Monday, July 29, 2013

Off To Work He Goes!

So today is the day the doctor has spent the last ump-teen years preparing for! I know he is excited, just not excited enough to fill out the w-4, benefits elections, and provider enrollments.... hope that doesn't delay the day I have been waiting for:-) He purchased a new business bag that looks less like a college student and more like a respectable professional. Fresh hair cut, and a clean shave... he is ready to go! In truth, I am a little giddy waiting to hear how it is going. But seeing as he has only been there for 45 minutes it is premature to expect any news.

They are very nice and giving him a week to warm up before he takes call. Truth be told that is really what I am anxious about. How is call going to work? Will he be as busy as he was before? Will he ever be home? Should I start looking for a sofa sleeper for his office? Still too many unknowns for my liking. Sure, they told him what to expect but can you ever trust someones experiences and opinions on something that has such an impact? I don't.

After having a month of his presence in our family, it's strange to find him not here anymore. We have been plenty busy so it's not like I was used to having him around the house, I was just used to having him around me. It's a little lonely taking care of the kids by myself.

I am looking forward to getting a new routine established. We have been in and out all month long and haven't been in any one place for longer than 5 days at a time. I am looking forward to discovering what normal means in our new surroundings.

What's on the agenda for today while he is off "practicing" his skills?

Locate source of ant infiltration
Benefits enrollment
Loads of vacation laundry
Get kids back on schedule
Make doctors appts
Transfer prescriptions
Clean out email inbox
Read blogs!

And last, but not least, contain excitement for Medical Mondays next week. It's the 1 year anniversary of Medical Mondays and we are hosting a giveaway to celebrate and thank you for your continued support and participation. Monday August 5th is going to be a great day - join us!


Tuesday, July 16, 2013

I Am Alive!

Feels like forever ago since I thought about this blog, and that is a good sign. It means life has been full of of the stuff we have been waiting for. Moves. Visits with Family. Little getaways. Unpacking. Getting cozy. Trying local restaurants. Spending time together. It's been fun.

And it's also been exhausting. Moving with children is not fun! They still demand food, water, entertainment, a place to sleep and all their stuff. Even though we have been unpacked and settled for a couple of days the newness has worn off and they are bored. Some things never change. They also still get sick, which we have been dealing with for a couple of days.

I am still trying to figure out how to cook and grocery shop - two things I let slide completely over the last two months. I should go to the grocery store, and I have. There is no where to put food in this house, and shopping every day isn't something I am used to.  Another story for another day. So the question every evening isn't what's for dinner, but where should we go get dinner tonight? Maybe tonight I will attempt spaghetti!

The Doctor has had his orientation with the group, and the hospital. Papers have been filled out. Policies reviewed. Electronics packages ordered. Portrait taken. Badges and credentials issued. Expense accounts set up. I checked out our desktop calendar and noticed his entry for later this month: "First day as a real Neurosurgeon".  I don't know if that is excitement or terror!

So what is next? Well, nothing for a while. He doesn't start for another week and a half so we have time. But not really. We have another vacation, family reunions, and then just like that it is over and the work starts. But that is what we have been waiting for. The party eventually has to end!

It looks like Medical Monday's was a roaring success. I know Emma and I are excited to celebrate our 1 year anniversary of Medical Mondays on August 5th with some special surprises. Go ahead and put it on your calendar now, you won't want to miss it.

I'll be catching up with you soon!


Monday, July 1, 2013

Medical Mondays

We appreciate all our Medical Monday participants! You all have helped us develop a fantastic community of friendship and support! Next month we will be celebrating MM one year anniversary! Be sure to mark it on your calendar. Along with our regular link up party, we will have a giveaway which is sure to please! 

On to this month's party!!!.....

Are you confused if you qualify for the party?

If you have a pager interrupting your life... you DEFINITELY qualify!
Do you work in healthcare?
Doctor? Nurse? EMT? Chiropractor? Vet? Dentist? Therapist?
Are you the spouse or SO of a healthcare worker/student?
Are you a nursing student? Medical student?
Intern? Resident? Fellow?

You get the picture, right? Come on, now... don't be shy! Let's keep growing and meeting new bloggers, so we can build a community of support and friendship, learn from one another, and share our stories.


Here are the rules:
  1. Follow your co-hosts via Bloglovin (since GFC will soon be defunct), FB, email or Twitter.
  2. Link up you medical/med life blog. If your blog name does not clearly state how you fit in to the med/med life world, please write a little intro or link up a specific post which clearly demonstrates your connection.
  3. Visit at least 3 other link ups, comment, introduce yourself, and tell the your stopping by or following from MM!
  4. Help spread the word by using our button on your post or sidebar, tweet about Medical Monday, or spread the word on Facebook! The more the merrier for all of us.
Complete step one by following your co-hosts:

Want to be awesome?
Post our button on you post or sidebar and help spread the word:

Want to co-host next month? Shoot Emma an email at and be sure to write "Medical Monday Co-host Request" in the subject field.

Now, link up below and have fun! The link up is open through Friday, so be sure to come back during the week to check some great reads!