Thursday, May 29, 2008

What are you doing now that you've graduated from Nursing School?


Yep, tomorrow at this time I will be in sunny Orlando, visiting the happiest place on earth. I woke up so excited this morning and squealed so loudly that I simultaneously scared both Jane AND the dog. (he thought I was going to take him for a walk!). A whole ten days of Pirates, Dinosaur, Splash Mountain, Expedition Everest, The Festival of the Lion King, Haunted Mansion, Space Mountain, Soarin, Snow White's Scary Adventure, Test Track, breakfast with Pooh and friends, dinner in the castle, mickey ice cream treats, walking down Main street, the Castle, riding the monorail and best of all....WATER PARKS!!! SOOOOO excited!!!!!!
Okay, off to pack!!! And I have already checked in at Delta and printed our boarding passes!!! Poor Jane, she has no idea what she is in for:)

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Lots of Free Time - not always a good thing

Is kinda freaking me out. After a year of being overwhelmingly overwhelmed, this sudden lack of a schedule has thrown me to for a loop. Sunday was graduation which was thoroughly pleasant and surprisingly quick. (2 hours!!) My awesome mom came down for the ceremony and took us out for dinner at our favorite Irish restaurant. And gave me the sweetest card that made me cry. My mom rocks.
This week I have supposed to have been cleaning the house in preparation for our vacation. And I finally have most of it done, and it has taken me MUCH longer than it really should. You see my procrastinating tendencies get exponentially worst when I have have lots of time, because I can always "do it tomorrow" So instead I have spent 20% of the day being productive, and 80% playing video games, admiring the garden, playing with the animals, doing quiet reflection, counting the ceiling tiles, and obsessively reading Cute Overload, AllEarsNet (disney website), Trip Advisor, and Television Without Pity. I have caught up on this month's Daily Show & Colbert Report episodes, baked a cake, and sleep deliciously late.
It took me three days to clean the bathroom. The first day I brought all the cleaning supplies into the room. The second day I vacuumed the floor. The third day I did the actual cleaning.
So I have been feeling guilty for being a slacker for three days, but I guess I am allowed a few days of goofing off after my intense year, right? And today I kicked some cleaning-butt, although I still have to pick up my study room which looks like a tornado hit it. So, of course instead of cleaning, I am writing in my blog:)
Tomorrow off to Rainbow Tour 2008! Yahoo!!!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

I guess I kinda rock

I just got the results from my final exams...and I have a 4.0 for the semester! Woo Hoo! First time ever for me! Pretty damn pysched! AND I got an email from the head of the accelerated program. I guess they were so impressed with a poster I made for a project for my clinical, they want me to make another copy so they can mount it and hang it in the school. And they plan on taking it to the nest National Nursing of League conference to show as an example of student work. I was pretty psyched about that too. I was very happy with the project (and worked hard on it) so I was glad they were impressed. (The project was a patient education session on birth control. I made a big poster, and handout, and led a discussion at the Women's Center). It actually was a lot of fun to do and I learned a lot about birth control (which will come in handy for the NCLEX, as it is something I don't have a lot of experience in:)

So all and all, a good week:) Plus, Jane bought me some champagne to celebrate finishing my program which was very sweet. And I slept very late today which felt good:)

Thursday, May 8, 2008


Words cannot express. And the fatigue is not helping. More to come later. But now, I must go have a drink:)

Wednesday, May 7, 2008


Med Surg. With about two inches of handouts to review. Have been studying since 10A, and I got through 2 of them (approx 3/8 of an inch:) And this one has big words like oligodendricytoma and scleroderma and phenytoin and craniotomy. Too many words.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Two down....

Two to go!