Thursday, June 25, 2009

D day!! She's leavin' on a jet plane...

OMGosh, I'm a mess. I'm gonna miss my little baby girl so much. I know, I know, she's 17, but still. We say our farewells tonight at 8. Please pray for me and her safety. I'm gonna try to hold it together, so she doesn't worry!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

gettin' ready

So we've been shopping and preparing for K to take off to Trinidad. And I have to say, the closer I get to Thur, the sadder I am feeling. I mean, I'm totally proud of her, and I know she'll have a great time, and growth, but dang, she's my little girl too. Okay, so I'm gonna have to buck up, bc she is darned excited, and I will NOT bring her down with me!

I'm going to finish Kaplan on Wed. It has been excellent, and well worth the expense. I am still waiting for an email or letter saying I can schedule my NCLEX. So in the mean time I am studying. Not enough, but about 2 hrs a day. Once the class ends, I will add even more study time. It is hard with my whole darned family home. But I will buckle down. Most of my study is on the computer, so I can't just take off elsewhere to study.

I visited my mom a few days ago. It is so hard to see her in that bed, but her mood was up, and I am thankful for what I do have with her. But dang, Alzheimer's is just so horrible.

I hope I didn't bring y'all down, just a little hard, but I'll be good. God bless, all.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Trini, shots and whats not..

So we are trying to get my daughter her shots for Trinidad. You'd think that would be easy enough, but noooooooooooo. Everyone is out of Yellow Fever, and it is on back order like an ice cream maker at Walmart. Aaaaaaaaaaand I just found out that Hep A is given in 3 shots... 6 MONTHS APART. Hmmmmmmmmmm so I'm a little stressed here since daughter is leaving in less than 2 wks.
Aaaand, very exciting as well, as my I mean my son graduated from 8th grade, and we are all so darned proud of him. And he is practically a giant these days, I swear he's grown a foot in the last year. Look how cute he is...
On other fronts, both my kids are home for summer, so it is nice to have them around.

Yesterday, I had my first Jane Austen Literary Association for the Advancement of Fine Literature meeting ie: jane austen book club. I just felt like it needed a longer title. Lets see what it comes out to.... JALAAFL hmmmmm kind of....... "ja!l'awful"! Kinda funny. We all had sooo much fun. Two teenagers, and 3 adult women (one of the teen gals was a no-show). We laughed and laughed it was so much fun. My daughter was the decorator, she turned our back yard into a delightful and elegant picnic area. I could never think of all that! I made the Leek & Goat cheese quiche (Yummy, but too rich for me), cream cheese & art heart dip (Yum), and hummus w/greek olives dip and crackers. Catherine brought a salad , Lupe brought a basil and fresh mozzarella pasta salad (very yummy), and Alex brought her homemade choc chip cookies (again...Yum). So we blathered on, ate and ate, talked some more, laughed and laughed and ate some more. It was absolutely lovely. Oh yeah, we were discussing Pride & Prejudice, a great book. Our next book will be Sense & Sensibility, and we'll meet in a month or so on the beach cliffs of Laguna to discuss it. Here's some pics.............

P.S. Oooooh just found a place for all daughter's shots AND it's cheaper! Whooo Hooooo, thank you God! 'Course, I have to drive to Pasadena, but what the heck, we'll make a day of it!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

studying for NCLEX

Well I've got to worry now, that I'll have ANYTHING interesting to say because all I'm doing is studying for the NCLEX, reading, and cooking. Yup, the other day I made a roast chicken and then tonight I made chicken pot pie with the leftovers. It came out darn good at that. The crust from test kitchen was perfect, even if I did just a squoosh crust. (you know, ya don't roll it, you just squoosh it in the pan) It tastes like a rolled, it's just not as perty.
Hey, thanks to Lori for the award, and here are my 8.... though 8 is just too much for me, so I'll give 4.
"This award is bestowed on to blogs that are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award."
N is for Nurse The MOST amazing L&D nurse! LOVE her posts, what a woman!
Hope to B RN Actually IS an RN. Has such a great heart for her patients. Happy to see how a new nurse progresses.
Candice to think NOT on nursing, she is grandiosolly creative. Yes I made up that word myself.
Living Dead Nurse Love her sarcasm, and absolutely insane crazy busy life. And her pics are just so darn cool to look at.
OK, so i have got to get back to my 100 questions per day. Have a lovely day.

Friday, June 05, 2009


Derned if auditorium pics are just so dang horrible. Ah well, here's some pics from yesterdays pinning. It went great, and I got choked up a few times, but no tears, just joy. It's been a bumpy road, but I still got there, thank you God, family and friends!

You can see how happy I am coming down that auditorium aisle!

On stage, second from right, front row.

my proud lil' family. I love this pic of all of us.

me, and my clinical instructor....remember, the one who wanted a "STELLAR" second concept map??? Too bad, the photo didn't catch him with his big smile. He's got a great one. I was his fave. No, really, I was. Honest. Stop arguing with me! :0

The actual pinning pic was sooo dark, I'm going to try to fix it before I put it up.

In other news, I paid for the NCLEX today. *biting fingernails here...*