Piggie Update 120916
Things have been busy. Been trying to get everything made for Xmas and the day is quickly approaching. Feels like a looming cloud. This is how this time of year always is for me. Taking on Inktober only made it more so. Speaking of which, I still haven’t gotten all those sketches scanned in and posted yet. I’ll probably not be getting to that until Jan comes around. Sorry about that. I really did draw. Really. Then with Nano. This time of year is always a crunch. Drawing every day in October. Writing like a fiend in November. Then December comes along and I am crocheting like mad, trying to get things made for Xmas. By now, I must be driving the people around me completely crazy. I know I am driving myself crazy. I am thinking that I might need to do these challenges in my own months at different times in the year. They are great challenges and I find them helpful for my creative soul, but the timing of them really sucks. It is really draining by the end of the year.
Work is going well. I am really liking the new position. It is the same job in a lot of ways, but it has been different in many that I had not expected. The flow is completely different, that much is for sure. I like that each night is different then the last. Walking into the building in a surprise. I never know what I will be doing that night. It might be busy and I will be chasing admissions and codes through out the hospital. There might have been a call out and I’ll be taking charge on a unit. Or I might be playing nerdy nurse and getting the copy machine to work. I just never know what I will be doing. I love that. I like that I have been doing a lot of teaching and I love that I have been able to spend more time with the doctors learning. So far, I am loving the job and I am glad that I took the position.
I hadn’t been picking up all the crazy amounts of over time, gave myself some time to get used to the new position and just to time a break. Picking up some over time again. 20 hours over time coming up this week. Getting right back into the swing. Looking to get oriented on the kids units so that will give me more hours and I will be able to get more experience with the kids which will be helpful. And working on days and evenings will give me the opportunity to learn from those that have been working with kids for years. I think that will be awesome. I am looking forward to that opportunity. So, more things coming in the world of work that will be stretching my comfort zone, but I think they are good things. I am always looking to increase my knowledge base and experience.
I have been crocheting a bunch, but I cannot share any of those creations with you guys until Jan since they are all Xmas gifts. I will take a bunch of pictures before I get them wrapped so I can make some posts in Jan though. I really haven’t been doing much else. Working and crocheting has been about all I’ve done with my time. I’ve got most everything done, but the biggest project is still looming. Dad’s gift. Sigh. And I can say what it is, because if he doesn’t know that I am making him a blanket I want to know what planet he has been on. I’ve made him a blanket for Xmas every year for I don’t know how many years now. Maybe I need to start making him something else. I bet he has an entire closet of blankets that I have made for him. At one point does a person have too many blankets? Well, he shouldn’t get cold during the winters.
Things are going well with our little family. I hope that you and your families are doing well also!