Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

these are a few items I got at Kohls for gifting
Each item was on sale + $10 off $20 purchase coupon
= $11.??
As for Christmas shopping, just a few people to shop for:
my brother's family
maybe my mom
my dad
and of course the Hubby
It's look like it's going to be a low deal getting year and next year too b/c my nieces mainly want money or really odd (not sale) items....
I look forward to have extra money to grab my own deals, to having little kids to shop for, and maybe adding a few close relationship that I can get something small for.
I love to give and shop for gifts!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

OMG I got an A on a test

Test 3 = A for Lee
Not sure how and don't know any other details but feeling pretty good... now as long as i pass my demo tomorrow, then my demo sunday, then my demo tuesday and my clinical wed....take a deep breath and start a new round of stuff....
About a month of hard work left, then buckle down for FINAL

Friday, October 22, 2010

Shopping 10/22

CVS $2.51
Had a raincheck for Purex Sheets (BOGO) used 2- $3/1 coupons

Publix $22.40
2- GM cereals (BOGo $3.91)
6- Nestle cookie doughs (BOGO $3.29)
4- BC dessert/bar mixes (BOGO $2.63)
1- Rubbermaid container set of 2 ($3.19)
1- Nesquick choc syrup ($2.19)
1- Carvel ice cream cake ($11.99 - Rob really wanted, needed to reach certain total spent, and had $3 coupon otherwise would never buy this overpriced little cake)
2-Doritos (BOGO $3.99)
Coupons used:
$1/2 GM cereal
6- $1/1 Nestle cookie dough
2- .50/1 BC dessert mixes
$1/1 Rubbermaid
$1/1 Publix Rubbermaid (store q)
$3/1 Carvel speciality cake
$1/2 doritos
$3/$30 Purchase at Publix (in today's paper, which i get for free on fridays)
Total Saved: $41.03

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Half way done?

With nursing 1? Guess so....
So week 7 was ok with the exception that I failed my female catheter demo... I didn't even get to the catheter because, idiot me- must have spaced out or something, i did not pull the curtain to provide privacy. Which of all the demos we have done this far, this is the most intimate one and most definitely I should have remembered the privacy! UHHH I could kick myself, I'm not angry or in tears because i know i can put in a catheter, just disappointed that i messed up on a critical element that i will do for every patient no matter what the procedure/assessment. The worst part is that i went to school Friday to get it "taken care of" and was informed that i can't do it because the same teacher can't to the "practice" round and the 2nd attempt.... So I'm trying to just put it out of my mind since i wasted about a day and need to read the new material for the next week. When will i do cath? don't know, either today or tomorrow I'll try to figure it out. I was just looking forward to have it all behind me and focusing on my other unfinished skills or book material....Trials & Tribulations
On a more positive note, my brother told me that he might have some career connections for me to "maybe" aid getting my foot in the door at UT Medical center. I don't know alot about Knoxville hospitals but my limited knowledge makes me hold UT as my top choice because it is University affiliated and could help me gain a higher degree and all that good stuff. So this has sparked a bit of excitement in me and perhaps will help me stay focused or refocus myself so that I can push through school and reap the rewards of being a nurse!
I think the key is taking it one day at a time and not allowing yourself to get "worked up" or overly emotional to anything about nursing school. Just stay calm, accept it, and focus on achieving and moving on....

Friday, October 15, 2010

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Publix 10/14

Spent $ 19.41
2- Banquet chicken products (BOGO $5.49)
1- Digornio stuffed crust pizza (Sale $5)
2- Mueller pastas (BOGO $1.39)
1- Smoked ham ($3.49)
2- Klondike treats (BOGO $3.99)
2- Lenders bagels (BOGO $1.99)
8- Yakisoba (sale 60 cents ea)
Used $7 in coupons, total saved: $24.37
Todays also marks a few thing
- 2 months until last day of Nursing 1 YAY!
- 10 months until our 7 year wedding Ann. (4 months until 6.5 and Valentines day)

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Vista Print deals...

Yesterday I ordered a customed pen and tote bag- free, just paid shipping ($4.41).
The above image is what will be on my pen, that is my family! Although I was hesitant to put Watts on it since it is likely that at some point will won't be the "Watts" family anymore, don't jump to conclusions... We will probably become the Radford family. (long story short= Rob and I are not Blood/Genetically related to the Watts lineage, but Radford being my maiden name- we have blood ties- Ancestry & my family name will continue rather than die out on this end of the branch... I have an Awesome Husband!)
The tote bag has the family characters on it but slightly different design. They have tons of choices, you can use pictures or just write something. I put Conserving Leos on my tote bag.
Go here and create something Awesome ...

Friday, October 8, 2010

Old Navy deal!

Today I got an email from Old Navy with a code for random % off an online purchase (i think it starts at 10% and goes up to 50%). I've had these before I usually end up with 10-15 % off- nothing extraordinary. So today i thought well let's see for the heck of it... it was 50% off!!!
And I Love OD so I bought some stuff. Mainly items for myself but did get a whole outfit for my cousin (for Christmas). My total would have been over $170 but with free shipping & 50% off I spent $90.??
BTW I got 19 items
I just checked the mail and I got an old navy 30% card for use later in the month...

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Middle of week 6?

It's almost getting hard to kep count... lol
So thorw me a party- I passed my pulse counting skill (2nd attempt)... tomorrow - Wound Care skill!
Not so sure about the test- probably not my greatest work! And i'm off school today which is good because yesterday I had these "good intentions" and of course I didn't even open my book... But I did take over Rob's night to cook and watched the movie Frozen... horror film... original theme and actually a couple parts were a bit hard to watch- frostbite & skin to metal- OUCH! All I kept thinking was "IMPAIRED SKIN INTEGRITY, IMPAIRED SKIN INTEGRITY!!!" lol Note to self: when some tells you no- accept it, always have cell phone on you!
So i gotta hit the books- gotta feelin that we'll have a pop quiz tomorrow after the wound care demo. I think I might be able to see a glimpse of the light at the end of the tunnel.... Of course it only helps to know that I actually might get to spend some holiday time in TN with my beloved family!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Macy's shopping...

I just ordered these jeans, my fav (and just about only brand I wear because I love the way they look and feel on me) Hydrualic jeans... on sale for $19.95. Cashed in $10.80 worth of points from Opinion Outpost for an Amazon gift code so I only paid $16.?? for them (shipping was $5.95).
Hopefully they will fit me (otherwise I'll have to return them) trying out a new size so we'll see! Really hope I don't gain any nursing school weight, would rather use a bit! Ok enough d**king around, time for hardcore studying!!!! If I project and prophecy my life then God shall lead me to it.... I will do well on my test tomorrow, I will preform my 2nd attempt skill great and pass it with calmness in my heart, I will be successful in nursing school and open new doors in my family's life and give with my heart and my skills to help others in the community! Praise the Lord, Amen!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Saturday savings...

got 10 Kraft Cheese products (shredded/sliced/block) sale $2 ea
Used 2- $5/5 kraft coupons
= 10 cheeses for $10
Victorias Secret
got 3 bras (body by victoria type-various $) & 1 panty
Used promo codes for Free Shipping & $10 off BBV bra plus free panty
= 3 bras/1 panty for $116 shipped
I've put the cheese in the freezer; going to use on various things like grilled stuffed chicken burritos (pepper jack block), baked ziti (shredded mozz), baked mac'n'cheese (shredded cheddar), baked chicken/broccoli/pasta & cheese (shreed triple cheddar), and some other things...
As for VS... I've been needing some replacement bras, as well as a white one for my nursing uniform so I just decided to find a few deals and get the most for my money...

Friday, October 1, 2010

Week 5 done...

So I made it through week 5. But on Monday I have one of the most stressful days- redoing my Pulse counts followed by test 2! AHHHHHH!
Prayers always needed ...
On a non-school note....
Next tuesday Disney is releasing the Beauty & the Beast on Blu-ray/dvd combo pack diamond edition & they have a coupon for $10 off (combo pack).
I happen to know that Target it going to sell them for around $24.99 or so minus $10 = about $15
True- I have no kids
True - I want to collect them for my futures
also True- I really enjoyed this movie as a kid
so... I might just take a little bit of my birthday money and buy this... Do you think I can get Rob to watch this with me?
Also this movie has a great message and is wholesome entertainment!
Go here for coupon (if can't get it then login/create account for disney- the movie rewards program lets you put in codes for every disney movie you own already or buy to redeem for other things - I'm new to it so not sure but I think if I enter 1 or 2 more codes I get a free DVD?).