Happy Belated New Year!

001I know, I know it’s January 18th and I’m a little late for a Happy New Year.  The past couple of weeks have been a whirlwind.  My family and I decided to drive from New York to Florida over the ten-day Christmas/New Year break: me, my husband, our three kids, and the dog.  After a treacherous 12 hour ride (that should have taken 8) over the mountains of Pennsylvania through the middle of a blizzard/ice storm, followed by a slow ride through thick fog, into lonely, dark, back woods, country roads, we made it to our first destination, Virginia.  This was our drop spot for the dog, who was to take her own vacation with my husband’s uncle and his two dogs. ( It’s still a toss up as to who had the better vacation.)

As for the kids, it wouldn’t be a trip to Florida if we didn’t hit some sort of amusement park; amusing for them, nauseating for me.  I happily spent the time with my five-year old, (who was too short for the big coasters), wandering around the Sesame play area of Busch Gardens.  I even managed to stomach the Grover Express, a kiddie roller coaster, that in my opinion, was way too fast and scary for me the little ones.  We spent a great week visiting with family and enjoying the sunshine, when sadly it was time to head home.

Our ride home was far less eventful.  We picked up our pooch, and made it back to New York where we were greeted by a blanket of snow and a frosting of ice.  Gotta love the winter!

We weren’t home a week, when two of my three kids came down with strep throat, and I have been playing nurse maid ever since.  It’s been sleepless nights, and countless doses of medicine; just in time to prepare me for my return to the night shift.  Yes, the night shift.  I’m going back to work in the ICU part-time on the night shift (it’s all that’s available for now).  I’m also going back to school.  So 2013 is going to be a very busy year for me.

On that note, I plan on reposting a few of my articles, (with permission of course), that I had written for a website known as In The Powder Roomhttp://inthepowderroom.com I need a bit of time to catch up on the new posts I want to write, and I have a feeling I’m going to be a bit busy with school, work, family, and life in general.  So until I’m able to juggle it all, and figure it out, that’s my plan and I’m sticking to it.

I hope everyone who reads this had a great holiday season, is not too devastated by the flu, and has a wonderful 2013 to look forward to.

Happy New Year!!

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