Wednesday, November 16, 2011

[Day 16: Someone Who Inspires Me]

When I feel like life is too hectic, and I can't sit and focus on one thing, picturing his face helps me find my thoughts. He inspires me to be a better person, to strive for things to make our family better. He inspires me to work on the things in my life I would have never thought of working on before. Patience, redirection, staying calm, and being silly.

When I am having a bad day and he walks up to me with his crayons and counts down "3 - 2 - 1 lift off" it makes me smile.
When he grabs his pots and pans and starts putting things in them, stirs it up and proclaims, "mmm mommy, it's pizza!" I happily "taste" it and tell him how good it is. 
When he snuggles me and says "I wub you too" It melts me and I know I've done the right things for him.

Who knew someone so small could make you strive to be a better person?

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

[Day 15 - Some Style Inspiration for the Season]

I live in South Florida where the coldest weather is in late December/January. When I go out I am usually in leggings and a tunic. I love this combination because I HATE showing off my legs (and I'm the color of Casper). Here is some inspiration behind what I love wearing. They were all collected off of Pinterest!

So there you have it! Comfortable, classy, and stylish.

Monday, November 14, 2011

[Day 14: A Favorite Movie]

Howl's Moving Castle is very high up on my list. 

Sunday, November 13, 2011

[Day 13: Something I'm Proud Of]

My marriage. Sometimes it's rocky and sometimes it's great, but the fact of the matter is, we work with each other and try to see eye to eye. We are so lucky. We can lean on each other and tell each other when we're being assholes. It's refreshing because we see each other as an individual and not as two people who are now 1. I don't know where I would be without this silly, loving, sensitive man in my life. 

Saturday, November 12, 2011

[Day 12: Three Blogs I Can’t Get Enough Of]

First things first

So Fawned - She is an amazingly positive person to read (even when she is feeling down). Her daughter is adorable and her chickens rock! What else could you ask for from a  blog?

janeboston - She is crafty, adorable, and an awesome person in real life (and it also helps that she is my sister-in-law)

Noelle Aloud - She is very new to me (I just discovered her), but I have been going back and reading past posts and she is such a great writer. I really enjoy looking through her blog.

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Friday, November 11, 2011

[Day 11: Something I’ve Been Craving]

Small town living. Soon my friends. Soon

Photo Sources - 1,2, & 3

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Thursday, November 10, 2011

[Day 10: What I Love About My Job]

I hear this a lot, "I would never be able to work there. I couldn't be around all of the death and sick people. I would always feel bad for them."
If you've never worked with seniors then this is what people say when you tell them you work in a nursing home. Hell, I was there myself 5 years ago when my roommate at the time told me where he worked. I said those same words. Then, the opportunity arose for me to get a job there. I jumped at the chance because it was something different. I had started school 2 years earlier to become a teacher and the death of my father stopped me in my tracks and I was too busy afraid to go back to school.
I do "Therapeutic Recreation" which is a fancy word for someone who plays bingo, sings songs, and acts like a fool for seniors who are living in a nursing home setting. I started off on a psych/dementia unit doing stimulating activities (sorting, matching, sensory) doing arts and crafts, and playing trivia games. I now am in charge of activities on the short term (rehab) facility where people come in for broken hips. I love my job because it's a fantastic opportunity to listen to amazing stories. I love sitting and just talking with the resident. Where they've been, who they've met, their stories are fascinating. I work in a Jewish facility so I've learned so much about that religion, often celebrating the holidays with them.

I take groups of seniors shopping, out to eat, and to the movies.

It can be hard if you get particularly attached to a resident and they pass away (we are all guilty of it), but you move on.

Death is a part of life that you can't escape.

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