Monday, May 17, 2010

1094 days

Every once and awhile you surprise yourself. It sneaks up on you and suddenly you look at yourself and are all "huh did I do that?" It's usually something you talked yourself out of and when you finally make the leap you find out that you can do it.

Today I took a math final where I knew I was the most prepared student. I taught several other people things that they needed before class. I was the one people came to for help this semester. When did that happen? When I was in high school I used to be the one that needed help but most of the time I was too afraid to even ask for it. I was the one that never thought I was very good at math. Now I got a 100% on my final and have an A for the semester. When did I get so smart? Was I always good at math and just convinced myself that it wasn't cool for a girl to be good at it? I hope not.

I hope that as I've gotten older I've become better at focusing and concentrating on what is really important.

Henry Ford said "Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal" I think he was right. I have my eyes on the goal now. I know what's important. I don't really care what other people think of me and I'm going to do the best job I can do because I'm the only one that matters.

I have one last test to take before I'm done for the semester and it's anatomy. I'm really working hard so that I end up with an A in this class too. It's definitely my hardest class but it's also the most fun.

I did my first college English paper this semester and I got 190/200 points on it and it was all about carseats, which is even more fun. I got to write about something I like and I got a good grade on it. I have an A for my final grade in that class as well. All my Psych work is in but the teacher hasn't given back grades, as far as I can figure I have a B+ or A- in that one too.

One more to go! Eye on the first goal. I am already on my way to achieving my goal of being a nurse. Only about 1094 days til I graduate.

Thursday, May 13, 2010


Noun- A cloudlike mass or layer of minute water droplets or ice crystals near the surface of the earth, appreciably reducing visibility.

In reality it means that we're cooped up inside and Gabe is laying on the floor wrapped in a blanket and with a pillow watching tv. He's awful melancholy for a 3 year old sometimes. Maybe he's part Eeyore? Such a funny boy sometimes. I just hope he's not getting sick. He says he's sad today. It's amazing how sensitive kids can be to things like the weather.

I'm really looking forward to some nice warm weather this anti-spring junk has to end. Yes we need the rain but geez can it be warmer than 50 out for it at least? My heat is still kicking in. I hate the cold and damp. It does horrible things for Mike as well. We want warm dry weather any day now, please?

I'm just about done with school. I have til next Friday but that's really only two meetings for one class left. There are no big or exciting plans for summer though. We are hoping to have a big BBQ at the end of June, so if you're local and haven't been invited check Facebook and send me a message. I promise I want you I just forgot :D

Monday, May 3, 2010

We interrupt this blog....

With just three weeks left in the school year I've been a bit busy. I've just submitted the rough draft of my first real college paper for English. Of course it was about carseats ;) So that's mostly where I've been and what I've been doing.

I do exist I promise!

We're busy at the house as well. We're going to be painting the outside. We have actually bought paint so any day now we can start. We need to seal the deck too, bought that stuff already. My mom put up some lattice work around the deck so the cats don't decide to go hiding.

Lewis- He would and he's dumb enough to not find his way out of a paper bag. He's cute and has a lot of extra toes so we keep him.

Mango-I'm not sure she'll go outside at all. She's a big ball of fluff and teeth (no claws) and really is Mike's cat. Once she got into the hallway of our apartment complex and she was so scared she peed herself.

PJ- He's not that bright either but he's little so he can squeeze through a lot of little places. He likes being outside too though.

Moses- Well she's fat so she can't get into or out of much. I'm betting she'll just lay on the deck and bask in the sunshine.

Yes I admit to having four cats. We're not really crazy cat people, though I'm more of a cat person than a dog person. My mom had Lewis and PJ and we had Mango and Moses and now that we all live together we have four. It's quite amusing most of the time.

There will be a full fence going up this summer as well so the cats can roam the yard freely then.

I'm hoping to have some fun this summer and in just three weeks I'll be free of school til fall (I think).