Sunday, January 24, 2010

Happy Anniversary, Baby!

Craig and I celebrated our anniversary on the 20th.  This marks 6 years we have been married.  We have had our ups and downs, but it has been wonderful sharing my life with him thus far.  We didn't do much since I had clinicals in the day and he had class, work, and then a night class.  I made enchiladas for dinner (his favorite) and we relaxed a little bit.

I wanted to share a little video with you.  I think it is hilarious that Craig posted this on his facebook page!  This song is actually on his iPod!  He claims he didn't know it was there but I'm not so sure.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Postcrossing 10!

This postcard comes from Australia!!  This is my first postcard from Australia.  Hopefully not my last.  On the back of the postcard Christine wrote some info about the lighthouse pictured (top right).  The lighthouse is run by the coastal patrol which is run by volunteers.  It is a old building (for Australia) and the lighthouse keeper lived there.  The angled room on the left is actually where the lighthouse is.  The windows were built at special angles so when the light hit a metal disk it reflected the light out the windows.

From:  Christine
Nelson Bay, Australia
Distance:  7,581 mi.
(12,200 km)
Received:  December 10, 2009
Travel Time:  8 days

Friday, January 15, 2010

My busy week.

Sorry to my few readers that I haven't been posting very much as of late.  This week I have been swamped!  I am trying to keep up in the blogging world but I just can't.

Here is my week.

Monday:  School, geocache, and work.
Tuesday:  Surgical Follow through at the hospital, geocache, hospital to research patient, eat, clinical day prep.
Wednesday:  Clincals, lunch with fellow students, geocache, homework
Thursday:  Class, lunch with husband, meeting at work, clinical observation at a preschool, geocache, dinner, homework/ watch a movie.

I shouldn't have even watched the movie but I am so sick of homework right now.  I am sick of reading textbooks.  I have a paper I need to write, a test I need to study for, and a workbook to work on.

I will get it all done but I still hate it.  At least it is a 3 day weekend!  No class Monday!!!!!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

January 2010: 12 of 12

I read about the 12 of 12 project on P.J's blog (  I decided to give it a try.  Why not add something else onto my plate!!!  Silly me.  Basically, you take 12 pictures on the 12th day of the month to document your day/life.  For more info and to look at other people's entries look here.  On to the pictures.

My Nursing School uniform.

Fuzzy picture but these are my nursing shoes.  Very comfortable.

My lunch....which I proceeded to forget at home!

My breakfast.  I needed fuel to last me through the surgery I had to attend that day for school.

Self-portrait.  My first clinical day:  Surgical Follow Through.

View from my daily cache.

Craig with cache log.

Cold, dreary day to get a cache.

Who would actually cross here???  And is that a "man bag" he is carrying?

Got it! Day #170.  The streak continues.

Researching my patient and getting ready for clinical day 2.

Cramps.  Now I can go to sleep.  Thanks advil.

That was my day yesterday.  In case you are curious about my clinical experience yesterday, I had to do a surgical follow through.  I went in and participated the pre-op stage.  Then I scrubbed in and got to watch hernia repair and removal of an ovary.  When they removed the ovary it was HUGE!!!!  The size of a very large grapefruit.  After surgery I went to recovery with the patient.  Once she was on the normal floor my day ended.  It was awesome!  Now I have to write a paper about it.  I hope you enjoyed my pictures.  I didn't think I would even have enough time to take pictures yesterday so hopefully I can have a more stellar group of pictures next month.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Postcrossing 9!

Another postcard for your enjoyment!  I am sure you can probably guess what is written on the front of the postcard but just in case you don't come up with the right answer it says, "Merry Christmas!"

From:  Corinna
Duisburg, Germany
Distance: 5,077 mi.
(8,170 km)
Received:  December 9, 2009
Travel Time:  15 days

Wednesday, January 6, 2010


So week one has been very stressful so far.  I just keep reminding myself to take it one step at a time.  One day at a time.  It will go fast and I just need to focus on one thing at a time instead of looking at the big picture.  This is a picture of my niece, Zaida.  I can't help but smile when I look at this picture.  I have this picture on my fridge and I plan on looking at it whenever I get too stressed out.  Maybe I will even take a copy with me to school and clinicals.

Does this make anyone else smile too???  Probably not but you have to admit she is adorable.  Now listen to the aunt rave about her neice.  Wow.  That wasn't the plan.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Back to school.... was my first day back in the nursing program.  I think that it went fairly well.  I was very nervous last night but it seemed to go smoothly.  The other students seemed really nice so I was happy about that.  They made me feel very welcome to the class.  I am not quite as nervous as I was yesterday.  But I probably won't be blogging as much now that I am back in school.  I am going to be a busy girl working part time and going to school full time.  Not to mention a daily geocache.

Speaking of geocaching, I have now cached for 162 days straight!!!!  I am almost to 200!  I can not wait to be done.  I went to a cache machine on Saturday and have plans for a blog about that coming up soon. (If I can find some free time!)

Hope all is stress free and wonderful in everyone else's lives.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Postcrossing 8!

This is the National Science and Technology Museum in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.  I love science museum and would love to visit this one.  The sender of this postcard shared with me that his town is a port city in southern Taiwan and that it is always sunny there!  They never get snow.  He also said that there are about 10-15 caches in his city!  I am not sure if he is a geocacher or not but maybe he will become one after looking up that info on the website.

From:  Hong-Yi
Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Distance: 6,271 mi.
(10,092 km)
Received:  December 3, 2009
Travel Time: 9 days