Before Our Eyes


the first big test
August 31, 2009, 2:53 pm
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Now lemme tell ya… my stomach has been in knots for about a week panicking over my first test. It was a medical terminology test over 3 chapters… a little stressful! Basically, I had to make a 77 to not have to go to class every Monday morning at 9… a big deal, I like sleep. So, just got out and I nailed it! Apparently stressing out frantically works for me 🙂 I got an 84… which is great considering while I was taking it, I thought I completely BOMBED chapter three! I am pretty proud of myself.



Update on my momma!
August 29, 2009, 4:10 am
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We really are blessed. I had so many stinkin’ people praying for Mom yesterday, and well… it worked! Her first surgery of the day (which she was texting me during – wierd, I know) went well and the spot they had to remove was not some gigantic hole in her face! Which basically meant that the reconstructive part wouldn’t be as invasive. When she got the plastic surgeon’s office, she went in thinking they were going to have to take skin from her cheek to close the incision on her nose, and well… she’s vain… and they apparently decided a different way to go about it. We still aren’t sure if they took skin from another spot (she says she can’t find one) or if the hole was just small enough to close with stitches. It looks wonderful! the stitches are teeny teeny teeny tiny. She will have a small scar, but nothing compared to what we found online when we googled “mohs.” I just have to say… I’m super pumped that I didn’t pass out when her IV came out or when her nose started bleeding in post op – maybe I can be a nurse after all. Ha!

My bestest friend in the whole wide world came over yesterday after work so we could go to a new worship service at my church and we went to see mi madre. Well, my genius of a friend thought it would be a terrific idea to go get those goofy joke glasses with the big nose and take them to her. So we went to Party City, found the glasses (in a freaking 12 pack) and she LOVED them… she has already talked some of her friends into wearing them to school their first day back, Monday. I was pretty pumped! And the worship service was awesome! Yesterday turned out to be a much better day than expected!



Wow… it’s been a minute
August 27, 2009, 5:52 am
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Can you tell I’ve been busy!? Holy moly, it’s been well over a week… so much for posting every day.

I haven’t posted because nursing school has made be uber busy. On top of nursing school, we’ve moved and have been trying to update our house to make it “renter-ready.” So, this week I have made numerous trips to the storage facility that will be housing my life for the next 2 years or so, plenty of drop offs to Savers (love that place) and lots of trips back and forth between our old home and our new home.

I honestly had some issues with moving. I told my mom today that it was a horrifying feeling to know that your entire life – the only bit of a life you will have for years – is in 1 box. That’s all I brought. 1 box.

Okay… forward. I am kind of freaking out this evening (or super early morning) because my mom has been diagnosed with a form of skin cancer. I haven’t let it bother me because I felt there were so many other things to deal with. I definitely can’t tell her what I am feeling – she would panic. I know she will be fine. She goes in tomorrow morning for surgery to have it removed and I am praying to the Good Lord above that it is just the little bit they have found. We found out this week that my uncle’s “rare salivary gland cancer” was rare because he had 2 spots on his lungs, 1 on his spine and it had spread to his liver. HE HAD BEAT THE SALIVARY CANCER! The doctors didn’t bother to look elsewhere… and now he is stage 4. That blows. And it worries. My uncle is an old man – he’s actually my great uncle. He has lived a full life, he is at a place where he is ready to take his diagnosis and just go with it. I’m not ready for anything like that with my momma and it makes me so stinkin’ nervous.

Hope and Pray that all goes well tomorrow. I have faith that all will go well tomorrow. If I need a reminder of my faith, I’ll just check back with Ms Gilbert!

peace.



The terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.
August 18, 2009, 12:00 am
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Today should have been wonderful! It was my first day of class, and I had just 1 class to make it to…

But, things didn’t quite go as planned. I started off the day by having to get multiple shots… I’m not a need person! I hate them! So, that was just no fun. Then, we got home, I got ready for class in my newly pressed navy blue scrubs, I was so stylin’. However, as I was exiting the home, a book fell on my foot. Now, we are not talking about a teeny little first readers book, we are talking about a 1200 page, hard back, literature book. I am pretty sure something is broken. Obviously, this was delay numero uno.
I recover from the nauseu that has taken over me and get in my car to drive about 20 minutes to school. No problem, even with the broken toe issue, I still should have had plenty of time. But, APPARENTLY there is a construction zone on the way… and this construction zone happens to have a reduced speed limit. Well, when you are trying to get to your very first day of school, you don’t always check the speed limit signs. But, the police officer does. So, I got pulled over doing 62 in a 55. I didn’t get a ticket, but he kept me for WAY too long on the side of the road. I was no longer running on time, I was 20 minutes late.
Then, I get to the school and can’t for the life of me find a parking spot. We are supposed to be able to park across the street, but have to have a cell phone to get the shuttle to come pick us up… I left mine at home, so this option was no longer an option. After circling the parking lot 3 times, I finally caught someone leaving and got my spot. So, with my broken-toed self, I limp as fast as could into the building to read the sign telling me where class it. Great… all the way in the back of a building that I know nothing about. I follow some signs and get there eventually. But when I do… there is another sign saying the class had been moved to a whole new hallway. I had no clue where said classroom was. I maneuvered my way through the windy hallways to eventually find the room. At this point, I am about 35 minutes late to class. And surprise, dude won’t let me in. I don’t blame him, I wouldn’t let me in either. So, I go sit down outside the room to log on to my online classes and check them out, while waiting for class to end to explain myself.
Bad day event number infinity- our computer won’t come on, it is completely jacked up. I am not in any way happy about this. And with this compounding to the rest of the day… I break down, I am in tears in the hallway. I couldn’t get out of there fast enough.

Tomorrow is a new day, so we’ll see how it goes, I plan on being to school at 6 o’clock in the morning, so none of this can happen again!



Nerves are getting the best of me
August 15, 2009, 9:18 pm
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I’m nervous. Plain and simple, I am just plain nervous. I am nervous about moving… I mean what 24 year old newlyweds really want to move in with the parents. But, we are excited to be doing so. We know that it is a necessary step and we know that I don’t need to work full time while in school, so this is our best option, but I am still nervous. I am also nervous to be going back to school… it has been awhile. In all this nervousness, I have to look up. I have to realize that we are in God’s hands and he will take care of us. I have to know and put all my faith in our Lord in order to be okay for this jump! My most favorite, life altering quote is from a book called Eat, Pray, Love. The author, Elizabeth Gilbert writes “If faith were rational, it wouldn’t be-by definition-faith. Faith is belief in what you cannot see or prove or touch. Faith is walking face-first and full-speed into the dark. If we truly knew all the answers in advance as to the meaning of life and the nature of God and the destiny of our souls, our belief would not be a leap of faith and it would not be a leap a courageous act of humanity; it would just be… a prudent insurance policy.” I have faith, but I don’t know that I completely new what that meant until I read this statement. With that simple statement taken out of an entire book, I am reminded that I can trust God with everything I do… including moving in with my mama and quitting everything I know to begin on a whole new journey in life.



Holy Moley
August 11, 2009, 7:09 pm
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See what I mean by life is happening before our eyes?! I have been so busy in the last week that I have barely even had a chance to look at the internet, much less write a whole post. So… this week, I had a sale for my little company and worked really really really long hours, but in the end, it was all worth it! I also got registered for all my classes! yay! I am getting so excited to get back in school. Today I got my little bro all set up and ready to go for his classes also! All in all, looking back, this has really been a great week!



Day 1
August 3, 2009, 2:58 pm
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So today is the first day of not working, and I gotta say, so far its great.  I have so much to do before school starts in 2 weeks, but for now, I am just content to be. I do have a list of many things running through my head continuously, but I suppose I will just enjoy my hubby for a little while.

Peace.