30 – April 5 (Sorry for the weird formatting, I don't know why it's happening but 20 unfruitful minutes is all I care to spend on fixing it :) )
March 30: We had a really great lesson by Erica on the First Vision. I loved how she talked
about the different versions Joseph wrote in his life, and her opinion of why
they differed. Everyone took Sunday naps after church, which was wonderful :) McKay, Tyler, and Jamie went to the park in the afternoon. And me? Studying, studying studying.
Jamie found a pair of my heels and had a ton of fun trying her best to stay upright.
Tuesday: Jamie was sick again at
night, and kept us up most of it, meaning poor McKay’s day off was tired and
grumpy, and my Concepts test taking was not great. Concepts lecture was on
taking care of terminal patients. At this point, we were all feeling such doom over the test we had just taken that we just stared at the lecturer with blank, hopeless
eyes. She started laughing at us mid sentence. It turned out I got an 86
(WHAT!), which was wonderfully unexpected. I agonized over each answer, and the
longer I spent on the questions, the more confused I got. Nursing test
questions are not about which answer is correct, because they all are correct.
It’s the MOST correct one that you want, the highest priority and most
imperative action to take. It’s just so hard, guys.
Wednesday: Assessment lab on Eyes. When I picked up Jamie
from school, her teacher, Ms. Martin told me how much better Jamie is doing in
school this semester, that she talks and plays with the other kids and has a
really good time, that having that extra day in school each week. I am so glad.
I have a lot of guilt dropping her off on her school days, but I have noticed
lately that she doesn’t get sad about school in the mornings. She gets really
really excited! McKay went to another opera alone, Barber of Seveille.
And…..drumroll…..I studied at home. I had to tell the YW leader that I am
officially taking my Wednesday nights back from Mutual until the semester is
over. She was really great about it. She’s a businesswoman, and knows how crazy
life can be.
Thursday: Rainy, humid day. McKay stayed home sick from
work, but sadly, that doesn’t mean he got a day off. That only means I get
another full day to STUDY! I left in the morning after giving him a practice
full body assessment (down to 45 minutes! Just 10 more to shave off!), then
went to the hospital to get my patient info, then off to campus to study Pharm
for five hours. Finally, home to see my family. Tyler ran almost 1 ½ miles in
running club, I am so proud of him! We’re looking at signing up for a kids 1K
for him to run in, and he is ecstatic. I spent the evening writing up my
preclinical paperwork and charting for my assessment lab. Day ended with a huge
storm that was even bigger up in Denton. My friend sent me a picture
of the baseball sized hail that fell outside her house: CRAZY. I am so glad we don’t live up
there, Denton seems to be a storm/tornado magnet. Tyler was so so excited to
watch the wind that night, it took him quite a while to actually sleep.
Friday: Clinical, first day giving meds. I had a great time on
the floor, my nurse was a riot. The nurses had a birthday party while we were
there on the floor, and we got to see a few of our old patients from weeks past
that were still on the rehab floor. Sad to see them still there, but excited to
see them again anyway! Tyler’s teacher Ms. Hobson came over during carline pickup
to tell me how awesome Tyler had been doing in school, and that he’s reading at
a 1st grade level now! I am so proud of my kids this week. Tyler and
I spent a long time looking at funny cat pictures while Jamie got her Yo Gabba Gabba fix after
cleaning her room.
Saturday: I got to listen to a bit of conference, but not much of it. Instead, I had an
interesting day trying to study while also spending time with the kids. After
watching them march around on my Pharm notes for a while, I started sending
them on Silly Missions to get at least 30 seconds of reading in before they’d
be back. I had them run out to the backyard, touch the back fence, and then run
back. Or run to the dining room, play me a song on the piano, and the run back
to me. Run to the living room, sing “Let It Go”, and then run back. This
actually kept them busy for the better part of an hour, and I ended up getting
quite a bit of work done. For lunch, I took them to this amazing Zoo themed
playplace to get a bit more reading in.They loved it, and I loved seeing my
reading list tick down and down in length. That night McKay went to this free
concert near Reunion tower to see the Killers.
Sunday March 30: We had a really great lesson by Erica on the First Vision. I loved how she talked about the different versions Joseph wrote in his life, and her opinion of why they differed. Everyone took Sunday naps after church, which was wonderful :) McKay, Tyler, and Jamie went to the park in the afternoon. And me? Studying, studying studying. Jamie found a pair of my heels and had a ton of fun trying her best to stay upright.