Thursday, February 05, 2009

A Life worth Living

This is my layout inspired by One Little Word's challenge ... LIVING. I used the new Photogenic kit (a collaboration by Audrey Neal and Paislee press ... you can get it here.) The journalling reads: 2009. A year with new challenges and new adventures. I’ve gone back to work in ER ... to get enough nursing practice hours to keep my licence and also to make some money to reach our goal of being debt free. Because of this ... Matt and I haven’t had much time together lately . So, every now and again, we load up our skis and spend a few hours haning fun and reconnecting. It is good. Life is so good. So thankful for my life. So thankful for my husband. So thankful for my boys. This is the life I always dreamed of. A life worth living.

Some things I'm grateful for today:
1. That I passed ACLS this week. ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) is an important course I took for work on Monday and Tuesday. Although I have taken this course 4 times now, I certainly got a little test anxiety ...
2. That there are good courses to take (like ACLS) to help me be a better nurse. I was so glad to have taken the course because I certainly used the knowledge I learned last night at work. It was stressful and busy last night ... having that knowledge and skills made me feel more confident in my decision making and in caring for my patients.
3. For my life. Such awful things happen in this world. I was so glad to come home to a peaceful house ... with those that I love the most.
4. For God. For His love. For the good life He has given me.
5. For art. I'm taking Wilna Fursteinberg's He(art) class right now ... learning so much.
6. For my sister Kara. Hope you had a wonderful birthday ... I love you.

A yummy recipe for cheese dip:

250 gm (8 oz) spreadable cream cheese
1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
1/2 cup grated mozzarella cheese
1 cup mayonnaise
1 tsp Epicure Cheese Chives and Bacon Dip Mix
1 tsp Epicure Lemon Dilly Dip Mix
1 tsp Epicure Three Onion Dip Mix

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine all in gredients in an oven safe dish until well blended. Place in oven for 20-30 minutes or until heated through. Serve with bread, crackers or chips.

(I usually half the recipe if it's just for our family ... and I actually put about 2 tsp of each of the spices for a half batch.) This recipe has been a hit everytime I made it.


Sara said...

Wow that sounds soooo delicious!

I've looked everywhere for these products, where can I find them??

ps. I love your designs!

Ronda P. said...

beautiful layout! You are so great at being grateful...a constant reminder for me!

Melissa said...

that sounds yummy!
And yeah for passing your test! when can we chat again?

Cheryl Wray said...

That layout is gorgeous!!!

And, mmmm, that recipe sounds great. My family would love it, I think!

caro said...

a WARM dip ! that's something new for me - must try it, especially now that boychild eats cauliflower.
Congrats on the cardiac course - is that like a CPR upgrade? it's awesome that you can handle these situations. Hugs.

SO glad you on the he(art) class too. I have one project done, but am up early today to sneak some more through???

Tannis said...

I looove this epicure dips! yummy! So glad to see all that is going on with you and Ronda is right, you always remind us to be grateful for the little things:)


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