Catching up....

  1. Whew! Taking a breather here to catch up on news and happenings. I sure do miss everyone. Have kind of been feeling 'out of the loop' lately.
    Hopefully, at this point in my life things are going to start to settle back down a bit. In less than one year, I have......
    1) gotten married
    2) become a (young) grandmother
    3) quit a job that I had essentially loved for 7 years, couldn't tolerate the politics any longer
    4) endured unemployment for 2 months
    5) started a new job that was completely out of my comfort zone
    6) endured my husband's first TDY since our marriage (ok, so it was only 2 weeks, but it still felt like a part of me was missing)
    7) had to go out of state for several days for part of my job training
    8) moved to a new town the week after I got back home. Just now getting settled in the new place.

    Things are on the way to being better than ever in my life. HOWEVER - there are still a few obstacles to overcome. I still have moments of feeling completely incompetent in my new job, but it is getting better. I do still love the job, and everyone there says they felt the same way when they first started.
    Several minor annoyances here in the house that have to be ironed out, i.e. no gas for the water heater right at the moment. DH ( as much as I love him) p****d me off yesterday by 'forgetting' to call the gas company. Yes, I could have done it myself, but he has been on leave all week, right here at the house with 'not a thing' to worry about except when was the phone company coming to install HIS dsl. (grrrrrr - he sure hasn't forgotten to call them about 20 times). Also - would you believe I signed a 2 year lease on a house I can't even smoke in. Yeah, I know that doesn't warrant much sympathy, but I do feel I should be able to do whatever I want in my own home, even if I am renting it. Think I'll consider trying to buy the house in a few months.
    OK, enough venting. Just needed to whine amongst friends this morning. See you guys later.
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    About Mary Dover

    Joined: Feb '02; Posts: 366; Likes: 34
    RN in cold but beautiful place
    Specialty: Psych, hospice, family practice


  3. by   SmilingBluEyes
    WOW! Welcome back and congratulations on your new marriage and new grandbaby, and new job. Was it a boy or girl? WHAT CHANGES YOU HAVE MADE!

    From one military spouse to another, it ain't easy and ain't for wimps. I have been living the military life both as active duty (10 years' service) and now as military spouse 14 years. 20 years so far, and not insane (yet, but that can be debatable). I wish you the best in all the moves and TDY's to come, and boy they WILL COME and COME! Be ye strong and of good faith! Glad to see you back!
  4. by   NurseAngie
    Hi Mary,

    Boy, you HAVE been busy! I hope you are enjoying new hubby and new grandbaby. That's kind of wild that you can't smoke in your own house, but maybe it's a sign that it's time to give up the habit. As for being a military wife, I am welcoming you and I only have one word of advice: Military families don't have enough time together to waste a single precious second. Try to enjoy everyday.

  5. by   WashYaHands
    Mary, welcome back. You've been missed

  6. by   NannaNurse
    Boy oh Boy......put your feet up sweetie......
    As a military spouse and former member myself, I know how stressful moving can get 'settled' in, make friends, find a good job.........bamm.....movers are coming again.
    You get used to it after awhile...or atleast I did. Now I been in the same town and house for over 4 1/2 years.....longer than any place in over 26 years and I'm starting to get the 'moving itch'.....:roll
    Anyway....welcome back!!
  7. by   micro
    knew things weren't so "mary" around here.......

    unpack slowly it will be there in the a.m.

    welcome back

  8. by   NurseDennie
    YAY MARY - you're da bomb, you know it girl.

    I love you and I've missed you!!


  9. by   thisnurse
    im just wondering what you do in your spare time?
  10. by   bandaidexpert
    Wooooow! You did all this without medication? You are an inspiration, Mary. Welcome back.


    You've been sorely missed! (but obviously very busy!)

    Welcome back, and please don't be a stranger to us again!

  12. by   shay
    HEY THERE GIRLFRIEND!!! WHERE YA BEEN??!!!?? (just kidding..) WB honey!!
  13. by   hoolahan
    Hi Mary, so glad you're back, you have really been missed! :kiss
  14. by   Mary Dover
    Thanks to all you guys for responding. After I posted this thread, I started to feel like we had rented 'hell house'. Not 2 hours later, while I was doing a load of laundry, the sewer back up. GEEZ, what a freakin mess! Ended up calling a plumber in, things were squared away eventually.
    As of this afternoon - we have HOT WATER too!
    Work went really well today, I think I'm finally getting the hang of it. Feeling MUCH better about that.
    As for my family, everyone's doing well - including my fat and sassy 7 month old little sugar baby. Thank God she got over that colic stuff, you wouldn't believe she's even the same baby now. Only problem now is, I live even farther away from her. By the time she can read, I'll be buying her her first computer so she can stay in touch with 'granmama' by email or IM.
    So great to hear from all of you. Hopefully I'll have a new computer myself in a few weeks, and will get back into the chat scene. Sure do miss those good laughs!