Saturday, January 30, 2010

January ReCap!

So I am stealing this from my sister Lisa. I think these are a neat way of looking at your current "self". It's amazing how much your personal trends vary from month-to-month!

So, I apologize for my lack of creativity and for stealing this, Lisa! :)

Enjoy!

Current Books:
-Community/Public Health Nursing Practice ....exciting one!
-And I am also reading "Going Rogue" by my woman, Sarah Palin. I know, I know--you can all start gagging. I like her!

Current Music:
-Very similar to Lisa, I have been listening to Ingrid Michelson a lot lately. I have also revisted Dave Matthews Band. I go through phases with them, and always think that I will someday out grow their music--but that day is still to come!

Current Shame-Inducing Guilty Pleasure:
-I have a good one this month! Crab sticks with cocktail sauce. Yep. It doesn't get much more ghetto than that. You know, the imitation crap, I mean CRAB that is arrange in sticks. I like to have one for a quick proteiny, low fat snack. Dipped in spicy cocktail sauce.

Oh! And Taco sauce!! I don't know why, but I have a thing about condiments. I have been putting taco sauce on, like, everything! Salads, tortillas, celergy, broccoli...I even put on it pizza a few weeks ago!

Current Colors:
-Obnoxiously bright Purple!!!! Not by choice, my friends. I love colors. But I don't like purple. And that happens to be my school's color! And low and behold -- our scrubs are bright, scary, obnoxious purple! And this semster ( next 5 weeks ) I will be wearing those hot-colors 3 days a week approximately!

-I swear when I graduate, I will never wear purple again!

Current obsessions:
Probably biking. When I returned from my Christmas vacation; I found that my knee was giving me troubles. So I quit running for a few weeks. My doctor recommended I focus on non-weight bearing exercises like biking and swimming. I now love biking. Not quite as much as running, but it's something new and challenging!

Current Drink
:
Water with lemons and limes cut up in in. Lots. Some like the citrus to "freshen" up their water with a slight taste of citrus. I like to drink mine to the point where I get "puckered". I love citrus.

Current Song:
I am going to say Fidelity, Regina Specktor. It has even won honor of being my current ring tone!

Current Movie:
Inglorious Bastards. We rented it a few weeks ago, and I would be bold to say it was the best movie I have seen in a long time! Highly recommend it!!

Current TV Shows:
Oh, I am so shameful to admit this. But "The BAchelor". This could also be one of my "Shame-Inducing Guilty Pleasure". I get so sucked in! I make my poor husband sit through this show every Monday night. Even if he doesn't watch it, and finds better and more valuable things to do -- I tell him everything opinion that comes to my mind about the show. And then talk about it for about 30 minutes afterwards!!


Current Needs:

A NEW VACUUM CLEANER! I have probably complained about this one other times on my blog. Today, I was vacuuming, alone in my home. ANd I actually said out loud (Yep, I was talking to myself) -- "MARK MY WORDS. When I graduate, the FIRST thing I buy before a celebratory drink, before new clothes, before a house -- I will buy a vacuum cleaner!!!!!"

Current Triumph:
It's not really a triumph to many. It might not be one at all. But it is to me. I am finally starting to feel like a nurse. I remember this summer, in an outburst of tears to my husband saying, "I am terrible at nursing! I will never be able to do this! I will never feel confident in what I am doing"

And I am finally noticing that I am calm, collected, and even confident. I am really starting to see the big picture of things; and every patient I care for has a very special place in my heart! In fact, some of the patients I took care of during home health -- I miss and often wonder how they are doing and recovering!

Current Bane of my Existence

-Volunteering at the food bank and homeless shelter, communities, health promotion, senior citizens with COPD, and very low-socioeconomic-status rural "city" called Amado. These are all things that I am doing for the next 5 weeks. It's very humbling and enlightening. It really makes me appreciative of what we have.

Current Goal
:
-To try to do volunteer work at least once a month. I know that is not much, and selfish that it's where I'm starting. But I feel like I need to start somewhere. I am been kind of selfish and "inward", and feel like I need to start reaching out to others!

There is so much poverty and just people who need help!! With my career and education, I feel it would be a waste not to put my knowledge to good work!

Current Indulgence:
Vanilla yogurt with frozen berries and dry oatmeal. Mix it together, and it is the most amazing dessert ever. I promise. Don't knock it until you try it!!

Current Blessing:
Well, too many to count. Those are all obvoius. I am going to say my friends. This week has been filled with 19 hours of lecture. 8 on Monday, 8 on Tuesday, and 3.5 last night That is a LOT of sitting and listening! I don't know how I could survive sitting through all those hours if I didn't have my 2 friends in my class to make smart-ass comments to during these lectures.

Current Slang or Saying
:
"JUDAS PRIEST!!!!" I heard my Dad say this one when I was home over Christmas. It made my laugh. Hysterically, in fact. I just loved it. So now, I try using it as often as possible.

Current Outfit:

Ugly purple scrubs stocked with many alcohol prep pads, a stethoscope, and my hot-pink wound-supply scissors!! Or......jeans and a turtle-neck since I am taking advantage of the "cool" (50-degree) weather we've had! ;)

Current Excitement

My birthday is in one month, and my sister will be visiting in the area! So I will get to spend it with her! This is 2 years in a row, living away from family that I've been able to see family on 2/27! Last year my parents traveled down and surprised me!

Currend Mood:
Uptight, and happy. It's a nice mix. I am still having carry-over of business from last semester (just found out this morning). I have many papers and projects to complete in the next 5 weeks, and an exam on Tuesday. I just feel like too much is going on.

But, I'm happy that it's the weekend. I'm happy that I have a wonderful life. And I'm happy that I graduate in like 6-7 months!!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Ten On Tuesday!

You know the drill! It's Tuesday, and time for some question-answering!

The questions this week are extra great - since my sister Lisa wrote them!

1. What accomplishment are you most proud of?
-Getting married to the man who met all the qualifications on my very detailed Type-A personality list! :)

2. How much did you weigh when you were born?
-I am not positive...but I wanna say 9 lb 4 oz ish?! I was a giant baby. My poor Mom. The last 2/5 kids were well over 9 pounds!

3. What is your favorite perfume?
-Romance by Ralph Lauren. I am not a conisseure of perfumes, however.

4. How many brothers/sisters do you have?
-I have 4 - 2 brothers and 2 sisters.

5. How many children would you like to have? (or how many do you have)
-I would like to have 2 boys. But really, I'll take healthy children and really don't care about the sex.

6. What's the best class you took in college?
-I will have to say I value Anatomy the most. It taught me the basics to my entire major, and it was super interesting. I loved the cadaver lab! It wwas so neat. I also loved Chemistry.

7. What was your favorite game to play as a child?
-I remember loving playing Trivial Pursuit Jr. Which is funny. Because as an adult....I HATE Trivial Pursuit! Passionately!!!

8. What character on Friends do you like the most?
-I have a special place in my heart for Monica. I see a lot of myself in her. She kind of OCD, high strung, a little bit of a nut case, and was a fat kid -- all me!

9. Are you a phone person?

-Oh, God no. I hate talking on the phone. It is nothing person, people. But I screen calls - a LOT. I think there's actually something wrong with me. I really need to take a class on "phone ettiquette". I always talk when others are talking, and hang up too soon.

It's painful.

10. What was the best vacation you ever took?
-I am going to have to say my honeymoon in Cancun. It was heavenly. The resort we stayed at was unbelievable!!! Very very fun trip! Can't wait to go back some day!