Thursday, August 1, 2013

I'm Back!!!

After many "Wordless Wednesday" posts, I knew I was just too busy to write.  As much as I like to write, I was busy with school, and to be quite honest, I'm boring.  So I decided it would be easier to focus on school instead of worrying about keeping up a blog.

So what I have I been up to?


I bought a new bike mid June.  I wasn't planning on it, but I seriously could not leave the bike shop without her.  The hubby needed a new one, so I decided to get me one too.  Her name is Cherry Limeade, she's super fast, and super cool.  My most favorite drink from Sonic is Cherry Limeade, so I thought it fit, especially since I don't ever get to drink them anymore since our town doesn't have a Sonic.  (They are such tree huggers around here...)

Cherry Limeade before her 33 miler

Biking has rubbed off on the kiddo.  He got a road bike this summer too.  We are riding a family night ride in Richmond later this month, and I'm so excited.

The boy and his new bike

We went to Tennessee for my brother-in-laws wedding.  I actually had a great time, even though it was a short trip due to my school.  It was a drama-free week, and we had so much fun catching up with friends and family.  I rode on the back of my dads Gold Wing and on the back of my brothers Harley, I shopped with my momma, and ate with my two best friends.  It was a great time, really.  Just what I needed in the middle of the summer semester.

The best man and I

My beautiful niece Lana

The bride and I

This is how we really act

Prettiest flower girls EVER!

My sweet brother-in-law and his awesome wife!

My precious niece Layla, she could be my daughter!

After we returned from TN, the boy stayed with my parents, so it was time for me to buckle down and get this school stuff under control.  School was fine, I didn't do as well as I'd like on the first test (test anxiety got the best of me!), but I did fine on the second one.  With one more test to go, and lots of online stuff to do, along with clinical, AND studying every minute in between, I didn't have much time for anything else.

This is what I dealt with the entire summer

That's the thing about nursing school.  It really doesn't matter too much how well you do on the regular tests.  It's the final you have to worry about, it is worth 35% of your final grade.  You don't get a "cushion" where you can feel secure.  If you average B's all semester, and get a C on the final, you get a C for the class.  Is that fair?  No, not really.  So I studied and studied, until I couldn't study anymore.  I wore earplugs while I took the test to be sure what I learned didn't fall out.  (Okay, I wore them because it was noisy, but maybe they did help keep it all in)

So yesterday I found out I officially made it through the semester.  Only 3 of us made it.  We started with 8 in January, down to 6 by June, now we are down to 3 in August.  Wow.  I knew it would be hard, but I didn't think it would be this difficult.  Nursing school is hard.

Post exam...ahhhhhh

That's all for now, I have some more awesome news, something I've never done before, but I'm saving it...until it's official.

Now I need to catch up on all the blogs I've missed all summer.  And some other extra reading that does not involve ANYTHING medical.  Mindless reading, I can't freaking wait!

My reading material, along with my Kindle that has the 4th Game of Thrones book on it!

How has your summer been?  Crazy?  Wild?  Boring?

Mine has been all three, I'm ready for a break!


  1. We are so totally on the same page with the reading! GAH! I wish we could hang out. Seems like we would really get along. Besides the fact that we are (were) both studying and losing our minds.

    So. That bike. Sigh. She is so pretty! I love that your whole family is in to biking. Does your husband have a Trek, too!

    Congrats on being one of the final 3! Nursing school sounds super tough. How much do you have left again?

    I am happy we are friends on FB so I could see some of your pics while you were on your blogging break :)

    1. I wish we could too!! We'd totes be like awesome friends!!

      The hubby does have a Trek too, a Madone. We've had Treks for so long, I'm not sure we would buy anything else!!

      School is tough, but in reality, I guess you wouldn't want an idiot as your
      I have 2 semesters left!! I graduate May 15th!!!! Can't. Freaking. Wait!!!!