Wednesday, February 20, 2008


I applied and interviewed for a new job almost a month ago. It is with the department of pediatric endocrinology at Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital here in Cleveland. I would be working with children with Diabetes. I think I am the perfect candidate for the job~life long experience, love the kids, and truly believe that teaching kids they can live a perfectly normal life with diabetes (with a little extra hard work and dedication). I liked the people in the department-- I had to interview with 12 (yes, 12) people. They have 8 attending physicians and 4 nurses. It was alot intimidating but I thought I did great. By the time I met with the last 2 docs I didn't know what to say. When I was asked if I had any quesitons, I laughed and said No-- I haven't had any questions since around 2pm-- it was now 4:30pm! I was then asked to come back for an observation day in the Endo clinic. I was excited since this was actually my third time meeting with them. It went great and I loved being in that environment. Working numbers, talking to patients--I could actually talk to patients, in the operating room--I don't talk to patients--they sleep! I loved it. Now it's been two weeks and I haven't heard a word. I am nervous and scared and being the Nicole I am -- starting to think the worst! Ugh!! I wish they would call me and just tell me either way.

So, as I sit listening to American Idol and the beginning of season 7 (Oh my gosh I have been watching this sad sad show {or is it me that is sad sad sad ha!} for seven seasons and think I can judge them like the best of them but can't carry a tune if I try. Anyway-- the Rocker Chick Rocks! Amanda Overmyer-- wow!

And today I made a small poster for Garrett. Well-- I will back up and tell you that I made picture cards of our whole family when he was about 6 months old. They are 5x7 pictures with their names on it. I have them hung on a ribbon across one of his walls and we say Hi and Good night to them every day. Our family lives in NH-- a mere 700 miles away-- so I wanted Garrett to recognize and know everyones faces. And Boy does he! He talks about them like they are here with him. So,at Christmas, I took a picture of the kids {all 6 of them} on the top of a hill while we were sledding one day. I made it into a small poster for his room today. It is really neat-- he wanted to hold it of course but we decided to put it on his shelf so he could look at all the kids.

I love how it came out. We have been taking a group shot since Garrett was born and this year we didn't get to The Picture People so this was what we got. It's all of them the way they really are. Cute!

Well, I have been rambling on and on tonight. Brian has been gone all week and I am ready for him to come home. It is hard when he is not here and I am doing it all-- cooking, taking care of G, cleaning and laundry--yes I did that this week-- and everything else that goes into our week. I even did the dishes before midnight (or the next morning). I know it's hard for him being away all the time too but I am feeling the stress this week. Waiting for word on a new job, waiting for word on his new job, life, and missing my family. Just the usuals. :) I wrote a note on the board at work the other day~ Happy thoughts, positive outcomes! Keeping my chin up!

Keep me in your prayers that I get this new job!


Rita said...

awww...sorry you still havent heard :( i'm sure they are just waiting for the right moment to call. hang in there. and I love that pic!! How cute that you made it into a poster for garrett. I want one now for Alexs new room :) we miss you tons xo

S. Schuller said...

I hope you get the new job! That sounds like a great one. I loved the muffins (we all did) and they were gone in less than fifteen minutes. Thanks. You are such a good neighbor. I love your poster. Here's to time going fast until your Brian gets home!