Summer is Finally Here!

The weather has been crazy this year.  I know we needed the rain, but I was starting the wonder if it was ever going to stop.  Usually by this time of year we have had multiple 100+ degree days, everyone is either tan or burned, no one wants to get in their car if it has been outside for more than 5 minutes, and there is no doubt that it is a Texas summer.  This year has been wet and fairly cool.  The few times the sun has come out, I have either been sick or sleeping from doing so many night shifts lately.  Poor Casey was starting to have pool withdrawals.

Friday was a beautiful day.  I promised Casey that as soon as I got up I would take her swimming.  She had been bugging her nurse to go out to the pool all morning and was so excited when I brought in her swimsuit to get her ready. 

We were only out there for maybe 30 minutes, but she was so happy.  After the pool she got to sunbath a little too.  She is so funny.  Before her pool she hated to go outside at all.  Now, she doesn’t want to come back in.   Hopefully this week the weather hold up and she can have some friends come and swim with her.  The only thing better than pool time is pool time with her friends. 

Casey got to visit with her Uncle Dan this past week.  Tim is one of seven and I am one of four.  That makes for a lot of aunts and uncles, and bunches of cousins.  Casey has now met all of Tim and my siblings.  She was in a funny mood when he was here, really quiet and tired.  His job has him just up the road fairly often over the next year or so, so hopefully he can see more of her personality on his next visit.  Her uncle Ken may be in town again soon too.  I know it’s hard to fit family in when you are traveling for work, but we do love that some of Tim’s family comes our way for work on occasion.  It’s a nice little treat. 

We have a few doctor appointments this week, including the puberty doctor.  Hopefully we will have some good updates in the next few days.

We are still having some trouble getting our night shifts covered- hence my 2:30AM post.  We have a nurse that is picking up Wednesday thru Friday that just started last week.  She only works 3 days a week, and she has already called out twice and had one day that she could not work.  I am hoping that is not a sign of things to come, but I am going to see how things go this week.  Our Monday and Tuesday night nurse has been picking up some extra shifts on Wednesdays lately so we went from 3 nights covered a week to 4 (really since the new nurse hasn’t done her full 3 nights yet).  It’s not ideal, but at least it’s something.  We still need to find a nurse to pick up Saturday and Sunday nights.  Hopefully the agency we use can find someone for us soon. 

I think that is about it for now.  We hope everyone has a great week!

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