Friday, March 27, 2009

Loving Starfish

I'm on a starfish kick lately. When I redecorated our living room I added starfish for a beachy theme. Since then I have been adding to my collection.

My most recent and favorite purchase has been a starfish necklace from Brighton, thank you to my mother-in-law for the gift card. There are really cute earrings to go with the necklace as well. I did not purchase them though because of my sensitive ears. Brighton said there was a trace of nickel in the earring so I was afraid they would irritate my ears. As I sit at home now, I am thinking maybe I would get them anyway and just paint clear nail polish on the backs of them. Hmmmm. I might have to run out and get them tomorrow.


Thursday, March 26, 2009

Doing Well

Well I am happy to report that I am adjusting well to my overnight shifts at work. My only issue is trying to figure out the best way to get sleep the day of my first night shift of the week. So far what seems to be working best is getting up early the day of my night shift, going to workout, then coming home to eat breakfast and going back to bed for a nap. I laid down for about four hours yesterday before going in to work, I think I might have slept for two of them. That seemed to give me enough energy to get through the evening. Thank you everyone for all you tips and support.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

One Minute Twenty-Five Seconds-Done!

I'm not even sure if Winston is chewing his food...

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I Won!

A fellow blogger, Grosgrain Lane, was giving away this car magnet, and I won! I rarely win anything. I can't wait to get it. As you can see by the photo below, my other magnet needs to be retired.

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Saturday, March 21, 2009

Hanky Panky

I've never tried the Hanky Panky brand of underwear, but I hear they are very comfortable. If you'd like to try them out for free, a fellow blogger is giving a few pairs away. Head on over to Tales of a Northern Belle to enter the contest.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The Night Shift

When I was looking for a job as a new nurse I knew there would be some sacrifices to make. One of them being working nights. I've never worked a full night shift before. The latest I've ever worked was till about 3am. I don't think I'll have any trouble staying awake, my worry is getting enough sleep the next day to go back to work that night. So to prepare myself I have purchased a few items I think will help me.

This is a herbal supplement that claims to reduce stress hormones to support the body's relaxation response.

We have French doors and two windows in our bedroom. That makes for a lot of light during the daytime hours. I've though about getting black out shades/curtains, but then what do you do with them during the day? So I thought I'd try wearing a sleeping mask. I ordered this one online and it came in the mail today. I am anxiously awaiting to try it.

If anyone has worked nights and has any tips they would like to share with me, please do. I'll take any advise I can get.
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Sunday, March 15, 2009

We're Still Alive

I can't believe it's been almost 3 weeks since my last post. We've been a busy Pug family. Most recently I am trying to keep my new Orchid plant alive. It's been only 2 days since I brought it home, so far so good. I re-potted the Orchid outside and Zoe thought she'd check it out.

We did a mini-photo shoot of the Pugs outside. They seem to photograph so much better in sun light.

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