June 17, 2009

Cool to One... Not So Much to The Other

It's been kind of crazy here. My folks are here, which always makes us happy.

My eldest son has gotten a job volunteering at the local hospital... in the lab. He's filing for now, but they've told him they'll teach him some stuff on the days he's done filing. He's pretty excited.

I'M excited because he's in a professional environment. There is potential for him to learn so much from this group.

Right now he seems most enthralled with all the different types of 'codes' listed on the back of his badge. I told him the only acceptable was was 'code blue'. The rest of them... I had no desire for them to be used while he was working there.

He thinks the one for contamination spill, hostages or what appears to be Weapons of Mass Destruction (I think he misinterpreted that one...) are very cool.

Me?

Not so much.

Blogging... is tougher lately. Motivation is low. It's summer... I'm in my 5th year of this.

I think in blogging years, that makes me an old lady.

I have thought more of quitting lately... it's never fun when you look at a blank screen and think, "Crap". So it will be intermittent.

Posted by Boudicca at June 17, 2009 09:41 PM
Comments

Fort totally selfish reasons I hope you don't quit, I'd miss reading about what's going on in your life. That said, totally understand finding it hard to get motivated to blog.

Posted by: Amanda at June 17, 2009 10:44 PM

Bou,
I'm coming up on four years on my blog. I feel I'm starting to repeat myself, what with the same crops every year. Dad hasn't been out farming since he fell in January. I just don't think it's going to be as exciting as when I watched in terror as Dad drove by my house.

Stick with it. Your family is good blog fodder. And lets not forget the fodder-in-law.

Congrats, Bou!

Posted by: Jerry at June 17, 2009 11:25 PM

I just feel like I've got to be boring y'all to death. There is so much going on... but so much not, as well, if that makes sense.

As for the Fodder in Law, good Lord. I need to post on last night. I completely forgot about the hurricane conversation. Gah!

Posted by: Bou at June 18, 2009 07:21 AM

Did you tell your son what a Code Brown was? He may rethink the coolness of a hospital setting when he finds out.

Hope you don't quit blogging. You don't have to post every day, maybe just a couple times a week or something.

Posted by: diamond dave at June 18, 2009 08:43 AM

I understand about thinking about quitting. July 1st is my 4th blogaversary or whatever.
That's why I lapsed into just week after week of tattoos.
I do think now that I'm almost angry enough to get back to my roots and put some serious vitriol on the page.
If you really want to quit, do it. I'll miss reading you every day. I feel like I know you and your boys... They remind me every day of what it was like to be young... When the world was new to me.
Take some time, fill it with some fluff, think about it. I think you'll find you don't really want to.

Posted by: K-Nine at June 18, 2009 10:49 AM

I think it's so COOL that Ringo is in the lab!!! I hope he gets to learn some really interesting stuff.

I think the worst one for me was Code Pink. And not the crazy anti-war ladies. In our hospital it was infant missing/ infant abduction. We had two of those. Both times it was a parent taking their kid home rather than deal with the hospital, but so scary.

Posted by: caltechgirl at June 18, 2009 11:33 AM

I really do think that I sit here and look at my life, and think, "I've been doing this so long... people must really be tired of me." But I forget also, that after 5 years y'all have gotten to know me and my family.

Just as I've gotten to know you.

It's just going to be on and off. There are some stresses here I cannot blog upon... and it makes it harder to put stuff up. It is difficult to put on a happy face with so much worry... so it will be probably more intermittent.

DD- I didn't see code brown on his badge!

CTG- Code Pink bothered me most, although they don't have maternity at this hospital anymore. But seriously... no coding for him! He is VERY excited about being in the lab. I think that if our high schools had more truly hands on science classes, we'd have more kids wanting to study it.

Posted by: bou at June 18, 2009 02:27 PM

I know the feeling and I have not been blogging as long as you.

As long as it's intermittent and not permanent.

Cos, though I may not comment often, I read your blog daily.

Posted by: bx19 at June 18, 2009 02:47 PM

I told my mama that you were considering signing off and she told me about an article she just read stating that bloggers who started 4-5 years ago are retiring their pages. It's not just you who is feeling it. Interesting.

Posted by: pfb at June 18, 2009 04:58 PM

Aw! Please don't retire! You're one of my favorite "reads"!

It would be like a day without orange juice, if you weren't here!

Posted by: PeggyU at June 19, 2009 12:00 PM