out of the clouds - and man the sun is shining!
anaesthetics was fun, but so not nice being away from my love for two weeks!!!! we survived.... just ;). orthopaedics was likewise awesome, filled with lots of skiving off early to study, some fun surgery ( i was on the spinal team - scrubbed in to spinal surgery :) yeehaaa!!) and some sad moments ( i was on the spinal team - many paralysed people :( ) but i learnt a bucket load and i guess thats what its al about...
12 weeks ago i started studying, and there endeth my free time! we had two exams; that recap the entire year of teaching and hospital placements - there was a whole lot to go through! but they were manageable some good hard work and im sure i passed.... :S!!!! best of all - they're over! out of my hands so no worries now :). Just had my first weekend off in ten and it was lovely... a nice sleep in, buying three little fishes (still alive on day 2, keen to see how long this lasts!), setting up the christmas decorations, bit of family time and friends, church and sleeeeep. man what a way to relax :). I now have december off to my own devices (thanks to my wonderful husband who wants me to NOT work !) and then january for 10 days in paihia and 2 weeks at mount maunganui woohooo!!!!!!!looking good.
next year is exciting too...16 weeks in total of obstetrics (babies) paedeatrics (babies and kids) and neonatal ICU (tiny babies) as my highlights :). oh to be done with babies of my own!!! but for now i will steal everyone elses mwahahaha.
speaking of that said wonderful person.... brett was made redundant in the midst of the last 10 weeks, as the company he was working for is shutting down. good things come at wierd times - this job he has been wanting to quit for the last year so this was a fantastic force to do so :). he now is working for RCP, after a week of much needed break, a project management consultancy that runs high class projects from the beginning (on the to do list is the eden park stadium, middlemore hospital, med school and mount eden prision) so he has a lot to learn, and thankfully therefore a lot of stimulation. he says the workplace seems to be really great, the pay rise was tidy and appreciated, so we are definately looking forward to better things coming.... so stoked for him to have this job !!! and it came so easily to him as well so that was fantastic.
speaking of fantastic, brett also managed to get top in his qualification so well done to my smart cookie :).
no such a smart cookie, but a very happy one - he brought himself his desired 600cc motorbike. the pride of joy of one half the marriage... the hated vechile of death for the other half (guess who?) heehee
other things that have worked themselves out...opa is so thankfully back home and pottering in the garden. slower than usual but moving around none the less. after 3 calls to his bedside to say good bye, my poor dad finally came home with the good news that opa was doing ok. a quick revisit to the hospital was needed (he missed all his friends you see :P) but that was that. thank you God. We're so hugely grateful for the spare time we have with him.... and hope it continues for alot longer.
mum had her operation the day before i went on study leave.... it was a seemy success- the doctors were happy they got the troubled spot but found other messes in her heart.. we're hoping for this to be the end of it, but there may still be a need for a pacemaker. but we know what we're dealing with, she's now able to shop for an hour or two (yay for me!!!) and plans are in place if needed so we're happy as larry :).
so this leaves me with christmas on the way, time off, a happy husband, healthy family and great friends. lots of activities to look forward to, awesome holidays, and lots of free time to potter as i wish. life is good.
so for those that have been taking the back foot... im finally back in the world of the living!!! would love to hear from you and plan a catch up. hope your all well, slowly tanning and enjoying you time.
lots of love and all my best thoughts.... and remember
its still a beautiful world........
.......thank you God :)