Thursday, June 26, 2008

Ever feel lost? I do right about now...I'm frustrated about money and my job right now. We just don't have enough money most of the time to cover bills, groceries, gas..etc. I feel so frustrated because I finished school in August for my medical coding certification and I'm now a Certified Coding Associate. I have gone for interviews at 5 different places now and so far no luck. They have me interview and come and take the coding test....they tell me they really like me and that I score great on the coding test....but that they can't hire me because I don't have the higher coding certification and I don't have any experience. Its soooooo frustrating! I went to school and spent all this time and money to do this and I can't get a job! And I need a job paying more money and more hours! I love the fact that I get to spend more time with my kids since I don't work full time....but we just can not afford it. Geeze, it's been almost 11 months now since I've finished school for this...I thought by now we would be doing a little better and instead we are at our worst.
I did go for an interview yesterday at a doctor's office for a coding/billing position. A good friend of mine works there and recommend me to him. I appreciate her doing that so much! And I really, really like the doctor. He's a very nice and caring doctor. I would absolutely love to get this job because its a great work environment, more pay and more hours. But I'm so afraid to get my hopes up because I have the past 4 times and had nothing come of it. The doctor said he has a few more people he needs to interview and will let me know by the end of next week. I pray that he liked me and will trust my friend that I would do a good job. I just need someone to give me a shot and let me show them that I can do it and I can do a great job! So I'm hoping that my 4th of July will be extra special with news that I'm offered a new job. I would really, really miss my coworkers I have now...but I can't stay there forever. I will be sure to pop in on them every now and then.
There are other issues going on too...lots of things weighing on my mind. I don't know what the best decision is in my situation....but I'm hoping that Scott and I can come to the right one.
Please just keep me in your thoughts right now....Just going through a really tough spot. Thanks for reading this!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Just a boring Saturday

Well, we just had a boring Saturday. I guess you could say relaxing...because we didn't do a darn thing. I'm not the kind of person that likes to sit at I was pretty bored, lol. I also felt a little crazy today too. For some reason I felt like crying about anything and everything. It must be these lovely pregnancy hormones. And now Nolan is sleeping on the floor here in the living room, and has been for about 3 hours now. He was really cranky today, so I think he really needed some rest...thats the only reason I let him fall asleep at all. I just hope he doesn't decide to be up half the night now.

I wanted to share a very sweet thing that Natalie said to me a few weeks ago. As you know, we are not finding out the sex of this baby. Natalie is hoping and praying that it is a little girl. A few weeks ago we were in the car driving home and it was pretty late. Natalie was looking up out the back window at the stars in the sky. All of a sudden I heard her quietly talking to herself. She then says to me, "Mommy, I found a wishing star and I made a wish." I said, "Oh, really? What did you wish for?" She said, " I wished that the baby will be a girl." It was so sweet that I got tears in my eyes. I couldn't help but laugh a little and told her that was a good wish. She is such a sweet girl....and can not wait for the new baby to come! She just finished up a ballet/tap class that she was taking at the YMCA. She absolutely loved it! I think it's definitely something that she is going to want to continue with, at least for the time being. The picture is of her in her little ballet outfit.

Now, Nolan is my little sports freak! He absolutely loves sports. I think his favorites right now are baseball and golfing though. He knows how to find the golf chanel on the tv and loves to sit and watch it! I get so bored watching golf, that it amazes me that he will sit and watch it! He will watch it and cheer when they hit the ball in the hole. A few months ago we took him to the driving range to hit some balls, and he was in heaven!! He was like a machine. He would put the ball down on the tee, step back and swing, and then run over and grab another ball. This is a picture of him having a great time!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Ok, giving this a shot

Ok, I'm going to give this blogging thing a shot. Seems fun, just have to keep up on it. You are probably wondering about the name of my blog. Well, you see, when I was in high school and even a little bit in college, I was a band geek. And I was darn proud of it! I started my band career on the flute and then progressed to the trombone. Throughout high school I was referred to as the lady boner, because I was the only girl trombone player we had. So, there ya go! That was almost 10 years ago old that makes me feel.

I am now a married 27 year old woman. I married my high school sweetheart. Although up until my senior year in high school he drove me crazy!!! LOL my mom will still ask me what happened! Why did I change my mind? I don't really know, but we have been together almost 10 years now...and still going strong. We have been married for almost 5 years. Our anniversary is August 9th.

We have two beautiful kids and another on the way. Natalie is 4. She is our wonderful little girl. She's a sweet, caring little girl with lots of questions! Nolan is 3. He is our outgoing little boy. He absolutely loves sports, pretty much all of them! Since he was a tiny baby, if you gave him a ball to hold, he would stop crying! And it continues now....if he sees a ball, he has to have it!
We have baby number 3 on the way, due September 22nd. We have decided to be surprised on the sex of this baby, because we already have one of each, we are ready for whatever comes along! I'm so excited to be surprised! I can't wait to be in the delivery room and have the doctor say, "It's a.....!" I have a guess as to what I think it is...based on the way this pregnancy compares to the other two. We will see if I'm right in about 3 months, lol.

I work part time at a hospital in Akron. I went to school for Medical Coding...and have been having a heck of time getting a job in my field! Everyone wants you to have experience....well how do you get experience if no one will give you a shot?! I'm getting very, very frustrated, and will probably be going back to school, hopefully this fall to finish up my Registered Health Information Technician. It's just a continuation of the coding degree, and it will help me get a job in the coding field. It's just so frustrating to go to interview after interview and get no where with it! I just keep trying to keep my head up and tell myself when it's meant to be it will happen.

Well that's all for now...I will try hard to keep this updated regularly with the trials and tribulations of my life. Thanks for reading!