Category: Life

New Career Direction

So. I’ve been unemployed for 4 months now. I search job postings diligently, and there’s just not a lot that I’m interested in applying for ($8/hr Kmart part-time cashier, anyone?) I’ve got mad skillz…the whole gamut of medical administrative experience (billing, insurance, transcription, scheduling, front and back office, database management, composing correspondence, terminology, medical-legal procedures, […]

Life

25 Random Facts About Me

1. I have an obsession with multi-colored striped socks. 2. I sometimes want to go to a concert so badly that I’ll buy the tickets and vow to eat Top Ramen and Mac & Cheese until I’ve made up the price of the concert. 3. I’ve always wanted someone to throw me a suprise birthday […]

Fun Life Me

Wednesday Weather Love Letter

Dear Rain,Despite the gloominess that many people associate with stormy skies, you make me happy. Love,Nicole When I went on my evening walk last night around 7:00 pm, it was 82 degrees but angry clouds threatened overhead. This morning around 5:30 am, I woke up to a tremendous storm. Thunder rumbled, lightning flashed, wind whipped, […]

Life

Just my luck…

Today I’ve got a job interview. I got the call at 5:30 pm yesterday for an interview just after lunchtime. It the first time I’ve planned to make my hair look really nice and wear full makeup in a few months. As I was getting all of my makeup out on the counter, I froze […]

Life

The Tayviator is Thirty

This is my Tayviator. That’s Taylor + Aviator, if you didn’t already figure it out. He turned 30 today, and I want to tell you some of the reasons I love him. He’s a good big brother…he’s the oldest of seven and he makes sure that all of his siblings feel important. He’s good with […]

Family Life

Nine Years of Adventure

Dear Rosie, Excitement and boredom. Joy and sadness. Change and adaptation. Hugs and kisses. Creativity and silliness. Independence and bravery. Fun and Culture. Travel and Home. Love and empathy. Childlike, yet mature. Seven moves, four states, lots of great food and countless people who love you. I’m so blessed that you’re mine. Please don’t grow […]

Family Fun Life

Catching Up

Is it September already?!? Thanks to all who wished me well in my recovery of pneumonia. I’m doing much better, and I’m almost back to normal. Just don’t mind me when I break out into spontaneous coughing fits. I took two trips to California in August. I attended my twin nieces’ first birthday party, spent […]

Life

Camarillo the Cali Camry

I’m really attached to my car. Last week, Camarillo the Cali Camry (Or Cami for short) hit 150,000 miles. I felt that it would be an opportune time to give an ode to my dear vehicle. We met in 2007 in Orange County. I’d been a Honda Girl who went to the lot originally scoping […]

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La Semaine Dernière

Celebrating Mary’s 19th Birthday with Melina and Mary at Boondocks! For the last 3+ years, I’ve lived outside of Utah. When I left, California immediately felt like my home…even though I spent 12 years in Utah and have regularly visited in that time. Michigan certainly didn’t feel like home, and I felt like I was […]

Life

Made It!

After four solid days of packing, and three solid days of driving, I’ve made it to the beautiful Wasatch Front. We traveled over 1900 miles through Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, and Utah. I’m feeling a bit road weary, so I’m glad to be stretched out on my parents’ couch. There’s still much […]

Life