Wednesday, November 14, 2007


I have been running around the past few days like a chicken with my head cut off. It's insane. I'm depriving myself of sleep right now so I can blog for a few minutes.

Big news for me: I GOT A JOB!!!! Hooray! Finally! I accepted a position at a hospital here in Milwaukee (I'm not saying where....what if there are crazy stalkers out there? Or HR people???? However, feel free to ask me and I will tell you.) What kind of nurse am I going to be, you ask?? A postpartum nurse!!! YES! On a mom/baby floor, just like what I've been wanting. I knew if I held out long enough, something good would pop up. Not to toot my own horn (ok, maybe I am) but I got offered a position at every single interview I went to. Definitely some divine intervention, there! I feel really blessed to have had so many options. Some people I know have not been so lucky! So I can finally put that out of my mind. I go in for all my new hire paperwork and physical on the 30th. Yay! I got the offer yesterday, and the same day had to go to a nursing conference and entered a drawing and won a gift card to Qdoba!! What a day! Of course, we used them that night to celebrate. :)

Today is Derrick's birthday! The big 2-8! Wowza! I got him some pimp new clothes and a sweet new winter coat. I made him breakfast and his favorite dinner and angel food cake just how he likes it. Birthdays are the best. I feel like today was a lame one for him, but I guess that's what you get when you have to work all day and then pack all night.

I'm seriously looking forward to 10 days of sun in Phoenix. Too bad I'll be spending most of the time writing ridiculous papers. Boo.

Happy Hump Day!


J.R.G. said...

Best b day ever for the Big D.... Wife is going to be making some moola!!!! Congrats to both of you.

p.s. I have always considered Karen a hard working woman, ever since I saw her diligently squirting sour cream out of the gun at the Taco Bell in the cougareat.

NelsonFamily said...

Congratulations! I am very excited for you.

Patty said...

Congrats, Karen! Awesome news!!! Just try not to remind the new moms how their stretch marks will never go away. That little tidbit is never welcome news!!! :)

Linda said...

Congratulations, Karen, I knew you would get it! I just hope the new job doesn't make Derrick crazy..."there was the cuuutest baby today..." :)

Samantha said...

Man you're going on ANOTHER trip? You are a jet settin' ladaaay. Lucky pants.

Aw. Honestly Karent that is so exciting, your new job! Congrats and I think it's awesome you got offered so many jobs.

Can I say, you are an important part of a new mom's hospital experience. Be so nice. They will love you for it. Are you working day hours or night? Let me say, I liked my nurses while I was in the hospital but at the same time they were so like...jaded, they do that job so often, sometimes it was impersonal. But you just need so much TLC right then. I think you'll be so great. And you'll know what to expect for when YOU have a baby! That will be great experience. I feel a tad jealous perhaps? I wish you were my postparum nurse!! I can't believe you're a NURSE! That is AWEsome. Hey don't forget we have a december date!