To all the women…

A thought occured to me today…. a lot of women don’t know their worth, myself included. I don’t know what it is about women where we give and give and don’t take in as much as we deserve. We also stay in dead-end relationships where the guy isn’t worthy of our love. We settle when there’s no reason to. We make do when making do isn’t necessary.

My fellow woman kind, you are worth more than the stars in the sky, the sand in the ocean and the water in the sea. Know your worth, set expectations, live your life to the fullest and always aim for the best because you deserve it. If you find it hard to realize your worth, realize this:

You are worthy of everything great that life has to offer
You deserve trust, honesty and respect from your significant other
You are deserving of being told you are beautiful

You are worthy of being treated fairly and without discrimination
You deserve true happiness and peace of mind
You deserve to love and accept your body for what it is

You are worthy of the best in life without settling
You deserve to be appreciated for who you are
You are deserving of independence and freedom

You deserve to never be treated unkindly or physically abused
You deserve to leave if you should find yourself in a bad relationship
You are worthy of seeking carnal pleasures without being labeled a slut

You are deserving of being spoiled and pampered from time to time
You are worthy of being told you are sexy
You are deserving of Friday nights in where you dance in your undies

Most of all, you are worthy of love and romance!

** I had found this quite some time ago and posted it to my Facebook. It’s beautiful, so I reposted.  Not only do men need to read and learn this, but women also need to remind themselves: YOU ARE WORTHY. ❤

♔ Kimmie.L


Calendar Year 2012 / Teaching / Office Space

Illness, injury, love, lost moments of true greatness, and sheer stupidity
all occur to test the limits of your soul.
Without these small tests,
whatever they may be..
life would be like a smoothly paved, straight, flat road to nowhere.

It would be safe and comfortable,
but dull and utterly pointless.

As per my last post, I can’t help but apologize yet again.  I was doing so well posting, then the Holidays happened… I VOW to you guys that I won’t slip up again, promise!! If I believed in making New Years Resolutions, I’d make this one. But I don’t. So you’ll simply have to take my word for it.

This is probably going to sound like the oddest thing ever, but since getting back home from the holiday madness at my parents on December 27 and working JUST two night shifts the overwhelming exhaustion is a little intense.  I mean, it was only TWO night shifts. No day shifts before. No shifts after. It could be the stress/anxiety/excitement over what lies in 2012.  As I mentioned, I had an interview for ICU after my second night shift (would have been yesterday morning), but the CCU Manager had to reschedule… and the only convenient day for me was January 6th (next Friday; 1pm).  So lovies, wish me luck! 🙂

I’m starting to get ready to teach my 2nd year BScN students (I have orientation at the school January 5).  Yesterday I went to Staples and was really only there to buy more pens (I’ll be the first to admit I am a nerd/OCD when it comes to organization and going to Staples is the cherry ontop).  However, I perused over to the printers/copiers/scanners/faxers section and was quickly greeted by an overly friendly salesguy.  I think I was impressed by his extensive knowledge and all the numbers he threw at me regarding “cost per printed pages” in relation to colour/no colour/type of paper/cost of printer/cost of toners.  I found myself walking out of the store with him with my LONG receipt in hand, and him putting the boxes and bag in the back of my vehicle.  I was still in a daze when I got home to be honest.  He was a smooth salesman, clearly.  I now have a fancy dancy printer machine thingie.

What comes next? I am really wanting a nice desk for our ‘office’ (really just a neglected room at the moment, that my sister stores her mini trampoline in and utilizes occasionally).  Pictures to follow.  I apologize in advance. I thought I had taken good quality pictures of the office when we first moved in, but like I said, it’s clearly an afterthought.

Thinking a simple, clean line desk, and a really pretty patterned cozy chair.  No office swirly chairs. UGG-LEEEE.

♔ Kimmie.L


Sorry for the lack of postage lately. I’m home visiting my parents and have been here since the 22nd. Time is flying by, as it always does when you’re having a blast. Heading back “home home” tomorrow as I work night shift 27 & 28, followed by my interview with ICU the morning after my second night shift.

Also, I have some really exciting news that I will share with you soon. I’m not used to typing on Kermit (my iPad2). Hope you all are enjoying this WHITE Holiday season after all 🙂 xo

Ode’ to Odis

Here’s my ‘first born’ kidlet, Odis! He holds a special place in my heart; I adopted him before I moved away and we spent a few months together before I got Oscar (the grey one in the previous post).  He’s camera shy 😛


Lifes challenges are not supposed to paralyze you; they’re supposed to help you discover who you are.
– Bernice Johnson Reagon

The Best Things in Life:

  • Accidentally overhearing someone say something nice about you.
  • Waking up and realizing you still have a few hours left to sleep.
  • First kisses.
  • Making new friends and spending time with the old ones.
  • Singing in the bathroom while getting ready.
  • Singing in the car.
  • Sweet dreams.
  • Making brownies and cookies.
  • Holding hands with someone you care about.
  • Watching a sunset.
  • Sleeping in.
  • Late night drives.
  • Taking long, hot showers.
  • Starbucks.
  • Knowing that somebody misses you.
  • Laughing so hard your face hurts.
  • A special glance.
  • Lying in bed listening to the rain outside.
  • Finding a $20 bill in your coat from last winter.
  • Laughing for absolutely not reason at all.
  • Having someone play with your hair.
  • Road trips with friends.
  • Watching the expression on someone’s face as they open a much-desired gift from you.
  • Having friends you know you can cry on or talk to about your deepest problems.
  • Naps.

What is on your list?

Happenings & Things

“Sometimes the things you want the most don’t happen and what you least expect happens. I don’t know, you meet thousands of people and none of them really touch you. And then you meet one person and your life is changed forever.”

Love and Other Drugs

A few updates:

  • I got a call for an interview for a full-time posting in ICU – the morning of December 29 after my two night shifts.  The clinical manager sounded very sincere and was accommodating with potential times for the interview. “I don’t want you to have to come in on your day off AND have to fight parking” 🙂 It gives me a tad bit of time to “prepare”.  Any tips? A good friend just started working the unit and says the clinical manager makes you feel very comfortable and not intimidated at all. Being a Virgo, I can’t help but write notes and think about potential questions she may ask! Doesn’t hurt to be OVER prepared.
  • I’m absolutely dreading this lack of snow. Sincerely, if I wanted to have a green Christmas, I’d have gone on vacation to some remote tropical location.  Christmas just isn’t the same without SNOW! Which brings me to my next point ….
  • 3 days (since it’s almost midnight) until I get to head home to my parents for Christmas! I work day shift December 21 and 22, and then I am packing Albie (my SUV; he’s white… albino…. , yeah) up and hitting the highway the next morning! Big plans for that same day: wrap a few gifts, make a trip to LCBO, meet up with Jules to head across the ditch to shop and go for dinner/drinks. SUPER excited, can you tell?! It truly gives me motivation; it’s something to look forward to.
  • I find myself in a different type of mood….  Definitely not a bad thing. ♥

I did quite a bit of shopping today — headed to Winners and a few various stores to check out the selection. My main reason for going out to shop was to find a new filter for my Tassimo.  No bueno, did not find any authorized resellers here that had it.  However, I did manage to find 4 very cute shirts, a pair of comfy jeans, and (another) cute new winter coat.  Typical.  I end up purchasing things I never had any intention to even look for.  I was relieved that traffic was not as horrible as I had prepared myself to face.  Mind you, it was 1pm on a Monday!

I got home shortly after 4pm, and went to check emails

when I plug in my macbook to realize the charger isn’t lighting up. I plug it into a different outlet hoping it’s just that. Nope.

Check the cord: little tiny teeth marks.  Seemingly not enough to fffk it up enough to not charge.  WRONG. *sigh*.  Karma, as the little terrorist (Oscar, my one cat) had chewed my sisters macbook cord the other week. Off to Best Buy I went to buy a newcord. $100.  Maybe I should take that money out of his organic holistic kibble funds.  Instead- I figured why not go to Pet Smart to buy more as I’m running low.  Spoiled little sh*t. I always threaten to bring him back to the ‘pound’ where I adopted him from as a kitten, and he just sits there looking up at me innocently.  I’m weak, lol.

Just for fun, here’s Odis as well (the black one):

Even though I am full of energy for some odd reason (night shift, no matter how many days it’s been since one, still messes with my system), I’m going to relax in bed.  Amanda and I are going to Tutti Frutti for brunch tomorrow 🙂 Fantastic. x