It's 4:45 AM (EST) here in this part of the world.
Yesterday was a LOVELY day. Took our BlackLab-Mixed-With-Something dog (Mayson) hiking in a nearby hiking area. Got some good exercise and pretty site-seeing in. Mayson loved hiking and the sniffing, of course. Found a lovely lake to go canoeing. So, we drove back home, placed the canoe on top of car, drove back to this lovely hiking/canoeing area and went canoeing. The weather was perfect with 79-degree temperatures and a cooling breeze. And the trees?!? Full of color and full of splendor. It really was an exceptional day outside, yesterday.
Today?!? Got lots of errands to do as we prepare to leave for Italy this Friday. Right in the middle of the packing and the banking stuff, I have a scheduled hospital work-related meeting to attend between the nursing union and management. I'm on the nursing union team, of course. I plan on sitting there, with my mouth shut, as the lawyers from both sides discuss stuff. (We're told not to say anything during the negotiations, and to let the lawyers do the talking.) What's kind of surreal about this is that I have a scheduled interview with the Nursing Director (or Vice-President of the hospital, I really don't remember her real title), tomorrow, for a Per Diem Shift Director (Nursing Supervisor) position. Remember, I work for a teeny-tiny hospital. It's just weird that I will be sitting next to the person, today, during the union/management contract negotiations today, who will be interviewing me, tomorrow, for this administrative position. LOL!
I just read yesterday's
posts just now and thought that I would respond to them now.
Joe - Glad to read that you had a quiet day at work, the other day. Hope it continues on. Hope your date with "J" goes well tonight.
Tweety - Our Mayson is down in the dumps, too, seemingly missing his "buddy" Chelsea. They were good friends. I wish you well as you look at adopting another rescued Italian Greyhound canine family member. We've always adopted our dog through similar agencies and will continue to do so in the future. Hope the adoption process goes well for you.
BCgradnurse - I wonder if there is a remote possibility of us meeting each other in Italy. We're even leaving on the same day! It looks like that we'll be too far apart, though. Our schedule is jammed-pack with site-seeing adventures, though. We're traveling with a larger group that's been organized for this trip. Knowing where you'll be this next week, it seems like we won't be able to get together this time around. Bummer! In the meanwhile, enjoy your trip! (Please share YOUR pictures, if you're comfortable doing so!)
Steph - Wow! Seems like yesterday was a busy day for your family! Curious. Is son #1 coming to say with you for a while? (I'm a little confused with all of the travel plans your husband and son(s) were making yesterday.) (Doesn't take much for me to be confused. LOL!) Seems like you had a busy day for yourself, yesterday. Waiting for those doctor or dentist appointments can be very frustrating. Hope today goes well for you and your family.
Farawyn - Your trip to Florida then to Montauk sounds like fun! Hope YOU share some pictures of your trips!
herring_RN - Glad to read that you're feeling better, at least feeling better enough to exercise at the gym, yesterday. Hope you continue to feel better!
Rose_Queen - Good to read that you're having a great trip! I'm a Game of Thrones fan, too. Very cool that you were able to see where they filmed the episodes, and that you were able to pet the dire wolves (Northern Inuit dogs). Hope you share some photos, too! Yes???
Well. . . It is now 5:22 AM (EST) here. It's going to be a busy day today. I am NOT looking forward to the union/management contract negotiation meeting today. I'm doing it more because I committed myself to this task (because no one else seemed willing to be part of the process). There really isn't anything too crazy being negotiated, that I can see. I certainly do not want to lose anything. As for getting some kind of pay increase, well, that's what negotiations are all about! LOL! But I could do without going to this meeting, today. Ugh! LOL!