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Yes, that’d be me, overwhelmed by school, work, and life! I have worked all day, except for two hours at church, on school stuff and now have collapsed into bed. Tomorrow I do my new job on my own for the first time (my trainer is out of town) so eeeeek! I’m praying it goes well. 

Also, have a big surprise to share soon but for now gotta sleep! My brain is racing, my body is worn out, and tomorrow is a brand new day! Thank You, Jesus, for the blessings of life on this late Easter evening. Good night all!

Yes, that’d be me, overwhelmed by school, work, and life! I have worked all day, except for two hours at church, on school stuff and now have collapsed into bed. Tomorrow I do my new job on my own for the first time (my trainer is out of town) so eeeeek! I’m praying it goes well.

Also, have a big surprise to share soon but for now gotta sleep! My brain is racing, my body is worn out, and tomorrow is a brand new day! Thank You, Jesus, for the blessings of life on this late Easter evening. Good night all!

I took this beautiful picture sometime ago before we left middle Tennessee and returned to NW Tennessee. I really don’t have a specific reason for using it here, other than its beauty touched me tonight. 

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about living in the moment and experiencing life to its fullest. So many days go by and I’m caught up in school and work and day planners and the moments of the day quietly slip by me. Someone told me today that I needed to slow down, take my time, and enjoy life. Grad school makes that hard to do because it sucks every spare second away from me. But I’m gonna try. I’ll let ya know how it works out, of course. 

The picture is also a nice illustration of this coming Easter Sunday, Resurrection Day…a brand new morning is possible because our Servant King made a way where there was none. The Lamb lives forever! Amen and good night…

I took this beautiful picture sometime ago before we left middle Tennessee and returned to NW Tennessee. I really don’t have a specific reason for using it here, other than its beauty touched me tonight.

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about living in the moment and experiencing life to its fullest. So many days go by and I’m caught up in school and work and day planners and the moments of the day quietly slip by me. Someone told me today that I needed to slow down, take my time, and enjoy life. Grad school makes that hard to do because it sucks every spare second away from me. But I’m gonna try. I’ll let ya know how it works out, of course.

The picture is also a nice illustration of this coming Easter Sunday, Resurrection Day…a brand new morning is possible because our Servant King made a way where there was none. The Lamb lives forever! Amen and good night…

I just know this is true but waiting is sooooo hard! There a few things hanging out there in the future that will be so exciting but in the meantime we are just waiting around, in our tiny camper, staying positive and hanging on!
School remains about the same time.  The 11-week group project trudges on and my other class is moving along, as well.  These are the last two classes before the practicum and apparently someone thought it would be humorous to just overwhelm us with assignments and reading at the end.  Hahaha to them :) I am still having trouble coming up with a clinical practicum idea and time is ticking by….
Tracy is working hard and doing a great job.  Sometimes I stop and think “we are both nurses now” and that is so exciting! I am loving my cardiac rehab job and after years in the ED it is amazing to spend time with patients who are appreciative and glad to be there.  
So, everything is moving along, perhaps at a turtle’s pace, but moving along all the same.  The weather is insane: we are currently under a pollen alert AND a frost warning.  Ugh! I need some sunshine and poolside!  I don’t think it will ever happen :(
But life is good and I am grateful for what we have and most of all that we have each other.
Night.

I just know this is true but waiting is sooooo hard! There a few things hanging out there in the future that will be so exciting but in the meantime we are just waiting around, in our tiny camper, staying positive and hanging on!

School remains about the same time.  The 11-week group project trudges on and my other class is moving along, as well.  These are the last two classes before the practicum and apparently someone thought it would be humorous to just overwhelm us with assignments and reading at the end.  Hahaha to them :) I am still having trouble coming up with a clinical practicum idea and time is ticking by….

Tracy is working hard and doing a great job.  Sometimes I stop and think “we are both nurses now” and that is so exciting! I am loving my cardiac rehab job and after years in the ED it is amazing to spend time with patients who are appreciative and glad to be there.  

So, everything is moving along, perhaps at a turtle’s pace, but moving along all the same.  The weather is insane: we are currently under a pollen alert AND a frost warning.  Ugh! I need some sunshine and poolside!  I don’t think it will ever happen :(

But life is good and I am grateful for what we have and most of all that we have each other.

Night.

This is how life feels right now!  It’s like we have several pots on the fire and we are waiting for them to boil…and it’s exciting and I’m impatient and a watched pot never boils…oh my gosh! It’s all so exciting!

This is how life feels right now! It’s like we have several pots on the fire and we are waiting for them to boil…and it’s exciting and I’m impatient and a watched pot never boils…oh my gosh! It’s all so exciting!

I don’t know what lies ahead of us and I’m OK with that. Really what choice do I have?

I don’t know what lies ahead of us and I’m OK with that. Really what choice do I have?

I am going through something really difficult right now and that, combined with the exciting, wonderful things that are happening, causes me to marvel at the strangeness of life. 

My relationship with someone I love very much has pretty much evaporated. They have lots of excuses but I see things for what they are. It makes me sad and frustrated. I want to talk about it but they are one of those, “don’t get all emotional on me” types. I’m going to have to separate myself from the situation and that makes me sad, as well. But I think once it happens, I will be able to relax and stop worrying constantly. 

They won’t be nearby to remind me every minute of the death of the relationship and their lack of concern. 

~sigh~

I am going through something really difficult right now and that, combined with the exciting, wonderful things that are happening, causes me to marvel at the strangeness of life.

My relationship with someone I love very much has pretty much evaporated. They have lots of excuses but I see things for what they are. It makes me sad and frustrated. I want to talk about it but they are one of those, “don’t get all emotional on me” types. I’m going to have to separate myself from the situation and that makes me sad, as well. But I think once it happens, I will be able to relax and stop worrying constantly.

They won’t be nearby to remind me every minute of the death of the relationship and their lack of concern.

~sigh~

Here is a place I’d like to be: in a field of zinnias, my favorite flower. I think my new job is another place I’m going to like to be. Today was amazing. 

Tracy and I have a couple of interesting possibilities going on. Not exactly sure how they will turn out but if they work out like we hope, well…!!! More later.

Here is a place I’d like to be: in a field of zinnias, my favorite flower. I think my new job is another place I’m going to like to be. Today was amazing.

Tracy and I have a couple of interesting possibilities going on. Not exactly sure how they will turn out but if they work out like we hope, well…!!! More later.

So I’m home from the big city. Actually, other than traffic anxiety and the absence of my husband, I had a great trip. The hotel was lovely, the orientation was enthusiastic and motivating, and I learned a lot about the corporation I now work for. Today I went to the hospital where I will be working and had another day of orientation. Superb! 

Tomorrow I begin orientation in my new job. I’m excited and nervous but I believe I’m going to love it. I also got something interesting started for Tracy but more about that later on. 

Gotta get some sleep…tomorrow will be so exciting! Good night…I’m living my dreams.

So I’m home from the big city. Actually, other than traffic anxiety and the absence of my husband, I had a great trip. The hotel was lovely, the orientation was enthusiastic and motivating, and I learned a lot about the corporation I now work for. Today I went to the hospital where I will be working and had another day of orientation. Superb!

Tomorrow I begin orientation in my new job. I’m excited and nervous but I believe I’m going to love it. I also got something interesting started for Tracy but more about that later on.

Gotta get some sleep…tomorrow will be so exciting! Good night…I’m living my dreams.

So I’m headed to Memphis in a few days but I won’t have time for taking in the city sights but I’m kinda semi-excited to go. I have training there for my new job so I’m going the night before so I don’t have to leave here at 4am. My sweet parents got me a hotel as a treat and I’m looking forward to that. I do love the look and feel of Beale street’s neon and old buildings. I love the blues, as well. But last time I was there I did not like the vibe at all. Too loud, too many drunks, and way too crowded. So I’ll enjoy the pictures and stay away from the chaos. 

I am looking forward to my job! I had to work hard and long this week to get ahead in school because I work all next week. It’s gonna be a great adventure and I can’t wait to see how the new job goes. Tracy was on-call tonight and, of course, he got called in. Not fun! I sure miss him but his new job is going well. He’s a great nurse. School is still moving along for me but I’ll be so glad for 12 weeks off!  I’ve gone non-stop since August 2012 and I need a break! Then practicums and then I graduate! I can barely believe it!

Good night!

So I’m headed to Memphis in a few days but I won’t have time for taking in the city sights but I’m kinda semi-excited to go. I have training there for my new job so I’m going the night before so I don’t have to leave here at 4am. My sweet parents got me a hotel as a treat and I’m looking forward to that. I do love the look and feel of Beale street’s neon and old buildings. I love the blues, as well. But last time I was there I did not like the vibe at all. Too loud, too many drunks, and way too crowded. So I’ll enjoy the pictures and stay away from the chaos.

I am looking forward to my job! I had to work hard and long this week to get ahead in school because I work all next week. It’s gonna be a great adventure and I can’t wait to see how the new job goes. Tracy was on-call tonight and, of course, he got called in. Not fun! I sure miss him but his new job is going well. He’s a great nurse. School is still moving along for me but I’ll be so glad for 12 weeks off! I’ve gone non-stop since August 2012 and I need a break! Then practicums and then I graduate! I can barely believe it!

Good night!

Oh yeah, that’s the weather here! I’m so tired of being cold and buying propane. 20’s last night, 20’s tomorrow night: enough! 

School is still overwhelming me. It seems I spend every day, most all day, working on something. The group project continues but hopefully the initial awfulness has settled down a bit (I said hopefully). My other class is full of making videos, crafting lesson plans, and reviewing my classmates’ stuff. I’ll be glad when this is all over. Never mind what I said about a doctorate! I must have had a fever or head injury!

Tracy is finishing his last three days of orientation and then he will be on his own! I’m so proud of him and I know his patients appreciate him. Nursing is a tough job but he is a tough man with lots of compassion. We are still planning on buying some land soon and I know he’s looking forward to that!

Gonna watch my soap and the Zzzzzzz during the Brrrrrr of this cold spring night. Nighty night :)

Oh yeah, that’s the weather here! I’m so tired of being cold and buying propane. 20’s last night, 20’s tomorrow night: enough!

School is still overwhelming me. It seems I spend every day, most all day, working on something. The group project continues but hopefully the initial awfulness has settled down a bit (I said hopefully). My other class is full of making videos, crafting lesson plans, and reviewing my classmates’ stuff. I’ll be glad when this is all over. Never mind what I said about a doctorate! I must have had a fever or head injury!

Tracy is finishing his last three days of orientation and then he will be on his own! I’m so proud of him and I know his patients appreciate him. Nursing is a tough job but he is a tough man with lots of compassion. We are still planning on buying some land soon and I know he’s looking forward to that!

Gonna watch my soap and the Zzzzzzz during the Brrrrrr of this cold spring night. Nighty night :)