I Love Travel Nursing and You Can Too!

Once upon a time I was a burned out, disgruntled old hag who wouldn’t have recommended a nursing career to her worst enemy. Well, okay, I would like to see my worst enemy wipe poop from under a grown man’s testicles, so… maybe I would’ve. I left my last staff nurse position in 2015 and […]

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Greg Got a Job!

There’s a saying in our household: “Everything’s workin’ out Warcken.” And it typically does, even when we think it doesn’t, or won’t. Maybe we’re just incredibly fortunate (definitely true), or maybe we just have what Greg calls “PMAs”, or positive mental attitudes. Or maybe it’s both those things plus the fact that we’re delayed gratifiers. […]

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Status Update!

Annnnnnnd we’re back! For at least one post. lol jk. (hopefully) So much has changed since my last post in April! Of 2019. *face palm* But I feel justified in my absence as the most important change was the birth of our precious, (practically) perfect daughter. As the greatest human who’s ever lived, she’s kind […]

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Easy Changes We’ve Made to Decrease Our Environmental Impact

Everyone knows this is my favorite planet and I love to take good care of her. In 2017 my new year’s resolutions started including big ways to be more environmentally friendly. That year I gave up styrofoam and no, I haven’t had a delicious Sonic beverage since then. In 2018 I gave up resealable plastic […]

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How My Priorities Have Changed Since Getting Pregnant

Having gotten knocked up later in life, I can say with confidence I do not envy anyone younger than me bringing a baby into this world. It turns out I’m, like, a pregnancy champ, so I might be a bit biased. But I’m also mature, and content, and wealthy, and married to a great man, […]

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How We Achieved Southwest Companion Pass Status in 2019

Southwest Airlines and their branded credit cards offer an insane travel opportunity that make them worth their weight in gold. THE COMPANION PASS The Companion Pass stipulations per southwest.com “Companion Pass is the benefit that allows you to choose one person to fly with you, free of airline charges (does not include taxes and fees […]

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Why We Aren’t Finding Out the Sex of our Baby

Subtitle: And Why I Don’t Care To Know What You Think It Is   I’m sure it’s the same for every woman on the planet, but I always get two questions when someone finds out I’m pregnant: Q: When are you due? What are you having? A: None of your beeswax. None of your beeswax, […]

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2018 in Review and Goals for the New Year

  In spite of my not having worked the first three months of 2018 (against my will, for once), financially the Warckens crushed it last year. I didn’t start working until the first week of April, and just to show how much of a sugar mama I am, I made more in my first two […]

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Mother Earth Forgive Me… I’m Pregnant

I think of children as books, or dogs, or cars. There are plenty out there who need good homes, so why buy new? No sir, not me, I guarantee it I had a miscarriage two years ago (which you can read all about here) and I swore I’d never give pregnancy another go. I was […]

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Day Hiking Nevada’s Highest Mountain

  Nevada’s highest mountain, Boundary Peak, lies on its border with California in the White Mountains in the middle of the aptly named Boundary Peak Wilderness within Inyo National Forest. It’s elevation is 13,140 ft, depending on where you look, and it’s one of the more challenging peaks we’ve summitted so far. Not just physically, […]

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