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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Goodbye baby... baby goodbye

chair on porch-0030
(my parent's front porch)

This song instantly popped into my head when I thought of goodbyes.  I have yet to meet someone who doesn't appreciate Van Morrison's musical talent.

So once again we're hitting the road... tomorrow in fact.  Leaving early in the morning and heading out east with Burlington, Vermont being our first stop.  We will break up the trip with a stay over near Chicago and another near Bloomsburg, PA. (Maegan, are you reading this?):)

A lot of things have happened these past few weeks that have kind of put a kink in our original plan.  Finding a job has once again proven to be a more difficult task than expected.  I don't know how other travel nurses can deal with all the uncertainty that goes along with the job.  But I do know that it stresses me out!  With lots of prospects and NO interviews, we decided it might be best to start applying at the hospital in Duluth... just in case. We have been seriously considering staying in my parent's home while they're 'snowbirding' it down in Tucson this winter and snagging a job now would definitely solidify our decision.  We've been leaving our options open knowing that things happen for a reason.  Scott ended up having an interview today and another tomorrow before we leave town.  I think the universe is trying to tell us something. :)

So, with prospects of jobs here in MN., we've decided to take only a two week vacation instead of waiting for (what seems like an unlikely) travel position out east.  The uncertainty is becoming to unsettling (mostly for me) and I seem to have 'grown roots' since arriving here nearly a month ago.  Time sure did fly by but I realized how much I love it here.  There's no place like home.

With that being said, I'm going to close up the computer and get a good nights sleep, for tomorrow is going to be a long day.  If anyone out there has any ideas of where we should go or what we should see, feel free to leave a comment to let us know.

See you on the east coast!!  


  1. Yaaaayyyy!!! I will have the coffee ready! I'm so happy that you guys are figuring out what's best for your family!

  2. I hope the perfect fit comes quickly for you and your family. Have fun on your two week vacation to the east coast.

  3. I honestly don't know how you do it. I just chalk it up to your youth - that everything seems like a fun new adventure - but I can totally see how the uncertainty can wear on you. I know one thing - follow your gut, and everything will turn out just fine. Have a great trip - Niagara sounds like a great idea (is that even close?). We'll be there the first week of August - heading out to see my Mom in PA....

  4. smiling here because i just saw madelines fb post and immediately knew you flickr girl :))) remember me? my reality just eats my flickrtime but i still enjoy doing my picture work :) i so liked your posts here and wish you and your family much much more happy days!! hugs from germany! meike aka *thea

  5. Dear Barb, I just saw your lovely face and beautiful family at Maegan's. I wish you all the best as you go forward, whether that means rolling with the earth or planting roots. I love Van Morrison and tend to turn him up loud... a fact that makes my teen age daughter run for the tylenol....


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