The random ramblings of a perpetual procrastinator. These are the life & times of a nursing home CNA navigating the ups & downs of living with someone who's living with a disability. A sometimes amusing, sometimes bittersweet look at my journey into real adulthood.

Friday, January 14, 2011

What's going on?

I've been absent lately.

I haven't had anything very interesting to write about.  Things are pretty much the same around here.  Although I have finally been spending much more time at home.  The holiday season was a killer, & I felt like I was always either working or shopping.  So being able to just play  Wii & watch movies with DJ has been so awesome!

Like I said, not much to talk about.  Just a few updates.

I submitted my applications to 2 different nursing schools in the area, one for an RN program & one for an LPN program.  I have mixed feelings about the subject. 

I really, really want to get my RN  & be done with it, but that's a very intensive 3 year program.  I'm a little worried about being away from DJ so much because he does depend on me for certain things - & that list will just keep on growing as time goes on.

On the other hand, the LPN program only takes a year & a half.  The schedule is 3 days a week, so I could technically continue to work 2nd shift instead of make the switch to 3rd.  However, being an LPN is not really what I want.  LPN jobs are few & far between these days, so it will likely be difficult for me to find a job when I get out of school being that I'll have no experience - unless of course there's one available where I work now, but who knows if there will be.

I also have this nagging feeling that because I'm naturally bad in math (& didn't plan on a nursing career when I was in high school) that my math grades will hinder my acceptance to the RN school.  That would seriously suck ass, because I know I can do the nursing job.  It's not astrophysics or anything.

So now it's the waiting game.  Great...

Onto the good news now:

  • My very good friend/co-worker asked me to host her bridal shower!  I'm so excited to do it.  We're thinking a beach themed shower because she's having a beach themed summer wedding.  If anyone has ideas for beachy decorations & party games, please send them my way.
  • DJ & I have a meeting with our local bank in the next few weeks to try to finally get a mortgage.  Have I ever told you the unorthodox circumstances to building our house?  I don't think so.  I'll have to do that, because it'll make our personal mortgage crisis make a lot more sense.  Anyway, I think we're on the right track now!
  • And finally - the tattoo is scheduled for Sunday night with I get home from work!!  I'm excited & nervous - really, really nervous.  I'm not sure why though.  I'm not nervous about living with the tattoo, & I think it just may be the idea of it.  But anyway, I'm mostly excited & I can't wait to get it done!
I'll be sure to keep you updated on all the goings on, & I'll be posting pictures of the tattoo as soon as I can!


  1. I have a very good friend who has just started her last semester of nursing school. It's been a tough three years for her, especially this last one and on top of all of that she has two daughters and a husband. The reward in the end, though, that's what's great. I'm sure you'll be great no matter what you decide!

    Best of luck this weekend with the mortgage and the tattoo. I can't wait to see it!

  2. Don't be nervous about the tattoo. What bothered me the most when I got my tattoos was the noise of the needle - so I'd definitely recommend having plenty of conversation, TV, or an iPod or something ready in case it bothers you! Good luck, and can't wait to see it!! :D

  3. You need to have punch with pineapple juice in it, and put little paper umbrellas in everyone's cup! :)