Wednesday, November 23, 2005


Today has been busy. I was at the hospital from 7am - 2pm, went home to change, got to work at 2:45 pm, worked until 6:45, went out to dinner with Paul, and then went back to my house to play some more DDR.

It was pretty fun. Then we played a video game, but one of us had to use the dancepad and one got to use the hand controls, so there was a real disadvantage. At first I was on the dancepad, but after a while of jumping up and down as fast as I could (I don't know how to play video games at all and specialize in pushing all of the buttons at random hopeing to do a special move) I got really tired and switched with Paul.

Needless to say I won almost every game after that because :
1. I had the hand controls
2. Paul kept telling me all of the things to push to do special moves and so I would win. (It's a lot harder to do special moves on the dancepad.)

God bless Paul!

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving! May God bless you abundantly!

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

what i learned

Today after clinicals were over we were asked "What did you learn today."

My first response: "That I am slow at everything."

You see, I only had two patients to take care of, but for some reason I was constantly busy the entire day. I didn't even get their baths done until noon. (They sould be done by 10.)

But then I thought about it again and said:

"I learned that sometimes it's ok to be slow as long as you are giving the best care possible to your patients and they feel better as a resulf of the care you provided."

I remembered that they were very grateful to me and thanked me for caring for them so well.

That is what makes nursing worth it. Not getting baths done by ten, but having patients whose day was less miserable because you took care of them.

Also, please continue to pray for Paul Fidero and his family. Today his mother wrote something really beautiful. I think everyone would benefit to read it.

Sunday, November 20, 2005

fun day

Today after Church I went over to Paul's house and we played some DDR. It was pretty fun. (And I only didn't pass two songs!)

Here's a picture of me with Paul's dog, Pepper. She's super super sweet!

Anyways...I'm off to do my homework now! Have to write a nursing careplan for one of my patients by Tuesday. Usually takes about 5-8 hours. :)

Thanks for this great day, Jesus!

Saturday, November 19, 2005

poor little guy!

So today as I got home from Confession, I saw that a little squirrel had been killed right outside of my house! It was so sad! I hate to see God's little creatures squished all over the road, but it makes me especially sad when it's right outside my window and I can see it every time I come, go, or eat dinner.

So I asked my dad his opinion on what to do and he said to get a shovel and put it in the trash bag and put it in the trashcan in the back yard.

Well, I was having difficulty scraping him up because I didn't want to squish him (he was freshly killed, no rigor mortis, so he was very floppy) so my dad came out and helped me scoot him on there with a stick.

Poor little guy!

It reminded me of this story about a dog and her baby squirrel.

In conclusion, dead squirrels make me sad.

Friday, November 18, 2005

four eyes

I got new glasses!

What do you think?

Haha! Just kidding. Those are my dad's old reading glasses!

Just click on the picture to see my real new glasses!

God bless!


please pray

Hello fellow bloggers.

I am asking your prayers for a stranger that I have been asked to pray for. His name is Paul Fidero and he was in a really bad car accident on Sunday.

He is in a coma at the hospital and his family has been praying for him and posting information in thier blog.

Please pray for Paul!

Thank you and God bless.

Monday, November 14, 2005

my poor, cold little nose

Since gas prices are going to be high this year, my dad has decided that we are going to have to heat on just low enough to sustain life. it's not that bad, but he has it set at 64 degrees. I have been wearing a coat all throughout the house for the past few days, but it's still pretty cold in here.

At least when I get my apartment (heat paid) I can keep the thermostat up around 75 degrees...a nice comfortable temperature.


I suppose I'll live.

Sunday, November 13, 2005


So Kim and I finally found an apartment! It is so HUGE! A 2-bedroom is at least 1,000 sq.ft. and a 3-bedroom is at least 1,300 sq.ft. AND if we got the 2-bedroom, our rent would only be about $300/month at most. If our friend Meggan decides to move in with us too and we get the 3-bedroom, our rent would only be about $250/month at most. I am so excited!

And I also got a sifter yesterday! So I decided to bake some loaf cake in celebration of my new sifter/finding a place to live!

I'm really excited to be growing up and becoming more independant!

Now all I need is a bed!

Anyone have an extra laying around?

special birthday

Yesterday was a very special day at my house: Heidi's birthday.

Yes...Heidi is the dog - and quite an adorably spastic one, as you can see from the photo!

I don't know how old she is, but I think she's about eight or nine by now. We got her when she was somewhere between one and three years old from an no-kill shelter. The first time my mom went to look at her, Heidi jumped up on her, knocked her down, peed on the floor, and then went over to lick some kittens. :)

Oh my silly puppy!

We knew then, though I don't know why from our first impression, that Heidi was to be a permanent part of our family!

Yesterday my mom and I were at Target and we got her one of those rope bones for $1 as a birthday prize. She really loves it! It's so funny!

She's so sweet!

So happy 8th or so birthday, sweet puppy!

Saturday, November 12, 2005

white wedding

Saturday, November 12, 2005.

For the past two years, I always pictured that this would be the day I was going to get married. But I'm definately not married now, nor am I getting married anytime soon.

Isn't it funny what we think is so certain only to realize later it was not to be at all?