Monday, September 10, 2012

New Beginnings

Ever since I graduated from college, I have wanted to attend graduate school to receive my master's degree. Throughout my career as a nurse, I have had many roles, each with its own specialty degree offering.  They all sounded tempting, but none of them stuck with me as something for the long term.  I have finally taken my plunge and after much, much, much research, (did I mention that I really researched this decision?), I have chosen my program and my school.
Anyone that knows me really well knows that I agonize over decision making.  I rarely make spur of the moment decisions.  Everything is researched to the nth degree.  We don't even buy household items without me checking ratings first.  My DH has laughingly adapted to this.  Thankfully.  Even after all that planning and researching, I continue to second guess the decision.  There is probably some syndrome name for me.  Yes, I think it mirrors perfectionism.  :)
I am starting with just one class since it has been over two decades since I graduated from college.  I need to get my feet wet first.
Excited and scared to death.  Just the beginning of a new journey for me.  Moving right along....  :)

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Box Elder Madness

Awhile back we had groupings of box elders.  I haven't ever seen them like this before.  Not sure why some look different that the usual box elder bugs.
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Busy picking day today!  There is canning in my future.
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I saw this while picking tomatoes.  Fungi are fascinating to me.  I think all of our recent rains after all of the drought has caused them to sprout.

Fun picture of the underside
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Out with the with the window

Another post of improvements.  This time on the house...not the garden.

Jackhammering out the old concrete steps.

The concrete was totally solid...

Removing the old door

Open air access

The new window.  No more drafty old door.
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