Good news


This is an old photo of little Lisa and me at Ice Palace, located a few blocks from our present residence in Honolulu.

Good news: We are overjoyed that Lisa passed her 5 hour national board exam on her first attempt. She had to drive from Las Vegas to Los Angeles to take it. Now, she awaits her license in the mail, after which she can work as a physical therapist. She has already been offered a job that pays $55/hour to start. Compare that figure with the $36/hour offered here in Hawaii. It’s a no-brainer. She wants to remain in Las Vegas so she can pay off her hefty student loan.

Other good news: David felt so strong that he drove to McDonald’s for a sandwich last night, as I had already gone to bed.  It was his first drive since surgery on July 30.  He also cleaned the bird poop off my car window and took the kitchen trash to the bin in the garage. He still uses the walker as a precaution, but thinks he will begin using a cane next week. Halleluia! My hubby is on the way to full recovery.

As for me, I find that a good night’s sleep (at least 6 hours non-stop) is very important to my sense of wellbeing. I feel so much better – more energetic and happier.

Never make any drastic decisions when you are feeling tired and depressed. Sleep on it and then decide what to do.

11 Responses to “Good news”

  1. Joanne Noragon Says:

    I think we are all proud of Lisa. Boards in any profession are tough; good for her and her hard work.

  2. Jan Says:

    Good news all around, indeed! Congratulations to Lisa, and I’m so glad to hear how quickly David is improving. 🙂

  3. Linda Starr Says:

    congrats to Lisa, and kudos to David and his knee

  4. Olga Says:

    Well that is all great news!

  5. Christine Says:

    Great to hear all your good news, congrats to Lisa!

  6. Beatrice Says:

    Lots of good news to share, Gigi, including a good night’s sleep.

  7. SchmidleysScribblins Says:

    Good news all round and congratutions to Lisa.

  8. SchmidleysScribblins Says:

    PS my cousin Phylis lived in LV for many years (a CPA with a casino) and is now retired in WI.

  9. DeniseinVA Says:

    Congratulations to Lisa, that is absolutely fantastic! Good news about David also. A good night’s sleep is so important to one’s well being. I kept waking up last night and am feeling it today.

  10. Kailani Says:

    Doubly wonderful news…triple if you count you feeling better from being well rested! Congrats all the way around!

  11. marmeladegypsy Says:

    I’m going through physical therapy right now and I think they are the most wonderful professionals of all time. Three cheers for Lisa!

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