I missed the December blizzard and God didn't want me to feel left out so he has blessed me with a few day of thick ice masked by tons of fluffy, beautiful, pure white makes my white car look brown, SNOW. B likes to call this beautiful mess... SNICE!
I am spending the next few days at J & C's apt with frequent visits across the apartment lake to M & D's apt. I love this good excuse to crash my married best friend's houses!
Friday, January 15, 2010
After finishing my last first week of school, I'm tired.
Monday- my brave nursing class practiced starting IV's on each other. I got stuck with no blood return. Ash, you stuck with confidence, good job and sorry my vein got shy! I stuck with blood return but the catheter got kinked in the vein. Katie suffers from a lingering major bruise measuring about 4 inches in length and 1.2 inches in width. Katie, sorry but thank you! Pictures to come.
Tuesday- first day of ICU clinical. Wonderful experience. A day FULL of learning life lessons along with nursing skills. Didn't feel like the first day. Was able to assist a family in letting their mother/daughter/wife/best friend leave this world. STORY: I was giving my patient morning meds through a "tummy tube". As I was using all my muscle to push the thick substance into my patient, the force I was putting into it made the tube separate from the medicine giving device and the orange mixture sprayed EVERY WHERE. My nice and patient nurse taught me how to not ever do that again.
Wednesday- successfully got bombarded with assignments and endless reading leaving me only one option after class: a nap. Research is going to call for an extra level of understanding which I don't currently own. Thank goodness I'm in a good research group!
Thursday- endless reading which I didn't understand.
Friday- 1 class on my level of comprehension and the other way over my head (research). Success with my group on Part 1 of our research paper... until we get feedback from the Fly Master.
Right now, I look forward to a night eating gourmet food at McDonald's (who doesn't love clogging the big A's... arteries... every once in a while!?!?!), exchanging christmas gifts at the mall (who doesn't love picking out the perfect fitting shirt with someone else's money?!?!), and book-looking at B&N (who doesn't love skimming expensive books w/o spending money then buying them on half.com for $1 ?!?!) with B (who doesn't love a best friend by your side to enjoy the simple things in life!?!?!). Motto for TONIGHT: live life inexpensively.
Friday, January 8, 2010
My Christmas Break is officially over today. I go back to Edmond to spend some time babysitting 2/3 of my favorite munchkins, work a 12 tomorrow, and start my LAST semester of school with the best nursing friends I could ask for. Studying like i've never known it, here I come!
But for now, here are some pictures of my relaxing break.
Brian and I before 12AM Christmas Morning Carolers in PA
Beautiful Duncan Christmas Tree
Fire Place and Stockings waiting for Santa
(excuse the underline and blue...no clue)
All together again!!!
Christmas Day in PA
The cute dogs clothes matched my shoes
The Jacoby crew at 3D Avitar
Neat and very warm fire place
Day after Christmas rain-melting snow scene in PA
Saturday, January 2, 2010
3 sisters got crafty. We started making these hair clips
and couldn't stop. They are super cute and can be designed