Tuesday, September 23, 2008


**Risk for imbalanced nutrition: less than body requirements secondary to starvation related to unwillingness to eat.**

The 2peas challenge for today is: Do you have a local scrap group? If so how often do you meet and where?
*There are actually three groups that I scrap with from time to time. Each of them meet once a month. I don't get to go to them all each month and one of them I haven't been there for quite a long time due to work schedule conflicts. PC Scrappers meet in Petersburg with the date depending on availability of the building. The Oakland City group meets the first Friday night of each month. SISF (Southern Indiana Scrapbook Friends) meets the third Saturday of the month. Everyone there brings in food, snacks, drinks or dessert depending on the first letter of their last name. The food list rotates each month. I miss getting to go to the scraps and hopefully when school is all done, I'll get to relax a little and scrap again.

We've been working diligently on our skills in fundamentals lab so when the time comes, we'll be prepared to go out into the world as well trained LPN's in July. Ooohhh... shots and restraints :)

Friday, September 19, 2008

Yes, I have a pulse!

School has been keeping me pretty busy, leaving very little time to do anything outside of class. No scrapping, no reading (unless it's nursing related), no photo sessions, and no fun in general lol. Three classes, 2 labs, and one day of clinical=tests, tests, quizzes, quizzes, and paperwork. It will all be worth it when graduation comes around in July. Just have to keep those grades up! We do get a day off next Friday and I'm planning on painting a little and then onto a bit of much needed organization.

I pick Jonah up on Thursdays from childcare and get some Mamaw time with him. I get to do fun things with him like exploring fish noises. Did you know that fish make noises? Well, they do! He amazed his mommy with them last night after the Historical Society meeting. She seemed really impressed :) He's talking so much more now. Seems to be avalanching lol. We were driving around the park to get to the water play area and he saw a red car which prompted a conversation.
It kind of went like this:
Jonah: "Papaws truck."
Me: "It's a car the same color of papaws truck. Papaw is at Uncle Steve's house"
Jonah: "Papaw."
"Hank needs food."
"Hank needs food."

Kind of neat how he went from thinking about Papaw and then onto feeding Hank. He enjoys feeding Hank when he's visiting our house :)Well off to work tonight and more studying.
Have a great day!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Mums the word...

Classes are in full swing right now and keeping me pretty busy as I knew they would. Things are going well so far and I hope that they continue that way. Please keep me in your thoughts and prayers as I get through 2 semesters and a summer class for my LPN degree. I haven't had time to do much else besides reading and studying except for a few shifts at work. I've always heard that nurses have a rather strange sense of humor and I think it hit me this afternoon on my way home from work. I stopped at a roadside stand to get a couple of mums for the front of the house. The purple asters lured me in as did the red mums. As I picked up the aster, I noticed that there was some fireflies buzzing around it. Upon looking a bit more closely, it hit me. They were mating on my aster! Not just one pair, but at least 10-15 pair! Oh sheesh... can't they get a buggie room? lol. The lady who runs the stand said that they tend to gravitate toward the asters for some reason. Well, I really wanted the purple one, so in my car it went... fireflies and all.
It's a 30 minute ride home and the whole time I'm wondering how many baby fireflies I'll have next spring lol. I debated whether to take pics or not but then I thought, why not. It is a fact of nature that even bugs need to find some buggy lovin' :) I was a bit taken back though while I was snapping a few pics when I noticed there was a threesome going on. Kinky little things aren't they? lol Should I post the pic? Well, maybe another time or unless I get alot of requests for it. I don't see that happening though :) I will try, however, to snap a few pics without the fireflies adorning most of the lovely flowers. I spotted a couple of other colors that I may bring home tomorrow after work. Thanks for putting up with my silliness :)
Enjoy your day!