Monday, March 3: Monday was sort of a snow day. There had been lots of freezing rain the day before. When we woke up, the roads were fine and driving was safe, but Tyler’s school was canceled, along with all of DISD’s schools. My school opened a bit late (noon), but since my lecture is in the afternoon, it didn’t affect my schedule at all. I talked with my professor, and she agreed to let me take the test on Wednesday because of the elementary school closing. These nursing school professors pretend to be harsh, but they’re softies at heart :) McKay got me roses just because :)
Tuesday, March 4: I had my second pharm test, and it is a good thing I got an A on the first test because this one was awful. I still have a high B average in the class, so if I do well on the rest of the tests, there might still be hope for an A in the class. McKay and Jamie picked me up to take me to lunch at Si Long, an Asian fusion restaurant in Uptown that we love. I got this amazing Panang Curry that I have been craving ever since. Jamie cheerfully ignored her bowl of noodles.
Wednesday, March 5: I took my make-up assessment test on Wednesday, and it went really well, another A! Tyler got a purple at school, and to celebrate, McKay took the kids to get ice cream at Braum’s. Tyler only has to get three more purples to get something at the gift shop at Legoland, per our deal. McKay helped me practice for my practicals: these fruit have had dry sterile dressing changes, and also wet-to-moist wound packings. And that bottle has been catheterized several times.
Friday, March 7: I didn’t do so hot with the practical check-offs, but the good news is that there is a second round of check offs available later in the semester, so I can try again. (Note to self: do not turn your back on your sterile field again!) For what it’s worth (read: pep talk to myself), my clinical instructor said everything else I did was fantastic, but breaking sterile field was one of only two pass or fail items – boo-hoo. I drowned my sorrows in a pint of Chocolate Brownie Bluebell, and then went to pick up the kids. We watched Frozen together, and when McKay got home, he and I watched the first part of Top Gun with Rifftrax.
Saturday, March 8: To burn off some of my sadness over the practical, the kids and I ran to the park with Bronixie. We had a ton of fun playing, and then we threw a ball for Bronx for a while. McKay baked a cake for the Hinckley dinner the next night, which he is doing more and more of lately, and they are delicious!
In searching for a birthday present for Patrick and Michelle, I stumbled across some tumblr fan fiction about the world of How to Train Your Dragon. Did you know that this is a thing? The good news is that there is a subcategory of this that has them attending Hogwarts with Rapunzel. Thank you, tumblr.
Jake: Do you want to go on a treasure hunt?
Me: Jamie? Want to go on a treasure hunt?
Jamie: No, I already go on a treasure hunt. I just go to a restaurant with grandpa (Eatough).
Me: did you go to a restaurant for a treasure hunt?
Jamie: No, I just go to get some macaroni and pizza
Jamie was not into running while we were jogging to the park. She kept shouting at me around the hood of the stroller, “No running club, Mommy! No running club!”
Tyler and McKay plying on the iPhone:
On Monday morning, Tyler and Jamie were watching a funny movie on my phone. They looked so sweet, I couldn't help grabbing my camera: