Archive for November, 2009
I love when I can drive in the car and stations are playing Christmas music. There is just something soothing about it.
Jingle bells, santa baby, o holy night…. They all bring smiles to my face.
My final exam is over. Life is good! Only two clinicals left and then I have finished fall quarter!! Yipppeee!!
Today at 0900 I take my 4th term finals. Its crazy to think about where I was this time last year.
I remember panicing about learning to do assessments and thinking that it was impossible to learn everything, and now I can do an assessment pretty thoroughly without needing assistance. I even have some days where I feel like I can do this, not like last year where I was totally stressing that this was an impossible journey.
This quarter has taught me more about patience than I would have imagined. The goal is in sight, only two terms left and Im done.
12 days until the cruise.
Tia: Tomorrow is black friday
Abuelita: What Black guy is coming on Friday?
Tia: NO! (Snicker, hehehehe) BLACK FRIDAY, the shopping day.
(We all couldnt stop laughing!)
For the first time since I can remember, I did not go shopping for black friday. I am an avid sale shopper, and this is like my holiday! However this year I decided to stay in and visit with some of my inlaws. What a wonderful day it turned out to be!
I am proud to announce that I got my Christmas cards out on time! They were addressed, stamped and mailed on the day after Thanksgiving! Whew, what a load that was! We sent over a hundred Christmas cards to places all over the world!
Today we are heading over to a cousins house for lunch and then back to visit with the Abuelitos.
My finals are next week, so I figure I will begin stressing in approx 3 seconds.
Were there any amazing deals/steals out there? What did I miss?
We’ve all napped and are now about to eat dinner with the Madrinas. Seriously wish I could remember how long it takes to digest food, guess I didnt pay enough attention in nutrition!
Dinner with the neices, nephews, cousins and madrinas! Yummy and so much fun!
In other news, Ive managed to dodge the baby question the entire day! Not one person has asked us about when we are going to have kids! Not one!! What a great day!
Now to celebrate….Margaritas!!
Cooking is going, lunch is ready. Waiting on some cousins to show up to eat the lunch meal.
I made lunch!! Scalloped potatoes and pork chops, with shrimp pasta and bread!
Some people needed a nap before lunch…hehehehe
Tiff: Honey what are you Thankful for today?
Tiff: thats perfect!!
Hubby: you are my Happiness.
-now tell me that isnt the most perfect think to hear at 4am!
Its a little after 4 am and my household is up and moving.
Off to my inlaws house to start cooking before the cousins and neices and nephews start showing up!
What does your family do for turkey day breakfast?
Will you watch the game? The parade?the dog show?
All day today I will be posting the happenings with pictures!
I am so incredibly Thankful to be spending this holiday with my Husband!
Happy Thanksgiving to all my Family and Friends! Hope this day brings you nothing but cheer and full bellies!!
It was quiet and peacful! We head to my inlaws house tonight and will spend the holidays with them.
This is my first holiday with my inlaws and I am so excited!!
Today I am thankful for the love I feel around me. I am thankful for so many people who have helped to shape me into the person that I am today.
Thank you to all my family and friends!
Another question for my readers: the other day I was out in the community and observed someone wear thigh high boots with 4″ heels, a skirt that barely barely covered her butt, a shirt so tight and low cut that I could almost see her navel and could visualize her nipple piercings through her shirt.
No this woman was not a hooker. Staring at me from the collar of her shirt was a red name tag identifying her as a Nursing Student from my school.
Seeing as I know she is not in my classes she must be from a different program (LPN, or TADN) or she is a first year student.
I was shocked. First of all I dont think her outfit was appropriate for the community event that I observed her, second I dont think that her attire was appropriate for her to be standing out as an example of our colleges programs.
What do you think? Should a Nursing student and/or Nurse be dressing like that while wearing school name badges?
Should she be allowed to dress like that at the school?
Am I overreacting?
•Is it me or is there a ton more Christmas stuff out this year?
•Im getting a cold, not thrilled since I just got both my vaccines last week. I think it overwhelmed my system.
•Flew to the land of Sunshine last night. Did you know that one baby with a poopy diaper can stink up the ENTIRE plane?
•So excited to see my MIL. Cant begin to tell you how much I miss her.
•MIL wants us to take her to Disney for Her Christmas gift. Awesome!!
•Did very poorly on my exam yesterday. Worst Ive ever done, note to self: Do not take cold meds before an exam!
•Holiday Travel has begun. The airport was so full….lots of interesting people to see. And who on earth wears high heel shoes to the airport?
I need to just admit it now, I wake up 15minutes early to read all my blogs in my google reader. So although I may be horrible about commenting, I do read them!
This morning I was reading one of my daily blogs and they talked about the meaning of Thanksgiving and it really hit home. I want to use this holiday week to remember to be thankful for all that I have. I dont want my children to only remember this holiday based on the foods we eat, the decorating we do or the family visits. I want this to be a week of thanks.
So everytime I start to be bitchy, grumpy, or start to complain I am going to try to think of something I am thankful for.
With that I want to do a quick introduction again for my new readers:
I am Tiffany, I am married to the most amazing man whom I call “the hubby”. I am blessed to have a kiddo by another mother (my stepson) we call him Big Boy, we have two dogs Harley and Giada.
I am currently finishing my Fall term of my second year of Nursing school. I will graduate in June with my ADN. I am a full time student and I am currently embarking on an amazing journey as a stay at home wife/student. In my limited free time I watch movies, blog, go to the gym, cook, spend time with my family and….well we like adventures so we are always heading out somewhere!
Is there anything else you want to know? Leave a comment!! I would love to get to know you too!
My Meyah was alive, chunky, and as happy as a “pork chop” can be. And now here we are just over two months after she got her wings.
While packing up some boxes I held her urn in my hands, it hurts just as much as it did in June. I miss my baby girl. I miss my Mama Meyah.
Today I am thankful for all the years that I was able to spend with my little girl!
My school was nice enough to send out an email a couple weeks ago stating that some of our clinicals sites would not be allowing students to do their clinicals without proof of H1N1 and seasonal flu vaccination. They would accept confirmed medical or religious reasons, but would not accept only the standard “decline” form. The email also stated that any student who was not vaccinated would be required to wear face masks the entire time on the clinical site whether symptomatic or not.
So against my personal beliefs about the flu shot I went and got vaccinated for both of the schools required immunizations. So why am I upset about this? Because now I am being informed that the school mis-spoke and has recanted their original statement. And now they are just strongly encouraging it.
What would you do? I am now vaccinated there is nothing for me to really do. But what do you think about the program being able to require an injection? Does anyone elses programs do this?
She never fails to bring a smile to my face. She was so funny this afternoon, I was sitting on the bed trying to work on my teaching plan for my Peds class when she runs into the room, jumps up on the bed and quickly gives me a kiss and then runs back outside.
It was like “Need to kiss mom then go play”! So freaking cute!
Right now I am still working on my teaching plan, trying desperatly to make it interesting enough for a group of 5 year olds. Its just that handwashing isnt very interesting!
Today I am incredibly thankful for the laughter of good friends!
Last night Hubby amd I headed to my best friends house to help her get her guest bed set up and then we all went out to see Twilight!
I am the only Twilight fan, neither Hubby nor my friend were particularly interested in seeing it. I thought the movie was amazing and I cant wait to see it again!! Hubby didnt like Edward, and my friend hated the movie.
But we all still had fun!!
Did you see Twilight? Did you gasp when you saw the abs on Jacob? Holy cow!!
This morning I woke up and asked my loving hubby what he was thankful for….
His response ‘Seafood”, then he apparently saw the look on my face and said “But mostly I am thankful for you baby!! I love you more than seafood!”
What a suck up, and I think someone is trying to hint that I need to make some seafood for dinner!
Last night we had a wonderful dinner of homemade shrimp alfredo and dill salmon. The salmon was caught by out amazing Tio T. And it was MmmMmmMmm Delicioso!
Tonight we are heading out to go see the new Twilight movie. The Hubby is being super supportive of my vampire addiction!
What new movies have you seen?
Today I am thankful for the ability to take vacations!! We picked up our cruise tickets and we finished our final paperwork for our winter getaway!!
Im so excited!
Yesterdays clinicals were interesting. I was at a local Boys and Girls club observing growth and development of children. It was very interesting, and some of the nursing students and I observed a child who we were all pretty sure has Cushings Syndrome. There was no mention in the childs medical history, but she had the standard round abdomen, hump, moon face and skinny arms/legs. It was strange.
And lemme tell ya, kids are LOUD!! Hving only been exposed to sick kids in the clinicals up to now, it was weird to be surrounded by healthy ones!
What are you thankful for?
Yesterday was a perfect example of being thankful for the simple things. The hubby and I did some shopping, we got his new uniforms for work, some winter coats so we can go play in the snow, and then headed home. We spent the evening making dinner and then as I studied and wrote a paper I could hear him enthusiastically yelling at the players in ODST.
Just being close to him and going through the simple tasks of the day are amazing.
Today more clinicals and time to get the final things ready for our Mexican cruise!! Its less than a month away!! Yipppeeee
Kids are so funny! And today I am thankful for the ability to make a positive change in peoples lives. There is something miraculous about helping a child with a skinned knee and having them think you are a superhero.
Donning my ugly white uniform usually makes me feel like a giant nerd, but for some reason kids look up to you and think “wow, youre a NURSE?!”
Maybe Peds is my calling. I love being there. I love that kids will smile at you even when they are hurting the worst. I love that the simplest things can make their day.
And today I am thankful for having the opportunityto experience all that!
Only 8 days until Thanksgiving!!!!