And It hurt …

But, I need to move on.  And so – I am trying to move about my days, attempting to do just that.  Unfortunately, I was still hurting, and made mention of that to my work gang.  After a couple of cheap shots, another alpha-nurse tried to slap me down.  Oh … well, dang – this …

I Only Thought About It Once …

OK, maybe twice THREE times … But the bull-headed ER nurse in me persevered. I am now on the angels-singing side of a maliciously violent bout of GI flu.  Every cell in my body was PROTESTING!  I only thought about going to the ER once (ok so – maybe a few times more than that) …

Cruising along … But, I don’t want to ‘People’ …

Cruising along – at 90 MPH, and I hit a little speed bump.  WTH … Why is my RLQ aching and throbbing?  ‘Forget-about-it’, was what shouted through my head.  But wait … what is this intense burning in my RUQ about?  OK, ‘Pansy’ – Do you have a fever?  Nope, HR is 85.   But – …

It’s called FAITH!

…  I needed to remind a couple family members of this recently.  I’m an ER nurse.  [Apparently, I’m also AN ESSENTIAL … (Wow – doesn’t that sound post-apocalyptic!  You and me Daryl – We Got This! )] But honestly – it’s just FAITH …  I struggled with this early in my nursing career.  When we …

Yahoo!!!

She dances around the fire, beats her fist on her chest, high-steps it Gene-Kelly-like … SHE DOES ALL THE THINGS!  Her family is protected!  Her family is INSURED … She can breathe again! So, next up – ‘Margueritaville’ … YOU stand NO chance CORONAVIRUS!!!  [I’m a rum and coke (Jamaican) girl at heart!]     But, …

And – In an Instant …

I’m so defeated!  My year has been turned upside down, all on one day.  At first I was incredulous … Then it started sinking in, and my hands started shaking, and then – as I was tearing my office/studio upside down, I broke down and cried. Thus went my Friday …  pre-filled with crazy ideas …

Birthdays, Card Making & EPIC

Wrapped up all of my mandatory nurse classes last week, YAY!  Got through the weekend shifts, and heard such bizarre complaints, I can’t even mention them… My goodness, but folks are losing coping skills by the bucket-loads! Moving on … On Tuesday, DH and I made nachos, making the chips (cut tortillas) in the air …

Another One?!?

Yep … I did it again.  I bought another plotter.  This one is the (Brother) Scan N Cut DX.  It’s sole job (for me) is to cut out stamped/colored images.  Now I don’t have to fussy cut, or buy dies, or fight with my Big Shot … I LOVE IT!  So, we cut some images …

Oh My Goodness – It’s been a while …

I’m not dead … YET!  It’s just been an absolutely INSANE few weeks! Lets recap:  The twins turned 21 … SAGE WORDS:  Life doesn’t get any easier as they age – Just Sayin’!  I’ve got a kid in Ghana RIGHT NOW!  It’s too long of a story to get into, but let’s all just say …

What a week!

Chloe had her babies!  On Wednesday, she started stage 1 labor, and when she ‘returned’ her food, we were off to the vet.  Six hours later, we came home with one groggy Momma and four beautiful bulldog babies!  Here she is loving on her ‘posse’: Life-on-the-outside is settling in (day 1 was a bit rough, …