Thursday, July 21, 2011

The good stuff

I think it's important to have a positive outlook on life. I'm trying to focus on the good stuff right now.

So I'm not going to mention the abominable heat and humidity wave that is keeping me as housebound as I was in the dead of winter.

And I wouldn't dream of bringing up my four mosquito bites.

Or the fact that my body is trying once again to switch back to Central time from Tokyo time (or night shift time).

Nor could I ever be so heartless as to complain about the confused old woman I had the other night that screamed the f-word at me while I tried to draw her blood and put in a urinary catheter.

And of course this would be the last place I would ever mention how some of her urine splashed on my face during that process.

And because none of that was worth mentioning, I also won't bring up her reeking gangrenous foot ulcer.

Since I'm not brining any of that stuff up, instead I will show you what I found on my doorstep when I came home after the urine-splashing incident:

Cutest. Cookies. Ever.
Also on that doorstep was a thank-you note from my neighbor, which I have no picture for but which probably made me equally happy. 

And this is what my rock star husband sent me for the 5-year anniversary of when we started dating:

Other good things in my life: 

-A trip to Nauvoo to see the pageant and Carthage with two old roommates and a very cute baby

-Free ginger cookies at the bakery during the afore-mentioned trip

-Isaac's internship countdown: only 9 days until he comes home!

-I'm in Chicago visiting him right now anyway

-I have two nephews on the way

-And the mosquito bites are healing nicely. Thanks for asking. 


  1. That is disgusting about the urine. I think I would have thrown up and had to leave the room. Nurses must have really strong stomachs. And way to go Isaac with sending that beautiful bouquet of flowers to you! I'm glad that you guys get to be officially reunited in 9 days.

  2. I just need to say amen to the heat thing! UGH!! Seriously?!?!?! Sorry about the urine, but the cookies and flowers and seeing husband are all really good things! :)

  3. Yay for getting husbands back! It's so good to hear from you Camber! Today I was thinking about my nursing license, and going back to work. . . your blog is a nice reminder to enjoy the stage I'm at ;-) Wish you were closer so we could hang out!