Whew. Life has been hectic.
So so much went on in the past few weeks it is hard to classify everything.
Work is chugging along.
It would appear now that I’ve been doing this job for about 4 months, that my job consists of making graphs, and handling “crises”….
I dislike the crises. They always come at odd times, and raise up a lot of anxiety in me. Plus they usually place me into some conflict with various people or departments.
I held my second committee meeting this week, and it was alright, not perfect, but alright. I surely am not an expert in running meetings, yikes.
In addition, I had to present at a Critical Care meeting, which also went “ok”. i got a bit annoyed at one of the physicians, who was being a bit of a butt, but he was equally “butt-y” to everyone so I just don’t care.
In the midst of this we had our first deadline for submission of data to the National Health Safety Network, which is of course, part of the all powerful CDC. On Monday, my hospital showed “out of compliance”. Given that the deadline was Wednesday…I figured I was alright. I did the download of data and waited for us to come off the naughty list. They never updated the naughty list, so a great amount of intense fear went into that day as we all scrambled to find some way to create proof of our submission. It is the first time that the Government will be withholding revenue if we are out of compliance, so people were…having some problems to say the least.
So work, is well, like many peoples work.
Oddly, during this week, I did manage to go out on two dates. I met a man last year in October, who seemed nice but was only in town temporarily. He was back in town and contacted me and we went out to dinner and did a spin at the gym and such. He is a nice man, but he really is a bit older than me. I think he may have more in common with my Dad than with me, but…at the same time, we have been able to talk for hours and enjoy each others company with no problems…
Not so sure I’m ready to be a couple like that. Luckily…he lives out of state. We are planning on doing a Half Marathon together. And so I have some time to think about it. Initially I was thinking No, this can’t happen. I was doing all the calculating, when he is X age, I will be X age. Then a friend of mine reminded me..I may never be that age…so I should probably enjoy whatever I can enjoy…So there’s that thought too.
My Hip seems to be holding up fine. I’m running OK. I have put most of my training over on a different Blog, which is really more of a run log…. My main concern is that I seem to be careening towards the Marathon and yet my training seems just “off”. I’m hitting most workouts, but I just feel Off. Tomorrow is a big long run, so we will see how that goes. I enlisted a pal to help me, and she is a much faster running, so I am sure I’ll get something done. I think once I finish off a good successful long, I will feel better.
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD update!
I have discovered the 17 cent notebooks do fit in shoeboxes. So I got some today, as well as a Belle doll
for a steal, it was 2.00. Normally this would retail for about 7.00- which to me is too much to pay for most of my Operation Christmas Child boxes. I also got in the mail a ton of free samples and such that are totally acceptable for OCC. One of the best this week was a daisy pin which would be appropriate for an older girl. For those of you who do OCC I really do recommend that you sign up for these freebies. I’ve gotten mostly things that are useful for me. (Laundry detergent, powdered drink samples, coffee samples, maxi pad samples.) But I have also gotten a cute Mickey Mouse Pin and now this Daisy Pin. Since they are free, it feels great to add these little things in.
I’m really excited about our packing party this year. A little nervous as the man who is hosting the party with me seems to be taking a bit too much interest in me….It must be that time in my life.
At any rate, My one thing I need to experiment with is getting the “contact paper” and trying to use that to cover the shoe boxes. I know it will make them into something somewhat durable, plus I admit, I HATE wrapping the boxes.
Big plus, I also found some Lego stuff on sale, so part of the Nephews Holidays are taken care of too!
SO things continue…just as they always have I suppose!