Archive for October, 2009
Tuesday was my finals day. I am officially finished with my OB final. I am sad to have to leave the clinicals because I really enjoyed myself, but I am also relieved because the paperwork for OB was monstrous!
Quarterly my nursing program requires you to take a dosage calculatuons test to prove your proficiency. Tuesday was also the day for that exam.
Now I personally feel like I am quite comfortable with dosage, and yet every quarter I get this panic and waves of nausea at the thought of this exam. I have never done poorly on these exams, quite the contrary I usually excell under that kind of pressure but it always freaks me out.
The grades have not been pisted officially yet, but I can say with confidence that I am proceeding to the next module of school.
I was so freaked out that one of my amazing professors actually took the time to grade my dosage exam first and called me last night so that I could rest easier! I passed with flying colors!!
Because it was finals and I have my mid quarter clinical break week, my Hubby and I are gonna be spending the week exploring San Diego and maybe even going somewhere fun for Halloween!
What are your Halloween plans?
Dear annoying old hag sitting behind me,
Yes that was my hair that you pulled each time you stood up. And yes you probably need some sort of bladder control medication as it is not normal to need to the lavatory every 10minutes.
Yes, it was gross that you chose to apply your bengay cream during the flight and left the plane smelling like a long term care facility.
Yes, it was incredibly rude that you called the flight attendant “young lady” when lecturing her about the length of her skirt.
And finally yes, it did show your ignorance when you told the flight attendant that you could not sit next to the “negro”.
You are a sad old evil hag who likely lives a sad sad life. And thank you for your horrid ignorance, the man you chose not to sit next to was funny and smelled like Givenchy’s Be Delicious.
The now partially bald blonde sitting in front of you next to the “negro”.
So it turns out that all the posts Ive done on my phone for the last few days have failed to publish! I dont know if it was operator error or some machine glitch but hopefully it is fixed now!
Im walking in to take my dosage test in just a few minutes and then I have my OB final this afternoon.
Yesterday in Peds we talked about respiratory illnesses in children. When we started the portion of the lectire on CF it made me think of Tricia and baby Gwenyth over at CF Husband after following their journey for the last year and a half I felt compelled to tell the class about them. If you havent had a chance to meet this amazing family head over there!!
I am so looking forward to this clinical session!! Peds here I come! (that is after my final!)
After spending way too much of the weekend fooling around it is finally time to head back to school.
Today is the start of my peds lecture and then orientation to my peds clinical!
Tomorrow is my Midterms, I have a huge dosage test and then my OB final. Holy crap it is going way too fast now! In a matter of just a few months Nursing School will be over!!
Last night we went to church with L and her Hubby. They attend a Contemporary Baptist church and we were excited to attend. Neither the hubby or I have stepped foot in a church for a couple years!!
The church setting was very nice and the Hubs and I both really enjoyed the singing! We had a hard time with the message that was presented, but all in all it was a fullfilling experience!
After church we all headed out for a nice dinner double date! What fun!
After a lot of laughs and being a little too loud, we headed home!
Now back to the books!
Had a wonderful date with my Hubby and friends at the crab pot. It was good and the atmosphere was wonderful!
In comparison to Joe’s crab shack, I would give it 2 stars outta five. Joe’s had more flavor, and stayed hot longer because of the staem bowl.
Even with the low score, we had a blast! We need to do it again guys!!
My OB clinical experience is over, all I have left is to take the OB exam and the dosage test and then I can proceed to Peds. Im actually looking forward to my Peds rotation. Kids say the funniest thing!
Overheard yesterday at the post office:
“Mama, who is Attle?”-Little boy asks
“Who?!”-Mom in tight red pants
“Attle! Every one says that they are gonna SEE ATTLE, can we go see him?”
I was laughing so hard. Kids say the cutest things!
Or at least she is gonna play one in our group presentation on STDs.
One of our extremely talented team members made this costume from scratch!!
Whats the weirdest thing youve done for a group project?
The value of a smile that you get when you give a little stuffed toy to a very sick child. Its priceless.
Vacation was amazing. Ate way too much.
Back to clinicals today.
Too much to do, and not nearly enough time!
Today we spent the day wandering San Diego. Hubby checked in to his new duty station and we went exploring!
When we stopped for some TCBY yogurt we ran across the USS Recruit, former ship used for training new Navy service men and women!
What a beautiful way to watch the sunset!!
And i couldnt keep my hands off of him!!
After spending months eating guard force chow my loving Hubby was ready for some real food!!
So we made a pit stop at Santana’s!!
Sitting at the terminal with our special passes! Just minutes until my amazing Hubby comes home and will be greeted with smiles and love from the group of us!!
Amazing Tia D, Phenomenal Mom, and Fabulous wife (ME!)
We cant wait!!
The Madrinas were nice enough to host the first dinner! Pupusas, tamales and….mango pie!!
It was delicious!!
Every year on October 15th people are encouraged to take a minute to remember the babies that are waiting in Heaven.
How appropriate that this week was my hardest, that I thought of them alot this week.
Im lighting a candle for all those flames that burned out too soon. And sending all my love and comfort to the parents who have experienced a loss.
A quick word on loss from my perspective. The first year after my big loss I found this day heartbreaking. Then the next year it was a little easier and gave me some peace knowing that although my babies didnt get a birthday that they would still get a day to be remembered. Last year it hit me like a ton of bricks again.
And here we are at 2009 and after the week passed with lots of tears and memories and “could haves” it is here again and I am back to feeling thankful.
Although I wish the outcome had been different, I can honestly say that I feel blessed to have gotten to have them, however briefly.
Sending love and peace.