Tuesday, January 16, 2018

If it were easy, everyone would do it...

Dear Diary,

I've in mid week 2 and have had longer than I will have on future exams to prepare for the first one. Yet I feel unprepared, I feel unsure of what I know, unsure if what I think I need to know is really what I'll be tested on. I feel stuck. I can't seem to throw myself into this studying habit. I'm afraid it will take a devastating event to get my engine started.

But I've taken several Quizlet quizzes with 100% each, some matching matches.

I started with a fleeting "yes, I can smash this exam I'm going to get it done!." Now I'm just scared.

This is what graduate school feels like... at least for me. The rollercoaster of graduate school...

So there but for the grace of God...

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Week one Pharming

I'm back to school for term number 5. I'm stressed and have dreaded this course since before I opened my admission letter. I could use some prayers but I'm going to try my darnedest to complete this with success. So it's looking like my blogging days are on hold, we'll see. My job is school, my future plans depend on it. So happy new year, happy spring, happy growth in new things...

Friday, December 29, 2017

So what happens after the holidays?

To be honest a lot of good intentions and lounging. Hahaha

As my mind starts to shift mentally to prepare for the next term of Grad school (& the course I've feared before I ever got my admission letter). I had a lot of projects, cleaning/organizing that I wanted to achieve but haven't done much. Christmas sucked sometimes, just laziness. Its harder with kids, it is true. At least for me since I haven't found that sweet rhythm yet. So with a new year starts a new you!


Get Healthy
Get Focused (particularly for school)
Get Clinical Preceptor Commitment
Get Lily some education

I'm a big goal and list type of person so it's always a working thing, modifiable & adjustable.

Do you have any new goals for 2018?

Monday, December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas

Happy birthday Jesus and Merry Christmas!
I hope that everyone is blessed not only today but in the new year. And may the world be kinder & more compassionate in 2018. 

Friday, December 22, 2017

Military Life

Are you (or your spouse) in the military?

I'm interested in finding out some personal insight/opinions. I have considered the military as an employer several times in my life. Recently, I've gotten some information from a recruiter from the Air Force because it is the only branch accepting WHNPs. While some of my family are strongly against the idea of me joining the military, it is still something I can't rule out. My biggest concern is how my kids would be impacted. With moving at least once (if I only served 4 years) and the potential for my deployment (although less likely than a FNP and probably only for 4-6 months). 
I'm gathering information as I continue with school. 
Some pros would be: job security, honor in serving as a Captain (probably), healthcare/potential retirement benefits, military discounts.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

CVS Trip

I went to CVS today to spend about $9 ECB from my Thanksgiving trip.

My breakdown:
I spent $33.11 OOP
got $18 EB back
Which would be about $15 on this stuff. I've never tried any of the makeup product but am trying to expand my makeup abilities. Get cute and maybe look have a sharp professional look. At least need some good headshots. I've got a month until my $18 EB expires so who knows what else I'll get but if you need any makeup they are having some great deals.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

The Christmas Gift that almost wasn't...

A couple weeks ago my husband ordered me a gift. It hadn't come yet so he checked the status on the retailer's website. It was sent to an address that we lived at 10 years, maybe a couple miles from our current house. I suppose my husband was "click happy" and didn't bother to read the shipping address. We went to the post office to see if it might be there. We went to the old house but no one answered. We didn't leave a note but decided to see if the retailer had gotten it back. While they had not they were very nice with working with us to fix the problem, even giving us free 2-day shipping so the replacement could arrive before Christmas.

So, I thought that was the end of story. But this afternoon someone came to our house and handed the package to my mom, saying they opened it figuring it would be someone's gift and checked the billing address. 

I don't know who lives in our old house and they certainly owed us nothing. It was a simple mistake. They could have kept it or returned to sender. So I just want to say thank you & God bless those with an honest heart and the kindness to deliver a gift to the correct house. While the gift of this item is a material possession I could live without, the true gift is knowing there are still good people in the world, in America. 

So don't get too caught up in the materialism of the holidays but remember to be kind, compassionate, and giving. Those gifts will outlive any material item. Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 14, 2017

DIY Gifts

Are you making any of your gifts this year?
Recently I have tried a few DIY recipes for household products and am going to use some as gifts. I use Pinterest to find the awesome recipes. Click my link to pinterest on the right and go to my crafty album. 

If you've used Pinterest then you probably know that you can find almost anything on there.
But if you prefer to buy your gifts, why not a Zulily Gift Certificate. They have such a wide selection from baby gear to clothes for the family, even pet things at times. 

Try the cute reindeer as a little extra embellishment. Lily & I made a few of them the other night, Fun project for kids! 

Happy Gifting!

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Tuesday Tunes

This week's song is a catchy little old song that reminds me of love. It also reminds me of How I Met Your Mother. But this song could be applied to many of the people I love and has a good beat tht I can clean to. Sing it with me...

And if Netflix hasn't taken HIMYM off the life-up then I'd watch an episode (it was featured in several episodes). Because when you love someone, anyone, wouldn't you walk some miles? 
For my daughters, my husband.