Thursday, July 23, 2009


I almost titled this post, "Mini Blessing". Is there such a thing? In my eyes, it seems so, but what about it God's eyes?

Anyways, I got my schedule for the month of August at the new job. We're open late every Tuesday, and I only have to be the late person twice in five weeks. I also get to work at the new satellite office that is just down the street 4 times in the month, which I am very excited about! I thought I might only get to go there once a month or so, but turns out it is more often.


Saturday, July 18, 2009


I was inspired by Katie's blog to go through past blogs and came across a personality profile I took about a year ago. The results were different, but I'm not surprised. Some are different probably because of change, but some because of the nature of the questions. I don't consider myself to have a black and white personality, so sometimes I'll think of myself one way and sometimes the opposite.

The Caregiver

You are sympathetic and caring, putting friends and family first.
A creature of habit, you prefer routines and have trouble with change.
You love being in groups - whether you're helping people or working on a project.
You are good at listening, laughing, and bringing out the best in people.
I'd say this is pretty accurate except for the being in groups thing. While I do enjoy groups, I find myself more comfortable in smaller settings.

In love, you value harmony and mutual understanding.
You will apologize or give someone the benefit of the doubt, if it means getting over a fight sooner. Yes, absolutely. I apologize even when I'm not sure it is warranted.

At work, you are good at building relationships and connecting with people.
You would make a great nurse, social worker, or teacher. Whew. Last time it said something about being a designer...no way!

How you see yourself: Organized, dependable, co-operative. Organized, yes. Dependable would depend on the situation--my dependability coincides with my priorities at the time. Cooperative--only sometimes. If I don't agree with what's going on I am uncooperative.

When other people don't get you, they see you as: Opinionated, critical, and know-it-all. Yes, yes, and yes.


Normally I have every other Wednesday off work, but because my co-worker has a visitor coming the week after next, she offered to work Monday instead of Wednesday for me. So I get a three day weekend next weekend! I am excited. I initially thought about planning a vacation to Sedona or some other place close by. I was trying to think of where I'd like to go and I asked myself what my ideal three day vacation would be. I realized it would not necessarily involve spending money to stay someplace new or go to a new town/city. It would involve doing activities I already know I enjoy like bowling, shopping, hiking, getting a massage, etc. So I decided I don't need to go somewhere to have a great three-day vacation; I can do it right here in Tucson! I'm going to act like I'm not at home and not do any cooking (not that I do it anyways), cleaning, bills, email, facebook, etc. I'm going to plan my time like I would plan a vacation. So feel free to post a comment with some staycation ideas!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

New Job!

Don't worry, I didn't quit. Still going strong in the same job for over 5 months now! But, in three weeks, I will basically be starting a new job.

We found out at work today that the doctor I work for is no longer going to be in practice by himself but is joining a group of allergists. He is probably going to be heading toward retirement in a few years and this will allow him more flexibility for him and his wife. He and his wife have been trying to find a way for him to cut back, keep his employees employed, and allow his patients full access to care while he cuts back. He said he had tried in the past to join other groups but none would take care of his employees the way the group we are joining offered to. The new group we are joining is gaining our doctor plus two new doctors, so it works out that they will be able to afford the extra employees. My new office will only be a couple miles farther from home than it is now, so I'm satisfied with that. The benefits are better at the new place which is great. I'm looking forward to meeting new people. Apparently they have only had one employee leave in the last 15 years, which is comforting.

Certainly this move will help keep me from getting bored. It will be like starting a new job. The only problem is it is obviously causing some anxiety since it is 2am and I am awake and writing this post! Not necessarily bad anxiety, just a general anxiousness with starting a new job and having a new boss. Hopefully sleep will come soon...

Saturday, July 11, 2009


I thank you, Peter Hochuli, Judge of the Superior Court of the State of Arizona, for ordering us "acceptable to adopt children."

We received our letter in the mail on Thursday.