Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The One with the Request!

Well I've had a request for an update. Okay, so the request was from my mom, but was a request, ha! Things have been so busy lately! I guess for starters, I ended up with a 98 on my second test- YEAH!!! I was stoked about that. Over the last few weeks, I've done a ton of work, started clinicals, and been to a Clemson football game. got rained out...again:) Ha!

School keeps me really busy. I go from about 9:00 am- 4:00 pm most every day. Except on Thursdays which are clincial days and I've got to be there around 7am! Then I come home and work out for about an hour, eat dinner, and then get back in the books. I read and study until time for bed which is sometime around 11pm. So as you can clearly see, I have limited time to write blogs! :) I've got a few tests coming up next weekend and a HUGE paper due on Oct. 14th that I'm going to try to start on this weekend. We'll see how that goes ;)

Clinicals started last Thursday, but we had no patient contact, although we were assigned patients. Tomorrow will be our first time having contact with people and I'm so nervous! I'm scared I'm going to do something wrong- so keep your fingers crossed for me!

That's really all I have to post about tonight! (Unless you guys want to hear about the pathophysiology of atherosclerosis or how to calculate medications??! No takers huh? Ha.) I'll post some pictures for your viewing pleasure of the last few days:)

*When Marley doesn't get what he wants, he gets as high up as he can!* (and yes..he did end up with that last bite of pizza!)

*David and I were on our way to dinner with my grandparents! It was the first pretty day in a while so I made him take some pictures:) *

Okay! It's time for bed, night y'all!! :)

Monday, September 21, 2009

The One with the Love:)

Hello friends!

Well, Clemson won on Saturday (yeah!) but it started storming in the 3rd quarter so we packed up and headed home. We had fun while it lasted though! Here is a picture of us in our ponchos!

I got a few more pictures of this weekend, but none of them were very good ha!

Today we had my grandparents and aunt and uncle down for dinner! It was my grandmother's birthday dinner so I cooked maple-ginger chicken with couscous, sauteed veggies, and salad! It was really good and everyone seemed to enjoy it! She opened presents and we all had dessert (cake and ice cream of course!). I just really love my family. They are some of the best people and I am just so blessed to have them in my life!

It has been a great evening, and even better is that I did a lot of nursing work yesterday so I didn't have to do any today! But when I got home this afternoon, I went ahead and got the rest of my work done for the week, so now I have nothing to do but study! :) Such a relief!

I hope everyone has had a great day!


Thursday, September 17, 2009

The One with the Break Down...

First of all, I just wanted to say I'm so glad that some of you out there know where the titles for my posts come from! (For those of you who don't know, the titles of "Friends" episodes all start out the same way!!) It makes me happy to know that you guys understand what I'm talking about haha ;) And that you share my love of Friends because it really is just a great show!

Now what follows next you better not laugh at. It is going to seem very trivial to some of you, but just realize this is where I am at right now haha:) I realize it's stupid, but I just can't help it. I know I told you in the last post that I have 1. been really stressed and 2. just finished with my first 2 tests in nursing school. Today we had a day off and do you know what I did? More nursing work. So I was already really bummed about spending my day off doing work and I know it was my choice and all was just one of those days!

One of my test grades posted tonight. (As of the post, the other hadn't been put up yet.) I made a 90.5. Before I go any further, let me explain the grading system at my school, some of you may know what I'm talking about. A 93-100 is an A; a 91-92 is an A-; an 88-90 is a B+ and so on and so forth. It's a terrible scale and I really prefer the 10 point scale haha! Oh, and they don't round up:)

SO. I made a 90.5 on my test. Y'all, I cried. I bawled my eyes out. I have been so stressed with trying to get all my chapters read and studying whenever I had the time, mainly I was just working my butt off. See?? I know this is the most trivial thing ever. I should be happy with a B+...I mean on any other scale it would be an A. But I hate b's. I'm not against them like I am C's, but I mean I just really don't like B's. Especially those that are soooo close to an A, can't be rounded up to an A, and after I put in so much effort. I'm just really irritated at myself for getting a 90 and plainly stated...I just feel stupid.

Plus I think all the stress just came to a head when I got that grade and well, the waterworks came. (I'm not really sure the pathophysiology of how tears are created just yet, but I'll work on it and let you know what I find out haha!!)

Anyway, I have one more test grade to wait on and I am just praying that I at least got an A- on that one. I need some good news right about now. So keep your fingers crossed for me!

On another note, I'm going tomorrow (after I take my health assessment quiz...) to Clemson for the BC game. Yes, I'll be bringing my books and all to study from, but I'm hoping for a little relaxation time to just get away and have some form of a life for a bit haha! :) I hope you all have an absolutely wonderful weekend and I can't wait to read about everything you do!


Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The One with Hallelujah

I've been in nursing school for a month. Wow. I can't believe it. I have studied, read, and studied some more. And I had my first 2 nursing tests this week. I think I have gotten a total of about 9 hours of sleep over the last 3 days because I was studying the whole time. But *hopefully* it paid off. I think I did okay on my first nursing tests- and let me tell you, they were not a walk in the park! By the time the day was over, we were all completely drained, only to find out that...God heard all of our prayers and just so happens to be on our side!

As we were leaving we learned that our classes were canceled tomorrow!!! :) God knew how much we needed a break and it was granted! I don't have to get up at 5 am, drive 40 minutes for clinical and then head straight to class until 4pm! (Instead...I get to sleep in, and catch up on all the work I've put off because of studying haha! - but at least I get to sleep in!)

Hallelujah haha!


ps- thanks for sticking with me even though I haven't posted much at all over the last month. And even though I don't comment much anymore due to lack of time, I still read your blogs and they bring me back down to earth haha:)

Friday, September 11, 2009

September 11, 2001

Obviously there doesn't need to be an explanation about this post. We all know what happened on this day 8 years ago. I spent pretty much my whole morning watching videos on youtube of footage from that day. Some people never want to see that ever again. And I don't blame them. But I want to watch because I never want to forget how I felt that day, when I was 14 years old, as our country was attacked. There really isn't anything else to say except thank you to everyone who was there that day, who lost their lives for us, and who fought to save those who lost their lives. And thank you to those who are still fighting for us today. America loves you.

Monday, September 7, 2009

The One Where the Tigers Win!

*The Fabulous Four!*

What a fabulous weekend this has been! Before I forget...happy labor day everyone! I didn't have much of a labor day. I drove home (amid the thousands of police that were out today. They were literally lining up on the highway to catch speeders!), did some P90X, and started back on my nursing work. I feel really, really behind since I didn't do any work over the weekend. But I'm on my way to catching up and I only have 3 days of class this week so I'm sure I can handle it!

Well I know you are all anxiously awaiting the outcome of the very first Clemson football game of the season! And....drumroll please...It's a TIGER WIN!!!

Friday after David got off work, we headed down to Clemson. There was a soccer game that David wanted to go to so he headed off to that and I went to dinner with my old roommate Jess, her boyfriend Jake, her parents, and our friend Meredith. We went to this awesome mexican restaurant called "Los Amigos". If you are ever in Seneca, SC you should DEFINITELY check it out:) On Saturday we woke up at 9:30 and got ready to go tailgate! We tailgated from 12:30 until game time (which was at 6 pm!). I had a great time catching up with everyone and really being in Clemson for the first game as an alum!!


*The most exciting 25 seconds in football!*

*Our first extra point after the touchdown 10 seconds into the game!*

The very first kick-off of the game, we ran back for a touchdown! So it was a good start for the Tigers! We had a great time for the first 2 quarters and even got up on the big screen! You know it's always exciting to get on the big screen!! Ha! :) But around half time it started raining! Yes, you heard me right! Raining....even though the weather channel said there was only a 10% chance of rain all day and night! I even checked the weather website on my blackberry and it STILL said only a 10% chance of rain! We sat through about as much rain as we could but Jess had on a white dress, it was getting chilly, and we were winning by a bajillion to like 14 so we decided to go on home.

Since there was no school today, I stayed Sunday night with David. I really enjoyed that because I don't feel like we have gotten much time by ourselves lately. We don't get to talk much during the week because I'm soooo bogged down with schoolwork, reading, and studying and during the past few weekends we've been around people. (Which is totally okay! We love all of you! Ha!) But I do like to have some time that we can spend just the 2 of us. So Sunday night was enjoyable.

I hope everyone else had a great weekend and Labor Day!


Thursday, September 3, 2009

The One with College Football!!!

I had some free time so I thought I would let you in on a biggg secret! IT'S COLLEGE FOOTBALL TIME!!!! And I really don't care about college football all that much. But I love talking smack about other schools and I love Clemson Tigers!!! I don't think we are supposed to be that great this year (woops...did I just out my school like that?!) but it's okay because I just love being in the Clemson atmosphere:) Here is a picture of me and one of my good friends Laurel at homecoming one year!

And even better news than the beginning of the college football season is that I am Clemson bound this weekend! I have the best roommate in the entire world and she got me tickets to the very first game of the year for Clemson! They are playing Middle Tennessee...and to be honest I've never even heard of that school so I *hope* we beat them! We aren't ranked this year (bummerrrr.) but I have a lot of faith in Dabo! Yabba Dabo dooooo!!! Okay anyway.

In my haste to pack for Clemson, I left my camera charger at home so I'm hoping my camera stays charged for the weekend because it's bound to be fun!:) Here are some of my favorite pictures from past Clemson football seasons!

David and I tailgating before one of the games!

Parachuters brought the game ball into the stadium!

I don't know if you can see it, but Marley is in his Clemson shirt! Only 2 months old and already supporting the tigers!! :)

Amy, Mary, and me before the game began! All decked out in our Clemson dresses that Mary's mom made!

And what would a picture post from me be without a family shot? Marley looks so little!

As for tomorrow, I will be reading and studying for nursing. Sigh. Until it's time to head to Clemson:) GOOOO TIGERS!!!!!