November 29, 2007


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I have come to the realization that I am running out of time to finish all my school work. I actually came to this realization back in September when I received my first review.

My instructor wants every student to complete one chapter a week in Medical Terminology. However, there are more chapters than I have weeks. I also have many other subjects that I still need to complete. By testing out of most of the course's lower subjects, my time in class was reduced. I have to finish all my coursework by the first week of January. It does not help that we are off of school the week of Christmas/New Years. I also have to find a place to do my externship. Oh and then there is getting ready for the holidays. Stress is good right?

November 20, 2007

*mirror mirror on the wall*

I always thought it would be cool to have a twin. But then when I really think about it....she would most likely be prettier than I, smarter than I, and a lot more popular. Since I pretty much feel that way about everyone else BUT me, why would I need a twin for that?

I am finding it very hard to concentrate this week and it is ONLY Tuesday. Well I think it is Tuesday. I don't remember because I cannot seem to focus. My school work is suffering as well.

I don't know if it is because this week is a short week and underneath it all I am really looking forward to Thanksgiving or if it is something else. I just cannot put my finger on it.

Maybe it is because there is a new toy waiting for me at home. Who knows.

All I know is that I don't like feeling like I am in a daze the entire day. Maybe because we hit a record of 88 degrees yesterday and it is November and it should not be THAT hot. Maybe I just need a nap. Goodness knows the entire box of chocolate I just ate did not help any.

November 18, 2007


It is weird how out of touch you can be when you stay away from the computer. I have not touched it in days and because of that, I forget what day it is. LOL~ It really does feel nice though. It was a nice break.

Nothing too exciting going on around here. The highlight of my weekend was taking my car in to emissions. It passed. I always breathe easier after the test is finished. Not that I expected my car to fail, but it is a test after all and I never know how well my car has studied before hand.

I also stopped by one of the local scrap stores to check out the new Creative Café. I really was not impressed. I bought a couple of felt pieces but that was about it. It really is quite pricey. I guess it is supposed to be a make-n-take station but this store is just selling the products. I spent $10 on 3-yards of felt ribbon and 7 small die-cut felt pieces. I cannot believe I did that!

Today B and I went to do a bit of grocery shopping. The first store we went to was a mob scene. Being the weekend before Thanksgiving we should have realized it would be crowded. B wanted to buy a Butterball turkey and it was too expensive at Fry’s. They wanted $1.29/pound {with card}. It was their most expensive brand. So, we decided to buy the turkey at Albertson’s where my mom bought hers. What a difference! That store was practically deserted. Their prices are higher on things but they were selling Butterball turkeys for .99cents/pound {no card needed}. We are planning on going to my family for Thanksgiving but B always likes to buy our own turkey so we can have left-overs. Nothing beats left-over turkey!

November 12, 2007

The all-in-one creative update

I keep mentioning that I would share current pages and I never got around to it. So here it is. The all-in-one post. Much more creative and upbeat than my posts of late.

Here are a some of my most recent Scrappay Divas challenge pages:

Scrap an Object

Supplies used:

Bazzill - cardstock & flower
American Crafts - letter stickers
Dollar Tree - foam letters
Heidi Swapp - ribbon

This is a picture of one of B’s fancy dinners.

Stamping on patterned paper

Supplies used:

Basic Grey: patterned paper, chipboard, tag
Autumn Leaves: brads, flourish stamp
Making Memories: paint
Doodlebug: gem
Colorbox: chalk ink

I really liked this challenge. I finally used my flourish stamps and the stamping actually looks like it is originally part of the patterned paper.

And I also wanted to share another page that I did just for the fun of scrapping but it seems like Blogger is not being very cooperative. :(

So until next creative!

November 7, 2007


Last night and this morning have been quite hectic. I think I have had my fill of stress for the entire month.

B picked me up from class late last night because the car was over heating. He had to stop to let it cool off for a bit. Of course this is the day he also had the cell phone and it was left at home. We had problems before with the car overheating and it was due to the relay switch for the fan not turning on. The car heats up while it is stopped and usually cools down while it is moving. B wanted me to drive and even though I prefer to drive, it was hard not to get stressed out with B freaked out that the car would explode at every stop light. He did not want me to stop for anyting. I can tell you I did NOT enjoy the drive home.

This morning was also stressful. Today B has a couple of job interviews. The first one was at 9am and I have to be at school at 8am. We left a little early this morning in order for B to make it to his interview on time. On the way to school we got stopped by a train. A very LONG train! A very LONG and SLOW train on a rarely used track. We were stopped for a good 10 minutes or more and we decided it would be better to just drive back home (we were already more than half-way to school). We got home in time for B to go to his interview and then we drove me back to school. I had all these plans of taking lots of tests this morning and now I don’t really see that happening.

On a good note…

B was offered a job from this morning’s interview. YAY! Now he just has to see if he gets an offer from the other interview (it is a callback (2nd) interview). If he takes the first offer he will start tomorrow. :)

November 6, 2007

See this picture?

It is such a silly little picture. However it has now become my most popular photo on Flickr. It is even more popular than my ankle picture. It has been invited to a group and even gotten a couple of kudos. How cool is that?

My home computer has been having issues. The main issue is that I still have dial-up. Go ahead and laugh. I will wait.

At least I have XP on the thing. I won’t tell you how long it took me to upgrade. Well if you are a regular reader of my blog you already know.

I have been having problems downloading my email at home and it has made me grumpy. I think it is finally working now though. I hate that it takes so long to do things though. However since I don’t have $50+ to spend on an Internet connection, I will stick with my $20 dial-up.

This week I am trying to test out of as many packets as I can. All my lessons are set up by packets/chapters. I work at my own pace and test when I am ready. I have been working on insurance packets. Insurance is confusing and boring. How does anyone ever understand Medicare?

November 5, 2007

Time moves so quickly

What a waste of a weekend. I think the antibiotics I am on have made me feel worse than before I started to take them. The doctor has me taking 2000mg a day for what she “thinks” is the start of a sinus infection. I spent all day Saturday in bed except for a few hours to watch Torchwood and a movie. On Sunday I did manage to get myself out of bed but I never got dressed and just sat around the house. I got NOTHING done.

Today, of course I am much better. Isn’t that the way it always goes? I guess I cannot get too upset about getting sick over the weekend since I did not have to miss any days of class.

Speaking of class….I am starting to stress that I won’t finish in time. Who am I kidding? I have been stressing all along. I am supposed to be finished completely (with Internship) by the beginning of February. That means my class work needs to be finished by the beginning of January. The goal is supposed to be one med-term chapter a week. I have a lot more chapters than I have weeks.

November 1, 2007

spinning round

The room is spinning. Yikes!

I finally broke down and decided to get my ear checked out. It was starting to bother me. I was dizzy and it felt like I had water in my ear. So yesterday I went to Urgent Care where I wasted 3+ hours and $100 to be told there was nothing in my ear. That is what I had feared. I was given antibiotics and I started those last night. I decided since I had missed the entire morning of school that I would just stay home. I am happy that I did because as the day wore on I just felt terrible.

This morning I woke up feeling a little better but I am still dizzy. I came into class today and I hope that I make it through the day. It is hard to concentrate when the room feels like it is spinning.

So that is where I am right now. Probably starting a sinus infection and dreading getting out of bed in the morning.

I did want to let you all know about a lot more interesting stuff – like one of my silly photos being really popular, some layouts I never shared and that Blogger finally now offers comment emails. But that will have to wait until AFTER I have some coffee. Maybe that will slow down the spinning. Ya think?

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