Thursday, November 27, 2008

oh hello there! miss me?

and you better say, 'yes'.

So what have I been doing?
1. School is kicking my behind! There is some good news on that front recently...because I've been using my blogging time to actually study, I got an 85 on my cardio test....which doesn't seem that great but it was the highest in the class (and yes, Blaire, I know I'm a b#*ch---but you did great with half the studying). And for this I'm very thankful (do you like how I worked that in). I also got a 100 on my pharm test. Now that, was truly a miracle, because I was so busy studying for the cardio test I only read half the chapters in pharm....I seriously prayed before during and after that I should say, God pretty much got the 100 but I'm very thankful it's on my grade book. I have only two more tests and I'm done for about a month...WOO HOO.

2. I finally got caught up on reading all your wonderful blogs...I feel like such a slacker and I really have been thinking about reading all your wonderful, touching, funny stories (all of which I love to read and for which I am thankful)....but it's like cookies, I can't just read one, so I haven't been reading any. Today I took a few hours -- because Thanksgiving is at my sister-in-law's -- for which, by the way, I am soooo thankful----and I took the much needed time to read and read and it was so good to hear what has been happening to you all.

3. My clinicals are awesome. The people I'm meeting are amazing. I'm learning so much about the ins and outs of being a nurse, not the book learning thing, but the real people stuff. And I love it, and seem to be pretty good at least the people stuff. I am so thankful for that experience and for the ability to be able to talk to just about anyone....finally all those reports that came home throughout my school career about being a 'great kid but talks to much' is finally something that is to be cherished and not something to 'work on'.

4. I spent the day with the boys yesterday, I took them and my niece to the movie Bolt,then to Cold Stone , it was fun. When Jason asked how the movie was, I told him I cried. His response, "You cried at a cartoon" to which I answered, "Shut Up" and he just raised his eyebrows at me....oh pulease, did he just not hear me say shut up? Does he not know that raising eyebrows is akin to SHOUTING......he chuckled then hugged me, I laughed. I'm thankful for 16 and half years of marriage and for knowing this man for over half my life and appreciating that he can laugh at me, I can laugh at him and we both laugh at our kiddos.

5. The boys are healthy, joyful, polite, and wild and just as they should be. It amazing how well they do, even with the poor mothering they've received lately...oh who am I kidding, most of the time....I am truly thankful for the boys they are.

6. I have come down with a I'm headachy, sneezy and a bit miserable, and I am thankful it happened AFTER the cardio test. And even though it's not serious, I've decided to 'rest' and it gave me the opportunity to play on the computer (oooh and along with catching up on blogging, I got my sister's, mother's, sister in law's and other sister in law's Christmas gifts ordered, and the boys Christmas pajama's....woo hoo).

I hope that this day finds you (even those of you across seas who don't celebrate this day) thankful for what you have in your life.

Happy Thanksgiving


Scott said...

Yes, I missed you. Sorry that nursing school is beating you up. But very good job on your tests! I hope you feel better. Maybe since you are sick you won't eat so much turkey and will avoid the tryptophan coma.

Ali said...

Yeah, I missed you. I was actually getting to be a bit of a stalker, checking for updates all the time :)

Great job on the test scores!!! And you CRIED in the movie?!?! Oh crap, then I am totally going to cry too. I am such a sucker with the tears...

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

terri said...

Congrats to you on doing so well on your tests. It sounds like you have found your calling.

I'm glad you have a chance to slow down a bit and have had time to do some things you truly enjoy. Happy Thanksgiving!

And yes, I missed you!

Mrs4444 said...

I'm glad you're keeping a balance between working and playing. Happy Thanksgiving, BTW.

Sid said...

16 years of marriage? wow. lucky you. cold stone? the ice-cream place? hate you even more. we in SA can't lucky enough to have a cold stone franchise. only had a taste of it in dubai. hope you had a great thanksgiving.

Sandra said...

A great "thankful" list. And it was so nice to hear what's going on with you!

Glad you told me about Bolt, now I will be prepared. I had to leave before the end of "Eight Below" because I felt so sorry for the dogs! I've always empathized with animals in movies where they are hurt or in peril, animated or not!

Rock Chef said...

I missed you too!

Congrats on the test results - top of the class indeed! Boffin!

I love it when couples can laugh at each other with love - my wife and I do that quite a lot. Spiteful laughing is another matter. of course!

Great to have you back!

tz said...

Ooooh, I was missed...feels so good, thanks everyone... tryptophan BIL did a lasagna thanksgiving cried, maybe because I wasn't feeling well...but the kids and I came home and hugged our dog.

terri...still studying this weekend but dec 9th is my new mantra and will get to slow down then...wait maybe after christmas

mrs 444, i'm not sure how in balance i am, i'm not sure my friends even know my name any more

sid -- yup 16 years...he's a great guy...

sandra--oh yeah, if you were upset w/ eight below then take some kleenix to bolt...but the little gerbil, he was too cute, actually reminded me of my second

chief rock chef...we laugh at each other all the time...and at ourselves...I couldn't imagine being w/ someone who couldn't laugh like that!

Sitting In Silence said...

I had a turkey sanga for TG....for all my USA pals....

Sorry to hear Nursing school is beating you up....I swear we need a book of honor, for just making it through....


Blairbear said...

Ohhh I was mentioned!!! :-)

Teresa said...

I have been out of the blog world myself also...just holiday stuff and daughter stuff and I took a break of sorts. But I'm back now too and I did miss you! I'm so happy to hear that all of your hard work is paying off in the form of awesome test scores!! Yay for you!! I do believe you are right where you should be! :)