Here’s That Rainbow I Was Talking About

June 8, 2013 at 12:46 pm (Day to Day, Picture Posts, Posts In Pictures, Rainbows, Weather) (, , , , , )


I brought out the big camera for that one. However, I did get my new phone. Very exciting. But, I have to go to work, so I will brag all about that later and show you my groundbreaking “first-picture-taken-with-the-best-phone-camera-ever-!!”, also later. Have a gorgeous day. It’s nice out because I have to go to work. If you are looking forward to a crappy, unseasonably cold, or rainy day, so you can stay indoors, anytime soon, just wait until Monday. It’s my day off so you can be sure that it will deliver all the bad weather you want! Later.

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My Last Few Hours With An 8th Grader!

May 30, 2013 at 6:17 pm (Day to Day, Family, For Stevie, Graduation, School News, Weather) (, , , , , , , , , )


We are only a few short hours away from 8th grade graduation! After the girl got home from school/graduation rehearsal, we went back to the school, to get the extra ticket we needed, but that didn’t get included in the packet she brought home. Then we drove around in the pouring rain—torrential, tornadic, blinding downfall—that I basically asked for with my previous post—(so far all tree parts have remained on the tree) and got Chinese Food and lottery tickets. I spent all my cash on those stupid things. But look! Look how colorful they are! All that money just waiting to be won under those little silver scratch offs. Then we came home and ate and watched Sex and The City 2 until my son called for a ride home from b-ball practice. Then we dropped off the tickets for the dad and got gas. Then it rained more, the sun came out, and a rainbow appeared. Really.

I have the picture proof. But it will have to wait. I have exactly 16 minutes on the stove timer to get my ass up and dressed and out of this house with the girl and family. Did I mention we have a graduation to go to? Suspense and excitement ahead. The girl is giving a speech and everything! So proud. So happy. So old. Two in high school. Almost. Later.

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FYI on the book stack…

August 24, 2009 at 4:34 pm (Books, Day to Day, Poetry for People, School News, The Famous Stuff) (, , , , , )

That’s not even ALL the books you COULD buy. There’s more! These are the ones, for this semester, I felt I needed. The other recommended ones I am going to do without. We’ll see…

And since I’m on the subject of being all philosophical and thoughtful and embarking on the new path and all, here’s a poem that was in the front of my first nursing book I ever bought, way back in June (ha), and sadly, it tears me up. (tears=crying or tears=ripped up ??–it’s almost the same thing–but I meant crying—don’t judge!)

Being a Nurse Means…

You will never be bored,

You will always be frustrated,

You will be surrounded by challenges,

So much to do and so little time.

You will carry immense responsibility

And very little authority.

You will step into people’s lives,

And you will make a difference.

Some will bless you.

Some will curse you.

You will see people at their worst,

And at their best.

You will never cease to be amazed at people’s capacity

For love, courage, and endurance.

You will see life begin

and end.

You will experience resounding triumphs

And devastating failures.

You will cry a lot.

You will laugh a lot.

You will know what it is to be human

And to be humane.

—Melodie Chenevert, RN

It seems cheesy to say, but I keep it close, so I’ll know, and remember why.

(and i can’t wait to get started!)



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Look, Listen. Key of Green

March 17, 2009 at 10:34 pm (Music Lists) (, , , , , , )

I originally wanted to start this last Friday, the 13 th, with a bunch of songs that I like on this particular day. I spent a good amount of time compiling this (what I think is cool) list. Treadmill music for me and maybe you. Then….nothing. Couldn’t find a place to put it. Until today. But since one more day won’t really matter…I thought I’d go with some special songs just for today instead!

I’ll get to the 13th list on the 18th.

In the meantime, take a look, listen, let me know what you think and what I missed! Here are songs for today in the “Key of Green!”:

1. Colors / Kira Willey

2. Bold as Love / The Pretenders

3. Colorful / Rocco DeLuca and the Burden

4. The Green Manalishi / Judas Priest

5. Greensleeves / Vanessa Carlton

6. Hitchin’ a Ride / Green Day

7. Fairytale of New York / The Pogues

8. Kodachrome / Paul Simon

9. Paradise City / Guns N Roses

10. Karma Chameleon / Culture Club

11. Green-Eyed Lady / Sugarloaf

12. Leaves That Are Green / Simon & Garfunkel

13. Christmas Day / Dido

14. Lake Shore Drive / Aliotta-Haynes-Jeremiah

15. What’s Your Mama’s Name / Tanya Tucker

16. Somewhere Over The Rainbow / Israel Kamakawiwo’ole

(16 is not really “green“, but it’s a  good song and ends the list nicely!)

Thanks to Mason and Stevie for helping me with the list!

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