Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Todays the day!

I go in for my first full day of nursing classes today.  I am nervous, excited, anxious.  Wondering where this will all take me.  Hoping the school pulls their head out of their asses and gets organized.  They have really been dragging butt on schedules....keeping everyones pell grants on hold.  So at the first day of school dawns I have no schedule and no books.  I was just told to show up at 7:30am.  Awesome.

On the upside, after today I will only have a AM class then off for the rest of the week. 

Few other things I am totally excited about.....

Going to pick up my son's national champion Auburn shirt today after classes.  I might be nice and get one for J.  I totally fell asleep last was a late game and I had to get up early.  It is DVR'd so I am keeping my ears shut and staying off FB so I don't hear spoilers. 

Had a ton of fun last night playing UNO with the family.  The kids had a blast and J and I cheated......Now before you get upset at that......Thats just how J is.  He knew KK was at a disadvantage so he would swing the game in her direction to give her help.   It was alot of fun though and we need to do it more often.  Is it just me or has the rules of the game changed?

Next I am pretty excited about this weekend....Not because the kids will be gone but because we get to go see MP4.  I love this band!  Looking forward to a weekend with J and great music. 

Well Im out because my time draws near......Wish me luck!

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

In rememberance of one the greats

We lost a great yesterday, and this one really hits home for me.  I just love Gerry Rafferty and his music. 

This song got me through alot, it reappeared in my life a few years ago and I would fall asleep listening to its haunting sound.

I also have a special relationship to his song Stuck in the Middle which was done with Steelers Wheel

Damn to be 18, high, and driving around singing "Clowns to the left of me, Jokers to the right"

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

I am a pincushion

Yesterday....I drove(dragged) myself to the doctor where I volunteered myself for a TB test, Hep B shot, and 4 blood titers.  OUCH.  I will be dragging myself back for more in the months to come. 

Parents keep your kids immunization records....official ones!  I have to have them for Nursing School which starts Friday.  Well no one knew where to look for any of my records and the health dept was not going to help me because I am not under 18 so I became a pincushion yesterday.  Oh yeah did I mention no health insurance.  Double ouch

For now I am walking around with a circle drawn around my TB Test.....Trying not to rub it.  But I really want to itch it like Hell!!!!!  Last night was miserable...I am a side sleeper.  I had two bad arms ...It sucked tremendously. 

Thats all for my whining session today.  Thank you. 

Monday, January 03, 2011

All that came with 2010

This time of year I am often tempted to list out a bunch of New Years Resolutions that I will never keep..  Truth is I usually look back at  a previous year completely shocked at all that came and went.  Especially in the past few years, I have seen so many changes.  So I am sitting here  waxing  poetic about some of the things 2010 did bring. 

First of all I began the year in a new place.  Living in Lower Alabama has been interesting to say the least and I am still not convinced I love it.  Its not the place that matters though, its the people around you.  Still challenges come up when you live in a new place.  You have to find your way around, meet people, get into the groove.  I find this especially hard being in a rural area where everyone knows each other.  I found myself being spun in several different directions and meeting many people but never quite connecting.  So it is safe to say that 2010 has been a lonely, isolated(at times) time but it really is getting so much better! 

The previous year has definetly been a time of adjustment.  J and I bringing two familes together and holding on like hell for the ride.  It takes alot of adjustment for the parents and the kids.  It really has not been easy and unfortunately there have been times I wanted to give up, throw the towel in and run like Hell.  It is not supposed to be easy though.  Its the things you have to work for the hardest that make you stronger and more appreciative.  I know now that I am lucky to have these people in my life and I don't ever want them to leave.  Even though we all seem to be in a groove now and things get along for the most part.....we will have more hurdles to cross and challenges to face.  J constantly told me this year that "the first year is the hardest"....very true.  

2010 also marks my first full year back in college.  I started in Fall of 2009 and kept going.  Again there were many times I wanted to quit...but I am so glad I didnt.  Things are well with school and have taken off in a completely opposite direction than where I started. 

Thats not all......once you get rolling reviewing your year you start to remember more and more.
The Good , The Bad

I fulfilled one of my dreams and adopted a  Greyhound.
I signed up and got accepted to Nursing School
I made the deans list this past semester and realized I was very capable of achieving that
I completely fell off the running bandwagon
I taught my kids how to roll a yard
I finally had my tatoo redone on my shoulder
I did not stop smoking :(
We took a great trip to Mobile and several fun ones to Gulf Shores

There was a fabulous surprise birthday weekend with my Ho's
Had one fabulous winter wonderland weekend.  Have not seen that much snow in Years!

A few firsts
I went to Mardi Gras
I shot a gun
watched my kids slip and slide into a pond.......
J and I put together one of the biggest water balloon fights ever.
I saw New Orleans ....where I danced on the bar at Coyote hem
I got a house....and realized I had no idea how to fill it up and decorate.  We are doing it together slowly.

I came to terms
I changed my mind
I was dissapointed
I was hurt, sorry, and guilty
I was surprised
I broke down
I healed
I cried
I got lazy
I took care of it on my own
I let go
I forgave
I forgot
I walked away
I missed
I was happy

and much much more! 

I look forward to what 2011 brings
So far it has brought me a New Years very first one.
I am also certified for CPR as of New Years Day
and I have partied hard!