Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Back from the Ocean

We had so much fun on our trip and I was sure to take lots of pictures as the memories will have to carry me through the winter. I don't know who had more fun, Charlie our dog or the kids! Our days were filled with sandle castles, kite flying and race car racing! The first night we walked around the harbor and bought some clams and prawns straight off the boat, talk about fresh!

Doesn't he seem well fed? I'm sure the fishermen love having him hanging around their boats, just like a dog begging from the dinner table!

Christopher and Dad had a great time with their cars and Charlie loved chasing them down the beach, boy they go fast. He was tired that night! Now back to real life of back to school shopping and finishing up projects before school starts( I'm laying wood laminate flooring upstairs in Chris's room).

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Pics from July

My my, where did the summer go? I already miss July.This picture was taken at Wapato park not long ago. Christopher is fascinated at all the millions of little tadpoles in the lake, there were swarms of them!

The backyard is always it's prettiest in July, now things are starting to dry up and lots of the flowers are past there prime. Oh well, that's why I take pictures!

I have now idea why I can't turn around this picture of Charlie, sometimes I really hate blogger. I would say adding pictures is definitely not user friendly when it comes to blogger. That's all for now!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

My dirty little secret

Yes, it's true. I, a future nurse, don't really love needles. In fact the thought of drawing someones blood does cause some anxiety. But, I put on my big girl panties and do it when it's needed. Sometimes I have success, sometimes I don't.
Here's my other secret, I 'm prone to have vasovagal responses when I have a bit too much anxiety in relation to needles. This basically means I faint. In fact, I fainted in the middle of the PACU a couple weeks ago. Ah, yes, creating new memories wherever I go. I had attempted to draw on this guy, and he was being really patient about it, but it had taken several attempts.
I started to feel a little woozy and before I knew it I was hearing my name being called with fuzzy faces all around me. It took a while to figure out what had happened but when I did, my first thought was DAMN! Why? Why did this happen, so so lame!
I know that I will get over this and the more practice I get the less the anxiety will come. In fact just yesterday, I worked in the same unit and everything went well, aside from forgetting to get the cotton ball out ahead of time, so what, a few drops of blood on the chair. Next time I'll remember and hopefully my hands won't shake as much.
Until next time, Becky