Sorry I've been away so long!
I'm busy with school, of course...only a few more classes and I'm done!
Our other dog passed away on Monday--she was only six years old and apparently died in her sleep. We miss her so much. Of course we'll get a new dog, but we're in the process of buying and selling houses/apartments, and don't want to bring a dog into the chaos of moving. Once we're settled, we'll start looking. In the meantime, Hubs and I are consoling ourselves with our "newer" dog, who we got this past February to replace our old guy, who died in January.
And, things at work have become intolerable--so bad that staffing is blatantly unsafe, management chooses to side with people who are a danger to other patients and staff instead of with the nurses and doctors who are trying to protect those people from danger (it's SO bad, but I can't write more about it...yet), and I'm looking for a new job. The clipboard nurse from upstairs who hates me? She's now in charge of the ED. Time to go. I'm using up my vacation time and getting resumes out there, and in the meantime, I'm keeping my head down at work and just doing everything by the book. I'm getting my certifications in order (TNCC, ENPC, CEN) so I'll be more attractive to a new employer.
I'm even debating ultimately getting out of emergency nursing when I eventually move on to my Masters degree. Suggestions, anyone?