Archive for August 2018

Yeah I know…….   Leave a comment

So here I am on my fourth day off.

I love having time off but as I lay there this morning debating  on weather or not to get up, I think to myself, what am I going to do with myself today?

Everything I wanted to get done on my days off I got done so today is an “Open” day for me.

I have to say having four days off, is almost too much…..almost.

I know, I sound like I am never happy which isn’t true.

I am very happy.

Life is good and I am good.

 

I enjoy my job once I am at work.

The worst part is knowing I have to go in six hours…or four….or two….

I am not crazy about working every weekend but alas…..it is what it is and there isn’t any point in being in a bad mood about it.

I would prefer working Monday through Friday but since I will be having grand children here in a few weeks every day…..I can’t work Monday through Friday every week.

Any hoo……I sort of got off track of having four days off in a row……

I can’t say I am bored but when I have this many days off I feel like I should be doing something….like flying to Florida for a few days.

🙂
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Posted August 16, 2018 by Marge in ramblings

It’s been a while~   Leave a comment

It’s been a while since I have posted pretty pictures so here it goes…..

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Zion National Park, if you have never been I urge you to go.  It is beautiful…..

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Asheville North Carolina……I have never been but it is on my to do list…..

the land called scotland

Scotland, which I doubt I will ever see in person…..but the movies and pictures make it look beautiful…..

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Beautiful Alaska which I do hope to see one day

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The Oregon coastline which I do hope to visit one day.

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My beautiful Mount Rainer which I have seen and want to go and visit again.

hawaii volcanoes national park hawaii

and while I don’t need to see a volcano erupting, I do want to see Hawaii one day.

Hawaii

just one view of Hawaii

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and another.

I have a bucket list.

First and foremost I want to see Alaska, then Hawaii

I definitely want to return to my beloved Utah….but I want to see all of the states I haven’t yet been to.

 

 

 

Posted August 12, 2018 by Marge in heartfelt, pretty pictures, ramblings

She Should Have Been A Nurse~   Leave a comment

A few days before my sister Cyndi passed away I was helping her go to the bathroom

Actually my brother was holding her up and I was cleaning her back side.

She said to my brother “She should have been a nurse”

And all of my life I have always had the desire to be a nurse.

But kids and life got in the way.

Tonight at work one of the residents said to me “Marge why are you always so nice to me?”
I laughed and said “Because I like you and it is my job to take care of you”
She smiled and said “You have such patience and such a good heart.  You should have been a nurse”
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I told her I have always had that desire.

 

And honestly I was seriously thinking about going to nursing school this last spring.

I prayed about it and was even looking into a community college.

It would cost roughly $15,000 to $20,000  to do it, but I was seriously thinking of doing it.

The thing that stopped me was…….My daughter’s permanent babysitting decided to move away and my daughter had asked me if I would start watching her kids full time once she goes back to work after maternity leave.

I could not tell her no.

She has never had to pay a babysitter for watching her kids.

Her mother in law had been the babysitter until she moved to Minnesota.

I prayed about it and I even asked God to give me a sign, any kind of sign if going to college to be a nurse wasn’t the right thing to do.

Not even two days later my daughter told me she needed me to watch her kids as her mother in law was moving away.

God does answer prayers.

And while a part of me will always long to be a nurse…..it does warm my heart when an elderly person tells me I should have been a nurse.

🙂

 

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Posted August 12, 2018 by Marge in God, heartfelt, ramblings

Car Shopping~   Leave a comment

At this very moment in time I can’t afford a different car.

I have about $3,500 in doctor bills that need paid but when I can get a used car I am going back and forth between these two….

liberty jeep this liberty jeep or

Honda Civic

this Honda Civic

I drove a honda civic here a while back while they were working on my husband’s truck that I got him for his birthday.

I loved it.

I have always and I do mean always loved the Liberty Jeep.

The 2005 or older models.

I do not like the newer models because they are too boxy looking.

The above picture of the jeep is a 2004

It has over 100,000 miles on it but I would just need it to go back and forth to work and it is four wheel drive.

The price for it is just under $6,000

The Honda Civic is a 2006 with just under 130,000 miles on it for just under $6,000.

And while this Honda is a two door I don’t have to have a two door.

A four door would work nicely too.

So while I have to wait for my new used car…..I do enjoy shopping for one….

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Posted August 12, 2018 by Marge in ramblings

Yes Please~   Leave a comment

I read an article the other day that the rumors are going around again that Idris Elba will be the new James Bond.

All I can say is….”Yes Please”

Idris

I realize I am twelve years older than this man……but what a hunk……

I would love for him to be the next James Bond.

 

 

Posted August 12, 2018 by Marge in ramblings

Too Much Of A Good Thing   Leave a comment

Sometimes too much of a good thing, is a good thing, but other times too much of a good thing, is bad

For instance I have always been and always will be a lover of sweets

It is a down fall of mine

And being a diabetic makes it worse

Tonight I had three pieces of pizza, (oh the carbs) and a piece of lemon meringue pie

I can tell already that I have had too many carbs

I get a headache when I eat sweets and or have too many carbs

I know better but sometimes you just have to splurge

Even my doctor has said you can’t deny your self all of the time

I loved the pizza and REALLY loved the pie, but I can already feel the headache forming and that’s not a good thing….

Alas….one must take the good with the bad…..

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Posted August 10, 2018 by Marge in ramblings

I’ve Had My Moments-   Leave a comment

You know I feel like I am happy 95% of the time

It’s true there is one or two days a month when I feel moody or hate life, but I do know I have a good life

My sister Cyndi (God rest her soul) told me a few times that I was a lucky person.

That life has always been easy for me, or things have come easy to me.

I attribute my luck to two things, first and foremost God has blessed me so very wonderfully and I know all I have are blessings from Him.

And secondly, the man I am married too has always been a hard worker and determined to work for everything we have.

Yeah we have dept and yes we haven’t always made the greatest choices, but his level head has kept us and me heading in the right direction

No he doesn’t have a passionate bone in his body, and he is overweight and occasionally lazy, but I am overweight and lazy too

Yes I would love passion in my life, I am only 57 after all, but I’ve lived without it for the past five years so I guess I can keep going with out it.

It isn’t the most important thing in life….

God and family are…..

And I have a wonderful family and life is good…..

Yes there have been struggles and times I thought about throwing in the towel

I’ve had moments when I was so tired of the fight that I felt ready for God to take me home

Thank God I got over that slump.

Every one has moments, times when life is exceptionally good or exceptionally hard.

Some more than others it’s true

I have had a pretty great life and a beautiful family.

I have regrets….don’t we all, but life is good.

🙂

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Posted August 9, 2018 by Marge in God, heartfelt, ramblings