Thursday, November 26, 2009

OKAY.. seriously..

I first want to say happy thanksgiving to everyone. I'm about to turn on the parade and start peeling potatoes for some crockpot potatoes. We are headed to mom's in a little while. you would think we are cooking for an army but I don't think there will be more than 8 of us at the most. I'd be suprised. lol
So okay seriously I think i just became the newest obsessed girl with twilight. I read the fisrt book and it's awesome. I read it in about 3 or 4 days. I stayed up reading last night till like 1 am. So yes i think i have a problem. lol. I haven't read a book though in probably over a year and a half or more. I mean a book that i wanted to read. I've had to read so many things for school that reading wasn't something i wanted to do in my free time. So anyway i'm back in books again.
Last night lilly and i went with friends to the local park by the hospital. I had never been before but they light up all the trees in the park and santa comes to visit with the kids and they serve hot chocolate and cookies. It was fun. lilly was adorable in her jacket runnin around the park looking at lights.
Anyway I hope everyone has a really wonderful Thanksgiving and remember to go for a little walk after you eat. Too many heart attacks happen cause people over indulge and then sit down or go lay down for a nap... !! lol.. happy thanksgiving!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

doing much better

Allan's eye seems back to normal now. Lilly is excited because we have our christmas decorations all up around here. Yes I know we are early but its so pretty. Tonight allan and I are headed out to see a comedian. Its called dinner and a laugh at the wonderbar. We are going with a group of nursing girls and their husbands. We are taking advantage of this weekend since allan is home for a change. He may have to leave next week and it could be an extended trip so we are getting in stuff this weekend. I planned some thanksgiving things with my family. We are going to have dinner over at moms. Anyway hope everyone has a good weekend.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Another hospital visit for us.

Yesterday about 4pm when allan was getting off work he called and said eh needed to go to urgent care cause he had got something in his eye. I didn't think it was a good idea for him to drive himself so i drove across town and picked him up and decided that it was serious enough that we should go to the hospital. I'm not knocking the urgent care place. They are great for some things... I just don't trust them with my husbands eyeball. So we went to the new hospital in town where i had done some clinical time. It was fantastic. We were in and out of there within an hour. If any of you have been to a hospital ER lately you will know that it is not usually like that. They took great care of him and they let me in on all the procedures they were doing, the doctor even said if he found something in his eye he would let me help remove it. lol.. They looked in his eye after they put in dye and he had a small abrasion and some debri in it. So he got to have it flushed out. They hooked up this crazy flushing contraption. It looked like a normal bag of iv fluid but the end of it went into his eye. It had like a contact part on the end that the water came out of. It was pretty neat. I took a picture.
Allan was sent home on pain killers and eye antibiotics. He took two of them last night he was complaining of so much pain and they knocked him right out. So he slept pretty good and this morning he is saying it's not nearly as bad. I have to go wake him back up cause he is taking lilly to breakfast. IT's not the best way to get a weekend off but we will take it.. lol He has been called out of town for about the last 4 or 5 weekends i think so I'm happy to have him home. ;-)

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

We had a wonderful, sick time..

This weekend we went down to allan's mom and dads house for an early thanksgiving. I plan on putting up some photo's but i haven't downloaded them yet. WE got there friday night and allan met us down there. The thorsruds showed up too. Everything was good until sat night. Lilly got so sick. She just randomly started throwing up. I think she puked a total of 12 times that night. The next day she was fine. Monday she wa fine but allan got a small dose of it and was vomiting and pooping. Monday night lilly got sick again. WEird huh? Tuesday and today everyone has been fine so i'm breathing alittle easier. I guess liz's family got hit with a different bug. They seemed to have sore throats and headaches i think. I heard from sandy and she wasn't feeling well yesterday. She said her belly and throat were hurting so hopefully she didn't get both families bugs.. I've remained untouched by all the bugs. THank goodness. It's all fine till mom gets sick you know, then everyone is out of luck cause there isn't anyone to take care of you. My last week on the surgical floor went very smoothly i think. I have thanksgiving break next week and then the following week i go by myself to a surgical center to work for a day. That should be fun. NO instructor!! yeah! I have a really big test this week. Actually tomorrow so we are having a late study group tonight. I think around 430 -830ish. one last cram session. Anyway that is my update for today. I'll try to post more when i get some free time.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

On the mend.

Thank you to all the people that knew lilly wasn't feeling well and checked up on her. Yesterday she ran a temp of 103 all day pretty much and that was with medicine. I think that it was just a passing virus but thoughts of swine flu and strep throat did creep into my mind. She sat in a recliner till almost noon yesterday before she ever got down to play or do anything. she perked up for a bit and then wasn't feeling good again at bedtime. Today she is like a whole new girl. Nothing but happy and bright. She is sitting in her daddy's lap right now reading a book. ( the book of course has ducks in it.. her favorite)

I'm playing hookey for the first time tomorrow. I'm not going to clinicals. I'm just not feeling like going. I think i have the end of the semester blues.. lol. I just don't want to study or go to school at all. I know it's just cause i feel the end of the semester drawing near. So yes tomorrow i'm not going so that i can catch up on all of my stuff. We are allowed to miss 10 hours of clinicals so i'm missing 6. I'll be fine. ;-)

I"m going to go pay my tuition that i keep forgetting to pay and i'm going to go buy a bunch of crab legs cause my brother aaron's birthday is thrusday. He is truning 20.I always let the boys around here pick what they want for their birthday dinner. They always pick crablegs. I always pick to go out to eat.. lol. I also have a follow up doctor apt tomorrow at 2. Fun day of hookey huh? filled with chores. I also have to call home depot because we started the process of getting our carpet for downstairs but they haven't called to schedule their measurement. So i have to go ring some bells.. yeah. I'm plum exhausted tonight. Allan is to so we are going to get lilly down and hit the hay! Hope everyone has a good hump day tomorrow!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Where does it all go??

I am just wondering where all the money goes.. lol. I'm teasing really but it sure seems to just fly out of my fingers lately. I haven't been able to save any money from school. I get paid to go and then poof it's gone. lol I'm actually fine with it i guess. This month i knew what i was going to do with it. I was going to pay stuff off. All the weird little bills were going to get paid so that's where it went. WE paid our house taxes, the daycare,liz, and mom for watching lilly, we paid the rest of emma and allan's hospital bills, my school tuition, and bought emma's plane ticket here. So somehow all that added up to around 2K. ouch!!! the only thing that was exciting on the list was i bought emma's plane ticket.
Emma will be here from the 20th of dec till the 28th of dec. Not a very long trip but it will still be way fun to see her if the weather holds out. Please pray we have a nice spring like week towards the end of dec please. HAHA.
WE have busy plans this weekend. I"m about to haul my behind to the gym in a few minutes with my friend meghann. We have been trying to go at least 3 times a week so today will make our third day. Then allan is going to go help a guy with some electrical stuff. Tonight we are going to muffy and jason's to have some dinner. They are making steaks and potatoes and veggies. We just have to bring desert. I can do that. I think i'm going to make another one of my double layer pumpkin pies. It's so yummy!! Tomorrow we are going to go help liz and nolan. They have recieved some good news and so we are going to go help them get ready for that. I don't want to say too much cause i don't know who they have told and when they want to share. So just keep the thorsruds in your prayers because they have alot to work thru in the next few months. WE are exctied for them and sad for us!!
I don't beleive we have too much other than that planned. I have a busy next week. Lots of studying for my 4th test. it is on the 19th. I'm a little nervous about this one for some reason. I think because i don't feel the urge to study anymore. I feel like i have to really kick myself. I think cause the semester is almost done. I can feel the end is near so i just want it to be over with. I have 3 more weeks of clinicals. that's it!! can you believe it? My instructor was way better last week. I didn't know if i had wrote about that or not but she was tons better. I had a fiesty little lady who ended up telling my instructor that she was bossy! It was hilarious! Anyway, I'm going to go get ready for the gym! see ya later!!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

one more week down

Yes i'm oficially counting down the weeks till the end of this clinical and the end of the semester in general.. I have 3 more weeks at this clinical and 5 more weeks of school. We get one week off for thanksgiving. well most of that week anyway so i'm not counting it. I don't care that much for the surgical floor. It doesn't seem bad and i do feel like i'm learning alot but at the same time there are alot of paitents and the nurses are very busy up there. I'm thinking it might not be the best place when i graduate. lol.. (crossing my fingers still) I turned in my one big assignment to my instructor this week. a pair of us go every week and so i just wen tahead and got it over with in the first pair. I fully expected the worst but it ended up being fine. She didn't make me redo my work and she didn't chew me out. She said it looked good and added a couple of tips but nothing i couldn't handle. In fact i was suprised by her niceness today. maybe i should just expect the worst out of people more often ... haha!
So lilly's hair looked like it had been snipped the other day.. it's a mystery she has always had this really long piece that hung in her face and it was just gone. I'm not sure what happened. I asked everyone that watched her and everyone says no ofcourse they wouldn't and well it didn't look like another kid had really done it cause it wasn't like a chop. so anyway it prompted me to finally trim her hair. yes i did it myself. she doesn't have enough hair to cut or pay to get cut plus she is two and has a mullet anyway. lol. i figure how could i possibly make it any worse.. right? so i barely trimmed any but i put her little hairs in her baby book finally. almost two before she ever got a hair cut.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

simple chicken recipe

I made chicken today. I came upon this easy recipe and made it up. I think it turned out wonderful. It had got many good reviews and it isn't spicy. Mine came out pretty juicy and it's just a homemade shake and bake kind of deal. I made homemade mashed potatoes and corn to go with ours. My family is smiling.. It's good comfort food for these cold days. Here is the recipe!

400g chicken breast strips (skinless & boneless)
35 Ritz crackers
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 Tablespoons butter or margarine
3 Tablespoons milk
1 large or 2 medium egg(s)

Preheat oven 180 Celsius / 375 Fahrenheit. Lightly grease a baking dish. Crush Ritz crackers into fine crumbs Mix in salt, paprika, and black pepper with crackers crumbs. In a separate bowl beat egg(s) and add milk. Melt butter or margarine. Dip chicken in milk/egg mixture then coat in crackers mixture. Put chicken in baking dish and drizzle melted butter or margarine over chicken. Put in oven for 45-60 minutes.

and a couple more..

more pics

We also painted buddah pink

our halloween in a nut shell.

We started by going over to liz and nolan's and we went with all the cousins to the indoor shopping center to tirck or treat.This was about at 3 o'clock. There are pictures of jake and maddie and carson on my face book if you want to see more. I'm sure liz will post them too so i'm not going to post many here. WE had lots of fun there. I wasn't quite sure what lilly would do with her bucket. She never said trick or treat but she did get the hang of putting her bucket out and letting them put candy in it. Well one lady was stuffing a paper in with her candy donations. it was something about saving 5th grade bands. Anyway lilly saw her put paper in picked up the paper and tossed it on the floor. I was laughing so hard. She knew what the good stuff was and didn't want any of the advertising crap. HAHA! Anyway after that we went and drove to all of our freinds houses. it was so cold we didn't want to go to the downtown area and walk around so we just drove all over town to friends places. That took a while.. WE ended up eating dinner over at my mom's.She made a big pot of chili so we dug in and it felt good to warm up. Then off to more houses. Lilly was going to be a cat so i took pictures of that but she hated the ears hated the tail and would not let me draw whiskers on her for a million dollars. So we switched las tminute and she was an angel. :-) thank youbig lots for having 50% off. Allan dressed up too. I'm going to post a picture of him too. He dressed up as a mormon. They are always riding their bikes together with their bike helmets and ties on with back packs. Anyway you should of seen all the looks and laughs he got while we were out. It was quite funny as long as we didn't run into any mormons. I think we were safe last night. Anyway i'm going to post pictures now. enjoy!!