Monday, November 26, 2007

The three trees....

Here are some pictures as promised....

I don't know why this picture is sideways. I flipped it before I posted it and it still came out like this. If you look closely you can see snow falling outside. My dad was putting lights on the Christmas tree, and it was a perfect Christmas moment. Lighting the tree, snow falling outside, chesnuts roasting on an open fire... oh wait...

Here is Sydney sitting in front of the half decorated tree upstairs. It only has half of the ornaments on it, but it looked sad without any, so I couldn't resist.

Here is our little tree downstairs. The picture is kind of blurry (and sideways), but you get the idea.

Alright, well I'm off to stress about school. Catch up with ya later......

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Confessions of a Christmas Tree Decorator...

I have to start this blog by saying that yes, I am certifiabley insane. The day after Thanksgiving I got up at 4 am to go shopping with all the other shopping loons!I even coerced my sis into going with me. (Thanks Hol!) I must say thought that I found some pretty good deals. I knocked out gifts for 4 people for Christmas all in one day. I was quite proud. I also got some flannel sheets for my bed that were an original $60 that I got for $18. I've been sleeping like a puppy the past few nights too. Yes, I said puppy. I don't know why people use the phrase "Sleeping like a baby". If they slept like a baby then that must mean they were up every 4 hours. Anyway, I say puppies because I can remember when Sydney was a puppy, she would just flop down on the floor and be asleep in 2 seconds. Thus, I sleep like puppies, not babies.

I love Christmas!!! It makes me happy even though I'm bogged down with online quizzes and studying for last minute tests and finals. Today it really felt like Christmas! It was snowing!! It was actually sticking too. We didn't get anything remarkable. I don't even think we got 1/8th of an inch, but still there was snow and it made me happy. My dad finally got time in his insanely busy schedule to put up the lights on our Big Christmas tree. I assembled our little tree downstairs all by myself on Thanksgiving night. It's quite beautiful if I do say so myself. I also started putting ornaments on our big tree tonight. I only got through 1 of 2 boxes, but it looks good enough until someone finds time to put the rest on. The tree just looked sad without ornaments on it, so I had to atleast start. Sydney was a good girl too. She didn't bug me at all, and all ornaments are still on the tree. Her tail has not taken out any so far.

Well, I'm off to study, but I'll be back to post some pictures of my pretty tree decorating! :)

Ho, ho, ho.....

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Gobble, Gobble!!

Those two words were spoken by the sweetest little boy on Sunday while we were in line for the Thanksgiving dinner at my parent's church. He ran up to his mommy all excited and said, "Mommy! Gobble, Gobble!" Isn't it fun how little kids get excited over the smallest things? He was practically jumping off the ground he was so excited to gobble at his mommy. *sigh* Adorable!
Well, my week is officially over in regards to school. Hallelujah! Today was boring and quite frankly pointless. We should have just had the whole week off. Monday started off with attending a seminar that our instructor made us go to. Only after the fact did we discover that it wasn't because she was doing it for educational purposes... She was partly in charge of it! She tricked us! Grr! Yesterday we didn't even have class for Ethics, and don't even get me started on how we have a test this Tuesday and we don't even have a final grade from our first test from over 6 weeks ago.
One thing I have to look forward to... FOOD!! One good thing about having such a large extended family is that there is always an unbelievable amount of food on the holidays. I'm looking forward to the turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, broccoli cheese, bread and oodles more!
Alright well, I think I'm just going to relax a bit before turning in. I've taken 4 online quizzes since I got home, and I'm just about sick of sitting at this computer. Have a Happy Thanksgiving! Be careful if you are going to be out shopping on "Black Friday". I might be one of those crazy loons out at 4 in the morning. I haven't decided yet, so we'll see how I feel tomorrow.
Gobble, Gobble!!

Friday, November 16, 2007

Sleepy eyes

Friday's wear me out. Today was especially tiring. I spent the day on Antepartum for my OB rotation. It was interesting and boring all at the same time if that makes any sense. I had another good nurse though, so that's all that matters I guess.
In the past few days there have been a lot of health issues that have come up between family and friends. It all gets a little overwhelming after awhile. I guess it's more beneficial to pray than to worry, so that is what I will do.
On to lighter news.... The pseudotriplets (aka Hol, Lis, and I) are going on a shopping trip tomorrow to Aurora. I've nothing but great things about their outlet mall, so it better be as good as people make it out to be. I have not really started my Christmas shopping, and I really don't even have any ideas, so hopefully the new environment will spark some creative juices to flow.
Well since I was up at 5 this morning and I have to get up at 5:30 tomorrow I think I should turn in. Hope everyone (all two of you) has a good Thanksgiving. Wait... I'll see you both on Thanksgiving. Ah, nevermind... see you Thursday for turkey and other yummy food! Mmmm!
I'm out..........................

Friday, November 2, 2007

Babies, babies, and more babies!


I never in my life thought that my first day on Labor and Delivery would be so busy. I anticipated it to be kind of slow, with not much going on, where I would just be standing around doing nothing all day. WRONG! Today was so wild and crazy that it was 12 before I knew it.
I got to see two, count 'em TWO, C-Sections today!! They were crazy! The first one was around 8:30 and it was actually my patient that I saw. Then when I was with her in recovery, my instructor pulled me out of the room to go see and emergency C-Section. That was the time I got to give the baby it's vitamin K shot, and erythromycin in his eyes. I was the one who weighed the baby and got his height and first set of vitals. Then I got to wrap him up all snug and hand him to daddy. It was pretty cool!
After that I took Dad and Baby to the newborn nursery where the baby could get cleaned up, assessed, and have his footprints taken. That was when I snuck away in the small room in the nursery where a circumcision was going on. Poor baby! He was screaming bloody murder... that is until they gave him some sucrose. Yummy! By then it was 12:15 and I hadn't written anything down from the chart on my mom. So basically I just gathered information the rest of the afternoon, and tried to come down from my adrenaline high.
Another student also had an exciting morning. His patient was dilated at 5 (and some other stuff that I don't quite understand yet... effacement, etc), so the nurse and instructor left him with her to do vitals or something. The next thing he knows she's telling him, "You better go get the doctor or something." He asked, "why?". She said, "I feel a lot of pressure." So he goes and gets the nurse and tells her. The nurse pulls back the sheet and the baby's head is already out!!!! She told the student, "Quick!! Go get help!!!" He runs out to the nurse's station (which mind you is about a 2 second walk from the room), and he yells-- get this-- "Yo! Let's go!" Several people ran in the room to see the nurse holding the baby yelling, "Quick get me some blankets and scissors to cut the cord!" This whole event transpired in all of about 1 minute. Quite insane on the L&D floor today.
Anyway.... needless to say there were about 6 babies born while we were on the floor from 7-2. It was quite insane, but oh so much fun!
Now I get to study for OB and finish up some paperwork. Oh yea! :p
I'm off for now...................