Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Tick tock...

I know I still have just slightly less than 2 weeks until the first day of Nursing 2 but I already feel the muscles starting to tighten....
I made a goal that I was supposed to start last Monday (but have yet to do- spend 2/hr/day on school). So today I'm at 6 hours that I need to do to stay "on track" with my goal. Will probably just read the first weeks material and start my term sheets, maybe review a little material from Nursing 1.
Although the website for my class is a little lacking in info ATM, I did print the calendar and here are my topics or chapters (not really sure yet) for Nursing 2:
Substance Abuse
I'm currently trying not to over think/analyze the calendar so I can retain my control over not freaking out. Truth is I'm not totally sure what we will be doing other than 10 clinical at the hospital just about every week and 2 days of classes. I know I have moments when I feel like I can't do this but I made it through Nursing 1 and if I just take a deep breath I'm sure I'll make it to graduation. Hopefully my teachers will be just as nice and caring as the previous ones. So please continue to pray for me for becoming a nurse does not just open one door but it opens so many for my family. With this success I hope to be able to service a community, to help others and maybe make there medical care a little more pleasant, and for my family to get a good job with insurance and help my husband start college and try to start a little family of our own and buy a house and just have a peaceful life. So with God helping me along the way I hope to be able to make all that happen.
As this year comes to a close I am incredibly thankful for all the people in my life and for the blessings that have happened, especially passing Nursing 1.
Also... I have all my days off til the summer.... (Note only 3 days a week I will have school unless something pops up)
Feb 11th
March 7-11 spring break
My final currently is scheduled April 26th and Nursing 3 starts May 9th

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Post Christmas post.....

The tree before Christmas
Peanut Butter blossoms
sugar cookies

I meant to post these before the holiday but I could get the pictures uploaded for some reason.... So it's time to clean up and get ready for the new year and refocus back onto the Nursing! The road ahead has lots of challenges for me but with God I believe I can succeed!
I just wanted to say that it took me hundreds of miles at the age of 26 to realize what it most important to me. That a place or object can not guarantee happiness but surrounding yourself with those who mean the most can, in any situation....

Saturday, December 25, 2010


zoey christmas eve night on the couch
my christmas gifts
more christmas gifts
my little old man under the tree (max)
mom opening Ben's gift

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Christmas eve-eve

So I really haven't been doing too much stuff lately.... need to snap out of it so Nursing 2 isn't such a struggle.....
Already done:
  • Defrosting dinner
  • Softening Butter
  • Started to clean bathroom
  • Disinfected light switches & door knobs
  • 30 min on exercise bike

To do:

  • Finish cleaning bathroom
  • Give pets baths
  • Make cookies
  • Dishes
  • Wash blankets
  • Chill w/ Hubster

Of course there are some other things should do but I don't want to overwelhm myself with a big list... BTW I've only gotten 2 Christmas cards this year, so far..... But i know I've sent at least 15 or so myself..... Questions: Do you send Christmas cards? If yes, is it just to a select few close people? Everyone you know? Family only?

Friday, December 17, 2010


Just a few photos taken outside my brother's home in east TN after we got here on Wednesday!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Tick Tock Tick Tock....

Well it is just about time... for the final.... gulp
I've done a practice exam, pracice quizzes, reviewed notes and terms... but am I ready?
Ummm...... no? I mean as ready as I'm gonna get.
It's like trying to stuff more junk into the trash can that is already overflowing....
So what else can do right
Pray to my dear Lord and Heavenly father... because no matter what the outcome he'll be there to praise me or lift me off the floor (and out of my puddle of devasting tears- yes i'm dramatic hehe)
So if you are the praying type please feel free send one my way. My families future relies on me completing Nursing school. Hopefully I can do this a reap the rewards (like finally starting a family with my beloved).
No matter what I'll be happy tomorrow afternoon and during my vacation because test results wont be up til Monday- our drive back.
I'm sure I'll be posting somewhere but just in case I forget...
Merry Christmas and May God Bless Everyone

Friday, December 10, 2010

Counting down til I'm Out of Town!

Nursing one is almost done! Thank you Jesus but don't forget me yet b/c I need some divine intervention for the final...
So... test yeah. Test 5 was my lowest score (don't ask me how because i really didn't feel like I was going to miss so many while I was taking the test). I miss the days when 100-90 was an A, 90-80 was B, etc..... So, if my calculations are correct all I need is 45 points on the final to pass....
I think I can manage that but it was a big blow to my head to see the score for test 5. So God, I know you're with me everyday but please especially be there on Tuesday Dec 14th from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. I know I said all i care about is passing but apparently I lied, I really wanted to get a good grade (like a B) but that chance is slipping away.....
Anyhow... I'm studying today and yesterday I did a practice final with a score of 71%, I'm cool with that (even though that is like a D). I just took a short break to look over my mail and I got the Freezer meals cookbook... looks pretty good. Want to try to the breakfast burritos (no defrosting needed, can freeze individually, and microwave in 2 minutes = perfect breakfast on school days) and they have a stuffed baked potato thing which is cool because sometimes when I buy a bag of potatoes I just don't know what to do with them all and I hate to be wasteful. So we've been eating quite a bit of baked potatoes! LOL Looks like they have an interesting marinade/sauce section - maybe i can prep these for quick meals during Nursing 2 or help Rob with some dinners!
Ok so.... my Christmas shopping is done! (BTW Rob hasn't gotten me anything yet)- guess they will just arrive while we are in TN). But I think I'd just really love to see some snow (in TN) and get some great photos of everyone- that would be a nice christmas gift.
I better get back to studying but before I do I just have to say- my P.O. was out of post card stamps so I thought ok I'll order them online- well apparently the credit card application isn't working so um... I'm SOL! Worst-case scenario = I'll go to the Talbot P.O. and get them o VACA.

Friday, December 3, 2010

The Holidays are quickly coming.....

Tomorrow it will be 3 weeks until Christmas....
I've pretty much finished my shopping, need just a couple stocking stuffers.
So I have less than 2 weeks until my big break between semesters YAY!
Of course I had to check out the local libraries new additions (they post them the 1st of every month) and I had to request a few..... Here is what I'm currently waiting on...

Let's just say that my Holiday season will be filled with books of all kinds (text books and some for fun!)...Better get studying for my test on Monday...

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Happy December 1st!

Snack time treat
So it's december - YAY- only 2 tests left for nursing 1, no more lectures, no more labs! I got my nieces gifts and am awaiting for a few other items to arrive.... time to start wrapping because in 2 weeks I'll probably be approaching the TN/GA border right now...... So here are a few goodies I've put together for this beautiful slightly chilly Dec. 1st (and snowy in Ohio & TN-jealous)!
  • One of my fav websites for recipes- All Recipes - has a lovely page devoted to the Holidays, check out the gifts from the kitchen section in the bottom right corner! I love the gifts in a jar!
  • Head over to All You for Christmas craft decorations and Best Websites to Save.....
  • Check out Sunday's coupons here (last time I checked they did not have all the inserts up yet but they should within a day or 2) and don't forget to print your new coupons today, it's the 1st of the month!

Guess that's all I got for now... time to do some tidying up!