Sunday, March 8 is International Women's Day and we're celebrating the achievements of women, economically, socially and politically. Wherever you are and whatever you plan to celebrate, I'll bet that your life is probably a lot like mine – crazy busy with your legal nurse consulting business, your family, the myriad responsibilities in your life with little time left for celebrating, much less time for your women friends.
Tom's favorite search tool is Yahoo! Our director of education likes Google. My favorite search tool is Tom. Every day we field questions from CLNC consultants and even attorneys that are easily found through a quick Internet search. Tom has become a master at searching out the most arcane facts from the furthest reaches of the Internet. He uses a variety of search engines, constantly juggles and refines search terms, and even uses whole sentence searches. If you want to know what species of monkey is endemic to Canada, he's the one to ask.
A couple of Thursdays ago, I posted a blog about my birthday (thanx again everyone). Today I'd like to remind everyone of two more birthdays – both are about half my age and both are almost as important as mine. They're the birthdays of whats, not whos, and they're whats you either love or hate (or both at once).
Saturday night I attended the 2009 Pink Tie Gala, and was honored with the Hope Award for Ambassadorship as a corporate sponsor for the 2008 Komen Houston Race for the Cure. Over 27 years certifying legal nurse consultants and operating a woman-owned business, I've been graced with many honors and awards. This one is very personal and special to me because of my Mom.
I'm still celebrating my birthday thanks to Tom. And the celebration includes lots of great wine. Ever since my director of education stopped us from serving wine at our breaks at the CLNC Certification Seminars (darn), Tom and I have looked for every opportunity to go wine tasting and usually get that chance around the New Year's holiday.
Back in the days of color-coordinated suits, shoes and purses, Vickie would tell me, "It's not easy being green. If it was, everyone would do it."
I'm celebrating my birthday today and want to thank all of you who sent the fantastic cards, emails and presents. Your generous thoughts, prayers and messages mean so much to me. (Whoever sent the 2005 Chateau Petrus Pomeral... you really shouldn't have.) Also, I would love to share what Tom has planned for this evening, but this blog is rated G. Suffice it to say, "What happens in Texas, stays in Texas."
Vickie, As a busy Certified Legal Nurse Consultant with a number of attorney-clients, I've been wondering, what kind of personal information management (PIM) software should I be using?
Even though I grew up in New Orleans, I love Texas, where I've lived since my college days. I agree with native Texans who say you never have to leave the state to experience what all the other states can offer put together. So, for the students and Certified Legal Nurse Consultants coming to the 2009 NACLNC® Conference on the San Antonio Riverwalk, March 12-13, 2009, here are just 15 fun ways for you to enjoy your Texas-sized weekend in San Antonio.
I haven’t gotten into the “cloud” yet. Something about keeping my documents in the vast reaches of Cyberspace doesn’t appeal to me. But for a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant who needs to move documents from one computer to another, I tend to prefer “sneakerspace.” This is where USB flash drives (or memory sticks) stand out. I don’t like to email confidential documents and burning them onto a CD is time consuming. Instead I jack a USB drive into one of the spare ports on my computer and drag the document(s) onto the drive. The hardest part is remembering to get the drive back from the recipient. It’s also another way to carry or send a set of your important data, reports, presentations, graphics, etc., from one location to another without having to carry a laptop or burn multiple CDs.