Saturday, August 30, 2008

Saturday 08/30

original title, eh?

Just proud to say the only thing left due on Tuesday that I haven't done is the client history form...I should have that done tomorrow after I call my Dad...cuz he's cool like that.

I finished reading all the Tuesday requirements, it took like 3 or 4 sessions b/c mr. man kept deciding he needed his momma today. He had some pretty BIG sensory issues today. woke up with night terrors last night...since he can't tell me what they were about, I try to guess, but can't.
Hopefully he will sleep well tonite.

Tomorrow I will do the study guides for the chapters I read, then I will start the readings due on Wednesday & review the readings I did last week... *whoosh!*

Reminder...I need Mom to walk me thru the prep work for the eggplant caviar recipe...I tried it & it was all wonky so I tossed it before finishing because it looked disasterous!

let's see if I can find a recent pict of bub for us all....

Friday, August 29, 2008

Brain fry

THIS, THIS is my upcoming week....

Sept. 1-5 outline
9/1- no class, labor day
9/2 DUE:
Pharm Lab: p. 53 & 73 complete
830-1130 Client history form
Math quiz in class
Read Mulholland 1, 2, 3
Found Lab: Clinical check-off- gloves, hand-washing, iso prep & deprep (blue folder)
1230-1530 Drug bios (blue folder)
Read Harkreader: 95-112, 138-145, 177-181, 826-859
Read Elkin: 124-131, 257-264, 297-303
Quiz in class
Bring supply bag
9/3 DUE:
Clinicals: Read Harkreader 113-137
700-1100 Read Elkin 230-256
Bring steth & arm cuffs (vital signs)
Crit. Thinking learning styles website exercise (bring with)
1200-1500 4-circle worksheet
Castillo: ex. on p. 77-78
9/4 Due:
Pharm Lect: Review Lilley chpt. 1-5
930-1130 Read Lilley chpt. 6-9
Found Lect; Review Harkreader: chpt. 1-2
1230-1530 Read Harkreader: chpt. 3,4,&5

Yayee me.....

Currently, I have 9/2 Pharm Lab work done....
and I have started on my drug sheets, but I am not sure I am doing them right.

Most of me is thinking....Do the best you can, just get it done and you will know EXACTLY what they want next time once you see the corrections....

The small, but internally vociferous perfectionist part of me is screaming "MUST GET IT PERFECT THE 1ST TIME &%^%&$*#&%$*!!!!!"

So I am in conflict & having a hard time focusing on it. I keep flopping my book down, and then sighing deeply & picking it up again & screwing up my forehead in concentration only to rinse, repeat.

To break the viscous cycle, I decided to hide out here for a few min and have my moment of pitiness. ... ... is that a word??

I am thinking about removing the slide show I have of bub on my sidebar of my PC because I find myself getting distracted by the cuteness of bub....oh! tHERE Goes the lollipop picture! Bub LOVES him a lolly. There is not much that kid won't do for a lolly.
Anyhoo...this is how I procrastinate...
At least it's semi-entertaining for some of the people that love me....

(wistful hope)

i need to go back and finish the Asprin write up. I finished the Acetaminaphen already. Once asprin is done I only have 3 more left.

OHHHH! really quick and cute!!!
Yesterday, me n Mr. Man went grocerying, and while in the check-out line, bub was looking at the tabloid covers and kept pointing at one with some actress and her baby, so I said, "Yes bub, that's a do you say baby with your hands?" (I ask him stuff like that all the time with out HUGELY expecting a response) would you know it? my little man signed "baby" with out me modeling it for him at all. he then spent the next 2-3 min pointing at the baby, laughing, and signing "baby"....

Is that awesome or what?

Really I gotta finish that aspirin sheet...I only have the drug interactions/incompatiblities and Nursing interventions left....I did the rest....*sigh*

NUBS a fried neebs.

Monday, August 25, 2008

one midnight gone!

real quick cuz I am tired and already feeling brain-fried.

1st day was good. I'm glad I have pharmacology in the am CUZ the room is SUPER hot in the afternoons!
I have a quiz tomorrow.....on 2 chapters.
I know the 1st chapter really well, but my brain began to fuzz out on me during the 2nd one, still I got all but 3 of the review questions done with very minimal double checking. I left 3 undone for tomorrow b/c I'm not sure where in the chapter I will find the info & I am too tired OF it to do it now,...

Love you all!
PS- Bub had a GREAT day..

quote from his teacher

"He stayed in his assigned area and did not need to be removed from group at all"

Flippin' beautiful! Seriously! :)


Sunday, August 24, 2008

Last day of freedom...for the next 16 mo. anyhow..

On the eve of starting Nursing school, I'm actually feeling pretty relaxed & ready to go to bed. (It's about 11:15pm)
I am going to be getting up at 5am tomorrow...not for me however, for BUB.

As always, no one in the school system is able to let me know bub's bus route # nor what time the bus will come. As I missed the bus on the 1st day of ESY, bub and I will be in the front room waiting for the bus no later than 6am. I'm excited because bub and I will be able to watch PBS mr. rogers! "It's such a good feeling to know you're's such a happy feeling (sing with me) you're growing inside...."


Joe has the day off in case of any Bub emergencies on the 1st day of school. So I am not stressing out for once. (can you believe it?)

I have all my laundry washed and put away (except 1 load currently in the dryer), bub's room has been cleaned and reorganized. Bub's breakfast, Lunch and snack are all packed & in the fridge, his backpack is ready...

I think I shall go off to bed now..... love to all!!!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Mr Man's Chicken nuggets

As some of you know, Bub will only eat 2 kinds of meat....ground beef with ketchup (this includes cabbage rolls and meatloaf) and chicken nuggets. Now, He has not had chicken nuggets since we went gluten free last October and nearly all commercial chicken nuggets have gluten and/or casein in them. I did find one brand, Ian's. My healthfood store and albertson's carries it, but it is $5.00+ for 8 nuggets. ARGH! I don't have that kind of moolah for chicken nuggets.... :(

Then, as I mentioned in a previous post, One of the many wonderful things Dorlaine has done for me is help me overcome my fear of deep frying at home. So now I can MAKE chicken nuggets for my bub very inexpensively. Here's how!

-3 cooked chicken breasts cubed into bite sized pieces (If they are bigger, bub will only eat the breading....grrrr)

-1 c. GF cornmeal/corn flour

-1/2 c. brown rice flour

salt and pepper to taste

1/2 - 1 c. soy (rice) milk

Stir flours, seasonings and milk substitute well.
Add chicken to coat.
Fry in 2 in. oil in batches for 2-3 min.
Drain well.

if you allow the nuggets to drain well and cool thoroughly, you can freeze them in a baggy and they won't stick together, so you can grab a handfull to nuke as needed.

PS- use the remaining batter to make hush puppies (bub loves 'em)

I think I might try doughnuts soon.....



Friday, August 22, 2008

1st day and already feeling overwhelmed....

So, I had nursing school boot-camp day #1 today. The whole day was in a nutshell...

" This is going to be hard as hell. You better study....we're going to make sure you study your A** off ... we're going to be SOOOO in your business with ALL kinds of support systems in place to make sure you you better study....."

I'm not kidding. I am exaggerating a one actually used any profanity at all today. but the rest is pretty dead on.

I have a web site that I have to study on, and it tracks what I will do, and how long I spend doing it for at least one of my instructors....

I have loaded all my books onto my laptop and I can access all my textbooks online so even if I forget a book at home, I can read it if I have my laptop or even access to a public computer.

I had to figure out how to make an exception to my firewall to get that feature to work.

But I am Red riding hood in "into the woods"...."excited and scared" ....remember.... "nice is different from good."

I expect I am tired.

BUT!!!! One of my classmates is going to give me a few contact names of semi-local speech therapists! Yayee! I hope one of them will work out to have bub get extra speech therapy beyond what he will be receiving in school. to you all...from a very tired nina....

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

blog editing

So I spent my blogging time editing and adding pictures....

now I am out of blogging time....'s a few more pictures! :)



Monday, August 18, 2008

Awesome pie!

Bub and Daddy sharing the last piece...nicely! (Bub isn't grubbing it...unbelievable)

(click the title for a link to the recipe)

Make this pie...even if you aren't vegan or is that freaking good....seriously.

It is so easy & it is a non-bake pie.

If you want it to be GFCF here are my very SLIGHT alterations to the recipe....

"graham cracker crust"
1/2 c. melted vegan margarine..make SURE it has the parve kosher sign on it.
2 c. ground "Envirokids" cereal, I used the chocolate krispy kind, but I think the peanut butter
panda kind would also be nummy.
Mix together, press into pie plate and bake 8 min at 350.

continue w/ recipe

I used tropical Source semi-sweet chocolate chips for this recipe, but enjoy life semi-sweet mini-chips would work to. I don't know of any other chocolate I can use that has absolutely no dairy in it.

(This is the bar of chocolate almond...don't have a pic of the chips yet tho)

As for the pretzels...I dipped my gluten-free ener-g pretzels in melted choco, which proved very nummy!

EVERYONE loved this, Dorlaine, Joe, bub, Great grandma Louise, And (drum roll), Ken.
Of course, Dorlaine advised me not to promote the fact that tofu is the main ingredient of this pie...

I am making 2 of these for the next church potluck, that's how good this is!


what the cob?

So, Myspace has been down, or I can't connect with it.

I don't know what the deal is, but it's rather annoying.

At least youtube is still up...OH.>>>

I have to post this...I know it is wrong, but I pee my pants every time I watch it!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

I will most likely be flamed for this, but....

I think Rihanna looks like Prince in this photo....

It's not a bad's not like I think she looks like John Malkovich.....or that oliver kid from brady bunch.....

Prince is pretty cool... I wouldn't be upset if I looked like Prince...but Joe says he would be pretty upset if I looked like I guess it's good to be a girl....

Nubs! N

Friday, August 15, 2008

Man alive

So I just bought my books and supply bag for my nursing program....$779.94.

Can you believe it? I got 12 books, 2or 3 CD thingies, and a bag full of catheter trays, syringes, fake "IV" solutions (read the fine print and you will find they contain either non-sterile water or isotonic salt water) and some IV drips. I still have to buy a stethoscope, scrubs, shoes, watch, arm-pressure thingy (is it a manometer?).
Also,I have to get CPR certified, get a TB scratch test, and get my last booster for hep B.
Finally, I have to go register at some "evolve" site that allows me to access all my books online from any PC, so that is pretty cool, I just have to do it. *sigh*
Yikes. So much to do.

on the plus side....I discovered a homemade chicken nugget that Bubbie likes. :)
Dorlaine has helped me overcome my fear of deep frying, and if I coat cooked chicken in a mix of rice and corn flour with salt, pepper, and soy milk (I just eyeballed it) it cooks really fast and is quite yummy with honey (or so says the speed in which it was eaten by mr Man)

Loves to all! I had a great visit and miss you all already!



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