Friday, July 24, 2009

Don't be "that guy"

You know when you're driving down the road, with no one behind you, yet someone finds the need to pull out in front of you so you have to slam on the brakes... that is who "that guy" is, or in my case, "that girl."

I attended a class for pediatric advanced life support (PALS) last week & a few of the people there were not familiar with the area, so I told them where I was planning on going for lunch & about 6 others decided to follow me there. We went to La Rumba's which is a Mexican restaurant that has good cheap food. We sat down and one of the girls automatically started complaining because our waiter didn't speak Spanish (this girl was NOT Mexican or Spanish, but was married to one for many years) & because they didn't have a specific dish she wanted. I have to admit that our drinks took forever to come, and our ordering process was slowed even more by this girl. Even I couldn't tell if she was joking or rude because she would switch back and forth between serious & laughing so quickly. She continued to be completely obnoxious throughout lunch to not only the waiter but everyone else at the table too.
Although the service was not the greatest, I felt so horrible for the abuse the waiter was receiving from this girl that I left him a large tip, and apologized numerous times before we left.

Since I am trying hard not to be judgemental, and to approach each situation with love, I'm walking away from this situation with another lesson of how NOT to be "that guy."

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Good God Almighty, free at last!!!!

I passed the NCLEX-RN!!!!!

I was pretty sure that I had failed because about 30% of my questions consisted of medication that I had never heard of, and I kept realizing that I had answered a question wrong, but the Lord was with me & I couldn't have done it without his help!

Thanks to everyone that kept me in their prayers these past few weeks, it means more to me than you could ever know. These past two years of Nursing School were some of the most challenging times in my life, but with the love & support of my family and friends I was able to achieve something great.

I'm sending big hugs your way!!!!!!! Thanks you!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Viva Le Tour!

Even though Eric & I aren't the most athletic people (mainly just me), we both enjoy watching the Tour de France every summer, not just for the crashes but we follow some of the American teams (Garmin & Columbia) along with Astana because Lance Armstrong will forever be my hero!

My favorite observation is that every summer, just before or as soon as the tour starts, Eric starts riding his bike for PT. The other 11 months of the year it sits in the garage. It's the one thing I can depend on in July :o)

I'm off to Mobile to take the NCLEX tomorrow, so please keep me in your prayers that I won't forget everything I've learned, or have a massive panic attack :o)

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Mad Skilz

I wanted to share the result of my hard work on my birthday at Fired Up! in Fort Walton Beach. Although I had a blast painting pottery with Eric & Kim, I have to say that I'm not too impressed with the staff. The first girl that was there had her boyfriend with her & although I didn't mind her, but the guy was very annoying & they spent the whole time talking/fighting. The other chick that came in later was just plain rude & wanted everyone to know how much she didn't want to be there, which the same could be said about the chick that I picked up my stuff from. But, there was a weird couple & two chicks that made for some very entertaining ease-dropping while we painted :o) Enjoy!!

Here is my AWESOME Honu, I used 2 different speckled paints for his shell & I was thrilled with how well his eyes turned out! ***it is a TURTLE, not a frog***

Here is a new bowl for Koa, even though it's not perfect, it was definitely a labor of least I know he could care less what he eats out of :o)

back-side view

I'll continue to be absent from the blogging world until I take the NCLEX on July 10th. Please keep me in your prayers that day, I'll need all the strength, serenity, & help I can get!!

When I joined blogger I met an amazing Army wife named Jeannie. She has such a bright shining personality & has brought some much needed pick-me-ups by sending me these special cards...I swear she knew just how much I needed them!

You'll never guess that she just started making cards this year :o)Please check out her site & her amazing talent!!