What did we do? We made it to 40yrs of marriage today! We celebrated with family back in June and I posted about it and shared pics. My #2 son made a video that compressed those 40yrs into 12 minutes! It's really sweet, cute, funny, and reinforces how fast time goes. It brought tears to my eyes. Made me ask the age old questions...."Where did those crazy kids go?"...."When did we get this age?" Here's a few steps back in time:
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Oh yes I did. I took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and thought I would share with all of you! If you haven't heard of the ALS ice bucket challenge than I'm assuming you've been a prisoner of war or in a coma. It's been all over Facebook. You are challenged to dump a bucket of ice water over your head and then donate $10 to ALS research. There's no cure for ALS and most die within 3yrs of diagnosis. One of our Doctors Dad passed away a few years ago because of ALS. The operating room staff decided to get on board and take the "plunge" so to speak! The money we collect will go to ALS research in honor of Dr. M's Dad. We challenged 2 other departments in the hospital to do the same. Here's some pics of the results. I'm not going to post the video but I'm going to assume it will appear on line shortly. I'll just say this: IT'S DANG COLD!!!! I'm second from the right...
Monday, August 25, 2014
P.S...the kiddo on the blog header this week is Katie....she's the sweetest little 12yr old around! I just love that kid! She's the older sis to Taylor and Sophie and they are enjoying their Summer doing "things" in Oregon. Sure miss those cuties! Thanks Katie..(her given name is Kathleen...after me!) for being the kiddo of the week!
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
If you work in healthcare you know what those letters mean. JCAHO....Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. It used to go by the letters..JCAH....Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals. I guess with all the urgent care places and surgical centers and other outpatient facilities they needed to change the name. What it means doesn't describe what it does. It strikes fear in the hearts of all who want/need those letters behind their names of their facilities! You don't want to go to a hospital that hasn't been approved by this organization. It's really not mandatory for this inspection process, but it should give you peace of mind to know that your facility is a quality one. The standards are high and some....us....would say they are very
anal picky. I found out a few years ago that the headquarters for JCAH was located non other than my hometown. They are right down the street from Mom's house. I made a visit there and blogged about it a few years ago. I had to keep my hands in my pockets so I wouldn't show them how I feel they are "No. 1"..(if you get my drift)
Monday, August 18, 2014
Well, this little piggy did go to market on Saturday. The farmer's market is booming right about now. The corn is abundant, the veggies fresh, the bake goods yummy! Of course it's not all food. There are vendors selling all kinds of wares from birdhouses to dish cloths. Jewelry, knitted items, carved wood and rugs. It's pretty fun just to walk around and look at everything.
Thursday, August 14, 2014
I promised myself I would not complain about any hot and humid or miserable weather we could have this summer. After last winter's bitter cold and snow that I complained and blog about constantly, I promised....fast forward to this summer. I must say..and I'm going to whisper this....it's been a very cool and wet summer. I like it. Not so much the wet, but the cool is saving us lots on A/C bills and making working outdoor pretty pleasant. Swimming has been done even when the pool temp is 72de. 72de is warmer than the outside temps were today. We had a high of 68 and tonight it's going to be 45de. This is September weather. I know it will get warm again soon. But in the mean time it's perfect for burning the last of the branches from the tree trimming this weekend.
Monday, August 11, 2014
Everyone seems to be on vacation or just returning. That's the way summer is. My summer is more "staycation"! That's OK with me. I've been enjoying our weather here in Ohio this summer. It's been a bit cooler than normal but I still have managed to get some pool time in. The cool nights keep the skeeters at bay and sitting on the deck is more pleasurable with a good book or a blog or two to catch up on! The last couple of weeks have flown by. Last weekend Jack and I did a little service by going to Wooster and helping the "People to People Ministry" get school supplies and clothing donations on a big truck for folks in need.
Sunday, August 3, 2014
I hear people complain about their "In-Laws". I was lucky. Mine were the best. I learned so much from Jack's Mom. She taught me about canning and gardening and cooking. We had fun picking berries all over the farm or at other places in the back hills. We got caught in all kinds of crazy weather! We'd hop in her Volkswagen bus and putter out the lane for some adventures! Jack's Dad would always say that we were suckers for anything that was cute or smelled good! Dad was always there to lend a hand when it came to fixing something or helping anyplace around our house. He and Jack were in practice together and often times he'd stop by after work, throw on overalls over his shirt and tie and get to work with Jack on projects we had going. They were the "executive" plumbers, carpenters, car repair, or whatever!