Sunday, December 20, 2015


Reading: Bittersweet by Colleen McCullough -- it's about 4 sisters post-WWI, who decide to enroll in the 1st ever "RN program" together so they can live their own dreams and have a career. So far it's a great book!

Thinking: About how I will keep sane during our 27 hour drive to Minnesota this week. (We have to bring our dog, because my brother is going to take him for the next few years while Ryan is doing all his training). Any recommendations on good e-books? We are signing up for audible.

Frustrated: **Cue broken record** -- That we don't have any information for when we are going to be moving, how we will be moving, whether we will have a home/apartment/hotel room, or any of the details regarding pilot training.

So all I can do is take a deep breath, and let it be. 

Feeling: Relieved that I got my 18 mile run done this morning. One of my girlfriends joined me for the full run, and 2 others joined us for 14. It was windy, cold, and extremely hilly - but the miles flew by with good company and we all piled into a booth at Starbucks to warm up afterwards!

I am so grateful for those ladies!

Anticipating: Our trip home this week!! I haven't seen my Dad, and nieces/nephews, and some of my siblings in a year. So excited to spend time with everyone!

Sad: With all the turmoil in our world these days. I can't even begin to come up with an answer or solution - all I can do is pray....

Working: With my NP & doctors on an abstract to submit @ ATS (American Thoracic Society). I have to say my favorite part of my current job is the research, data collection, and writing. Academic hospitals have their challenges, but I love the opportunities to learn and grow!

Grateful: The list could go on forever. A loving relationship with my husband. The strong group of supportive friends I surround myself with. The ability to buy any food I want to cook at the grocery store. My family who are always there to love me.

Listening: To a descent amount of Christmas music these days. I know a lot of people cringe at the thought of Christmas music. Living in a climate with cactus, palm trees, and sunshine -- something has to get me in the spirit!

Wishing: That when we put our house on the market in 2 weeks, that is sells within the 1st 10 days! Hah!