Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Week 4

Worked on taxes all weekend long - thinking that next year I may farm this job out. Seriously, I have done my own taxes for ummmmmm 13+ years now. I deserve a break, don't ya think.

Working on taxes seriously put me behind on school work. I was so focused on tax preparation that I didn't even realize I had a test (NRS Fundamentals) on Monday morning until 10:30pm on Sunday night ...... whooopsie!

Monday - TEST - ended up with an 89.7% not bad but really wished I would have been more on top of my schedule. Lab was exciting and our next check off is catheters - I love that we are actually learning the skills now. Hands on stuff seems to be much easier for me to learn.

Tuesday- Still trying to learn how the heart blood flows and more importantly WHY everything works together the way it does. I just have to keep at it.

Wednesday- Spring School pictures today for my kiddos. Nice arguement this morning on how I wanted hair to be fixed compared to how they wanted it. School was...well school. Dinner with some friends at Chili's.

Thursday- SCHOOL again ..... worked on lung and heart assessments. Came home and watched tv. Sometimes I miss just being able to watch a 30 min or 1 hour show in the evening. I was a rebel and do absolutely NOTHING all night.

Friday - up and at em' early took kiddos to school and then worked on checkbooks and bills ..... still need to study

OK seriously this blog is getting boring
I'm taking a break
Will Return when I have something positive to say

Monday, February 01, 2010

Wk 3 Heart

So this week I have branched out a little and have had lunch with a few new people. Guess what? It was actually FUN. I know you are thinking not my hermit friend, Shawnna. But YES me -- HERMIT no more!!! Aren't you PROUD! I am enjoying getting to know others that have embarked on this wild adventure with me. We are all so different and yet very similar....very interesting.

This week was a FULL WEEK - no fun holidays to lighten the load. We checked off on Vitals on Monday. I get to redo blood pressure because some of my classmates were being loud outside the exam room. Lucky me because I couldn't hear a darn thing through that stethoscope. I am partial to my own stethoscope- creature of habit you know.

Going over the HEART in Anatomy and Physiology II. I am determined to really understand this chapter.

Learned about the "Nursing Process" and the difference between "medical" diagnosis and "nursing" diagnosis. Who knew?? I had no clue we had our OWN diagnosis.

I did horrible on an A&PII test because I chose to take cold medicine and go to sleep rather than study. I really needed it, and I am learning that I have to take care of myself.