Sunday, December 14, 2008

december







this has been a strange month. before the first week of december had ended i expreienced 3 snowstorms in wisconsin. for the past week i have been in florida, and i might add, i hated the thought of coming home. bob attended the national pharmacy convention and i tagged along. only i didn't go to the meetings with him but rather vegged out by the pool and read. it was wonderful, and very relaxing, and something i really think i needed. it gave me a good chance to think and reflect on my life and even with the tough times i've had, how blessed i really am. and it made me realize i am even more motivated to try and find a different job in nursing that makes me feel fulfilled and one in which i'm truly helping others.

the weather was wonderful, high 60's when we arrived, the next 2 days in the mid 70's and the last 3 days in the low 80's. such a change from what i had just left. i must admit though, for a girl who has grown up in the midwest with snow, it was a little surreal for me to listen to Christmas carols as i was laying out by the pool in a lounge chair! something didn't quite compute...

but alas, realtity set in and i had to return to reality and my real life yesterday. i am now back in wisconsin where we are suppose to get another snowfall by morning. i must admit though, it does look like Christmas here. yesterday and today i spent decorating. i have never waited this late to start but with thanksgiving being late and then between work and trying to get ready to go to florida, it just didn't happen before i left. so, yesterday i started. today bob and i went out and cut down a Christmas tree, brought it home and decorated it so it looks like Christmas inside as well. i decided to cut back on the inside decorations again. the last 2 years i haven't gotten everything out and it makes the putting away easier. my boys are older now, not home for that long to enjoy it all and to be honest, they haven't really noticed that i've forgotten a few things each year. i'm not sure bob has either so.....

7 comments:

~Betsy said...

Lounging by a pool in Florida sounds like just the thing! I'm glad you got a break, although I'm sure it makes the reality of a Wisconsin winter a little harsher.

Glad things are well, Nanc. I was concerned.

Lori1955 said...

I'm so glad you got away and were able to enjoy some nice weather in FL. Just like Christmas in CA. :)

I do hope you can find another job. Life is too short to spend so much time being miserable at a job. You are fortunate to be in a profession that can do so much good and I'm sure there is a special place for your experience out there.

rilera said...

Your vacation to Florida sounds lovely! I'm ready for the cold weather to be over.

¸.•*´)ღ¸.•*´Chris said...

So happy you were able to relax in FL. I loved it there and hope to go back some day to PCB.

I bark about the winter but think it would be strange to miss out on snow for Christmas.

I too hope you can find that ideal nursing job you are wanting. You have a lot to offer and I know whoever hires you will be getting a gem. Keep on trying. There is a perfect fit out there somewhere. I know it:)

Stay warm! (((hugs)))

SKYGIRL said...

Nanc! I have your Dad's quilt square, and want to be CERTAIN he makes it into our quilt! Please E-Mail me with a short Bio, Full Name, Birth place, etc. Some folks are just E-Mailing me their LO's Obit, which is fine too.

N.Mc. ;-)

Go look at my Blog. I have a picture of it, and a long explaination of how this project wa started, why, and by whom.

rilera said...

Nancy, thank you so much for stopping by my blog and expressing your sympathy. I miss Mom so much as I know you miss Russ and your mom. Even though I know Mom is at peace I miss her so much. Thank you for being a friend. I am so grateful for you.

¸.•*´)ღ¸.•*´Chris said...

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