Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Not So Simple Woman's Thoughts for the Day

 I am Remembering: I showed pumpkins like this last year to you.
They are so wonderfully carved each year by a Shelter Volunteer, I had to show them again.  (after all, they carved them again)

I am Watching: Pie chase a motorized toy around the kitchen. 
It's not a mouse, but everyday cannot be Disneyworld at our house. 

I am planning: To make spaghetti and meatballs tonight. 
Premade meatballs: angus beef in your grocer's freezer. 

I am Knitting: what I was knitting yesterday and
the sequined berry yarn Trap. Katherine very kindly gifted me the fun yarn.  It gets compliments wherever it goes, and its barely 6 inches long. 

I am rejoicing: because today is the day I would have had to recertify for Neonatal
Resuscitation.   I'm retired.  I don't have to recertify. 
I hated that test.  I hated the written and the practical.
It is a necessary part of being a NICU nurse, but I am Rejoicing that I am retired.   I waited for enough babies to be pushed or pulled into this world, praying they'd cry and be pink instead of the other.   Most times it was good; sometimes it was awful. The worst kind of awful you can't even imagine.  
Oh yeah, but this is about Rejoicing!
 I am reading: The Day I Turned Uncool, by Dan Zevin.
I am laughing with each page. 

I am hoping: that tomorrow's sunrise will be as spectacular as last Thursday's.   It makes going to the shelter at 0600 even better when the sky is ablaze. 
I am wishing: you a wonderful evening  this very night!


Anonymous said...

That is an awesome pile of pumpkins. Just makes me happy to see them! LOL

Have a wonderful evening too. Mine includes some very relaxing knitting. :-)

Barbara Vidock said...

Enjoyed! Get my surprise tonight - can't wait!

Judy S. said...

Love those pumpkin animals! Somebody is very good at carving, that's for sure. The train station in Cologne is amazing but not as big as the one in Leipzig which is enormous. In Cologne though you come out of the station onto the plaza before the cathedral (der Dom) which is very impressive, and then you get to climb all those steps.

Katherine said...

So glad you are retired. You probably don't even mind going out at 6:00 in the morning because you are retired. I think that if I say the word retired enough maybe even I can be!

That's a passel of pumpkins. Very pretty.

Can't wait to see the sequined Trap!

elns said...

As the Momma of someone whose kid ended up in the NICU a little over a week, and saw what I saw, NICU nurses hold a special place in my heart. I'm glad you are living the good life of retirement.

Heres to the comfort and happiness of spaghetti and meatballs and pretty sunrises.

Ingrid K. said...

Hi Kathy! that's an awesome sunset! Glad you don't have to take that exam any more, must be lovely to be retired!
PS: Remember when you recently bought the cat stand? well you inspired me to get one for our cats as well - and they love it! (I put some pics on my blog!!!)

Enjoy your week!
Ingrid xx

Leslie said...

What a beautiful know me and my sunrises/sunsets.

Nancy said...

Enjoy your retirement - I'm enjoying mine, especially when I can stay up late knitting and watching Netflix knowing that I don't have to get up before the crack of dawn to go to work. Waking without an annoying alarm clock is THE best benefit of retirement.

Araignee said...

Happy pumpkin day!
I know the awful you speak of. My poor sister had awful and it was truly awful. The sweet little lamb (full term, stillborn) would have been 30 this year and we all think about her everyday.

SissySees said...

Shudder. I never enjoyed PALS or ACLS recerts either. I'm retired from that part of my life too!

Love the pumpkins, carved and piled. Where is the trap photo though?

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