I woke up to the sound of my 3:15am alarm clock and hopped out of bed.
I did the usual - breakfast, coffee, boys - off to work.
My few steps into work that day were different.
It was my first day as a nurse.
ALONE as a nurse.
It was my first day off orientation.
As I walked into my unit, I had an overwhelming since of insecurity yet an odd feeling of confidence. Weird, I know.
I looked at my assignments for the day... four patients. Phew. Not bad.
Off I went on my nursing duties.
At one point, I was in a patient's room providing care. He had a procedure earlier in the day which required him to be on strict bed rest with a leg immobilizer and minimal ability of movement. He claimed he needed to use the urinal, but didn't know how he could alone. I offered help. I could tell in his crackling reply that he wanted to say no but he knew he couldn't do it alone.
While in the process of helping him, he questioned me...
A healthy, balanced recipe that takes longer to eat than it does to cook!
This used to be a go-to breakfast of mine. It's SO filling and leaves you satisfied for hours. I literally ate it every single day for close to a year. Needless to say, I got a wee bit tired of it. I recently brought it back in the rotation a couple weeks ago and I'm so glad I did.
Some of you have already seen this recipe before but since it got wiped clean from my database when I switched website companies, I thought I'd share it again.
Hope you like it as much as I do!
ps: the best part - the toppings are endless.
Egg White Protein Oatmeal
- 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
- 1 cup water
- cinnamon, to taste
- 1 stevia packet (or sweetener of choice)
- 1/2 cup liquid egg whites
- 2 tbsp. peanut butter (optional)
1. Add oats and water to small saucepan over high heat, stirring constantly.
2. Once the oats come to a boil, quickly add in the cinnamon, stevia and egg whites.
The weather was absolutely perfect and the atmosphere was even better.
They were highlighting their Refreshers and they had three cocktails involving the three different flavors.
We didn't get to the event until about an hour after it started and Betty Who was already rocking out so the bar was on hold. (Side note: Betty Who is amazing. The woman has a voice! I downloaded her newest album as soon as we left. Get it!)
Shortly after she stopped we found out we couldn't try the signature cocktails anymore so we grabbed some champagne and enjoyed the atmosphere.
The fine details were super cute.
They had a few hors d'oeuvres going around.
We tried a shrimp that was coated in quinoa and my frien...
Last week I attended the Drug Information Association (DIA) conference in Chicago.
I've discovered DIA is unknown to a lot of people. They appear to focus more on professionals in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device fields. However, you can earn continuing education (CE) credits if you're a nurse or possibly in another medical profession.
Considering I'll be graduating from nursing school in December, I was very excited and curious to find out as much information as I could. I was only able to attend one day, but the conference took place all week long. There were countless amounts of informational sessions you could attend, each having several additional subtopics.
I can see how this would be beneficial for large corporations covering multiple areas at once, but for me, several of the ones I was interested in were taking place at the same time so I had to pick and choose.
A week or so later, six miniature wine bottles showed up at my door step.
After you receive them, you register on their website. From there, you taste each and vote which one you like better, according to your personal tastes.
In the end, they create a wine profile of things you would or wouldn't like and then they ship you six full size bottles based off your profile. You have the chance to make adjustments before they get shipped.
A few weeks later and BAM..
**I've been waiting to post this because when I ordered, they had a special with an extra $10 off which is what made...