Saturday, October 31, 2009

The One with Halloween!

Happy Halloween everyone!

This weekend, Jessie and Jake came up and we all went to Scarowinds! We got there around 7:30 pm and rode about 4 rides before the park closed! (There were a LOT of people there!) They had really spooked up the place with lots of people dressed up in scary costumes that jumped out at you from everywhere!

There was a new ride there called the "Carolina Cobra" that takes you forward and then takes you backwards on the same loop. I DID NOT want to go on that ride! It didn't look fun to me at all and I was so nervous to go on it! But David, Jessie, and Jake dragged me on because they all wanted to go on it....and who am I to be the party pooper?! Well we went on it and God really has a sense of humor because we were FIRST IN LINE. So of course everyone in line is staring straight at me and I am like about to throw up on this ride! Not because I get motion sick, but because I was so nervous!! :)

Well I had the FUNNIEST look on my face when they snapped the picture so David bought it:) As soon as I get it scanned into the computer I'll post it on here and you guys can make as much fun of me as my friends did!! :)

This morning we got up and went to breakfast at this place called Eddie's. They have really good breakfast food! I got chocolate chip pancakes, but unfortunately I wasn't very impressed with them. I usually get the cibatta french toast and that's really really good! So I think I'll stick with that when I go next.

It's been overcast here all day, and finally about 6:oo pm it started raining. So needless to say, we haven't had many trick-or-treaters here tonight! :( I always like handing out candy and seeing the cute outfits that kids have! Oh well, maybe next year?

The guys watched football all day and Jessie and I worked on homework. I hope you all had a wonderful day! And if it's been nice weather where you are, I hope you've seen some very cute outfits for halloween:)

P.S.- The tigers won today! So in honor of their win, here is the pumpkin carving David and I did:)

*This is the pumpkin in the light!*

*And below is the pumpkin in the dark! Goooo Tigers!!!*


Wednesday, October 28, 2009

The One with Extra Time!

Yes, it's true! I've gotten ahead in my reading and work so I actually have a little down time tonight to update my blog! It's great huh?

Well, obviously I have been really busy working on my nursing classes. Man, it keeps me so busy. But things have been going really well and we are all getting along great:) I'm really enjoying getting to know the girls in my class. Our very first clinical rotation ended last Thursday. I'm not sure if I told you guys or not, but it was at an assisted living facility so the majority of the people there were elderly with dementia or Alzheimer's. I wasn't really keen on taking care of the elderly. It just upsets me to see someone who, at one point in life, was just as vivacious and outgoing as I am, and is now basically bedridden and can't remember anything. But I actually enjoyed the rotation more than I thought I would! The people were all so sweet and just wanted attention.

We start a new rotation tomorrow in the TCU (transitional care unit). As far as I know, that's more rehab stuff. I'm interested to see how that goes because the clinical groups that were there before us said that the patients really don't want anything to do with the student nurses! I haven't had to deal with someone confrontational yet, so I'm a little nervous as to what the next few weeks will hold!

As this is the time of year for weather changes (dramatic weather changes! I'm talking cold in the morning and hot in the afternoon!) people have started getting sick. Unfortunately, last week I was one of those people! I woke up Tuesday with a little bit of a sore throat and by Wednesday night I was just so sick. I had to get up at 4:30 am for clinical on Thursday and basically thought I was going to die! Haha...but I went to the doctor on Friday and was "diagnosed" with a bad sinus infection. She put me on some high powered antibiotics and I'm feeling a lot better now:)

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to get the H1N1 flu vaccine through my school. (How do you all feel about getting that vaccine? I know a lot of people have differing opinions!) Well the nurse stuck me and starting pushing the vaccine into my arm and apparently something was wrong with the cap (the screw on part of the needle) and instead of getting vaccine inside my was running down the outside and onto the floor! They wouldn't give me another one because they didn't know how much I had actually gotten. Hmm... I'm going on Friday to my Dr. to get another one:)

How have you all been doing? I've been reading your blogs every chance I get and they definitely keep me grounded!!

Here are a few pictures from the last few weeks!

*Marley was playing hide and seek! He picked a good hiding spot! :)*

*This picture is a little late, but for David's birthday, we went to Outback and they waiters and waitresses sang to him! *

*For the Wake Forest vs. Clemson game, we went out to dinner with my bff and her boyfriend! Here are Jessie and Jake at dinner!*

*And here are David and me at dinner! Sorry about the red eyes....I forgot to fix them ha!*

*And of course, the best picture of all! The score of the game! WF was expected to win, but we ran them into the ground! Go Tigers!* (And ps- in case you didn't watch, we BEAT #10 Miami AT Miami last weekend!!!!!)

*Funny story: I bought Marley some Christmas pajamas yesterday and wanted to try them on him! Usually whenever Marley wears clothes, he goes somewhere. So when I put his pj's on him, he went and SAT BY THE DOOR and WHINED because he thought we were going somewhere! He wouldn't calm down until I took him on a walk so he would think he "went somewhere"!!! He is so cute haha!*

Have a great week guys! :)

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The One with the Good News!

Hey everybody! It's been a while hasn't it? You guys know why.

I am currently NOT studying for a pathophys. test I have tomorrow afternoon. My brain just cannot function anymore haha! I've done about as much as I can tonight and I'll study some more tomorrow during lunch with some friends. I'll fill you in on the weekend and what's been happening this week so far!

This past weekend was David's 24th birthday! (Happy birthday, babe!) We traveled to his hometown of Athens, GA (Go Dawgs!!...can't believe I just said that....). We went out to dinner Friday night with his immediate, dad, and sister. We went to Outback and they sang to him! It was great because he was so embarrassed!! Saturday, some of his extended family came up to enjoy a home-cooked lunch with us! We watched the Georgia game, ate some good southern cookin' and had a great time visiting.

I know I said I would take some pictures this weekend, but I just didn't get around to it. Sad, I know. And I'm so sorry! I did take one picture though, and it has a story behind it, so here goes:

Marley loves to play outside and David's backyard at home is not fenced so I decided to take him on a little walk around the neighborhood. And by "little walk around the neighborhood" I mean down to the end of the street and back, know...he has little legs. Well we were walking along, looking at all the pretty nature things, turned around at the end of the street and headed back up to the house on the opposite side of the road we came on. Before I knew it, Marley was ON TOP of something. THIS SOMETHING:

Talk about heart attack!!! I freaked out and picked my little angel up, just sure that he was going to be eaten or I was going to be bit. That's how much I know about snakes. I realized the snake was dead and went to get David to show him and he said, "you know, Marley would be dead if that thing had been alive...that's a copperhead."

Well then.

I'm glad that snake was dead. It was gross looking and my puppy almost met instantaneous death. Fabulous.

This week has been full of nursing school (what else?!) but some extraordinary good news! We have bought a house! Well. David has. But he says it's "our house" and technically it is. We both looked, we both liked this one, and it's the one we will be in once I graduate. I'll help him move in around December and get settled, I'll live down there this summer and work, come back to finish school, and move down for good after graduation. I'm SOOOO excited! It's a beautiful home and I am so happy for our future:) Here is a sneak peak of our new home!

Everyone, have a wonderful, wonderful rest of the week! It's supposed to be really rainy and cold here so if you live around here, be careful the next few days! As for me, fall break starts tomorrow after my test! 4:00pm can't get here soon enough! :)

Sunday, October 4, 2009

The One with well...Studying!

I bet you guys can't guess what I've been doing all weekend?


Yep, I know, you never would have guessed. I've been extra busy this weekend because I'm trying to get ahead in all my work so I can go with David next weekend to visit his family for his birthday! I've tried to get ahead in my reading and getting all my assignments done and as of 9:30 pm tonight, I have pretty much everything done. Now all that's left this week is working on a paper that's due next week and studying for a few tests I have this week! Hopefully this is something I can handle haha:) And assuming I get all of that done, I'll try to start reading for next week so I won't have *too* much to do over David's birthday weekend!

I seem to have it all planned out don't I?? We'll see how well that plan actually works out this week haha;) Even though I have it all planned out, I still feel stressed to the max! I'm sooo looking forward to fall break in a few weekends! It will definitely be well deserved by my whole class!

I know I haven't posted too many pictures lately, so I'll try to take some this weekend and have something nice to post sometime next week when I get a chance! Although there is something so very cute that I want to share with you guys today! I saw this video on America's Funniest Videos the other day and it just made me laugh because it was so precious! I'm not a big Barry Mannilow fact, I'm not really a fan at all, but this little kid just cracked me up:) I hope it makes you laugh too!

Hope everyone has a great week!