Sunday, August 19, 2007


I am not an interior decorator and will never be. I have always enjoyed looking at other people decorating and I love to make fun of things that I don't think are decorated well but I am just not that great at it myself. However, I took a stab at decorating William's room this past week. Matt and I cleaned out Will's room, rearranged the furniture, and got new (to us) furniture. We got a twin bed from a woman I go to school with and we got a dresser that belongs to us but that was stored at my in-laws house, and both are in the baby's room now. The big decorating thing is that I had these Winnie-the-Pooh accent stickers my mother-in-law got for me that I put up on the walls around his room. Man, it looks so cute. I can't believe that I did it and that it turned out cute. The stickers are removable and restickable, so it took me a couple of times to get it right, but it still looks cute. Maybe i'll quit nursing school and go to design school...

Saturday, August 18, 2007

The Massage

So, my hair dresser canceled on me AGAIN and I decided to get a massage instead. My hair is long enough that I am just going to go to Great Clips for the $13.00 haircut for a while and I got a massage instead. I went to the Massage Therapy Training Institute for a 55 minute massage that cost $30.00. First of all, my massage was not 55 minutes - more like 40 to 45. That does make a difference. Then the massage lady kept interupting my enjoyment by talking to me. I know that she had to talk to me to ask if things hurt, but it was really annoying. And I felt more tense after I got my massage than I did before. I think that if you are going to get massages, you need to get them more than just once every five years or so. I am sure that they are beneficial if you get them often, like a good visit to the chiropractor. The point is that I wouldn't do it again unless I had the money to go more often.

Saturday, August 11, 2007


So I love Hairspray (the musical) and the new movie ROCKS. I have seen it three times now, the most recent was a sing along. Last night Dave, Cammie, Vanessa, Matt, and I went to the AMC 20 at Barry Road to do the sing along. We were very excited. I had a great time and sang every song as did Dave and Cammie. Vanessa sang some of the songs and Matt sang none. We had a good time, but the rest of the crowd was a bit lame. A big group of stupid teenagers sat in the front and talked but didn't pay attention to the movie. Dave finally went and complained and the manager came and told them to knock it off. They had the cell phone on and ringing too. The girls in front of us sang, but no one was loud and boisterous or clapped after any of the songs. Maybe the northland is just not a good place for a sing along.

Sunday, August 5, 2007


I used to think that I was kind of a nice person, especially at work. I was in such a good mood before heading to work tonight I thought it would be great. That is what I get for thinking. One of my patients decided to tell me that I was breaking her foot while I was putting her ted hose on. For anyone who doesn't know what ted hose are, they are really tight stockings that keep you from getting blood clots. My orientee put the hose on her other leg and she thanked him for being so nice. Crappy lady.

Then, I accidently tried to break a patient's arm. I know that she was really annoyed because of the look she gave me, but it wasn't my fault. She was so tense that I couldn't help it - she had to turn. Someone else got annoyed because she thought I was going to come right back and I didn't. People hate me tonight. I'm sad.

Friday, August 3, 2007

Nebraska Furniture Mart

I hate Nebraska Furniture Mart. Here is why. My mother-in-law bought us a couch from there and she thought she bought an extended warranty. We started having problems with our couch and called them to get it fixed. Come to find out we didn't have an extended warranty and they were not going to do anything about it. I got angry, so they offered to have a repair person come by. He came by, sewed up the rip in the back, tried to see why our arm wobbled, and that was it. He did nothing else. I was upset, but whatever. However, today William was crawling on the couch as usual. He got his leg stuck in a hole that is between the arm of the couch and the couch and he couldn't get his leg out.

here is the hole he got stuck in - behind that piece of wood is a hole. that is where he got stuck.

I had to tug and wiggle him around to get it out, and when his leg came out 30 seconds later, the top layer of skin on his right leg and top of the right foot came off too. The couch sucks and we knew that, but now it has hurt my son. If we had the money, we would trash it today, but we don't so I don't know what to do other than write Nebraska Furniture Mart a strongly worded letter knowing they won't do anything. I really hate that place.Here are two pictures of his foot. On the right one you can see the skin coming off.

Thursday, August 2, 2007


OK, I knew when I started nursing school it would be stressful. Me and my simple mind couldn't quite grasp how stressed out I would become, and it's only the first semester. I broke down crying at my mother-in-law's house on Tuesday, and I have started to have strange dreams. I never used to remember my dreams and all of a sudden I am dreaming of crazy stuff. Last night I was dreaming something that I can't remember but I reached out and clawed my husband. I think I was trying to keep the baby from falling, but I wont' swear to that. He woke up mad because I clawed him and it hurt.

We got our tentative schedule for the fall semester - goodbye any life that I had previously. Oh well. I keep telling myself it's only two years of my life and then it's over (if I make it that long). My goals are to pass school and to keep my family together while doing that. I have heard from so many people that they got divorced during nursing school. I don't think I could handle that. Matt, don't leave me, ok?