November 29, 2004

Hello Everyone

So, I'm not the most thrifty with my time. I don't juggle kids, husband, school, housework, homework, clinicals, wrestling matches, doctor's appts, shopping, blogging, studying, laundry, etc very efficiently. If I did, I'd post more often, right?! That's okay!! I will post so much over Christmas break that you will be glad to see me slack off again!!

I did want to let everyone know that I am still alive and still have intentions of blogging. I have some entries in the works but not ready to post. One is on atheism (my opinion of course) and a couple are on bipolar disorder. Hopefully, I will be able to post them soon. I am studying hard for a test on Thursday and final exam shortly afterwards.

Wish me luck!!

Posted by Barbara at 07:42 PM | Comments (1)

November 08, 2004

Lounging with Doo doo!

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Some people have time to lay around and be lazy. This is my oldest son and I can't tell you how many times I hear my kids say, "I'm bored!" I honestly can't remember the last time I had time to be bored! If I ever run out of one thing to do, there is always something else waiting on me. I always have more to do than I will accomplish in three lifetimes!

Being a mother, a wife, and a housekeeper is a full-time job! Is the house ever clean and the laundry ever caught up? Do the flower beds ever get weeded like they should? How long has everything needed a new coat of paint? Where do the kids need to go NOW? They need help with what? Football games... wrestling matches...practices....TSA...PTA...parent-teacher conferences... paintball tournaments... weight lifting....and on and on!!!!

Then, I am a full-time student! Nursing school is enough to keep you busy without having anything else too. There is never enough time to study everything and do all of the assignments in between class and clinicals. When it's added to real life, something has to go! (You should see my house :o))
Blogging has to be put on the backburner too. As bad as it breaks the hearts of some of you, I just have to let it go sometimes!! :o( You should see my car! I make time for the absolute necessary things like grocery shopping, laundry, bathing, scrubbing the toilet....I have even started going to church only once a week! That is bad for me! I am usually there a minimum of 3 times per week!

So once again, I have to apologize to everyone for neglecting my blog and just promise you that I will do my best to post entries when I can and especially over the holidays when I am off. But Lee, it is okay to fuss at me on occasion to keep me on my toes. :o) When you are kicking back looking like Matt and my Doo doo kitty in the picture above, think about me and catch a few extra winks for me.

I hope everyone has a blessed week.

"Break my heart, Lord;
I don't want to be the same.
Soften my heart, Lord Jesus,
and let me dwell in Your presence."

Posted by Barbara at 01:14 PM | Comments (4)

November 01, 2004

Making decisions

I 'think' that I have finally found out what is causing my pain and it has left me having to make a huge decision. I will have to make this short and sweet because I have decided to make my life busy. :o)

My pain is coming from a herniated disk in my back. That is not good for a nursing student. However, my nursing instructors are exceptionally wonderful and my classmates are tops. I have two more weeks in the hospital for clinicals and then I go to do my psyche rotation. For the next two weeks, my instructor is going to give me ambulatory patients so I don't have to lift anyone and my classmates are going to help me out to give me time to heal.

I don't know what my options are yet for recovery because I don't see the specialist until the 16th. I DO know that today was the last day to drop and get my money back for the semester. I just couldn't make myself do it though. I have had so many procedures done this semester and pushed myself to go right back to class and clinicals in pain. I have tried so hard to push through and make it. I just can't see letting all of that pain and effort be for nothing...ya know? I've just got to make it through this semester!!

Say a prayer for me! And also...if any of you need prayer, leave a comment. Either state your prayer request or ask for prayer for a silent request and I will put your request in our prayer box at church and I will pray for you too!

God bless everyone and have a great day!!

Posted by Barbara at 03:38 PM | Comments (1)