It seriously pains me to see that is it almost the middle of March! Where has this year gone so quickly?! Life has been so hectic the last few days, sadly almost routine like. My husband has been out of town, so it seems like this week has blurred right through my mind. Work. Eat. Sleep. Work. Maybe the gym. Homework. Sleep some more. Work some more. You get it. I'll be so glad when I finish school in August and have a little bit more free time on my hands. Maybe I'll actually know what day it is! 

St. Patrick's Day was a special day to our family not just because we're Irish but because it was also one of our pup's birthdays. And being the dog obsessed mom I am, that is a special day indeed! 

Cash 'Moo' Morgan was born on March 17th, 2011 and we welcomed him into our family when he was just six weeks old. Shortly after I moved to AZ where my husband was stationed, I began to have puppy fever. Jimmy and I searched high and low through ads looking for the most perfect breed! After finding an advertisement for 'Border Collies', we decided to go check them out for ourselves. When we arrived at the address, a lady who didn't speak a word of English motioned us to her backyard. What I thought was a bunch of trash laying on the ground was actually a dark blanket full with about ten or so teeny, tiny puppies! We were immediately happy to rescue one from the hot heat, in fact I wanted them all! Jimmy of course stated we needed the 'most active one' (mannn, did we regret that choice in Cash's early years). And after paying the lady $20, we took our little black fur ball home; he's been my first born ever since! 

Turns out Cash wasn't a Border Collie like he was advertised. Our vet believed he's a mixture of black German Shepherd and Chow because of the dark spots on his tongue and his sharp facial structure. He's grown into a hefty dog weighing over 100 lbs. He enjoys shredding paper and eating anything he can get his paws on (note the flip flop above). Cash's unique qualities include biting his own paw nails when they get too long - which makes me happy as I don't have to fight to clip them. He's turned into such a handsome lad and only takes up half of our king size bed with love.  💙

While I wasn't out celebrating with the Irish, I was handling business as usual at the ER. We have a group of rooms set aside for patients who need a higher acuity of care. St. Patrick's Day just so happened to be the first night I was assigned those rooms. To say the least, I saw my fair share of drugs and alcohol. And since it was from a nursing point of view, it was quite the learning experience for me. 😷 I also had my first encounter with burns. Thankfully, they were manageable and the patient turned out to be just fine. I can still smell the singe and the smokey aroma. Is it too out of line to say that I was craving BBQ for the rest of my shift?! 

I do work mid day so most nights I don't leave work until around 3AM. Most people would scrunch their nose at these hours but I throughly enjoy them. Gone are the days that I have to wake up at 6AM - and being such a pleasant, morning person (enter sarcasm here), I am happy to take my sweet time starting my day a little later than most. Though sometimes when I am finished my shift and I'm driving home I am WIDE AWAKE! This was definitely the case this morning.

Even though my feet were achy and my legs throbbed, I could not sleep.  I decided a bath might help ease my mood. I could relax and hopefully find some peace. I mean honestly, when do you ever get a chance to take a bath at 3AM? YOLO. 

One of the key selling points when buying our house was our giant soaker tub in the master bathroom. I fell in love with it and have lived in it pretty much ever since! I am a bath-a-holic, the bigger the bubbles the better. I have a collection of different bubble baths, soaps, bath bombs, and oils hidden under the sink like a true addict. Its satisfying to mix and match different scents and take it all in without a care in the world. Pair it with a candle, or two, perhaps even three and its a recipe for perfection! 

As far as the rest of the weekend goes, I'm spending it with family because I don't have to go back to work til Tuesday! We're going to have a belated St. Patrick's Day dinner at my parents. My mom always cooks corn beef and cabbage with red potatoes. Jimmy and my dad will be home too so it will be nice to spend the day with them and the rest of the fam-bam. Also, Spring Break is officially in session as of this morning! A nice seven day hiatus from discussion postings, homework and group projects is just want I needed. 😊 Hallelujah! 

I hope this finds everyone well and that you're enjoying your weekend as much as I plan too! 

*Disclaimer - I would never release any private information regarding the patients that I care for due to the HIPPA privacy rule and the respect that I have for patient care/my career as a registered nurse. I will/would never respond to anyone inquiring for such information or personal details. I am also in no way, shape or form affiliated or being paid to advertise products that I display on my blog unless I state otherwise. I enjoy said products and my opinions are in fact my own. Thank you! 

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