Friday, November 28, 2008

Wii Had a good Thanksgiving

Not a great one, I would of had the day off work if it was a great one.  All in all though, it was really good.  I went and worked 8 hours at the nursing home came home and finished the dinner.  Hubby cooked the Turkey and boiled the taters for mashed taters.  I made my pies on Wednesday.  So we had green bean casserole, a cheesy broccoli dish, mashed taters and gravy, turkey, rolls (homemade of course ;) and for dessert we had pumpkin, pecan and apple pies.  Nope not all super healthy and none of it diet friendly but it was soooo good.  After we ate we all took turns on the Wii for about 2 hours or more (I think it was more) playing Wii Sports, so I burned off a portion of the calories I consumed and had a lot of fun doing it.
I need to make an amendment to my last post...I couldn't get into Micro.  apparently my Chemistry and Biology classes have different names so they didn't transfer over to this college.  It's funny how this all works out.  Since my Biology class was like intro to biology instead of Biology 1 they didn't transfer the credit as a biology class, instead they put it as an elective(same with Chemistry).  I hate when colleges do that.  Anyway so no Microbiology.  Instead I found the Nutrition class I was looking for.  It's an online class(like I was telling the lady that the other guy had told me), the advisor couldn't find it and so assumed it wasn't being offered.  I found it though when I was online registering my classes.  Amazing isn't it.  
Well everyone have a great weekend.  I'm going to be working all weekend looking forward to Monday so I can dig out all my Xmas decorations.  I'm going to put up two trees this year I think.  Just because I can.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

A College Student...again

I got my classes picked out and hopefully registered.  I have to bring in proof that I've had a mmr shot and that'll all be done for sure.  I think it's silly to require adults to bring in immunization records....I'm actually surprised I still have's only 30 years old now.  
Anyway I'm taking a full load I have Intermediate Algebra, History 2, English Composition 2,and  Microbiology.  Hopefully I can make it through all right. Well I probably won't post anything till sometime after Thursday so I hope everyone has a good week and eats lots of good food.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Happy Birthday Bobby!

A very happy birthday to my oldest son.  12, I can't believe it...what makes it worse it means in one more year I'll have a teenager in my household.  Nope I'm so not ready for all that entails.    I think the teenage years with this won't be too bad though.  This is my easiest going child.   He doesn't ask for much, tries the best he can (most times, he can be lazy he is a kid).  He likes to please people.  He's just all around a great kid.  He has a vivid imagination and wants to grow to be a game designer/creator or whatever they're called.  I have to make this short and sweet this morning as I got to get ready for work.  But here's a pic of my handsome boy (in that sweet freckle faced Opie Taylor sorta way).

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Happy Birthday Hubby

33 years ago today your parents gave birth to a boy who would grow to be the greatest husband, daddy, friend, man on Earth (my opinion yes but it's my blog so that's the only opinion that matters here).  You are the best no matter what you might think.  You're the one everyone goes to when they need an ear to bend.  You're the one everyone turns to when they are having troubles.  Kids, not just ours, love you.  When I'm hurt or sick or just tired your willing to help out.  I'm still working on getting you to do the dishes more then once every couple of months.  I figure though if after 12 1/2 years of marriage I haven't managed that then it's pretty much set in the way it is.  It's all right I love you anyway.  You encourage me to follow my dreams of finishing college, no matter the costs and how long it takes.  You support every hobby I take up.  You love me even though I'm not as skinny as I was when we met, I rank right up there with the world's worst housekeepers, I'm also with the world's worst procrastinators and all those forgetful people.  
You love me, you tease me, you wrestle, we bicker, we rarely argue, you compliment me only when I deserve it, you keep me grounded, you lift me up.  I can't go all day without at least hearing your voice.  
I'm so glad your parent's brought you into this world.  I really should be sending them thank you cards every year on your birthday.  Happy 33rd birthday hunny.
I couldn't find a better picture, so everyone enjoy this pic of my hubby, our daughter and fish, lol.

Monday, November 17, 2008

I'm Thirty !!!??

I thought I would be so much further in life by the time I reached the grand age of 30.  I had figured I would be completely done with college.  We would own a house and nice cars (well half of that is done I guess, we have a house we're buying).  Our debt's would be minimal (well, compared to some people I guess we aren't too bad, I'm sure there is someone worse off).  
It just seems like I've accomplished nothing.  I've started a lot of stuff, but never finished.  Yeah, yeah...I have four great kids and a wonderful husband.   That's not things I've done on my own.  Besides the kids are not grown yet, I still have 6-10 years or so to screw them up.  I would like to say I'm so glad I'm reaching the old age of 30 and I feel like I've done so well.  I can't though.  I feel like my twenties were wasted and I've done nothing but got fat.  So my goals for the next ten years are:
1.  not to repeat same mistakes of last ten years
2.  finish college, completely, all the way to master's degree
3.  learn to keep house (yea my house stays trashed most of the time and I need to quit expecting that one day magically my kiddies will pick up after themselves)

That's it, 3 things.  I figure if I can accomplish those three things(well I forgot to say lose weight and get in shape but I think I can lump that in with number 1) I well feel much better about 40 then 30...maybe not 40's a pretty scary number as well.  I'll deal with that when I get there.

Oh btw, my baby sis has made me a quilt for my birthday.  It's beautiful, I love handmade, homemade gifts.  The thought that someone took their time, their money and made me something just because is just wonderful.  Now I feel super guilty about not getting her anything...I'll have to make it up next year.  Check my quilt out at her site HERE

Thursday, November 13, 2008

I Feel Better...

...after meeting with the admissions counselor at Baptist College of Health Sciences.  The required gpa to get in was 2.5, mine was like 2.38, now don't that just suck.  I missed it by .2.   Good new is all I got to do is continue with my plan to go to Dyersburg State this spring and take College Algebra, Eng. Comp 2 (which I thought I already took and passed that one, but oh well) and Nutrition.  I have to pass Algebra with a B, and the other two with A's and that'll bring my gpa up to a 2.6 and then I take the HOBET and can start BCHS next fall.  I plan on taking a full load this spring so that'll add about one more class (if these three are worth 3 credits each that's 9 so I can take another 3-4 credit class and have a full load without, hopefully, stretching myself too thin).
That's the plan anyway.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

I hadn't done a WW in a while so here ya go, some fungi I thought looked interesting.

For more Wordless Wednesdays go HERE

Monday, November 10, 2008

It's Done!!

Well almost, I've still got to block but hey it's off the needles.  Here's some pics for your viewing pleasure.

Okay ignore the crappy hair and tired face, I have worked today, I'm tired and my hair spent like 9 hours pulled back into a ponytail.  So this is the best you are gonna get. It's also hard to smile when your trying to take a picture of yourself.
Ooh yes aren't scrubs sexy...okay so this isn't about the scrubs.  It's all about the scarf.  I've still got to block it, so it'll end up a little longer when I'm done.  I love how I almost look thin in this picture.  I see more scarves in my future, lol.  I also see a little man's tummy in the background.

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Fun with Quizzes, or what I do when I'm bored

Your result for The Best Thing About You Test...


Honesty is your greatest virtue.

Honesty is the human quality of communicating and acting truthfully.  This includes listening, and any action in the human repertoire — as well as speaking.  And you? You cannot tell a lie. Both loved ones and strangers should trust you, because you won't (1) lie, (2) lie via omission, or (3) sit there and let lies be told.  (Can you even let a sleeping dog lie?)  All 7 virtues are a part of you, but your honesty runs deepest.

Your biggest risk is hurting the feelings of your most sensitive friends.  However, most appreciate you for your candor.

Honest famous person:  George Washington, if you believe the propaganda.

Your raw relative scores follow.  0% is low, and 100% is perfect, nearly impossible.  Note that I pitted the virtues against each other, so in some way these are relative scores. It's impossible to score high on all of them, and a low score on one is just relatively low compared to the other virtues.


        70% Compassion

        22% Intelligence

        75% Humility

        89% Honesty

        63% Discipline

        0% Courage

        33% Passion

Take The Best Thing About You Test at HelloQuizzy

Hmmm I don't know if I like the results of this next's probably correct though, lol.

Your result for The Brutally Honest Personality Test...

Freak- INFJ

27% Extraversion, 60% Intuition, 40% Thinking, 80% Judging

Well, well, well. How did someone like you end up with the least common personality type of them all? In a group of 100 Americans, only 0.5 others would be just like you. You really are one of a kind... In fact, I do believe that that's one of the definitions for the word "FREAK."

Freak's not such a bad word to describe you actually.

You are deep, complex, secretive and extremely difficult to understand. If that doesn't scream "Freak!" I don't know what does. No-one actually knows the REAL you, do they?

You probably have deep interests in creative expression as well as issues of spirituality and human development.

You've probably even been called a "psychic" before, because of your uncanny knack to understand and "read" people without quite knowing how you do it. Don't fret. You're not actually psychic. That would make you special and you'll never accomplish that.

You're also quite possible the most emotional of them all, so don't take this all too hard. Nevertheless you most definitely have the strangest personality type and that's not necessarily a good thing.


If you enjoyed that test, make sure you check out my latest venture: The Presidential Capacity Quiz - It's much shorter, just as fun and just as accurate. Find out how far you would get in the race for President. Are you fit to rule the free world?


If you want to learn more about your personality type in a slightly less negative way, check out this.


The other personality types are as follows...

Pushover - Introverted Sensing Feeling Judging

Criminal - Introverted Sensing Thinking Perceiving

Borefest - Introverted Sensing Thinking Judging

Almost Perfect - Introverted iNtuitive Feeling Perceiving

Freak - Introverted iNtuitive Feeling Judging

Loser - Introverted iNtuitive Thinking Perceiving

Crackpot - Introverted iNtuitive Thinking Judging

Clown - Extraverted Sensing Feeling Perceiving

Sap - Extraverted Sensing Feeling Judging

Commander - Extraverted Sensing Thinking Perceiving

Do Gooder - Extraverted Sensing Thinking Judging

Scumbag - Extraverted iNtuitive Feeling Perceiving

Busybody - Extraverted iNtuitive Feeling Judging

Prick - Extraverted iNtuitive Thinking Perceiving

Dictator - Extraverted iNtuitive Thinking Judging

Take The Brutally Honest Personality Test at HelloQuizzy

Your result for The Kinkyness Test...

Pretty kinky!

Grats! You're 53% kinky!

You kinkscore is pretty high. Most likely you're up for trying anything at least once, which show open-mindedness. You're probably a great lay, so just keep doing that thing you do!

Take The Kinkyness Test at HelloQuizzy

Wednesday, November 05, 2008


Go Obama!!!

I got rice cooking in the microwave 
Got a three day beard I don't plan to shave 
And it's a goofy thing but I just gotta say 
Hey I'm doing alright 

Yeah I think I'll make me some homemade soup 
Feelin pretty good and that's the truth 
It's neither drink nor drug induced 
No I'm just doin alright

And it's a great day to be alive 
I know the sun's still shinin when I close my eyes 
There's some hard times in the neighborhood 
But why can't every day be just this good?

It's been fifteen years since I left home 
Said good luck to every seed I'd sown
Give it my best and then I left it alone 
Oh...I hope their doin alright

Now I look in the mirror and what do I see? 
A lone wolf there starin back at me
Long in the tooth but harmless as can be
Lord I guess he's doin alright

And it's a great day to be alive 
I know the sun's still shinin when I close my eyes 
There's some hard times in the neigborhood 
But why can't every day be just this good?

Sometimes it's lonely
Sometimes it's only me 
And the shadows that fill this room
Sometimes I'm fallin 
Desperately callin 
Howlin at the moon...

Well I might go get me a new tattoo 
Or take my old Harley for a three day cruise 
Might even grow me a Fu Man Chu...
Oh Aww!

And it's a great day to be alive 
I know the sun's still shinin when I close my eyes 
There's some hard times in the neighborhood 
But why can't every day be just this good?

And it's a great day to be alive 
I know the sun's still shinin when I close my eyes 
There's some hard times in the neigborhood 
But why can't every day be just this good?

It's a Great Day to be Alive~Travis Tritt

I've had that song in my head all day today.  Maybe it has something to do with last night's election results.  I just hope the electoral college agrees with the popular vote.  We'll find out soon enough I suppose.
Not only was last night amazing,  I have taken a step (yea, yet another one) towards my career/education goals.   I was going to go for an EMT course this spring, but after finding out that I have to wait till fall for that I looked some more.  So, scanning the course catalog online I saw that this particular college has a pre-nursing track.  Well that'll work.  I was looking at the classes for it and saw that I have several done already.  So instead of 2 years I may be able to get it done in about a year and a half as long as I do summer semester.  This will take a year and a half to two years off my bachelors in nursing degree.  
Today really hasn't been exceptional or anything.  It has been good though and I feel good about everything today.  I've also lost 4lbs so that feels good as well.  I think I'll hurry the kiddies through their homework so we can go outside and play catch or ride bikes or something.  It's suppose to rain tomorrow, but today is beautiful.