Yes we can!

Hi, all! Anna here, making a guest appearance on George's blog. I hope you don't mind this interruption in your regular programming. I had my own blog, but I'm awful at keeping it updated, and George does such a lovely job of putting new pics up regularly. I figured, why not pipe in when I have something to say and make this a little more of a family affair?! I started my blog when we began the infertility journey. Our lives have changed quite a bit since then, and we function more as a family unit now, so I think our bloggin should reflect that. So, if you all don't mind, when I have something pressing to add to George's ridiculously silly and often disturbing commentary, I'll just pop in here and give you my side of the story for a post here and there.

I just wanted to post about how excited I am about the results of the election. I've been slowly losing faith in this country. For a while, I naively thought that at least the economy and its problems wouldn't really affect us since George has a stable job, and I'm just a resident getting paid crap anyhow. Well, in light of finally graduating from residency this next July, I've started the process of looking for a job. One job particularly looked attractive, and I'd even have a big Polish-speaking patient population. Things were looking good until I got an email that the entire hospital system of which this hospital is a member has frozen physician recruitment because of the economy. Nice, huh?! So, after getting this email last week, my confidence in this country was at an all-time low... That is until last night!

Stella and I went to vote yesterday evening when I raced back home from the hospital. Xav was already crazy cranky and sleepy so George was putting him to bed, while I ran over to our polling place with Stella, our little party animal. She loved the attention she got there. While I voted, she tried repeatedly to grab my ballot away from me. Yes, our pathetic polling place still had paper ballots and not the fancy computers other places used. Anyhow, when it was time to turn in my ballot, Stella had a ridiculously firm grip on it. When I tried to pry it out of her fat, little hand, she tried to put it in her mouth. Finally, the woman who puts the ballots in the machine (who has a very important job that clearly couldn't be accomplished without her!) had to tug the ballot out of Stella's little hand with quite some force. Regardless, Stella helped me vote in this historic election, and I'll always be able to tell her that.

Perhaps now, some much needed change can be accomplished in this country, and maybe the economy will improve enough for me to actually be able to get a job!

Here is a picture of George with the babes this past week. I love this pic because it's off my three favorite people!




Thanks for letting me share! Hope you all will have me back sometime...

Comments

Anonymous said…
great to hear from you Anna. I too am now hopeful!
Scarlet O'Kara said…
What a great photo! And it is really good to hear from you...
Elizabeth said…
It's great to hear from you Anna! I am keeping my hopes up as I no longer have a job.
Cute picture.