Tricks, not treats…

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Boy, it seemed like the world was against us this Halloween night 🙂

We decided to go to Barnes and Noble like we usually do every Halloween.

First, Kimm forgot her cell phone (not good since she likes to take pictures of books she might want to look up for our library).

Second, when I went to the cafe to order her usual drink (Coconut Mocha Frappacino) I found out that they are no longer carrying the coconut syrup!  Bad news…so Kimm decided to try the Toasted Graham Frappacino (drink of the month) but when I brought it back to her they had made it an iced coffee instead of the frappacino…she did end up drinking it, but STILL!

Lastly, we choose the farthest area of the cafe to sit, to be away from anyone who might be talking.  Within ten minutes, no lie, we had three groups of people sit next to us — two men who started talking loudly with each other, one man on his cell phone, talking loudly, and a group of four, who must have been a book club maybe, again talking loudly.

I think we were cursed!

We were so glad to get home where it was nice and quiet.

We ended the night with two episodes of The Blacklist…the last of the first season, and the first of the second season!


Fighting off a cold…

Friday, October 30, 2015

Last night at work around 4 am I got wicked congesting, sniffly and overall just felt like crap!

I was so glad to get home, take some Vit C, allergy med, Tylenol and head to bed.  It took a long time to feel great enough to sleep but then when I did fall to sleep, I slept pretty good.

When I woke up I still felt tired and a little blah, but the congestion and runny nose and sniffles were pretty much gone.  I was SO happy.  We took our walk which was really nice and then decided to order pizza for dinner…pure laziness 🙂

I can’t wait to catch up on some more sleep tonight.  I have two days off to try to avoid having this turn into a full blown fall cold…fingers crossed!


Thursday, October 29, 2015

What a difference from yesterday!  An absolutely beautiful day…sunny, breezy, close to 70 degrees!!  We have to savor these last really nice days before the really cold stuff comes 🙂

There was a really bad accident on the highway when I drove home this morning…a single car, looked like it had gone through the guardrail…maybe the slippery roads from yesterday…looked like maybe a fatality.  So sad.  We have to appreciate each day that we have…we never know when it might be our last.

Bed was nice…the AC was on because the bedroom was so warm.  I guess it was a good thing that I hadn’t taken them out yet!

After I got up we were finally able to get another walk in…Izzy’s paw/leg seemed to be fine today so ???? Not really sure what was going on with that…just happy it is better.  She was SO enjoying her walk.

Dinner was homemade pizza…yumm!

I did my languages, some more organizing on the computer, and now shower, The Blacklist, and one more night of work…hopefully it goes by fast…last night was pretty nice.


Rainy, rainy day

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Today was one of those rainy fall days.

Perfect for just lazing around…reading, watching episodes of Friends, napping.

News from today…

…Kimm had her teeth cleaning and her hygienist said that her teeth are looking GREAT since her last deep cleaning…YAY!!

…Izzy seems to be limping less today 🙂

…I finished my book, Orphan #8 and now have two more books downloaded on my Kindle — Still Alice and The Spymistress

…simple, tasty meal for dinner — veggie burger with cheese and onions, fries on the side

…I have been an ORGANIZING fool on the computer…I’ve been going through all my folders and deleting/moving stuff like crazy

…I cut my hair today…it had been THREE months…WHAT A CHORE.

…I have to work now for two days…not too bad!



Feeling better.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

I have to say I am feeling SO MUCH better today.

I’m going to attribute it to the “catching up” on my sleep and the extra water I’ve been drinking 🙂

We actually slept in a bit today because Kimm didn’t get to sleep during the night until almost 3 am!  So we got up about 8:30 and it felt wonderful to me!

The main task for the morning after breakfast was getting to CVS to pick up Kimm’s prescription and some more allergy meds and then a trip to Stop and Shop for some odds and ends.

By the time we got home we were STARVING…veggie sandwiches on THE freshest loaf of Italian bread…yumm.

Of course an afternoon nap followed.

No walk for Izzy-bear today since she has been limping a bit…not sure what happened but we’re hoping a few days of rest will mend that right up.

Leftover broccoli soup for dinner was super easy.

And now I’m spending the remainder of the night watching DWTS!

Feeling under the weather…

Monday, October 26, 2015


Really just feeling on the verge of feeling like crap.

So today is just a day to try to turn that around.

It’s a “lying around in your pajamas,” “watching numerous episodes of Friends,”” drinking tons of water and taking a Vitamin C pill whenever I remember,” “napping multiple times a day” kind of day.

I’m crossing my fingers that it is only my complete lack of sleep from yesterday that is making me feel this way and that I will feel better tomorrow.


Only a nap!

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Whew…I’m going to be glad to hit the sack tonight…it’s been exhausting, but that’s only because I didn’t get much sleep today.

I was home from work in record time and in bed by 9 am, but up by 10:30 am…we had Drag Brunch to go to 🙂

After a quick shower and getting myself ready we were on our way.

It was a good show…Halloween-themed…some of the performances were just so great.  The food was okay…again…a carb-fest…not too much to eat when you don’t eat meat!  (but we did have bagels with cream cheese, muffins, brownies)

We stayed a bit after the show, talking with the hostess and some of the performers…it was nice just chilling.

By the time we got home I said to Kimm…”I don’t have it in me to cook anything” so…pizza it was!

We ate and watched Chopped and I think I may have gotten another tiny nap in after doing my languages…we watched The Blacklist before bed and I was just SO LOOKING forward to getting some sleep 🙂

2 years

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Two years ago I was getting ready to go in for my FIRST night of being a supervisor on my own.  WOW, time sure does fly.

Last night was another busy night.  No break until late and then I was starving and had to scarf down my food….slight stomach ache afterwards…

It was in the 20s when I got out of work so the seat heaters were in use!  Home and a short conversation with Kimm 🙂  Her plans for the day — laundry!

I slept pretty good…I was tired.  Up at 4 and on a walk.  The leaves are past peak now….the luster is gone, but I love the muted oranges, yellows, reds and browns.

Diner was easy…leftover broccoli soup with a salad.

I’m going in for 10 pm tonight so my schedule has to be faster.  I did my language, I’m going to organize my file cabinet drawer upstairs and then a shower and a nap.

I’ll be running on empty tomorrow during the day since I will be getting up early for Drag Brunch at noon.

A super productive day!!

Friday, October 23, 2015

I don’t know why it is, but it always seems like the days that I have to go back to work are my MOST productive days!

First up…breakfast was French Toast (on the large pan that fit all four slices of bread…AWESOME!)  Super good.

After breakfast: prepped the broccoli soup for the crock pot, did the dishes, swept and swiffered the downstairs floors, swiffered the bedroom, dusted the bedroom, cleaned the tub, had a finance meeting.

Lunch was grilled cheese and tomato soup while watching The Facts of Life.  A little closing of the eyes may have followed 🙂

After lunch: made apple crisp, did my languages, took Izzy for a walk.

Dinner was a side salad, broccoli soup and apple crisp! Yum.

After dinner: dishes, organized up in the office, took a shower, watched an episode of Friends.

And now it’s time for a snack and an episode of The Blacklist before a small nap before work.



Thursday, October 22, 2015

Well, I made it through my first teaching class of ACLS….whew!

It all started bright and early…6:10 am I was up and immediately in the shower.  It kind of reminded me of the days, WAY back, when I had to get up early to get ready for my clinical…ughhh….how I hated getting up that early.  I didn’t especially like it too much today either!

But then downstairs to take Izzy out, feed the animals and eat breakfast.  It all felt like such a rush…I probably should have given myself a little more time so it would have flowed better (but that would have necessitated me getting up EVEN earlier! — which is worse??)

The BEST part of the morning was seeing the sun rise…absolutely gorgeous.

I was out of the house by a bit past 7:30 and made it to work by 8 am.

Today for the ACLS I was there to mostly observe and assist a bit where I felt comfortable.  The instructor had me help with the Respiratory table, for the most part.  I mostly observed the CPR table and the Megacode scenarios (where real life codes are simulated).

It was a long day…until 3 pm (and she forgot to give us lunch) so I was SO ready to leave at the end.

But as far as the teaching goes…I think once I do it a few more times and become more familiar with how it all works and what are the important points to touch on…I’ll feel a lot more comfortable.

I’m going to try to assist with as many of the classes as I can…it just depends on if it works out with my co-night-supervisor.

I got home and ate some carrots and dip immediately so my stomach would stop growling 🙂

Then a walk and dinner — even more simple than last night….reheat the taco “meat” and make some rice…then eat!

Now I’m off again tonight 🙂

I’m finishing with DWTS…I’m watching the Switch-Up week and so far I have LOVED Bindy, Carlos, and Alexis.  Will be interesting to see who gets voted off…

Back to work tomorrow for the weekend…