Soooo I know my last post was about Demo Day and yeah it has been Demo MONTHS! Miguel has been working so hard on the wooden range hood. He has never done any type of wood work before so he is learning as he goes & so far he has started over 5 times.
We paused on the hood and started on the backsplash! Originally we were going to do all white subway tile until I stumbled upon this gorgeous tile from Wayfair! We decided to add it as an accent piece over the stovetop.
My overall feel for the house is boho farmhouse and I think this ties in so well with the vibe! It is just a work in progress! I mean we are doing this ourselves, we aren’t hiring anyone & we both work full-time jobs so the only time we really have to work on these projects is on the weekends which is a bummer but this is the home we will be in for years and years to come so I am not in such a rush as I was when this house was being built.
ONTO THE PATIO
I am so proud of our patio. We purchased our furniture from Lowe’s, we also purchased swivel chairs from the same brand as well, they just aren’t pictured. The loveseat is SO comfy! I fell asleep on it the other day! I purchased the rug from Target and I was initially pretty nervous about the white in the rug but it has held up so nicely and if the fur kiddos do get dirt on it, I can easily get it out. The throw pillows, blanket, and pitcher are from Homegoods! Overall, I love this space. I want to add a potted plant but I am just too picky and can’t find one that I love!
I left the worst job I’ve ever had
I couldn’t share any of what I am about to say on social media because well, it’s social media. But this is my space and I am not working there anymore so I am going to be open. I left Hermann and accepted a job at Patient’s which is a St. Luke’s Hospital in Pasadena. I was working in PACU and I honestly accepted the job because it was a pay raise and I wanted to see what Monday-Friday was like. After my first week, I knew I wanted to quit. Let me list alllll the reasons & all of the things I need to get off of my chest
- The charting system was so dated- I had to manually type in all of my vital signs and medications I gave. I came from the med center where I can just double click my vital signs or scan my medicine and it goes right into my patient’s electronic health record. Yeah, that wasn’t the case here.
- That pay raise I was promised? Yeah, NEVER HAPPENED. I was later told, “I didn’t qualify for critical care differential” Even though I recovered patient’s before transferring them to ICU but yeah, okay, I don’t qualify.
- The hospital is SO SMALL. When I returned back to work after the accident, remember I only worked there for about 2 weeks and then we had the accident. So, when I returned strangers would come up to me and ask how my collarbone was. That showed me how everyone talks, rumors, gossip, EVERYTHING.
- I only liked 2 people on my unit of 7 nurses. SEVEN NURSES. That means I can’t go out of town because there is no central staffing since the hospital is so small. There was little teamwork, the morale was so low, one nurse in particular who was the charge nurse said horrible things about EVERYONE. She was an awful charge. How can you be a leader for your coworkers when you’re talking so much trash about the people you work with?!
- The last straw… the hospital requires you to have your PALS certification since we recover some kiddos. Well, you have 3 months to attain the certification- I was out for those 3 months recovering. I was signed up for the class in April and then my manager pulled me from the class because we had a heavy case load that day and not enough nurses soooo fast forward to a month later on a Thursday and my director walks up to me to tell me that I have to clock out and I can’t come back to work because I don’t have my PALS. I was furious! I tried to tell him that I was signed up for the class but they pulled me from it, but his response was, “You had 3 months to get this certification” Guys, I was so pissed off. I mean, I was balling AT WORK! Which is so embarrassing, but it was because I was so angry. I told him very sarcastically how sorry I was for being in a car accident and breaking my collarbone which caused me to be out for 3 months and not be able to obtain this certificate. UGH. Well, long story short I got my certificate.
There was no growth at the hospital, I was losing all of my skills & wasn’t utilizing my critical thinking skills I did learn from my experiences at Hermann. I had to get out of there, and I am so thankful I did.
Hello, Texas Children’s Hospital
I have just finished my first week at TCH in PICU!!! I love it so much, I can see why everyone speaks so highly of this hospital. Everyone is so nice, patient, and compassionate. I am learning so much, a bit overwhelmed to be honest but I love it so much. I feel like this is where I belong.
So, this story had a happy ending 🙂 If you made it all the way, thank you for reading!!!
Y’all are the real MVP’s!