Thursday, April 16, 2009

28th birthy-day

A few really great things happened today:

  1. I turned 28, an age nine year old Me was certain was a very grown up and sophisticated age to be. 
  2. I FINISHED clinicals.  No more Jennifer Welch, UTSN (student nurse).  Soon it will be Jennifer Welch, RN.  How freaking cool!
  3. Our lease officially began.  We have the keys and enough furniture to fill up one room in this place.   Sounds like a challenge to me.
  4. I finished finalizing my group Community Health Paper.  I’ve worked way too much on this.  Officially emailed it to everyone at 11:59 pm but hey, it’s done.
  5. No one died while under my care today.  Given the CRAZINESS that appeared to take over Houston as evidenced by everyone who walked into the hospital, this is a great accomplishment and a nice way to end my student nurse career.

Since Avelyn was born three days after my birthday and three days before Kevin’s birthday, we sort of glossed over our birthday’s last year.  It’s taken me a whole 12 months to not say I’m 26 when asked how old I am.  Last year we celebrated with a joint cake on Kevin’s birthday and we looked like [OMG-I-can’t-believe-I’m-showing-this-hideous-picture-but-at-least-it’s-not-the-worst-I-looked-that-week] this.  Yeah that’s right, we look like two hollow eyed, dead on their feet, walking zombie new parents.  I won’t even tell you how long it took me to walk down the stairs to pose for this picture and eat two bites of that damn cheese cake.  What is behind those hollow zombie eyes you ask?  Pain.  Pain is behind them.  And pure hatred for whoever is taking this photograph.

No big celebrations were had today but hey, at least I didn’t have my cervix checked this year.  A birthday without a hand up your hoo-hoo is a birthday celebrated right.

Here’s to a great 28th year of life.


  1. I shouldn't be laughing but the "hand up your hoo-hoo" is priceless.

  2. "A birthday without a hand up your hoo-hoo is a birthday celebrated right." Really, there is no better way to put that. I am so in love with your birthday picture from last year. A-w-e-s-o-m-e.

  3. Happy B-day from your friends in the Lou ( ;

  4. happy bday! cracking up at what a difference a year makes, hear ya! the new house looks so great.

  5. Hope you had a great birthday!!!!

  6. Congratulations on a birthday sans cervix check. It sounds like THAT ALONE makes this birthday an enormous improvement over last year =)

    I hope you have a happy one!

  7. I'm not going to comment on the hand up the hoo-ha remark. :)

    Happy birthday!

  8. see 27 again...hand up my hoo hoo and all...


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