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It’s been a while, eh?

Yikes.  Really a long while.  Sorry ’bout that.  I graduated from tech school and never found a full-time tech job, so I really didn’t have much to write about.  At least nothing vet-tech related.  Working two shifts a month as a tech doesn’t give a person much to blog about.

Now, however, good-looking weatherman and I have moved to a new state and I finally have a job as a full-time tech.  Good-looking weatherman also has a shiny, new job.  His job is the reason we moved.  So we’ve spent the last six weeks or so unpacking, finding our way around town, checking out the new places to eat, and adjusting to our new jobs.  I must say, I really, really enjoy working as a tech.  On my days off, I’m kind of disappointed that I don’t get to go to work.

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Week 1 of my internship

I’m almost at the end of the first week of my internship. Thus far, it’s not a whole lot different than my job (I’m interning at the teaching hospital I work at), other than that I’m interning during the day (I usually work evenings/overnights). During the day there are more surgeries going on, more appointments to see, and just more going on. I’ve watched a few surgeries and helped with various exams and treatments. My favorite part thus far has been playing with the little baby goat that came in the other day. I love baby goats. Unfortunately, I can’t post a picture of it here (due to confidentiality regulations and such), but trust me when I say it’s adorable.

With that, I’m off to have some sleep. I’m not used to this new schedule and I still have three more days of work before I get a day off.

The End is in Sight

I think. Some days. Maybe. I only have three weeks of classes left (yay!), but it sure seems longer. This semester was going fairly well until this week and this week it all seems to have gone downhill. Work has been crazy the past two weeks, I haven’t gotten enough sleep, I have lots of homework (as always), and there’s some family stuff going on that’s adding stress. Ugh. But today at work I did the April schedule and it made me happy to see that in a few short weeks, I would be ALL DONE with school. Not only does that mean no classes, but it means NO HOMEWORK. I can’t tell you how excited that makes me. And after three weeks of no homework or classes, I’ll be back here saying I miss school…

First Overnight Shift

I’m getting ready for my first overnight shift at my newest job (the large animal one). I had school all day today, then I came home and napped – with multiple interruptions – for about four hours. It’ll be interesting… I also have another overnight shift next week and will have more in April. Hubby is excited, since he works overnights. He’s anxious to have me on overnights like he is (and I keep wishing/hoping/praying that he’ll get on a day shift). The dog is probably not so excited and is already confused because I spent the evening sleeping. She does not have a good track record of doing well when left alone at night. I may come home to some messes in the morning… I’m planning to take her out for a quick walk before I leave.

Just Finished Mid-Terms

I just finished Mid-Terms on Sunday. I’m glad they’re done! I didn’t do as well as I wanted to on some of my test, but I don’t think I got lower than a “B” on any test, so I guess I can’t complain much (especially for how little time I spent studying…I’m not good at making myself study).

I’ve been keeping busy with school, work, work, work, and trying to see my husband occasionally. I also try to exercise the dog sometimes. She gets antsy and annoying if I don’t exercise her enough (not that I blame her). Spring Break is next week (not for me), so work will be extra-busy.

What’s going on in your world?

Snow, snow, snow

We have lots of snow here. Driving from work to school tonight took about four times longer than it should have. Some roads randomly had giant piles of snow in the middle of them and most of the rest had at least a few inches of snow on them. It was a fun drive. The drive home after work was equally fun. I have some pictures of the snow, but they’re still on the camera and I need to go get some sleep before school tomorrow, so you’ll have to wait to see them. Perhaps I’ll get some up this weekend – I actually have two days off in a row!

Edit: I’m sure we got over six inches of snow here, but I don’t have an exact number.

The New Job

A long while back, I noted that I had a new job and more information would be forthcoming. You’ve probably noticed that the information did not appear. That’s because I haven’t had the time to blog much lately. Between my three jobs and my classes, I’m not left with a whole lot of free time. Only eight more weeks, though, and I will be DONE with school.

Anyway, my not-quite-so-new job is working at a large animal hospital where I also get the opportunity to do some teaching. It’s a perfect job for me. I enjoy working with large animals so much more than small animals. While I’m at school, working on dogs and cats, I sometimes wonder why I’m going to school for vet tech. One night, I was at my large animal job, working on some critter (a calf, perhaps?) and remembered why I was going to tech school – because I love working with large animals. I’m excited about it, passionate about it, and want to share that knowledge and excitement with other people. I can do that at this job! Plus, sometimes I even get to work on goats. It doesn’t get much better than that.

Project 365: Day 4

Here’s January 4th’s Project 365 post, a few days late.

I worked my third job tonight and ended up working with the critter we had in isolation.  Before we go into the iso room, we have to take off accessories (watches, cell phones, etc.) and take things out of our pockets.  It was me and one other gal working in iso tonight and she threw me right in and kept me busy.  I hate it when people do that, because usually when they throw me in I’m not very confident of my skills.  What I really need, though, is for them to throw me in and make me do stuff.  My co-worker was right there with me to guide me and answer questions.  Everything went fine.  Some stuff I’m okay doing, even if I’m new on the job.  Other stuff, like giving things IV, freaks me out a bit more because there are bigger/more serious consequences if I screw up.

Here’s a picture of the stuff I was carrying on me and in my pockets the other night at work:

Day 4

I also had a pen and my wallet, but they didn’t make it into the picture for some reason.

Start of Semester Panic

I just got access to my online classes this morning. I’m taking four lectures online. Now that I’ve read through the assignments, I’m freaking out just a little bit. There’s a lot of work there! Essays (lots of essays!), worksheets, discussions, tests, quizzes, PowerPoints. Yikes! And that’s only half my classes. I have four labs I’m taking, too. Plus I’ll be working three jobs. And I’d like to see my husband at least once in a while this semester. And maybe exercise the dog. And clean my apartment.

The thing keeping me from freaking out completely is that I always freak out at the beginning of the semester. It’s all new material, new instructors, new deadlines for each class, etc. Once I get into things a little bit, get my schedule written out, and get the deadlines straight in my head, I’ll feel better. I’ll be freaking out less. I hope. The last time I took 12 credits I only had a work study job, a dorm room, and no husband or dog. Now I have an apartment, a husband, a dog, and three jobs.  Am I crazy?  I must be.

Interesting Phone Calls at Work

A client called a few weeks ago and the following conversation occurred between said client and one of my employees. (Remember that I work at a boarding kennel for dogs and cats and not at a grocery store.)

Client: Hi, do you sell carrots?
Employee: Carrots? No.
Client: Really? You don’t have carrots?
Employee: No, no carrots.
Client: Oh, okay.