Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Dear Life, Please Slow Down !

Life is a whirlwind! Ryan & I have finally had the epiphany that.....

We are CONSTANTLY saying "When things slow down....we'll do ________".

Then ____ never occurs. Because things never slow down. I've realized this is life - You just have to do what you can when you can! And love every second of it!

This week has been nuts. Ryan has been putting 14 hour days in at work. My unit has been crazy.

Apparently it's national "Detox off Alcohol" week?!?! I've had police on my floor! I've had patients try to hit me! And let me remind you..this is just a telemetry (cardiac) floor. No psych...not an ED. But to be honest..I love this stuff. My heart is in the craziness!

Tomorrow morning we leave for a trip. We are staying at the W Scottsdale which is a gorgeous resort in Scottsdale, AZ and then fly out to Nebraska. Ryan's sister had a baby back in October -- and sweet baby Claire is being baptized! I'm very excited to see Ryan's family. It will be a great get-away for us!!

Another exciting thing -- we just got home from dinner with my aunt & uncle Sharon & Joel. They live up in the bitter cold of ND/MN area -- and took an escape trip across the country to get away from winter. It worked out perfect that they'd be in the area tonight so we were able to meet them for dinner!

My last piece of excitement...and PLEASE SEND GOOD VIBES IN MY DIRECTION (even though it's probably too late.....).........................

Tomorrow I have a meeting at work before we take off... and I find out if I'm being switched to DAY SHIFT!

*ahhhh!!!!!! :D :D :D*

I found a future schedule on the desktop of our computers the other night, and MY NAME was on the Day schedule.

So butterflies are jumping all over my tummy right now!

Hopefully I will be reporting with good news! Hope you all are having a great week!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Ten on Tuesday!

1. Any vacations you are looking forward to this summer?

A trip to Minnesota sometime either June or July to my family's lake cabin to do some fishing, wakeboarding, and get some quality family time in!! Can't wait! :)
2. What is your favorite article of summer clothing (shoes are included)?
Swimming suit, flip flops to prevent the AZ concrete for giving you 3rd degree burns on the soles of your feet!

Or....sundresses with some cute flats I suppose. (right now I'm dreading summer clothing for some reason. I just want hide in sweaters & jeans)

3. What is your favorite summer drink (alcoholic or non)?
Fresh squeezed lemonade with a little sprite to make it bubble!

Or....a cold, frosty beer. Hefeweizen.
4. Do you tan or burn?
Tan. But my Native American blood makes my tan come out a little reddish.
5. Any goals you are working toward this summer?
To have a beautiful, ever-producing, succulent garden/backyard!

6. What is your favorite summertime food?
Strawberries and all that good fruit that's in season!
Rhubarb slush (haven't had that since I lived back in ND...ohhh I miss that stuff!!)
7. What song most says “summer” to you?
Any Neil Diamond. It reminds of me days out on the pontoon with my family :)
8. Any home improvement goals planned for this summer?
We don't own this home -- but the garden/backyard/grass is our project!
And Ryan might build us a tiki bar :)

9. What is one thing you hate to see at the beach?
Butts hanging out of a too-small bottom.
And when we were in Mexico -- people that tried going nude. I am just not okay with that -- and I never will be okay with nudity. It's just gross. I don't want to see ANYONES boobs sagging in the sand....
10. Did you ever go to a summer camp?
Indeed I did! Band camp almost every year from 6th grade until my sophomore or junior year! Loved it!
I also attended this Math, Science, & Technology Camp when I was in junior high....

Monday, February 14, 2011


Happy Valentine's Day everyone!!

I hope you are all enjoying your day.........................

I'm going to be honest with you -- I was kinda grumpy about Valentine's Day this year. I told my husband "Don't waste your time getting anything for me this year or trying to be romantic...I have to work Sunday, Monday, & Tuesday so it's not worth it. Let's just pretend Vday isn't happening this year, okay? It will be easier this way"

He concurred.

Instead of spending Vday having a romantic time with my husband,....... I will be spending it hanging antibiotics, bathing old people, doing assessments, assisting people while they vomit, & running around like a chicken with my head-cut-off at work. How romantic.!!!

Well, I got home from work this morning -- walked into our kitchen, flipped on the lights to find a bouquet of beautiful roses and a heart-felt, hand-written love-note


Okay, maybe Valentine's Day isn't SO bad. ;) I'm very blessed. My husband's a good guy

I have just 2 more nights and I'm on a little vacation for a week! We are staying at the W Scottsdale resort in Scottsdale & then flying North to see Ryan's family and be there for our Goddaughter/Niece Claire's Baptism! It will be a fantastic time!

I'm kinda ready for a little break from work!! Last week I worked 4 nights in a row, took 2 nights off and was back at it -- I feel like I kind of live there lately and I miss sleeping in my bed at night!

Have a great day and remind ALL the fabulous people how much you love them!