Wednesday, September 15, 2010


Good news...I think!!

First off...we are both feeling better! No more vomiting. No more "feeling like we're dying". Good times!

NCLEX is behind me. It shut off at 75 questions. I was the 1st person in the room to leave. Kind of an eerie and awkward be honest. The test could be 360 questions, or 75. It all depends on how you are doing. It adjusts the questions based on if you're getting them right or wrong.

So I was happily taking my test. And I answered question #75 - and the screen went completely blank.


I sat in my chair and look around the room. I thought to myself "Can't I get a few more questions??!! Just to make sure I passed?!"

All those hours of studying.

20 months of nursing school.

For 75 questions.


To be honest, I'm glad it shut off at 75. If it would've gone to 360, I think I would've opened the window and jumped. Screaming. I was on the 10th floor.

I'm not ready to speak confidently. But.... I think I passed and am an RN. So that is exciting!!!

I am looking forward to a very relaxing evening. Ryan is out of town, so that means I will be cooking a not-so-meaty dinner, maybe pouring a celebratory glass of wine, and watching a chick flick!!! :)

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Really?!?! :(

So there I was at 1:00 am this morning vomiting.

Good morning/afternoon to all!

Isn't that a great way to start out a fabulous and inspiring post?!

Sorry -- too much NCLEX studying + no sleep + being sick & cynical = vulgarity.

So I take my NCLEX TOMORROW at 12:30 pm. The biggest test of my life!! Ever!! If I fail this? I am screwed and my entire college education is a worthless waste. I will probably be thrown on the streets, spit on, and forever shunned if I fail.

Just kidding...if for some God-awful reason I fail - I can always retike it. 45 days after paying $700 MORE dollars that I don't have ;)  (but that won't be happening!)

In all honesty, I was feeling pretty confident.

But my husband & I got some excellent "bonding time" last night.

We got the stomach flu together. How. Effing. Cute.

Yeah, not happy. His flight for California leaves tomorrow morning (for work). So we both need to get better fast.

Or we're screwed.

My deepest apologies for yet another "ranting post". I promised I'd keep these minimal. I promise tomorrow will have a happy, enlightening, exciting post!

But, I had to share our exciting news.

"Luckily" - being sick...I am forced to be confined to the couch with thousands of pillows supporting my aching body & powerade in lap -- so I have no choice to do anything BUT study.

It could be worse. I could've gotten the stomach flu mid-NCLEX test. That would be a real memory...

Well, Have a great Tuesday - my lovely bloggers! If you could...please send "get well" and "good luck" prayers our way! Tomorrow is a big day!

(And I'm sorry if I grossed anyone out. I tend to be a bit crude/blunt about human physiology ect...)