Wednesday, March 07, 2007

The Next Step

All of a sudden I'm going to take the CNA (Certified Nurse's Assistant) course starting March 19th. Good heavens. It all just came together yesterday.

I have to take this course to start nursing school; no way would I ever work as a CNA because they do all of the crap work and get peanuts for it. I will be doing plenty of crap work as a nurse anyway, and I can make twice as much (nearly) working oncall in mental health. But! I do solemnly swear (laying hand on copy of Gray's Anatomy) to treat the CNA's that I work with in the future as if they were real, actual human beings, and I will encourage them to become nurses or whatever it is they want to do, because they too deserve to make a living wage. I have worked my share of dead-end, no-future jobs. We all deserve to move on to greener pastures.

Anyway the course is 9a-2p every weekday for 3 1/2 weeks, and the board exam is something like April 21st. A lady down the street will watch Delia for us and we will pay her good money, so I feel good that I won't have to find child care someplace else and the baby won't have to go someplace new and scary. And from what I hear they are scraping by a little at the moment and could use the money, so that makes me feel good.

Funny how things work out when you need them to. We also managed to find a babysitter at short notice for a concert tonight. We're going to see Lyle Lovett. I've had the tickets for ages but spaced off getting a sitter...

6 comments:

mel said...

Yay! Hoo-raa! and Yipee! about the CNA course and Delia's baby-sitter, but LYLE LOVETT?????
For the love of God woman. I am so disappointed.

Lyle FREAKIN' Lovett???


I need to go lie down now.

Impetua said...

I would urge you to listen to the album "Pontiac" a few times before you pass judgment. It doesn't seem likely that I would enjoy Lyle Lovett as much as I do, but he's really pretty great.

I see your disappointment and I raise you smug righteousness! :)

Impetua said...

Also, I'm pretty sure you were just using that for an excuse to go lie down. For shame! :P

mel said...

I tried to google "Lyle Lovett - Pontiac" but the sight of his sky high hair forced me to lie down again...

Impetua said...

OMG you are such a weenie! Look beyond the hair. Didn't you survive the 80's?

Maybe you could get someone with greater resistance to big hair to get you the album and play it for you in darkened room after destroying accompanying photographic materials.

And then you can gracefully concede. :)

mel said...

Okay. BB tried to Goggle Lyle and his GM album, but the sight of Lyle's hair burned BB's retinas.

We will have to try again after BB's retina transplant.