Friday, March 30, 2012

Humboldt Happenings

Went to see a film trailer of a feature length film created by the daughter of a family friend of ours. Keep your ears and eyes open for this gal. She is going to be a real star!

Local Filmmakers Night - Ever So Romantic Films by Maria Matteoli

Monday, March 26, 2012

Random thoughts & Photos

Having Grandkids is a lot of fun. For one thing, we get to go to a whole lot more birthday parties with all kinds of yummy cakes and goodies.

There's always plenty of hugs and kisses to go around from pretty little girls!
Along with the vast generational span created by great grand parents.

Here's my dad with one of his great grandchildren. This is my daughter's daughter.
# 7 grandbaby.

And this is # 6. Miss Mae

Here's # 8 the newest GB.

Then of course, there's the silly ones..

what fun!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Nursing School

At this point in my education I am spending time in SIM with mannequins along with several hours each week in the hospital caring for Med/Surg or OB patients. I am learning so much info that my mind feels like one of the latex gloves I wear being filled with air! You know, the ones that medical people blow up and draw like a chicken or a face or something on them. I feel very neurologically stretched, but I enjoy the newfound knowledge.

One of my favorite study spots.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Long O verdue Update

It has been waaaay too long since I've posted here. I have wanted to write, but felt a bit intimidated by the public aspect of writing my thoughts and journeys on the www. It seems more like a billboard sometimes. And, besides, what's so exciting in my life?

Well, let me tell you. Though my life may seem average and simple, it is my unique journey designed by my Father in Heaven above, and played out on a day to day basis by me! So if you are inclined to spend a few moments every once in awhile to take a peek into my existence, I will do my best to try to entertain you and not bore you!
As the weeks, months and years pass by at lightening speed, I simply try to ride the wave and stay out in front of the tsunami of life.

That being said, the recent journey began with an election. Yes, last few times I posted here, my sweet DH was running for public office. And he won! He is now a public official, wears a suit to work and both of us are members of a hoity,toity private club. We also get invited to alot of public functions like dinners, auctions, memorials, dedications, that kind of thing. We really have a lot of fun doing all of this, as we get to meet some wonderful people and eat some wonderfully delicious food (most of the time!). Of course, with public office comes lots of responsibility... and dedication, and time, and commitment. Lucky for me, my husband has all of that and I just go along for the ride.
Add to that my mid life surge. I am in Nursing School studying to be an RN. In about 18 months, I will have my license and will be using that to soar into retirement with grace and a little $ in my pocket. Actually, I am hoping to gain some experience somewhere then traveling out into the world to do medical missions. That's our hope. To put some purpose in our travels. I could start a new web site. "Traveling with Purpose". Sounds adventurous! .....well, lets just leave it there.

Still raising kids, still making soap, still taking long, meditative walks on the beach.
As life boils by like a school of krill on the surface of the ocean, I just try to stay afloat and enjoy the journey!