Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Out Like a Lion, In Like a Lion

Strange title, yes, I agree and we'll get to that later.

I have fallen off the face of the blogging world. I have not blogged since April of 2014 and have been reading other blogs either. My excuse...... Nursing School! I knew it would be busy and I knew it would be hard, but UFF DA! Yep, I'm letting my Norwegian heritage show and I'm proud of it. So I have been on winter break since the middle of December and will be heading back to school on Monday. This week I started working on pocket med cards that I can carry with me on clinical days. I do truly love school and the crew in our semester is awesome.

You would think that being on break from school for a month would give me time to actually do some blogging?!?! Not so much. Which leads me into the title; Out Like a Lion, In Like a Lion.  We often hear something like this centered around March, but the end of the year?

Well, 2014 most definitely went out like a lion roaring away.  My 2001 Saturn (the first car I ever owned) with 237,000 miles took a dump and we needed to buy a new car.  Thankfully My brother-in-law had one that he was selling.  Yay!!! The pump on our wood boiler died and needed to be replaced. We needed by buy some propane (only used as back-up for the boiler), and the fan on our furnace left for vacation without us.  I discovered that our son has an irregular heart beat, which turned out to be benign and normal for some kids (Thanks God!) Then the truck took a dump.  So December has been a bit expensive even above and beyond Christmas and a bit scary.  It went out like a LION.

2015 hasn't been too bad, but we are in the deep freeze again here in Northern WI along with other parts of the Midwest. It isn't the coldest, but it is cold enough that the kids do not have school and it is too cold to kick them outside to play. We are filling the boiler more than normal and we have to keep thawing the chicken's water.  Life in our little corner.  Hope the lion decides to take a nap.