May 1st, for me, has always signaled to me the beginning of new growth. A time when Central Oregon really blossoms out in flowers, sunshine & WARMTH!!! This May it's all about new beginnings and new mindsets. This last year I've struggled with change and my ways of dealing not only with change but just… Continue reading May Day
Here's to the start of a great week!
I spent two years on the float team at what was then just the BMC. As one of the few RN's on the team that meant I was able to float back into the Cardiology Nurse Triage room. They did everything from answer triage calls to running the Nuclear stress tests and they worked closely… Continue reading When News Changes You
Fall is on of my favorite seasons. There's leaves falling, logs burning in fireplaces, weather can be chilly but still mild and walks are long and fulfilling. Not to mention school is starting!!!! Yes, it is the perfect time of year. Coffee tastes better, pumpkin pie is around the corner and for some reason The… Continue reading Welcoming Fall
My daughters love the movie Leap! (2016). It's an animated movie about an orphan girl named, Felicie, who dreams of escaping the orphanage and becoming a ballerina in the big city of Paris. The movie moves at such a brisk pace she and her best-friend Victor within the first 10 minutes succeed in escaping. Both… Continue reading Be Somebody
Every other Thursday our allergy department makes the 15 mile trip to the next town over of Redmond. It takes about 20-25 minutes (depending on traffic) to get there and I spend some of the days thinking about my former life there when I worked at the St. Charles Hospital of Redmond. Yesterday my thoughts… Continue reading Redmond Daze
I'm not a newbie to road trips. I used to take my oldest on them all the time. We would hop in the car and just go. Stop along the way, grab snacks at stores where we stopped to use the potty, listen to music and generally just have a great time. Now I realize… Continue reading Road Trips
I'm a baseball fan. I grew up watching the Bend Phillies and the Bend Rockies when they were the minor league teams for the majors. I spent a lot of my summer nights at those games. My grandparents had box seats and we were there all the time. Catching popflys, eating ice cream out of… Continue reading Curve Balls