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MY LIFE AS I LIVE IT

I'm a single mom with two great kids living near Dallas, Texas. This is my life; day to day things that are probably only important to me. This is my record of my ups, my downs and the road that I've taken along the way. For whatever reason YOU'RE here, I hope you find something you can enjoy and/or relate to. God bless.

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Friday, January 18, 2008

...and it's only a 20 minute commute

Sappy post, just tellin' you now.

I've been at my new job now for nearly two months. Not much time, I know. However, I'm so happy with my job. I work for Women's Specialists, a group of five ob-gyn's that specialize in infertility and high risk pregnancies, as well as all the normal ob-gyn stuff. We're a one stop shop, if you will, of all things female; mammograms, sonograms, bone density tests, and even as late, laser hair removal.

I and my 'office mate' answer all incoming calls and schedule all appointments. Trust me, it's not as easy as it sounds. Now, I've always been up front about not being much of a people person, but I love answering the phones here. Every call is personal. Women calling in who have just taken a home pregnancy test and happy. Pregnant women calling in with cramps or bleeding; scared and crying. This practice has been in existence for over 30 years and I get calls from women in their 70's who now have their granddaughters coming in for appt's. I get calls from foreigners I can not possibly understand and have to have them spell out their words giving me an example of each letter; 's as in sam, f as in frank, a as in apple' sort of thing.

A perk is all the pharmaceutical reps. They bring in breakfast, lunch, snacks, coffee...you name it, several times a week. Very cool. Another perk is all the employees get any and all of the services we provide for free.

The biggest plus for me, though, is the people. Close to 30 women. One of the nurses had her 29th anniversary today...29 years at this office (this woman was my secret Santa, and she was so generous with me, to the point of spoiling me). The office manager, 25 years. The majority of the people (nurses, office staff) have been there at least 10 years, most longer. How extraordinary is that? It's like family. For a girl that has little family, this is a dream for me. My office mate, Carolyn, is so kind, patient and caring. She's already a friend, and I believe in time she'll be a close friend.

Every morning when I get up, I'm thankful. I'm grateful, I'm blessed and I am so very thankful.

14 Comments:

Blogger ~Deb said...

You know what scares me? Those companies that have a high turnover with employees and people who haven't been there for more than 5 yrs. When you see people that have been there longer than 5 - 10 yrs....there's a better chance of you being there for that long-----simply because it means that it's a desirable place to work for. I'm so glad that you're happy at your job. How many people can actually say that? And remember, you're there most of your life - 8 or more hours per day - so it would be really horrible to not like where you are, the people you work for and the work you do.

You are truly blessed, Kath!


AND..........this new photo of you is absolutely stunning!!! :)

Enjoy your weekend!

7:39 AM  
Blogger LoveLladro said...

I am so glad to hear how happy you are there! It's so amazing how God leads us to the places we need to be!

9:54 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

It is amazing that an office full of women get along so well. One of these days I am planning on going back to school so that I could be a Labor and Delivery Nurse, but who knows when that will be??

I never doubted that God had a great place in mind for you when you were waiting on Him to give you one. He is a gracious God,that's for sure!!

P.S. I like your new picture! :)

1:27 PM  
Blogger Lynilu said...

I'm glad it is working out so well for you, Kathi. I've had awful, nightmare jobs, and I know how good it feels to finally feel that you've found a place that you belong.

:)

11:13 AM  
Blogger DaBich said...

You sexy biatch you, what a nice new pic!!!

I'm soooo happy for you that you found that job! =D

9:18 AM  
Blogger kathi said...

deb ~ yeah, me too. I think they mostly work at Sprint, lol. Thank you sugar. :)

lovelladro ~ He absolutely does! Like your new job...mommy. :)

michelle ~ I know, it's just the coolest thing, I love it. Thanks!

lynilu ~ yup, I've had jobs I didn't much care for, but knew there had to be a reason...and there always was, and I was always glad when it was done and I was out of there. :)

dabich ~ lol, thanks for the smile babe.

12:31 PM  
Blogger Epsilonicus said...

Im glad you love work. I know soooooo many people who hate going. If you are going to spend so much time there, you might as well do it someplace where you feel comfortable.

1:19 PM  
Blogger HuneeB said...

Kathi I am soooo soooo sooo happy to hear that you are loving your new found family and all of your family is doing so well! That stinks about the Sprint problem...I know all too well issues with cell phone companies...but I am glad that it is all resolved now! Take care and love ya mom!

12:00 PM  
Blogger Keasty said...

Sounds like a neat place to work. And God has placed you there for a reason. I can see why you enjoy work so much Kathi. Good onya girl!

8:03 PM  
Blogger Shannon said...

I knew God was working in mysterious ways for you. I knew he had just the plan for you and I know that you knew it too. I'm so glad you found it and are truly happy there.

10:05 AM  
Blogger The Real Kidd said...

A NEW PICTURE A NEW PICTURE A NEW PICTURE OH JOY!! *grin*

I am so very happy that you have found such a wonderful job and wonderful coworkers. ((hug))

2:32 PM  
Blogger Wes said...

Isn't it great to love your work?

I almost consider it as a bonus part of my pay that I never see. Congrats on your happiness! :)

10:20 PM  
Blogger Rosemarie said...

It's amazing how fulfilling life can be when we trust God wholly with our lives. Celebrating with you!

9:41 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

I would have given my right arm to have you at the other end of the line when I was scared and crying with all that I had to go through before I FINALLY had this beautiful boy of mine.

You are where you are supposed to be...a true asset to your patients.

9:45 PM  

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