Monday, April 27, 2009

swine flu

It's been 4 days since it hit the news. 40 people in the US are confirmed to have it. I think I'm, oink, getting it, oink. Only about 100 calls today, oink, with people asking about it. I think it's going to be a long week. . . . . . oink.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

quote of the day

Patient, "Are you going back to become a doctor?"

Me, "No, I'm finished with school. I love being a PA and just can't see spending more time and money to be a doctor when I love what I do."

Patient, "Oh, so you must not have any ambition."

Me, trying not to hit the man, "Why don't you try to get into PA school and then we can talk about ambition." As I'm filling out his FMLA paperwork so he doesn't have to go back to work.

Jerk with no ambition. I tell you. . . . . . . .I did, however, control my tongue. Just not my thoughts. Jerk!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

happy earth day

The earth is the Lord's, and all it contains
Psalm 24:1a

Monday, April 20, 2009


Do you ever have those days that you don't understand God? Don't understand cancer? Don't understand why people have to suffer? Why little kids, who don't understand, lose their mom?

I know I don't know why. But I'm still sad. If I were a drinker or drug addict I'd run there now.

This is part of the job I hate.

But tonight I just pray. I just pray. . . . . for healing. In whatever form that takes.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Oct 18th

If you know me at all, you know I love music. All different genres of music. I have all sorts of mix tapes from the 80s, hey, you never know, cassette tapes might come back. I did not, however, save the mixed tapes of my Suzuki piano songs, sorry Sus. I even have a mix on my iTunes for Sooner game day. And I snuck Boomer Sooner onto a Classical CD I made for work--it plays in the halls. My doc is a total OSU fan--she loves me when I play repeat on Boomer Sooner.

But something I've always said is, if U2 is ever around here, I WILL be there. No matter what the price.

Something amazing happened this week. . . I HAVE TICKETS. In front of the stage. For the concert at Gaylord Memorial Stadium on October 18th. Thanks to my friend Bryan Hindman.

He was going to surprise Liz, his wife, who is also a U2 lover, with tickets. Except that I ruined the surprise. I heard on the radio that U2 tickets were going on sale. So I emailed Liz to see if she wanted to go with me, like she would have said no. She emailed back that she would love to but Bryan told her he had a surprise for her in the fall. She didn't know what it was but it might be U2 tickets. Nice ruining of the surprise. So I emailed Bryan. Yup, he had tickets but it was a surprise. So I asked him how he got tickets---told me he signed up early.

So I go onto the U2 website and sign up to be a fan. And pay. And get 2 tickets--not good tickets--but tickets none the less.

Then find out that Bryan has a ticket for me.

No worries, doc is buying the tickets I bought so I'm not out the money.

That's what impatience does for you. But I was not going to miss the opportunity to see them live.

I AM SO PUMPED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

U2. Oct 18th. I will be there.

And I still haven't found what I'm looking for. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .It's a beautiful day . . . . . . . . . . . .

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

far, far away

So I've been away for awhile. SWITCH, the youth group I volunteer with, has been talking about how much time we spend doing 'stuff' instead of spending time with God. Guess what I gave up for a couple of weeks? Facebook and Blogging. So that's where I've been.

Oh, and in bed this weekend. I haven't gotten many migraines in the past few years. Until this year. I got one on Christmas Eve, aura and all. And then I got one Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Barfing and all. Now I just feel hung over from all the meds I've taken.

Quote of the day
"Now how do I administer this medication?" patient
"You put it on your tongue and swallow" me

Gotta love people who use big words.