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Thursday, April 8, 2010

Catching up again....

I'm now officially a working woman.  I've only been at it for 4 days, but those 4 days have been very eventful.  I'm really enjoying working everyday, but it will definitely take some time to adjust to the new schedule.  This week and next I'm working 8:00-4:30.  Then I'll switch over to 4/10 hr shifts, rotating the times and days.  I will usually either work 7:30-6:00 or 11:00-9:30.  I think the hardest part of me working all day is being away from Paxton.  Yes I realize I've only been working for four days, but already I miss my baby!  When we leave in the mornings he's still asleep.  Then after I pick him up from the sitters we have so much stuff to do that it seems like when we've finally finished everything it's already time for bed, then we wake up and REPEAT! 

Work is definitely exciting.  There is always something going on.  Yesterday I got to see an open-fractured ankle.  The bone was sticking completely out of the skin and blood was oozing out everywhere...it was awesome!  Since it was a trauma patient we had to go to the ER and take the x-rays using a portable machine.  I also learned yesterday that burning skin smells a lot like burnt popcorn...I actually thought it was popcorn.  I made that comment that it smelled like burnt popcorn, and that popcorn sounded really good.  Then one of the tech's looked at me and said, "ummm, that's not popcorn you're smelling that's the smell of burnt flesh."  Yummy!   I think the one part of the job that will be the hardest to adjust to is smells.  I don't think I'll have any problems looking at the blood and guts, it will be the smells that will get to me.  I don't think that any smell will be too much for me to handle, but I do know that some will make me have to invision the smell of something more delightful. :)

Paxton is doing great.  He's growing before my eyes and will be turning 3 in just three weeks.  I still can't believe it.  My baby is no longer a baby!  He'll even tell you that he's a big boy.  Yesterday he was in the bath playing with his toys, I heard him talking to all his toys makebelieving.  He grabbed one toy, looked at it, and said, "I told you, when I say no, NO means YES."  AWESOME.  That's why he doesn't listen to me when I say no.  He thinks it really means Yes.... Crazy little man.  Lately everywhere we go people are telling me how tall he is.  I've noticed that he's grown a lot in the last two months, but I don't think he's that tall...maybe.  Even the girls pointed it out.  According to them he used to only go to their stomach, now he is at their chin. 

I'm very excited for May.  I'm all signed up for a photography workshop in Seattle.  It's actually on Memorial weekend so I think we'll all make a weekend of it.  We've really been wanting to take Paxton to the museum so I think that will also be on our list of to-do's.  I'm really looking forward to the photography workshop.  I think it will be a lot of fun to be able to see how other photographers work and edit.  We'll spend the first two hours on-location shooting and then we'll spend the last 4 hours editing and going over the business parts of a photography business.  I'm also hoping that I'll have a new camera by then....We'll see :)

Oh, and on another exciting note.  I have my photography blog all finished.  Check it out, I even have my own domain now.  http://andrealopezphotography.com/  you can even send me an email at andrea@andrealopezphotography.com  I'm very excited about this. :)

Here are a few pictures from Easter.  Paxton had a great time at his Grammma and Papa's.  Thanks mom and dad :)

And yes, he totally ROCKS those sunglasses!


The Gimlins said...

I love the last pic! Those glasses are hilarious!

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