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men and pants January 29, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — maurianne @ 3:18 pm

So Friday I was busy and had one of my students go and grab a patient for an exam. A Scrotal ultrasound. I greet the man in the ultrasound room and give him directions to take everything from the waist down off. I stepped out of the room so he could do that. I took two steps away and the receptionist came running back saying she thinks I have the wrong patient. I stepped back into the room, and the guy was undressing, but he looked at me and said..”I think I am in the wrong place. I am here to get my finger xrayed.” I couldn’t help but laugh. I sent him on his way and got the right patient for the exam. All I could say to my student about the situation was….when a girl asks a guy to take his pants off, he never questions her.


the power of a hug

Filed under: Uncategorized — maurianne @ 6:31 am

You may read this and laugh. My mind is quite amusing at times. So anyways, I must confess something about myself. I am a very physical person. I know how wonderful a hug can be, or holding a hand. And I’m not talking about just in a sexual sense.  There are many other occasions that call for touch. I will hold a friends hand in a time of need, or hold the hand of a nervous patient during a procedure. Times like that. Well, the past couple of years I have been a bit more self conscious about that. I have had people take advantage of that trait I have, and now I am more shy about when and who I show physical affection to. But this has backfired. I have a very dear friend going through a rough time right now, and I have been there for this friend but have been unable to do what my heart says I should. I have been unable to hug this friend. All I can think to myself is how did I close myself off so much in so little time? Why can’t I just hug this friend? I am determined to find a healthy balance in my life and still be able to share such an important trait with my friends.

So I put this out to you…..have you hugged someone in need today?(sometimes actions speak louder than words)


I caved January 15, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — maurianne @ 8:36 pm

After my horrible experience with my last gym and trainer and trying to transfer that stuff to Utah and being unsuccessful, I swore to never sign a contract with a gym ever again. Well, I was incredibly stupid to do that. I found a new gym and signed up a few weeks ago. I researched a few places and picked the one that I felt the best about. I couldn’t go much at first because I got sick again, but now I am loving it. I was stupid to punish myself for over a year. Oh how I have missed the gym!! I went Friday night and ran 2 miles. It felt great. I missed having the gym as a stress reliever. I missed having workout goals. I am so energized by this, and so happy. This has definitely put me on the right track.


Time to catch up January 11, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — maurianne @ 5:45 am

I know a lot of my friends have been concerned about me. I must admit that I am struggling right now. I’ve about quit my job 20 times in the last week. I have it in my mind that I will have a new job by February, and I am toying with the idea of just taking a traveling ultrasound job. I know my bishop isn’t thrilled about that idea, but I am wondering if a little time away will help me sort a few things out. (more on this later)

Anyways, lately things have been hectic. Last week a good friend got married. The day before the wedding I got sick….AGAIN! My immune system is shot lately. I got another cold, but this one is strange. I have lost my voice and gained a cough. I’ve had it for over a week now but I ignored it long enough to enjoy wedding festivities. It was a beautiful snowy day at the Salt Lake temple. Definitely a day to remember. A small dinner and reception was held that night, and then Saturday night there was another small reception in Idaho. I was invited, and last minute an opening in the carpool was available. So I ignored my cold and went. I had a blast. It was my first time in Idaho. Didn’t see much, but it was still a fun little adventure. Now I am back to the grind, and it’s been one heck of a week. Long story short, one of the hospitals I work for switched computer systems. I predicted failure,and after one month of pure hell…the hospital is practically shut down. They have gone to skeleton crew until the problems can be resolved. I slept over 12 hours last night after 11 hours of torture at that hospital. I worked so hard I crashed. Let’s just say I’m ready for the weekend.


I’ve been in a state of funk. January 1, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — maurianne @ 12:29 am

I have wanted to blog, but things have gone so very wrong these past couple of months. I didn’t want to depress anyone. My car broke down numerous times, once to be towed into a repair shop after stranding me in the middle of a busy intersection. I returned it to the repair shop twice after that. In the end it cost me $800 to repair, so I had to cancel Christmas and New Years in Las Vegas. I’ve been bummed. My one and only Christmas present was a candle. And I was shocked to even get that. To top things off I failed one of my registries by just a few points. I was terribly upset during the test because the night before I was informed that one of my dogs died. I’ve had her for 10-11 years and was very close to her. I’ve been balling about it for a month straight. Who knew I could cry so much?

So on this new years eve, I am praying for some light in my life. And I wish everyone great happiness in this new year.