Sunday, January 29, 2012

Goals revisted

Magnet chat
        -remember my recent goals chat??
I said I wanted to become more of a professional. I work in a large teaching hospital, one of the top ten hospitals in the nation, we are a magnet hospital and are currently going through the recertification process. It would make for a very long post if I got into the details lol. Anyways, back to my goal.  I needed to join and actively participate in the various committees at work. I come in one day and was scheduled to attend one of my meetings. I go and sit quietly didn't say a word. I left feeling like the other members probably felt i was "less than' Later in the week, I get an email that the magnet appraisers will be meeting with my committee. I volunteer to meet with them! I am excited and nervous all at once. I know I can speak to the things we have done on my unit, but I have a hard time with public speaking. My manager and coworkers seem to think I can handle it, so if they see potential...why cant I? Well the meeting is 2/7 so we will see how that goes. Back to the point of this cool is it that this opportunity was basically handed to me? Next on  my list, is to work on speaking at my committee meetings. I remember when I was in school I said I would always work on professional development. I wanted to attend conferences, continue reading and learning. Well, I have been out of school for 3 years and I haven't done anything *extra. I am basically a mediocre  nurse at a top ten magnet hospital! WHat is wrong with me? I really need to get it together lol. I plan on applying for advancement and getting my CPAN certification within one year. I have also been looking at completing my masters degree. I need to be more than just average, even though there really isn't anything wrong with me professionally. I however, want to stand out because after all... I am fabulous lol

Thursday, January 19, 2012

To retwist or to not retwist......

That is the question lol. My last retwist was the week before Christmas. Then, I promised myself I would try to retwist every 2 weeks so it wouldn't be so much work when it's time to do so. But here we are at almost a month and I still don't feel like retwisting. Don't get me wrong I love a fresh retwist but can't stand the time an effort required lol.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Meatball Makeover

The title of this post comes from my main man george lol. Anyways, I found this recipe a month ago or so using my flipboard app. I knew it would come in handy one day. it was very simple to make and was very good to eat. I made it for my friends dinner party. Now this post is called meatball makeover because I needed to dress these bad boys up because originally they just looked like "meatballs in a bowl" lol it looked like it was my leftover dinner, not like a party food. I simply added some tooth picks and garnished with basil. Below are pics and the recipe

over a week!

since my last post????? I am ashamed, I can't even remember what I have been doing lol. Not much has been going on with the hair, I washed it last week and did a braid out. I can really see that my hair is growing. I am in need of a retwist but haven't really felt like doing it. Maybe next weekend.

I have also tried a few recipes over the last week or so. I will type and share those. I made a potato rosemary soup, spicy meatballs, and a banana cake. I have become obsessed with the recipes on my flipboard app and have tried at least one new recipe a week.

Lastly, another reason for my absence is the fact that for the past 2 weeks i worked 3 12hr days in a row! Suprisngly Im not even that tired lol

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Years!

No new years would be complete without making black eyed peas, lol. I usually make them the way my mother has always done (with smoked turkey), but a combination of factors kept me from doing this: i had no meat and didn't feel like going to the store
i wanted to try something *healthier
i wanted to try something different
allrecipes emailed some great ideas, so I couldnt resist lol

Heres what I used
-2 cups black eyed peas
16oz can stewed tomatoes
6 garlic cloves (i like garlic)
half of a small onion
chilli powder, cumin, cajun seasoning, and pepper
1 packet of chicken broth seasoning (thats all i had)

This came out fabulous!!!! I would show an after pic but its not pretty lol.