Another month is upon us, so it's time for the monthly recap. I can't believe how fast March flew by. Which is really funny I'm saying that -- b/c when I lived in North Dakota .... it felt like March went on forever! Amazing what a little warmth & sunshine can do for one's perspective!
"Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing" by Videbeck. Riviting piece. Actually, to be honest, this is the most diligently I have read a text book in nursing school yet. I have a keen interest - so kind of look forward to learning/reading this stuff!
Oh goodness, Regina Spektor & Ben Folds. Rediscovered these artists and can't get enough.
Current Shame-Inducing Guilty Pleasure:
I have always been a lover of this. We all know my love for mustard (I put it on everrrything).
The past week this love has become out-of-control. I put it on my salad, I put it on toast for a light lunch, Yum. It's my comfort food.
Anything springy - especially whites, pinks, and yellows.
Definitely psychiatric disorders because I read/write papers about it all day long, flowers/gardens, and spinning. I don't have access to a "spin class" - but my gym has spin bikes, and I love creating different intervals and workouts. Makes me dream about my goal of someday being an instructor!
Milk! This is soooooo out of character for me. I remember as a child, sitting at the dinner table for 20-30 min after meals -- Mom & Dad pleading with me "Just drink it! 2 gulps. The warmer it gets, the worse it'll taste. You won't leave this table!!"
I still don't like it, no worries (haven't changed that much!). But, I need calcium or I will have very brittle bones some day.....
"Lady" - Regina Spektor. I highly recommend you listen to this song. The ending has this saxophone solo that melts my heart.
I recently saw "Love Happens". It's Jennifer Aniston's most recent (I think it's her most recent. I dunno, I'm not always up-to-date with Hollywood). Anyways, it was wonderful. It's about dealing with the grief of losing a loved one. The movie turned my eyes into waterfalls by the end -- definitely a tear jerker.
Current TV Shows:
I really haven't been watching tv lately. Nothing really catches my attention -- so instead of just "giving in" and watching some that sucks -- I find other things to do.
A cute dress for graduation. I "walk" the first weekend in May, and Ryan & I are having our party in mid-March. So far, shopping for one has been very very unsuccessful!! :(
I also wish for the wind to quit blowing. It has been out of control here lately. My allergies don't agree with the current conditions.
A full night of sleep. I can't remember the last time I slept a full night. I've been waking hourly!! Ahh. Insanity.
My half marathon time last week of 1:50!! According to a "running timer" -- to run a Boston-qualifying marathon, the half must be 1:50 (for my current age-group). So I'm half-way to my life-long goal?...really I have a long way to go.
Current Bane of my Existence:
Wind & not sleeping. And my eyes. The allergies caused my eyes to go absolutely nuts 2 weeks ago. I am still taking eye drops 4 times/day. It's getting old!
For April, my goal is to finish off this semester with a 4.0. (how exciting......that's my goal every month I think...)
I've made it this far --so I would really like to be a good-nursing-student for the full program!
Fresh Pinapple. And Pickled herring. Not together, of course. But those are 2 new things I've indulged in lately.....
The normalcy of my life and blessing of good mental health!! My days on the psychiatric ward, observing AA meetings, Electro-Convulsive Therapy clinicals, behavioral court, outpatient clincals at an "AIDs-clinic" .....these experiences have made me sooo extremely thankful for my life/family/stability. Wow!
Current Slang or Saying:
"Cotton Pickin". It's my non-swear-word of the month. Used in a sentence, "She's so cotton-pickin' rude! She should really keep her cotton-pickin' mouth shut!" :)
Current (Fav) Outfit:
Spring dresses, shorts paired with light cardigans, and my new swimming suit! Swimming suits are one of my weaknesses -- and now that it's creeping into the 80's-90's...I am able to wear my favorites again!
Last week I recieved my honor's cords. I never thought I'd graduate from college with honors, especially after getting 2 C's my sophomore year! (absolutely devastating to my life..........) AND......
I get to see my family is a little over 1 month -- for they're coming out for me & Ryan's graduation!
Hmmm....I've going to say overall I'm very happy! But, due to a few factors, distractions, and lack of sleep -- I'm quite "touchy" and irritable at times!