I’m writing this post as I sit in the dome over an operating room and watch a coronary artery bypass surgery. This is by far one of the coolest things I’ve seen since watching my nephew come into this world via C-section. I meant to post yesterday but ended up creating my family’s reunion website instead.
I went from maybe 30 minutes of work ALL day at my last job to working every minute of the day and sometimes through lunch. I’m really enjoying it and the days fly by. I also get to walk all over the hospital and my FitBit tracks all my steps and calories burned through activity. On a good day I can log 8,000 – 10,000 steps before I even get home. If I’m lower than that I do a few rounds of Dance Central on the Xbox to increase my activity throughout the day. We’ve been eating better and juicing too. Ive lost about 3 pounds and overall I feel a lot better.
I coordinate international education and it’s pretty cool to know that my job directly impacts healthcare across the globe. One way we do this is by improving health care best practices through an international lecture series. International health care professionals log on via teleconference or the web and sit in on some awesome lectures that help improve the care they give in their countries. I was extremely excited to see a conference room of nurses from Barbados log on last month for our nursing series. It warms my heart to be in a job that benefits home.
In addition to full days at work I’m taking 4 classes this semester. Two of them are 2 unit courses so in reality the workload is more like 3 courses. If I can successfully finish these two advanced stats courses I have I will only need 1 class in the Fall. I never though I’d finish my Bachelors and here I am less than a year from having my Master in my hand!
Valentine’s day and Honey’s birthday were awesome. I decorated the house with balloons and surprised him with gifts and cards. I tried to convince him that Valentine’s day does not exist in our home, only his birthday, but he doesn’t want to agree. So on Vday he took me to dinner. That weekend we went to see my favorite man again. Eric Roberson had a small intimate show during AllStar Weekend and we went. We went and sat right in front of the stage and sang our hearts out. I was lucky enough to meet him and take a picture. First thing I said to him was I love you AllStar was C-R-A-Z-Y!!! Took us 1 1/2 hours to drive what usually takes 20 minutes. Our HUGE galleria mall was packed. So much so that police finally closed the place down. I can’t even imagine the chaos if someone started shooting or a fight broke out. It was wall to wall people.
My little brother decided he didn’t like the apartment he put a deposit on so he’s still with us. He doesn’t seem to be in a hurry to go anywhere. No hurry at all. We will see what happens. Honey’s nephew arrived Saturday. I don’t mind the nephew so much but my brother is my brother. I’ve lived with him most of my life. You know how it is, though he isn’t really doing anything but being a little messy, no one can irk your nerves like your own family. So now I live in a frat house. I’m the only girl. It’s not bad though. I’m kicking their azzez in Mortal Combat on the Xbox and I never have to carry groceries in or lift anything heavy as long as they are here. I’m definitely ready for our own space but I feel good about giving others a chance to build a solid foundation for a good life. Honey and I have the same gift and curse; being very giving.
I’ll be heading home in June to be maid of honor in my best friends wedding. We’ve been friends since we meet in college in 1998 and she was my maid of honor. I’m very excited to be a part of it all. She’s Indian so I get to be a part of all of the traditional Indian ceremonies and get Mendhi. I have got to get on the weight loss band wagon so I don’t look like a whale and ruin her pictures.
I’ve been bitten by the baby bug and I’m so ready for kids. We probably won’t really get started on building a family until next year after he puts a ring on it but more and more I feel ready. I just hope at my age it won’t be too difficult to get knocked up. I had a biometrics exam at work and despite being overweight I’m in optimal health. Not just good numbers, but optimal ones. If I could just get this weight off I would be good to go. Weight loss remains that thing that is always on my to do list but I never seem to really get started on.
I’m in love with Scandal and so ready for Football Season again. Honey is mourning the loss of both this Lakers season and Jerry Buss. We are planning to go see Mary J. Blige at the rodeo. Why the hell is she broke anyway? Doesn’t she perform enough?
Life is really good. We’ve fallen into this very comfortable space and even with new additions to our household and family drama on both sides of the fam in Cali, I have no complaints. This year is staring off very well and I feel very blessed.