Yesterday was my last day at one of my jobs. I had been there for 6 years. I have so many fond memories of that place: starting out as a tech, meeting my husband, transitioning to a new graduate RN, my work bridal shower, getting married, making friends, holiday parties, getting my CEN (ceritified emergency room nurse) with my friend, and now leaving. It was a difficult decision to make but ultimately the best one for my family. It was bittersweet, but I’m hoping to be able to keep in touch with the friends I have made! Here are some pictures from the last 6 years:
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“She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue. She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children arise and call her blessed”-Proverbs 31:25-28.
Happy Belated Mother’s Day to all the mother’s out there including my wonderful mother, mother-in-law and sister-in-law (soon-to-be mommy to a little girl I saw a sign somewhere that read “your mother is a friend you never outgrow.” So true! Yesterday we were able to hang out with my mom at church and at the beach. In the afternoon/evening we went to my mother-in-law’s house and had an amazing dinner for her! Feel so blessed to have so many wonderful women in my life. Hope you had a great day yesterday!
Check out this awesome video about Mother’s Day done by Skit Guys: Honor Your Mother
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Last night my husband and I saw “Silver Lining Playbook” for our date-night. I LOVE that movie, it’s hilarious. I would highly recommend it! I have this strange feeling that Jennifer Lawrence and I were meant to be friends. She’s adorable!
I’m looking at the calendar right now thinking about how crazy the next few weeks are going to be: Mother’s Day, husband’s school graduation ceremony, wedding and baby showers….then we leave for Yosemite. Somewhere in all that craziness we are working full-time too! I can’t complain. God is so good to us! Here is a collage of some of my instagram pictures, follow me @ Nurse_Frugal
Clockwise from top left:
1. Beach day with my mom. Did a 4-mile walk in my sandals….my poor little feet!
2. Runyon trail hike with my friend Casandra. That’s the Hollywood sign in the background.
3. The pizza we made, that should have won at our friend’s pizza-making contest. Ingredients: Pesto, mozzarella and goat cheese, tomato slices and basil.
4. Picture of Dana Point Harbor
5. Wicked cloud shot on a morning run.
7. Clear day for a run!
9. Running with my friend and her beautiful daughter that loves to go on runs with us
10. At an Isanctuary pop-up event ! So fun!
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Yes….it’s officially my week! Sweet! That means I can eat a Cinnabon every day this week for free and the calories don’t count! Yesssssss!!!!!!!!!!!
One of my other favorite things about Nurses week is that you get free stuff at work! So far I received a $20 gift card to Ralph’s…I’m totally stoked! In honor of nurses week I thought I would celebrate with links to some of my favorite nursing blogs and some of my favorite nursing e-cards and memes!
Questions for you: What is a department you haven’t worked in but would like to? What kind of nurses week gifts have you gotten?
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We learned the hard way and spent $22 for our entrance to the flower fields. Bummer! While taking pictures near the perimeter of the field, we saw people walking on a path above and outside the field gates. They were so close that we could have handed them our cameras and asked them to take a picture! They told us that there is a public path off of Armada Street where you can enjoy a beautiful view of the entire flower fields….for free! Next time!
We spent about an hour looking in local free magazines for a coupon to the flower fields, but couldn’t find one. Booo! The good thing is that we packed a delicious lunch and didn’t spend any money on food or drinks! They allow you to bring food and drink inside which provides for a nice picnic (provided it’s not too hot.) Be sure to bring LOTS of water. We also brought some games and books
I would recommend going in the flower fields and paying the entrance fee once before you go the frugal route of the free public path. It’s fun to walk around and take pictures! The colors of the ranunculus are beautiful!
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One of the things I love about being a nurse is that it feels like I get to wear my pajamas to work! The medical scrubs that I choose to wear go through my own stringent screening process. Uniformed Scrubs contacted me a few weeks ago and asked if I would review one of their new scrub tops. I love it! It’s probably my favorite scrub top yet!
Here are the things I love about it:
Lots of pockets: As a nurse I tend to carry a variety of items with me at all times such as: scissors, tape, alcohol swabs, pens, scratch paper, chapstick, gum, rubber-bands and bobby pins. I need alot of room in those pockets!
Comfy material: The last thing I want is to feel super uncomfortable all day in my scrubs/pajamas! The material is soft and delicate on my skin!
Length: The last thing I want is to have a high-water top, especially since I have a fairly long torso! I love the length of this top! I don’t have to worry about reaching up to hang an IV bag and flashing my patient a little belly button!
Style: I wasn’t endowed with the most shapeliest of figures. This top helps to accentuate some shape without looking like I’m wearing a paper bag! The material cinches in the back which will give anyone the appearance of a waist! Sweet!
If you are interested in purchasing one of their Dickies Scrub Sets, use coupon code: trueblue for 15% off until July 31st 2013.
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April has been the most exciting month for awhile! We were able to take 3 pieces off our mortgage-debt visual aid tool! I’m hoping that this will still keep us on course to have our home paid off by November 2013! Sweet!
If you are new to this blog, this is our visual aid for our mortgage payoff. Every black piece represents a sum of money towards our debt. We take a piece off every time we reach the dollar value of a black piece.
In the beginning: June 2011
April 2013: 3 pieces removed!!!!
We have paid of 77% of our mortgage!
The closer it gets, the more I want to work to be done with this debt! Never thought I would see the day when our debt visual aid shows us that we are so close!!!
Recreation money: This past month I spent most of my money on a dinner with my mom and sister. It was well worth it for this ridiculously overpriced delicious cheese plate:
YUM! Alright, until next time!