Saturday, April 24, 2010

Another one...

#1 sign I'm avoiding studying for exams:

ARDS and ARF and HIV, CRF and SLE.
ALS, SIADH, acronyms make my head ache.
CABG and ICP, MS, CREST, and then MG.
HAV and HBV, GI, PO, woe is me.
QRS, ESRD, CHF and then BP.
LOC and CHO, so many more I have to know.
ETOH, EOMs, PPI's, like Nexium.
PERRLA, AIDS, and TPN, VS, H/A, BUN.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Grandma Evans

My Grandma Evans passed away last Friday at the age of 87. She was a wonderful Grandma and I will always have good memories of her (well, the best I can have considering I can't remember 90% of my life). It was hard to lose her, but even harder to see my Grandpa experience losing his wife...I think that got to me more than anything else. I spent yesterday in Winston Salem with family and although the situation sucked, it was great to spend time with family that I rarely see. Below is her obit (edited b/c this is on the internet and no one needs stalkers):

Nancy P. Evans, 87, of Winston-Salem, and formerly of Tyner, passed away, Friday, April 16, 2010 in Forsyth Memorial Hospital. A loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, she will be missed by all who knew her. A Girl Scout troop leader for many years, she was later active in the Power Squadron, the River City Sam’s Club, and was faithful in her church circle. Surviving are her husband of 65 years, her four children, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Tomorrow morning I'm headed to the funeral and to spend the day with more family. Today I had to study, but did so outside due to the gorgeous weather. I managed to get a couple of pictures of my cats enjoying the weather with me. Aside from this, I have nothing else to write b/c nursing school has fried my brain so badly that I don't even know whose hand I'm holding anymore for family meal blessings.

Wanted to add one more picture that was taken while at the funeral...great family picture, -Kris (BIL) and +Alister

Monday, April 12, 2010

RNIA

eating: nothing...who eats and types on the computer??? not me. i'd spill something all over the keyboard then get pissed b/c i ruined my already-junky computer

feeling: lazy...shocker, right?

listening: my roommate flipping pages, stetson groaning when he moves, the fridge

watching: nothing. i have to turn off the tv when it's time to study

reading: soon-to-be my boring class notes

loving: that there are only 2 weeks left in the semester

disliking: nursing. no joke. don't bother asking why i chose this career b/c "there's always jobs" no longer holds true

thinking: i need to study

hoping: that the next 2 weeks go by painlessly (haha) and that my grandma's surgery went well

wishing: and hoping and thinking and praying...i've got nothing. i'll wish for more wishes