Thursday, October 21, 2010

5 Question Friday

1. Who is the better cook you or your spouse? I cook better inside. He cooks better outside. If he was cooking I wouldn't complain, saves me from doing it.

2. How often do you talk to your mom? Hardly ever! Those of you that know me know why.

3. Are you adventurous in the kitchen or do you follow recipes? I have a couple of picky eaters so I tend to stick with the recipe.

4. Is your second toe bigger than your big toe? Yes

5. Do you dress up for Halloween? Occasionally but I am not going to this year.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

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1. What was your biggest obstacle this week? Self discipline....I didn't do so hot this week. I do know where my weakness is this week. I plan to work on it. I have so much on my plate that it is getting hard to balance everything. I am not giving up because I have lost weight before and know that I can do it. I just have to apply myself more.

2. What has been my biggest help? I had an inspirational moment this week that sparked a new interest in my plans. I went to a Nursing graduation. We have to wear all white when we grad. I don't want to be up there in my current weight in all white scrubs. I will look like the Michelin tire man or stay puff marshmallow man. So now I am going to be more disciplined.

Nursing School Update October 2010

Well, as you know I have been in Nursing School full time since May 17th. We are on our second round of clinicals. We have started the Med Surge part of it. I am still in a Nursing Home but that is part of the rotation. We are now working similar hours of actual nurses. I am on a night rotation now. I have to say, I still love what I am doing. I have never felt better about a profession than I do right now. I love to help people and I love science and medicine. This is the perfect field for me. I have gotten to do actual skills on people that I thought wouldn't occur this early in the rotation. I have gotten to do a Foley Catheter, lots of injections although not enough. ( I love to give shots!) I have also gotten to do wound care which is also very interesting. If you can't stand blood and bone you shouldn't do this one. I have also done colostomy care but I could have lived without this experience. I have also messed with Peg Tubes which I liked. I have also got my first dose of the consequences of what happens if you are an advocate for the patients and doing what is right. Sometimes doing what is right is not very popular. I have experienced social isolation. This bothered me at first but I got over it. I didn't pay that much for school to make friends I am paying that to get an education. Someone did not do something they were supposed to and I had said something about it. Come to find out I was not the only one. None the less it was not popular with several people. I did the right thing and I am content with that but they weren't. I have learned to make my skin a little thicker. It comes with the territory. I am getting excited because we are almost at the half way point. Class work and studying for test is getting a little more difficult but it is mostly self discipline at this point. I need to study more but it is getting a little harder to want to do so. I have to say I am very grateful for my good grades. I have managed to stay on the Director's Honor Roll since I have started. I have also managed to keep my 100% attendance the last 4 months. I have missed 1 day since I have started. I am very proud of that. I hope you enjoyed reading this. There will be more to come.

Friday, October 15, 2010

5 Question Friday

1. What is your favorite Halloween candy? I don't like that candy that comes in the plain orange and black wrappers. I don't think that it has a brand name. Its gross.

2. Do you fold your socks? No just everyone elses

3. What is the one thing that you wished you worned about? The importance of getting your education before starting a family. Its possible but would have been alot easier.

4. What is the most significant difference between you and your significant other? Everything but they say opposites attract.

5. Use three words to discribe yourself. If your significant other is around ask him/her to describe you? loving caring and beautiful

Sunday, October 10, 2010

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1. Why do you want to live a healthier lifestyle? I don't want to end up like some of the patients that I am taking care of. I have all this information and I do have the ability so I need to take the initiative. I want to feel better. I'm tired of feeling like crap with no energy.

2. What do I hope to accomplish? I want to live a full productive life. I want to have the energy to play with my kids. I want to be able to shop anywhere for clothes.

3. How do I plan to accomplish this? I plan to make small changes here and there. I will drink more water. I am planning to take a multi vitamin. I will make better choices of what goes in my body.

Friday, October 8, 2010

5 Question Friday

1. What do you listen to while driving? I mostly listen to KXOJ 100.9. Its christian music. Once in a while i get in the mood for 80's and listen to 96.5. I even listen to classical when stressed. Weird combo, huh?

2. What does your dream house look like inside and out? My dream house would be in the country with enough rooms for all my kids and my and my husband to have a loft bedroom with a private balcony that has enough room for a couple of chairs to sit outside. I would also have an enormous porch with a porch swing. I would have a huge bathroom with a shower and a huge garden tub and one of those sinks that looks like a bowl sitting on a table. I would also have a huge living room with enough room for us to enjoy family activities together.

3. What is your least favorite thing about fall? That it has to end Fall and Spring are the perfect weather. I love the colors for both seasons.

4. Would you ever own a mini van? If you would have asked me a couple of years ago I would have said no but now YES!!!!!

5. Do you wash new clothes before wearing them? No

Friday, October 1, 2010

Five Question Friday

1. Did you have a pen pal when you were younger and where were they from???
I did have a pen pal it was a boy in New York.

2. If you could do one different job for a day what would it be? I am going to school to be a nurse but I would like to teach nursing one day.

3. Do you remember your biggest fear when you were a kid? I had a fear of the dark. Just being outside in the dark. It was alll those scary movies I watched when I was young.

4. What is the biggest waste of time? I think that the biggest waste is not getting all you can out of something that you paid for, like an education perhaps..

5. What is the oldest thing in your closet? I would have to say my winter coat. It is 8 years old.