Friday, January 28, 2011

Hallelujah! FINALLY!

This week at clinicals was AWESOME! Monday I worked in the vascular lab ( i was the first student from our class to do that) and all i got by the end of the day was praise about how good i was! She couldn't believe how great I did with setting up my back table (where all the instruments and such are organized) and I even did the last two AV fistulas by myself with the surgeon! yay me!
    Then on Wednesday I worked with Jackie (she ahhmazing)  and Dr. Morrell  ( a GYN surgeon) he asked me toward the end of the procedure when I was done with school, to which I replied I'm finished in June. Then he looked at his tech and said that they should pass my name along because I was very very good! He said that I did great catching on to the procedure and anticipating what he would need before he needed it! ( so wish I had asked for a reference from him) Then to top that off my techs ( from Tuesday and Wednesday) went around telling everyone ( including my teacher) how great I was and how impressed the surgeons were with my work) They even told her that I shouldn't stop at just Surgical technologist that I should go on to become a first assist ( basically still a tech but you re the DRs right hand man!) EEEEEEE! This makes me feel so so great! Keeping my fingers crossed for this streak to continue!

OK, remember how I mentioned before (or maybe I didn't) about how I'm someone who lives in the future? always waiting for whats next and worrying my butt off about things like "will we have enough money" " what if it doesn't work out" etc etc. Well this week Ive been trying really hard to not only focus on one day at a time but to focus on one case at a time! I think that truly is what has gotten me through this great week! I think when I focus more on the task at hand I concentrate better and can absorb what I'm learning better! GO ME!

Project 365- Day 26

                                                  MMMM...Graham Cracker Ways!;)

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Project 365 Update..

OK I'm bad with updating my project 365 so here goes ( and no i haven't done it EVERY day...but i figure that's okie dokie)

Day 8- Tracy's 25th (again) bday

Day 9- My sisters puppy Elliot that she got ( who passed away a few days later from parvo) I know SO sad!:(

Day 10- Snowy goodness!

Day 11- Second day of ice and snow...this was my view pretty much ALL day!

Day 13- 4th day of ice and snow! Girls movie/ junk food day! Catalina (and baby Braelyn in her tummy) and Tracy

Day 14- Me and Little Stephen, watching Toys Story 2 and having a drink! Love this little one!

and that's where I've left off...i haven't done it at all this weekend...oh well:)


My mom posted this story on her face book page (yup my moms awesome like that!) and I love it....and possibly maybe REALLY needed to hear it!:)

True Story: I was shopping today and just ahead of me was a father with two young children. The boy who was about 6 was running giggling wildly and was tormenting his sister who was probably 8 or 9,  and was dead-set on catching him. The young father had called them down a couple of times and the older child whining and frustrated said "he won't stop, I can't catch him" and starts to cry, arms crossed, as she sets her foot down sharply on the sidewalk. The father, without breaking stride said "just stop chasing him and he'll stop running". She did and the younger child immediately turned around and came back to her. I thought about this all the way home. It strikes me as a fundamental truth: - chasing too hard after anything increases it’s elusiveness, clouds our perspective and makes the chase become the goal instead of what we really wanted from the scenario. Thank you to the young father who had no idea I was even listening.

Sometimes I need to hear these things I..sometimes...always find myself waiting...very impatiently for SOMETHING TO HAPPEN...for school to get easier for finish have a rock on my left ring finger..waiting for our time to get married, or start a family, or buy a house...maybe these things are evading me (or more likely that God is testing my patience and faith in HIS PLAN)'s tough huh?:) maybe I need to learn to sit back, relax and know that God has this fully in his hands!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

My wish

I'm gonna write this hear because NO ONE reads this blog yet:) seeing as I haven't told anyone about it yet:)

Do you ever feel like theres gotta me more to life? I DO! I mean i have a pretty great life! I love Mr. H and I know one day he will be my husband, and we'll have a cute little 3 bedroom 3 bath house  with a couple of cute little curly headed green eyed babies bouncing around (God willing!) . I'm going to school for Surgical Technology and Ill be done in 5 months!! (YAY)  But is surgical technology REALLY what I want to do?

Honestly? dream is to find something I really really love and make something big out of it!

 Like photography...I've always LOVED photography but...i don't own a camera, Ive never owned a nice camera and I don't know the first thing about ISO and shutter speed! lol

Or Cooking! Ive just started to get into cooking (cooking from scratch is EXpensive!) I watched the movie Julie and Julia...loved it! I think it would be so fun to do something like cook your way through a cook book!

Or if I could come up with some hand made crafty thing that I could actually sell! that would be awesome too! Something where I could open my own etsy shop or something...but once again...starting something like that is expensive!

Maybe one day Ill be able to do something like this! Hopefully when Jake and I get a house ill be able to have my own studio/craft room/ office and ill get to be a little more creative with my time!

here are some pics of my studio inspiration!

 I love the freshness of this room!

 so cheerful! and I love that it goes out onto the patio!

 This one is cute if you don't have much space!

ahhh <dreaming>

Monday, January 10, 2011


First let me start by saying WE NEVER GET SNOW! especially 2 times within 3 weeks! Here is GA we got about 2 inches Christmas day! (it was amazing to wake up to a white Christmas!) and then last night at about 1030 it started snowing HARD! By 1230 we had 3 inches of white fluffy goodness covering everything! School was cancelled (YAY) and this morning when i woke up we had 5 inches!!! and yes school has been cancelled for tomorrow too!!(EEEEEEEE)

         This was last night at about midnight. We decided to venture out in Mr.H's truck to go
play in the snow..we were slipping and sliding just trying to get out
of our apartment. So needless to say we turned around and came home!
after our snowball fight!

the beautiful-ness I woke up too!

Rusty-Roo checkin out the snow

our apartment, blanketed in white!

and just for fun...this is the yummy chicken pie I made to keep Mr.H's tummy warm:)

Saturday, January 8, 2011

theres a grey cloud moving in..

Monday starts my official first week back to school full time. That means bedtime at 830.4am wake up calls.and having to deal with big headed know it all doctors and nurses. Needless to say I am less than thrilled!:( Every time my breaks come to an end I can feel my self getting down and out about the new semester. Wish I could shake it!

In other FUN news we are suppose to be getting bad/snowy weather tomorrow night and I must say i love those snowy, icy, gotta stay inside and watch movies all day, kind of days!

Maybe ill wake up to this on Monday!

Project 365- Day 6

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Project 365- Day 5

This is what the last few days of my afternoon have looked like! Reading the House of Night series about a Vampyre finishing school! and I.LOVE.IT!

 In other news: Ive been on school break for 23 days which has been AHMMAZZING! But today..i have to go back! Im ready for routine again but NOT looking forward to going back to the hopsital to work on Tuesday! <stress>

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Project 365- Day 4

 Last night Jake and I lounged in the garden tub, drinking wine and talking about what we would do if we won the Mega Millions tonight! lol its nice to dream right?

Monday, January 3, 2011

Project 365-Day 3

This is Rusty! Our BABY!!!! He is a 4 year old Doberman Pinscher and he is a sweet heart! He looks a little intense in this pic because I was holding his beloved stuffed duck!lol

This is the Rusty we usually see! so sweet!:)

PROJECT 365-day2

This is yesterdays photo for project 365

This is what Jakes afternoon usually consists of! and it gives me the chance to read/do hw....or whatever:)

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Welcome 2011!

Know what I love about the new year? The chance to wipe the slate clean and start all over again! at the end of the year there are always things we wish had happened differently or wish we can change, and the start of a while new 12 months gives us the chance to make a difference and change things! I love that fresh renewed feeling!

This year we brought the new year in the exact same way we did last year. Spending time with 2 of our closest friends Bailey and Stephen, and also their adorable 2 year old Stephen III! Our evening consisted of pizza, apples to apples, Cranium, a little pineapple rum and toasting/kissing in the New year! Then we spend the night and wake up to a wonderful New years breakfast! Sounds pretty simple huh? Well, Ive always believed that the way you start the year off in a way is the foundation for the rest of your year. What better way than to spend time with the ones you care about having fun!

Things I am looking the most forward too in 2011!

-most importantly! I will be graduating from school in 161 days!! woohoo! Its about time people! I mean SERIOUSLY!

- getting out of the teeny tiny damp apartment (i talk bad about it but really am blessed to have it!) and hopefully into a beautiful house! (even if its a rental)

Resolutions: I prefer to call them Goals!:

-loose 15 lbs....why is it when you get into a relationship, get comfy and move it together that your midsection and things gain 384748 lbs? hmmm

-find my spirituality and faith in Jesus Christ again  (I miss this oh so important aspect of my life and have been slipping away from him for the past few years)

-Be there more for my family. I wont get into it right now but, my family has been struggling with some issues for going on 6 years now! 2011 is the year of change! good change...albeit hard change!

-get healthier- & get Jake healthier! ( this goes along with goal 1)- more water, more vitamins!

-be more positive- I can be some where of a Sad Sara, Debbie Downer, etc- this is the year things are gonna look up, I'm going to be more thankful for what I have and realize just how blessed I am!

OK Ill stop there...ill be adding to this list I'm sure!:)

Project 365- A frame a day<----self explanatory!

Day 1 (1.1.11)