thinking “Gee, I sure would like to go take a walk on the treadmill and listen to some jams.  But I can’t.  Stupid cast.”  So now that I am  not only cast free, but boot free, AND have even had to run on the foot (no thanks to you typical county patient) I think it’s time I can test the foot on the treadmill.  I think the foot will be fine.  No 5K’s yet, but that’s more cardiovascular than orthopaedic. 

I’ve been down for the count the last two days with the regular post-Steamboat illness.  Sore throat, cough, runny nose.  Super runny nose.  I probably should have OD’d on pseudoephedrine sometime in the last four days.  No fever or swollen lymph nodes though.  So tomorrow, gym time with a dear friend that I haven’t seen in way too long.  Here’s hoping I can still find my 24Hour Fitness card too…hmmm…

As I enter the third week of the year I think I may have to amend one of my New Year’s Resolutions.  I’m just not sure I can read 100 books in a year.  At least not 100 books of any intellectual substance.  I could read 100 trashy romance novels  in a summer, but who really grows with that kind of material?  Crazy people, and I’m trying to rise above the crazy this year.  Trying.   I’m still pretty crazy.

So since I’ve more or less announced it on Facebook, I’m going back to Weight Watchers and actually trying to take it seriously this time.  I’ve charted my points every day since my meeting Wednesday and miraculously managed to lose weight between December 3rd and last Wednesday.  I’m going to give credit to my diet of Vodka and Sprite Zero during Steamboat.  Mmmm…does a body good. 

I get to have a little Ashley and Nikki time on Friday which I’m pretty excited about.  I think I’ll take her to the Museum since I bought that membership so it should be free and we can maybe see one of the short IMAX films.  

Goal for the week:  Don’t get sick.