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Time for reevaluation

As some of you know I have spent the last year of my life studying to be a Medical Assistant. I started off this journey in my education by registering for nursing but then because I didn’t get in one vital class (biology) my first quarter I decided to go into M.A. instead. Yesterday marked the end of my first clinicals class and as I sat at the table doing my written final I thought, “This isn’t what I want to do with my life.” So today I went to the college and changed back to the nursing program.

This time however instead of getting an AA for my RN I signed up for a transfer program so I will be taking all of my university nursing prerequisites at the community college I’m at now. When this stage is over I will graduate with an AAS with credits that transfer to University and will put me in as a junior so in roughly 2 1/2 years I will be finished with nursing programs and have a BSN. (I say 2 1/2 years because with all the credits I have from my previous degree I really only have the sciences to take)

I’m so excited to start this stage of my journey and I can’t wait to see where it leads me.


Getting ready

This weekend marks my last week of summer. I actually have one full week left but beginning on Monday I start packing for our early October move. The week of the 24th marks my return to school and a loaded fall quarter schedule. It’s been an enjoyable summer break sort of but I’m actually looking forward to going back to school. I now have a better idea of what’s required so I have grand plans to not make the same mistakes I made summer quarter.

Right now I’m trying to assemble the minions for the adventures of the day. Summer has decided to extend itself here in normally soaking wet western Washington so we’re gonna get out the house and do something outdoors. The nice weather will be a memory here pretty soon so I think a little extra natural vitamin D now is probably a good thing.

I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend.

I know it’s been awhile……

I know it’s been awhile but my life currently seems to be moving at the speed of light and I’m just standing in the way (or playing taxi – whichever is more convenient at the time). Since my last post I have successfully registered for my winter quarter classes, gotten approved for another funding source for school, applied for yet another one, gone to a great Special Olympics soccer tournament, attended my first high school wrestling meet and welcomed a new addition (and hopefully last) to our family. To those who know me, no I did not have yet another child unless you count the four legged kind. See, it’s been a busy kind of life for me and now I’m gearing up for the best time of the year ever – that’s right Christmas!!! What’s not to love??!!! With 4 kids ranging from almost 16 to just 2 we’ve gotten kind of creative with what Santa is bringing. There won’t be a lot of toys really they don’t need anymore. I think two overflowing toy boxes is enough toys for two boys- but there are sure to be smiles all around. Also this Christmas we are going back to an old family tradition of mine – a real tree. I’m super excited for that one!!! Hopefully da tree will just appear sometime in the next week and yes I will post pics until then meet our new little guy – Bruiser  (ok so now it’s July and for some reason I thought this was published way back in December but it wasn’t so here it is 🙂 ) Image

Finding a groove

As many of you know in addition to being a taxi service, cook, cheif, mediator, ATM, answering service, and confidant (to name a few of my hats). I’m also a full time student. This quarter finds me plunging into strange waters. In addition to cramming my head full of medical language I’m also taking all of my classes online. I like the conveinance of online classes especally with my crazy households schedule but I miss the face to face interaction. So right now I find myself trying to find a groove to get my studying done and so far I have been wildly unsucessful. If anyone has suggestions please shoot em my way and please bear in mind I don’t always have people available to watch my kiddos so most of the time to the younger onrs at least I look to be available for normal mommy duty. Happy Friday all!

A school with a view


As I’m sure it’s been noted this was my first week back in school after 6 years and I gotta say I’d forgotten how difficult it can be to be in college. More so with two little ones at home begging for attention as soon as I walk in the door  and not taking Mommy needs to study for an answer. My 4 year old has asked me at random times this week, “So are you a nurse yet?” Lol gotta love little minds. Anyhooo……by the time winter quarter is over I should be in shape and be sporting a somewhat bigger brain. In the meantime be sure I will post lots more pictures of the view from my school cuz it’s kind of awesome. What you can’t see in this picture is the Olympic mountain range… there was a blanket of clouds at the bottom so only the snow covered peaks were showing. Sometimes I feel so blessed to live in the Pacific Northwest. Have a great weekend ya’ll now that I’m awake it’s time to crack open the books again 🙂 and wait for the snow storm to hit.image
Now you can see the mountains

Merrily we roll along

I apologize for my lack of post for the last week. It’s been a very laid back low key week for me as it’s my last week before school starts. Monday should prove to be interesting, I am still waiting to see if I will get into my Biology class (praying that I do I am now down to number 9 so hopefully). This week has also been a bonding week for me and my sis (as is home – really should check out her blog good stuff I tell ya). She just came back home after being gone for a year. I missed that girl like crazy I’m not even going to lie. She’s been having a good time (I hope) hanging out with her niece and nephews and laughing daily at this comdey I star in called my home life. As you can see there really isn’t much going on here currently just real low key unless you count my mood swings……they’ve been driving everyone crazy especally me. Today will be ummmmm….. different. There is a desk in the garage that needs to make it’s way upstairs a kitchen table that needs to be cleaned and moved and then the hunt for a free office chair on Craigslist. I have signed on for the long haul mother load of studying for the next 2+ years – pray for me ya’ll. Until next time be well, tell those you love daily that you love them and never forget who you are.