Wednesday, January 30, 2008

It's off...

So I met up with my agent to put the final touches on the contract today and she just faxed it off to the other agent...let the stress begin!

Monday, January 28, 2008

Putting in my first contract...

I looked at some more condos with my agent today and returned to anoher that I absolutely loved. My stepmom met up with me there and looked at it as well and fell in love with it too. It is a 2 story townhome with 2 large bedrooms and 2.5 baths. It has a main floor laundry and a fenced in backyard- perfect for my parent's dog when she comes over (which will pretty much be on my off days during the week). It is foreclosed and it looks like a lot of projects have been start and they stopped midway but they are all cosmetic so I could finish them over time. So my agent and I went back to her office and started writing up a contract for the condo. I'm waiting to turn it in until my dad sees it but I am so excited and nervous about it at the same time. Now instead of saving money, I'll be spending it on a house payment- yikes...

Monday, January 7, 2008


Despite the Friday I had at work (I worked from 7 AM until 1:40 AM Sat), I worked overtime on today (more money for down payment is what I figured). It was fine until one of our patients was placed on DNR/DNI status (aka no code). We were all okay until we saw this patient's 9 year old daughter crying in our lobby. A 30 something year old woman will be losing her life after a long battle with leukemia, but her daughter would be losing a mother. Not just any mother, but a woman who found happiness throughout her struggles in this little girl and fought to live so she could watch her grow up. My heart broke for this little girl and her family. I can only hope that God can give them all the strength to carry on throughout life and with the memories they have of this woman. On my way home, I had Natalie Grant's CD playing and this song popped up. It only seemed fitting for what this family is going through. I couldn't help but play it over a few times. Please pray for this family and for God to hold them through this hardship they will be struggling to get through.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Christmas has come and gone. It was a little depressing for me, but once I got my 5 day break, I found myself recovering fast thanks to my family and friends! A patient of mine that I had to send to the ICU because she was septic, ended up dying 3 days before Christmas. All I could think about was her family and fiance. I know it's hard to lose someone you love, but I can only imagine it has to be harder to lose someone you love at Christmastime. Sometimes I wish I didn't let myself get attached to my patients, but I still do. I love getting to know them and it makes it all the more better to work with them.

I got so many things for Christmas, most for my future condo which makes me even more excited. I still am at that fork in the road about the condos, but I am thinking of looking in another area of St. Louis which is more affordable for me and to be honest, the prices don't have me panicking. But fortunately, for me, my aunt is thinking about moving there when she moves back so I may put my condo search on pause until she moves back.

Back to Christmas, I had a wonderful Christmas with my family. My aunt, uncle, and cousins came in from North Carolina. Just being able to spend time with people as wonderful as them is a gift itself. That would have made my Christmas right there. This past weekend, we had even more family in town from Kansas City. We all had fun just shopping, going out to eat, and playing Wii (which is now my new obsession, pathetic, isn't it?). We even had Sunday dinner at Mema's with everyone which we haven't done in forever (though my family still goes there for dinners on Sunday nights).

I can't wait to see what 2008 brings us! I'm hoping to get back to the gym to work out more, stick to healthy diet, and find that condo of mine! Have a wonderful 2008!!!