Sunday, February 19, 2006

This and That

Well, it is mid-February and this winter stuff is getting old up here in MN. It has been cold, and I mean COLD, the last few days. Like -15 degrees cold. The kind of cold that hurts when you go outside, the kind of cold that you can't go out unless it is straight to a very warmed up car and back again. I am so ready for spring, so are my kids. They want to run and play and swim and ride bikes. I can't say things have been really exciting in my life lately. I bring the kids to school, I pick them up, I study a little bit, I go to school 2 nights a week. I go to wrestling practice. I clean the house, do a little laundry, scrub a toilet. I cook dinner and do the dishes. Pretty mundane. But good nonetheless. Hubby is going on a trip for work all week, so that makes thing a little more interesting. I have to be the primary caretaker 24/7 all week, which can take a toll, but we always get through it and most of the time have a smile on our faces!

School is going pretty well. I am not killing myself over this class. I am getting an A, but not a super high A. I got a 91 on the first test. Not great, but still the highest in the class (it was a hard test). I hope to do just enough to keep an A. In my past classes, I always was very close to 100% on everything. There is no need to do that, when I can still get an A at 90%. So, I am doing what I need to do, but not excessively.

B's wrestling has been a fun activity for us this winter. He has now participated in 4 tournaments. He got a 1st, two 2nd's and 1 3rd place. Today he got second, and did very well. The boys actually tied in win/loss so they had to count total points. So, he lost one match and won 2. Great job my little wrestler! He really has shown me what a true competitor he is. He has so much passion and drive, and I am so proud of him. He doesn't always win, but he always gives 100%.

J is going through a difficult phase, the "terrible 3's" I guess. She has been having lots of temper tantrums and yelling lately, but I am not making a big deal out of it. She is trying to test her boundaries and get people to do things for her and do whatever she wants. If she doesn't get her way she screams and cries. When I put her in her room, she has a huge fit, but then usually is over it soon and apologizes. I know it is just a phase she will be over soon.

This spring we are looking forward to soccer for B, swimming for B and J, and gymnastics for J once she turns 4. I am in a bad slump again with eating, and I am no where near swimsuit shape. I am not sure what to do about my terrible habits. I cannot seem to make the change within myself to be what I want to be. Maybe it is more psychological than I want to believe. Maybe I eat for many other reasons that I am not aware of. It is just such a big life change and I don't know how to do it.

Friday, February 03, 2006

Backup Plan

Well, as I stated before, my backup plan if I don't get into nursing school was to most likely get my nursing assistant certification and work part time as a NA. Now, I've given it some more thought and another option going through my head is to get my doula certification and get more involved in the birth aspect of nursing, since I really do want to be a OB/GYN nurse, and eventually a certified nurse midwife. I could either do birth doula or postpartum doula training. There are a few people in my area who do the training, and I have contacted them to get all the information. The one issue is that it would not be a cost that I would get reimbursed for (like I would as a nursing assistant) but the plus is that I would be getting a lot of birth experience. Another conflict is that my husband travels a lot and I would have to find someone who could take my kids at a moments notice (late births when he is gone etc). So, I have so thinking to do and try to find the option that best fits. I won't find out until May if I even get into the nursing program so I have until then to figure out what my plan will be.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006


[a is for age:]31

[b is for booze of choice:] perfect margarita at Applebees, lots of salt.

C is for career:]Stay at home mom and part time student, future nurse, used to be a chemical engineer

[d is for your dog’s name:]Roxy, pomeranian

[e is for essential items you use everyday:]My computer , deordorant, moisturizer

[f is for favorite song(s) at the moment:]Rascal Flatts

[g is for favorite games:]Guess Who (only play kids games really). Used to love 400

[i is for instruments you play:]piano

[j is for jam or jelly you like:]blackberry or strawbeer/rhubarb

[k is for kids:]Two. 1 boy and 1 girl.

[l is for last kiss:]couple hrs ago

[m is for most admired trait:]honesty and kindness

[n is for name of your crush:]Heath Ledger

[o is for overnight hospital stays:]Just when the kids were born.

[p is for phobias:]bad clausterphobia

[q is for quotes you like:] don't know any off the top of my head

[r is for biggest regret:]Not travelling more before I had kids and not getting the degree I really wanted in college

[s is for sweets of your choice:]Ice cream or chocolate of any kind!

[t is for time you wake up:] my daughter is my alarm clock, 7:30 am every morning.

[u is for underwear:]thongs when I go out, regular bikini when I'm home.

[v is for vegetables you love:] salad, red peppers

[w is for worst habit:]biting my nails, binge eating

[x is for x-rays you’ve had:]only dental I can think of

[y is for yummy food you make:] everything I make is yummy :)

[z is for zodiac sign:]Aries