Tuesday, September 30, 2008

1 week and 36 hours of driving later...

I made it home from a wonderful vacation spent visiting my aunt, Jodie, and her family in North Carolina and my brother at Wake Forest.

The road trip itself was a beautiful drive through the Blue Ridge Parkway, mountains, and valleys. You just can't beat the beautiful scenery of the east coast. I quickly recognized West Virginia as the "White Trash State" due to its only major city, Charleston, being taken up with half factories and plants and the other half just plain dirty. On top of it, it seems like every destination (gas stations, hotels, etc) I hit in West Virginia, a fight broke out or sleezy men were easy to find. I don't think it helps that I saw a special on how half the population of West Virginia is doped up on Oxycontin. Needless to say, I think I could move to any state but West Virginia and I apologize for being negative about WV if you're from there.

I did finish painting my half bathroom before I went on my vacation and I absolutely love the color. Of course, it's the only room I painted at this time...

Now, I must settle back into my routine at work (not too excited about that) and earn some more money.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Light the Night Walk...

Tonight, a group from my floor and I signed up to walk for "Light the Night" in Forest Park. We signed up to walk with the family of a former patient of ours who passed away almost a year ago and left a daughter behind. Her daughter is now almost two years old and looks like her mother!

Here's Bentley with Megan's favorite nurse:

Bentley's sign on the back of her shirt:

Amber and Jenny at the start of the walk:

6900 staff Marching for Megan:

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Floating with Amber and Jason...

This past weekend, a large group of us went floating with Amber and Jason (who are soon to be married next month) in Bourbon, MO. We all had so much fun! It wasn't warm, but it wasn't chilly (until nighttime). We definitely want to do it again, but when it's warmer.

I'm looking forward to working just 3 days this week! Siteman doesn't need me so I actually get 4 days off to get stuff done around my house! I am definitely going to try finishing painting my half bath and my basement closet.