I've been waiting ten years to buy a piano, and this week is the week. Two days and I will have my piano. I crave it. My fingers ache for it. I need it. I also bought a chair, a stand, and like $75 worth of song books. Why? Why did I decide this would be the week to get the piano? Because I watched Babe: Pig in the City
on Sunday and I decided that I NEED to play the Babe song RIGHT NOW. "If I had words to make a day for you... I'd sing you a morning golden and new." Yeahhhhhhhhhhhh. So I ordered this one
. 88 delightful hammer-weighted keys. A piano that pretends to be an acoustic piano.
Wally is walking around with a toy. It's funny how he knows which toys are his and Casey leaves them alone. Yes, some of them are dog toys, but they are Wally's dog toys. Spike doesn't like toys. Spike likes food and cuddling and biting and eyeing and jumping on the refrigerator.
I've been walking to the dog park on 4th and Grant-ish every day. Listen to some stuff on the way, catch up on some Scrabble while I'm there, meet new people or sit there alone. Oh, and I bring Casey. I have been setting at least an hour every day for this, more if I have the day off. It's the best part of my day.
Casey turned 3 on Oct. 2nd. We were coming home from Boulder Junction that day. It was an amazing time, just like last time. We saw some familiar faces. Pam and Vic, of course, and other Pam and Jack and John, and their dogs, and... I can't remember her name right now, but she brought her son this year instead of her daughter. We've already booked a cabin for next Spring, at least my mom has. I get a room should I choose to accept it, and I do. This time I went with Val and Julia and Buddy, Murphy, Libby, and of course Casey. Lots of dog. Lots and lots of dog. I made really yummy mushrooms and the three of us drank a case and a half of wine. What.
Found out today about Bethany leaving. She's going around leaving scars. Sad. I cried, and I never cry. It was an extra kick in the pants for me, though, to find something that I'm passionate about. I have a plan, but I need to strengthen it. My goal is to be out of there by this time next year. I want to do periop. I want to scrub and I want to circulate and I have wanted to do this since even before nursing school, but I just forgot. I've had the pleasure of being in the OR when I was 18 and once again in nursing school and it was thrilling. I met Vicky in nursing school who knows some of the people I work with and she was trying to talk me into it. I thought, "Yup, in the future." Well, now is the future. I have a few ways to get there, so I will do it. Ten years is long enough. I can not make it eleven.
2nd vacation starts in a week and a half! I love taking two vacations in Autumn. Worth it.