Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Push for Breast Cancer Awareness

This viral video is absolutely adorable, memorable, heart warming and simply right to the point. I wanted to laugh and cry while watching. My hubby even teared up; it was that good. See for yourself. Tell me what you think!!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

The life and times of a soon 2 B CNA

Today was AWESOME!! My first day in CNA class, 8 hours! WOW! Tons of information to soak in. More new people to meet, the day was busy busy. We had two quizzes, which was a bit intimidating considering we had to go through 4 chapters and then remember what we read. I did really great though I must say, only missed one question out of both quizzes.

We learned about the different facilities; long term, acute care, sub-acute, home health. How to treat the patients/residents. Shower, tub, and bed bathing techniques (we'll get to wash the "patients" (mannequins) in a few weeks. It was pretty neat and left me on cloud nine for the day. My hubby thought I looked so cute in my new scrubs (I will proudly be posting pictures of my scrubs and new Landau nursing shoes which are incredibly comfortable - OH YEAH AND MY BIG OLE' BOOKBAG / I got your comment NurseXY.. lol) There was one major adjustment for me, which was having to get rid of my manicured nails. No polish, no length, no gel, NOTHING! I have gotten my nails done since I was 16 years old, and now they are short, and polish-less. I am sure I will adjust, but for now I am sad every single time I look down at my hands AND I couldn't wear my engagement ring (only my wedding band) because the diamond kept putting holes in my gloves! The bright side to this is there is no more "tap, tap, tap" on the!

I have tons of studying to do, as well as some homework that needs to get done. Thankfully I have already completed what is due tonight, so I am pretty much all caught up - at least for the evening... lol It is now time to spend the so needed quality tine with my family, I miss them so!!!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day!

To my hubby,

You are such an awesome dad, and we have the most wonderful children in the world to prove it!!!

I love you baby!!

To all the great dads, enjoy your day!!

Friday, June 18, 2010


So I did it, I am finally and completely registered to start the CNA program next Saturday. I am nervous, excited, overwhelmed, and the list goes on. I received my textbook and workbook today and I already have homework (on top of the homework I already have!) and a quiz on three chapters for next Saturday. I just can't stop, I think if I stop moving I won't start again. I gotta keep moving. Stay motivated; if not now, when? If not me, who? (Didn't someone famous say that... lol)So I will be off tomorrow to purchase my scrubs and shoes (very excited about that) some cute socks and a cardigan. I'm also thinking about getting a plastic watch with a second hand so I don't ruin my platinum watch (am I showing off? lol). I hate that I can't wear my engagement ring, but my wedding band is just as pretty and I can wear that. Wow am I nervous!

Ahhh! I do have a midterm that I need to study for and take before tomorrow night at 11 p.m. so I better get to it. Night ya'll!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Should be in class, but nope!

I'm home! Don't worry it's not bad, I promise. I haven't given up.. lol I had some work I needed to catch up on for my online Sociology and Political Science class. I emailed my Math and English professors to let them know that I would be online and would get the notes and do the homework. You see summer semester the homework isn't mandatory, it's strictly for the benefit of the student. I DO ALL OF IT! lol For those who know of the struggle I had in the beginning with my math class would understand. So I am home doing a lot of catch up, while my husband is out buying us a brand spanking new grill and lawn mover. Don't ya just love boy toys! lol As long as he mows the lawn he can have whatever he wants. I do hope to spend some time with him tonight, if only for an hour, I miss cuddling with him, but there is just so much to do in 24 hours and I need 28 hours plus some.

So guess who has some extra good news? Yep Me! I will definitely, officially be starting my CNA program on June 26th, for 11 Saturdays with clinicals the last week in August. That means that I will have to take vacation at work, in order for me to work! At the hospital that is...I am registered, and just have to go in tomorrow to take my drug test, but I am all set and ready to rock. I will be picking up my scrubs on Saturday (which I have already started scoping out). I get to wear any color in class, but (I think I may have mentioned this already since this was my second time checking out the program location before registering) during clinicals we must wear Georgia Bulldog red. Ugh! How bright and hideous. They definitely want us to stand out and be noticed. I have already picked out my Crocs, strap back, no holes with grips at the bottom, but I haven't decided on white or black. I can order other colors but only from online. I visited the Crocs store in Buckhead, but they didn't have all of the colors, so variety means shipping and handling fee...Anywhooo I am rambling, only to say that I will now be even more busy than I already am. Is that even possible?

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Heatwave in Georgia

But the awesome grade on my English exam certainly cooled me off. Another good grade with a 90 on my thesis paper. Go me! Now my event paper that is a different story. My professor keeps telling me to dig deeper. How much deeper am I supposed to go I keep asking. Ahhh! This writing thing is harder than I thought. Alright back to class.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Studying Sunday and my Oversized BookBag

Is this what life has become? Sitting in bed, hubby asleep and me typing away on my pc, pencil in hand with books surrounding me like a fortress? For now I guess it is. Funny though, because even with the feeling of being overwhelmed (which I am much more underwhelmed than I was 4 weeks ago) there is always a feeling of accomplishment when I finish a paper, or pass an exam. I am that much closer to goal. Right?

I was in Target this morning purchasing yet another bookbag for all of my textbooks, notebooks and laptop (I thought my cute shoulder bag could hold up to the weight of everything.) Wrong! I got a large (although still cute in a hiker girl kind of way) industrial, camper backpack. Long enough and large enough to fit my laptop, 2 textbooks for on - campus classes, 2 notebooks, TI-84, pens, pencils, highligters, makeup and much more.. lol Yes I needed to be able to carry equal the weight not just on one shoulder. So as I was checking out, the cashier asked what I was in school for. I quickly (with my shoulders held high) said I am studying to be a nurse with a future hopefully in anesthesia. She looked at me and said "you look like you will be a great nurse, people aren't usually as polite as you are". (I only offered to pack my own grocery bags, but I am sure she has seen it all.) In any event, I was on cloud 1000 after the conversation with the cashier, and me and my oversized bookbag left ready for the week of school ahead.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Happy Anniversary!

To my hubby!! I love you so much! You mean the world to me and my heart belongs to you.

Alrighty, enough of that.. Why is it that it takes 3 weeks to plan for a night out with my husband? Ridiculous! We used to be able to just get up and go, no worries, no forethought or anything. Ahhh! So here we are still trying to get ready tonight for our date tomorrow. I bought 2 dresses and a pretty lace top (trying to decide what to wear) for our date, and to no surprise, my hubby doesn't like any of them. lol. Now I have to run out in the morning to find something new AGAIN! And we still can't figure out what else to do. 24 hours without children, and we don't know what to do. I have finished all of my school work at least until Sunday, woo hoo free from homework hell, and I don't know what to do with my hubby.. lol! Go figure.
Happy Anniversary to us!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Algebra, it's not so bad after all...

I got it! I understand it, I love it. It's absolutely understandable and not that difficult IF you study and study hard. I studied my little booty off, wrote the equations, wrote them again on index cards (colored for those that are beginning to understand my need to stay organized and color coded) figured out the problem, wrote it again, wrote the rules, plugged it into my calculator (that I spent 120 dollars on)to doublecheck myself. And so... I had my exam on Tuesday night.. I got a 92!!! If you really knew my failure to understand the math language and how many nights I sat in my math class confused to 10th power (math then you would know 92 is just perfect! Hubby and I had plenty of 1:15 a.m. nights this past weekend with my faithful textbook and additional books I purchased from Barnes and Noble, but it all paid off and I couldn't be happier! And for that my hubby finally bought me my brand spanking new Dell laptop so I can post everywhere!!! Well it's really in order for me to stay on top of my online classes (which are kicking my butt). Summer semester is tough and I am taking a majorly heavy courseload, I am drained and exhausted and I should be writing a paper right now for Political Science but I just had to share my news. We didn't have class tonight (math) just an online review since my professor is in Hawaii. The negative to that was I had my English class at 5 and I wouldn't have gone, BUT we had an exam. ugh! Well off to complete my paper, and say hello to my bed. I think I have seen my husband tonight, not really sure.. lol, but tomorrow is another day!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

So yeah...

School is kicking my butt. SERIOUSLY! I can not for the life of me get the rationale of an algebraic equation. It hurts my brain everytime I think about it. I have researched every HELP book I can get on it. I will also have to schedule a tutor. OMG! It is hard, I am intimidated, like it can reach out and bite me or something. My online classes are harder than in class, I read, read, read, write, read, read some more. Ahhh! I am drowing. I considered dropping 1 or 2 classes. I know it is a lot to have to keep up with but I really don't want to give up yet. To boot I found a registered nurse who (she has a CNA training program) is WILLING to do the weekend CNA program with just me. So you know what that means. Hands on, one on one experience and teaching. How awesome is that. I am so thankful for it. Now I just need to organize my life again! I have come up with a fantastic way to keep myself organized with my schoolwork and quizzes since keeping up with the online work is more being on top of things in order to not miss deadline. I have made up an assignment sheet with the full week on it (over the top) I then have my class subjects (on the sidebar) I note all assignments due, and add the printout of the assignment on the back. When I am done I cross out the assignment and the printout. My quizzes and future projects are in sections on the bottom by subject. (If anyone wants to view, just let me know.) It has worked absolutely wonderfully for me and I love it! My brain is now shot AGAIN.

And so it begins again tomorrow!

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