blood, sweat & tears

27 04 2005

…okay, maybe just a little sweat. today is day 2 of my “get back into shape” initiative. 30 minutes on the elliptical was more of a head trip than physical work. i kept thinking to myself, “myself, i can’t do this anymore!!!”. fortunately, i talked myself out of it. in my glory days i was a finely tuned machine…but a decade later i’ve traded my tennis racket for a well-worn place on the couch. but no more.

side note.

how do you respond when your [future] eight year-old says to you “i want to be skinny; my belly is too big”? it just so happened that we went to the library today and as fate would have it, there was a kid’s book on the get in shape gang. anyways, there was a kid-appropriate section on diet and excercise and how not to overdo it. we talked about growing and how that may affect her weight and shape…there’s a whole lot of subtext that i’m not typing…and honestly, it’s way too much to write about in one sitting. but let me assure you, dear reader, that the focus in this household is on health, not weight. she seemed to understand. we’ll see how things pan out. cross your fingers for us.

[sigh] this is a subject that is not taken lightly with me; i have known too many women that have sufferred from eating disorders, including my sister.


i have a job!

25 04 2005

[patting self on back]

i have a job!! i have a job!! okay, so i understand that the news isn’t so exciting, considering the nursing shortage and sign-on bonuses. however, one must consider that i am still in the midst of my program.

what type of program, you ask? in a nutshell, its is an accelerated MS program for non-nursing bachelors degree holders. in 6 quarters, i earn an RN; in the last 6 quarters, i earn my MS – incidentally my ‘major’ is family nurse practitioner. when i say accelerated, i mean it! each quarter i take almost double the amount of credit hours as any graduate student on campus. (things are slowing down now that i’m in the latter part of the program…but still very intense!)

what makes getting the job so extraordinary is the combined nature of the program and the ‘special consideration’ for my job. not only does the pace of the program not allow for the requisite orientation (orientation is normally a full-time duty and may last up to 6 months) that most RN’s must go through, but also it is next to impossible to find a flexible part-time RN position. i was able to secure a part-time position in a CCU as a new RN and get some flexibility in terms of my orientation period!!!

so i consider myself very lucky and consequently, i’m celebrating. yeah!

why does this make me sad?

22 04 2005

i’ve been a good girl. i avoid walmart and mcdonalds. i support local business over money grubbing corporations. but…how could they?!? i suppose it’s not that big of a deal. and i certainly don’t believe that google is such a bad company that i can’t use the search engine…but it just sounds so [shiver] dirty!

atomic fireball

21 04 2005

mouth on fire, i sit here wondering how many people can actually eat an atomic fireball without ‘taking a break’ from the heat of the candy. it almost rivals the sensation of fiery buffalo wings: my nose is beggining to run, my throat is scratchy and my face is starting to glisten….whew! incidentally, ever wonder about the history of the atomic fireball? yeah, me neither.

for one thing, this candy brings back memories…[cue piano and screechy voice]…those were the days!

hello, again, hello

20 04 2005

what’s up, world? after a long hiatus…and a little rib poking from the friendly folks out in bloggerland, i have come back to my blog for a little update on my life.

well, gee, the quarter started and suddenly, i was once again busy. i know this isn’t an excuse to ignore this blog…but i do have an excuse. i started a new blog. it isn’t exciting enough to include a link, and admittedly, the audience is very limited. it’s just a little blog to help keep myself and my classmates in touch.

[raises glass] here’s to another attempt at consistently blogging…