As a rule, men worry more about what they can’t see than about what they can. -Julius Caesar

Don't worry about tomorrow.  Each day has enough trouble of its own.  For sure.  But from where I sit on this fine Sunday evening, today hasn't had any more trouble than no AC on a 92 degree desert spring day.  It was a good day.  And from the goodness of here, tomorrow and the day… Continue reading As a rule, men worry more about what they can’t see than about what they can. -Julius Caesar

7 Thing Keeping Me Awake Tonight

I worked a twelve and half hour day on the acute rehab unit today. Made chili dogs for my sons when I got home and a bowl of sautéed veggies, brown rice and quinoa for myself with a glass of pinot grigo.  Worked in my powerpoint presentation for my community health class.  And listened to… Continue reading 7 Thing Keeping Me Awake Tonight

End of day thoughts. And a silly poem.

Sinus Cacophony by Sheila Dougal Should be sweet voice Soft child speak Should be jolly laughs Make smiles peak But throbbing face Every sound creates Sinus Cacophony  And that's about all I can muster today folks.  The sinus headache is in full force today.  Despite it's stabbing, throbbing anger, I really enjoyed every minute of… Continue reading End of day thoughts. And a silly poem.

End of the day (very brief) thoughts: The stomach flu, Nuclear war and writing

I have about ten tabs open on my laptop for places to submit articles in the coming days. I submitted one today to Desiring God. We shall see. I feel a little like that woman who touched Jesus in the crowds of people pressing against him. She probably thought, "There's no way he's going to… Continue reading End of the day (very brief) thoughts: The stomach flu, Nuclear war and writing

Some good things in a hard few days

The last couple days have been not my better ones.  Probably the best part of them was the hour I spent on the floor smiling and making funny noises with 1 year olds in the church nursery.  It's the most smiling I've done in the last 48 hours. Some days are hard.  And I get… Continue reading Some good things in a hard few days

Nursing: a degree that honors the profession is not the evidence of competence

(A Red Cross nurse in France) Today is the last day of my second week in the BSN online program at GCU.  Tonight after 14 hours at work I submitted the first collegiate paper I've written in 17 years.  The assignment:  A formal 750-1000 word paper discussing the difference in competency between the associates prepared… Continue reading Nursing: a degree that honors the profession is not the evidence of competence

a fly by the seat of my pants post on preparation

I was listening to a podcast by HopeWriters today.  They were talking about having a set aside writing day.  It's ridiculous that I was so scandalized by the idea, but yeah, a writing day.  I would like that.  No, I would love that!  Seriously an entire day to write.  That would be better than a… Continue reading a fly by the seat of my pants post on preparation

post anesthesia thoughts

(has nothing to do with the post, just a pretty pic i took a long time ago)I'm not going to over think this post too much.  I had minor surgery today and am still feeling drunk on leftover anesthesia/fentanyl/percocet.  Consider yourself and the three other people reading this warned.In the past few weeks I've been… Continue reading post anesthesia thoughts