Once A Week

I will try to blog at least a little bit once a week. I really started this blog just for myself as a way to document this new adventure in our lives for me to reflect on our transition. We have someone coming next Saturday to look at our house. If it doesn’t sell by the end of October we will take it off the market and re-list it again in the spring. I really hope it sells, as I don’t want to spend another winter here. My drive to work is horrible right now as the entire highway is being re-paved. In the winter when it’s snowing, it can take me two hours to get to work. Ugh…just shoot me now! Luckily I can use vacation time to make up the hours, but it’s hard to get my work done when I’m not there. I’m the only one who does my job, and right now I don’t have any backup assistants. I used to have two, but one was fired and the other one is being used in another department right now, and they are only allowed to work so many hours a year, and she just doesn’t have time to help me. Which is quite a shame, as she does an excellent job. Also, with ICD-10 being implemented next October, it means I have some major studying to do to transition our facility. For those of you who don’t know what ICD-10 is, it is the format that medical facilities use to obtain reiumbursement. So basically, you have a diagnosis, and each diagnosis has a number assigned to it, with many variations depending on if it is right sided, left sided, first occurrence, etc.

And…tomorrow is my 50th birthday. I don’t feel 50! Well, most days I dont. Hunny Bunny was so very sweet and sent me a beautiful boutquet of flowers with a balloon to work on Thursday. I was off on Friday, and he wanted to surprise me, and he did! I’m always so touched with his devotion and kindness to me. Ahhh..can you tell we’re still newlyweds? I hope it never rubs off, because I sure do love what we have. Okay, now I’m rambling.

I’m still trying to learn Portuguese and it’s coming along. I started listening to Portuguese radio at work on my smart phone. Every once in a while I can catch a word or two. Lucky language comes easy for me, but not as easy as when I was 15. So for now, boa noite!10636090_10204065339046154_6219464798795956211_n


3 thoughts on “Once A Week

  1. Feliz aniversário! 🙂 And yes, there’s quite a difference, in Portuguese, between the way we write and the way we speak – speech tends to be a lot more coloquial. Also, bear in mind the differences in accents across the country: If you listen to someone from Porto and someone from the Azores, for example, they sound very different!

    • That’s very interesting about accents. We have that too and they are quite drastic. My husband is from California and his family, lovingly, tease me about my accent when I don’t think I sound that much different, but the south has a very strong drawl and the Brooklyn area of NewYork is strong too.

  2. You’re going through the same things that we did. We listed the house it didn’t sell, we suffered through another (and one of the worst we’d seen for a long time) Canadian Winter and re listed early in the Spring. The house sold within a month.

    Looking back I’m kind of glad things worked out the way they did. We put the stuff we were going to keep in storage at the end of July, moved a few things (and ourselves) into my moms, quit our jobs in October and used the next few months to travel and do other things. By the time we moved to Panama the following May we were used to not having a job to go to every day and I think it was a good transition for us; similar to how I made SU get a civilian job after he retired from the military so he’d know what it was like in the “real” world. 🙂

    Have a happy, happy day. !Feliz cumpleaños!

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