This is a week late, but last Monday (7/13) Kacy and I celebrated our 2 year anniversary! I know everyone always says this, but I can't believe its really already been 2 years! It seems like so much has happend in that amount of time and there is so much more to look forward to. We celebrated by going down to San Diego, spending the night in Old Town, went to La Jolla, Coronodo Island and explored some museums. That night we used our Sea World passes and saw the summer night shows. We had a great time!
Since its been a while since I updated, I thought I'd mention the trip we took up to Big Bear for 4th of July weekend. We stayed at some friend's cabin and took Ollie (my dog) and Moose and Honey (my parents puppies). It was interesting having 3 puppies but we had lots of fun with them! We had fun 4-wheeling in my dad's jeep.
My summer so far has consisted of school and work but I've enjoyed these fun weekend trips as well. Kacy left last Friday and won't be back till this Friday - I really miss him! He went to Birmingham for the weekend to spend time with his friends and parents and then today he went over to Atlanta for the rest of the week for Chick-fil-A classes.
In a few weeks we'll be in Birmingham for a week with his parents, sister and her family and brother and his family. It should be lots of fun but I'm really questioning why we picked August to go to Alabama!? It's going to be so hot and humid!! Oh well!
Hope you're all staying cool in this summer heat! We have no AC but are trying to survive!!
A lot has happend since I last posted! So life with a dog is WONDERFUL! We love Ollie so much and he makes me so happy! =) His ears are up more but they still flop over sometimes. Either way, he is just adorable!
I was off for 2 weeks from school but started summer school last week...ugh. At least I'm only taking 2 classes this semester but unfortunately, I go through the middle of August and then am off for a few weeks before fall semester! Craziness!
Work is not going so great. I'm really frustrated at my job most days and am tired of all the politics. I do have a few great co-workers that are very supportive of me which I'm thankful for! I can only work full time until the end of August because then my internship will start and that is 8 hrs a day, 2 days a week! So I'll have to work part time and am not sure if that will work out where I am now, we'll see.
I got to be a part of Melinda
's wedding on Friday. Everything was beautiful!! I posted all my pictures of facebook, but here are some:
Things to look forward to:
*Summer weather (hopefully I'll find time to get a tan)
*2 Year Anniversary in July
*David and Danielle's wedding in July
*Trip to Alabama in August
*Hopefully find time to take a weekend trip to Folsom
Tuesday was an awesome day and a horrible day all in one. It was bad because Tucker (the yellow lab I grew up with) died out of the blue. It was soooo sad but we know he's in doggy heaven with Noah!
He was fine Sunday afternoon when my parents took him on a walk and then Monday he wouldn't eat and had a hard time getting up. My parents took him to the vet and the vet said he looked like a cancer dog. They ran some tests and said he probably wouldn't make it through the night. Well, he made it and then my mom took him back to the vet Tuesday. The vet said his pancreas didn't look right and thought he may have had cancer or an infection. He died at the vet's office and it was a shock to all of us.
That night, Kacy and I adopted a puppy from a non-profit agency that rescues animals. We had gone to an event they had on Saturday and met Ollie who is a Jack Russell/Cattle Dog mix. He was sooo sweet! I fell in love and Kacy called our landlord to convince him that we would be responsible enough to handle a dog. After days of going back and forth with phone calls, our landlord said yes! I was soo exicted and called the agency right away. She said my application was approved (which was a 4 page detailed application by the way) and I could pick him up that night so we went and got him!
Kacy and I picking Ollie up
Isn't he adorable!? I LOVE his cute little ears.
More pictures here: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=32856657&l=f5a71d7929&id=19906461
Anyone that knows me knows how much I've been wanting a dog so this is just great!! He's been such a great dog and is soooo sweet! This is Kacy's first dog and he's spoiling him already by letting him sleep in bed with us - haha. He can't really bark and when he tries, its really funny sounding. We just love him!!
Ollie will soon have some new friends - my parents are picking up 2 lab puppies tomorrow! One chocolate boy and one yellow girl!! I can't wait to meet them too! =)
Thought I would share this with you all since it is National Social Worker Month! All these statements are sooo true about being a social worker!!!
You know you're a social worker when...
1. You think $40,000 a year is "really making it".
2. You don't really know what it's like to work with men.
3. You know all the latest lingo for drugs, where to get them, and how much they cost.
4. You've started a sentence with 'So what I hear you saying is...'
5. You've had 2 or more jobs at one time just to pay the bills.
6. You tell people what you do and they say "that's so noble".
7. You have had to explain to people that not all social workers take away kids.
8. You use the words 'validate,' 'appropriate' and 'intervention' daily..
9. You spend more than half your day documenting and doing paperwork.
10. You think nothing of discussing child abuse over dinner.
11. People have said to you "I don't know how you do what you do".
12. You've never been on a business trip or had an expense account.
13. You know a lot of other social workers who have left the profession for another.
14. You've very familiar with the concept of entitlement.
15. Staying at a job for 2 years is 'a long time'.
16. Your phone number is unlisted for good reason.
17. Your professional newsletters always have articles about raising salaries...but you still haven't seen it.
18. You've very familiar with the term 'budget cut'.
19. You can't imagine working at a bank or crunching numbers all day.
20. You've had clients who liked you just a little too much.
21. Having lunch is a luxury many days.
22. You've been cursed and or threatened...and it doesn't bother you.
23. Your job orientation has included self defense.
24. Your parents don't know half of the stuff that you've dealt with at your job.
25. You know all the excuses clients use for a failed a drug test by heart.
Welcome to my world........=)
Just wanted to ask you all again for prayers for my Grandma Mable. She was discharged home from Saddleback Hospital because they admitted her for observation only. Our family fought it as much as possible because we wanted her to go to the nursing home I work at for continued monitoring and intensive rehab. They refused and in our opinion, sent her home unsafely.
A few days after she went home, her pain greatly increased in her leg, she got a fever and her arm where her IV had been was very red and swollen. Some friends of the family took her to her ortho doc who was a jerk, did nothing and sent her home again!
So, my mom and cousin took my grandma back to the ER on Thursday (this time they took her to Mission Hospital). The doctors ran a bunch of test, admitted her inpatient and are taking much better care of her! Unfortunately, my grandma has a blood clot in her arm where the IV was AND got a blood infection from the IV so she also has sepsis. Not only that, but she also had a UTI and e-coli. So her knee is the least of her problems at this point.
That being said, she is responding well to the medication and the doctor is going to run more tests to make sure the infections go away. The doctor is hoping to have her transferred to my facility by Tuesday. So we'll see!
Please keep her and our family in your prayers! Thank you! =)