Saturday, August 31, 2013

A New Chapter

As a little girl I dreamt of becoming a doctor, a surgeon actually.
Perhaps, Trapper John MD might have had a little influence on my desire.
Do you remember that tv show?
I was in love with it growing up.

Sometimes as life goes though, another path finds us.
It's neither good nor bad, it's just life.

A certain path found me.
I became a wife and a mother.
Things that I wouldn't change for the world.
I love being a mom.
 It's a busy non stop job, but as you see your children grow, mature and become individuals, 
it makes your heart so full.

I've come to the point now where my children are grown enough that they don't need me 
24/7 for all the things they did when they were little.

While I may be a little old to start becoming a surgeon at my age, 
I'm certainly not to old to follow through on a dream.
An opportunity presented itself earlier this year for me to test and interview for a surgical tech program.
I figured why not give it a go.

Guess what?
I got accepted!!
I was in disbelief when the letter came in the mail, 
super excited but a little in shock.

This has been an emotional week as I said goodbye to my job with our local school district
where I've worked for many years. 
Saying goodbye to coworkers you've seen everyday for years was an odd feeling.
Those final hugs from my little munchkins, even harder.

Though bittersweet, I know that great things are to come.
I will be in school full time for the next year, and then there will be clinicals.
I'm sure my brain power is going to be tested to it's max as we study; 
anatomy, micro biology and pharmacology.
We need to learn over 400 types of instruments that are used in the operating room!
When the surgeon says "scalpel", you sure as heck better know what he's talking about!!

I won't be having too many complicated recipes to share here as my nose
 will likely be buried in a medical textbook instead of a recipe book!

As I settle into a routine of school, homework and my regular family life, 
my posts might be a little few and far between, but I'll still be around.

I'm excited to start this new chapter. 
I hope that you'll follow along on the journey with me.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Power & Free

I love a clean house!
Who doesn't right?
Sometimes though finding the time and the right product to do a really good job can be a challenge.

So when I was asked to try out Lysol's new Power & Free line of cleaners,
I jumped at the chance to give them a try.  
I've always trusted Lysol products so I was eager to try out their newest line.

Lysol® Power & Free is a new cleaning formula that uses Hydrogen Peroxide to release thousands of microbubbles to penetrate and dissolve tough stains for a powerful clean without the harshness of bleach. 

According to Lysol: 
The Power & Free line kills 99.9% of viruses & bacteria
 and can be used on a variety of surfaces.
There is no bleach harshness and it leaves a fresh clean scent.

I was sent a container of the Lysol® Power & Free Multi-Purpose Wipes

They clean really well!
I love them for a quick clean up on the refrigerator door and handles or 
that splashed over spaghetti sauce on the stove.

We have a white laminate top desk in our kitchen area, and you can imagine 
with teenagers how dirty that can get!
These wipes instantly dissolve the dirt and in no time it's shiny and clean again.

I will say that while there is no "bleach" smell, they do have a rather strong scent.
It's not overpowering, and it does fade away fairly quickly, 
but if you are sensitive to cleaning smells, it's something to keep in mind.

I was also sent a bottle of the Multi-Purpose Cleaner in the Citrus scent.

The cleaner works great.  
I used it in my kitchen for cleaning the white porcelain sink and faucet,
 and it does a great job.
I also tried it in the bathrooms and was really impressed with the cleaning power.
The scent of the Muti-Purpose Cleaner is much lighter than the wipes.

Overall, I was very impressed with the Power & Free line of products,
 and they are definitely something that I would purchase.

It's a quality product from a company name that I trust, and they work great!

Have you tried Lysol's new Power & Free line of products yet?

I received samples of Lysol Power & Free to try out as part of a BzzAgent campaign.
Any opinions expressed are entirely my own.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Wordless Wednesday

Freshly sharpened pencils.
New backpacks.
Shiny new tennis shoes.

It's the First Day of School!!

Happy Wednesday!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013


I've been missing in action a little lately, but with good cause!
My husband and I managed to squeeze in a little Central California Coast getaway, 
before the rush of back to school and work are upon us.

What a time we had!
A little wine tasting, fantastic food, gorgeous scenery...we even got to go goat cheese tasting,
 and feed the goats on the farm!

And then we decided to get our brave on and go zip lining!
What a blast!!
The scenery was breathtaking zipping almost 100 feet above the ground.
You get to soar over the majestic oaks on Santa Margarita Ranch.
We saw deer and eagles, it was an awesome day.

was outstanding and if you're ever in the area, 
I'd highly recommend spending a day with them. 

Summer vacation is drawing to a close for us here in the West.  
School starts up next week.
There's always something a little bittersweet about saying goodbye to the summer holiday, 
but it also means new and exciting things are just up ahead.

Here's to Summer and all it's wonder!!


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