Tuesday, April 1, 2008
First... I MISS BLOGGING!!! I think it is my form of self medication. I can't wait to do this again! Life has been happening and I can't wait to go on my vacation. I NEED IT!
Why??? Well... Let's just say the bombed dropped.
School, work, family and life all collided... The world just stopped... I FAILED MY FIRST TEST EVER... Lets pray for a curve... PUHLEASE!!!!
Failing in the graduate program is anything under an 80%... I have not been close ever (Even though I always say that I am going to fail or that I did...but didn't) Well... This time I did. 75% (I am biting my lip hard because the person behind me only missed three... THANKS FOR BLOWING THE CURVE HOPE!! UGH!)
More later! Miss you all!
PS... Did I mention that there are only three days left until vacation????
Friday, March 14, 2008
This post will stay here until the 14th... Please scroll down as NEW posts will and do appear below this one... Thanks for stopping by! Smootches to all of you and welcome to all the new visitors!
How cool is this.... 5 Minutes for Mom is hosting a blog party this week and prior to my little blogging break, I had decided to participate in this. What a great way to meet new people in the blogging world! I am going to host a party here on my blog for the next few days and am inviting you all to join in. I have to say that my past few posts help me with this great theme... Take a peek at my few previous posts to get into the party mood!!!!
I will do my best to showcase myself and hope to make some new friends while I party! Feel free to scroll though my blog and check out some of my previous post to get a good feel for who I am....
In a nutshell, I am a wife, a mother, a full time nurse and graduate student. Life is never dull and there is not enough quiet time in my household.
My household consists of me, the DH and our beautiful 3 1/2 year old daughter. We have a turtle named squirt that is being held captive and recently adopted a dog named Belle.
Please stick around for more moments in this NEVER DULL enough life!
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
SERIOUSLY... I CAN'T EAT ANOTHER MCDONALDS HAMBURGER AGAIN... THIS IS SO DISGUSTING. I found this while I was doing some research on cleansing diets. No wonder why we all get stomach and bowel cancer. UGh! What do you all think of this? Let me know....
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Monday, March 10, 2008
HUGE test... Final grade: 90% (Okay, its barely an A but it still counts...)
Work... Need I say anything more
My nephew David had surgery for a torn ACL and meniscus... That is a huge story that can be found here
My 6th anniversary... First time we have left our child with a strange high school baby sitter....
And now.... Life returns to normal
I MISSED YOU ALL!!!!
Monday, March 3, 2008
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
This is something that could create a love hate relationship in the morning... An alarm clock on wheels! Follow the link for more info!
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Standing room only on a bus that transports employees about three blocks to work because people can't walk it
Respiratory therapists taking a smoke break outside
A overweight nurse carrying in donuts
A doctor driving without using a seat belt
Staff using an elevator to go up only one floor in the hospital
SERIOUSLY? C'mon. No wonder nurses get such a bad reputation! We are hypocrite! How can we expect our patients to do what is right when we don't? On the flip side, I am grateful for the job security that seems to be in place!
Sunday, February 24, 2008
This movie still makes me laugh just thinking about it... Seriously, GO SEE IT!!!! Okay, to bed I go... Off to work I go in the AM, leaving the sickos at home... If I didn't work in a hospital I would say that I was going to breathe in some germ free air (Does the car count?)
I will be rushing home to catch as much of the Oscars as I can, and backing up the TIVO if needed! Go JUNO!!!!
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Thursday, February 21, 2008
I try not to write about to much medical stuff here on my blog for a few reasons...
1. It might make some squirmish
2. It might bore some
3. I dont know what stories to share... I have so many of them!
Funny enough, I have to say that clinicals are going great. If you are new to my blog let me update you a bit. I am already a RN and will finish with my Masters in nursing and certify as a Family Nurse Practitioner in August of this year! Woot for me!
Things I have learned in clinicals that I will share with you....
TOTALLY LOVE YOUR WARTS...Okay, maybe not. But I have now learned how to burn and freeze them off and neither one is fun.
If you think you have mood instability, get help. This does not mean you are nuts. Zprexa can do wonders for many and I think it should be in the water. Many people don't realize that wanting to kill everyone and than loving them 15 minutes later IS NOT NORMAL, well, unless you have children...
Don't go to Walmart after clinical, especially if you would like to decrease the chances of you seeing patients that you might have just performed a pap on. (I used to hate the crotch DR, now I just empathize with them....) TOTALLY AKWARD
Don't eat at several dine out locations... TRUST me. Reasons to not eat out include the following:
Food testing positive for syphilis... Need I say anything else? Don't eat anything with WHITE sauce or SECRET sauce. (I'm gagging....)
Every rash or pimple IS NOT MRSA
Get regular pedicures. Seriously people... What makes you think that Dr's and Nurses want to see your nasty feet as a result of an in-grown toenail? UGH!
My final tip.... DONT play with a pocket knife barefoot... Yes, you may require stitches and a tetnus shot after this one you fool!
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
We may not have our clothes painted on....
We may not be super tall or skinny....
We feel hot! Hee hee!
Last week the new Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition magazine was sent out as well as the new Victoria's Secret catalog... I am sorry to dissapoint you, but these photos are not found in either!
PS.... Alanna took the best photo of me I have had in a LONG time! (Even if i was in my PJ/loungewear)
I think she is going to be a great photographer in the future!
Sunday, February 17, 2008
Saturday, February 16, 2008
Yes... What else can I say, my husband and nephew have this extreme obsession or dream to someday become competitive eaters. I have no clue why or where this came from, but they decided to do a contest at 8pm tonight. Please keep in mind that they ate three square meals PLUS more today.... I don't know how they had room... The above slide show has become my photohunters for this week as well... Why? BECAUSE THE SAUCE IS FREE!!!!
Joining in the festivities tonight were Amber and Lara... They were more prepared for the contest and had more room in thier bellies to start off with, proving to be an essential strategy.
The food: 160 McDonald's Chicken Nuggets
The place: My house
The rules: Eat as many nuggets as you could in 12 minutes and you were the winner....
The biggest loser: David (He ate 18 nuggets)
The second loser: Matt (He ate 28 nuggets)
The awesome third loser: Amber (She ate 42 nuggets)
And the WINNER was LARA: (She ate 43 nuggets!!!!)
Now, here is the scary part....Each nugget packs 42 calories and 2.4 grams of fat, SO
David: 756 calories in, 43.2 grams of fat
Matt: 1176 calories in, 67.2 grams of fat
Amber: 1764 calories in, 100.8 grams of fat
Lara: 1806 calories in, 103.2 grams of fat
My conclusion....Make sure you get alot of sauce!!!!
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Anyways, since this week has been filled with dog training, class, clinicals, being a wife and a mom, life has flown. I am dreaming of the weekend where hopefully I can stay at home and relax... Except for the laundry that will call my name anyways!
I hope that everyone has a wonderful Valentine's day! I will be cramming more clinical hours down my throat so that I can be done with this in like a month... Here is my countdown update: 96.5 hours down...83.5 more hours to go..... Woohoo! Besides, if I was off I would have made my husband take me to the White Castle Valentine's dinner, hee hee.. ( I think that he thought I was joking!)
Alanna helped make 30 treat bags for her Valentine's day party today. I will post some pictures of all the cavities that will form instantly! Seriously people, why do we need candy for every holiday!?!!? And tatoos? Why promote the skin insanity at this early age by placing them in the valentine's!?
The valentine cards this year? Well, that would be no other than High School Musical 2! What about you moms out there? What were the favorite choices for this year???
Happy Valentine's Day!
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
(Telemarkerer on the phone...Can't here them, but I am assuming that they asked her to put her mom or dad on the phone)
Alanna: "My mom is with Belle, and my Dad is pooin'..."
Spoken from the mouth of my new telemarketer filter... Go ahead, I dare you to call me back!
This is how our dog must feel lately! Hee hee! Sorry I have been so quiet! I will be visiting everyone sometime today and will look at thier blogs with the assistance of Alanna's magnifying glass, okay...not really, you got me! I had to do a paper for school that was 32 pages and have been spending time with Alanna and our dog, Belle. It is snowing outside (AGAIN!---ugh). Other than that, life as usual. I will post more later.... I have to let the dog out! OHMommy... How is your new pup?????
Saturday, February 9, 2008
Now, lets just say we have been trying to work really hard at starting off on the right foot and found out that we were doing almost everything WRONG. Oops... Now we are starting kinda from scratch and doing a bit better. The trainer was awesome. Who are belles classmates? An english mastiff, a yorkie, and weim-shepard mix and two other dogs that I can't remember... The quietest and calmest? That would be our dog. Belle is actually a bit shy. Hmmmmmm.... Interesting. She is probably the exception to our family, so far. The English mastiff was cute and HUGE already. I couldn't imagine having a dog that weighed as much as me or more! The yorkie was WAY to small... I kept imagining the English Mastiff or Belle trying to eat her as we had to have the dogs learn how to say hello.
SO, for now we are toting a new look this season. It is not quite Vera Bradley but it is cute. It is a dog on a leash with us AT ALL TIMES... well, when she is out of the kennel. I wonder how long this part will last? We also have to establish Alanna as a dominent leader in our "pack" so that Belle doesn't jump on her and basically take her down. That is the fun part. Have you ever had a toddler try to feed a 32 pound dog that is bigger than her???? That is how we are to start to develop dominence... I guess the dominent ones feed the pack. Interesting. I guess that makes mothers pretty dominent, huh?
Well, I will have some pics of our family twister night and my husbands "mug" shot coming soon. I HAVE to do homework before I can blog anymore! Imagine that....Me have my priorities backwards! Good night! D@&^ spellchecker AGAIN! Sorry for my typos!
If I were a shoe, I’d be a pair of flip-flops: As close as I can be to barefoot!
If I were a city, I’d be Florence, Italy: Its so beautiful there!
If I were a season, I'd be Fall: I love the changing of the trees and the weather in the fall!
If I were a car, I’d be a Bentley. Ummm... Need I say more.. Sweet ride with lots of class!
If I were a vegetable, I’d be a potato. (They are my favorite)
If I were a fruit, I’d be a kiwi fruit...
If I were a color, I’d be green. Its my favorite
If I were furniture, I’d be a cozy bed.
If I were a song, I’d be Footloose!
If I were a country, I’d be United States of America.
If I were a beverage, I’d be a Carmel light frappacinio from Starbucks... YUM!
If I were clothing, I’d be a pair of flannel pants.
If I were weather, I’d be sunny, about 70 degrees and 0 humidity.
If I were an animal, I’d be a giraffe...tall and thin!
If I were a dessert, I’d be a french silk pie from Bakers Square
If I were a plant, I’d be ummmmmmm....? A Christmas Tree!
If I were a word, I’d be DETERMINED.
Friday, February 8, 2008
Thursday, February 7, 2008
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
We start obedience classes on Saturday. Belle and us really need them.
I went to the doctor for my follow-up appointment.... No definate pathological problems caused the miscarriage we had a few weeks ago. From what I gathered, that is a good sign. However, as a result, they will monitor me closely my next pregnancy and take lots of blood, I am sure.....
Alanna still hopes that our next baby is green. I hate to tell her that unless mommy mates with the Green Giant, that isn't going to happen!
Well, I am calling it a night. I will visit everyone tomorrow... Hope all is well. I am still mad at blogger... NO SPELLCHECKER again!
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Monday, February 4, 2008
Our previous dog experience was interesting. Let's just say I wasn't a big help to the DH and didn't give the dog the time of day. I think I am already doing better and have a much better mentality. Only four accidents in like 8 hours time.... Ugh! We go to the vet today, lets hope everything checks out. The people that run dog rescues have a heart of gold. Pretty sad place I tell ya.....
Alanna had a hard time deciding what to name her. She was torn between Aurora and Belle. The DH wanted pumba.... Finally, Belle was the final choice. (Woohoo for my DH, another princess in the house?)
Update: We just came from the vet... Everything looks okay. Belle did very well. Looks good. Already 31.5 pounds with the HUGEST paws ever.... I will post some pics of that this week, I promise. Alanna has taken well to Belle. As for Matt and I, lets just say we didn't sleep much last night. It seems that our Princess Belle doesn't like her kennel. OH WELL!!!! Its a dog life for her in that respect, and a bad night of sleep for us! She is currently in her kennel sleeping on a blanket with the door open. GOOD GIRL... And, so far...NO ACCIDENTS TODAY and it is almost 11:30! I just can't wait until I can give her a full bath after her sutues heal in a week. I can empathize with every patient I have given a spit bath to in my life... IF YOU ARE READING THIS I AM SORRY!!!!!!!! That is TOTALLY not a bath....
Next up.... Obedience classes.....
Okay, to the reader of this post that is GOING to kill me... YOU WERE RIGHT ABOUT BIGGER DOGS BEING A BIT EASIER TO POTTY TRAIN.....
There you have it folks, the big announcement of the day. (Or what I like to call, the biggest idiotic move I have made so far this week... I am sure there is more to come.....) Hee hee....
(D%#@) Spellchecker!!!! UGH......
Sunday, February 3, 2008
Not bad... The DH always takes funny photos... This one is actually good!
Well, I will visit more tomorrow... And FINALLY pass on the award..... Not to mention make a huge announcement that took place today. Good night!
PS... Please continue to excuse the typos.... The spell checker is still not working! UGH
Okay, on to better things.....
Today is Superbowl Sunday... I have to show you some pics when I load them later and I also still need to pass an award away.... Guess what I will be doing later???? See Ya!
PS... I wonder how long blogger is going to let the spell check be out of commission...Please pardon any typos!
Saturday, February 2, 2008
I am excited... This one is the SPREADER OF LOVE award!!!
Thank you Desirae!
I now have a hard decision to make... Who do I give this award too??? I think it is a sexy addition to anyone's blog. Here it is:
See... I told you that it was hot! I will be passing it on soon! Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm... I'm thinking. (No, that is not a strange sqeaking sound you are hearing... it is the hampster on a wheel inside my head....)