Wednesday, July 22, 2009

I'm Back

I feel like I have been gone forever! We spent last week vacationing in Florida. After driving home, straight through the night for 14 hours, I had just enough time at home to unpack, do a little laundry, repack, and get a couple hours sleep before I caught a plane to Chicago. I went to take a one-day RN refresher course, but, my friend went along with me and we made it into a girl's getaway weekend. While I was in Chicago, I started coming down with something (sore throat, earache, headache, chills) and now here I am six days later, and I still have it - I feel awful! I don't know if it's a sinus infection, the flu, or strep, or what. I'm going to the doctor later this afternoon, so hopefully I can get some relief soon.

We had a great time in Florida - a nice, relaxing vacation where we mostly just hung out at the beach and/or the pool. The weather was perfect and on our last night, we actually stood on our balcony and got to watch the space shuttle launch. It was pretty amazing to see.

Chicago was great, too (even though I was sick - thank goodness for ibuprofen because it kept me going). We stayed just outside of the downtown area, but, rode the train/subway in and did a lot of sightseeing and shopping (even if it was just window-shopping for me). I really love Chicago - if I was a young, single girl, I would move there in a heartbeat. I enjoyed the nursing class, it definitely helped me to feel more confident and brushed-up on my skills (I've been out of the nursing field for eleven years which feels like a very long time). Now, all I have to do is turn in proof of my continuing education hours that I've completed over the last few months, pay a fee, and then my RN license will be reinstated. Yeah! I will probably start looking for a job once school starts back later next month.

I feel totally out of the loop because I went so long without computer access. Thanks to those of you who stopped by and commented while I was gone. Hopefully, I can get caught up in my blog-reading over the next few days. I'll be back soon with a few pics from my trips and another book review for the Take A Chance Challenge that I'm participating in.


Heather said...

Glad to have you back. Sounds like a great little trip away, even if you did end up sick. Have a great time catching up! :)