WIAW #31

Happy Wednesday Friends! I hope you are all having a wonderful week. I mentioned last week that my job situation has been up in the air lately. I decided that I needed to have a schedule with guaranteed hours and unfortunately this current job could no longer offer that. I made the decision last week to accept a 12 week travel nurse assignment in Dallas Texas which starts in a few weeks. While it is the right decision for my career at this point I am sad to be leaving Phoenix. I have never been to Dallas or Texas at all. I would love any Texas or Dallas recommendations if you have them!

Last weekend I went to a local Vegetarian Food Festival that was held in Scottsdale. One of the exhibitors was The Pomegranate Cafe. I had never heard of them before. I stopped by for lunch on Saturday and had a veggie filled collard green wrap. It was packed with veggies and had a tangy lemon dressing on the side. I had never eaten a collard green before but thought it was a clever use for a wrap. I tried to make a wrap out of collard green leaves that night but I think I didn’t add enough filling to balance out the taste of the collard green. I need to give it another shot.
IMG_1830I also enjoyed this chocolate chip cookie. It was delicious! I hope I can make it back their before I move.
IMG_1828I picked up some cajun seasoned roasted veggies to go with supper. Yum!
IMG_1819I couldn’t pass up this kale and radish salad with a lemon dill dressing as well. It was delicious and the dill on the salad was so fresh. Fresh dill is so good!
IMG_1820I hadn’t ended the day with popcorn in a while and felt like a bowl while catching up on some TV.
IMG_1832My highlight on Sunday was buying my ticket to Blend Retreat! I had an amazing time last year and it was so much more than I had thought it would be. I went without knowing anyone or having a blog. I made many friendships and connections that I would have never had otherwise. Whether you are a blogger or are a blog reader please come. It will be a great time in Colorado!

I am off on a road trip to Palm Springs today. One of the requirements of applying for a nursing license in California is to get fingerprinted. It is supposed to speed up the long process by getting them done in the state.

Have you ever moved to another city or state without visiting there first?
Any tips or advice on Dallas and Texas????
Have you used collard greens as a wrap?

Big thanks to Jenn for hosting WIAW!
WHAT-I-ATE-WEDNESDAY-NEW-BUTTON-PEAS-AND-CRAYONSCheers!

Kate

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6 Responses to WIAW #31

  1. Julie says:

    Wait, did I read that right? You’re coming to California?! Palm Springs is a pretty sleepy town, with a few great restaurants, bars, and cute hotels.

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    • I am hoping to maybe take a job in Southern Cal later this year. The license process takes a long time if initiated from outside of Cali. I am just heading to Palm Springs to start it today.

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  2. I may be relocating this Summer to Plano, TX which is right outside of Dallas. I’ve been to Dallas only twice, and it’s definitely a large city! By my standards, though. I come from a smaller city. I really enjoyed Austin, TX and I’ve heard San Antonio is gorgeous as well, so if you get the chance to visit those, I’d take it!

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    • The hospital I will be at is near Plano actually. I have heard wonderful things about Austin and hope to take a trip down there if my schedule allows. Hope you have a smooth move this summer!

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  3. Good luck with your travel nurse assignment in Dallas, sounds like fun!

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