…little indulgences…

April 22, 2011

it was midnight and i craved an ice cream cone.
i drove through McDonalds and quickly pulled into a parking spot.
pure heaven.

i was taken back to memories of being a little kid.  as i sat in the parking lot it got me thinking. as adults we never really let our inner kid indulge in simplicity. some people don’t even remember that they were once a kid themselves. society teaches us that as adults, we need to be responsible, go to work and pay bills. but really, some days i just want to skip work and go swing at the park,  ride my bike down the street, play baseball in the backyard, have water balloon and squirt gun fights.

starting today, i’m gonna let my inner kid out a little more   🙂


Well I made a new years resolution to make time in my busy schedule to read more this year, with a goal of finding time to at least read one book a month. Well, it’s only April and i’ve already read a good number. Some books I’ve given them their own post recognition, however i did give them a star rating 🙂 I hope you are intrigued to read more into these books so as I’ve said before, I’ve got a library full of books that I’m going through. Plus, I’m now swapping books with my friend Jenny who just moved away so there will definitely be more to come 🙂

1. Crazy Love by Francis Chan (5 stars)

2. The Genderme by Mark Mustian (5stars)

3. Stones into Schools by Greg Mortenson (4 stars)

4. the five people you meet in heaven by Mitch Albom (5 stars)

5. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini (5 stars)

6. Mandela’s Way: Fifteen Lessons on Life, Love, and Courage by Richard Stengel (4 stars)
Mandela's Way: Fifteen Lessons on Life, Love, and Courage

7. To Kill a Mockinbird by Harper Lee (4 stars)

8. Breaking the Silence: French Women’s Voices from the Ghetto by Fadela Amara (2.5 stars)
Breaking the Silence: French Women's Voices from the Ghetto

9. The Nightingale of Mosul: A Nurse’s Journey of Service, Struggle, and War by Susan Luz (4 stars)

10. Rule Number Two: Lessons I Learned in a Combat Hospital by Dr. Heidi Squier Kraft (5 stars)
Rule Number Two: Lessons I Learned in a Combat Hospital

*** In no way am I forcing my opinions or political beliefs in my books selections. These are however just my personal reviews of the books. **

i’ve come to the conclusion that im never gonna have a social life while im in the army.  case in point, last night.  two of our friends just got back from a deployment and the other from a course.  since jenny left i really haven’t hung out with many people from our group purely out of exhuastion from work and laziness on my part. however, last night we were having a BBQ at laura’s house to celebrate grant and her getting back, but also their engagement! Yay, someone to hang out with other than the bf!

I made it through a nice two hours before i was called into work, yet again.  it ceases to fail. its like the hospital has a marquee that flashes when I have a night off… all the pregnant people see it and come in bus loads and I get called in to help.  i literally don’t relax when i have a night off because i know that phone is gonna ring asking if i can come in… it used to annoy me, now im so used to it that i really dont care anymore.  anyways, i was able to help with the rush for awhile and then four hours later when it slowed down the charge nurse let me go home! Thank you Jess! 🙂

so in the beginning of January i was sent an email saying that of the three “H” identifier (Medical-Surgical) nurses on our L&D  floor, one of us needed to deploy. All the email said was there is a tasker deployment slot needing to be filled this summer… who wanted to volunteer?! lol. well i responded with whats a tasker, where, when and that i would go… my head nurse told me she would let me know as soon as she knew something. Still waiting…

I’d almost rather Branch just cut me orders without letting me know, than to ask and now im waiting. I NEED TO PLAN THINGS FOR THE SUMMER PEOPLE!  … well luckily branch will be here beginning of may… hmm maybe i’ll bring it up then 🙂

i think this link (below) is a wonderful example of how i feel… i am military and im in my own home, however i have still given up alot of freedoms and time with family and friends while serving stateside.  The lady who wrote this blog said everything needed.  its sad that this is how our military are treated… just saying