Thursday was a crazy day.

I worked Wednesday night overnight in the ER. I got off work at 7 am on Thursday morning just in time for a day full of appointments.

First of all, I had the orthodontist:

I got braces in September. I’ll probably have them at least for another year. This is the second time I’ve gotten them tightened and it HURTS. But I see progress so that’s great. I had two broken brackets so it took longer than I expected.

Next up I got a HIDA scan which is a scan that measures the function of your gall bladder. I had to have an IV and the test took 2.5 hours. I slept for a good chunk of it.

I’ve been having intermittent gall bladder like symptoms the past month or so: right upper quadrant pain, nausea, pain into my back, epigastric pain etc. I had a gall bladder attack when I was pregnant with Gannon. It was AWFUL. It was the worst snow storm of the year and we didn’t dare leave the house to get to the ER. I begged and begged but we had the scanner on and heard that the ambulance got stuck trying to go and help someone so there I laid on the couch in the worst pain I’ve ever had in my life. They couldn’t do anything about my gall bladder then so I wanted to look into it again now that these new symptoms cropped up.

Then I was in a rush to see my students at their pinning ceremony!

So Florence Nightingale “pinned” certain people to help during the war who were medically trained to aid the soldiers – so now nurses having a pinning ceremony where they receive their nursing pin. I had 7 students in clinicals this past semester out of the group in this picture. They will all make excellent nurses and I’m so proud to be a part of their journey!

This is my really good friend Tess. I’ve known Tess since I was in preschool – she was always one year older than me all through high school. We really didn’t talk until we started working together at the same ER. Tess was a registration representative all through nursing school and I worked as an ER nurse. Now Tess is hired on as an ER nurse and I’ll get to help precept her! I’m so grateful for our friendship and I’m so proud of her accomplishment.

As you can see I’m still in my scrubs from working overnight the night before…

Then it was off to pick up the boys from childcare! Look at Gannon and Georgia! This is Gannon’s favorite spot to stand up. He loves licking the window (lol) and pulling himself up!

We headed home and had one of Carver’s favorite nights – FAMILY NIGHT! Family night is essentially our way for Carver to differentiate when all of us will be home and staying home for the night like I don’t have to work, we don’t have a meeting to go to etc.

So somehow we all ended up on the floor of our tiny kitchen.

Gannon just adores Betsy!

After supper Carver helped me with wrapping a few presents which tested my patience more than I thought possible but he wrapped his own present for Grandma Joey!

Then it was snuggles on the couch and we started watching Brittany Runs a Marathon which has been on my Amazon Prime watch list for months!

So that was my Thursday! A week’s wroth of activities packed into one day! I hope you guys have a wonderful week – I’ll have a full week of blog posts coming at you! Check back again tomorrow morning!



  1. December 23, 2019 / 1:47 pm

    OMG girlfriend you are superwoman! I do not know how you do it! You certainly are your mother’s daughter!❤

  2. Sheri
    December 23, 2019 / 7:01 pm

    If they determine you need your gallbladder removed, please follow their advice. I put it off for years and ended up staying in the hospital for five days with complications and then going home with a drain for six weeks. Ugly.

  3. Donna
    December 24, 2019 / 11:42 am

    What a day – just tired from reading it! 😉
    My dd had her gall badder removed – she’s none the worse for wear.
    Thank you for sharing your crazy day with us!
    Love and prayers

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