Wednesday, January 28, 2009
It's Wednesday, normally a fairly decent day, but today it will be a long one for me. School now (surprise I even have the break to write this, but hey go figure), until 1pm. Then I go home for a 2 hour break (which I need to use to study) and then head to work at Starbucks of course. After work, working out with Jenn from work, so won't be home until late. But hey, I will be nice and exhausted on top of already being exhausted from last night, so hopefully I will sleep very well. Lilly is back home with us and is healing up nicely. She has been a little more tame since getting fixed, which I thought was just something that boy dogs went through. Apparently not. She's even been better with her potty training (mostly), although the few days away did give her crate training issues, so we're back to a crying dog for a few minutes when she's first put in there. I feel like such a guilty mommy, but we know its good for her and she's supposed to feel safe there and blah blah blah. Whatever. Let's see, secondary interview on Thursday with the head of the department at Mary Bridge where I will be volunteering. I'm sure that will go well. I'm more excited to get to play soccer on Thursday and Friday nights! YEAH!! My nice physical release. Oh and on Friday, Tiffany and I are working out together after my morning class is over. Awesome!! Did well on my biology test, not as well as I would like, but definitely good enough. Have to study harder for the next one. Guess this means studying more than say 1 hour the night before. Well, off to make up my chemistry lab from yesterday. But we all know that I will rock that. "Aahh, the night is calling?And it whispers to me softly come and playBut I, I am fallingAnd If I let myself go I'm the only one to blame"
Posted by Nurse Jaime at 10:45
Friday, January 23, 2009
So many things happened this week, where to begin. Let's see, we swore in our new president and that was an auspicious day (yes its a ten letter word so sue me). I got my chemistry test back, and get this, I got the highest score in the class. There were 100 points possible, plus a 4 point bonus question (which by the way was what is our favorite color and why, hello, not a brain stumper here). I got 103 pts, yes I know, not perfect. She took a point off because I said the metric system was based on 100 instead of 10, I knew the right answer, but dang, just wrote that extra 0 on there. Oh well. I guess since 100 is a multiple of 10 she figured I still knew what was going on. I have my first biology test on Monday, so it will be study time for me this weekend. I also had my interview to volunteer at Mary Bridge hospital. I was hoping for the NICU obviously since that is where I would like to end up, but hey, got accepted for a brand new volunteer position in the pediatric day surgery unit. And it sounds like I will get a lot of interaction both with doctors, nurses, and families and kids. I get to help check kids in, get them setup and prepared for surgery, update the families, coordinate discharge and get ready for the next day's surgeries. I think it will be a good learning opportunity as well as a good networking tool. Plus I am doing something to give back to the community I someday hope to be joining. Thanks to Kendra and Tiffany for writing me letters of reference. YEAH! Lilly is away for the weekend as well. I dropped her off with her former foster mom yesterday and she is getting spayed today (maybe even as I write this). It was hard sending her off to get spayed and shots, of course being the anxious puppy mom I am I worry she's going to be traumatized, but I am sure she will be fine. Plus I get some puppy free time, which is pretty awesome. Well, I am sure I could write about lots of other stuff that is kind of boring to anyone not in my brain. But I will leave you all with the lyrics for the moment: "How did i become so obnoxious,What is it with you that makes me act like this,Ive neva been this nasty,Cant you tell that this is just a contest,The one that wins will be the one that hits the hardest,But baby i dont mean it,"~Pink
Posted by Nurse Jaime at 12:27
Friday, January 16, 2009
Okay so I had a chemistry test yesterday, I think it went pretty well. Today, I conquered the Pierce County food handlers card system, and obtained my food handlers permit. Let's just say, this test is not made for mensa type individuals. This test could be passed by someone who was 1/2 brain dead. I'm so glad that I made it through. Um, new rule at my house (will tell Kerry when she gets home from work today), when you are here, please make sure all the upstairs doors are closed with the exception of the cat's room. Yeah, my dog can now go up and down the stairs, oh and yeah she managed to make a mess in my room. Yeah, because when I get off work all I want to do is come home and steam clean the floors. AWESOME!! Oh well, live and learn. So, I'm glad work and school are both going well. I've been told to focus on them, that they are the things I can have some little control over. And you all know me, I am a control freak. So hard to not worry about the things I cannot control, and harder still not to even try to think about them. Okay the puppy is biting me, everywhere, so I guess its time for a walk. Peace out everyone.
Posted by Nurse Jaime at 21:27
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Yeah, so typical me story, you will love this one. So today, it was shaping up to be a busy day. Wake up, walk the dog, get ready to go to my friend's bridal shower, take the dog to mom's, go to the shower with Tiff, come home, home for like 1/2 hour and then to work, then home to study. So, everything goes great, I come home, decide to get a few chores done while the dog is not here to need play time. I throw a load of clothes in the watch. Amazingly enough, I am so talented that I lifted the lid up, it caught on some piece of clothing I was holding and slammed back down.....on my FU*#ing pinky! So yeah, this hurts like all get out. I decide it's not that bad, I can bend it, and on my way to work I go. As I get closer to work it's kind of pulsing, and it's sort of changed color. Not great, but can still bend it and it's only changing color from the knuckle down. So I go to work, jamming along, having a good time. And then bam, I slam it against the bar because I was turning around too quickly. YEAH AWESOME! So needless to say my left pinky is now black/blue from the top part of the knuckle down. Oh and it's a bit bigger than normal. Hmmm, weird. So, yeah, not a great thing to have happen, but hey, I am me and I bounce back quickly. So funny story from yesterday though. Here's Tiff and I at the mall shopping for a bridal shower. Of course we decide to hit up vicky's secret and look for some lingerie, with Devan in tow no less. Yes, it was hilarious to explain to a 6 year old about lingerie. "And where is she going to wear this to?" she asks her mother and I with wide eyed innocence. How do you explain, but not explain to a kid what lingerie is for. Ha ha, "she's going to wear this to bed honey". "To sleep in?" she asks. "well of course" we reply. Because when you are six years old, we are not explaining to you what else can happen in a bedroom, that's for like sixth grade or something. Regardless, she now thinks our friend is crazy because that lingerie looks damn uncomfortable to her. My lovely niece. Second week of classes. Let's hope it goes well! xoxo-Lacey
Posted by Nurse Jaime at 22:09
Saturday, January 10, 2009
So, I survived week one of school. I am pretty glad I must say. Although I think biology is going to be more work than I was expecting, but we will see after the first exam anyway. Chemistry is going well, as is psychology, but hello~I am psycho, I should have like a phD in all things psychology related. Oh wait, if I had that I wouldn't be going back to school now would I?!? So another "guy" moment took place today, although this one was so subtle I almost didn't catch it. So I'm with Tiffany and Devan at the mall, shopping for Renee's bridal shower present, and I had to use the restroom. So I head on over, do my thing, and am washing my hands at the sink when this semi-older lady walked in (probably early 50's or so). She stops when she sees me at the sink and then pauses, kind of does a little back step, then goes forward into the stall to do her thing. Yeah, she thought I was a dude and she had walked into the men's bathroom. Um, for those of you with short hair that have been experiencing this for awhile (obviously this would not be me), you are probably used to it. As for me, it is driving me crazy. Hello, I am a girl, would like people to still see me that way. So I'm thinking I'm going to grow my hair back out. Please everyone hold onto your hats while I am in the in-between stage and not looking so hot! But lest you all be concerned, I am not completely going back to long hair, probably just a reverse bob. (If you don't know what that is, I will not bother to explain it to you). Potty training with the puppy is going much better. Yesterday she actually went to the door "asking" to be let out and that was adorable. Also she is getting more excited to go for walks on her leash which I am happy about because it gets her exercise (and me too), as well as getting her energy out so that she is not wanting to chew on everything (like my hands, feet, toes, clothes...you get the idea). But mostly she's doing good puppy things. Oh, except, the cats are now sneezing too. Now the vet says, kennel cough is not transferable, but apparently they can get a virus or what not. So waiting for that to run its course. Oh yeah, didn't have soccer last night, didn't work tonight. Aww how quickly things change. But we totally rocked on Thursday, 5-1!!! xoxo-LC
Posted by Nurse Jaime at 22:36
Wednesday, January 07, 2009
Well, it's officially my 3rd day of classes. So far things are going well. But let's recap a few things that have happened. Um, at the bookstore, the clerk who makes sure everyone leaves their bags at the front, yeah, she called me sir. Awesome, yet again, I realize because I have short hair and had on a bulky jacket and because I am taller than the average chick, I expect this to happen from time to time. It is not that bad, however I don't like the uncomfortableness that follows when the person realizes their mistake and then makes the uh oh ah uh, sorry, kind of expression and noises. Go figure. Today, I went to walk out of my biology lab to use the restroom and a girl stopped me to ask me a question about adding the class because....wait for it...she thought I was the professor. Yes, this is apparently the highlight of my college experience to date because I am going to community college and am enrolled in daytime classes, there seem to be few older (gasp to say the word) students here during this time and apparently that makes me look like I am a teacher here. So to keep you up to speed....I am now a male professor. Thank you for playing along with this round of exciting things in my life. So, I don't work again until Sat/Sunday evenings. But I have soccer on Thurs/Fri, so that should help keep me busy. Oh and because several of you have asked and it's hard to explain on a daily basis, here is my school schedule. Mon/Wed I am in class from 8-10:50 and then again from 12-1:05pm. Tues/Thurs I have class from 12-1:05. Fridays I am in class from 8-8:50. Beyond that, I don't know where/what I will be doing, but hey, at least you all know that I am in classes at some point. Happy Wednesday Everyone!!
Posted by Nurse Jaime at 11:33
Sunday, January 04, 2009
Happy New Year everyone! I hope the new year has brought everyone a lot of hope, love and peace for the new year's future. My new year has seemed so busy already, hence why it's taken me 4 days to post it. Crap, I just realized Keri J's birthday was yesterday. Keri, girlfriend, I love you and miss you....why did you have to go all the way to Alaska? Now I have no tall girl posse here. Sheesh, come back already. Happy Birthday though!! So let's see, I start school tomorrow. I am excited and nervous all at the same time. Kendra reassures me that I will breeze through, that it's just community college, and she knows I will find it much easier than I am expecting. I hope so, I really do! I'm two chapters into psychology still, haven't made much progress there, but hey, at least I'm two chapters in instead of two chapters behind. I got a new desk and chair from Ikea yesterday. I originally thought I would do just fine with what we have here (i.e. I could do homework at the dinner table right?!?), but the more I thought about it, the more I felt like I needed a dedicated area for homework and finances and stuff. So in the upstairs alcove is where it sits, Fredrik and Moses. Feel free to come visit them. Ha ha. I just got home from working at my starbucks, and in another hour I'm leaving to go work at Tiffany's starbucks. She got asked to cover a shift tonight, only to find out that someone had called out and had not been replaced, so she asked if I could work. I said hell yes, I'd love to come HIGH SCHOOL it up at your starbucks store. ha ha. It should be fun, seriously, and its only 3 hours. Plus it's like 1-1 time with Tiff without the kids (okay granted there are customers but whatever). My store was freaking crazy busy today, it was awesome. I ended up there like 15 minutes late because we had so many drinks backed up on the bar. Well, not sure how much or how often I will be posting with school, but you know me, I always have shit to say, so I'm sure it will be fairly frequently. Lyrics today: "I don't mind it.I still don't mind at all.It's like one of those bad dreams when you can't wake up.Looks like your given up you've had enough.But I want more no I won't stop'cause I just know you'll come around"
Posted by Nurse Jaime at 15:01