Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Autumn Walks and Rocket Launches

"Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower."
-Albert Camus
I've finally accepted that summer is over. I'm not sure if it was the constant presence of Robb's homework and my hospital shifts or the two inches of snow on my car that brought on this realization...but fall is here to stay and it is beautiful. We decided to take a short stroll around our block to take it all in.

Robb is in the Capstone year of his program and for his project a team of BYU ME students will enter a rocket in NASA's annual competition. The finished product will fly a mile high and contain some sort of science project inside. For practice, Robb and the gang made a rocket to enter in the UROC competition (I didn't get to go, but Robb took pictures for me).

I finished with orientation at the end of September and now I sprint around three shifts a week trying to keep up the veterans on the floor. It's the most worthwhile and stressful thing I have ever done. Lately I come home after a shift only to dream about nursing. My dream shifts are always harder than the real ones and I don't even get paid, so I decided I need to retire from my dream vocation and seek employment elsewhere. Any suggestions would be appreciated :)


  1. When I am dreaming about work, I try to go to my "happy" place--one of my favorite vacation memories. It works every time!

  2. Nice rocket, Robb! Wish we could have watched the launch!

  3. I dream about work, too! It's stressful never getting a break, right? I've tried to wind down really well after work, watch a sitcom, read a book, but I'm sorry to say that nothing has worked for me thus far :( So, when you figure out how to quit your "dream job" (haha), do a post on that too. I'd appreciate it!

  4. James dreams about interviewing all night, and I still dream about working at the MTC bookstore, and it's been over six years since I've worked there. When you figure it out, let us know.

    And, don't you just love Fall in Utah? The rocket launch looked fun. The boys would have loved it :)