f you are a regular reader of my blog, you will know we have had a lot of exposure to doctors, nurses, hospitals, etc. Besides my having a dozen children along with a couple of kidney stones, we have one daughter who has had three open heart surgeries, another son who had one procedure to correct a heart problem, a son who had three pins put in his shoulder after a three wheeler accident and the typical stitches, ear infections, dehydration, etc. We have had wonderful doctors and nurses who have gone above and beyond what they need to do and a few rare doctors I’d not take my dog to. And those few that just have horrible bedside manner, may be incredibly smart medically but if I cannot have a repore with them and feel confident in them it does not matter how smart they may be. My confidence in them is gone.
As we have gotten to know doctors and nurses personally in our lives, we realize how much training they are required to go through, and not just the years in college but training afterwards that also helps in developing their relationships in their offices and who they train as well. Doctors have to be taught by teachers, many times other doctors, and students shadow doctors through hospitals and office visits (we have seen a LOT of this). There are a variety of consultant interview courses they can take to better their skills. Doctors have to take such courses as teach the teacher course which helps them learn various training methods and refine how they teach or a medical teaching course which helps improve their teaching skills and styles. Doctors who are a head of a department may take a medical management course training them to lead and manage within a medical team and learning how to communicate effectively with a variety of individuals.
Personalities cannot be dictated, but training to work with people can be a learned skill and developed for the better.
e have had numerous dogs through my last 27 years of marriage, mainly large dogs – several black labs, a beautiful chocolate lab and we now have a very smart German Shepherd. I grew up with two toy poodles and I’ve kind of missed having a lap dog. So, I got one . . . and I just love him. He’s a “MorkiePoo” – Yorkie, Maltese and Poodle mix. He looks like a little white snowball! And since he’s “my” dog, I’ve got the full responsibility for caring for him, though as a homeschool mom it’s another great opportunity to teach my children about animal responsibility.
With having two dogs and a cat, the expense can be a lot, especially with shots, heart worm medication and preventative medications for fleas and tics along with shampoos and other cleaners, including for my pup, eye stain remover. So, I have been looking around for discount pet meds to help with our budget and to be able to keep our animals healthy. What I appreciate the most is when a website does not just promote one product, but has numerous ones I can compare not only the product but the cost. I can get a recommendation from my friends or a veterinarian and then do a search for discount pet meds for the products I want. It sure saves a lot of money compared to getting it at my veterinarian’s office or local pet shop.
I was amazed as well, to find the higher priced puppy food I feed my puppy at a considerably lower price too. I pay $6 for a four pound bag from my local grocery store and I’ve found it for $20 for 17.5 lbs. and it includes free shipping! I even found a little hoodie jacket and rawhide bones that are cheaper than buying them from the bulk section of my grocery store. I’ve told the kids I am going to spoil my pup until I get grandkids! And, I am thankful to find a place that makes it more affordable to keep our pets healthy.
have never been out of the country, so the idea of such a trip is quite a dream. One place I’d love to visit is London. As a little girl when I watched Princess Diana get married, I thought it would be quite fascinating to visit there and see the castles. But going to a foreign country sounds scary too. The idea of not knowing my surroundings at all, not knowing where to get help and just being in a totally different culture could be quite intimidating. I’d want help!
I’ve just learned of a couple, Robert and Polly Arnold who have lived all their lives in London, along with their three children, Rachel, Jonny and Mike (ages 13-21). They have 22 years of experience in helping people find London Apartments. After doing much research, and finding places they personally would stay in with their family, they have chosen a selected number of apartments and B&B hotels in Central London. And not only do they just set you up with an apartment, they will also help you in planning your visits and the sights you should see.
Possibly you are thinking of visiting London for a family or business trip, or even going during the 2012 Olympics and have been doing some internet searches for cheap places to stay. They share on their website, http://apartment-hotels.com/page.php?ID=4, that many of the lower rate apartments you might find through the Internet are not quality ones, and not ones they personally would stay at with their children. So, they take it very personally where they would recommend the right place to stay and enjoy London.
I would love to visit London someday and definitely would want to know I am choosing safe and quality places to stay and know I can get help in what to see and do. Maybe, someday!
ometimes it’s just plain hard to find that perfect gift for someone who either seems to have everything or has such unique taste or decor, that you just don’t know what to give. Even a gift certificate seems hard because even that you might not be able to find the right store or restaurant that would make it a special gift. One idea I might suggest is items that are blomus stainless steel which really, goes with everything. You can find unique blomus kitchen items that possibly someone might already have, but not in this fine stainless steel and something that is so durable and goes with elegant to everyday kitchenware.
For instance, I love these blomus stainless steel olive spoons. They are curved to hold an olive and have a little slit to let any juices out in the spoon. It really can go with any kitchen decor and they are quite inexpensive, being they are less than $10. What a nice little gift to give as a prize for a game at a bridal shower, or something even to put in a Christmas stocking.
So, if you are looking for something special and unique, this may just be the option you need with finding some special blomus items.
ith the holidays quickly approaching, finding unique gifts can be difficult. With having one newly wed couple in our family and another couple to be married in the spring, I know how fun it is to have their married name on things. An idea for one of the couples may be something like these bronze address plaques. Now knowing how many times a young couple can move before they settle in their final home, if that ever happens, it might be nice just having their name on it. Some of these types can just say, “Welcome to our Home” with their last name on it. I saw another one with “Established 2011” and then, also, their name on it. I saw a ceramic one also with a vine painted on it with the last name which was quite lovely and would be a great memory piece to keep from home to home.
There is so many different possibilities with various personalized address plaques, including seasonal ones, ones for businesses or a cottage or one to hang right on a mailbox. What a unique gift this can make for a special anniversary, wedding, birthday or Christmas.