Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Been a while

So haven't been blogging, rehashing life events, or whining lately so I figured I better post an update on life!

I GRADUATED!!! I'm officially a graduate nurse. I need to take my state boards then I'll be a REGISTERED NURSE!!! BUT in the mean time I'm having a terrible time trying to find a job and get the lousy 200 bucks to take the stinking exam. :)

That was the highlight of May!! Then came June and I tried to get back into the swing of things with my workouts and totally wrecked my back. This has caused me to not do anything. Walking slowly is the extent of my workouts right now. So that was my June! Fun fun.

July came and I was hopeful to be feeling better and I had a HUGE  event to look forward to! The famous/infamous MRS. G was coming to my little part of the world while on her crazy tour across our beautiful country! Gary aka Derfwad Mancake gave us a quick tour of his totally awesome pottery studio. He's one talented guy!!

Mrs. G was purely genuine and fun and awesome in every way!! It was such a cool experience to meet people that I've been following online. It's funny how you imagine their voices sound or how tall they are or whatever. Or maybe I just do that...anywho it was a great bunch of Derfs. Gary and his lovely wife were wonderful gracious hosts and I can't thank them enough for letting us invade their purple house!!  It truly was the highlight of my summer to be a part of something so fun!!

Now, at the end of July, my back is finally starting feel better and we have a beach vacay planned for next week (DELAWARE HERE WE COME!!!). Things are looking up and honestly I can't wait for school to start back up! It's HARD entertaining an 8 yr old all day every day for the summer! Next year I'm definitely getting her into summer camp or something!!

There's the short and to the point update on life right now. It's good. I'm happy. I can't wait for the beach!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Just checking in

I haven't updated in a while. I've been busy with life, school, clinicals, paperwork and some more life. We've had a very mild kick off to winter which I am loving! Although it is a bit strange to have our Christmas decorations out with no snow?!?

We had a bit of a kerfuffle this morning at my house. My now 8 year old daughter decided she was going to act like a 2 year old. My 37 year old husband turned into a raging 12 year old and all I could do was sit back and watch. I had a long heart to heart with the Girl, but my Bitter Little Man?? I just had no words at all for him. I just don't know why he can't understand that our daughter does not respond well or otherwise to him screaming at her at the top of his lungs. Or when he throws things in a fit. She mimics him completely. Of course, when I bring this up I get the whole "yeah it's all my fault" line from him. When essentially all I want him to do is NOT scream or throw things because he's angry with her. It doesn't seem like a hard concept. Oh well.

I'm anxiously awaiting some items from this guy Gary in Ithaca. He is fabulously talented and all of his pottery is beautiful!! Waiting is so hard!! These items are supposed to be gifts for my family Christmas party, but I love them so much I may have to keep one for myself!

Well happy Tuesday to ya wherever you are!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Clean Start

The clean up efforts have begun here in my hometown. There is debris everywhere. My heart still breaks for all of the people that lost everything. It just blows my mind. I'm going out today to try and help around town. Offering my hands, my car, my ear...whatever is needed.

On a happier note the Girl went back to school today. She was not digging it after having such a long "weekend". But she managed to get it together and get on the bus with a smile on her face. I hope all the kids that have been displaced by this flood can find a little normalcy by going back to school today and seeing their friends and teachers.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Complete Madness

It has been a crazy couple of days here in the Greater Binghamton area. Tropical storm Lee decided to drop a crapload of water on us and we have been flooded for 2 days now. My house and little neighborhood is north and high enough that we were fine, but the amount of devastation in my stomping grounds is unfathomable. My best friend, who I love dearly, has lost her business. As of today the water is almost to the roof of her store. My nursing friends are stranded with either no power, no water,  or no way to get out. The grocery stores shelves are bare. That is the one's that are open and not under water. Gas stations have run out of gas. So many of the major roads are closed and under water. I have never felt so helpless and isolated.

I have taken the first steps to do what I can to help by helping out a FB friend with collection of donations for the shelters. I am making my first trip this afternoon to one of the local high schools. I hope my heart can handle seeing all those displaced people. While all this is going on my daughter has been playing with the neighbor kids and laughing without a care in the world. She has no idea how bad it really is around us and I'm not going to try and explain it to her.

I'm praying for all the people involved, the EMT's, the police, the firefighters and volunteers. I kind of just thought it would all go back to normal today, but it hasn't and it won't for a while.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

It's 5:01am

I've been up for about 2 hours now. I'm tired. Hubs came home from work and woke me up. I did not want to be woken up. He had a couple of drinks after work and was feeling frisky. I was not feeling frisky. My tooth aches and my stomach is upset and it's the middle of the friggin night. So I roll over and try to go back to sleep. He says, "I don't know why you hate me so much." Ouch. Thanks for that little beauty in the middle of the night. I cry. He says sorry. But here I am still up, still crying. And my damn tooth still friggin hurts.

Monday, April 25, 2011

My Fours

Four Things:

Four Places I go:
1.  School. One day or two days a week depending on the week.
2.  To the grocery store.  Every other day it seems!
3. To my brothers house on Fridays.
4. To work. Occasionally. 

Four Smells that I Love:
1. Any baked good (breads, brownies, cakes etc.)
2. Fresh cut grass
3. My husband fresh out of the shower
4. New born baby smell

Four Favorite TV Shows:
1. Bones
2. Lie to Me
4. The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, and Conan

Four Favorite Movies:
1. Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (I laugh, I cry, I relate)
2. The Princess Bride (something shared with my siblings)
3. The King's Speech (just recently saw it and LOVE, LOVE, LOVED it!)

Four Recommendations:
1. Pandora for your BB or iphone. I just LOVE this app!! (I know I'm a little behind here)
2. The Eat-Clean Diet by Tosca Reno (has changed my whole thinking on food)
3. Florence and the Machine--I adore them right now
4. --------

I hope at least four of my friends will do this too!

Friday, April 22, 2011


Yep. I'm tired. Tired of school. Tired of the dreary, cold, gray upstate NY weather. Tired of my husband buying golf equipment that he's never needed before but now all of sudden just has to have. Tired of having to bow to my MIL's every little whim. Just TIRED. We are going on vacation in 3 weeks and it can't get here fast enough!!!

On a happier note, my BFF's and I are planning a HUGE, CRAZY vacation for all our families. OAHU 2013 planning is in full effect and I couldn't be more excited!! This will be the most fantastic trip ever if we can pull it off and have the planets align and all that jazz. Just the thought of visiting Hawaii makes me happy!

And on other randomness, I picked up a shift to work on Mother's Day. My Bitter Little Man says, "Do you really want to work on Mother's Day?" All I could think is that it would get me out of having to spend time with HIS mother!! How sad is that?!?