Category Archive: Livin’ It Up

May
15

April Showers

Yes, yes, I realize we are halfway through May (and I am still trying to figure out how THAT happened). But April was quite an eventful month, featuring me once again neglecting this blog. I honestly feel like I don’t have much to report these days – work, sleep, work, see my husband on occasion, …

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Feb
15

Lately

So I’ve been neglecting y’all lately. I apologize. S has not been working and I have subsequently been picking up extra shifts to try and make up the difference in our income. Luckily he found a new job (yay!), so hopefully things will be slowing down for me a little. Thank goodness. I’m tired. Here’s …

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Jan
05

Settling In

There are half-empty boxes scattered all over the place (contributing to a few bruised shins and stubbed toes). The walls are still blank. The bookshelves are empty. But we are home. We have already fallen in love with this little house, which is warm and cozy and just right. The past three nights I slept …

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Dec
29

Transient No Longer

A couple weeks ago I posted this photo on Facebook: We’ve been subletting an apartment for the past few months, and the lease is up next week. Lucky for us, we found a more permanent home almost as soon as we moved here. At first the conversation was about a long-term rental situation, but we …

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Dec
08

Scrooge, RN

Sorry for the silence lately, friends. I am experiencing a bit of exhaustion-induced writer’s block and it ain’t pretty… A unexpected and unfortunate side effect of my new job is a complete and utter lack of holiday excitement. S and I are moving (again) to a hopefully more permanent place the first week of January, …

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Sep
04

Countdown To Reality

Last week was busy with final HR/employee business: verifying my temporary license, confirming and updating vaccinations, getting a second recent PPD test, fit-testing for a respirator, etc. Got the all-clear from my nursing recruiter – I am good to go and all necessary paperwork and testing has been completed. Orientation starts next Monday and I …

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Sep
02

Down Time

Blogging from the ol’ smartphone today, so forgive me any autocorrect blunders/typos. Cable guy comes tomorrow and I have never been more ready to get reconnected! ­čÖé We are settling into our new life nicely. Apartment is slowly but surely being unpacked (one room is floor-to-ceiling boxes…all the stuff we’re leaving packed since this is …

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Aug
25

Heartland Pups

I’m in the middle of nowhere today, sleeping at a Best Western and eating takeout for the umpteenth night in a row. We are three nights away from our destination and excited that by Monday we will be past the prairies, and into the lush trees and mountains of the southeast. I think our dogs …

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Aug
20

Why the Public Face

You may have noticed a little change last week… My About page got a little BIG facelift! ­čÖé After much, much,┬ámuch┬ádeliberation and a lot of soul-searching, I decided it was time to go public. Why, you may ask? A few reasons: The more I post on this blog and the more ideas that come up, …

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Jul
23

Vroom Vroom!

Over the weekend S and I made a big decision. In preparation for our move, we’ve been researching a lot of different options. Full-service moving ($$$$$) versus containers versus renting a U-Haul. The logistics of moving two humans, two cars and two dogs 3,000 miles. Luckily my new employer will reimburse at least partly for …

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