My work life SUCKS!!!!

Let me start with this: Mayo Clinic is an AWESOME place to work. It has been an honor to work with a work class leader & I am forever grateful for the knowledge and experience I could have only gained from my 11 years of service. Well, with doc’s inevitable leave date set, I wondered…

Summer 2017

So, after Jette’s passing, Ella (our younger lab) had a difficult summer 😦 She missed her leader, her friend. She was so lost without Jette & was pretty depressed. We’d give her extra attention & love. I think she finally accepted that Jette was no longer going to be a part of our lives by…

2017….a brief synopsis

So, 2017 came along. I was feeling unappreciated by my surgeon at work…so I confronted him in early January about this. He assured me that was not the case & he said: “I always said I could do any surgery with anyone; but that is not the truth. You make my cases go so smoothly…

It’s been a looonnggg while

…..since I’ve posted anything! There have been plenty of changes/challenges over the past 2 years for sure. Everything in 2016 was status quo in regards to life. I had the BEST summer in 2016…Rob & I got a seasonal campsite down in La Crosse on the Mississippi River. We met some great people & made…

AHHHH….

So, Easter weekend has come and gone! We had a pleasant weekend that we kicked off with a Friday night Fish Fry at a classic area supper club: Connell’s. Although, I’m not normally an Old Fashioned* drinker, I had about 5 of those babies total! I like mine made with Brandy. My husband likes his…

Married…but not included…

I have been with my husband going on 12 years. One would think that *I* would be considered ‘part of the family’ right?? I couldn’t feel more NOT like part of the family. I think it has to do with a lot of different things. Here is my ideas as to why: My husband was…

11 Issues That Childless Stepmoms Face | The Childless Stepmom

1. WE ARE INCREDIBLY INSECURE. AND WE WORRY. AND WORRY. AND WORRY SOME MORE. We don’t know what we’re doing, because we’ve never done it! Stop using that against us and start appreciating our flaws… Source: 11 Issues That Childless Stepmoms Face | The Childless Stepmom

On-Call…

My job requires me to take “call”. I work in healthcare as a Surgical Assistant, mainly for Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. My “on-call” is most Monday nights & about 6-8 weekends a year…not too bad…although I dislike the call aspect quite a bit! This morning, I was “called-in” to assist in a pacemaker insertion. The…

The World is Not Your Ashtray….

So, I have this memory that I keep reflecting on. Here it is: When I was around age 8 or 9, I liked to walk on the quite roads around my house in hopes of discovering neat things like deer, discarded ‘fun’ objects or whatever my young mind found interesting. The memory that keeps coming…