Sunday, August 7, 2011

Back Again!

Hey all!  Finals are finished, conference is done, and now I finally get to enjoy my summer break, well the whole 1.5 weeks of it that is.  I've been getting caught up on my google reader count- yikes 80+ and my TV shows from the last week or so.  I will admit, it was nice to unplug and unwind for a few days, I think I need to do that more often. 

In terms of the conference, I had entirely too much fun.  Thank you Phonak, I enjoyed my time greatly.  This was a chance to train up on my skills, learn about new technology and also network with other students and hearing professionals in the industry. I made some awesome new friends and also got some time to relax with my classmates.  It didn't help the company had an open bar at all the events either ;)

I thought I'd share some of the highlights, and most of the photos were taken in the cerumen management course I elected to take.  I'm now certified to take out earwax... yippee!!

Suction method of removing wax.

LED magnified headset.

Having cerumen irrigated. This actually tickled.

Drying my ears post irrigation.


Thanks for the great time Phonak!
In other news, I'm trying to keep uber busy and stay distracted until boyfriend comes home.  It's going to be in the next few weeks with all the moving around that has occured.   I'm just sooooo ready for him to be home already.  I have my homecoming dress all picked out, and I cannot wait to wear it!
Dress front.

Back of the dress, I love the open back!
I did get an email tonight, and I'll be honest I cried, cried because I was so happy to hear from him after multiple weeks of not hearing anything and I also cried because I heard the news that so many service members will not be coming home after what happened yesterday.  I'm thinking of all those families and keeping them in my thoughts. 


  1. That dress looks fabulous! Enjoy your summer break, and I hope your man comes home soon soon soon!

  2. The dress is really pretty!

    I felt sick after hearing that news, too. So sad.