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I started this blog years ago to highlight my PASSION for nursing and RECOGNIZE the profession.

In recent years, it has become more personal for me as I went through lots of life changes.

My devotion to nursing never changed, but I began to prioritize myself more and my 3 sons and my circle of friends.



Last week, I had the opportunity to sit in on new graduate nurse interviews.

1000 applicants….6 positions…..

The look in their eyes…The desire to become the ONE………

It INSPIRES me to know that I will be able to mentor these new nurses soon and help them grow

Well that and I am also planning on retiring in 6 years, so SOMEONE has to take my position …..

Today I CELEBRATE my LOVE for nursing and the relationships that form when you work with the BEST people EVER!!!!



I saw this quote defining GRACE and it SPOKE to me….

“Give, and it will be given to you.

A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap.

For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” Luke 6:38

I saw this performance and it gave me strength.

It also happens to be written by Sara Bareilles one of my most favorite singer/songwriters.


Holiday post coming soon…….




the quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty, danger, pain, etc., without fear; braver
I feel a little like this guy……
BUT I need COURAGE to get through 2013.
Lots of BIG changes to come for me and I am READY to face them HEAD ON.
16958936067270647_ELjGUcY3_bBRING IT ON LION…….

Philosophy did it again. A great new fresh scent and a great message…...

I LOVE and try to LIVE the LAST line……

I have been in coffee mode this week discovering 2 new favorites……..














We night nurses know a good cup of coffee…

We also know good music and lip gloss (Well I speak for myself on the last one)

My new favorite CD is RED by Taylor Swift (go figure…..) and my new lip gloss……..

the title speaks for itself……….

























Speaking of hot mamas….Ryan gets told all the time how much he looks like Matt Cain from the Giants

I caught Ryan in a rare photographic mood ( HUH?) and you can see the resemblance

Thanks for that smile RY 🙂

Guess who he was for Halloween????

When I am done drinking coffee and want to relax, I grab this bag of my new FAVORITE and find peace.

If you mix some with baby oil gel and use as a scrub in the shower you will thank me later.

Another hint it’s $4.99 at Target $8.69 at Walgreens…………’re welcome


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