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Patti's Grace Notes
Seattle, Washington
Patricia Grace - A would-be author in nurse educator's clothing~
Interests: yoga, tennis, dancing, naps, spas, reading, writing, meditation, pine cones, road trips, boutique hotels, the ballet, piano playing (although badly) window seats, nurturing my family and friends (aka nurse), mentoring students, puttering, non-serious gardening as in flower pots (refer to puttering), my dog Scout and parrot Baby, down-hill skiing, walking like i mean it, rosaries, cloud formations, people watching/interacting, stones of the river bed variety that skip especially well, color books and crayons, lady bugs, row boats, sparkly things, anything chocolate (except insects), being spoiled rotten, spoiling my loved ones just to the ripe point, old movies and snapshots, big band music (well almost all music), our cabin, nooks and crannies, anything icy winter sky blue, accomplishing things as in crossing them off the list, gab (my book club of 10 yrs, surprising myself (especially now) and a couple of other things....
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I'm gonna let it shine....well, I'm going to really try.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2018 at Patti's Grace Notes
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I am offline right now and attempting to write a post poolside at the Marco Polo Hotel in in Korcula Croatia. (everything is named "Marco Polo here...clearly a favorite son. It's easy to stumble into the wrong hotel...which I promptly did. "Excuse me, what time does the pool close?" (Thickly accented lady at the front desk), "What swimming pool...we don't have swimming pool, you must belong next door." Me with American accent, "oops" This is kind of like writing in the middle of the night with the lights off or blindfolded, but hey...I may even do better than when I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2017 at Patti's Grace Notes
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I'm sleeping in a castle! I knew I was meant to be royalty. Wifi is pretty rough and spotty so I don't know when I'll get this posted, but I'll be ready when the time is right. I know, first world problems. We've been traveling through Slovenia for a couple of days now I just don't have the words to describe the sights and the beauty. Maybe I could find them with a bit more effort but to be honest, I'm exhausted. There is no moss growing under our heels, as the saying goes and I am not above dropping... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2017 at Patti's Grace Notes
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I never know what will transpire as I sit to write. Each environment is different as I travel and since I am so affected by my surroundings it's always a crapshoot. ....that and I've had one Negroni (Compari, gin, vodka, orange slices) and a local Slovenian beer(Union), so I can't be held completely responsible. -leaving Trieste My little band of warriors made it here to the beautiful city of Ljubljana yesterday. I'm so proud of us! We took the bus from Trieste and you would have thought we were boarding the Lunar shuttle, our preparation was so complete. The days... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2017 at Patti's Grace Notes
Posted Sep 9, 2017 at Patti's Grace Notes
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I have an apron with my name on it....a specially made cookbook just for me and 14 friends -let the games begin! Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2017 at Patti's Grace Notes
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I wasn't going to post again so soon, but it was such an exciting day that I decided to share some of it - so here I am on my toy keyboard again. I am going to try and make this quick since we have a big day tomorrow and it's almost 1a. I still haven't caught up. Shortly after I signed off last night I heard the comforting patter of a nice solid rain. It had been humid all day and sure enough when I opened my heavy shutters (I am not kidding) down it came. Then the sky... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2017 at Patti's Grace Notes
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I have a few confessions to make from the outset: 1-I haven't blogged in a while. New technological challenges. 2-I am using a new key board with my mini IPad and I'm quite sure it was made for Barbie dolls. 3-I am on foreign wifi 4-I've been up for over 32 hr 5-I am not going to proofread 6-I am more than a little tipsy 7-I am breaking a cardinal rule of not texting, fbing, or blogging when the status is more than one of the above. I am going to try to make this short...I have GOT to get... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2017 at Patti's Grace Notes
Buon Viaggo!!!! Thanks to my house sitters!! Gracie Mille! Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2017 at Patti's Grace Notes
...it's a new season Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2017 at Patti's Grace Notes
(originally published Dec 16, 2015) Well….this is it – my last official day. It feels….ok. Maybe that’s because I’ve already agreed to help orient the new students for a couple of days in the beginning of winter quarter. It’s not easy to say “no” and I think I knew that the beginning of the new year my assistance might be requested. I’d like to think that it’s because I’m not that easy to replace, but that’s not exactly true…….not precisely…. SO as a safeguard I made some plans very soon following the holidays….but still I held out a little….knowing, thinking…..hoping... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2017 at Patti's Grace Notes
Haven't been there-haven't done that. Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2017 at Patti's Grace Notes
(Originally published in November, 2015 as I approached my retirement date of Jan 1st. Bear with me here as I archive a couple of posts from my defunct site) I am a PROcrastinator….not an amatuer-crastinator. I know I am not alone. I am so passionate about this that I even procrastinate about procrastinating – I had to go to bed last night before finishing this post. What I SHOULD be doing is the final evaluations of each of my students and preparing for their end-of-the quarter conferences that I’ve scheduled for right after Thanksgiving. This happens every quarter (ok, a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2017 at Patti's Grace Notes
(This was originally written in November of 2015 as I prepared to retire. I had planned to start a new blog site, but worried about the archiving of my former journey. I've decided to merge the two...trying to keep things simple - what a concept! This is mostly for me, so who the heck cares?! Right?) My beloved, late-husband (what a stupid term…if he is just tardy then I’ve had a very long wait and he has a lot of explaining to do.) died just over five years ago. I wrote a blog during the last part of his illness,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2017 at Patti's Grace Notes
Hey, I say whatever works .....each to his/her own elf be true!
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Sheesh!! Thankfully you are ok....still not sure what all that was...are you? ....don't worry abut cussing and that "God Stuff" all in the same line....I do it too - and I'm pretty sure s/he doesn't mind. u/p
Toggle Commented Apr 26, 2015 on In a moment at Nathalie's Notes
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SO honest - but even when you didn't think you were - you were. Ah-h-h life. If we're lucky we learn some things and move forward with a renewed sense of self, but all in all we must remember that it's only life....we get through it one step at a time and if we're lucky, holding someone's hand. You are beautiful inside and out. Always were, always will be. You love and are so loved....that's all you need. I love you - u/p
Toggle Commented Aug 22, 2014 on Is my bulimia showing? at Nathalie's Notes
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Enjoyed every word. Warrior on Sista! u/p
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OmG...I am totally with you on ALL of the above - especially the forced affection. On the receiving end I always stand up for the kid. Of course I got a knot in my tum tum while reading this, as a grandmom to be any second...and I'll for sure will pass all of it on to Bianca. i think I will just wait until she gets through the whole delivery thing. xxxu/p
Toggle Commented Apr 7, 2014 on Let their gut be their guide at Nathalie's Notes
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You clearly have your priorities straight! Love you~
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Love you, be well. u/p
Toggle Commented Aug 6, 2013 on Post-concussion update at Nathalie's Notes
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So proud of you and all you do, my girl! xxx u/p
Toggle Commented Jun 23, 2013 on Summer fun and other news at Nathalie's Notes
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Posted Feb 5, 2013 at Patti's Grace Notes