Sunday, October 14, 2012

fall break


gonna start this post with a sweet sunset over lake murray while driving over the dam.


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i am officially on fall break.
for the past week, i've either been forgetting it's even here, or calling it spring break.
can you tell how much i need this break?
i can.

SO...
last week, we had a psych test {anxiety, defense mechanisms, anger//agitation, crisis and suicide} and a med-surg test {immune system and HIV//AIDS}.
i made a 97 on psych {for some reason, psych just comes easy to me} and a 92 on med-surg.
HOW that happened, i have no idea.
for sure, they gave us a ton of extra points.
i seriously walked out of that test shaking my head.
of all the stuff i studied, it didn't seem like half of it was on there, and instead all the things we "BREEZED" over were the bulk of it.
what the crap even is DiGeorge Syndrome??!!
wasn't that something she hopped and skipped through when she was reading us her notes??
well, you better be sure we ALL know what it is NOW:


DiGeorge Syndrome

What is DiGeorge syndrome?
The history of the syndrome, previously referred to as DiGeorge, includes the following discoveries:
  • In the mid 1960s, an endocrinologist named Angelo DiGeorge, MD, recognized that a particular group of clinical features frequently occurred together, including the following:
    • hypoparathyroidism (underactive parathyroid gland), which results in hypocalcemia (low blood calcium levels)
    • hypoplastic (underdeveloped) thymus or absent thymus, which results in problems in the immune system
    • conotruncal heart defects (i.e., tetralogy of Fallot, interrupted aortic arch, ventricular septal defects, vascular rings)
    • cleft lip and/or palate




so, there you go.
just in case you were wondering.
because now, as a class, we will never forget it.
i PRAY it is on the NCLEX.

here is a bit of what's been going on the last 5 or so days.

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1. Hailee + sidewalk chalk = her drawing people.
2. Hailee + my iPhone camera = getting to see fun pictures like this while scrolling thru my pics.
3. Free time + Fall break = now i get to catch up on all the magazines i haven't been able to read since august.
4. Not trying to leave lexington at 7:00 am every morning + fall break = not gonna miss this traffic the mornings of this week.
5. Cooler weather {notice i didn't say COLD} + warm, cozy night gowns = happy hailee.
6. The only things that ever get ironed in my home. THIS is the only reason i bought an iron.
7. Hurry up quick breakfast before running out the house before school. BOILED egg, apple sauce squeeze things that hailee won't touch, the little bit of coffee left after roger makes his (can't drink a whole cup b/c i'd have to stop and pee at the rest stop on my hour long drive to school in the morning) bottled water (always).
8. This is the first time i've picked up my guitar in WEEKS. i've thought about picking it up several times, but there have been TOO many things to do.

guess what i'm making for lunch today??
the olive garden's Zuppa Toscana.
be jealous.
OR... just go get the recipe from my "family's favorite recipes" tab at the top of the page.
for what it's worth, it is my favorite soup ever.
and yes, there are garlic bread sticks to go with it.
:)

roger was at our church's deep south men's conference friday night and yesterday until 4pm.
it was just me and my sweet hailee.
and we had some fun yesterday.
playing outside and lunch at the burger kind play ground.
she was a little bummed there weren't any kids on the playground.
i was a little glad i wouldn't have to step in when she decided to get into her bossy mode with other kids.
she loves to tell people what to do.
we have a natural born leader on our hands.
teenage years are NOT going to be fun in this household...


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b u r g e r   k i n g


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and, for my birthday, this is what i came home to.

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roger put streamers up everywhere.
and i'm still finding random, shriveled up balloons behind chairs and hidden in hailee's room.
he had one of our friends who is in U-Turn for Christ draw a picture of hailee.
he also drew hailee at 1 yr too.
this guy is amazingly talented beyond comprehension.
my dad also had him draw my mom {one of his favorite pics of their youth} for her 50th birthday last year.

and guess what my sister in law got me for my birthday....
TINY GALAXIES EARRINGS!!!
they are my favorite pair and i have worn them every day.
thank you so much cyn ;)
can't wait to get the girls together this week!


now, it is spring break fall break {yes, i honestly JUST typed that.} and i have school work that needs attention {another patho paper - this one, only 10 pgs, not 62 like the last one - and a well elder teaching assignment, as well as studying for my test on death // dying for med-surg, and clinical paperwork due Mon.}
BUT THIS WEEKEND...
i'm doing no school work.
i'm catching up with my family and loving every minute of it.

i will say that i'm actually gonna miss going to clinical this thurs//friday.
now, we do EVERYTHING a nurse does.
i'm learning so much, and feeling much more confident in my new skills.
i STILL have yet to master IV's, but that will come.
anyone wanna let me practice on them?? ;)
youtube can only take you so far.
hands on experience is the best.
OH, and update on my new shoes -- approved new balance all white leather tennis shoes -- they were FABULOUS!!
my feet were much happier with me after 2 days of straight clinicals.
ta-ta for now dansko's!!!
maybe we'll try another relationship on down the line.


happy weekend y'all :)


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