Monday, November 30, 2009



IMGP4681 Ave Maria Grotto 2008 Cullman, Alabama


18 years I have lived in this place. It is the longest time that I have ever lived anywhere. This state has offered me many great moments. You know every place has its own special beauty. I am happy that I had the chance to live here so long. I think it enriched me as a person.

Perhaps the thing I liked the most about Alabama was living in a rural setting and feeling free to just exhale without that crowded feeling that one often gets inside the city. Feeling fine to sit on the porch all day if I desired (with coffee cup in hand) and not feeling guilty about happily listening to the birds and the crickets. The pace is slower here. I am sure I will have to remind myself to slow down and remember to take notice of those simple pleasures no matter where I live.

I am looking forward and imagining the rich experiences that await me in my new home. I am also quite excited to join my husband whom I have missed for many months now. We must carve out our niche and find special places to explore and enjoy there. We need this. We need to be together and have a fresh start. We are very blessed to have a place and a job and such opportunities.

Come January, I will pack up my cats, some things and head to Texas… where everything is bigger.

I am ready!

Sunday, November 29, 2009


Flower crochet

A crochet flower

From the “Crochet Inspiration” book by Sasha Kagan.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Chochi on my lap



Life is too short not to treasure the small precious moments (like this) together.

Saturday, November 14, 2009


Cookie in a basket on a shelf on my computer table. While this was not my original intention for the basket; I cannot bring myself to use it now.
Cookie and Chochi take turns resting there and find it perfect for daytime napping.

Friday, November 06, 2009

Getting Closer

What is left of my studies.


72%  Clinic Notes
9%    Enhancing Productivity
1%    Basic Acute Care
0%    Advanced Acute Care
27%  Final Exam Preparation

It seems my blogging has slowed to a creep lately.

Here is a small summary of what I have been up to lately.

  • Brief hospitalization, but I am all better now! :)
  • Monday – Friday 8.5 hours of transcribing medical reports. (This goes well with the exception of the dictations containing speed talkers, loud noises that are of a higher frequency than the doctor’s voice, and foreign accents which my ears are unaccustomed to hearing. Spanish, Indian, and British accents are fine. Australian really is difficult and I never knew I had a problem with Australian accents before now.)
  • Online/Phone time with Armando when time allows, especially on Sundays, which is both of our off day.
  • 4 day visit with Armando which was heaven, but way too short for the both of us.
  • Applying for a job in TX.
  • Sorting through our things and packing stuff up.
  • Daily spoiling of our cats.

That is pretty much it. See why I have not been blogging?

I have summed up about 3 months in one entry. :p