Micro exam in 65 minutes!!
My brain hurts from studying, but even so I’m trying to force more information about diseases into my cerebrum. When I get home, I have to continue studying for my A&P exam and practical that I have tomorrow. Can I rip my hair out now?
Right now it’s snowing. A pretty steady snow, silent and beautiful to watch from where I sit. I’m supposed to be studying, but I’m finding it hard to memorize facts about Scarlet Fever and Gonorrhea. I haven’t even gotten to anatomy yet. Two of my children are getting ready to go outside to play, while one curses the entire family but is mostly mad that I took MY ipad away from her. The house is a complete mess. I’m talking blankets on couches and the floor, plates of food not brought to the kitchen, little pieces of paper on the table from an attempt at a homemade Christmas present. All due to the girls for sure, but I don’t have the time or the energy to clean them up right now.
Since the oldest doesn’t want to go outside alone, she has taken it upon herself to get her little sister ready. This is going well right now, surprisingly, but all bets are off once they get outside. We’re down one pair of snow boots too, so the oldest is in rain boots. She’ll survive. But it’s just another thing added to my list. The dog is on the porch, desperately waiting for someone to throw him the damn tennis ball. Even if he’s sick, the dog is always waiting for someone. Now the oldest ran downstairs to get the snowshoes, even though I told her we only have an inch. She doesn’t care. Once she has an idea, forget it. So the little one is on the deck, peeking through the slider. She is so stinkin cute I could eat her!!! Ah…the snowshoes are out. Fabulous.
I know I only have 10 more days of school stress and that I shouldn’t wish them away, but I do really wish it was the 20th already. Then I could relax. I’ve got almost 4 weeks off from school and I plan on being a real mom, cooking, sleeping, exercising, completing house projects, and seeing my friends. Damn. I have to go back to studying. T lymphocytes, neurons, semicircular canals….and ignoring the middle child who is singing, “I’m bored out of my mind” to the tune of the little drummer boy. The oldest is now yelling at both the dog and her little sister. Happy Snow Day!
It’s the Ugly Christmas Sweater addition. This is a thing now. As a teacher, I received my share of ugly Christmas sweaters, scarves, and jewelry as presents. I quickly disposed of them, but apparently I should have saved them for holiday parties or road races. Here’s a nice sampling of DIY sweaters as well as ones you find in the store. Seriously, there are plenty of pictures on pinterest if you need ideas. Or a laugh.
**The 8th picture is eerily similar to the sweater I received once….
Did You Know Thursday….
It’s all about the neurons baby. And today mine trying to learn about themselves. A women in my Micro class has a large neuron tattoo on her arm. I’m all about “to each his own”, but I never understood the homage to the neuron. But here’s a basic fact: you wouldn’t exist if not for your neurons. They make up your brain and spinal cord and control everything that you do. EVERYTHING. That itch you feel on your back? They are picking up sensory stimuli from free nerve endings in your skin and have sent it onto your brain for your conscious attention. That hot pan you tried to pick up? Your pain receptors immediately started a graded potential that stimulated an action potential and traveled straight to your spinal cord in a reflex arc. “Drop that pan fool!!” was the message and your muscles thankfully listened.
I’ve got to return to my studies of the somatic and autonomic nervous systems. The more I repeat information from short term memory, it becomes long term memory. Don’t stop learning!
Thanksgiving is over and that means one thing….time to spend more money than you have on presents that probably won’t be appreciated. Or maybe that’s just how most parents feel. I admit that before I had children, I did go out on “Black Friday” to shop the sales. Back then stores weren’t open at midnight though and I usually didn’t make it out until 10AM, so I can safely say I never trampled anyone. Now I shop local or online and this year, the lists are small. My husband thought I really put a Michael Kors bag on my list. I wish! I honestly just want to get into a nursing program. That is all I need. Santa, can you help me out?
Christmas Wish List
Thanksgiving is over and that means one thing: onto Christmas. I don’t want much this year simply because I realize how lucky I am to be back in school. My family has already made sacrifices for me, so for me to ask for much more is just greedy. There are 2 things I do want and 2 things that are just extras. Santa, work your magic!
1. First and foremost on my Christmas list is to get into a nursing program. I know it’s not something that anyone can give me, but I’m still asking for me anyway.
2. I also would like a new pair of brown boots. I have a beautiful pair in my closet, but the heels are too high and I really can’t wear them comfortably for very long. I have only worn them a handful of times, such a waste. (I am giving them away if anyone is interested….) I can’t decide if I want knee high boots or low boots. I want to wear them with skirts and jeans.
3. I would LOVE a Michael Kors tote. I did notice he makes some for Target too.
4. If you’ve read this blog from the beginning, you know I adore Jason Wu. He’s designed for Target for a few years, but alas, I own none of his pieces.
(Note, I do not want the cat bag.)
What’s on your list this year?
It’s Thanksgiving week here in America. Translation: time to travel along with millions of others to see relatives we haven’t seen since last year, all the while complaining about what a pain in the ass it is and how we vow never to do it again. I wish all of you a safe and painless travel week!! It is a time to reflect on what we have, so as you are being pushed around or smooshed into a car, think about the fact that you have the opportunity to travel, clothes on your back, and a warm meal awaiting you. Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!