Tuesday, January 29, 2008

The kid is home

Ben returned home on Saturday for a short break after his J-term. He spent J-term student teaching social studies at Decorah high school. It confirmed his desire to teach.

George has become a parrot cat. She has spent alot of time attached to his shoulder while he's home.

He must return to school tomorrow. We will miss him..

Paul and I went out Sunday for a couple of geocaches in the Cannon River Wilderness Park. We had never hiked there before.

It was warm, in the 30's. Bright and sunny! A great day for the snowshoes.

I managed to spin and ply the yellow fiber from the recently dyed superwash wool. I navajo plyed to maintain the slight color changes. It turned out soft and fluffy.

I had today off. My mid-week days to myself are numbered - I've accepted the offer of a new position at the hospital. My new position will be "Clinical Applications Specialist" - a glorified way to say I'll be the computer specialist for all the medical users in the hospital.

This will be a challenging transition. Besides the obvious - it's a whole new and different sphere of nursing and will no longer be direct patient care - I haven't worked a 40 hours/week position since the mid 80s. (Oh man, that makes me sound really old.) And this job is Monday-Friday, 8 to 4:30 - another big transition! And I'll need clothes! I've been wearing hospital-provided scrubs for years and years.

Best of all - NO CALL! I love my OR position, but the call is so disruptive to any semblance of a normal lifestyle.

I won't be able to start the new position for awhile. My current department has been short a nurse for many months, and my manager can't let me go til they figure out how they can make the schedule work, missing two of seven nurses. I'm hoping to start in a month.

And I'm really looking forward to it


Jenni said...

Congrats on the new job!

Good luck with the transition, and have lots of fun clothes shopping!

Lorraine said...

WTG on the new position. I'm sure you'll do a fabulous job.

LOVE the yarn. So pretty and springlike!