Sunday, May 2, 2010

April Recap!

What?!?! April is done? Where did it go? How did it slip from me so fast!! It was a good month, in hindsight (the whole 10 seconds it seemed to last?....)

It's recap time!
Current Book(s):
Got a new one, folks! "Critical Care Nursing". I just started reading it tonight. The print is entirely too small. And there are no pictures. I miss my psych book.

They had animated photos of all the psychiatric/developmental disorders. My favorite was the "ADHD" photo a kid jumping off a bed going absolutely mad. :)

Current Music:
Hmmm.....probably classical of all shapes and forms. It helps me focus and study. I especially like Chopin and Tchaikovsky (too lazy to look up his correct name-spelling).

Current Shame-Inducing Guilty Pleasure:
My newest shame-inducing guilty pleasure would have to be Graham crackers with milk as a bedtime snack. However, I plan to make a recipe today that will be using up the rest of my graham cracker box - so that will take care of my "latest addiction"

Current Colors:
Hmm......Pink. Bright pink. It's the color of my new geraniums and gerber daisies!

Current Obsessions:
Summery dresses, shorts, beach attire, outdoor decor, patio furniture, grilling - I'm in a summery mood!

Current Drink:
I have a new style of drinking my iced coffees. I get Almond flavoring in them, with skim milk. Almond goes amazing with coffee!! I recommend you try it.

Current Song:
Pomp and Circumstance? I don't really have "a song" right now. But graduation is the theme of life. I was suposed to "walk" Saturday (chose not to do it, however), Ryan graduates in 2 weeks, and I officially graduate in 4 months!!

Current Movie:
Cool Hand Luke! I have always liked this movie, and I finally made Ryan watch it this weekend. I forgot how great of a movie it is. Except for the part where he eats 50 eggs. That makes me seriously sick to my stomach!

Current TV Shows:
Ryan & I have kind of taken a break from television. We rarely spend time together with our crazy schedules - so have made a decision to spend our any moment of downtime without the televison. It's been kinda nice! (we did watch a movie Friday night...but that's a little different)
But if I do happen to turn on the tv while I'm cooking dinner - it's always either Hannity or the O'Reily Factor (Fox News)
Current Wish-List:
New vacuum cleaner.
To get through the next 8 weeks of Critical Care without losing my mind.
A lemon tree.

Current Needs:
To get my carpets cleaned!
An affirmative answer on what the hell is going to happen with my hospital in August and if they will honor my contract or let me go. It is stressing me out beyond belief!!!! That is a "blog post" in itself! :-(

Current Triumph:
I got an A in Psychiatric Nursing. I'm also feeling triumphant that I have 3 little tomatoes budding out of my plant!!!

Current Bane of my Existence:
Well, starting tomorrow at 4:30 am when I wake for my 1st 12 hours of Critical Care clinicals......
I am terrified. In psych, I didn't have the fear of "Hm...if I don't do this correct, I could kill my patient". I understand I'm a student nurse so someone will be double checking me - but I'm still scared!

Current Goals:
-My academic goals are not as bold as usual. I just plan on getting through this. I don't see A's happening this next 8 weeks - but who knows. Maybe I will surprise myself.
-To have a successful graduation party. We have only cooked for small groups - now we're entertainging a party for 30+ people?! I'm a little stressed...

Current Indulgence:
When I water my flowers in the morning. I do it early before the sun comes completely over the mountains, the air is still  crisp & cool, and I feel a giant sense of gratification.

Current Blessings:
The fact that in 2 weeks my family will be flying here to visit! The fact that the weather has been surprisingly cool lately - which has been nice & refreshing. (cool as in 60-70's).

Current Slang or Saying:
"Ay dios mio!!!!"  - which is Spanish for "Oh my God!" - used when something is on your nerves, frustrating, catching you off guard. It's been "stressy" around here! :)

Current (Fav) Outfit:
Anything that is not scrubs. Friday when I got home from the gym at 5 pm - I insisted on doing my hair and putting on real clothes purely because I wanted to feel like a human!
Current Excitement:
In 2 weeks the ECE Department of the U of A gives me my husband back!
Current Mood:
My mood is quite apprehensive today -because I feel like I'm walking into tomorrow blind. However, I'm feeling pretty upbeat. With the craziness of school, exciting things coming up - I'm in "power mode"! I love being "go-go-go"!


Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

I'm sure you'll do great in critical care!

I know the stress of planning a big party. Felt the same way leading up to mine, but it will all go fabulously. Plus you'll have mom & I there to help with anything & everything! Feel free to boss me around (for a change, ha).

Jess said...

I'm with you on the pink. I actually just bought a new pink purse (not bright pink, a paler colour) but it must be a summer thing or something. I'm quite drawn to pink lately.

Good luck with critical care and with the last little bit of school!! It will be over before you know it.

Marlys said...

Now that I know how your first day of critical care went, I want to say "Good Job, Nurse Abby"! I absolutely can't wait to see you two next week! We are going to have a great time! I love how you enjoy watering your plants in the early morning hours - it is so beautiful at that time of day, isn't it?