Tuesday, July 28, 2009

studying for NCLEX

just stopping by to say, I am crazy studying. NCLEX is MONDAY Aug. 3rd!!! Please remember to shout out a prayer for me pleeeeeeeeeease!

Still getting over worst flu i've ever had!


Monday, July 20, 2009

what's new......

I do apologize for being away for so long. I know, 100's of you have come here looking for my wisdom...HA! After my hubby and my get away, I got an odd flu, where I became very well acquainted with the four walls of my bathroom. As it began to improve, I then got some kind of weird head/chest flu. I've been on antibiotics and Tylenol/ibuprofen for days, and it does not TOUCH it! I feel horrible and my head is all but splitting. So today I am heading into Dr. to check for H191. I almost hope it is bc there is drugs for it that should help!

In the meantime, I have been trying to study for the NCLEX. This is not easy when you can't think straight, let me tell you! I studied for one of the taxonomies for 1.5 days then took a test and got 72%! WHOOO HOOO! Even w/a 101 temperature! A 65% means you have a 97% chance of passing that area of the NCLEX. I know it's confusing, but it's the Kaplan program. I will start the 2nd taxonomy today after my brains stop from trying to escape my scalp.

For those of you who liked the idea of the Jane Austin book club, our next book is Sense & Sensibility (S&S). We will be getting together to discuss it in a week or two. So...any of you who'd like to read it and discuss later, I'm all for it. Our very own cyber-book-club if you will.

B (the boy)came home from church camp loving it. He made some new friends and a new view of God. It was pretty cool, he was so excited. K (the daughter) came home too with great stories of Gods power in Trinidad. I think it's the first time she's really seen the results of deep poverty and a place where not many have heard of God's saving grace. She has come home stronger, more self-confident, and ready to take on the world. But first...she'll have to get through her Sr. year.

E continues to train for his triathlon coming up next Sunday. I think he's ready, though he says he struggles in the swimming.

That's all for now. I will go try to catch up on your blogs. And if you're just lurking, WELCOME! Leave a comment, it just makes my hour!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

empty nesters...sorta

So, as you know, the dd went off to Trinidad, and I am missing her so much. Then...my boy has the audacity to go off to camp for a week at the same time! I KNOW! He's so insensitive! :)So, we have had a small taste of empty nesters. And... I don't like it! Oh, I know, it's just a taste, but I can see where it will be a tough transition.

So that leaves me and the He-man home alone for a whole week just crying...NOT. So, we decided to go off to grieve...at a resort that USED TO BE Marineland! Called Taranea Resort.There was a great deal so we went for it. One night and 2 days! It was beautiful, and we saw the most amazing full moon rise over the ocean. I took pics, but sadly it did not do it justice. During the days we walked the perimeter, and swam and frolicked. We had a great time

The boy is coming home today, and I am really looking forward to seeing the lil' brat. I missed his sassy little self. The daughter comes home next Friday. She is having an excellent time, and I am looking forward to hearing all of her adventures.

As for me, I have had some strange bacterial problem with my stomach for the rest of the week after our "resort-living" ; ) so I have been under the weather, running to the bathroom and studying. Aren't you glad you asked? Okay, so you didn't ask, but as always I am into "full-disclosure".
I am having a hard time with my Kaplan studying, so I think I need to re-visit the question tree thingy (for those of you who know kaplan, that's their technique). I take the test in 3 weeks, so I really need to stay focused. But it is so easy to become so passive sitting on the computer for hours taking tests. Blah, I have been tearing up the gel wrist pad, because my ADD is kicking in. I need to find something mindless for my hands to do while I'm taking these darned tests! Any ideas?? I've thought of crocheting, but i think that would pull me away from the test too much. It has to be something I don't have to look at or really think about.

that's it for now, how ya all doing???

Friday, July 03, 2009

Happy July!

Yep, Fourth of July is a day away, and I have no plans. My poor hubby keeps trying to get me to commit to something, and I come up with the same ole thing, "Let's hang out at home, then drive over to ____ to watch the fireworks". Simple huh? That's what I want. Then he's like, wanna call someone to come over? Oh my, I'd have to clean...although...I did just clean the toilets for NO reason at all, hmmmm. Anyhoo, each day is full, though not with too much fun. I study, clean house (a little, I don't go crazy for pity sake), study and that's about it. I am supposed to do 100 questions a day, but the 75 on Kaplan takes me HOURS, and then I don't wanna! And I also need to review materials that I'm weak on. My testing day is Aug. 3rd..did I already mention that in previous post? Anyway, I've got MAJOR butterflies, and LOTS of studying to do before then.

On the upside, I bought tickets for Spamalot last night! WHOOO HOOOO! I am sooo danged excited! They had a $49 ticket deal for really good seats, so I had to grab it! And at that price my hubby wants to go too, so we'll take our whole little family. The seats look good, I hope so. I LOVE Broadway musicals, but I am pretty picky. This one is based on Monty Python and the Holy Grail, which is a completely silly classic. When I saw a piece of the musical on the Tony's years ago, I've wanted to see it, but it took forever to get here (L.A. area)
My daughter is still in Trinidad, and from what I hear of the team news, she/they are all doing well, and adjusting to the severe humidity. They have been very busy with a VBS, and doing outreaches at public schools and at church a few nights a week. As of today, she's been there one full week, and will be coming home in only TWO weeks! I'm so proud of her, and I'm really glad she is there, but I miss her like crazy. The rest of us are doing well. We went and saw Wolverine at the dollar theater, it was sooo good. Next wk, the boy will be gone so me and the hubby are trying to come up with a plan of fun for us. Suggestions anyone? (keeping it on the inexpensive side please) Okay, I really should get back to studying, see ya.