Wednesday, December 23, 2009


Nursing of Families B +
Maternal-Child Nursing B +
Ethics A -
Suffering and Death A

Whuppee! Those B's are about a half a percentage point from an A! So close.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Almost done! vent vent vent

Good god this has been the longest term of my life. Crashing my motorcycle a week before class started, having the flu for 5 weeks, being diagnosed with severe allergies and some supposed hereditary inflammation disorder, physical therapy, mental therapy, and lots and lots of pills. Gross. It's only been four months! I'm gonna admit that I'm ready to tie a noose. I finished my finals on Monday, a test and a presentation and did pretty well. I just discovered that my GPA is 3.41 (so far) and... nursing school is tough in addition to all that other crap so, cheers for me.

I've been working like a mad woman the past two weeks to cover medical stuff and christmas stuff. I am looking forward to holidays. It's hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel because I have to be at work for another 9 hours tomorrow before I get to take an official break. I'm sure the holidays will be great. I'm nervous for the family part of the and almost wish I was just in Albuquerque again instead but, I'm running away soon enough. I'm looking forward to having time to cook good food, drink, play, see friends and family and maybe even shop (maybe). I've also realized the increasing difficulty that comes with not having a set of wheels, especially around the holidays. There are people from my past that I would be interested in seeing but, it's hard to plan.

I hope I get to do some fun things soon. I'll be house-sitting and taking the bus around town which, could be fun in itself. Zoo, OMSI, the christmas ships, the Grotto, and there's always just plain old walking around. Brrr!

Sis and I hung out last night and it was everything I needed. Thank you!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Dear Santa,

Yes, I want a record player. I've decided to go vinyl because:

1) When I listen to music I want to listen to music-not just have it playing in the background or on top something else.

2) Everything's so digital but a record is sooo much cooler-it's a big tangible item that has a big pretty case.

3) More fun because in 20 minutes you have to get up and flip is over!

Friday, November 20, 2009

It's why I like Christmas time

via deviantART

via Tim Burton and

via ania

via mychristmas

More Red Things!

More red things. I'll never get over lovin' 'em. Perhaps my first nursing paycheck purchase will be the red kitchenaid mixer...
via absolutepunk

Rach it's your cake only for breakfast! via i will not be broken

via matacolors

via lifeisgood

via deviantART

Red Things

via hairblog

via wet behind the ears

via jono

via Daredream

via cuore

Friday, November 13, 2009


So I went to see an Allergist today to inquire why I've had constant hives for the past two months. She went ahead and did EVERY test on me at once. Two hours later I had had my forearms pricked 16 times, my upper arm pricked another 14 times and blood drawn from each arm because the first one failed.

You can still see the numbers that were drawn on.
RESULTS: I swelled up like a balloon. You could have fried an egg on me, I was cooking. So we found out that I'm allergic to everything but, the german cockroach-whuppee. So" dust, pollen, weeds, grass, trees, mold, cats, dogs, etc." I tested positive to everything. Neat.


Jackie came over and we made pie! We ended up making two punkins and two apples. One is punkin/sweet potato and one it punkin/walnut. WAY too much fun-speaking of, Jackie looked in the oven, giggled, and said, "I think it's on fire." Sure enough, I had forgot to put the drip pan underneath the drippy apple pies and they had caught on fire. So the entire bottom of the oven was on fire and I was just thinking how I don't have a fire extinguisher. So I ran to the pantry and grabbed the baking soda. Jackie and I timed it so she threw open the oven and chucked baking soda on the flames. Pies were saved and now... I just have a messy oven. Cheers!

What's that on the bottom of the oven? Oh yea, baking soda to smother the flames.

Mmmmm, and that punkin one too.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

In case you didn't know,

This is what the flu looks like:

$100 later... just lovely. If you need me, I'll be in bed for the next 5-7 days.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

More photos

Poison... Posion Ivy

Awww the process:

Lots of supplies: greenery, tights, shorts, etc.

Boots, jewelry, arm bands, etc.

The hair-a 24 hour process and a half a can of hair spray.

Ta da!

Oh the poisonous kiss! Stay back!

Happy Halloween!

Oh, what a wonderful time. Here are the housemates: Marie, Ivan and Blake! Marie was a zebra, Ivan was a fairy and Blake was a witch-wolf (costume not shown)!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Off to the beach!

Rachel, Jackie, Marie, Barbara and I went to the beach for the weekend. It was great fun of food, crafts, champagne, sand, sunshine, and schmoes.

And we're off.

Dog Man

Off on a walk.

Barbara and I

Rachel and Marie

Jax and Me

Caught a little cabin fever.


We worked really hard to go out in the rain and make a fire but, it just didn't work out. (NOT)


Barbara took this artistic shot.

Tillamook Cheese Factory. Cheese and ice cream for lunch. YUM! Look at that happy cow.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Yay Craft Club!

Oh man, craft club was amazing this week. We had squash soup, buttermilk biscuits, salad and homemade pie. Heaven, pure heaven. We made masks this week in theme of Halloween, while watching the Office.

Yeah family masks!

Oh Dan...

Lindsey was a bit tuckered out from all the amazing cooking but, she managed to show off her mask too.