Friday, August 19, 2011

Sorry for the break...

Hello all!

Sorry it's been so long since I last wrote, but so much has happened over the last month, that it's hard to keep up with everything. LOL. I guess the biggest thing would be that I passed the state board and am a Certified Nurse Aide. Yay! I was so glad to get that card in the mail....I think my hubby was even prouder. LOL! :) I am actually currently working as a CNA too. A couple days after I got my certification, I applied at Life Care Center of Andover (KS) and got an interview! :) The very next day I get the call that they would like to offer me a position with their facility. I was so happy, as my old job was coming to an end very soon, so of course I accepted the offer! I have been at LCCA for about 3 weeks now, and it's going alright. You definitely don't realize just how much CNA's actually do until you start working as one! It's a lot of hard work & you better make sure you are in shape for that! I sweat so much at work, I'm surprised I don't come home soaked to the bone. LOL! My feet & back however, are still getting used to this new career choice! It's been a lil over a year since I last worked on my feet for 8 hours at a time, so yeah, my feet are screaming at me by the end of the night. Most days my back is ok, but then there are some days that I swear I won't be able to straighten up it hurts so bad! The nursing home that I work at is pretty nice, but there are some things that could be better. They are still completely understaffed (CNA wise) so we definitely run our butts off when we are working! Most of the residents are nice & easy to help/get along with, but then there are those that are stubborn as mules & will drive you up the wall! But, I guess that's probably everywhere. LOL! But, things are going well & I'm starting to get used to this new career, so that makes me happy. :)

I guess the next thing would be that my husband and I will be moving on September 15th. We found an amazing apartment complex that we REALLY like & have put down a deposit to hold the apartment for us. The apt complex is centrally located to everything, and is actually only about 10-15 minutes away from my work, depending on traffic. I love the fact that right across the street is a Barnes & Noble! Hehe! There are also some restaurants within walking distance, which is awesome. I can't wait until we move. We are even getting brand new furniture from Ashley Furniture! We have picked out a new couch, chair & ottoman, coffee table, & side tables for the living room, & we will have a new mattress & box spring for the bedroom. I can't wait to get them, but we won't until we move in. Makes no sense in bringing the new stuff to this "dump" that we are living in right now! We are also probably going to buy a new dining room table & chairs from Ashley Furniture after we move in. Luckily, it comes with amenities (fridge, stove, & dishwasher), so we don't have to worry about bringing anything from our current place to the new place. We'll just have to buy a new microwave, but that's not too bad! I'm just really looking forward to decorating the new place. I love doing stuff like that & have lots of ideas! We will even have a Bed, Bath, & Beyond across the street from the new place, so um, yeah...I'm going to be there A LOT! Hehehehehehe! :)

Well, it's getting late & my brain is starting to shut down, so I'm going to end this here, but hopefully I'll post again soon! I hope y'all are doing well & I'll talk to you soon! Take care & stay safe!!

Later gators!