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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

New Style Needed

I need a new style. I have had the same style for years and years. I need help! Please help! The only thing I request is that I can either pull my hair back with a clip or up in a top knot (pony tail). If you have any ideas please send them my way. I need all the hair love I can get. I know there are many of you out there with amazing creative thoughts so use them on me! Please, please, please!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Thursday, June 17, 2010


Emotional pain can be much worse than physical pain and can even create physical pain due to the emotional trauma. No, I am not traumatized by my new job but I do feel less 'fulfilled'. I absolutely love working at WJCC. It is very rewarding and I have learned so much. Maybe I am so attached because it was my first nursing job or maybe I am just impossibly addicted to the innocent love and trust these beautiful people have for me every day that I am there. I was there 5 days a week but due to my new full-time job I cut back to only 2 days. It breaks my heart. I miss my residents when I am away from them. Why did I decide to leave? WJCC is my first job and is not a skilled facility. Being a Registered Nurse I I cannot fulfill the skills that I worked so hard to become at this current facility. Moving up to a skilled facility not only allows me to regain my RN skills but it also generated more $$. I worked really hard to be where I am today and I deserve the compensation for my hard work and dedication to my career. I'm not saying that WJCC isn't compensating well but moving up from a Intermediate facility to a Skilled facility makes a big difference in the financial department.

To make a long story short I really do love my old job and I really and truly ache for them the longer I am away from them. No one can care for them as much as I can (at least that is how I feel).

Have you ever walked away from something you love? Have you ever chose growth over the safety?

Monday, June 7, 2010

Can't Eat Due to the HEAT!

Yes when it is scorching hot outside I can't eat, neither can Mr. Rad. It is too uncomfortable. So what does that mean for us? We can't starve ourselves? Here are a few of my fave Summer foods that are cool and light.

Broccoli Salad

1 1/2 C Fresh Broccoli
3/4 C shredded cheddar cheese
4 bacon strips
1/4 C chopped onion (I like to use my cheese grater so it gets really small and fine)
3 TB Lite Mayo
2 TB white vinegar
1 TB white sugar
1/4 C sunflower seeds (optional)

Combine broccoli, cheese, bacon (crumbled), and onion. In a separate bowel mix mayo, vinegar, and sugar. Pour over salad and mix well. Sprinkle seeds over salad and serve.

Pea Salad

1 1/2 C frozen peas
1/2 C cheddar cheese
2 TB finely chopped onion (I use the cheese grater)
1/4 C mayo
1 1/2 teaspoon mustard (I like to use fancy dijon but you can use any)

Combine all ingrediants, chill and serve.

Cranberry Salsa

Bag of Cranberries

1/3 White onion chopped

1-2 Jalapeno

Sugar to taste

Blend ingredients into a semi mush, chill, serve with chips.