Thursday, August 29, 2013

Happy News

It's been a good 48 hours for this little Nastase family! As I write this blog, I am sipping a celebratory glass of Canelo Hills Cabernet (the best wine on the planet - seriously), as Ryan creates/edits his class video for his "Drop Night" next Friday. (More to come on "drop night" next week). We have a few happy things to thank God for today.

First and foremost, I have to make a big shout-out to my husband, Ryan. He passed his check ride yesterday. Heck, he didn't just pass it, he got rated an 'Excellent' on it (which is the highest you can get). I can't even begin to describe how hard he's worked. Being a rated pilot for the Air Force is a dream Ryan has held since he was a little man, and passing this check ride means he will be getting his wings on October 4.

The second awesome piece of news is I got offered a contract today with a hospital for the rest of my time here in San Antonio! I've tried keeping quiet about this in my blog. But let's just say, this "agency nursing" thing has tested me.

Every morning, my phone rings at 4:30 am telling me where and if I'm going to work. Some days I would get confirmed to work, then cancelled, then comfirmed, show up, and then they would send me home and say "Sorry, we don't need you anymore". There are been weeks where I've worked full time, there have been weeks where I only got 1 shift.

We live in a hotel room - so my sanity has been tested. Through it all, I have made it priority to keep a smile on my face and be thankful that I have a job. I also kept positive, because I know I'll return to normalcy when we get back to Tucson!.

Sometimes the nurses haven't been very welcoming to me, "the outsider". So having this hospital say, "We love you! We want you here full time, can you quit your agency and just come work for us?" Resassured me that I'm not a useless waste of time.

More happy news? We are going to Austin tomorrow to celebrate Labor Day weekend! I am so looking forward to seeing this city!

I pray everyone has a great Labor Day weekend! I hope it is filled with sunshine, family, relaxation, laughter, and all good things! I am beyond excited to get out of this hotel room we inhabit for a few days!


Marlys said...

You have every reason to celebrate and I hope you have a fun weekend together and with friends! I am proud of both of you and know you have worked hard on this phase of your life! God Bless!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Wow a big week for the Nastase household. I am glad you both have things to celebrate! I am so proud of Ryan for passing with flying colors. Well done, Ry! And I am so happy that you will have more stability in your life right now. I am sure more than anything it's nice to be 'wanted' by a hospital. Well, and it's nice to have a consistent schedule, too. But it's just nice that a hospital recognized your talent. Shows you are in the right field and great at what you do!!