Saturday, November 17, 2012


GAhhhh.  Busy busy busy.

Work yesterday, today and tomorrow.  Then BACK to Houston for an eye doctor appointment and ACLS, PALS, BLS training for work.  Then back here for two more days work and then back to Houston to pick up Sarah and the kids. 

Eventually this will settle down.  Of course we knew that any Texas contract will be this way.  Just deal with it.

Of course, today Sarah and I decided we would go ahead with the cruise nursing thing.  Then we found a regulation in the books saying that kids older than 4 can't cruise with their parents more than 60 days in a calendar year because of school.  If that is the case, we are trading Michael in on a nice new three year old. 

Just kidding Michael.  Of course, by the time you read this I hope you will already know that. 

So we sent a message to the guy with the cruise line and asked for a clarification because that would be a problem for us.  We will see.  I am excited at the prospect of taking the Adventure Nickel international, but it would surely be easier if this didn't work out.  Of course, easier isn't always better. 

Time for sleep.  0530 comes early. 

Sunday, November 11, 2012


Happy Veteran's Day! 

Back in Tyler.  We spent the weekend in Houston where Brian and Barb treated us like celebrity guests.  Much good food was consumed along with fine libations.  On my birthday they took me to a hibachi grill restaurant.  It was excellent.  I couldn't have asked for a better birthday. 

Got anew member to the AFO forums too.  And people are posting challenge entries for the month.  Things are looking up.  Back to work tomorrow and back to being busy.  There is so much that needs to be done this month that I am sure it will be a blur and I won't get as much done as I would like.  Oh well. 

Got to run with Sarah today, which is nice. Then I logged it on Fitocracy (  and it told me that I have logged over 200 miles since I started tracking it with them in February.  Not bad I think.  I also got well under 8 min/mile.  Pretty solid weekend.