Sunday, April 6, 2014

Spring is here.....

Our other pear tree is finally blooming. The pollen is so bad now. I will take the pollen over wintery and ice. We still have the pine and oak trees to deal with yet. Everything is yellow. We don't dare open our windows now that is nice and warm out. Everything will be yellow in the house.

Work Seminar

The orthopaedic practice that I work for has been in the area since the early 1940's.  The oldest in our area. The founding doctor ( before his death in 2004 ) organized a orthopaedic lecture to be held each year. This year's was so enlightening for me as a radiologic technologist ( what I do full-time as my real job ). I just wish some of my fellow co-workers - techs - went. They thought it would be a waste of their time.

Everything clicked for me why the doctors order the xrays the way they do. The other guest speakers ( other orthopaedic surgeons and a muscoskeletal radiologist ) stressed the importance of weightbearing xrays. We as technologists always asked: Why are they ordering these weightbearing?

This lecture series explained it all.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Birthday card request at work....

I had a request at work to make a birthday card for one of administrative assistants. I still call them secretaries, but that is not politically correct nowadays.

This was the first time I used Pearl-ex. I will definitely be using them again. I LOVE the look of them on this card.

Stamp is from SU!; the sentiment is from Club Scrap ( looong time ago when they did monthly kits ).  I colored the stamped image with Copics. Stamped both images with CTMH ink.

I survived one of my summer classes. I forgot that summer classes are compressed studies. Three and half months of study comp...