Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Happy Independence Day...and a few more things :)

July 4th, 2010 was spent in Coronado, just like almost every other year of my life. We cannot get enough of this place, and felt so blessed to share the time with my family. Although it was chilly the last couple day's, and the fireworks were kind of a dud, we had the greatest time!
Ok, so I have been so incredibly MIA due to the immense challenge of block 2 nursing school at CGCC. Unlike most MCC we somehow had the short end of the stick and found this to be extremely challenging. I lost some close friends, and am a little nervous to go back in the Fall, but I do feel blessed to have made it through and onto block 3...the fun part (Ped's and OB). I also feel so lucky to have been chosen for an Extern position in OB at Mercy. I heard that they received 200+ applications, and although I will be working 12 hour night shifts, I am so thankful! My first night shift is tomorrow night, and I am not quite sure how to work this whole thing, so I decided to take advice from another night shift nurse, and stay up late the night before. Hence...the blog post, out of the blue, at 2am! :) Maybe I will get better at these blog posts with this new schedule!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Life as a Student Nurse... has been choo chooing along, all the while I spend my days in scrubs, and my evenings with books surrounding me. I have attempted to sit back and enjoy a few days here and there, but it does not always happen, and most of the should not happen, because I have to remember that school is my main focus right now.
Clinicals have become more intense and now take up 12hours of my Thursday's and I spend about 95% of that time on my feet, so I have to say that I am looking forward to my massage scheduled for May 12th (my last day of block 2). :) I also have to mention that I had my first "I feel like I am going to faint" spell yesterday! I have never had it happen, definitely not that bad before, and I really don't know how it happended either. I have stood in on two full (blood splattering, bones being sawed off)...sorry for the graphics...surgeries, but I guess the intense male nurse violently trying to insert an IV in a patient, who no one else could get an IV in, really did me in. I started to feel slightly "off" and decided to head out to the hall. As soon as I sat down I had a HUGE hot flash, started sweating like no other, got nauseous, and began to walk quickly down the hall since someone was in the only bathroom on our floor. As I raced down the hall I was praying so hard that I would not hit the floor as I began to black out. Thankfully I made it to the bathroom and plopped down on the toilet with my head in my hands. I eventually started to come to, but was not the most fun experience. I survived though and actually made myself lay on the couch that night and watch 3 full hours of tv! :) question to myself is why does it take an "almost" fainting spell to make myself relax one night out of the week? I will try harder for relaxation from now on...

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

The holiday's 2009-2010

SO strange to write 2010! Now that the holidays have flown by I figured I should post the pictures before we get too far into the New Year!
The holidays were amazing and completely wonderful, but they flew by! We spent Thanksgiving with my Mom and David's family...which was great to have the traditional turkey dinner followed by African food that night. Christmas Eve was spent at our house and became bigger than we expected once my Grandma got sick and my Brother, Sister Sarah, and her boyfriend Spencer ended up at our house with David's Mom and Aunt. Rather than one roast chicken I ended up with three! Everything turned out great though and we had the best time sitting around and talking! Christmas morning we headed to my Mom's where her entire living room floor was covered with gifts. She had 17 ppl. sitting around tearing into gifts for about an was pure craziness! After lunch we headed up to my Dad's where we were able to see my Grandma and Grandpa Owens, along with my cute-as-ever cousins Kiki and Grant.
Sorry...lots of picture
**The girl's on my Mom's birthday**

Christmas Eve at our house...

Christmas Morning at our House...

Mom's House on Christmas Morning...

**John was so tired he fell asleep while texting! :)**

*The Johnson Family**

**Grandma and Benji the reindeer**

**The Swenson Boy's**

**Aunt Lydian and Bobby**

**Grandma and Uncle Kevin**

**I told you her floor is covered!** :)

**Mom and her new cupcake set**

Dad's House on Christmas Afternoon...

**Kiki and Grant**

**Sarah and Spencer**

**Dad and Beth**

**Grandma and I**

**Landen and his new air gun**