Anyway, with my new job, they are going to be providing me with a laptop computer! My plan is to start blogging more. I love this job, and all the benefits that go along with it. I do put in a lot of overtime, and I truly do believe that I am doing a good job. Even if I don't quite get what people are talking about at meetings. The other day I was in a meeting and they were talking about doing a 'straw draft' of a redevelopment project that we are working on. OK, call me naive, but I thought they were talking about getting straw and figuring out what was going where. I put up my hand and said that in the ER department they got styrofoam and planned the environment. Blank Stares All Around The Table.
Ahem. So, years of working bedside, and now I'm thrown into the business side of things, as well as the educational. Clearly, I have a lot to learn. I've learned that "Straw Drafts" "Straw Dogs" and "Straw Votes" are really not made of straw. Just a start of the new lingo.
The educational side is absolutely fabulous and I enjoy it so much. I've had good feedback from the nurses and I feel great about it.
So enough about work.
This past weekend I went to Ottawa (Canada's Capital) to visit my friend. We left Saturday morning, drove 4 hours, and then took the dogs out for a beautiful walk at the Arboretum, an experimental farm that was started in 1889. Sunday morning we headed to the Rideau Canal and walked around for a while watching the skaters. Parliament Hill is in the background of the first picture.
Maple Syrup Snow Candy
A Polar Bear up close and personal!
The Peace Tower
I hope that this Canadiana post kinda sorta made up for my lack of blogging lately.