Friday, November 30, 2007

Back to work . . . .

I have been back to work for a week now and I have been in a coma on my days off!!! My body was so used to sleeping like a normal person that I guess my body is in shock. I can't get enough sleep! Today (I guess yesterday now!) I had my Old Testament class and I wasn't able to sleep the night before. I finally fell asleep about 5 am and woke up around 9 am. I felt tired but I have done this several times before. Well, I couldn't stay awake in class today! I was trying to listen to the teacher and my eyes would close. I was soo ready for class to be over!

The tiredness didn't stop in class. I went to get my allergy shots after class and I always have to wait 20 minutes after I get my shot. I was trying to read a magazine and kept nodding off enough that I couldn't hold my head up and that would wake me up! I woke up once with this one girl in the waiting room watching me and then smiled when I jerked my head back up! I had a couple of stops to make before going home.

I got home and decided to curl up with a blanket on my futon and watch some TV. I woke up about 30 minutes later and decided to go to bed at 5:30 pm. I was hoping to hang out at the Mudhouse last night but thought I get a little nap before going. I ended up waking back up at 11pm! No coffee house relaxation today. :-( Now, I am awake. I do work tonight so that will help me sleep most of the day and hopefully not fight sleep that bad.

Work has been icky busy my first two nights back. My second night back was the worst. I had a patient that was requiring most of my time. I was worn out by morning. Every time I turned around, I had something going on with my patients! We had a nurse that was helping us out which was a big help. Monday night was much better and I was able to leave on time that morning! Tuesday was hectic as we kept getting admits back to back until we didn't have any beds left on our floor. I was still able to get things done!

My hand still is swollen and my finger is still quite sore. Friday night, I had a bandaid on my finger as the steri strips had fallen off. By morning, my incision was wide open!!!!! The bandaid had kept my finger moist but I wanted to keep it covered. So, I went home washed it out good and applied butterfly strips to it. I left this on for three days. Monday night I was back to work and nervous about being at work with my finger being open. Someone asked me how my finger was doing and I have been anxious since it had opened up, how swollen it is and that it was more sore than last week. One nurse told me that I needed a Xanax to calm down about my finger! When I got home Tuesday morning I the butterfly strips off, applied antibiotic cream and left it open while I slept. I woke up with all this extra skin around my incision so I trimmed it off with nail clippers and saw that my incision is really closing up! I was super excited and finally felt like it was going to heal! I had to have a starbucks before going to work to celebrate! :-) My finger is still swollen and sore but my incision is closed up finally! I feel so much better. I can't wait till it is back to normal. I do see my doctor again in 2 weeks.

I have been a bad blogger the last week since going back to work. Hopefully my body will get readjusted to my night schedule and I won't be as tired. Or maybe this is the way I felt before and just have forgotten!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

I'm an elf!!!

My cats are too!! Check it out!

I've been elfed!

Good news!!

I went for my follow up appointment this morning and got my sutures removed! Yay! It was a little tender but felt good to get them out! Then he applied steri strips to keep my incision together. I am a free women! No dressing and I can get it wet! I am actually typing with both hands today! It feels good! My finger is still swollen and I can't move it fully yet. It is really sore still and I have really noticed that today with it not having a dressing. I do have to go back in about 3 weeks to make sure my finger is healing the way it should and that I get full movement back.

The pathology report was good! This growth was nodular fasciitis. It was benign! Yippee! They rarely grow back which I was glad to hear! He released me to go back to work so I do have to go back on Thanksgiving. I will get 5 hours of overtime! I am just trying to enjoy my last day off from work.

I was planning to go see The Mist by Stephen King today but time has gotten away from me. I might go see it this weekend. I just wanted to sit and relax at the Mudhouse this afternoon. I might go to a bookstore later to look around. I wouldn't mind checking out some books at the library about dog care to see what I might get into if I decided to adopt a pug. I have pug fever!

I finally got all my books for my history class which I am taking by correspondence. I printed out the outline and the key study points today so I can get started! I have until May 13, 2008 to get this done but I am also supposed to graduate around that time and hope to be able to get it done before then. I still don't have my final grade for my Community Health class. She stopped grading things the end of September. One assignment I turned in near the beginning of class that she still hasn't graded. I really wish I could have done the survey for this class. It was posted the day I had my hand surgery and by the time I got back to the computer, it was done with. Whatever! I was only three days! I keep checking blackboard to see if she has posted any grades but nothing. This class has been over for two weeks tomorrow and I have never had to wait this long for grades before! Crazy! Just a little upset about this but what can I do? I am trying to be patient!

I am off to search the library database about pugs! :-)

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Ready for tomorrow . . .

This time tomorrow I should have my sutures out of my finger! I hope he tells me that I can get my incision wet and no more showers with a plastic bag tied around my hand. It is still pretty sore and I can't bend my finger very well. I feel like the sutures are poking me when I do try. It looks like it is still swollen a bit too. I am looking forward to seeing what he has to say. I just hope it is all good stuff!

Last night after I posted about that adorable puppy I did some research. I googled the company that I was told supplied Petland with their dogs. I was told by the employee that they don't use puppy mills and use from a honorable breeder. What I found out was the opposite. The company that they get all their dogs from is a puppy mill!!! They also have several citations against them for being unsafe. :-( So sad that they support this. I am not sure I will support Petland. I also found lots of complaints for people that have bought dogs from Petland that were very ill. If they don't have proper living quarters, they will get ill!! That just shows that the breeders are only out for making money and not looking out for the welfare of the animals. Sad. Petland employees make it sound all good but I am not sure that they have looked further into what they are really supporting.

I am getting to pick my nieces up from school today and not really sure what we will do. I hope that they don't have any big projects that are due at school tomorrow so we can have some fun!

Monday, November 19, 2007

Puppy love . . .

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is hard! Especially if the puppy you love is $1299!!! That doesn't include the accessories and vet care. :-( Petland opened in my area and I decided to go check it out. I saw this cute little pug and had to hold him! We bonded right away, he played with my shoe laces and untied my shoes and then fell asleep in my arms! AAAWWW!!! I wanted to take him home but couldn't afford paying that much for a dog! What I thought was odd was they had 12 months, 0% financing. I wasn't going to finance a dog, even though he was a cutie pie! I played with him for about an hour and finally gave him back. I didn't want too though! Just look at those puppy eyes! These pics were taken with my cell phone so the quality isn't very good.

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I am picking my nieces up from school tomorrow and I think they need to experience Petland! :-)

Friday, November 16, 2007

Odd day . . .

My Mom was planning to come over to my house this morning to help me clean since I not supposed to use my left hand. As soon as I got up, I headed for the shower to get ready. She called me around 11am to tell me that she had forgotten about an appointment and it would be after lunch. I told her that would be fine as after getting out of the shower one of my cats, Chloe, was wanting my attention and I noticed fleas! Yuck! So I had talked to the vet and decided that I would go ahead and pick up the meds I needed for my 3 cats. I called her when I got home and then she was telling me that I need to get laundry done to prevent any flea eggs hatching - which I had already started but she said she couldn't help with that and decided to wait. I didn't quite get that but okay. She called me later to ask me if I wanted her to come over later tonight or in the morning. So again, in the morning I have to get up early . . .

I have gotten all my linens washed and given the flea meds to all the cats. When I adopted Chloe 4 years ago, she had fleas bad. I was glad to be able to catch this before it got to bad and hopefully prevent it from getting worse. My cats are all indoor so somehow, a flea decided to come in the house. I have worked most of the day getting things all clean.

On another note, my wireless mouse that I bought a couple of months ago isn't working. I have to hold the battery just right to get it to work but can't let go or I lose my signal. It was past the time that I was able to return it so I called the company. They said it would still be under warranty with them and they will replace it. So in a couple of weeks, I should receive me a new wireless mouse. I just hope it works better! I don't like using the touch mouse thing on my laptop.

My hand is feeling so much better! It still is sore but mainly around the incision. It has been a week since I had my surgery and have my follow up appointment next week. If should go back to work on Thanksgiving. I really haven't gotten that much done! I keep running errands and then wanting to relax in the evening that I haven't really gotten stuff done around the house. I was also planning to get my Christmas cards done and to also learn more about photoshop CS3 and digital scrapbooking with photoshop elements. Maybe I can work on that this weekend. But tomorrow I have family driving down and might get occupied. Esp. with my mom coming tomorrow to help me clean. It will all get worked out.

I am excited about my family that is coming as it a cousin and my aunt (her mom) driving to visit. My cousin has been living in Japan since end of July and instead of moving back to Seattle where she lived before she moved to Japan, she is moving about 3 hours away! I am excited about that!

My history correspondence class started this week and I don't have my book yet! I ordered it from ebay on Nov. 8th. I keep stalking the mailman so I can get started but it didn't come today either. Maybe tomorrow. She has a 99.8% rating and some of the most recent ones that she has received from other buyers was shipping was little slow but product was as listed. Great! I don't need slow! These hadn't been posted till after I had ordered. If I don't receive it next week, I will send her an email asking when she mailed it as she should have at this point. I will be patient first as I am not sure what she has going on.

I am chilling at the Mudhouse, I had to take a break from the house. I hope to be able to watch a movie tonight. I have had 3 movies from Netflix since sometime in October and need to watch them! I have been sleepy today to since I went to bed later than I had been and woke up early. I am looking forward to sleeping in my freshly made bed!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Surgical memories . . .

I just wanted to make some notes about what I remember of my surgery . . .

--My mom and I arrived at the hospital a little before 0530. There was already a line for surgical check-in. We got checked-in fairly quickly and was taken to my room.

--The volunteer made a comment about if he had taken me to L&D that I wouldn't know what to do. My mom says that I could propably help them if he had taken us to L&D! My mom is silly! I have only assisted in L&D in nursing school!

--The IV start was fast and I had too many people doing different things. The PCA taking my vitals, one nurse asking me questions and the other nurse was starting my IV.

--What I hated most was that I wasn't allowed to wear my glasses once they picked me up for surgery. :-( I can't see a thing without my contacts or glasses!

--I had to wear a surgical hat and had wished that I had worn my hair up. It all worked out.

--In surgical holding I was greeted by two nurses. I was the first pt but not for long! The nurses told me that the doctor would come talk to me and then was wanting to give me Versed. I have had Versed before but didn't remember anything so I wouldn't let the nurse give me the medicine until I saw the doctor just in case.

--The doctor came in and was explaining how he was going to make the incision while marking my finger. I couldn't see what he was doing and had to get up on my finger to see what he was talking about. Then he told me how he has LASIK surgery and has been pleased since he had. My doctor always says, "Paperwork, we always have paperwork" So true! He always makes that comment while I am in the office too.

--I allowed the nurses to give me the Versed and all it did was make me dizzy and I still remembered everything. They did tell me that it was a much smaller dose than what they give for the amnesia affect.

--Pretty soon, they came to take me to the OR room. I had taken time to tie my gown as to try not to moon everybody but as I was moving to the OR table, they untied my gown. They explained it was so I wasn't lying on a knot to protect my skin. Very good point but I didn't like showing all!

--They were getting everything all set up and since I didn't have my glasses on, I couldn't see if I recognized anyone since I was at the hospital I work at. That might be a good thing as I might have accidently mooned someone . . . .

--I must have gotten more medicine in my IV as the next thing I remember was waking up when they were done. I kept raising my hand bcause my fingers were sticking together. I did that a few times and someone came over to clean my hand.

--I remember being taken back to my room but somehow didn't remember why I had folded up blankets on my stomach. I later learned after getting scolded for taking my arm off of them that I was to keep my arm elevated.

--They let me have water! The nurse helped me take a sip and put it on the bedside table on my left side which I had surgery. I reached up with my somewhat numb hand and spilled my water.

--They moved my table and I got to drink tea!!! Yum!!

--All my vitals were good so my mom assisted me with getting dressed. I got scolded again for using my left hand to get up out of bed. Yikes!

--I was wheeled out and the transporter told me I had pretty hair. :-)

--This whole process took 3 hours and 15 minutes. The most of this time I was waiting in SDS, holding and then waiting to get cleared to go home. I am not really sure how long I was in the OR. My guess is 30 minutes.

--We had to stop at the pharmacy to get pain meds. My hand stayed numb all day. I ended up waking up at 0330 with my finger hurting and it felt like it was burning. I was able to fall back asleep without pain meds though.

--I kept having some hiccups during the day and later when I looked up Versed, that is a side effect.

--I stayed at my parents house that night and went back to my house the next day. My fur babies missed me, I am sure!

--The summary of this experience was that it wasn't bad. It is always weird being the patient since I am used to being a nurse and being on the other side. I am getting used to typing with one hand but can't wait till I heal and can go back to real typing!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

A little bored . . .

but it actually feels good! I am starting to get the one hand typing thing down, I thought I would blog a little.

My surgery went good. It turned out not to be a ganglion cyst but some kind of growth from my tendon in my finger. I am now waiting for pathology reports. I hope this thing doesn't grow back! I stayed at my parents house the first night. I just took it easy. I had brought my laptop so I can learn photoshop CS3 and/or photoshop elements 5.0 but I was quite sleepy. I haven't really gotten to much done since coming back to my house.

Today I did get on to the site and took a class on digital scrapbooking. I made 2 12x12 digital LO today. I think I understand the basics of digital scrapbooking. I am hoping to also go through my digital scrapbook magazines and the computer tricks book to learn even more. By the time I get fully recovered, I might be fairly good at some basic tools.
I took my first adventure out of my house since my surgery to the Mudhouse. I am also going to work tonight to visit with a co-worker. Driving is interesting since I drive with my left hand. I am so used to being on the go and having something to do so I have gotten a little bored. I might get used to this a little to much!

I am looking forward to taking my bandage off tomorrow. I had to leave the surgical dressing on for 3 days. I have no idea how my finger looks! I am also looking forward to cleaning my left hand better. I still have iodine stains that I can't seem to get off but I can't get the bandage wet.

I have posted my digi layouts that I made today. I hope to have more digi fun!

Thursday, November 08, 2007

PowerPoint Presentation

I have been soo nervous today about my PowerPoint presentation that I had to give this afternoon. I couldn't sleep last night very well and I walked into the school this morning and my heart just pounded! I was going to my Old Testament class! I had at least four more hours till my presentation. When it was time for class, I thought I was going to start hyperventilating! Everyone else seemed so calm so I kinda calmed down. The teacher asked if anyone wanted to go first, I volunteered so I could just get it over with!

I actually stood up in front of the class about 20 minutes before the teacher was ready but that actually calmed me down. Once classmate wanted to get into her email and save her presentation on the desktop while we were waiting for the instructor to get back and I guess I was taking deep breaths. She asked me if I was nervous. She talked to me for a bit and told me not to worry about it. When the teacher finally got back, I got started and actually did okay giving the presentation. I was sooo glad that I went first as I might have had a stroke if I had to sit through all the presentation's before going. I hate giving presentations! I actually think this will be the last one in my program. Thank goodness! She showed us our grade and she gave me all my points for my presentation! Yay! Community Health is over! :-)

I might not be blogging for a few days because of my hand surgery in the morning. I guess that all depends on what kind of restrictions I will have after my surgery. If I can make it through a presentation, this surgery shall be a breeze! :-)

I am done!!!

I worked hard yesterday and got all my assignments done for community health! I have to give a PowerPoint presentation today and then I will consider this class done!!! I am so glad to have this done as this class has taken up soo much time. I have my Old Testament class and I also sent off for my correspondence of History. I was able to find my book on ebay for my history class for $7 plus $3 shipping! The new books are about $100 so I am glad to be saving $90! :-)

I have school for 8 hours today and when I do get home, I have to take a hibiclens shower and then again in the morning. I have to be at the hospital at 0530! Too early for me but I will be glad to get this over with.

My Dad's birthday celebration was fun. My Grandma (My Dad's Mom), sister, nieces, my mom and me all got together. My Dad went and bought a creme brule cheesecake and it was sooo good! It was a fun evening.

I better get ready for school and make sure I don't forget anything today!

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Busy, Busy . . .

Last night we ran out of time before getting to make duct tape wallets. We enjoyed our time at Big Mama's and had yummy sandwiches! We also started to work on our homework but them Shilo needed her science project that she left at my parents house soo we left to go get it. We didn't get the homework done before my sister got off from work. She actually got off a little earlier than normal as the last patient cancelled. My sister wants to make a duct tape wallet with us! Maybe we can plan a day and go that. I have duct tape in 3 colors plus the traditional duct tape. :-)

I have my paper started and it was really easy to start. Then I have hit some harder areas which she said we would end having to make up since we aren't implementing our intervention. I find it hard to make stuff up! I already have 3 pages with what I have. She really didn't give us a page limit. Then I need to add highlights of my community assessment and intervention paper into a PowerPoint to do a presentation. I hate talking in front of the class and I about faint every time.

Today is my Dad's birthday! Tonight my sister, nieces and I are all going over to Mom's and Dad's house to celebrate. My goal is to have all my homework done by 5 pm! I want to be able to relax and not worry about getting all this stuff done.

I had better get busy!

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Let's try this again . . . .

Okay new day and I hope it goes better than yesterday! I am going to be busy working on stuff for school. I also need to get my allergy shots today. I am really excited about picking my nieces up from school today! Yay!!! I am going to take them to a different coffee shop tonight, Big Mama's. They have never seen that one. We also have two more coffee shops opening up downtown. Yay! I am looking forward to what these new coffee shops are going to be like. One is supposed to open this month. I will have to remember to bring my *new* camera!

I have been on a regular schedule for a little over a week and it has been nice! I have finally gotten over the tire slump that I get in the afternoon and can now stay up a little after midnight and wake up around 9 am. By the time I go back to work, I won't be able to sleep during the day!

I am sure my nieces will have homework to get done tonight. We might be able to do that at Big Mama's. One of them has a science test tomorrow sooo we need to study! I am hoping that we will have time left to make duck tape wallets. We have been wanting to do this for awhile now and I finally found colored duct tape. So, I hope the evening goes as planned!

I spent the biggest part of last night working on the other online CEU class for my public health class. Today, I just need to type up answers for the case studies and that is done. I think my main priority will be getting this paper started! After I get my paper done, I can get this presentation typed up in powerpoint. I can't wait for this class to be over!

I am off to get this day going!

Monday, November 05, 2007

Accomplishing everything little by little

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My bad news that I got this morning has had me not be as motivated today to get my homework done. I am doing my best to get it done little by little. I did get the research done for my intervention paper and also finished typing up my summary of the Learning with Lilly online class I did for clinical hours. I am hoping to get my paper started tonight and maybe work on the other online class about public health nursing for clinical hours. Then all that will be left is writing up my presentation in power point. What a week! I am just glad that I am on vacation.

I have been listening to the big hair bands of the 80's the last few days. Yesterday, the song that was playing in the Mudhouse has increased that! I kept finding more songs on Napster that I remember from high school. I wish I could find my USB cord that goes to my mp3 player so I could add new songs!

I added a picture of the 2 page LO that I got done at Camp Scrap last Friday. It is a kit that I got from Scrapjammies.

Back to getting the rest of my community health assignments done! Felix thinks he has to be sitting on the desk when I am on the computer. It is cute but I need to spread all my notes out! :-)

No good news . . .

I got a phone call from my GI doctor's nurse and she told me that the insurance just won't preauthorize any other medicine for my GERD. She told me everything she included that proved that I needed something different other than the Prevacid. I just hope the insurance will pay for the damage that this is causing my esophagus. Insurance sucks! I have learned that the other hospital has a better Rx plan and I could get the medicine I need but I have had 13.5 years in the hospital I am at. I have had thoughts of going prn and working just enough to get me the Rx plan at the other hospital. Then I would have to change doctors or pay more out of pocket. I guess I have to live with the heartburn but I am tired of it.

But on a better note, I have been working hard on getting this homework done. I got my journal done and submitted last night along with the online exam. I have been working on typing up a summary for an online course I did for the class. I was supposed to get a certificate in the mail but never did. I printed out that I completed everything with the course and it had my name on it. I hope she takes it as that is 4 hours of clinical time! I need to write my intervention paper, presentation and possibly do some extra credit. This class has been too busy for me with my work schedule!

I am going to start getting ready for my day and get this homework done. I am looking forward to having my nieces tomorrow and want to have fun!

Sunday, November 04, 2007

"Girls Rock Your Boyz"

I walked into the Mudhouse today and Quiet Riot was playing! I was getting into it as I love Rock-n-Roll!!!!! But it was funny as I was standing in line the music changed to some slow coffee house music. Everyone in line was saying how it was a drastic change! I spent the first little part of my time here hunting for that song on Napster and finally found it!

Yesterday the day got away from me before I knew it! I didn't get any of my homework accomplished. So I am trying again today. I have to get this online exam done as it is due tomorrow at noon. That is what I have been working on since arriving at the Mudhouse but I have been having problems with finding some of the answers so I get distracted . . . I hope the other chapters aren't as hard.

Maybe more later but I have to get BUSY!!!! I am going to pick my nieces up from school Tuesday and keep them all evening. I am motivated to get the majority of my work done before then so we can do fun things together!

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Random stuff . . .

Random stuff #1 - I went to Hobby Lobby the other day and when I was leaving in my car, I saw Mr. and Mrs. Clause driving a fancy automobile! When Santa made a turn I saw that his license plate said Santa! He is already in town getting ready for the holiday season!

#2 - Yesterday I had a scrapbooking nightmare! I had spent most of my morning getting my SJ kits together and finding photos and editing them in photoshop elements to send via the internet through for one hour photo. I get to Wal-mart and my photos aren't their! The girl called and they had my photos but for some reason they didn't get sent to the store. She resent them. I also learned that their is a 20 minute delay between sending photos and them receiving it. I got the phone number to the photo department to call back to see if they got sent. I was late picking up my sister because of this ordeal which was making up late to our scrapbooking event! I called back and the photos still hadn't been received so I was back at home getting my supplies together and just resent them from my computer and that time when I called, they had received my photos. My sister and I got to the event got our spots at a table and then I left to go get my pictures. To my surprise, all three sets went through when I resent my pics! So crazy! I have learned that if I do use walmart online service again, to not pay on the website! They are actually refunding my money for the mishap.

#3 - I did have fun at Camp Scrap even with the stressful start of the evening. I think I finally understand digital scrapbooking. I have been to the digital dynamics class four time and for some reason couldn't get the layers down in photoshop elements. Sooo, I watched carefully and took notes as she made a LO on the screen with the same program I have (Yay!) and I was able to come home and make a quick LO with some free papers I had downloaded. I am looking forward to playing around with this some more and finding more free stuff online. I might actually be brave enough to buy some digital kits! :-)

#4 - I have until Thursday to get all my stuff done for my Community Health class as it ends that night! I am excited for this class to be over! I am planning to spend most of my weekend getting some of these things done so I can kinda play during the week before having surgery on my hand. I have an intervention paper to write about my community assessment, my journal to finish up (I have been proud of myself for keeping this up instead of waiting till the last minute!), a summary to write about a CD-ROM I watched, and a presentation to write. I really hate presentations and about faint when I have to give one. I am nervous about this!

#5 - I have new scrapbooking tools that I think I need after going to the crop last night! I ahve 40% coupons to both Hobby Lobby and Michael's that end today. They always have fun stuff to make at the make-n-takes and awesome demonstrations! I will have to post a pic of one creation that is cute and simple to make!

#6 - I never did hear from my GI doctor's office about getting the prior authorization for Protonix. I hope that doesn't mean bad news. I am going to have to call his office and leave a message next week asking how things are going with this! I am trying to make lifestyle changes but that is difficult! I do try to eat healthy but I love spicy foods which I can't eat without having heartburn with my current medicine. He gave me a list of things I shouldn't eat. My difficult thing is no carbonated drinks and no caffeine. I told him about my love for diet A&W rootbeer which is caffeine free is still carbonated. I love these energy drinks that do have the caffeine and I do have problems with heartburn after drinking them! They do have a caffeine free version so I might try that. It is still carbonated though but maybe without the caffeine it won't bother me as bad. It seems like everything has something that causes me to have heartburn. Bland is no fun!

#7 - I have been pondering on joining I have been wanting to get back on track with eating more healthy and working out. When I started school in Spring 2005, this ended up being put aside. I just don't have the extra time to work out but with my class ending this week and only having a correspondence course and one class at school I am wanting to start working on getting more excercise. I used to workout with a personal trainer and really enjoyed it! I quit after I bought my house a little over 3 years ago. I was a buff girl and I want to be buff again! :-)

#8 - I have a goal of getting my house all clean before Thursday - along with getting all this homework done. I am hoping to concentrate on certain areas of the house everyday so it won't seem like a big job. I do want I need to get by but I want to really clean everything. I am glad that I have an automatic litterbox so that I can let my hand heal a few days before needing to give it some attention!

#9 - It is now Sunday and I never posted this yesterday as planned! I didn't get as much accomplished as I was hoping but plan to get at least the homework accomplished. :-)
The picture I posted today is my sister and I when we were younger! Aren't we cute?! :-)

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Almost forgot . . . .

That I had school today! I have been thinking of the things to do while I was on vacation and forgot I still have to go to class! He He!! Soooo, I remembered late last night and I hadn't even gotten my quiz questions answered. I ended up doing them in class today. I think he is starting to try to trick us as what was in the book isn't what he is considering the answer! I am curious on how I did and if I caught on to his tricks or not.

Today is the day that I got CS3 Design Premium delivered! When I first got home, I was disappointed because it wasn't waiting for me. I got in the house and went to check my e-mail and the doorbell rang! It was excited to see the UPS man! Design Premium includes Adobe InDesign, Photoshop CS3 Extended, Illustrator, Flash Professional, Dreamweaver and Acrobat 8 Professional. I wanted to be able to design web pages and so I opted to get the Design Premium. I have no idea on how to use any of it! I am hoping to be able to check some books out at the library to help me with these programs.

After class today, I went to Hobby Lobby and noticed a new section with digital scrapbooking items. I am going to have to remember this and use a 40% off coupon towards one to see if I would even like it or not. I still want to learn how to digital scrapbook even though I would still paper scrapbook. I might even turn into a hybrid scrapper! I am excited about tomorrow as my sister and I are scrapbooking together at her church! I need to upload photos and see what kits I have already put together. I think I still have kits from April packed away in my cropper hopper!

I had to save this post as I wanted to install my new program and it made me close everything for installation. I am now at the Mudhouse and not being very productive! I have been a little frustrated as the last time I used my laptop, my wireless mouse batteries died. I got new ones and thought it would work and it tells me that my batteries are critical and my wireless mouse won't work. I realized that I put the batteries in backwards soo I am wondering if that ran the batteries down. I will put more batteries in (whenever I get them!) and hopefully it will work. If it doesn't, then I am going to see if I would be able to exchange it. I haven't had it too long but it might have been long enough that I can't do anything about it. I just hope that new batteries, put in correctly will work!

I haven't gotten a phone call yet from my GI doctor's office. I just hope that they hadn't forgotten about me! I think if I don't hear anything my next week, I will call and leave a message for the nurse to see where they are with this prior authorization for Protonix. I really hope that I am able to get it. I have been miserable since April when I ran out of my Nexium. Cross your fingers for me! :-)

I had better get a plan started for everything I need to get done by next week for Community Health. My class ends in one week!!! I can't wait! I have a lot to do before then!