Hello there, remember me? No, I haven’t been off with Pierre Cardin and his futuristic nurses, posing for Life Magazine, although I’d really like to get my hands on that way cool hovercraft.

I use to blog everyday, and sometimes in my sleep, but I’m back now and I have a lot of catching up to do. First, let me start off my saying thank you for all the emails from my friends and family asking me if I was dead. No, I’m not dead, and I’m writing again to prove it. I took a time out for a couple of reasons. First, I was making some extra money writing for other people, which is always a good thing, and I needed a break to collect my thoughts.

I’ve had a lot to think about over the last year. Let’s start with widowhood. It sucks, but it’s not the end of the world. I’m dating again and I’m living my life to the fullest. This has upset some people. Yes, seriously. A member of my late husband’s family thinks that I’m terrible that I haven’t cloistered myself and joined a convent. I guess you can’t please some people. And then there is the world of nursing. There is so much going on there that I can hardly keep up with all the news. Hat tip goes out to Johnson and Johnson for supporting the nursing profession. They went all out this year with some new kick ass commercials, praising the nursing profession. J&J has always been a big supporter of nurses. You guys rock. J&J also invites nurses to check out their new app at iTunes. It’s called Happy Nurse and the app sits prominently on my iPhone. Another bit of news from the world of nursing is about a bill that would establish the Office of the National Nurse for Public Health. Click here to read the bill, and then head over to the NNNO website for the details.

Take me off your MIA list. I’m back!