Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Just FYI...

OK, I know I haven't posted in a while, however, I wanted to let you know that Anthropologie is having a sale. I love these...

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

It Starts!

We are supposed to have a blizzard today. Yep a true honest to goodness blizzard. The first in recorded history of my state. And since I have nowhere that I HAVE to be, I am pretty stoked! I will keep you posted.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Today's Update

So, yesterday I woke up with a plan. Do you want to know what it was? OF COURSE YOU DO!

1. Get up 5am - read scriptures
2. 5:30am - study for online exam until 6:30 when I wake kids up
3. 6:30 make breakfast for aformentioned children
4. 7:15 hustle children out of door to bus after family prayer and kisses (picture June Cleaver?)
5. Continue to study and then take exam @ about 9am
6. Leave at 10:30am to go pick up my patient's information for tomorrow's clinical day
7. Get home from Hospital with paperwork information in hand and finish paperwork before children get off bus.
8. Make yummy dinner and then watch "Dancing With the Stars"after putting children to bed.

Now, lets all let out a wonderfully, relaxing, refreshing, "ahh..." Right?

OK now do you want to know how it actually went? Do you really? :)

1. 5:15am I am crawling out of bed - HOWEVER, JP is up...
2. 5:30am I have R's landscape plan spread out over the bed going over what plants need to be gotten today so that we can finish R's house this week - BEAUTIFUL WEATHER!
3. 6am - it's decided, I am going to leave as soon as the children get on the bus to head to our plant supplier 1.25 hours away to pick up plants for the R's job. JP is supposed to go to the R's town to pick up a concrete mixer and bring it back for another job he is doing in this beautiful week. As well as go to another two suppliers to get irrigation supplies that he needs for two other jobs he has.
6:45am - 7:15am kids are crying because they cannot find shoes, shirts (I am sure someone hid it mom! I know I put it in my drawer! - later found in the clean laundry basket), homework, etc...Cannot shove them out the door fast enough, the bus driver is waiting but not happy about it!
7:20 I am leaving for supply land to pick up all sorts of materials - I think it ended up to be three stops on that trip.
10:25am pull back into home...run inside, change into clinical scrubs, print my paperwork, grab a sandwich for "breakfast" and leave again back to the town I just came from.
11am - stop to pick up the irrigation supplies JP needs - he's probably not going to make it this direction today.
12:15-1:20pm gets patient information
1:30 pick up another plant for job and stop by Sam's for some milk.
2:00 Target to get a shirt for Ralphie for pictures today - oh and Audry really would like to try on some skinny jeans...
3:00pm - rushing home to get there in time to get kids ready for already mentioned pictures.
5pm pictures completed - now what for dinner?
7pm - sit down to take exam that I have not sufficiently studied for.
9pm - finished exam 83% :(
9-11:40pm preplanning paperwork...interesting read but so very tired!
12AM bed - just to get up at 5 again...

I think I am exhausted just thinking about it!

I know somehow this can work...I WILL BE ORGANIZED... I think I am going to have to make that my new mantra!

Monday, November 8, 2010


Do you know what day it is? It's Monday, November 8, 2010. NOVEMBER 8th! Do you know what that means? That means, in four weeks I am done with another semester of school! BUT, that also means that IN ONLY FOUR WEEKS, I have two more quizes, two more exams, two finals, a 15 minute presentation, a Funeral Paper, a "Reflective Journal" and two "HESI" exams...oh, and did I mention....those two little things called Thanksgiving and Christmas?

Now, any sane woman would be bonkers at this point, right? However, if you know me, I am not sane, and so while washing dishes tonight, listening to my Ella Fitzgerald Station on Pandora, I decided...I am going to be organized. That's it. I am done being the crazy lady mom that my children know and love. I AM GOING TO BE ORGANIZED!!!

Last year, I was so busy with school that I didn't decorate until the 18th of December, and I have some awesome christmas decorations! This year? I never even broke out the Halloween Decorations. Who has time?

Magically, I do now - right?

I am making a plan...I will let you know when it is done...there is no time for that now.

Step One: Go to bed on time...wake up early and figure out step two...

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Pretty Good Day

It is 11:20pm where I live...right now.

JP and I just got home from a very long day working...

I get the mail and find a letter from my college of nursing - another bill?? :(

NO!!! :)

I got notice of a FAT scholarship that I was awarded for the coming school year that will enable me to NOT have to take extra classes to be full time and NOT have to get student loan money!!!


Thank you TT for your FANTASTIC letter of reference! You are my FAVORITE person for tomorrow.

Sorry but today it is reserved for the person who saw so wonderfully to award me that money.

TODAY, was a good day.

I feel so blessed!
On a side note...I LOVE THIS PICTURE OF JP and the Kids!

Friday, July 16, 2010

The View From Daddy's Truck

This is the view from the driver's seat of JP's truck - to the backseat.
Can you even tell that they were wearing their seatbelts?

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Family Shots...

A few weeks (month?) ago was my mother's birthday and so we gathered at our childhood home from all over the country....heat, humidity, bugs and all! We had great fun...
The Sisters: M, H, ME!!! and C

The siblings...(L to R) baby sister H; little sister M; ME!!!; little brother S, baby brother D and older sister C.

Isn't this amazing...we were only missing three people, my JP, my sister M's hubby S, and my nephew C. who belongs to my older sister...

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