Monday, February 11, 2008

The Happy Worker

The newest addition to America's work force, me!

Monday: Orientation day. I was there as early as 6AM eventhough it doesnt start till 8.

The busy bee

Tuesday: First day at work. My shift starts at 8am and ends at 4:30pm. Guy named Jose was to train me for a whole week. Gave me a tour of the whole hospital and the up's and down's of our work.

Wednesday: Same as the day before but with some extras. I'm starting to get the hang of what I am supposed to do. But instead of the patients giving me a hard time, it was the nurses and doctors. But that's part of it.

Thursday: Valentines day. Work again. Anna and I went out for an early dinner since it was too late to make reservations at this Vietnamese restaurant. Our date ended up at the ER because Anna ate shrimps to which she had a severe allergic reaction to. Which was kind of odd because she was never allergic to it. She exactly looked like Will Smith in the movie Hitch. Her face was all swollen. Up until now, she occasionally experiences itching.

Friday: My last training day at the echo department. I really have to thank Jose for giving me a good training. And Mon just gave us a very special post wedding/post Christmas/pre-Birthday gift for me and Anna/post-Valentines/pre-house(or apartment)warming gift and all the pre and post that we can think off. We love you Mon!!!
The gift

Saturday: DMV exam. Went there in the morning and passed the written test. Had the little jitters that I might not pass. Went to our apartment to fix our stuff. Our new bed and dinette set was delivered... we're loving our new Primopedic mattress!

Sunday: Cleaning. We're still moving most of our stuff to our new apartment. Tired but it's worth it. Having a place to call our own and living the real life. And tomorrow, it starts again. We're off to work, happy.

At the backyard Chelsea. Our VIP guest for the week

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Green is Clean

While out buying essential stuff, we've accumulated dozens of plastic bags from different malls and groceries. Although we often use them as liners for the trash bins, were not helping at all. Enter the eco bags or what most people call here, green bags. We decided to get three of each bags from our most frequented stores like Target, Walmart, Ralphs, Marshall's and Trader Joe's

Comes in 3 different sizes and it folds to fit in your purse

Black and simple

Smallest among the five bags

Largest among the five bags

Trader Joe's
Different types of bags for different purposes