Tuesday, May 27, 2014


My waiting game is over!  Less than two weeks since I graduated...I have a job!!

I start this morning.  I am beyond excited to be starting a new phase in my life.

According to popular media and marketing, I should be on the downhill slope of life.  Ha!!!  I am living proof that you can reinvent yourself at any age.

About a year ago, I taped a segment for Mutual of Omaha for their "aha moment" campaign.  I believe this is the perfect time to revisit that moment.  Enjoy!

Jerri's Aha Moment


Monday, May 26, 2014

On This Memorial Day

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Italian Chicken

My son made this recipe for dinner this week...it was fabulous!!!  He has become an excellent cook!!

Italian Chicken


1 can tomato soup
1 lb. skinless, boneless chicken breasts
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp Italian seasoning
Grated cheddar cheese

Brown chicken then place in a casserole dish.  In a medium bowl, mix the tomato soup, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning.  Pour over chicken.  Bake at 345 degrees for 25-30 minutes.  Immediately sprinkle with grated cheese.


Friday, May 23, 2014

Lest We Forget

As we approach this holiday weekend...please remember:

With heartfelt gratitude to those who sacrificed all that we may enjoy this precious freedom.


Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The Waiting Game

I've earned my degree.  I've already had a couple of job interviews.  Now the waiting game begins.

Interviews are terrifying.  Period.  Hands are sweaty, nerves are shot.  I think they are even worse when you're older and realize that those few minutes can have such a profound effect on your life.  The interviews went well as far as I can tell...but the waiting game begins.

Remember when our parents and grandparents worked at one job in one place for 20-30 years and then retired?  What ever happened to that?  Granted, I've made a total career change but perhaps the old days and old ways weren't so bad.

Well, the phone hasn't made a peep yet.  Needless to say, I'm carrying it wherever I go!  Wish me luck!!

Oh, and if you need me, I'll be right here.  Waiting.


Saturday, May 17, 2014

With Utmost Respect

Thank you to those on active duty protecting us each and every day.

Monday, May 12, 2014

I'm Back!!

Hi everybody!!!

I am back!!  After 64 credit hours and 16 months, I am the proud graduate!

I am hoping to get this blog back on track as soon as possible.  I've heard from many of you that you miss it and I miss all of you!!

Here's a pic for today!



Jerri's Empty Nest