Monday, November 5, 2012

Temporary Dietary Change & New Recipes

So here we are! It's November!

And with the change in the month, I have already made a few changes of my own! I have decided to not eat meat until Thanksgiving. What's prompting this change, you ask? A few things.
1) I'm trying to cut down on my grease intake (and for me, eating meat = eating grease)
2) Trying to be more disciplined in life (in general) and I could use a challenge...because apparently nursing school isn't hard enough???
3) This is part of the continuous effort on my part to try new things all the time :)
And don't worry, I know about nutrition so I'll be sure to get my balance.

Also in November, I have tried two new recipes! 

*One of them is crock-pot mac&cheese, but without pre-cooking the macaroni! You literally just throw everything in and let it cook for 2.5 hours (the recipe said 3-4). Click HERE to check out the recipe! (Note: I also omitted the egg...not a fan of custard-type foods.)

*The second recipe is called "Creamy Avocado Pasta!" I thought it was good although I would use a bit less garlic and lemon juice...but that's just my personal taste preference. I would make it again :) Also, I felt it was healthier in a way too, there wasn't cream or anything heavy in it and it wasn't a red sauce (for those that know me, not a fan of red sauce). Click HERE to check out this recipe!

Nursing school is plugging along. I feel like time is dragging by...I wish it would pick up a bit! Usually when things are crazy and you're crazy busy, time flies, right? Not for this woman...

Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoy the recipes! (The Mac&Cheese is SO convenient!)

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Autumn Up North

It cold up here. Glad that's out of the way. With that being said, I've been adjusting to things slowly, but surly up here. I'd be lying if I said the transition from being around everyone to being around no one was easy. That's basically how it is up here. 

Don't get me wrong, I'm very much engulfed in my studies and that's what I need in order to succeed in this nursing program. However, I do miss my friends and family and I actually miss coming home to someone. I love my cat and she's great to come home too, especially because her greeting is so cute, but I miss the human interactions in the home-setting.

Alright, enough sappy stuff. My cousins found a home in town and are expecting another baby! It's so exciting and it's been great to see God bless them and their lives! :)

The foliage up here was beautiful and the weather has been decent although cold the past couple of days accompanied with a biting wind...brrrrr.

"Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows; it empties today of its strength" -Corrie ten Boom

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

New Surroundings

Sorry for not posting in a while, things have been a bit crazy!

I've moved. Reason: Nursing school. I was accepted into the college in my former state and realized I didn't want to go to school there. So I applied to a school in Maine...and here I am! Semester starts soon and I can't wait.

People have asked me all along, "Will you really miss your family and friends?" I always answered "yes" and that still holds true, but I believe God has instilled in me the gift of adaptability. It helps that I have Skype and other means of communicating with people outside of the state.

I feel like I'm able to adapt to my surroundings and get used to things quickly. This was tested in Scotland last year, it was awkward being on the team at times, but I was totally fine with being away from my "normal life" at home. It has been tested since (minus moving here) with the different life-situations God has had me deal with.

We'll see how things go. I know I'm in for some adventures up here and I am so at peace knowing this is where God wants me to be (for now).

Thursday, May 10, 2012


As I sit here this morning with a cup of tea, the rain softly falling, Josh Groban's voice in iTunes, my kitty purring at my feet chowing down on her breakfast... I am really starting to understand the meaning of "moving." My life is going to change. Not that it hasn't changed before, but this is a biggie.

Things are going rather smoothly, thank you God. There was a little hiccup with doctors appointments and due dates for the college and such, but I think that's all sorted out. Once I get my health forms to the nursing school I will feel so much better.

Leaving my immediate family, friends, church's going to take quite a bit of adjustment and I'll miss them very much. I will have family in the town I'm moving to and I am so thankful for it!
Luckily I will be able to make it to my friends wedding! I talked with the school and they gave me the "ok" as long as I stay on top of my studies, which I'm sure won't be a problem.

Going through the process of finishing up my last semester at the community college here, almost done almost done almost done!

Time to take my final exam for my online class. I'm averaging a B+ right now...and considering the difficulty of the class I am VERY proud of that grade!! Let's hope my studying for the final pays off!


Thursday, March 15, 2012

Semester Update

This semester is going okay so far. I'm taking an online class for the first time. I like it in the sense that I can do things ahead of time and I am sort of at my own pace, except when things are due. My Anatomy and Physiology II class is going okay too. I like it better than the first half of the class last semester. I feel like now we're getting into the good stuff with body systems and organs :)

My grandmother is moving. That's a hard one to swallow. She's been in her house for over fifty years! Her cat is going with her, which is a good thing...I guess. I really don't like that cat. I love animals and I love her cat as an animal, but I dislike the cat's attitude.

Change happens in life. Sometimes change happens all at once, sometimes it trickles in and out of your life. But change is there.

Spring is here! (speaking of changes lol) I have exchanged my winter-flannel sheets to regular sheets! Yay! I've been able to open the windows in the house and my car while driving and it feels wonderful!

Please be praying for my friend's mom. She has cancer and is going through the process to get better. It's not easy to go through for the patient and the family. Pray for healing in mind, body, and soul. <3


My kitty is waiting expectantly for spring!