it’s that time of year again.. my personal favorite!
today Diane and I took Julian to the Durham Museum in Omaha. [it used to be the train station]. he had fun walking through old train cars, and seeing the history of the city.
the thing is, I enjoy taking a look at history but it never ceases to amaze me how little and petite the women were back in the day because their dresses look like they are size negative 12. the waists appear to be 17 inches.. it makes me feel so BIG, I would of never fit in!
then we took Julian to the downtown slides and he and Diane had a blast going down them. I couldn’t because of my back..
we went for ice cream after that.
my oldest son came over for dinner tonight. we cooked out steaks and had a pit fire going. we talked for several hours around the fire and it was very cozy. all in all it was a family-filled very enjoyable day.
Tuesday is my appointment with the ortho dr. to decide what to do about my arm. it is healed as much as it can be, I guess, but I have lost range of motion and strength in it. as a nurse I have to maintain my Basic Life Support, and 4 other certifications to go back to the job I previously had working in labor and delivery. I cannot do CPR for the life of me, it hurts my arm and I have no strength to do compressions. so that pretty much ends my career as I knew it. I’m thinking that worker’s comp. has to allow me to go back to school to gain another skill which I can do and they will have to pay for it all, plus give me a settlement for the permanent damage caused by the fall. so I may have to make some career changes and decide another area to train for which wont require BLS. essentially, that will mean no patient care. I’m both excited and worried shitless at the possibilities it may mean for me. all I know is that everything happens for a reason, and I know God has a plan for me. we will see what will happen to this ole gal…
on a final note, we have had beautiful sunny weather with a high around 75-80 degrees for the past several weeks and our tomatoes and cukes have come back to life, producing 3 times more fruit than during the peak season!! isnt that just wild?
I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend planned either being busy or couch potato-ing… either way is great in my book!