Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Happy Tuesday

Over the past month, i have came to really enjoy tuesday evenings. with steve at work and school until late, it leaves me to have time with nate. i am always a sucker too, as i cave to most of his wishes on this day. the scenario plays out something like this...

nate: whats for dinner?
me: i was thinking we should eat home and have chili dogs
nate: but it's taco tuesday night...cheap. well have chili dogs tomorrow before you go to work
me: (guilt that i have not cooked in far too long) we have no money
nate:come on...we'll do better the rest of the week
me:ok (caving in) as i know that when we go out to eat just mom and son...he divulges to me many things that may not have been said otherwise. after all, i know the nicknames to most of his friends and how cool is that.

oh heck i can rationalize forever...but after working the night before and sleeping most of the day, it is nice to get out and be enlightened by what my teenage son has to offer. at least, he provides a ray of sunshine to my life and to me that is priceless.

Friday, September 26, 2008

the first month of school

the first month of the school year has been an adventure already with discovering new classes and finding new routines. i would like to say that this should be easy...but not always for the wadkins family. i am so very proud of nathaniel and the many projects that he takes on. there is not one class that he has that i would consider easy...and some i can not even begin to think that i would be of help. as nate has started the 10th grade, he has three core classes being pre-ap, (we let the history scate as a regular class) after listening to what had to be endured last year by other parents and students. i must also say that nate starts his day off at 6am with the varsity swim team. yes, this year he is doing seminary at home....not an easy feat for mom and dad as we have to keep up on it. besides swimming, nathan has decided to take on student council this year. that comes with weekly meetings and having to fulfill one volunteer service project a month. we are also encouraging him to finish up his scouting and submit his idea for his eagle project. some days, i think this is quite a lot for a teenage boy who would rather hang with his buddies or play on his laptop. so with all the nagging that i have done about grades...i give my son a big kudos!

steve has also started back to school to earn his masters degree in public administration. i believe he is in overdrive at this time as he adjusts to a very demanding school program. he is again enrolled in UNT which has the 9th ranked MPA program in the nation. the amount of work assigned shows it...on top of this, his job with the state is under a complete over hall, and possibly not for the best.

as for me, well i am bored much of the time. i have a list of many projects to tackle with a few actually being accomplished already. i have finished the extra room in our house. i think it turned out quite nice...but i guess that is if you happen to like IKEA. i was able to assemble the
dresser and night stand in about 31/2 hours without any issues. the room is now only missing a duvet cover and a little one or two with a smile and personality to fill it. we are again licensed for foster care and hopefully will receive a perfect call soon. i have also stained the deck that my dad and nate built last year. steve says that i am just in the mode of wanting to work on my hearth and home. i hope nature and luck see it our way.
i have so much to say but the words do not seem to be flowing at this time. i guess i am in a mode of needing some kind of change. i am looking forward to fall and hopefully the weather cooling down. and who knows maybe some good karma to flow my way. i wish everyone a happy weekend!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Just for fun

Pyzam Family Sticker Toy
Create your own family sticker graphic at pYzam.com

I saw this on while blog surfing and thought it would be fun. not quite our bodies or hair...who really cares.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

hooray for new furniture

It is official.....visitors can come to the Wadkins home and now sit on furniture that is not broke, doesn't poke and is pretty comfortable!!! I would like to think somewhat stylish too. This has been a hard house journey as the room is not very big and odd shaped with the bar and fireplace. We had gone to Bassett for a custom couch only to have the price keep creeping up in cost each time they talked to us....thank goodness Staceys had some choices of custom to choose from. I think the otoman is a change in color and print to what we would have chose years ago....but i love it and it matches the living room and kitchen perfect.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

another gripe about work but a safe place to say it

i had decided this week that i did not have too much going on and would try to get some extra moola to help pay for my extra purchases that have been made. must not be my week to do that as my staffing office has completely butchered my schedule all week. as a dedicated employee, i called early monday morning and signed up for 2 regular shifts and 1 on call shift ($$$). 1. i worked monday (no problem) 2. received a call tuesday asking if i could work this week 3. returned the call to find out that they took me off the schedule 4. got put back on the schedule

then driving to work tonight i called to find out the floor i would be working on...only to find out that yes i was scheduled but for two different shifts and was told to return home and not come back until 11. i was also informed that they had taken me off my call shift for tonight meaning no bonus. can i say that this is one irritated nurse!!! hopefully my scheduled on call for tomorrow as was again rescheduled since 6:30 tonight. if not...i guess they will be working one nurse short tomorrow....and my plan to pay off my new couch won't happen for another few weeks.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

funny or me being too sensitive

while i was assessing a patients lung sounds last night, he decides to come at my hand in an attempt to bite me. yikes....he has hepatitis! this patient was not confused or officially mentally ill. i managed to keep my cool ( don't know how) and proceeded to ask him why he tried to bite me knowing that he has a noncurable disease. his reply....i was bored and thought it would be funny. call me crazy but i did not find it funny. tell me....what do you think?