Sunday, April 30, 2006

Vacation is over . . . . . . . .

I am sad that my vacation is over. I am actually at the Mudhouse doing some studying before returning to work. I am trying to prepare myself for my test on Tuesday in Pathophysiology. I also need to figure out what my case study is all about!!! I hope to start on that on Tuesday and was actually hoping to do that before so I could ask the teacher questions if needed. I hope that once I decide what diagnosis my patient has, it is correct! I am a nurse not a doctor!!!

The weather is actually nice today, it has been quite rainy this week! I am looking forward to Friday night for the art walk and then it is art fest weekend. Plus it is also national scrapbooking day! Lots of fun activities this weekend! I am glad I don't have too much studying to do but I do have all those papers and stuff to get done! I plan to enjoy myself next weekend. I might need to make a goal go getting some of this stuff done before the weekend. Will be hard since I have to work during the week.

I had fun at the crop last night and was able to get my stuff almost done for Jammie Crop for the swap. I plan to stitch my name on them and I need to add journaling. With it being a 6x6 LO, I don't have much room for journaling! I am unsure what to do about that. I posted a layout I did get done last night for a picture swap. We weren't told the story behind the photo and so I didn't really know what to do with the photo! I did add a little saying to it.

I had better pack up and get to work! Sure hope it is an easy night! :-)

Saturday, April 29, 2006

Last day of vacation . . . . . .

Ohh, I am not ready for my vacation to be over. I really only have to come back this week and then I will off for 8 days again because of school stuff. Then I work for another week and then I will be off to go to Jammie Crop!!! I do have a week off in June for my birthday. I also took a week in August so I can attend CKC in Tulsa! I don't know what I am going to do from my June vacation till August as I haven't worked that long of stretch since January! I love all these mini vacations I am able to take!

I finally went to bed last night around 0430 and I layed down with all my cats. Chloe curled up on my pillow with me and I fell asleep and woke up this morning with my alarm and the light still on! I never did take my glasses off either! WOW!!!! I think that was the first time on my vacation that I slept that good! I am ready to go cropping with my sister today! :-) I need to go print some pictures out. I am going to try to figure out my Jammiecrop layout and work on a picture swap and 2 CJ's! I have lots to do! I am excited about my Prima flowers! The pic is what I found from scraphappykt!!!

I should be sleeping . . . .

The whole two weeks I have been on vacation, I have not slept at night. I will go to bed around 4am and wake up around noon. Except on Tuesdays, I think I would go to bed early since I had to force myself out of bed early to be at class by noon but it never did happen! I guess since I have to return to work on Sunday, I might as well not get into a normal schedule! :-)

My all time favorite artist is Macy Gray!!!! I have loved her stuff ever since she made her first album! I was super excited when I got to see her at a FREE concert in St. Louis on the riverfront!!! I got to be near the front row and I got some awesome pics!!!! At that time I still had my 2.1MP camera and every time I zoomed in, it was super blurry! She threw bottled water out in the audience and I caught the first one!!! I still have the bottle! It was well worth the lose of sleep to see her perform!!! Other music that I do enjoy is alternative music. I can't get enough of my favorite radio station Q102! I also enjoy 80's music as I was growing up when they were popular!

Something else I did while on vacation was attend two more classes taught by Elsie Flannigan! I wanted to post my layouts on my blog. I really like the one I did of Felix as a kitten with the stars! I would have to say that one is my favorite! She is teaching a 4 hours class in June and I my schdule for work was posted and I don't work Friday night so I could possibly attend depending what time the class is! I hope that I can go! She was talking about a mini book for that class.

Instead of studying like I was planning to do earlier, I have been doing some cleaning. I like it when my house is clean and I haven't had the extra time this semester to keep up with it like I normally would! I think I need to find my flash drive with my school stuff on it and get started! Since putting things on my flash drive, I tend to forget it at home when I go to the Mudhouse to study! I have done that the last two times I have went to the Mudhouse to go study!

Friday, April 28, 2006

I am a happy girl . . . . .

for several reasons but the thing that is making me happy right now is I have my laptop back!!!!! Another thing I am happy about? They didn't have to restore the hard-drive!! All my stuff I thought I had lost is still there!!! WOOHOO!!!!! I just hope that my computer doesn't do this anymore or I won't be a happy girl. I do have some stuff to transfer that I added to my old laptop while my new one was getting fixed. I am also happy to have my Napster music back without having to ask them to reinstate my songs!

The last week of my vacation has been fun and relaxing. I have been taking time to relax - maybe a little bit to much - about school. I haven't done any of my papers or presentation or my case study. I have felt like I needed the break but I actually need to do some work with my pathophysiology as I have a test next Tuesday and I want to do good!!!! On Wednesday, I had my dreaded check off for my complete head to toe assessment and I did good!!! I was impressed with myself! Our teacher let us look at our paper which I didn't have to till I got to the neuro part and then it was over! It has been a good school week I believe. I only have 3 more weeks left of school and I am excited to be able to have some time off!

I had fun with my nieces yesterday and the weather was good!!! I was hoping to get pictures of us in various parts of downtown and my camera battery went dead before I could take any good pics! We will have to do this again sometime! I am learning that my new camera sucks up the battery power pretty fast! I have been using rechargeable batteries and have found some that will charge 4 at a time instead of two so you can have extra on hand. Good thing to have for a vacation! I need to invest in that soon! It is rainy and cooler again today and according to it is going to rain till Monday.

I am also happy about going scrapbooking at a crop tomorrow with my sister! This will be my second crop to attend but actually my first at a scrapbook store! I am going to work on getting my Jammiecrop layout done that we are going to trade and make an album out of! I have some ideas but not really sure what to do yet. I need to work on uploading new pics I have taken onto my laptop and maybe print some tonight!

I rented movies earlier in the week thinking I would be able to watch them all. I returned 2 of the 4 back on time . . . . I was going to return the other two tonight but I watched one last night and I am not going to get the other watched before midnight. I am sure they like people like me!!! I actually use for this reason but was wanting movies to watch at that moment and wouldn't have gotten any till the end of the week. I believe I will watch the last movie and work on my study questions for my test.

I am also happy about a guy that I have meet through a personal ad I have. We finally meet up with each other this week and I enjoyed his company - and he said he enjoyed mine. He is handsome, has a nice sense of humor and I find he is easy to talk to. I was real nervous about meeting him but that feeling went away after sitting and talking for awhile. I really hope that we get together again someday soon! :-)

My laptop is fixed!!

I am soo excited!!!! I don't have it in my possesion yet. I called Best Buy on Wednesday to find out if they could tell me the status of my laptop and they told me they had received it and was doing diagnostic testing to make sure it is working! Yeah!!!! I was beginning to wonder as I hadn't heard from them so I called them today and it was ready late last night so I am going to pick it up later today! WOOHOO!!!!!!!! I just hope that this is the end of the laptop troubles! More about my week later, maybe from my newer laptop!! :-)

Why don't you have a boyfriend?

You Don't Have a Boyfriend Because You are Too Shy

When a guy gets to know you, he finds a great catch

Problem is... you're too shy for most guys to get to know.

From meeting someone to dating, you usually have your guard up.

And while you're just holding back, it makes you seem like you've got something to hide.

This made me laugh as I do believe it is true! I often wish I wasn't as shy as I am, esp. when it comes to guys. I have meet me a decent guy and curious where it might go. I have had a fun week. . . . . . . I will have to post more later. I am expecting a friend to meet me at the Mudhouse soon!

Thursday, April 27, 2006

2 peas challenge

Challenge - These questions were taken fr the latest and greatest book by Cathy z... have fun. These make for great blog posts.

Complete these statements:

1. My current favorite song: Anna Nalick - Breathe (2am)
2. The last book I read: Pathophysiology! :-) I hope to read something more fun soon!
3. What I'm wearing right now: V-neck top with khaki's
4. The last cd I bought: The best of G-love and special sauce.
5. The last gift I bought for someone: Bratz hollywood doll for my niece's 9th birthday.

It is actually Friday and I am just now getting to updating this challenge. I have been a little behind in my blogging. I will hopefully get caught up later tonight.

Monday, April 24, 2006

Can't sleep . . . .

I have been trying to post my previous post "Stormy day" for quite some time and it won't post. When I view it in edit post it appears it has posted but it hasn't. Maybe it will later? This may not post! We will see . . . . . .

I can't sleep and it is driving me crazy! I just want to sleep at night! I have been on vacation from work for a week now and haven't been able to sleep at night yet. I have to much to do to sleep during the day today! Maybe that will get me back on track . . . . . . we will see!

Blogger challenge on 2 peas today is "How are you different compare from 10 years ago?"

10 years ago was a long time ago when I think back. In 1996, I was in LPN school and now I am in BSN school. I am still in school so that hasn't changed! I did take a 3 1/2 year break from my RN to BSN. I was living at home in 1996 and I own my own home now. I feel like I have more responsibilites and I am more independent. I am able to travel to more exciting places such as foreign countries. My fun pack then was driving to Tulsa, OK! My travels now normally require an airplane. I worked night shift 10 years ago and I currently work night shift now. I did work 3-11 for 4 1/2 years before going back to night shift. Hmmm . . . . . I am sure there is more but that is all that can come to my mind currently.

I have been frustrated with my compaq laptop (the older one) today. Certain things just hasn't worked right since I got it back from the touchpad mouse being repaired. I had a talk with Circuit City today regarding some of the issues and I have two options. Option #1 is to have them do a diagnostic and have it for two days to see what the problem is. This is covered under my service plan. Option #2 is to do a system restore and only be out for one day. I have a feeling that the system restore is my best bet as I keep getting error messages and it freezes up on me. I am to bring my CD's in today as when we were talking about it he seems to think that I might be using the wrong CD so I would rather restore it right the first time! That means I am loading all my programs again. I am going to be a pro at this! My main reason for doing this is I can't get my flash drive, wireless card, web cam, wireless mouse to be recognized by just installing the software. I have to go to the control panel and find the device with a yellow question mark and then click find drivers and it might work. It has worked with everything but my jumpdrive with the info I need! I got the idea today to install quicken to my desktop to see if it would work there even though it is super slow and runs Windows 98 but I had the same problem with my jumpdrive being recognized. The things that make you go hmmmmm . . . . . . .

I need to get up in 4 hours so I better go try this sleep thing again. Hopefully it works this time!

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Stormy day

I woke up today with it thundering and now it is boring down rain. I have unplugged my laptop - just in case. I have had enough computer problems lately and don't need more. I was going to finish up the yard work today but I guess I will do that another day now!

Yesterday, I was chatting with my friends on Yahoo! Messenger and they all had webcams. I had to go to Wal-mart and get me one too! I don't know what else I can do with it but it is fun watching people as you chat with them! I was trying to look on the internet on how to use a webcam but I kept getting unwholesome things so I guess I will have to figure this stuff out by myself!

I learned how to make these really cute accordian books at the crop I went to and I finally made one this morning since I couldn't sleep but it has no pics. I am going to have to upload pictures and order prints since I am unable to do anything like that till I get my computer back. I hope to get my computer back sometime this week.

My parents have went out of town today and won't return till Thursday night. I am picking my nieces up from school all week and so I am hoping to have some fun quality time with them! I am hoping that the weather is nice tomorrow and take them downtown and walk around various spots and take pictures! Well, just talked to my sister and I pick up one of my nieces at one time and the other a little over an hour later. So we will have to plan that another day this week. I have decided that Shilo and I will go to Barnes & Noble till Jasmine is done at school! There school is on the opposite side of town and that way I can also save on gas! :-)

Friday, April 21, 2006

Fun scrappy night!!

I really enjoyed the crop at my sister's church! I really didn't get that much accomplished but I did learn some new interesting things! I did all the make-n-takes that they did. One of them was the most adorable accordian album!!! Actually she didn't have enough paper left for me to make one too but she showed me how! I can't wait till I can create one! Since I try to be a techno chic (when my computer is working!!), I went to a digital scrapbooking demonstration! Ohhhh, so exciting all the digital stuff! The girl had brought her laptop with all her digi files and showed us how to put a page together with Photoshop Elements 4.0! I don't have Photoshop Elements yet but I hope to very soon! I am going to save up some money and get me a Wacom pen tablet that comes with PSE 3.0 plus it also has other programs with it too. I currently use Microsoft Digital Image 2006 put feel like I can't do all the cool stuff that PSE has. She took time to type up and made copies of instructions on how to start a digital scrapbooking page from PSE. Can't wait till I can use them!!!

My sister was laughing at me cause I brought most of my supplies with me and then I didn't even scrapbook that much! I brought quite a few scrapjammie kits to work on and never got to them! I was mainly working on an album kit that was with papers from SEI "Granny's Kitchen". I just love that paper! I can't wait till I can add pictures to my album! I think I am going to upload my pics to since I am unable to print pictures till I get my computer back! For some reason, my all-in-one printer wouldn't load properly on my old laptop. I find that strange because before I got my newer laptop, it was on my old laptop. The old laptop had to be sent off for repairs and restored so it had to have happened since being restored.

After the crop, I went to Barnes & Noble and hung out a little. I read some magazines and I have really fallen in love with "Everyday with Rachael Ray". I found a lot of receipes that I would like! Cooking is something that I haven't had time for with school. I will eat cereal or make something quick on my george foreman grill. I am going to make me something good to eat!

I got home and had a box on my front porch and it was my prima flowers!!!!!!!! I am sooo excited to have them! I have 24 6x6 LO to do for the jammie crop I am going to in May in Chicago. We are all making a LO about ourselves and then trading them with each other to put in an album! I really want to participate in that! That is only 4 weeks away!

I had a really good day today and glad to have a day away from homework! I hung out with a friend at the Mudhouse, ended up seeing another friend I hadn't seen in awhile when I was at the Mudhouse. Then got to scrapbook with my sister! She told me today that we are going to have to get together at my house or hers to scrapbook together! I am excited that she enjoys doing this to and we can scrapbook together! Maybe I can get her to go to a crop at a LSS - which I have never done that before but I think I might be ready to try! :-) I should go to bed so I can get up early and work on my "Things to do list!".

There is still hope . . . . . . . .

of me passing Pathophysiology. I got my test score today and it was about the same as my others so I have hope that I might still pass this class now. I was thinking I had totally flunked the test. The class average was 81%. I am excited that she posted the review questions for the next test and made it only 3 chapters so maybe I can do better on the next test and boost my odds of passing this class!!!! She still hasn't graded my research paper and that will tell me more about my status in this class. I will have to start on the questions this weekend and then memorize all the notes! I hope there won't be any surprise's on the next test. I really don't want to take this class again!

It has been a week since I turned my laptop in to Best Buy for more repairs. I really really hope that I get a call next week regarding the status of my laptop. I really miss it! My old laptop seems to be to getto now after having a sleek, light weight laptop with wireless built in! I just hope that they figure out the true problem. I have a 1GB flash drive now so I can start saving my school stuff on so I don't have a heart attack if this happens again! :-)

Anyway, today is FUN FACT FRIDAY for the 2peas challenge.

My fun fact would have to be about my cats - they are ever soo cute!!! I was born a cat lover and excited when I finally talked my parents into getting a cat when I was 16. I didn't need a car, just a cat!! :-) About 5 years later I got allergy tested and have a severe allergy to cats! I currently have 3 cats and just live with the allergies. I am too much of a cat lover to get rid of my babies. My allergy doctor has told me that I would be a new women if I was to get rid of my cats but he realizes that isn't going to happen!

My cats personalities are soo different. Chloe is sassy and doesn't like to be bothered unless she decides she wants to be bothered! Felix wants my love all the time and follows me around the house. He will meow his little head off if we are separated by a door or if I go outside, he meows at the window. He is a mama's boy! Pandora is pretty and she is a gets scared easily. Pandora and Felix are best buds most of the time and will sleep together. If Chloe is around, Pandora is afraid to walk by her as Chloe will smack and hiss when she walks by her! The Pandora and Felix will have there paws up ready to smack when Chloe walks by just in case! I am sure that doesn't help with Chloe from stopping smacking and hissing at them! They are all cute in there own way!

I am excited that my sister and I are going to a crop tonight at her church! I have never been to a crop before and I am excited about going. I actually need to go home and start packing for my adventure tonight. I have all these scrapjammie kits and I have some bo bunny mini books to put together! I need to make sure that I have enough adhesive, I might have to make run to Hobby Lobby! I need to get home to start preparing for a fun night of scrapping!!!

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Where did that come from?!?!?!

I am doing my best to pass Pathophysiology so I don't have to take this class again. This class is the one class that would make me drop out if I had to take it again! The test Tuesday morning wasn't all from our review questions as the teacher told us it was going to be. I took my notes and actually wrote the questions next to all the answers and highlighted them so I emphasized that area to study - as she told us to do. I get the test and I was sitting there like an idiot! The multiple choice was the hardest! I was able to get the short answer pretty good, I think . . . . . . I am nervous to see what I made on this test. After the test we were all talking and everyone else had the same feelings. I was glad that I wasn't the only one feeling this way! I was real nervous on the last test and I did better than I thought. I hope that I do alright even though I don't think I did. We have another test in two weeks and she didn't give us any review questions for it. She will probably give them next week and only give us a week to get it done . . . . . . . . majorly frustrates me . . . . . . . . . . .

I took all my frustrations to Hobby Lobby and ended up getting me a couple of scrapbook kits that were on sale!! One is of Aunt Gertie papers and the other is with grandma's kitchen! I can't wait to put the together! I also went to Barnes & Noble for a little bit and bought me a book "Angel Cats: Divine Messengers of Comfort". I will be excited to start reading that. I might have to start reading a little bit before going to bed. I was soo exhausted since I stayed up most of the night that I actually got home at 1830 and fell asleep till midnight! I am still tired but felt the need to blog . . . . . . . . I am looking forward to my cats and I curling up together!

I have been on vacation since Sunday and tomorrow will be the first day that I will be able to enjoy without having to cram for a test! I do have studying to do for homework that is due but I can handle that! I am also thinking about gathering notes to start writing my papers and presentation for my Health assessment class. I do believe I need to have some fun tomorrow! Unsure yet what that will be but I will think of something!

While I was sitting in class today I was thinking about different websites to post for Tuesdays Blogger challenge from 2peas. Here is a list:

WOOT!!!! - - this website only sells one item a day and puts a new item on display at midnight central time. You can find some good deals and sometimes you can't but I have been hooked on that site for a year now!

Traveling sites - - I love reading about peoples travel! I esp. enjoy reading about the people that quit there job and travel around the world! I would soo much love to do that!

I have some message boards I have to read everyday - scrapjammies, scrappinthebox, 2peas.

I am also addicted to myspace and facebook and check them at least daily.

I also visit napster a lot as that is the music service I use! Love it! It would work better if my computer would work!

That is all for now! I need to go back to bed so I can wake up feeling refreshed! :-)

Monday, April 17, 2006

Dream vacation!

My dream vacation is to travel the world!!!! I most interested in traveling in the South Pacific! After reading peoples travel blogs, I have wanted to do the same! I actually have started a travel blog of my own but haven't published it yet. I would love to visit India, Laos, Malaysia, fiji islands, australia. I love watching the travel channel when I get a chance and seeing the different adventures that everyone goes on! One of my favorite things to do is travel and I don't get to do it very often. Last big vacation I went on was to Cancun, Mexico which was almost three years ago!

My laptop that I had back for only 3 weeks died on me again last Thursday! This time I never could get it to turn back on so I lost all my pathophysiology review questions for a test I have tomorrow! Best Buy told me that they might consider my computer a lemon and give me a new one. The service center has to decide this and it might be 2-3 weeks before I get it back! I have 2 papers, a presentation and a case study due and need my computer back! I have my old laptop out but it freezes up and keeps giving me a virtual memory is low message. I hope it isn't getting ready to do something stupid!

I also had my cell phone problems and had to get a new cell phone. Whenever someone called me or I called them everybody sounded sooo far away! I couldn't hear anybody! It cracked me up when I went to the store and the guy was trying to make a phone call from my phone to test it and he looked at me and said "You can't hear anything". :-) I wasn't eligible for an upgrade yet but they did an exceptional upgrade since my phone wasn't working. I have been working on bluetoothing my pictures over to my new phone. I got me insurance on my phone this time as if this is to happen again, I would get a new phone without any problem!!

I actually missed out on Easter yesterday! We were getting together at my grandma's house around 2pm and I had gotten off work at 0700 that morning but I set my alarm to get up early. I slept through my alarm and woke up at 1745!!! I was tired! I got up and started mowing my lawn. My lawn mower ran out of gas when I was very close to being done. I refilled it and never could get it to restart! I thought I might had flooded it so I chilled on my hammock for about 10 minutes and then tried and it still wouldn't start! It was going to be getting dark soon so I put it up and will have to tackle that another day! I went back into the house and was going to take a shower and fell asleep instead and woke up at 0800 this morning! I can't beleive I had slept that long! I should be ready to study for my test tomorrow! I need to soak all that up!

I do have class with Elsie tonight! I haven't figured out which pictures I am taking yet. I need to figure that out!! My sister is coming with me to this one tonight and I can't wait! I need to study hard till I have to meet up with my sister tonight. We are going to have dinner and then go to the class. I am excited about us getting to take this class together! :-)

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Happy Birthday Sharla!!!

Happy Birthday to you Sharla! Today is my sisters birthday and we are all going to get together at our parents house. I have to be at work by 1830 and my sister a church activity tonight around that time. I wanted the night off from work so we could relax with my family but it didn't work out that way! I am so stressed from school that I find it hard to relax anymore! I can't wait for my sister and I to scrap with Elsie on Monday! I need to get my homework and supplies gathered for that!

The palm tree cake here was Jasmine's birthday cake and my sister made it! I just love it! The other picture is a group picture I had them all do so she can have a picture of all the people at her birthday slumber party! That was a challenge with little girls but we finally got it done!

OOOOOHHHH!!!!! The UPS man is in front of my house!!! It was just my energy drinks I like. I was hoping it was the scrapbooking stuff I ordered last week. The mailman hasn't made his appearance yet so there is still a chance it might come!!!

Challenge: Pick one. and Elaborate if you so wish!

chocolate or vanilla? Vanilla!!
sandals or barefoot? Sandals - the season is getting close!
basic grey or scenic route? Basic Grey - love the new urban corture!!!
primas or HS flowers? Primas!! Just ordered some on the internet last night (or this morning I should say!) I can't wait till I can scrap with them!!!
computer journaling or handwritten? A little of both but I like computer journaling the best.
Madonna or Gwen Stefani? Madonna! I have been a fan of hers since she started!
Leno or Conan? Leno - gotta love those headlines!
Koolaid or Crystal Lite? Crystal Lite
American Idol or Amazing Race? Amazing Race - never get to watch it but just realized that it is on DVD now!!!
catlover or doglover? Catlover but love dogs too. I just can't have a dog with the hours I work. Maybe someday I can get a dog but my 3 cats are darling!

Last night I was working soooo hard on getting my neuro assessment writen up and really needed to be studying for my Patho test next week. I got all my Health assessment homework and the neuro write up done and then after that taking me all night, learned it was due till next Wednesday! ARGH!!! At least it is done, happy about that but I could have used that time to finish my patho review questions. I thought I would be able to relax some after the test next week but realized that I have 2 papers to write for my health assessment class plus get together a presentation on one of those papers. I also have a case study to do for patho but I won't receive that till 4/25. All of these are due the same day so I hope that I can spit out a couple of papers next week! I am glad that I am on vacation from work for two weeks starting Sunday as I will need it to get all this done! :-) I am off to work on my patho questions a little and then to go party with my sister a little! I hope work isn't crazy busy tonight! :-)

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Crazy kitty cats!

After I got out of school today I went to the "Three Dog Bakery" to see if they had treats for cats. They had a few and I also got them a little "cake" treat for them. They told me that dogs love it and she wasn't for sure if cats would but I thought I would try. I get home and cut a little sliver off and Felix was the first to arrive! I put it in his dish and he sniffed it, licked it, looked at me and then put his paw in his dish and pushed it out!!!! He didn't like it! The cat that will eat anything didn't like it! Pandora did the paw thing in the dish too and Chloe just sniffed it and walked away. So it wasn't a big hit! If I get to go to Easter at my Grandma's, her little dog buffy might get a treat! I did get my cat's "kitty kavier" and they loved it! It is fish flakes and that was the winner!

I never got my cats bathed like I had planned over the weekend. I will have to conquer that task on my vacation! I am currently at the Mudhouse needing to get some studying done. I actually have homework to email tonight to one of my instructors.

I am also going to order Prima flowers tonight from the internet!! WOOHOO!!!! I can't wait! I had better get my Health Assessment homework done then I will order me some flowers then finish my Pathophysiology review questions. Sounds like a plan!

Sleepy day!

2peas challenge for the day:

Easter is gonna be here before we know it... this weekend. Do you celebrate the Easter holiday? How do you and your loved ones celebrate this most special time? What are your special Easter plans for this weekend? Egg hunt? Bunnies and candy? Church services? What does EASTER mean to you? Do you celebrate its great significance?

We normally celebrate Easter at my Grandma's. She is having an Easter get together at her house around noon or 1pm depending if my Aunt Marie is driving down. I get off from work at 0700 on Easter and unsure that I will go. If the time gets changed to later in the afternoon, I might go. My sister always goes to church that day and I am always invited to go with her. One year on Easter, a friend invited me to go to her church and I enjoyed it. I also have some major studying to do that day for a test! I need to email my Grandma and make sure the time hasn't changed since I was last told.
I went to bed last night at 0200 and woke up at 1500!!!!! I couldn't believe it! I could have slept the rest of the day too! I hate days that I am that tired! I got up and went to the Mudhouse and worked on my summer and fall schedule and emailed my advisor. I ended up dropping a couple of classes in the fall and only taking one in the summer. I am going to check into doing corresponce courses and get two of my prereq's done that way. I will get done with my BSN!! I am getting closer and closer! My advisor told me that I had a more sane schedule now!
I am hoping to get my yardwork done later today somehow. It might be after I get home from school and then I plan to go to the Mudhouse and work on my study guide for my test next week. I also have homework that I have to get done for my other class! Oh my!
Look at those cute little nieces of mine!!! That was the picture I took Sunday outside the Mudhouse!
I need to work on my study guide a little longer then I need to get to bed!!

Monday, April 10, 2006

Word association - 2peas challenge

Challenge: I type a word.. you type the first thing that comes to your mind... this should be fun... ready? here we go...

1. Harry.... potter
2. Black.... cat
3. Delicious... cake
4. Funny... bone
5. Green... grass
6. Ribbons... box
7. Internet... shopping
8. BBQ... party
9. People... friends
10. Quirky... weird

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Non-productive day!

I took two Benadryl last night and slept through my alarm for 1 1/2 hours this morning!!! My plan was to get up early and get my tire fixed so I wouldn't have to involve my nieces with having to sit and wait. At least I woke up with being able to breath out of one nostril! I got ready and went and picked up my nieces and then went to go get my tire fixed. It took them an hour to get it done. My nieces and I went to the cafe and got smoothies and then walked around the store a little. We tried samples out that they were offering. The time went pretty fast and it wasn't too bad. We went back to my house and got my books and laptop and headed for the Mudhouse! We weren't very productive at the Mudhouse but it was fun! It would have been more fun to walk around downtown and take pictures!! I did take one pic of them outside the Mudhouse. I need to load it up on my computer!

I haven't gotten much studying done or even the rest of my yardwork! Today I did get a neurological assessment done on one of my nieces for one of my classes so I guess I did do something!!! Tomorrow I am going to have to get serious about getting my study guide done!!! I think I will be going to bed earlier tonight than I have been. All I have wanted to do today is take a nap! I had fun spending time with my nieces and hope to do it again soon! Hopefully, we can walk around downtown when things are open!!!

The picture I included today is Felix hanging out with my at the computer - sometimes he tries to type! He thinks he is sooo smart! He loves hanging out with me at the computer!

Flat tire and a wish list


Are there any NEW scrapbooking products {out on the market now}.. that you just **can't wait** to try? Is there something out there that you just **gotta have**? Let me know your wish lists!

I have been looking for prima flowers lately. I happened to get my hands on a beige jar one day but no colors! I need to take a trip to not to far away scrapbook store that had tons of them when I was there last!

I love basic grey papers and have been wanting the Urban Corture ever since I saw it in a magazine! I happen to have ordered this online last night so I am looking forward to a fun mail day soon!!!

I am in love with Elsie Flannigan's style and want her book that is to come out in July!!! She currently has stamps by fontwerks out there but it hasn't arrived at my LSS yet! Hopefully in the next week when I go to another class of Elsie's, they will be there!! I have recently downloaded some of her fonts and can't wait till I can use them!!!!

I have been trying to add to my American Craft ribbon collection. I just love these ribbons and would love them in all the colors!!!!

I have been in the mood to download fonts ever since I finally learned how to install them!!! I am hoping to sit down one day and download all sorts of cool fonts to use!!!! I am being smart to burn them to a CD-RW so if my computer does something stupid, I will still be happy! :-)

I have a thing with idea books and magazines! I even went out tonight and bought from scrapbook etc. "design secrets" and love it! It is very inspiring!!!

I am sure there is more out there that I would like but that is all that currently comes to mind!!!
I didn't get the things I wanted to do today done. I woke up this morning and my allergies were full blown!! My ears are clogged and I can't breath through my nose! I just know that mowing my yard last night did it! I took my shower to get ready for my day and had to lay down! My allergies was driving me crazy and thought a little nap would help. It ended up being a 3 hour nap!! I woke up about 5pm and started finishing getting ready. I had plans on going to Borders and home depot. I barely leave my house, making a left hand turn and people kept honking and looking at me! I rolled down my window as they were trying to tell me something. They were telling me that I had a flat tire! I pulled over and I did!!! I checked my trunk and I had all the things to change a flat tire but wasn't sure how to go about it. I called my dad and asked him to help me. He arrived and we changed my tire and I think I could change my own tire now after watching him. My dad found a screw that was stuck in my tire so I went to Sam's to have this repaired only to find out that they stopped taking customers at 7pm!! I asked the guy to at least look at the donut on my car to make sure it had enough air. He was nice enough to look at it. It was too low so he aired it up for me and I was on my way to do the errands I was going to do. The first thing I am doing tomorrow is getting my tire repaired.

I am shopping for a new storm door for my front door. Mine is missing the screens and I can't open them up to let fresh air in. I was told by someone recently that I was losing heating/cooling through that door as the windows arent' fitting properly. I have me a $50 gift certificate that I earned through and decided to use it to get a new door. I picked up a brochure tonight to learn how to measure for a door and also shows the various doors available. While I was there, I also got me face mask so I can hopefully finish mowing my yard without having an allergy attack later! Hope that it works!

I am going to take some Benadryl and go to bed! I hope that I wake up in the morning and can breath through my nose!

Friday, April 07, 2006

Favorite ice cream and missing CHIPS!!

Challenge: Blog about your fave ice-cream flavor.

I love mint chocolate chip and enjoy having the hardshell chocolate over it!!!! Sooo good!!!!! Tonight I learned that my favorite frozen custard place is going to start taking debit cards! They have always been a cash only place and I don't go very often cause I never carry cash so it might be dangerous that I can use my debit card! I love cookie dough concretes from Andy's!! YUMM!!!!

I feel like I haven't blogged in an eternity for some reason! It was only two days ago! Life has been busy but I am ready this weekend to relax a little!!!

I feel the need to blog about a frustration that happened at work last night! The evening shift was ordering out at my favortie sub shop so I joined in! I was going to save my sandwich and chips for when I took my break at 0200. I thought that would save me time from going to the cafeteria and hoping that I might get my paper proofread on my break. I go into the report room to get my sandwich that I took time to silk tape my chips around and place in the fridge and my chips were gone!!!!!!!! At first glance I thought my sandwich was too but I found it with the silk tape around it. I was upset that someone took my chips!!!! I went out to the nurses station and had to vent about that for a little and then went and bought me new chips - which of course wasn't going to be as good but it would have to do. I ended up not getting my paper proofread on my break. I felt like emailing my nurse manger and tell her we needed to get refridgerated lockers!!! That happens every so often on our floor. I am going to bring sushi one day and see if anyone trys to eat that! :-)

I finally got my paper proofread after getting home from work this morning. I was sooo sleepy but got it done! I wasn't that safe to drive as I kept dosing off at stoplights! I was afraid to take a nap and then deliver it as I tend to sleep through my alarm! I made it to school and back home without any incidents. There was quite a few years ago that I did fall asleep at a stoplight but my foot stayed on the brake! I happened to wake back up when the light was going from green to red again with a few cars behind me. That was scary!!!!! I am off from work for 5 days and I am going to relax a little, study a little, do a little yardwork, bath my 3 cats. Then when I get my yardwork done I am going to sit on my back porch and enjoy it!!!!!

Tonight was the first friday art walk and I missed it! One of my nieces was having a friend spend the night so my sister didn't want to go. I thought I would take Jasmine with me and she was all excited and then she wanted to go to the fitness center at the pool and I thought I would take her a little later but it just didn't work out that way. We are all planning to go to the art walk in May and then the next day is the art fest! Plus that is the same weekend as national scrapbooking day!! That will be a fun weekend! I just hope not that much is going on at school so I can enjoy it!

I do believe that I am going to lounge on my couch and watch some TV. I rarely get to do that these days - I might have to take the laptop with me though!! :-)

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Good news!!

Blog Challenge: You find/win/are given/inherit $100,000. Make a list and itemize exactly what you would do with the money.

Hmmm . . . . . . . . my thoughts would be to pay everything off, including my house! I wouldn't have much left after doing that! Then I could save money for retirement and also I would start updating my home!!!! My Coca-Cola kitchen would be a reality! I wouldn't have to work full-time if I didn't want too. :-)

I have been working hard getting this paper done and I have worked hard getting it done! I have the paper all typed up and printed it out tonight to proofread. I am going to make any changes on the printed copy then update it and be done!!!!! I need to actually get to bed to get some rest as I have a bunch of homework to get done before I go to work Wednesday night!!!

I had some major frustration at the Mudhouse tonight!!! I was working on writing my paper going back and forth from my internet resources and my paper and all of a sudden I couldn't connect to the internet anymore!!!! I tried all the tricks I knew and none of them worked! I went and asked someone who worked there and they didn't know what to do. I started working on other parts of the paper hoping the internet would come back on but it never did. I was there for at least 2 hours after the internet went out hoping it would come back. I ended up finishing my paper at home with fighting with keeping Felix off my papers! I don't understand how the internet could just go out like that! At least I got my paper almost done!!!!

Today in class I was fighting to stay awake and wasn't surprised by that! We were supposed to have a test next Tuesday but our teacher has postponed it another week!!! I was excited as I haven't had much time to look over our review questions with writing this paper! I will have time this weekend to answer all the review questions and not feel as rushed!!!! I also hope to get some yardwork done since I won't be as rushed! WOOHOO!!!!!!

Well, it is 4am here and have to wake up early enough to get all my other homework done!

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Busy week + blog challenge

I have been one busy girl trying to get things done for school! I have been working on my paper slowly but surely. I have 6 pages written so far and it has to be at least 8 pages long. I am stuck on the the cellular changes of CLL! That stuff is over my head and I am unsure how to write it to make it sound like it was from me! I have class during the day tomorrow but slept all day and I am not really tired. That is going to make it rough for me to stay up tomorrow after class to get my homework done! I will do it! :-)

The blog challenge for the day on 2peas:

Write about YOUR HOPES AND WISHES for YOU. No one else. Not your kids. Not your better half. Not friends and family. But your hopes and wishes for YOU and you alone. What are they? Do you have any? What are YOUR hopes and wishes? YOUR dreams? Elaborate as you wish. Remember, this one is all about YOU. You matter. How you feel counts. What your deepest dreams, passions are. Write them down. Get specific. Imagine.

I would have to say that my dream is to get my BSN and I am currently working on making that dream a reality. It hasn't been easy with working full-time nights and then having to switch to a daytime schedule! I am slowly and surely getting it done and hopefully will be done by 2008!!!

Another dream that I have is to be able to work from my home and have a more relaxed schedule! I often dream on being like a regular day person. I recently aquired information about being a certified legal nurse consultant but it is expensive! I plan to research this a little more and see if this is something I would really want to do. I actually would rather work night shift and did better with it when I didn't have school. I have a tendancy to stay up later or give up sleep to get some studying done.

One of my wishes is to have more time or learn how to manage my time better! Since I started school, I haven't had the time to really scrapbook or do the things I enjoy without other things getting in the way. I really hope that on my next vacation from work (which is less than two weeks away!!) I can get caught up on school and be able to have some *me* time!


I have been happy since the time changed!!! The weather has been getting warmer, my house isn't freezing to death. It has actually been on the warm side! I can't wait till I will have extra time to get my back porch cleaned up so I can start enjoy being outside! The thing I enjoy the most about the time change is more daylight in the evening hours! I might be able to enjoy some daylight when I wake up now! WOOHOOO!!!!!!!!

I do believe that I need to look over my references again to come up with a game plan for the cellular changes of CLL before it does get to much later!