Monday, September 29, 2008


Sooooooooo....  Apparently wishin' and hopin' and thinkin' and prayin' for that Learn While You Sleep! machine didn't pan out.  I'm feeling pretty bummed about that stupid test.  And when I use the word 'stupid' I am referring to the test-taker.  Ugh.

I should have done better.  I should have studied more.  Shoulda, woulda, coulda, I suck.  Kevin made me feel better about it when he put everything in perspective and he was right.  Hurricane Ike took us out of school and off schedule for over a week.  I started two 12-hour clinicals which take up 3-4 days when you factor in the prep work and typing up reports (which I still have yet to do).  Avelyn was sick and Kevin was out of town this weekend.  Aside from becoming a coffee and speed freak and never sleeping I don't know when I would have found the time to get it all done, it just wasn't feasible.  Thanks, hubby.  I vow to do better on the next one.

My mom is thinking of coming into town Monday through Wednesday which would be really helpful and serve two purposes: 1) I would get to study for my test next Wednesday without feeling 100% guilty about not being home (95% guilt would be a vast improvement) and 2) she would get to see Avelyn whom she hasn't seen since April.  I'm sure I will be a tired, stressed out wreck and Avelyn (queen of timing) will decide to throw a crying fit all week and the Franco-Swiss particle accelerator will finally work and the world will implode but hopefully it will all work out.  I want to do really well this semester but when it comes down to it, all I need to do is pass.  

Say it with me people, "Just pass the class.  Just pass the class.  (And hopefully retain a little) but just pass the class."

[JAR: Today in JAR Jennifer had a terrible nightmare that she was in nursing school and had done poorly on a test.  Luckily it was all a dream.  Even more lucky, no one remembers bad dreams in JAR so Jennifer and her baby slept in and when they awoke, a crisp Autumn breeze was blowing in the open window.  They spent the morning going for a walk in the park and having a grand conversation that went a little like this, "Oh Avelyn, isn't it a beautiful day outside?"  "Oy goy oh mo phlbb!"  "I know!  I am so happy we decided to sleep in too!  Aren't you glad we are independently wealthy so Momma doesn't have to work and we can spend all day together?"  "Ah! Ah! Ohhhhhh!"  followed by a big toothless grin and slobber smooch.]


  1. Kevin is right, you had a TON going on the past couple of weeks. You will be fine. You will pass. You're doing great...I can't imagine being in school with a baby!!! At least with work, when you get home you're DONE! I don't know how you do it!

  2. Aw, we all had trouble on that test today. :( We WILL pass this semester. No matter what. Try not to be bummed. Heck, we get to play with the babies tomorrow! See ya in the morning!

  3. I think you should ditch nursing school and become a professional blogger. Your JAR segments are the best. I'll pray for long naps this week. :)

  4. I totally dig JAR. Can I have a CAR? The house would be totally unpacked and decorated and the boys would act like little angels. I would get enough sleep and I would have a personal chef. What a great life!

  5. I thought of you when I had all of my lovely nurses coming in and out at all hours! Keep up the good work- it's definitely appreciated!

  6. "Just pass the class. Just pass the class. (And hopefully retain a little) but just pass the class." YOU FORGOT TO SAY AND CLICK YOUR RUBY RED HEELS TOGETHER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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