Sunday, November 20, 2011

Thankfulness: Days 14-20

I really am grateful, even though I didn't write about it all week. It's been a little crazy!

Day 14: I am grateful that our car works. I've put it through a lot, and sometimes I am surprised that it is still creaking its way down the highway. But without it, I would have to spend four hours on the bus for a half hour assignment at the hospital on Mondays.

Day 15: I am grateful to be healthy. Spending time all day with miserable patients has really helped me to appreciate health and ability. I know that I may not always have it, so I want to spend my time trying to be as healthy as possible and taking advantage of the body I've been given, that so far walks, talks, sees, hears, breathes, and moves pretty well.

Day 16: I am grateful that I had a great nurse preceptor on this day. They can be few and far between, and I really needed one that day... it had been a rough last few couple of clinicals.

Day 17: I am grateful I can sleep on the bus. Because sometimes, I just really need it.

Day 18: I am grateful for DAYS OFF.

Day 19: I am grateful for my lovely grandmother and great-grandmother {happy birthday}

Day 20: I am grateful that I got to spend time with my little sister yesterday.

Friday, November 18, 2011

non sequitur

Okay world, I know I owe you 5-6 blog posts worth of thankfulness, but can I just have a brief moment to go on about nothing?

I really want to do something drastic with my hair. Like maybe dye it a strange color it has never been before (and/or cutting bangs)

or chopping it off

or maybe just learning to style it like this person:

Yup, that's my little sister. Think she'll teach me how?

Or, I could just practice {a lot} and learn to do it like this:

Here's the problems:
1. No money to maintain a color job
2. My hair doesn't like being made to be in bangs {too wispy and staticky}
3. I have never spent more than 15 minutes on my hair in the morning in my life
4. My arms get tired when I start to French braid my hair
5. The hubs would disown me if it was short anyways

Any suggestions for my restless hair syndrome?

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Thankfulness: Old friends and eternal friends.

Day 12: On Friday, I had the chance to hang out with my best friends from freshman year. I'm not sure if it was our first taste of freedom, being at college, or just the fact that we were all so AWESOME, but we bonded that year and I love the chance to see any of them whenever I can. Seeing almost ALL of them in one place was even better (plus love interests/spouses/children, ya know). Old friends. <3

Day 13: I have been very overwhelmed with life this weekend. I'm not sure if it is just that breaking point in the semester or something else, but I feel like my classes are too heavy, that I'll never be a good nurse, and that I just want to curl up on the couch and watch TV until my brain is blank. But my husband noticed that I was feeling down, cleaned the house, sat next to me and told me all of the reasons he thought I would be good at nursing and how I can get over feeling like I won't do well enough. There is definitely a good reason I picked him to spend eternity with. :) My eternal friend. <3

Friday, November 11, 2011

Thankfulness -- Armed Services. (And wishes)

Day 11: I am grateful to the men and women who fight and have fought, often unremembered, to keep my country and my family safe.

And I am grateful that Scott is going to go take care of their teeth. :)

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Also, I am grateful for epic wishes. I saved up two for today. I've made the first but not the second yet. It is superstitious but I feel like they are going to come true because I saved them just for today. 

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Thankfulness - Long weekends

Day 10: Nursing school sucks most of my time away. However, it is kind enough to only make me go to school three-four days a week, so I can't complain about the six hours worth of homework I do on my days off -- at least I get to do them at home in my pajamas!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Thankfulness -- Taco Bell

Day 9: Nowhere else can I get 0.5 lbs of delicious cheesy goodness that will go straight to my tummy. Taco Bell, you hurt me but I can't stop loving you.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Thankfulness -- Feeding tube detritus.

Day 8: I am grateful that the lovely stains from the feeding tube that unexpectedly squirted iron supplement all over my brand new white shirt and my white scrubs came out. So, I guess to state that more concisely, I am grateful for Fels Naptha. Woot.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Thankfulness. Times 7.

Everyone is doing these little posts where every day in November they say something they are thankful for. Last year I was thinking I wanted to do something like that as well... but I forgot. And then this year, I forgot again, until this weekend, when I actually had a couple of minutes to throw together and think about things like that. At first I thought, Oh well, I guess that will be a good idea for next year, but then I realized, next year the exact same thing will probably happen again. So today I am going to make a MEGA POST of seven things I have been thankful for over the last few days, and then from now on I will post a little something something I am thankful for daily. Or every couple-of-day-ly.

1. I am thankful to have a husband who cooks.

I am so glad that Scott loves to cook, and that he is willing to divide the cooking up with me so that we each only have to cook about three nights a week. He is just as busy as I am, but he is always willing to help me.

2. I am thankful that Scott's UCSF interview is at a time when we are already in San Francisco.

I feel like we have really been blessed with our interviews. For the most part, they have been to places we already are or will already be, meaning that we haven't had to spend thousands of dollars to get there.

3. I am thankful for daylight savings time ending.

I know that I needed that extra hour of sleep on Saturday night, and I just find it so much easier to fall asleep and wake up now that the time schedule has been adjusted a bit. I guess my biological clock isn't on daylight savings time.

4. My busiest class has no homework this week.

This is giving me the opportunity to catch up on so many things that I fell behind last week. (Such as being grateful)

5. General Conference.

I have been gaining a lot from reading these talks this conference. Sometimes I feel like I study a lot and learn quite a bit, while other times I haven't been as diligent. This last conference I have felt really motivated to continue reading the talks and I feel like they are blessing my life quite a bit.

6. Good friends in nursing school.

Nursing school can be really stressful, and there are really quite a few situations that are difficult to deal with. It is nice to have good friends that I can talk with and process through the experiences (plus it makes the experiences more fun to have someone there).

7. This is a small thing, but I am SO grateful I didn't have to scrape my windshield this morning. I know it won't last, but I'm not complaining for every day that it is still clear!
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