Yesterday I was asked if I was glad I chose to be a nurse practitioner. My first reaction was, "No, I am tired." I know why I said that. I work 88 or 96 hours every two weeks, only off Sunday and I am physically tired. After many calculations, I did make more as a … Continue reading Do I like my profession
Yesterday our son returned home! He wasn’t at college; he’s 12. He spent a week with his 3 cousins, aunt and uncle. He loved every minute of the time he shared. The four kids are about the same age so they played well together. They rode bikes, played in the pool, video games, board games, … Continue reading Not Ready
Sunday was a fabulously active day! I met up with a group to hike a trail. The trail is about 5 miles long with many elevation changes, ie..steep hills. We all started out at the trail head in good spirits, laughing, and chatting. About 1/2 mile into it I took a picture, I noticed one … Continue reading Never Give Up
This morning I cut my grass, swept the sidewalk and weeded the garden. I really love yard work. I am smitten with anything that grows...flowers, fruit, vegetables, pecans, grass...just smitten. Then it was time to connect to my work free Thursday. I decided to do my best to jog up this trail. It was beautifully … Continue reading Challenge yourself.
Lately we are light on travel. First thing is I have some student loans to pay off. Once those disappear I can place more focus on adventure, fitness, and change. I know adventure doesn't have to cost money. I do have hiking and exploring to do in my own area. BUT...I want to travel abroad! … Continue reading Open your eyes. Independence. Empower. Perseverance. Motivate.
Last week we were in need of some quality alone time. We left all the telephones, TVs and the like behind. We did have music! Tons of music being played on the 6 hour road trip to Gila. We stayed in a quaint VRBO that perfectly accommodated the three of us. I did not take … Continue reading Gila National Forest, Cliff Dwellings
I have never lived through a time when you couldn't leave your state or country. This is a new world we are moving towards and I am uncertain what to make of it. People in masks and wearing gloves. BTW...if you wear the rubber/plastic gloves into a store like Albertson's then answer the call from … Continue reading World Crack
Shakespeare's Globe is located on the bank of the river Thames in Bankside's Cultural quarter. It is the complex housing a reconstruction of the Globe Theatre, an Elizabethan playhouse associated with William Shakespeare. In 1613 the Globe Theatre went up in flames during a performance. It is read that a cannon, set off during the … Continue reading Shakespeare’s Globe
We visited an impressive stone holdout, Skipness Castle, on the east side of the Kintyre Peninsula. It was build by the Norwegian founders of Clan MacSween. They were thrown out of Scotland in 1263. The castle was passed to the MacDonalds of Islay and Kintyre, supporters of the English in the War of Independence that … Continue reading Skipness Castle
On Monday we meandered to Davaar Island. Davaar Island is located at the mouth of Campbeltown Loch off the east cost of Kintyre, Scotland. It is a tidal island, linked to the mainland by a natural causeway called the An Dhorlin. https://youtu.be/dhZiWHcLujc https://youtu.be/zv-6GO2rOEs The Dhorlin is only walkable at low tide. The walk takes … Continue reading Davaar Island