Thursday, September 27, 2012


Currently... goals.  It is still incredibly unbelievable to me that in the middle 
of this gigantic shit storm that has overtaken our lives these last few months, I recently got 
a significant job promotion.  My company is growing and expanding by leaps and 
bounds and recently opened up a new branch 10 minutes away from our house.  Guess 
who was selected to be the field RN for the entire branch?  ME!  Yes, the woman with two 
small kids and a sick husband has been entrusted to lead a team, open up a brand new 
office, and expand a company.  On top of that, I have also been placed in charge of training 
all new nurses that come through our division.  What?  Apparently I have everyone fooled 
into believing that I am totally put together and trust worthy.  I am counting every single 
one of my lucky stars and working my fingers to the bone to not let these people who have 
so graciously put their trust in me down.  What an amazing opportunity.
Reading..."The Maze Runner" series by James Dashner.  It is an incredibly 
bizarre series that leaves me feeling both intrigued and frustrated simultaneously.  I just 
can't get enough of post-Apocalyptic world stories.
Listening to...The Civil Wars.  This is some of the most beautiful music I've 
heard in a long time, completely stripped down and wrapped in love and passion and 
beauty.  They make me miss my husband's guitar playing but also inspire me to pick up 
my own guitar again and bust out some harmonies with my lover. daughters.  They are both at such interesting stages of their 
lives: Isabelle has matured so much and is a wonderful conversationalist.  We sit together 
at the kitchen table every night, doing homework and drinking herbal tea.  She loves 
blueberry vanilla with a teaspoon of local honey.  She feels big with her very own mug, 
loves that we have such a special time to share with one another every night.  Brees is 
really starting to communicate and has finally started talking.  She can say at least a 
dozen words now, my favorite being "mama".  That moment when your baby looks at 
you, reaches her hands up, and says "mama": it's soul touching.


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Vanessa said...

Congrats on your promotion! I can't think of anyone more deserving. :-)

Wendy said...

Congratulations on the job promotion! What a blessing for your family. You so deserve it. :)

Caitlin A. said...

Congratulations on the job promotion! That's so exciting :) So very happy for you. :)

Ashley said...

Wow, good news!! His plan for you is a great one! They put the right person in charge of training the new nurses - who else would be a better role model than you?!! I'm so happy for you!

Randalin said...

OMG - congratulations on the promotion!! That is so amazing! You're such a rock star.

PS- when is your company opening a branch in Ontario? And transferring you there? So you can live near me? Hmmmm?????

Raechel said...

How exciting about the promotion! Congratulations - you earned it, and you will do wonderfully training the incoming nurses. :) I've only heard the Civil Wars in one song (a collaboration with Taylor Swift), so I am off to find some music by them.

Loved this post. :)


Sara said...

Congratulations on the incredible promotion, they are wise to choose you for such a position.

And oh my, that "mama" moment talk makes my hear melt. You have such sweet girls.

Olivia said...

Thank you!!! I am so excited!!

Olivia said...

It is such a blessing! I have been praying so much and wondering how we will make it and then this happens!! So thankful for answered prayers!

Olivia said...

Thank you! We are so excited!

Olivia said...

His plan is truly amazing! I am so blessed!

Olivia said...

Oh don't I wish! How fun would that be?!!

Olivia said...

You will love them! SImple, beautiful, romantic!!!

Olivia said...

Thank you love!! I feel so blessed!!

Kara said...

Congrats!!!! You deserve it! :)