Monday, December 13, 2010

Do Good Anyway

People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies. Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and sincere, people may deceive you. Be honest and sincere anyway.

What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight. Create anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous. Be happy anyway.

The good you do today will often be forgotten. Do good anyway.

Give the best you have, and it will never be enough. Give your best anyway.

In the final analysis, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.

~Mother Teresa


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

it's been too long...

Hi, all! Believe it or not, I'm still here! I have been unbelievably busy with nursing school. Pretty much, when I'm not studying, I'm too busy relaxing to blog. I miss you guys though! School has been pretty eventful, and I have a lot to tell you about, but it unfortunately won't be tonight. I have way too much studying to do. I have my next big exam on Friday--the 3rd one so far. I can't even believe that the semester is like half over already. I will be finished with school before I know it! I can't believe it has gone so quickly. I also can't believe how long it's been since I last blogged. If anyone actually enjoys reading my posts, then you have my utmost apologies for not posting! I am going to try to start back with atleast once a week. There may be more narrative than craft, but I will try to share some projects I'm working on, too.

I hope everyone is doing well! I promise to check in with more soon! (I will tell you all about my first time giving an injection, which was today, and was so great! There were no tears shed by me or my patient, so I think that was a success!...Maybe because I didn't tell her I was an injection virgin;) haha!)

Be back soon!


Wednesday, September 8, 2010

GTKY: 9.8.10

Getting to know YOU

1. Do you like seafood?
I don't really like seafood that much. I like fried fish and popcorn shrimp. Basically, I like fish that doesn't taste like fish.

2. Are mermaids hot?
I think, in real life, mermaids would be super creepy, so no. I don't think mermaids are hot.

3. Have you swam in the ocean?
Swam? Is that correct? Swum? Yea, I guess it's swam. Yes, I love swimming in the ocean! The beach is my favorite place to vacation.

4. If you got stung by a jellyfish, would you let a stranger pee on you?
I wouldn't be at the beach alone. If I was, I doubt I could talk a stranger into peeing on me anyway. But yea, if I was in pain, go for it. Still gross.

5. Have you ever pee'd in the ocean?
Yes I have. Many times. The lake, too.

6. Can you make a cute fish face? (Show a pic..if you want)
Of course!

7. When you see the lobster tank at the grocery store do you just have this overwhelming urge to set them free or cook them up?
Neither. I like to tap on the glass though, which they never seem to notice.

8. Are you afraid of sharks?
Definitely. I'm afraid of anything lurking under the water that I can't see and that might want to bite me.


Wednesday, September 1, 2010

you have awesome people skills...

A True Story

19-year-old nursing student: How old are you?
me: 26
19-year-old nursing student: Oh my gosh! You're old!
me: ... {speechless. Mr. Savvy Stitcher is 35. He must be geriatric.}


same 19-year-old nursing student: You're so short!
me: So are you.
same 19-year-old nursing student: No, I'm not. I'm like 3 inches taller than you!
me: No, you're not.
same 19-year-old nursing student: Yes I am!
me: How tall are you?
same 19-year-old nursing student: 5'2". How tall are you?
me: 5 foot
same 19-year-old nursing student: Nuh uh!
me: Yes, I am. You're two inches taller.

I hope her bedside manner is better than her friend-makin' skills.


Monday, August 30, 2010

Week 3: Day 1

Onto my 3rd week of nursing school. I can honestly say that I am loving it, but the panic has now set in. My first exam is on Thursday. The panic mainly comes from not really knowing how to study at this point. Hopefully I will know how to study for the 2nd exam, but for now, I'm just flying by the seat of my pants. I can safely say that everyone else is freaking out, too, so atleast it's not just me. I cannot wait to have this exam behind me.

Clinicals start NEXT WEEK. This is crazy and unbelievable. Are they really going to trust me with actual patients?! Yes, yes they are. But with lots of supervision, I promise. And there will be no needles involved, thank God.


Monday, August 23, 2010

1 Week Down

I know I've been MIA lately, but I was busy getting through my first week of nursing school. I made it! 1 down, many more to go! After the first week, I'm still really excited {thank goodness!} and think I've made the right decision. I've learned that there is a whole lot more to nursing than just giving medications and doing physical exams. Things I never really would have even thought of. I hope I'll be a good one.

I've also done some crocheting when I get the chance, you'll be glad to know. I am really hoping to get some mary jane slippers in the shop very soon. I've had a few custom orders though that I've been working on, which is why I haven't gotten any listed yet. Maybe I can stay this busy to help fund school. I have to admit that I had a bit of a panic attack last week, but it has thankfully passed. Going from working 40 hours a week to being a 3/4 time student and having your afternoons empty is quite a transition. Not to mention the unemployment part again. We're cutting back and will continue to do so, but it's pretty scary. Plus, I've learned just how lonely quiet afternoons can be when everyone else is working. I was made to work. I could never not work. Not just the being busy part, but the social aspect. I hate how quiet it is when I'm home alone all afternoon. It's so weird. Atleast when I was in college the first time around I was a traditional student and had friends who were around all the time. It's so much different this time around. I will probably just go to the public library and study because there's too much temptation to take a nap or do something else when I'm at home. Atleast at the library I can force myself to study. There's not much to study just yet, but I know it's coming. And I know I'll come to the point where I'm thankful for these empty afternoons, but right now it's still an adjustment.

I'll keep you updated!