Wednesday, June 23, 2010

I love Matt or was it Mike

I have absolutely no bruise from giving blood yesterday! Every other time I've given blood (admittedly not much) or had blood drawn I've been left with a significant bruise. But I have none! Just a little scab over where the needle was. I'm so happy - I may even have to write to MI Blood & sing Matt's praises.

I did learn a few things while I was there. Warm/room temperature water helps the blood flow better or quicker. Also that my main vein in my arm(s) is a lot deeper than would be expected (have to remember that in school & future blood drives). It took about 16 minutes to get a pint - but for whatever reason it seems to take a little while to a pint.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

I want to suck your blood....

err.... actually they wanted mine.

I went & gave blood today - probably the first time in 12 or more years. I have to say this was a much better experience than last time. They actually found a vein without trying both arms, & causing much pain. It's too soon to tell on the bruising but I'd be surprised if there's much if even any.

I kind of went for selfish reasons. I figure if I'm going to school for Nursing chances are my classmates and I will be guinea pigs for each other at some point in time. I might as well start getting used to needles & being poked (yeah I know that sounded dirty.... ]: )

I'm signed up for 3 classes this summer, one at the South Haven campus and two online. One of the online classes is a pre-req for the RN program. They review your GPA in 5 pre-req's in order to get into the program. So I really need to bust ass & get great grades in those!!

& just because it's too cute not to share, meet Bub my little evil furry minion -

Sunday, June 20, 2010

If you want a "nice drive" road - just ask a biker

Went for a motorcycle ride to Grand Haven this afternoon. Picked up J for Father's Day since we didn't have her this weekend, then took the lakeshore road to get there. Went up Five Mile Hill just because that's what you're supposed to do whenever you go to Grand Haven (that's my story & I'm sticking to it - besides I haven't gotten any complaints! :) Got a corn dog at one place & then a waffle cone with homemade ice cream from Temptations.

It was a great day for a ride!

Happy Father's Day, Shorty. Miss you.....

Thursday, June 10, 2010

No man is an island - or is she?

There are times I feel so lonely. The more I look into Nursing school & it's requirements the more it seems like a huge steep sand dune to climb. I don't have an outlet for everything that I think about, worry about, or wonder about.

Going to school will have a big impact on the next year doing prereq's. But once I'm in the program they basically own me for the next 2 years.

I may be over thinking things but they've been rolling around my head for days. I should just go to bed, get up in the morning & have a good cup of coffee.

p.s. What do you think of the new look? I think they're poppies (I love poppies) & one of Shorty's names from me, before he became Shorty, was Poppie. : )

Tuesday, June 01, 2010


I'm signing up for Summer & Fall classes on Friday.

I hope I'm doing the right thing, picking the right field. It's a lot of work for something I have no idea if I'd like or be good at for that matter. Big scary step.....

"Leap & the net will appear."

"When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be." - I'm kinda counting on this one....