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Welcome to the BOMB.

The Blog Of the "Mother" of Bandit.
Bandit is my Hairless Chinese Crested--he's the "normal" one. I, on the other hand, am unrepentantly "pet-crazy." You know the type--the spinster who lives in the haunted house three blocks over with 72 cats...okay, so I don't have 72 cats, and my house isn't haunted--but my dogs wardrobe is better than mine! Need I say more? :~)
I've never been consistant at journaling, so the timing of my blogs will be sporadic at best. I just hope they are as entertaining to you as they are to me; however, be forewarned: Most of my blogs will be about The BaldOne. In spite of his Don King "do," I think he's just as cute as any of the Brothers B!
Now, if I can just remember not to get him wet--or feed him after midnight...

About Me

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My bags are packed and I'm always ready to seek out an adventure with Bandit and Moggy in tow. Bandit is my thirteen year old Chinese Crested, who I frequently call The Bald One or The BaldOne Boy (like he was one of the Baldwin Brothers). Moggy’s full name is Pip-Moggy. He’s my two year old gansta-resuce kitty. I couldn’t decide between Pip (which are the spots on die and domino tiles) and Moggy (or Moggie when I mistakenly thought he was a she), so I combined the two. Moggy refers to the British term for "cat of unknown parentage .” So in essence, I have an almost bald dog, and I’ve named my cat “Spot.”

Fun Stuff (I'm doing now or have done)

  • Artistic Attempts weekly (alternating between Painting With A Twist, That Art Place, and Peniot's Palette).
  • Bunko with the Belton Bunko Babes monthly.
  • Participating in the A to Z Blogging Challenge.
  • Spades and Liverpool Rummy with the Spadetts weekly.
  • The Mighty Texas Dog Walk, Austin (fund raiser for Service Dogs, Inc--they train shelter dogs to be Service Dogs, then give them free of charge to people with disabilities.)

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Once Again, I'm Awesome! (It's Proficiency-writing Time)

So, amid the View vs Nurses controversy this week, I wrote and submitted my annual proficiency.

Once again, I'm awesome! 

Seriously, the first year I was unprepared--I didn't know I would be responsible for writing my own proficiency and that I had to have concrete examples for my claims. But from the second year forward I have kept a yearly folder with accomplishments, complex problems I've handled, compliments from stakeholders (Veterans, Family, Vendors, Co-workers, etc.).  And every year when I pull the folder out (of the computer), I am amazed at all the stuff I do--and that only includes the events I take the time to write up. 

If you don't already have some sort of journal or folder to keep track of your accomplishments, start keeping one--it's a great ego booster (especially when idiots who haven't got a clue dis your profession or you personally--The View). It's good to be humble--but it's also good to know that you have worth!  That what you do matters--not just in your life but in other peoples lives as well. That you make a difference. Because we do.  All of us.

And the icing on the cake was when my Supervisor made a special trip to my just to tell me she was impressed with my proficiency and asked if I would write her next proficiency!  (That--or the request to write another type of evaluation of them--has actually been a request from my last three Supervisors.  Writing is one of the things I count as a strength--although some forms of writing are more difficult than others.) 

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