Monday, May 26, 2008


And now, rather than try to detail seemingly endless days of fascinating job hunting drama, including such hits as "Yes you rock, but how much MEDICAL EXPERIENCE do you have?", and "What do you mean you want a COMPANY CAR??" (ok, I totally made that one up!)...I will just go with the top 10 5 highlights...

*52 submitted resumes
*38 days
*6 interviews
*1 peeing in a cup experience (oh joy) for drug testing, a pre-employment physical, and exhaustive background check....


*ONE...WONDERFUL JOB!!! (I hope)

I start next week!!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008


I was in the bathroom drying my hair this morning when I heard quite a racket in the kitchen. I was only mildly concerned because our older dog has a harder time getting in the dog door now days. I called to her "c'mon girl" and continued to get ready for work.

Minutes later, as I approached the kitchen to pour coffee, what I saw made me laugh hysterically! THIS little Bandit had gotten into the fridge and was in "Leftover Heaven"!! So stinkin' funny! Of course, or two other dogs would not be left behind in the "Pillaging" and were enjoying the wealth of Grandma's Olive Garden lazagna and a someone's Chicken Fried Steak.

Would you ever believe that such an inocent looking pup could be such a rouge?? Of course not! We have actually caught her in the fridge before and set up a "sting" to see how she was doing it. It is a "one dog" operation. She was caught mashing her nose into the rubber lining and wiggling her way in. (no pain no gain, right???)

The funniest thing about the whole venture this morning is that "DAD" got blamed for the disappearance of the leftovers when people were looking for them at lunchtime! ha!

Remember, if you don't wedge a chair against the fridge door, anything on the bottom shelf IS FAIR GAME!!!


PS: So we went to Ghengis Grill for dinner tonight and we all had leftover "chinese" style to-go boxes. Since the leftovers are all so similar in appearance, Chris grabbed a pen and went to label them...he wrote his name and gave me the pen...I wrote my name on mine and then went to label Grandma's. In a moment of pure wit I labeled it "M-O-L-L-Y"!...teehee...we all had a good laugh.
Now, where can I buy a child/"dog" proof refrigerator lock???

Saturday, May 10, 2008


Thursday morning..4:20am...April 10th..

It was the worst storm I have EVER experienced...

Chris and the girls saw red, blue, and green lightning! (I have since researched this and the colors are due to gasses in the air)

All I saw, as I (don't do this at home) stood in front of the(glass)screen door, was rain and debris flying around so violently that my view was only just past my own front yard. Tree branches were thrashing violently. I can't even begin to describe the sound of the wind. The sirens were sounding, but we could not hear them. Then we lost power.

Kim woke up because the tree in the backyard was banging up against her second story bedroom window. She got up to look and could not believe how the tree was rocking in the wind. She got Lindsey and they stood there (again, NOT proper storm procedure) in front of the window watching the storm. The ligntning was just like a strobe light...flickering so fast. I have never seen anything like it.

We got the girls downstairs and I went to the back door to see how the fence was fairing. But when I got there, what I saw made my fence concerns of no importance. Our tree, the one Kim woke up to now lay on the ground. (see photo)

It was an amazing storm and was actually classified as a tornado. I drove around the next day in amazement as I saw how powerful the forces can be. Next time, I may head for safety.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Pounding the Pavement

The moment is quickly approaching where I will be job hunting! You know, it has been easy to think about resumes and interviews since I always had several months to study...several more classes to take. You know, TIME......

While I am not looking forward to "the search", I know that God has prepared just the perfect job for me. It is out there and I will find it!

School has been unbelievable! I guess you CAN teach that old dog after all! And for all that work, I get to travel down a new that I know will be "golden" (with a few "Stones", I'm sure)

AND...Very soon, I will be creating again, writing, working on some digital scrapbooking, visiting with YOU here again.

Wish me Luck!

We reached our destination!

"The journey" of a year and a half is over! Dr Jennings has "finally" released all Lembcke family members from Orthopedic care! It is a grand day indead! As you know that is the reason I started this blog in the first place....To keep everyone posted on all of the surgeries (see early posts for some funny stories!!)....Lindsey's ankle surgeries from "the break of the century", Kimberly's ACL injury, and a few shoulder issues that were "hanging around my neck" (snicker).

Dr Jennings (and co) we Love you guys!

BTW....What exactly did you mean when you said "Don't be a stranger???". Just the concept of being in your office indicates an injury of some kind!!!

Maybe we will visit from time to time....

"Socially". *wink*
Which is, I'm nearly certain, what you meant...