I guess something rather significant is happening this month.
So yeah - besides that and the new addition to our family named wii - January has been a fairly uneventful month. The wii has brought some new excitement though for sure! Zumba, Mario Kart and Just Dance have sure spiced up our cold, lifeless evenings at home. Ok - Tanner doesn't do Zumba but it sure is helping my dance moves. He also got the Tiger Wood's Master's golf game and a new golf club attachment for the controller and he's pretty much in winter heaven. Neither of us have ever been big nintendo people, but I do have to admit - the wii is pretty fun!
We are both back to the grind at work. Took us both a couple of days to get readjusted and back in the groove of real life and schedules, but we're all good now. Just trying to plan our next vaca :) In December I was able to go to Bismarck for an ATLS (Advanced Trauma Life Support) course. It's designed for doctors and mid-levels and is a pretty rigorous and intensive class. They have a bunch of hands-on dummies where you can practice chest tubes and airways and pericardiocentesis and other cool stuff like that. I'm basically a pro now - anyone need a needle in their heart? I had all manner of anxiety for months before this. I'd just heard how extremely difficult the course and test were, and they don't just pass you like they do for other more basic certification courses like CPR, etc. But the instructors were cool and it was a LITTLE more relaxed than I was expecting. Still hard and they expected a lot, but it was really quite fun. They had live people dressed up with all sorts of wounds for our final practical. Those situations seriously give me anxiety but by some miracle I passed. I learned a TON and feel way more comfortable handling trauma's. Bring it on Williston :)
|Cool sunset pic possibly captured on the drive down|
|I really liked my hotel room. Tanner really likes it when I take pictures of hotel rooms :)|
And blessed Bismarck had so many restaurant options. The one on the left was at a place called Pirogue Grill. That salad was probably the best salad I've ever had. Warm goat cheese filled dates with mixed greens & clementine vinaigrette. Hello. Amazing. The other was the HuHot Mongolian Grill. You filled up a bowl with choices of meat and noodles and veggies and like 20 different sauces and you took it to the huge circle grill and they cooked it up for you. All you can eat too :) Probably no one cares as much as I do about this. I so miss ethnic food. I'm hungry.
Pups are doing great. So grateful for that! SOOO incredibly happy to have gone from this:
Rozzi is back to her normal self. Had a crazy, awful scare when she got hit by a car on Christmas Day. We still have her shaved middle to remind us that we almost lost her. Amazing how that helps us find almost limitless patience we never knew we had :)
Hope everyone's 2013 is off to a great start! Happy New Year!