Goodbye January…

Sunday, January 31, 2016

I CAN’T believe that January is over already!

I had another good night at work…not too busy, not too slow…just right.

And now two nights off and the beginning of the birthday celebrations for Kimm 🙂

We started things off right with pizza tonight 🙂

After my little nap we’ll be watching a few episodes of Parenthood while munching on some poppy corn!

BTW…it was over 50 degrees today…WHAT??  I definitely cannot complain about this winter 🙂


Pretty tired.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Well, I worked my one night on.  And honestly it was a pretty easy night.  Not too busy at all.

But I’m going in an hour early tonight and that means less nap time 😦 I’m pretty tired already…I took an hour nap after dinner!

But after my shower I should get another half hour.  The best thing…only one night on!


Using stuff up…

Friday, January 29, 2016

I’ve been trying pretty hard this month to use up some of the food stuff in our cupboards and refrigerator. I think I’ve done a pretty good job.  I have had to get rid of some stuff, but I’ve also used up a lot of stuff too!  Which makes me feel good, because I HATE wasting food.  It’s like throwing money down the drain.

Today I made an apple crisp (Grandma Van’s recipe!) with some old apples I had in the fridge.  We had a friend over for lunch and it made a very lovely dessert and it tasted VERY good.

We had some snow flurries today that lasted about 15 minutes to 1/2 hour.  Just enough to coat the street with wetness.  Just in time for our walk 🙂

I had a wonderful after dinner nap!

Now I’m getting ready to watch Parenthood and then head to work.  Only two on this time which is SO much better…and then it is somebody’s birthday….

No more gray…

Thursday, January 28, 2016

A very good day 🙂

Breakfast while reading.

Then I did the sheets on the bed and dusted/swept the bedroom.

And then I did something that has been on my “to do” list for a while…I colored my hair!

And this time I took a lot of precautions to make sure that I didn’t get any dye anywhere.  I put on an old black t-shirt, I mixed and applied the dye very carefully, I had a wet paper towel ready to get any spots on the vanity, I lined the sink with paper towels.

When I rinsed in the shower I did it VERY slowly, not letting it splash all over.  And I wiped down the walls of the shower very carefully when I was done.

And it worked…there was really no mess at all!

And now my gray hairs are covered (they were really coming in!) and I have a nice violet shimmer in the light.  I like it!

The rest of the day was spent organizing stuff on the computer (never ending).

We are planning on watching a movie tonight…Still Alice.  I can’t wait to see it…the book was so good.


Wednesday, January 27, 2016

I made it through my long stretch on!!!!!!!!!

Very happy about that.  I actually had two good weigh-ins (one at work for the Biggest Loser, one here at home).  I don’t know HOW that happened as I didn’t really do anything different, but I’ll take it 🙂

Even though I was exhausted tonight, I took time to clean the tub as it had been a week.  Small victories.

Now time for a Parenthood and that wonderful thing called BED!

Last night!!

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Tonight is my last night on of my long stretch.  I am SO glad.  Last night was a tough one…lots of stuff going on that kept me very busy.

I have some sort of neck issue going on today…a constant ache…it is annoying.

I really want to focus on catching up on my sleep on my days off…that sounds so wonderful…

So happy I am on with my co-supervisor tonight…spread the wealth 🙂


Monday, January 25, 2016

…sleeping pretty good during the daytime (believe me, you don’t want to sleep NOT GOOD)

…walking when there is sun!!!

…re-heating dinner

…a handful of dishes

…a hot shower

…mindlessly scrolling through Facebook


The storm that wasn’t…

Sunday, January 23, 2016

Well, our storm turned out to be barely anything…a coating really.

I had gotten up yesterday to go on our walk before dinner and heading out to Northampton for the drag show.  As we were walking, it had started to snow, so I wasn’t sure what would happen.

By the time we left, there was less than half an inch on the ground, but it was still coming down.  As we drove towards Holyoke, there was a point that we crossed on the highway where it just STOPPED snowing.  CRAZY.  Then there was no snow at all.  In Northampton…no snow!

After the show (which was GREAT!!!), we headed home and were surprised to see that there was really no more accumulation in our area.

Today was a sunny day so pretty much anything that was on the ground melted.

So our “blizzard” was a bust…okay by me!!

Today was SO NICE.

First of all, I loved just having my breakfast and reading my book.  Seriously, makes me SO happy.

Then I puttered around, organizing some stuff and putting a few things away that had become tabletop clutter.

Then Kimm came up with the great idea of having appetizers for lunch and watching the Netflix movie that we have had for about 4 months…so that’s what we did!  The movie was Gone Girl and I really liked it…up to the end…I did NOT like the ending!  I’ll have to re-read the book again to see how closely they coincided.

Dinner was tortellini soup…always good.

And now I’m about to have a snack, watch a Parenthood, and take my nap before heading in to work.  Only three on for this stretch!

I’m off!

Saturday, January 23, 2016

I made it through my four day stretch on!

And now tonight we are heading to Maim That Tune: Legends of Music (drag show with the theme of music legends).

We’re supposed to be getting at least a couple of inches of snow…so we shall see…

Very tired.

Friday, January 22, 2016

I’m pretty darn tired just writing this post.  I had to stay late this morning at work due to an incident that occurred in ICU (had to meet with an employee and Cheryl and then write up an incident report).  Which all boiled down to not getting home until close to 10 am.

So minimal sleep today (also having a hard time sleeping).

So thankful that today is my last night on.

Kimm took the car in for an oil change and tire rotation today.

Kimm also told me that she is starting to feel not so good again…grrr!!! (but she also slept horribly last night)

Ready for my snack and Parenthood and then a nap!