Thursday, December 16, 2010
This semester has been somewhat of a blur. I took 18 credits this semester which wouldn't be too bad, except a few of those classes took up my entire life (welcome to nursing school). I felt like I hadn't learned anything this whole semester, then finals started. I started reviewing everything I had learned and much to my surprise I have learned a LOT. Now I feel a little bit more confident about this whole school thing (maybe it really does help?). I am happy to report that I have four out of my 6 grades and I have 3 A's and 1 A-. I'm proud of myself, I can't help but boast a little.
One thing I must vent about really fast, why is it that you do not get lab hours for classes? You have a lab or a clinical and you go 7 times for 12 hours (84 hours) plus spend close to 70 hours outside of class doing written assignments for that lab but you don't get credit? Oh wait, the class is 4 credit hours but you're spending that in class plus 8+ hours a week outside class studying... that makes sense, but where do all the lab hours go? Hmm... something is wrong there.
Anyway, enough of that. Let's celebrate! I feel like I haven't seen Cody in a really, REALLY long time. He has been working a ton lately (60+) hours a week. He has been staying busy at his full-time job working for Restore-Pro, but he's also been doing a ton of side-jobs. He does vinyl fences with his brother and dad and they've been staying busy doing that even up until this week! He's also been installing Christmas lights with his buddy Mike. It's kind of a love-hate relationship. He loves staying busy but he mostly loves the extra cash. (I appreciate it too- I just miss my Code). I have been a bit neglectful lately (you should see the house, laundry baskets, oh.. and the empty fridge) but now that finals are over I want to do something extra special!
I can't believe that Christmas is almost here! I haven't done much of anything to get ready for it. We decorated the house a little, I'll put pictures up soon! We've also been trying to finish up some gifts for the holidays (family, neighbors, friends). This year we're not doing too much for each other because we're going on a CRUISE! 7 night mexican rivera leaving out of Long Beach. We're going with our friends Bre and Brian! It's not until May, that's plenty of time to start working out, riiiiight?
I'll try and catch up with a few things we've been up to over the past few months.
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Aubrie had a little girl in May, baby Lilia. We're so excited to have her here! I love having a neice and so does Cody! This little girl is going to be spoiled rotten, just wait.
Back in April I got a new job. I figured it was time for a change from the old Alpine Valley Care Center which I had been at for 3 years. I am now working for Intermountain Healthcare. I work at Utah Valley Hospital and American Fork Hospital. I am in what they call the "float pool" for PCT's-PCA's-CNA's-techs (they're all the same thing, just different names). I am able to make my own schedule, minus the mandatory every 3rd weekend. I work from 6:00 am- 6:30 pm. I have to call the night before to see which floor I will be working on (it's kind of like a substitute) These are the floors I work on:
- Med-Surg at AF
- ICU at AF
- Peds (once)
It has been really fun. It took a lot of training because of all the floors I had to train on. It is nice to have somewhere new to go everyday. I see a lot of different types of things. This is the main reason I switched to the hospital, to get more experience to help me out in my nursing. Hopefully it gets me an in once I graduate. I like working with different people every day, that way I don't get involved in the politics. I do "sitter" jobs about half of the time. This means that a patient is a 1:1 or they need one staff member in their room watching them at all times. These days are long, but sometimes nice. I can bring books or my computer to use when my patient is asleep. (That is what I am doing right now). It will be really nice once school starts up in August to be able to do my homework.
The end of April Cody and I closed on our first place! We got a steal of a deal and it was the perfect time for us to buy so we did it. It was crazy, we looked at it and the next day put in an offer and the offer got accepted. We had a hard time moving from the little white house we rented from grandma, we loved it and loved our neighbors and family. It was a good move though. Our new neighbors are great. It was so nice to double our living space from 450 sq feet to 900!! We've been busy fixing the place up. It was built in 1994, so it has needed a little updating. Pictures are soon to come!
Cody has been busy with work and side jobs. He helped Mica and Ryan do their backsplash in their new house. He has also been doing a lot of fences and just work for people in their houses. It's nice how handy he is. He definately has been wearing himself out. I tell him to relax, but of course he never can. If he's not working, he's golfing or playing some other type of sport or doing a project. Unfortunately for him, I've been keeping him up on "honey-do's".
Cody's health hasn't been the greatest. He had bronchitis earlier this month and his kidney stones have been acting up again. He's been trying to drink more water and less soda, this just seems to be clearing out his existing stones. Not fun. Hopefully it will help in the long run.
I will post some pictures of some of the fun things we've been doing this summer!