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A Boy, A Girl, and The Marine Corps: A Love Triangle: A little of this, a little of that....

A Boy, A Girl, and The Marine Corps: A Love Triangle

"I cast my lot with a Marine and where he was, was home to me." ~ Anonymous.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

A little of this, a little of that....

Recap of the last little bit of my life-

Started my new job as a lead tech on the swing shift at a new ER just north of Seattle.  It's nice because there is no traffic during my commute so it only takes 20 minutes to get there.  :)  VS the hour for my last job!

So far, I enjoy it.  But, there are always hiccups.  I work with some people who have very different ways of doing things.  Some I agree with, some I don't.  But over all, it's been wonderful.  Everyone is very nice.  The people on my shift are great and the docs have been awesome to work with.  A good change over all.

That said, I'm starting to wonder if I'm meant to deal with people.  Not owners, but actual human beings in general.  I'm finding that the solitude of being unemployed was much better at times than having to talk to people.  Sometimes I missed human interaction, but not really.  I forget that I used to be a bit of a hermit.  I'm sure I'll adjust, but my month of being home with no job is the first time in two years I have had that experience and... Well, honestly, it made me sad to have to leave it to go back to being around people all the time.  I joke, I say that I was bored and wanted to go back to work, but in truth (between you and I) the only motivation I had was financial.  I just want to get our debt finished being paid off.

On that note, we are almost there!  Should be consumer debt free by the end of the year and my student loans will be gone soon into 2012.  WHOOHOOO!  Due to that, we have begun the long journey of market research into buying a piece of property.  It's a dream we have always had.

On the other fronts of life- Puppy is finally getting older and less irritating.  LOL!  But we still have a ways to go.  We are planning a trip to visit my cousin in London for next year.  That will be for our fourth anniversary.  As some of you know, we got married on the leap year, so next year will be our FIRST anniversary.  HAHA!  So, we thought we'd do something special.

I saw a specialist and he said, among other issues, I have a 70% deviated septum.  WHAT THE HECK!!!!  I saw a doc in April who scoped my nose and did a CT scan and told me I have a "slightly" deviated septum.  I have to disagree that 70% is slight.  My new doc even showed me video of the scope of my nose.  He said that is likely what has been causing my "allergies" that I don't in fact have, all these years.  It's why I'm congested in the morning and why my nose runs all the time... And probably why I don't sleep well.  Not enough oxygen.  :)  So, he is recommending surgery for that.  Luckily, it's an easy one and I can do it on my rotation of 5 days off at work.  So, no big deal.  On the terrible ear pain and fluid buildup font- still got nothing.  But I'm seeing another doc, then meeting up with my current one in a month or two to review our options.  It's positively exhausting to see all of these docs.  It's terrible to not know what is wrong, it's even worse that my doc is only in the office on days I always have to work, and thus don't get to sleep on those days.  But I'm hopeful we are on the right path now.

I had my HS reunion on Friday.  I hadn't planned on going, but a friend insisted so that she could see me.  It was nice to see a handful of people, but really?  I graduated and walked away 10 years ago.  Everyone was happy to see me and wanted to know what I was up to and where I had disappeared to.  The truth is, I disappeared to avoid having to see most of those people.  I didn't really care for most of the people I went to HS with.  And, sadly, it doesn't look like many of them have changed for the better in 10 years.  It was nice to catch up with a few people, but I had made contact with most of them ages ago. So, I think I can feel safe in skipping the next reunion and not being sad about it in the least.  It's a horribly surreal experience to see all those people in the same room 10 years later, only to see that nothing has changed.

In other, more stressful news, I've been sick for a while.  I'm still working, but I've been nauseous for weeks!!!  Trust me, it's not what you think.  5 pregnancy tests in one week, two at home tests, two in house doc office tests, and one blood test, has myself, my husband, and my doctor pretty sure it's not baby news.  So, I'm on stomach meds for that for a bit.  They seem to help.

The hubs has been home sick for a nearly two weeks.  That has been tough.  I have never understood how strong men like him can be such babies about being sick.  When I'm sick, no matter how sick, I still have to clean the house, do dishes, pick up after myself, be sure his laundry is done for work etc, etc.  My only excuse would be surgery or hospitalization.  He did try to do some of those things, but generally only did them half way, still leaving his 24 hour a day, 13 day mess for me to pick up on my days off.  :)  Husbands!!!

On a sad note, my car is on the fritz again.  I don't know what is wrong with it, but it will be the second time in less than 6 months that I will have had to have it fixed.  :(  It's making me worried that it will be the end of my car soon.  I LOVE my car.  It's a 12 year old Ford, but it gets great gas mileage and I've had it for ages.  I got it 11 years ago!!!  It's got scrapes in the paint, a dented license plate, a horrible forgiving clutch and holes in the carpet, but I love it.  I don't want a new car.  I like my car.  I tried to find another of my car, but can't.   LOL!  I'm scared this will be the end of the longest relationship I've ever had!

So, that pretty much catches you up to my whirlwind couple of weeks.

Sorry I don't have any deep thoughts about life right now...


Blogger chambanachik said...

Goodness- that's a lot!

I have to tell you, I'm pretty insanely jealous over the London trip- that's been my dream for years!! You'll have to take lots of pictures.

Hope you get feeling better soon, too.

August 21, 2011 at 10:51 PM  

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