Saturday, April 3, 2010

Organization Tips

I am participating in Show Us Your Life - Organization Tips from Kelly's Korner.

It is probably crazy for me to attempt to give anyone organization tips. I am always a mess--running late, losing my keys, searching for a pair of shoes, trying to find my lipstick. I cannot be on time for anything no matter how hard I try. Therefore, when I do attempt to organize my things, I try to place items where they are easy to find in effort to save myself some time.

My Closet

I keep my purses in full sight so I can easily spot the one I want to use.

I try to keep my shoes organized so they are easy to find.

I use individual dividers in my drawers to keep my swimsuits organized. I also use the same types of dividers for undergarments so I am not wasting time searching for matching pieces.

Again, I am definitely not an organizational expert of any kind---more accurately, I am a disorganized mess!
But, I do hope the aforementioned tips demonstrate the efforts I have made to make my life a bit easier...

Thursday, April 1, 2010

April Fool's Day

We actually had a slow day in the clinic, a very rare occurrence. Perhaps the beautiful weather distracted some of our regular patients. It was sort of nice to have some extra time to catch up on lab & x-ray reports and return patients' calls. The nurses truly enjoyed April Fool's Day. I think I was squirted by water guns no less than ten times. Then, the nurses registered a "fake patient" with some very interesting chief complaints, including severe anal pain and request for rectal exam. They really enjoy tormenting me, but I have to admit it was pretty funny. I can never think of a way to get back at them--they are always one step ahead. We have the day off tomorrow and I cannot wait to start my 3-day weekend, but I am sure we will pay for the extra time off when we return to the clinic on monday.....

Wednesday, March 31, 2010


After reading about Beth Moore's new book on numerous other blogs, I finally purchased So Long, Insecurity. I was off from work today, so I decided to lay out in the sun and start reading the book. After completing the first four chapters, I am definitely grateful I purchased her new work. Anyone who truly knows me would tell you, I have long been plagued by unecessary, damaging insecurities. I suppose misery loves company, because it is comforting to learn that other women often struggle with the same insecurities as myself; perhaps they are just a bit better at hiding their feelings of imperfection.

As I stated in yesterday's post, I often sell myself short for fear of failure. I wish I could just let go and have enough confidence to attain the life I truly desire and deserve. I really don't understand where my insecurity originates. From the outside looking in, it would appear that I have a wonderful life...and I do. I have a supportive family, a good education and successful career. I am happily married to a man who possesses the ability to make me smile and laugh everyday. I am not gorgeous, but I am somewhat attractive--or at least not horrible looking. I am healthy. I have a beautiful home and have made a life priority to be financially independent from my husband---a decision I have never regretted. I have truly been blessed with an amazing life and I am immensely grateful. However, there still exists an impassable obstacle of insecurity that somehow prevents me from achieving the life I desire.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010


Sometimes I feel so overwhelmed and lost in my life. I am contemplating making big changes, but I have never been a risk-taker. I am completely terrified of failure. Wouldn't it be nice to have the ability to see the future? I have been toying with the idea of opening a business or going back to school to obtain another degree, but both of these options leave me paralyzed with fear. If anyone reads this post, please pray that I will somehow be guided to make the correct decision.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Thank Goodness Monday Only Comes Once per Week

I am so glad this monday is almost over. Today has been one of the worst work days I have experienced in a long time. Our local hospital has become so over-crowded that very ill patients are often forced to wait for over 24 hours to even get a bed. The ER was so over-crowded today that numerous patients with life-threatening illnesses came into our clinic, then had to be transferred back to ER by ambulance because no beds were available for hospital admission. It is so difficult to care for patients when our communities do not have enough resources to properly care for the large patient population. I feel so frustrated when ill patients have to face so many obstacles to receive much needed care. If it is possible to see any positive outcomes of Obamacare, I hope more health care funding is brought to rural, underserved areas.

Sunday, March 28, 2010


So today I hosted Bunco at my house, but we didn't actually play the game. Two of the girls couldn't make it so we decided to just eat & talk, then draw names for this week's prizes. I didn't take many photos because we were so busy eating & talking, but I will post a couple of pictures so you can see today's theme.

Yes, today's theme was "March Madness" in support of the UK Wildcats in the NCAA tournament. Of course, the theme would have probably been more appropriate if we hadn't lost to WVU last night. We were all in mourning today, but we did manage to talk & laugh for a couple of hours. It was so nice to see everyone even if we weren't able to play Bunco. We were definitely hurt by last night's loss, but we have all enjoyed this basketball season so much. The CATS have been so much fun to watch, so it will be hard to lose Cousins, Patterson & Wall. I am sure they will all leave to go the NBA, but who could blame them?