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4 Days to go

Posted in life on November 19, 2008 by twoarmtom

Four more days till Andrea is due.  I can’t seem to focus at work for more than 30 minutes at a time.  I guess this is normal for a soon-to-be first-time dad.  I also can’t seem to get motivated at home to work on my psychology course.  I’m so close to finishing my first module, I really could sit for 60 minutes straight and probably finish it…that is if I could stay focused for that long.  Ah well, we’ll see how I am after the baby is born.  I can’t foresee any more clarity of mind, probably more blowing of the mind as you stare at a human being you took part in creating.  I’m excited, scared, anxious, and worried all rolled up into one.  

Life is about to change.


Fast approaching

Posted in life on November 15, 2008 by twoarmtom

This is probably the last weekend without a baby here. Nine months seems like forever in the beginning, but now it seems like no time at all. Lazy days will soon be over.

I really hope the dogs are accepting of the new addition, Bronson has a shady history with little ones, it’s the reason I adopted him when he was 9. He’s now 13 and hopefully more relaxed. I will do everything I can to socialize him prior to the baby crawling or walking. Although he’s 13, and his life expectancy is 12…he’s full of beans and showing no signs of age. We’ll see how it goes.

Exam time

Posted in life on October 6, 2008 by twoarmtom

Well it’s here, tomorrow is my first exam for a university class. I started this class December of last year, I slacked way too much, had to get an extension, and finally tomorrow I’ll write. I have till Tuesday to write it but I’m not taking any chances. I hope I get a good sleep tonight, it doesn’t help that it’s 11:39 at night. Anyways, I hope I can get some intermittent studying done at work tomorrow during coffee breaks and lunch.

Update: exam mark was %80, final mark in the course was %84. I’m happy with that. Next class has been started.

Been a long time

Posted in life on September 5, 2008 by twoarmtom

Wow, it’s been a long time since I’ve updated this blog….the summer has consumed my spare time, and I’m not complaining. We’ve been spending every weekend up at the trailer, but this weekend is the last time, we’re going to close it down (for the season). On the baby front Andrea is coming up to 29 weeks and looking great. Things are a little stressful now with preparation for the baby coming. It doesn’t help that we’ve used all our spare time (weekends) to go up to the trailer.

I’ve also played a show with A Thousand Cures as a stand in bass player, the show went great, I had a lot of fun, and I’m playing with them again on September 18th at the Opera House.

The first coat

Posted in life on July 24, 2008 by twoarmtom

We are going to buy some more paint in order to do some areas with a double coat. None the less it looks WAY better than the old wood panelling. Good thing the weather hasn’t been that great, because that would make being couped up in a trailer a little unbearable. Tonight we’re off to see the Dark Knight.



Back in the Big City

Posted in life on September 24, 2007 by twoarmtom

Well I’m back working in Toronto tonight, and I must say, I do miss it. I just finished inserting an arterial line in a patient, we don’t get to that at the hospital I work at in Hamilton. It’s a great skill, and I wish we did do it there. I do a lot of intubations here as well, usually in a cardiac arrest situation, or in the ICU at 5am when a first or second year resident has tried and can’t get it. Sometimes our skill as respiratory therapists is underestimated. The patient I did the arterial line for tonight had been poked multiple times today by a resident trying to get it. I had it done in 15minutes, set-up to clean-up. We may not be as well rounded with knowledge as a lot of residents, fellows, and physicians, but what we do know, and the skills we have really aren’t utilized to their full potential. Ah well, once a doctor is aware of your ability, it’s amazing how much they’ll rely on you, your skill, and you’re opinion.

I love my job.

“Life is a long lesson in humility”

Posted in life on September 7, 2007 by twoarmtom

– James M. Barrie