Monday, March 29, 2010

If I were...

If I were a month, I’d be May.
If I were a day of the week, I’d be Sunday.
If I were a time of day, I’d be morning.
If I were a planet, I’d be Earth.
If I were a sea animal, I'd be a yellow tang.
If I were a direction, I’d be North.
If I were a piece of furniture, I’d be a comfortable couch.
If I were a liquid, I’d be water.
If I were a gemstone, I’d be a diamond.
If I were a tree, I’d be palm tree.
If I were a tool, I’d be scissors.
If I were a flower, I’d be a rose.
If I were a kind of weather, I’d be crisp yet warm air of Spring.
If I were a musical instrument, I’d be a piano.
If I were a color, I’d be pink.
If I were an emotion, I’d be hope.
If I were a fruit, I’d be a peach.
If I were an element, I’d be oxygen.
If I were a car, I'd be a Lexus IS 350.
If I were a food, I’d be a steak.
If I were a place, I’d be Belgium.
If I were a material, I’d be cotton.
If I were a scent, I’d be clean laundry.
If I were an animal, I'd be a golden retriever.
If I were a facial expression, I’d be a smile.

Monday, March 22, 2010

39 Days

... until I graduate.
We had to take these pictures for our nursing composite picture so I will be able to remember my whole nursing class forever and ever. 
Picture #1... not too bad. Gray, maroon, and white are not my colors. 
Picture #2... I got scared. I had high hopes for this pictures b/c it's the only time in my life I will put the Florence  Nightingale hat on my head. 

It seems like ever month becoming a nurse becomes more real to me.
Today was my first day of leadership clinical. God was watching over me when I was assigned to the children's hospital that I work at, on my floor I already work on, and to a preceptor (nurse) that knows how to teach.

During my leadership rotation I am to work my assigned preceptor's shifts for up to 90 hrs. My preceptor is suppose to let me do everything under her supervision. Since I have worked on this floor for the past 2 years, I was already familiar with how things go down. My preceptors and I clicked. She explained everything to me without making me feel dumb (a worry of mine). I never thought twice about any of the questions I asked and my preceptor never made me feel stupid which is saying a lot b/c I'm sure I came up with a bag full of stupid simple questions. For the first time, I could really see myself taking care of patients and being competent... what a wonderful feeling. God's blessings were huge today. I got to assess, chart, poke, feed, clean up, laugh, wonder, give meds, console, and be thankful today. 

During spring break last week, I got a call from one of the girls I give credit to helping me pass nursing school thus far. She told me that she and another on of the girls I give credit to got jobs working at the same place and same floor I will be after graduation! Hello! EXCITING! I get to carry my nursing school friends into my career. 

Wednesday I get attempt numero uno to pass the OC Nursing exit exam. To make a long story short, less than 10 people in the past 2 years have passed on the first try and I have studied and gone over practice ?'s 24+ hrs over the past week. It would be nice to pass so I can check it off my list.

God has a plan for my life and right now, I see that plan working out in front of my eyes.

God has a plan for your life too. No matter what stage you're in. How is He working out His plan in your life?

Last SB as a school girl

Got FLOWERS from B before leaving town. Still alive 10 days later!

Roamed the beautiful green Hill Country of Texas with my family

Dairy Queen x 4 (the best place for Blizzards, chicken tenders, and fries)

After undergoing shopper depression, finally found a GRADUATION DRESS (6 weeks from today)

1st sun burn of the year

1st time to see snow fall on blooming trees on the first day of spring

Discovered The Container Store and bought a nifty sandwich container

Saw the IRS building destroyed by an airplane in Austin

Studied, shopped, studied, shopped, studied, shopped

Made SMORES under the clear Texas night

Learned about different constellations from an 8th grade science teacher

Got some black Champion cotton TAPERED side pocket pants from my thoughtful gift giving dad.

Go to San Marcus for the best outlet shopping experience (pottery barn, banana, j.crew, crate & barrel, vs, gap, ann taylor, fossil, bath & body works, tons of name brand and out of my price range stores).

I had a wonderful last Spring Break as a school girl. Got to share many good memories with my family. I am one blessed woman.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Dirty Dancing vs. Brian & Amy

No, we didn't have a dance off. I can't dance. Brian and I took the picture on the left August '08 during Jacoby Family Vaca in North Carolina. Today while working on some assignments, Dirty Dancing was playing in the background and I just happen to look up when the scene dipicted on the right flashed across the screen. Uhhh! That WAS our original trick.

A few observations:
1. Jennifer Grey is more graceful than me.
2. Jennifer Gray is more modest than me.
3. Patrick Swayze has nothing on Brian.
4. One day I will to do this trick in a pretty place like it was done in Dirty Dancing.
5. I wonder what Patrick Swayze's face looks like... Brian looks like I might be on the verge of hefer-ish.
6. Jennifer Grey looks a little terrified while I sport the nervously excited smile.

I like the comparison.  

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Monday, March 1, 2010


Today I got to relax with my nursing friends, Katie and Erin. They helped me with my puzzle project. "While You Were Sleeping" and "Raising Helen" helped us stay focus while making a dent in the "endless possibilities" monster.

Important update: the heater is fixed!