Thursday, January 08, 2009

Where's the snow?

So we went from having over a foot of snow in our yard to nothing in less than 48 hours. To say its soggy is an understatement. And the back yard full of no more snow covered doggy doo is nasty. This is another reason I hate winter, the mess it leaves behind. But the weather man assures me its not over yet. joy.

And I am struggling to figure out the software/blackboard for WSU too. I have to start that next week and no clue how to even log in. Blah.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

She's alive.......

Just computer-less as dust flies in my house with some wall redoing. and the library at school is closed for cleaning over break. But I'm still here!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Workin woman!

So I started my new job as a nurse at a nursing home Thursday. What a whirlwind. I've managed to not kill or harm anyone over the last four nights, so I consider it a raging success. =)

Busy busy busy......................

New weather sticker for my dear friend Polo in Kuwait before he goes to Iraq. Stay safe.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Brrr fricken brrr

So the boys and I are at my parents house and decide to go for a walk. Which consists of them taking the John Deer Jeep, and a bike. Which leaves me and potentially one other walking. Before we even got out of the driveway I had to go get another layer on under my sweatshirt. So we make it about 1/3 of a mile when I realize the batteries are dying on the jeep and we need to turn around. About 10 feet later the battery was done. So, that leaves me on the bike (which is a ten speed I got in grade school. There is a way to raise the seat I am sure...) and the two pushing Iden down the road. What a site I am sure. We got a wave and a few smiles of laughter as cars passed. I am still freezing. I need to move to a warmer climate. LOL

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Yeah, that hurt.

So it was IV start day today. Blah. I made sure to drink as much coffee and as little water as possible just for the fun of it. ;)

But to no avail. I still had to do it. So I left the room for another swig of coffee during partnering up hoping to be odd man out, no luck as there was an even number of us there. Foiled again.

So my partner and I watched the first round. We had practiced on dummy arms and I was successful there, so I hoped that would continue. I decided when our turn came, I'd poke first. And wonder of all wonders I got in on the first try! Sure I tried for a vein up high for my first try, but it worked. So then it was my partners turn. I realized this as I was washing up after my success and my joy was quickly squashed. So on the bed I want. My partners first mistake was sitting next to the instructor who had sufficiently rubbed my nerves the wrong way already. She was very hands on and not letting us just do it. When I did mine, I was on the opposite side of the bed. Not my partner. So, off she goes, looking for veins. Of course, trying to be the hero, starts low, on the back of my hand, and picks a nice round rolling vein. Things continued down hill from there. I had one girl holding my other hand helping me breathe. It really was that bad. I think I have sufficiently explained my distaste for needles in posts pasts. This is why. I had to get stuck again. Uhg. This time was much better and successful at that. But crap oh dear. I don't think I'd volunteer for that again. LOL No bruises which is nice. But its still sore. Both of them. :whine winge moan:

As for me, still pretty pissy these days.

Sunday, October 05, 2008


To match my mood these days. There are times when I laugh, and I will focus on that. Thank you my friend.

Saturday, October 04, 2008

I can't believe I paid for that

So, I got a couple of scholarships this year that require me to maintain full time status at school. The nursing program is 1 credit short of that. A lot of times students will pick up a PE credit. Problem is they are scheduled and my schedule for nursing does not really allow for much else. So they have added Jazzercise for a credit. I figure, why the heck not. Yesterday was my first day and I literally had sweat dripping down my face. Gross. I can hardly walk today. Yes, it was a good work out,and yes I will go again, but seriously, why must I excercise? I truely don't enjoy it. The closest I ever came to enjoying it was running on the treadmill at the Valley YMCA in Spokane. It overlooks the pool area and there were TV's all around. They were on Fox news and there was a car chase in LA going on. I ran along for the whole darned thing and didnt' bat an eye! Ah well. The things we do for longevity eh?

I have updated my weather sticker to reflect Honolulu where my mother has just landed about an hour and a half ago, and my father is scheduled to land in another hour and a half. Easier time difference to remember, but I want to be fully jealous of their weather.