Monday, December 29, 2008

Remind Me~

1.To never buy my doggies squeak toys for their stockings again. It is the most annoying thing in the world to be woken up by the incessant high pitched squeaks of a rubber elephant.

2.To not eat 5 zesty dill spear pickles in a row.

3.To not pick up a lighted lawn ornament that fell into a puddle....zap!

4.To not laugh when Chloe and Shae say, "Daddy needs Smooth Away for his hairy butt". While shopping at Bed Bath and Beyond they both saw it on an endcap and in a roar of laughter and shouting, kept repeating that statement while onlookers held back chuckles. Poor Brendan.

Monday, December 22, 2008


Ok, so I've been on a musical journey lately. I forgot how much I love this man. He is absolutely gorgeous and could sing to me anyday.......

Chris Cornell is getting better with age, he's 42!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Something to ponder~

Why is it that when someone has a terminal illness and is a DNR (do not resusitate) they go to extreme lengths to prolong their life? I don't know why you would want to make a loved one suffer for your own selfish reasons and inability to cope with the finality of life. I see it everyday. Family members that have POA (power of attorney) and make all medical decisions for their loved one. What people don't understand is that every human being, if able, should die with dignity and respect. Not with people pushing on their chest, breaking ribs, sticking tubes down their throat, sticking lines into their arteries etc.... I have NO problem discussing plan of care or end of life care with families. I usually do it before the docs. So many people have guilt and remorse for "giving up" on their family member. There is a time when reality vs. miracles takes place. No one wants to give up that glimmer of hope, but quality of life is far more important than quantity of life. It is difficult to watch someone's heartbeat on the monitor drop from 50 to 30 to 10 to asystole. To be in the presence of a person when they pass, I feel is an honor. Sometimes their families are present, other times they are alone. It is bizarre to hold the hand of someone when they die or stroke their forehead. But that just isn't a patient. That is someone who was a full of life at one point. Who enjoyed the same everyday things you and I enjoy. That was someone's mother, father, sister, brother and soulmate... I always get a little more sensitive around the holidays when you find out your patient has cancer or other terminal disease. It makes me thankful every second that my family is healthy. I wouldn't trade my profession for anything in the world. I feel that God gave me the abilities to be a nurse. Well, that's my little story of the day...

Very cool website~

Someone told me to checkout Etsy. It is so very interesting. I really would like this for my birthday..I have a mothers ring but this is personalized and very pretty.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

No need to desribe this one~

I know this is completely inappropriate - but doesn't everyone have days like this?????

My new favortie website~

I was ordering some catalogs when I came across this website called LAYLA GRAYCE. It is everything I absolutely love!! It's simply beautiful. If you don't like cottage chic stuff then you'll probably loathe it, but I love it!!! Mind you, it's very pricey and I could probably afford a switchplate....

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


Ok, so this is one of my favorite cheeses. It is beyond decadent and a total splurge. I don't spend ridiculous amounts of money on certain things, but bianco sottobosco is my splurge cheese. Some women buy shoes, handbags, jewelery...I buy cheese. I have looked extensively into cheese groups or other fromage fanantics, no luck. If anyone shares in my love let me know...

Whole foods has this and it's not priced too bad, a little goes a long way. I crumble it on asparagus or just eat it all by itself. Don't be afraid try it.