Friday, October 26, 2007

Party at the sista's place!!

That's right.. Hol and I are getting down with our bad selves. Well, that is if you consider bad as playing a rousing game of catch phrase (the music edition) and then watching a really crappy a movie, and then a pretty ok movie. We're having a slumber party because Lisa is out of town at a ladies retreat for church. Hol just went to bed and I'm headed off as well after I submit this installment.
Not too much is new around here since I last posted. I did get a new windsheild however. It's nice and clean and my wipers are working fantastic now! I'm quite pleased... Thanks dad!!
Today was my first day on the floor for OB. It wasn't too bad. Ashley and I shared the mother and baby on postpartum, so we were pretty much inseperable. It wasn't as bad of a first day as I thought it would be. We got out early because the instructor had a meeting, so that was a huge plus. Then I went home to read so that I would be free this weekend, well... more flexible for free time would be a better way of putting it.
Well, just wanted to say hi. I'll be back probably next week. Unless something big happens and I just have to share it.
Until then................

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

All the things I hate about today...

Today was just not a good day.

1. I had to get up early and go meet with the counselor for my SOS meeting.

2. I had to watch two totally outdated videos for OB

3. Did I mention I had to get up early?

4. When Ashley and I were coming back to school from lunch a big truck flipped up a rock that hit my windshield and cracked it! At first I didn't notice it, I just heard the rock hit. Then another rock hit the windshield (Stupid Truck!). That's when I noticed a 4 inch crack on the drivers side. So needless to say, I was not too happy about that.

5. Ethics was agonizingly boring today! I was also quite upset to hear our instructor say that we had to retake a part of the exam because a bunch of stupid people in our class didn't turn over the written part of the exam and complete the long essay part. So now we have to study all over again for the essay part. Gah!!!!

6. Then our last speaker was late, or rather a no-show. Pesely kept us for 25 minutes before deciding our speaker wasn't coming, so he let us leave 30 minutes early. (Now you're probably thinking... "Well, that was a good end to your day... why are you so unhappy?" Just wait....

7. I get out to my car only to discover that the crack has grown to TWICE it's length!!! Now, it is impairing my vision. Ugh!!
Now I am sitting here getting my venting session over with so that I can maybe concentrate on some studying. I doubt that will happen, but I'll give it a try.

I am not thinking tomorrow will be much better either since I have to get up at 5:15 so that I can leave the house by 6:15, get to school by 6:45 to pick up Tiffany, and then drive out to a local hospital through all the construction on the main road to get there. oh yipee skippy. Hopefully I will get there on time, otherwise "M.D." will give me a "U" for the day.

*Sigh* I'm off for now. Maybe I'll indulge in a big bowl of ice cream tonight to numb my sorrows. (Get it? Numb... Cold... Ice cream is cold..........)

Anyway, pray I make it through the rest of the week. It's only Tuesday and I'm having a mini meltdown!

Until next time.............

Monday, October 22, 2007

Let's play catch up, shall we?

Oh goodness... another week has come and gone, and I am one week closer to being done with this semester. Yea!! I heard that next semester is harder than this one, and if that's true I just want to go crawl under a rock right now.

It seems that I have been super busy this past week, and I can't even remember what I did. Let's see if I can get you all caught up.
I watched Brooke and Meredith Friday night. They came over to my house for pizza while their dad took Lucas to basketball practice. Then I dropped Mer off to spend the night at Hope's. They are so cute!!!

OK, let's see what else I can remember. It seems like it's been so long since I've blogged. Umm... Sunday I was in the nursery. That was my last time though, because I'm getting too busy to do that and help Holli in the 2&3's.

Oh, something big that happened Thursday (besides visiting the Gullidge clan)-- I got my haircut! 5 inches... gone!

It feels much better now. And so begins the process of growing it out again. :p
Ok, so did anyone else catch Dancing with the Stars tonight??? Marie FAINTED!! If you missed it I'm sure a hundred clips of it will be circulating youtube by morning. It was quite scary though. Is that what I look like when I pass out? (For those who aren't familiar with me, I've been known to pass out from time to time). I should probably go to the doctor for that, shouldn't I? Anyway.. if you missed I'm sure it will be replayed a thousand times on a bunch of news shows and such. Luckily she was ok.
Alright, well I better go to bed. I have to be to school early to meet with the counselor. No I'm not having emotional issues. I'm signing up to be a SOS (Seniors offering Support) for the incoming juniors next semester. Then Ashley and I are watching the rest of the required videos for OB. Then we're going to lunch. Yum!!
I'll try not to take so long to post again. Although as far as I know only one cousin is reading this, so.....

Monday, October 15, 2007

Sydney... Dog Genius

Yes, that's right. My dog, Sydney, is a genius. I myself was even in awe at her smartness tonight. Allow me to preface the story....

Since we've had Sydney I have given all of her toys names. Why you ask? Well, I'm not really sure, but once you start you can't go back. So... she's been through a lot of toys (mostly b/c she has chewed them up beyond recognition, or she's removed the squeaker from them and they just look plain pathetic). Right now she has about 6 or 7 various balls and squeak toys. All have some sort of name to go along with them... The dinosaur is named Spike (for the purple spikes on its head), a weird animal thing named Jimmy (just because it seemed funny to me at the time), an elephant with braided hair named Kenya, and a few balls that we distinguish by color. So anyway... on to the story....

So my aunt and cousin came over to show my mom some fundraiser my cousin is participating in through school. She had bought a few things, and my dad finally got home from work, so Sydney was super excited. He was making her do all these tricks and she was doing pretty good. Then he says "Go downstairs and get your red ball." Well, she was too excited, so she ran around the dining room table a couple of times, and then brought dad Kenya (mostly because it's her only toy with a squeaker still, so she favors it). He took it from her and repeated the command, "Go downstairs and get your red ball." She finally got the hint and ran downstairs with a fury. We could hear her rummaging around downstairs, and I was thinking to myself that she was not going to bring the right toy up. My mom and I both thought she was going to bring up her big purple and green ball. Well a minute later here she comes meandering up the stairs with her RED BALL!!!!! I was amazed. Needless to say we all started clapping and praising her. It looked as though we had just gone through weeks of potty-training a toddler, and she had finally gone on the big girl potty all by herself! I just had to share that story. She can be quite blonde sometimes, but she is pretty smart over all.

(This was the only shot I could get of her with her red ball. She was too excited, and wanting to play with Kenya. That's what she is looking at. I was holding her above my head.)

Well, I switched to OB today, and it seems like it will be ok. I have A LOT of reading to do. Way more than in Peds it seems. That is my project for tonight. I am going to try and get ahead in my reading this week, so I don't feel like I'm drowning for the next 8 weeks.

Alright, Dancing with the Stars is on, so I'm off to watch that and read some of my Maternal/Newborn text.

Until next time..................

Saturday, October 13, 2007

The new me

This picture is more up to date. Also, I'm not stretched like Gumbi anymore. Win, win. I photo shopped it a little too, so I'm not ginormous. Ok, I'm done... again.

Full Mind After a Full Day

Today started earlier than I would have hoped. It was a pretty good day overall though. It started off with a "conference" sponsered by Bethany Baptist. I say "conference" because it was only a little over an hour long, and there was only one speaker. That doesn't define a conference for me, but it was good none the less. Candace Cameron Bure was the speaker. You know.... DJ Tanner from Full House.

She was quite phenomenal. I could have listened to her all morning instead of just 45 minutes. Anyway... she told her story about coming to Christ and the journey on her spiritual walk. She gave me alot to think about. It's a shame if you missed it.
After the conference us girls (Hol, Lis, and Janeie) went to Panera for lunch. Yummy! I was quite pleased with my turkey sandwich and soup. I think I ate too much though, because all I wanted to do afterwards was take a nap. Us sisters went shopping though (I studied in the car). I got a chocolate brown fall coat from Gap, a camera case from Target, and a small purse from American Eagle. I just needed something smaller that would hold some money, my phone, and a few other small things. It made me laugh when I saw it though. It looked like one of my cousin's purses. My cousin Michelle is so funny. We went out to eat sometime over the summer, and when she went to go pay for her food, she pulled out a small purse from inside her big purse, and I think there was another wallet type thing inside the smaller purse. I guess she really wanted to make sure she had her money in a safe place so she wouldn't lose it. :) It was like Fort Knox in there.
Speaking of cousins... I'd like to take this time to thank my cousin Rachel. I went over to visit my aunt Friday after clinical (the aunt who got hit by a truck and broke her wrist), and Rachel kindly introduced me to a most wonderful game.... Guitar Hero. I didn't play very long because I had to get home, but I can see how that would easily become addictive. It was very enjoyable, so Rach..."Thanks!!!".
I rounded my day off today with a little bit of studying. woohoo. I have a test Monday afternoon, and then hopefully I will have a couple weeks off without tests. This last week has been exhausting for me.
For now I bid you adieu. I must go to bed. I'll be around sometime this week though.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Restaurant Etiquette 101

There are some things that you just don't do when you are in a restaurant.
You don't pick your nose, you don't run out on the bill, and you DON'T just sit there and let your baby scream the entire time you are there.
Robin, Ashley, and I went to T.G.I.Fridays, because Bar Louie was closed due to a fire last night. So instead of a $1 burger I spent $15 on a meal. That chocolate mint mousse dessert was worth every penny though. Yum!!!
Anyway, so from the minute I got there it seems, this family sitting near us was being disruptive. Or rather just one member of their family... a baby. Now I would guess the baby to be around 8 or 9 months old, so I don't blame the baby in the least for being mad, cranky, whatever. I do however become quite ticked when all I can hear is a blood curdling, non-stop scream from a baby only a few feet away. The parents did NOTHING!!! They were waiting for their food, so of course no one was going to get up and go out with her. They were barely even trying to comfort her. EVERYONE was looking at them, and they didn't seem to care... OBVIOUSLY! They did get up once and take her out... when she wasn't even crying anymore!!! Then they brought her back screaming again.
Needless to say us girls ate our desserts at the bar... on the other side of the restaurant. We could still hear her screaming, but atleast it was muffled. The bartender-kid-guy told us they aren't allowed to ask them to leave because it is discrimination towards babies, so everyone in that section had to suffer through the constant crying.
Props to our waitress though. She was FANTASTIC!!!! She was prompt, kept our drinks re-filled, and was very understanding when we wanted to move. Round of applause for Monica at TGIF!!
Alright, well I survived my Ethics test today, and now I'm just waiting for the grade. On to studying for Psych. My last day at the hospital is tomorrow. I'm on the Child/Adolescent floor. The good thing is we don't have to turn in paperwork. Yea! The even better thing is that from now on I will be in Community Psych, so that means no paperwork the night before. Double Yea!!
My belly is full and my brain is tired, so I'm going to bed.
Until next time............

Monday, October 8, 2007


So I'm not thrilled with the current picture to the right, but I was messing around. Atleast I know how to do it now. I'm not sure why I'm so stretched looking though. This is just a temporary picture though. I need to upload another one later this week, and then I will change it. Here's a picture of my Sydney.

Isn't she pretty? Ok, well that's it for real this time.

Can I skip Tuesday's?

As I type this I am being serenaded by the lovely sound of a train whistle... from all the way across town. Did I mention that it was 11 o'clock at night? It normally wouldn't bother me, because once I'm asleep, I'm asleep. However, when I'm awake I find it quite annoying.
Anyway... moving on. What shall we talk about tonight? All I did tonight was study for my ethics test tomorrow. yea. Can you tell I'm enthused about it? That's what I thought.
Oh, that's a lie. I didn't only study tonight. I watched a little tv as well. I pretty much was doing both simultaneously. I watched Dancing with the Stars and then Jon and Kate Plus 8. That show is insane. You have to give them props for handling all those kids. Especially her since she stays at home with them. If you have never seen that show, you should, just to see the constant chaos these people endure everday.
Tomorrow is my least favorite day of the week. I know what you're thinking. The worst day of the week is Monday. Oh no... not for me. Tuesday is the WORST!!! Why you ask? Well, one word... ETHICS!! Not only is the class, quite frankly agonizing, but it doesn't start until 1. Talk about throwing a wrench in my day. Then when it ends at 4 I have to go get my Psych assignment (thankfully only for one more day!). But tomorrow there is a ray of sunlight after that. Robin, Ashley, and I are going out for dinner. Yea!!! We're going to Bar Louie at the mall, because every Tuesday night they have $1 burgers. How fantastic is that?? So I look forward to that after my test tomorrow.
Ok, well I better go to bed. I'm getting up early to study some more before class. I'm still trying to figure out the whole posting of pictures thing, but once I do I will get a couple pics up, don't worry.
Alright, well that's all for tonight. I'm out...........

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Where do I begin?

Let's just say that I am new to the blogging world. Sure, I've read plenty of them, but I have never actually written one. I don't even have a myspace account. I know, I know... *GASP*!! I guess I never really got into that fad.
However, this whole blogging thing has intrigued me, so I thought I would give it a go. I'm warning you now... I'm not that interesting. I'm not a total bore, but I have never been described as "the life of the party". It usually takes me awhile to show my true self to someone.
This should be interesting though, since this is a one-sided conversation basically. I could essentially be talking to myself most days. That's okay though. I'm in nursing school, and sometimes I just need a place to vent out my frustrations.
I should probably be studying right now, but I've found about a dozen more interesting things to do than that. I got a new digital camera today since my old one seemed to favor my sister more than me. :( I ended up with a Sony Cyber-shot (DSC-W55, 7.2MP), and I think I'm going to like it. This is of course based off of the 5 whole minutes I've played with it (I was waiting for the battery to charge). It will definitely take some getting used to, because it's a lot smaller than my old one. It's great for throwing in my purse though. You never know now when I'm going to whip out my camera and take a picture. From now on, always be prepared when you're with me. You're hair must look stellar at all times now. No make-up free days anymore. You have to have your game face on. Start practicing your perfect picture smiles people!
OK, I should get some beauty sleep. Full day tomorrow, and tests on Monday and Tuesday. Just wanted to get my intro blog up and say hi. I'll be back though, don't worry. I'll come with pictures and stories and who knows what else. :)
Until then......