There Are Crumbs in My Rut, And Plastic Ponies

We were at the swimming pool this morning, getting the kids through their weekly lessons after another one of those late nights and early mornings that are turning all of us into pea-soup-spitting, triple-headed monsters.  My daughter just grew 2 centimetres in three weeks.  In body aches and disposition she's an octogenarian chasing kids off her lawn, menacing with her cane.  I would drug her if I thought it would help.  She and I have little patience for each other, lately....more

Confession: I Really Don't Need More Hours In A Day

I'm embarrassed to even murmur about there not being enough hours in a day when there are working women with children that not only get themselves ready for work but feed/dress their kids, knock out a few household chores and drop the kids off at daycare/school before they arrive at work. I find myself to be a complete liar when I say I don't have time to exercise when it's not uncommon for me to see a coworker jogging during their lunch hour while I, on the other hand, use that time to eat. ...more
 @keeksaz You probably also notice how much more you can get done after you've had sometime to ...more

Grad School, Part I

First week of grad school:All readings completed by Friday.  All read three times, annotated, and summarized in my own words.  I went to the gym twice, took my kids swimming, and had conversations with my husband that could be understood by an interested outsider.  The house was clean.  The food was healthy.Fifth week of grad school:...more
 @victorias_view Thanks, Belle.  I hope so!more

Wimbledon Warriors

Sometimes you just have to get outside and see the sun.  Sunday was one of those days.  It was perfect. Sunny and warm with a crystal clear sky lacking the haze that comes when it’s too hot here in Texas – which is almost every day from June through August. These are rare days; days that should not be wasted inside in front of a computer.  According to a friend, there are only “14 perfect days” in a given year where we live and I’m sure this was one of them....more

Balance vs. Choice

The expression "Work–life balance" was first used in the United Kingdom in the late 1970s to describe the balance between an individual's work and personal life.[5] In the United States, this phrase was first used in 1986. -- cited Interesting....more
 @Lucy's Reality Thank you for your visit and comment. It gets me thinking too as I ...more

Me, My iPhone, and God

I recently got an iPhone.Truthfully, I went back on forth about it in my mind countless times before I finally signed on the dotted line.  As much as I appreciate all it can do, I still have Perpetual iPhone Ambivalence.  I love it!  I worry about being leashed to it!...more
 @Isabel_Anders Likewise Isabel!  What a lovely idea for a book on marriage - and much needed as ...more

Are You Enjoying the Journey?

When you think of your current career path - whether employee or entrepreneur - are you enjoying it? Or are you plugging away striving for that next milestone? Because as the wise Ferris Bueller once said - "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." And if you only keep your nose to the grindstone as you try to "arrive" or "climb the ladder" you will miss it. ...more
@BlogHer Wonderful article, a reminder that we should enjoy today. Thanks for the post.more

The Trials & Tribulations Of A Night Shift Nurse

First & foremost - I am SO thankful that I have a job. Out of our graduating class of 38, a little less than half of us have found jobs (we graduated on December 12th). Having said that, I must admit I’m having a very difficult time adjusting to night shift. Working from 7pm until 7am just isn’t natural. My schedule for the next three months is work 3 nights in a row, have 4 days off. It’s a pretty nice schedule considering I have every weekend off & 4 days to recover. That will change once I’m done with my preceptorship. ...more
I think this is something that many nurses struggle with, especially new nurses. I was ...more

a Mother’s Work Meme

A thought: Our society doesn’t value or support mothers as well as it could....more