Monday, December 30, 2013

An end to an interesting year...2013.

Well another year has come and gone, and we are 27 hours away from ringing in 2014. I am pleased with the year despite devastating news and family health problems. I am looking forward to a year that is honestly don't know how it is going to go down. 

Tomorrow is nye. I'm going to my cousin's wedding! Brian is getting married to Kate, and they invited over 400 people! I'm ready to get my hair done, put on my dress, and dance the night/year away. 

Have a safe and happy nye and New Year's Day. 
-b

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Currently, vol 37.

Well it's the last Sunday of 2013. It has been a pretty great year all around. I have learn a lot, seen a lot, and been through a lot. I am thankful for the people in my life particularly my friend Lori. I am very excited to begin 2014 off by hanging out with her for interim! We have a board on Pinterest dedicated to a bucket list of things to do. I'm hoping to make 2014 a great year. 
This is my current view with the dogs on my bed, comfy new pjs, and Harry potter again. 

Currently..  
Reading.. Charlie St. Cloud. I didn't read much because I was busy at work this week. 

Writing.. Not much. I don't really want to do anything for the last week of Christmas break. Lol. 

Thinking.. That I'm sad break is ending, but I'm ready to start being productive again. 

Smelling.. The frozen waffles I just made. Leggo my eggo. 

Wishing.. For a good day off. Mom and I were bad and skipped church. We're going to see Saving Mr. Banks today. 

Wearing.. A new crew neck sweatshirt (4 bucks at old navy) and new flannel pj pants (6 bucks at old navy). 

Loving.. That I'm super sore from two days of work and working out. I like feeling the results. Except now I have what I think is a cold. Bummer. 

Wanting.. To go back to sleep. 

Needing.. To take a hot shower and get ready for the day. Lol it's already 11am. 

Feeling.. Excited for nye. My cousin Brian is getting married to his fiancĂ©e Kate on New Year's Eve! It's is going to be a crazy reception with 400 people attending! 

Clicking.. Publish before picking up my crocheting needle. 

Have a great end of 2013 and beginning to 2014! 
-b

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Saturday night/Christmas recap.

Well I don't really feel like blogging about my Christmas. It's was very fun. I are too much. Lastly I didn't really get a ton this year. Which is fine by me cause I like giving gifts more. 

I worked today and worked out again. My armpits are sore. What the heck. 
That has never really happened before. 

I'm sitting on my bed crocheting and watching Harry potter. It's a great night. And snap chatting my friends! 

So much for a Christmas recap. I'm just not in the mood. -b

Ps I'm blogging from my phone from now on since my laptop isn't working. 

Well it's Friday....

That's about all I want to write. I hope everyone had a great few days celebrating the birth of Jesus! I will do a Christmas recap tomorrow. I just don't have the energy after 8.5 hours of work and one very intense but needed workout. 
There's my very little Christmas tree. Mon didn't want a big tree. So our artificial prelighted Christmas tree comes in at a whopping 3.5 feet. Have a good night!
-b

Merry Christmas Eve eve!

I love the holidays! I spent the day at work and various doctor appointments. My mom and I sang and baked tonight, and now I am headed to bed to get up for work tomorrow. Have a great day!!!

 

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Currently, vol 36.

We are beginning the winter solstice, and this means that the days are slowly getting longer. That means spring, my 21st birthday, and more sunshine. There is a snowstorm though so it doesn't make it feel like spring is coming. Well yesterday I wrapped almost all my gifts minus one, watched Christmas Vacation and the Polar Express, and crochet more of my blanket all while wearing footie pajamas. I have the day off of work thank goodness, and I will be getting ready for church right after finishing this post. 
Currently.... 
Reading.. Charlie St. Cloud. I have other books in mind after that one. I love reading when it isn't for a grade. 

Writing.. Christmas cards to family. I sent cards to friends last week, and all seven went to completely different states. IL, WI, IA, IN, CO, MI, and MD. 

Thinking.. About all the snow outside right now, and I hope the roads will not be slippery. I do not like driving in the snow. 

Smelling.. Not a lot. My nose is stuffy. I think I'm allergic to pet fur. I have two dogs and a cat which probably isn't helping. 

Wishing.. That I could have seen my childhood best friends yesterday. My friends from Vegas came in for their grandmas funeral, and we tried to make plans for dinner. I've known them for 15 years. 

Wearing.. Nursing school sweatpants, a tanktop, and a towel on my head. 

Loving.. All the hours my boss have me at work since the normal opener went on vaca. I work 5am-1pm ish. Getting up at 3:45 is a little tough. 

Wanting.. To watch the snow fall all day, but church is calling and Christmas baking after is a lot of fun. 

Needing.. To get this towel off my head before my hair dries really weird. Not that I need to do my hair since the snow will ruin it, and I don't have a hat or hood. 

Feeling.. A little bit better from the bad news about school (you can read about it in the last post), but I'm still very upset with myself for being in the position I'm in. 

Clicking.. The publish button. 

Merry early Christmas! 
-b



Sunday, December 15, 2013

Post finals week thoughts...

Hey everyone, 

Long time no blog. Yes I know I haven't posted in what seems like forever (or just a month). Well you see as a nursing student there aren't even enough hours in the day to talk to friends let alone blog. I'm hoping to pick it back up now that the semester is over. 

I'm sad to say that I passed on three out of my four classes in the program. It's hard to explain to non-nursing students, but in order to pass the course your exams have to average a particular score. I knew I was cutting it close with my most difficult course, but I missed it by a couple of points. I'm not going to go into detail about what's going to happen next since I don't even know. I have never been so disappointed. I do not take failure lightly. As this puts me back a whole year in the program, thousands of dollars in tuition and income I would have made, and the fact that I don't get to graduate with my class. So I will figure out what's next probably tomorrow. 

I hope you all have a great Sunday! I was going to go to church, but I am not emotionally stable to talk to people about my semester. I'm going Christmas shopping this afternoon with mom. So I'm off to take a shower and do my hair. 

-b

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Thankful..

def: expressing gratitude and relief
"an earnest and thankful prayer"

I am thankful. There is something everyday, hour, and minute I could be thankful for and never say something twice. As stressed and exhausted and how terrible I have felt over the past semester, I am extremely blessed. This life I have is amazing. I have uh-mazing friends and family. I have a great job despite my complaints from standing on my feet all day. I have a roof over my head at all times even if it isn't a dorm like I want. I have a reliable car even though the check engine light is on, it's rusting, and has a pretty rough idle. I love that I have debt because that means I have the ability to spend money/get an education without blinking my eyes. I truly have a great life, and I need to remember that even when I am having a terrible day or get a bad grade on a nursing exam because I am blessed. God is so good. He truly is, and I forget that sometimes. So, I wish everyone a great Thanksgiving, and lets stuff our faces with food while being thankful for what we have, who is around us, and that we are alive!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

skipping a week.

hey everyone. i have a really busy week (well they all are at this point), but i am skipping the sunday currently because i am currently busy on this bright and sunny sunday. have a good week.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Two years.

Today is my two year blog anniversary. I think that I am just as crazy as when I first started this blog, but I am two years older, 23 pounds lighter, and 4 semesters closer to having my bachelor's degree in nursing.

I think that I am a similar person from two years ago, but I think I have developed and changed into a better person. I feel like I am doing what I want to do in life, but sometimes I am so stressed that all I want to do is be a five-year-old again that can throw tantrums.

I would be lying to you if I said that the past two years have been easy. Especially the last three months have been the most trying, difficult, stressful, fun, overwhelming, and exciting days of my life as becoming a nurse.

I have made new friends, gotten new family members, had great jobs, gotten a tattoo, made mistakes, made memories, and all-in-all I have had fun. I am excited to see in another year what I am like, and I will only be one semester away from graduating.

Here are my stats for the last two years...
8418 page views
186 posts
137 comments
26 followers!

I am happy to see this blog grow even if I don't post the most interesting topics. So here is to another year completed in my journey through life. Thanks for putting up with me over the year, and hopefully my life will get more interesting...

xoxo,
b

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Currently, vol 35.

This is going to be a short post because I have a med-surg exam tomorrow.

reading and reviewing my notes on fluid, electrolytes, and acid-base balance. It's going to be a long night.
writing this blog post and then headed to Starbucks to get some serious studying done.
thinking about all I have to do this week. Class, exam, work at Panera, simulation, more class, clinicals...
smelling nothing right now.
wishing for a good day.
wearing a sweatshirt and the comfiest sweats ever.
loving the extra hour of sleep that I got last night. It was definitely needed. I technically went to sleep at 9:30. lol
wanting to get ready and get to studying.
needing to begin studying for finals. Yes, I said study for finals. Nursing finals are nothing like anyone else's finals according to my sources. I also need to do very well on them to bring up my GPA.
feeling nervous for tomorrow's exam.
clicking the publish button!

Have a great week!
-b

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

I love it when....

I love it when I get gas just before the price goes up 17 cents! I filled up yesterday for 3.38, and today it is 3.55/3.56. Love it!

I love it when I get addicted to a whole album by Imagine Dragons.

via

 
I love it when I finally finished my first care map/ paper for clinical last night!
My crappy first care map.
We draw lines to "connect the dots" for our
interconnections paper.
I love it when fall colors cheer me up from having a crappy Monday.
This beautiful site is why I love fall on campus.
 
What do you love?
Happy Hump Day!
 
 

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Currently, vol 34.

Happy Sunday everyone! I am glad to say that I have survived my first day of clinicals, but just barely. I only got one hour of sleep Friday night from 3:45-4:45. See we have preclinical work (that takes a long time), clinical work (stuff at the hospital), and postclinical work (which just sucks). It is going to be a long day around here working on my care map, paper, and journal. I now do not have a weekend, but it is only for another 6 weeks. Hopefully I can catch up on sleep again tonight; I got 11 hours of sleep last night.

I love all the pumpkins this year, but just not pumpkin spice lattes. Yuk.

reading nothing but textbooks. Tomorrow we have two long chapters to read. One for pharmacology. One for med surg.
writing my journal, interconnections paper, and my first care map!
thinking about my upcoming week. It will probably be a good one.
smelling my shampoo.
wishing for a good day for finishing this postclinical stuff. I also need to start it.
wearing a sweatshirt and yoga pants. Big shocker there!
loving the sunshine!
wanting to sleep.
needing to catch up family and friends but I don't know when that's gonna happen.
feeling tired. oh so tired.
clicking the publish button!

Have a great week!
-b

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Cancer sucks.

 

Hi friends,

I am quickly writing this post as I am trying to be productive before I go to sleep because I have my first med-surg exam Friday. Anyway that is not the point of this post.

I want to ask for prayer for a mutual friend of mine. His name is Sam, and he is only a couple of years older than me. Sam is a newlywed, son, brother, Christian, and a cancer survivor. He has had cancer twice, and he has beat it! He is currently in the hospital fighting double pneumonia, a staff infection, and kidney failure. He has been put into a medically induced coma, and his odds aren't looking the greatest right now. So, me and hundreds of people that he is friends, family, and acquaintances with are asking for prayer. Prayer that could save his life because this doesn't affect just him, but this affects his wife, family, friends, church family, and tons of people who have been with him through out his life. I have only met him a handful of times, but I know just from those experiences how wonderful of a man he is. He has made an impact on me, and it would be a shame for him to be taken from his beautiful bride now. Thanks so much!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Currently, vol 33.

Well here we are again, it's Sunday. It has been an interesting week to say the least. I have had many hours of homework and class because we are switching gears with transition to the clinical setting. I am at Ingalls hospital on a stroke/med-surg floor, and I am very excited, nervous, and scared to death of my first clinical on Saturday. Yes you read that right, I have my clinical hours on Saturday. So, I must go to the hospital to prep my patient on Friday, work with my patient on Saturday, and do all the post clinical work on Sunday. This is my last weekend until after finals. It is a sad day around here.
Loving all the fall things!
reading and writing my pharmacology notes for tomorrow's exam. There are so many drug classes this time around, and I am just a tad bit anxious about this test.
writing many notecards about drugs! Aren't you jealous?
thinking about my ever growing to-do list with tutoring this week (they have an exam), preparing for my med-surg exam, and hopefully fitting in a workout or two.
smelling good food in the oven that my aunt threw together.
wishing for good study time this afternoon.
wearing a sweatshirt and yoga pants. Big shocker there!
loving the sunshine!
wanting to do very well this week with all the new things happening with clinicals and exams
needing to prep for the week. 
feeling excited and nervous all at the same time.
clicking the publish button!

Have a great week!
-b

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Recap: Fall break!

Happy Saturday everyone! I hope you all had a lovely day. I have been studying a lot for my pharmacology exam on Monday. Today I went to Chik-fil-A with Lori and her roomie Bay. After that, we went to Target for ice cream (and candy), and we are now watching Miss Congeniality. I am writing this post, and then  I will be back to studying.

Last weekend, we had a 3.5 day weekend, and my lovely friend Lori invited me to go home with her to the Holland, MI area. We did lots of sleeping! That is one thing that I have been lacking over the last two months of school.

Friday we slept in way to late, and had cinnamon bears for breakfast (well at noon). We went shopping and went to Holland State Park for the sunset, and it was unbelievable! I have so many great pictures from the sunset on Lake Michigan. (This was big for me. IL has only sunrises on the lake not sunsets!) We watched Princess Bride, did peel off face masks, and ate smachos!

Saturday we slept in again, but not super late. We went to a couple more stores because there is never enough shopping in a woman's life! We went to Green Acres Market, and we got pumpkins and apple cider donuts! We made acorns (donut holes, nutella, brown sprinkles, and a pretzel stick), and we watched Life of Pi in the afternoon. After dinner, we played Settlers. Which if you have never played that game you are missing out!

Sunday we went to church, and went over to one of Lori's families house after to chit chat. Of course before we left, we had to play another game of Settlers! After that, we made the drive back to school to start our week refreshed and ready to go. So here are some pictures from our very fun weekend! Thanks Lori for taking me home with you!

Lori and I!

Big RED!



My beautiful friend!


This is probably my favorite!


Come back tomorrow for my currently post!
-b

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Currently, vol. 32

I have survived another week here in the nursing program, and I finished two nursing courses on Thursday! How is it possible that we've already been through 2 months of school? I am currently sitting in MI with my awesome friend Lori who invited me to her home for our three day weekend. It has been great catching up on each other's lives (since we've both been so busy), shopping, and eating wonderful food.
One of my many sunset pictures in Holland, MI.

reading not much. I really do have to read for class tomorrow, but I don't want to.
writing this blogpost. I feel like I am terrible blogger because I really don't have time.  
thinking about how I don't want to go back to IL and back to classes/reality.
smelling good smells aka lingering breakfast smells, good smelling sheets, and hair products.
wishing for this day to go very slowly.
wearing a sweatshirt and yoga pants for now. I will get dressed for church in a few minutes.
loving Michigan and Lori!
wanting to sleep for a week straight. The past to months has finally caught up with me.
needing to be prepared for my week, but I don't see that happening.  
feeling sad that the weekend is over, but I think I will get to see my Uncle tomorrow who I haven't seen in six years.
clicking the publish button!

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Currently, vol 31.

Happy Sunday! I am happy to say that I survived my terrible week, and I passed every exam, test, and validation. Passing in the nursing program is a 76. So I celebrated yesterday kind of. My friend Lori and I made pizzas at my aunt's, then did some homework, made pb cookies, and watch Princess Diaries. I am excited for a semi-calm week, but it will be pretty bad after next weekend.

This is what my week has looked liked with studying. 

reading so much. There are so many chapters that we have to read for tomorrow.
writing notes upon notes upon my professor's notes.
thinking  about getting up to make myself some breakfast.
smelling no a whole lot after this cold I have had for over a week.
wishing for a very productive day.
wearing t-shirt and shorts of course. After I get ready for the day, I will probably have another t-shirt on and yoga pants.
loving that I have been able to "sleep in" for two days now. The latest I have slept in this month is today (8am). It's so sad, but hey I've gotta do what I gotta do.
wanting to go for a run. I have lost a couple pounds without even trying, but I really do need to get my butt in shape for the wedding.
needing to figure out my schedule for the week with open lab, tutoring, and class of course. 
feeling overwhelmed as always.
clicking the publish button!

Have a great week. 
-b

Thursday, September 26, 2013

9/26/1933

Today would have been my Grandpa's 80th birthday. He left this earth 5.5 years ago after battling cancer for almost 2 years. He was the biggest role model in my life, and he has so many special memories for me to remember. He taught me to play softball, he taught me to hide food from grandma (in the car, closets, and in his sock drawer), and he/grandma let me eat ice cream for breakfast. He is someone I wish I could have one more moment with. He passed away my freshman year of high school, and I always have wished for one more day. One more day for him to see where I have been, what I have done, and what I have accomplished. One more day to see me graduate from college, get married, or have my own kids. I want one more phone call with him, and to hear him say "I love you." would be the best sentence ever. I want to see him wiggle his ears or stick out his fake teeth, and most of all I want to hear his voice. I miss him so much especially when everything else is crashing down around me, and boy has the last two weeks been absolutely terrible. I miss you grandpa. Happy Birthday!

I love you so much.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Currently, vol 30

I am currently at work now, and then I am driving back to school. It is midterms for my program. Classes end for me on the 12th. It is going crazy fast, and I don't like it. I have 3 exams, 2 validations, and 2 tests. I am going to avoid blogging, facebook, and social websites for the next week. See you all on Friday hopefully.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Currently, vol 29.

I have made it through another week. It truly hasn't been the best week either. I am still adjusting to nursing school. Having only been in class for seven days, we are having our first two exams on Monday and Tuesday. To say I'm prepared is a big lie. (I am giving myself time to write this, and then I need to study.) This week... my laptop died, my allergies are terrible, my stomach is slowly killing me from stress, my car needs to be fixed, and I still haven't adjusted to school. I am just looking forward to a breather after Tuesday. I don't think I will ever truly have a break, but hey I knew what I was getting myself into. So here's what's going on currently...


This is my beautiful, new (touchscreen) laptop!
image source
reading everything. My profs specifically told us not to cram, but when events happen that you don't plan studying isn't the first thing that comes to mind. Plus there was a 3rd birthday party yesterday, and a bridal shower today. Talk about busiest weekend ever.
writing and thinking about so much nursing info.
thinking  and strategizing about how I'm going to study after the bridal shower.
smelling the outdoors coming in through the windows.
wishing to get good grades on my exams.
wearing t-shirt and shorts of course. I will be wearing a cute dress in like 3 hours.  
loving how calm I am right now compared to Friday when my Toshiba laptop died.  
wanting to accomplish a lot between now and the shower, and after the shower and before going to sleep.
needing to calm my nerves. I can hardly keep things down without feeling sick.   
feeling overwhelmed as always.
clicking the publish button! 

Have a great week everyone!
-b



Sunday, September 1, 2013

Currently, vol 28.

Wow, how is it September already? It felt like summer just flew by! I am very excited for fall though. Cool weather, jeans, sweats, warm drinks, and fun times with friends while "studying". So here's what's going on Currently...

This does not justice to the sun coming
through the clouds. Plus it's a crappy cellphone pic.
reading highlighting, marking, sticky noting, and memorizing all the crazy important stuff in nursing school. I have survived three whole days of school. Can you believe it?
writing many notes. many, many, and many notes on top of notes. 
thinking  about the homework and lab prep due before tuesday. I need to practice my technique with sterile gloving. It's gonna be fun!
smelling nothing?
wishing for a better prepared week on my end. I just really need to buckle down and work. 
wearing t-shirt and shorts of course. It will just change to sweats. 
loving how much I like nursing school compared to gen eds. Who knew learning could be so much fun. 
wanting to be very productive after my grandma's birthday lunch at 3:30. She turned 76 on Wed, and we are all gonna have lunch out with her!
needing to keep calm this week. I think I let things get the best of me to early.  
feeling good I guess. I am just ready to get my validations over with. (Super important pass/fail tests in order to get to go to clinicals.)
clicking the publish button! 

Have a good/productive week!
-b

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Technically the first week of school...

So Wednesday was the first day of school for my junior year. Wednesday and Thursday I was in school for 8 hours for introductions to my two main classes for the first eight weeks. I would totally try and explain the nursing program to you, but there is no logic way to explain it to you. It is one of the most complicated programs ever. I am not promising weekly posts for you guys, but I will try my hardest to do the Sunday currently. I am just going to try to adjust mainly this semester with classes and work.

September starts tomorrow, and one of my best friends Lori wrote a post today about spending money. She said that she wasn't going to spend money for the month of September minus necessities like groceries and gas. I am in a tough spot economically with having to buy another online access code for school (200 bucks) and figuring out how to have my car emissions testing (probably 1000 dollars that I don't have).

So right now, I am just going to figure out how to survive nursing school and everything else that comes along with it.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Currently, vol 27.

How are the weeks going by so fast? I am home again after my trip, and school starts in three days or so. I am not ready by any means, but here is what's going on currently...


Red Rocks!

reading all the chapters required before school starts in many of my nursing books! It is actually very overwhelming. I am not a happy camper with how much there is to do including work and packing.  
writing in my planner all the syllabus info and class schedule/labs.
thinking  about all I need to get done in the next two days before moving to my aunt's again. 
smelling nature while sitting in my room typing away... I am writing this late Saturday since I work today, and I don't have time to blog after work. I have to get some serious schoolwork done today.  
wishing that the days will not go by so fast.
wearing t-shirt and shorts of course. 
loving how much fun I had in Denver with Cassandra. Come back tomorrow for a recap of my trip!
wanting to hit the hay early to catch up on sleep lost on my trip. I think I slept 12 hours in three days apprx. 
needing to clean my room, do laundry, pack, finish my homework, and make some phone calls. 
feeling very tired and fuzzy (mentally). I went a little crazy while driving from CO, but definitely not as bad as Cassandra.  
clicking the publish button! 

Have a great week!
-b
PS link up with lauren...

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

the mile high city

Hey crazy kids,

So I am currently in the mile high city...Denver visiting one of my great friends Cassandra. I will do daily recaps when I find time, but today we're going to Red Rocks, Boulder, and she said there is a surprise tonight... I'm a tad worried. I hope you have a great week; happy hump day. I'm gonna go take pictures of mountains and cool stuff!
Just chilling and playing the piano. How cool?

My love for architect is growing...

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Currently, vol 26.

Another week has come and gone, and I am one week closer to being in Denver. I am so beyond excited to have fun even for a few days. So here's what's going on currently...


reading emails about nursing school and my schedule. So excited.  
writing babysitting applications for the school year. Easy money!
thinking  about taking it easy this afternoon. I deserve too.
smelling that classic "Panera worker" smell. When I leave work, there is a particular smell. It isn't horrible, but it is just weird.  
wishing for this cold to go away before I fly to Denver on Tuesday!
wearing tshirt and shorts of course. 
loving the weather here in IL. It has been in the 70s/low 80s all week and no rain!
wanting to take lots of cough drops and pain relivers. I just have aches from the cold plus all the other symptoms. I like how 5 people were sick at work, and I work in the food industry. Good ole Panera Bread. 
needing to clean my room, do laundry, pack, get my haircut, etc. My to-do list is growing by the minute. 
feeling very tired. 
clicking the publish button! 

Have a great week! 
-b
PS link up with Lauren...

Thursday, August 15, 2013

One word on my mind lately...

I have been seeing one word pop up a couple of places, and it made me stop and think about it. 

Rejected.

+For nursing school, it is required that you have immunizations, boosters, or proof of those. My immunity to the MMR vaccine is non-existent. This just means that I may never be immune to it despite having the vacc, boosters, and labs drawn to check. I was rejected on completing that part of the medical section. 

+Also for nursing school, you are required to do the CPR/AED for Healthcare peeps. I don't have my card yet only a paper stating I took the class. I was rejected for not having the exact card.

+There was another situation that I will keep private, but I was rejected. 

It is a puzzling word to me because you work so hard for acceptance, for someone to be pleased, and all for what? You may have done everything right, but if your immune system doesn't cooperate you get rejected? If I don't have a plastic card vs. a paper, rejected? 
It seems unfair or just simply ridiculous to be decline for something out of your own control. I was bored on Pinterest earlier while thinking about this, and I found this pin...

Rejection ...
Source
It may just be simply I am aiming to high to please or I am just misunderstanding directions, but rejection is not as bad as it seems. 

These were just some thoughts on my mind. 
-b

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

On weight loss..

One week from today I will be in Colorado with my bestie. 
So excited. 
anyway...
I went shopping this past weekend, and I am excited to say that I have gone down one jean size.
I am not saying this to get comments, but just to say that I am becoming healthier, smaller, and toner. I have lost twenty pounds since last August, and nine of those pounds just this summer. I am not looking for the praise; just merely friends to support me, cheer me on when I'm down, and to tell me to step away from the Ben and Jerry's in the freezer. Oh wait, I ate that yesterday. So here is a horrible phone pic of the outfit I should have bought on Sunday. 


I really liked that outfit too. 70 dollars is just too much for me. So calling all of my college friends. Who wants to keep me accountable, workout with me, or just not allow me to eat those really good toffee cookies at the caf?

My goal is to weigh 150 pounds. I don't have a goal date. So I will accomplish it in due time. School is stressful enough.

Happy Early Hump Day!
-b

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Currently, vol. 25

How has another week gone by already? This summer is just flying by! This has been one heck of a week (in a good way). I am glad to say that I am looking forward to school in almost two weeks. For now, I am just focusing on work until I go to Denver on the 20th. SO excited. Tomorrow I will put up a weekend recap since it was actually a good weekend. So come back tomorrow (please?)!
Currently....
Saturday Night Wisconsin Sunset.
reading how to paint my toms. I ruined them by dropping green paint on them last year, and now I want to actually paint them so they look cute.  
writing in my journal. Stress relief at its finest. It is also the best listener, and it will always side with you.
thinking  writing down my schedule for the week. I know I have to go to the doctor twice for a tb test, do emissions testing again since I didn't pass, and I have work to go to. 
smelling the funfetti brownie I just ate. My church had the annual beach service, and I made brownies even though I didn't go because of work. They even had cardboard boat races. I was bummed about that one. 
wishing for a good night sleep after a long day. 
wearing tshirt and shorts. It's a very typical Sunday night. 
loving the new jeans I got for $39. I would never spend that much on jeans, but hear me out on why I did. I have been working out faithfully, eating somewhat healthy, and really trying to lose weight. Well I have, and I decided I wanted a good pair of back-to-school jeans. Plus they are a size smaller than I have worn for the past year!!! 
wanting to go to redbox. I have a free rental!
needing to clean my room. Can you say disaster? 
feeling content (for now).
clicking the publish button!

Have a great week!
-b
PS link up with lauren!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Today's My Saturday...

Hi. 
So with my crazy work schedule my weekend is two days before normal people's weekends. 
I get Thursday and Friday off typically. I finally have two days off in a row!! I worked 15 out of the last 16 days. What did I decided to do?

1. Sleep in
2. Lay in bed till 11
3. Go to Starbucks for three hours to get a lot done
4. Eat pizza
5. Go for a jog with my dog

It was a great day, and here are pictures of the perfect 
end to a great day. 
Facing the sunset...
and my back to the sunset.
Happy Thursday for you all!


Monday, August 5, 2013

Monday Madness :)

Hey everyone, Happy Monday? Is that something I want to wish you happiness upon? I hope your day was fun and productive or just not bad. I woke up at 3:47 am to be exact. Why this time? 3:45 is too early and 3:50 is too late to fit in a shower and other things before leaving for work at 4:30. Lol work was pretty good up until lunch time when all madness broke loose. I was supposed to get off at 1 in order to work 6 hours tomorrow and not go into overtime, but I worked until 2 cause we were so busy. I even had some family come in. My mom's cousin and her family came in. They actually recognized me! That was the highlight of my shift. 

This is what I do from 5-6 am... Set up sugary treats, bagels, and bread.
This was right before open this morning. 
After work, I sped home, took a shower, and drove to my doctors. I need to get a physical, titers, and tb test for nursing school. I have accomplished one goal for my summer, and that is to be below 220 on the scale. I don't like telling people my weight, but I am officially under it! So I am sitting at Starbucks waiting for my CPR class that begins at 6. All I want to do is sleep. Two more days until I have my "weekend" (I get thurs/fri off). 

I hope your week started off on the right foot!
Have a good week!
-b

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Currently, vol 24.

Hey everyone, I hope you are having a fantastic Sunday. Me on the other hand, no. Today was terrible at work. I open at Panera. This means I have one hour to get the bread up on the bread wall/sliced, bagels up on their wall, put all the pastries out, get organized, and turn things on, etc. I didn't have my normal crew, but I had new employees that have never worked at Panera on a Sunday (Sunday's are chaotic and special at Panera). So I am glad to be done for the day even if I have to return there tomorrow at 4:45 am. I love working. 
My little cutie pie.
reading my nursing textbooks! I am trying to get the intros done, and just start reading before I get swamped with it.  
writing a lot. I like to journal especially now when I have things to say.
thinking  about all the stuff to do this week... CPR, physical, work, etc.
smelling like Panera. No, not a good thing. See there is a difference from what customers smell and what associates smell like after work. ick.
wishing for a good pay check. Already 315 dollars is going towards my credit card purchases for nursing. Having a little freedom will be nice. I had to deny mani/pedis with my friend. :(
wearing comfy clothes after being sticky and warm all day. 
loving that I am feeling better. No more fever. (cross your fingers!)
wanting to relax. I should go for a walk though. The weather is just to gorgeous to pass that up. 
needing to not take a nap. I have work early tomorrow. I'll probably go to bed fairly early though. 
feeling so tired from work and this random sickness. Also, I'm feeling hungry. 
clicking the publish button!
Have a great week! 

Friday, August 2, 2013

I've got that Summer fever..

No really, I have a fever. It's August. Who gets sick in the summer? Me. Yesterday I was sick, and I thought I was feeling better today. It came back with a vengeance. I had lunch with mom at her work/ my old work. We had cobb salads. I then spent the afternoon working on finishing nursing documents and making an appt for a physical. (If you don't know me, I am the queen of procrastination.)

I was supposed to do CPR training tonight, but thanks to my fever that will take place on Monday instead. So, what do I have planned for tonight? I am gonna watch Harry Potter, drink some water, and hopefully sleep. Last night, I didn't fall asleep until 3am because of my long nap early that evening. 

Best part of my day:
Getting my raspberry stethoscope in the mail!

Worst part of my day:
Seeing the high numbers on the thermometer.

Happy Friday!
What are your plans for the weekend? 
I'll be working at Panera.



Thursday, August 1, 2013

Welcome August.

Hi. How are you? I haven't seen you in over a year! August, you are a wonderfully, busy month around here. So much to do; so little time. Preparing for school, finishing work, purchasing nursing items, and staying cool will be on my agenda for this month.

Yesterdays sunset after work and a bad storm.
Countdown: 
-15 days til all nursing forms are due! 
-18 days until flying to Denver to see Cassandra!
-27 days until the first day of nursing school!

Things to buy:
-scrubs
-shoes
-rest of my books

Goals for August:
-lose 7 pounds
-run 3x a week
-continue squat challenge
-go out with Chris more
-spend more time with high school friends
-save money
-find a job by school
-Most important: work on my relationship with God