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Tuesday, December 25, 2007


What an different Christmas I have had. Working. It is my first Christmas where I have had to work. so there was limited anticipation on Christmas every for Christmas day as I had opened the majority of my Christmas presents already. It was weird. That's really the only word for it. The Foothills has a Christmas turkey for all staff that are working today which is nice as I will still be able to have a Christmas dinner (if I can find the room in my tummy-the nurses have quite the spread on the unit--hehe).

I want to take the time to wish all readers of this blog the VERY Merriest of the season AND may you be filled with joy as you gather with your friends and family today!

Merry Christmas!
Thank you for all the lovely Christmas card and gifts! Your thoughts and friendship mean the world to me! Keep in touch!

Monday, December 17, 2007

Life gets in the way

Oh dear. Has it really been since July that I posted? I am terrible. School and life have been keeping my sufficiently distracted. I apologize to all you faithful readers out there! But now school is done for a term and the next classes don't look TO terrible so I am once again hopping on the Blogging band wagon!

I am currently working (probably a little to much) in an effort help pay for my upcoming trip to Australia. Yes you read that right. For all of you who don't already know I am off to the wonderful word of Oz in Feb. My flight leaves on Feb the 5th and I couldn't be more excited if I tried!! I will be down in the the land "down under" until the end of April at which time I will head off to New Zealand for two weeks, returning to Canada mid may.

I know it sounds terribly luxurious! However, I am going for school purposes. I will be completing my final clinical practicum in the emergency department at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney! So I will be "working". But you are right in thinking it is also a bit of a vacation as the hospital I'll be in is only a city block and a half away from the ocean! WooHoo. So if you need me I'll be on the beach..."studying". I will be going with a friend from nursing who is doing the same thing as I am SO that will make it even more fun! Then for the last 4 weeks another nursing friend is going to join us and there we are going to drive up the east coast of Aus before heading to NZ. Woohoo!!

But before I get to leave I have BUNCHES of shifts to work and two more courses in Jan to complete.

Also exciting is the fact that I will soon be able to practice as an undergrad nurse! I am currently in training and as soon as my marks for the courses I just completed are posted I will actually begin to practice. I am VERY excited and a bit nervous about this as it means that I'm actually going to have to put into practice all the knowledge that I have been stuffing in my head! Yikes! But the unit I plan on starting on is very supportive and has a good mentorship program in place SO I'm hoping I'll be fine. ---At least everyone says I'll be fine hehe!