Good Saturday Morning 06 June 2004

  1. Guess I get to be the first on this morning................already mid-afternoon for me. A new prospective student came into see my school today, and another is coming on Tuesday!

    Rained early this morning but now it is a beautiful sunny day. Hopefully will be able to leave in about one hour or so and have a quiet evening at home before my Sunday Jazz tomorrow.

    One of my best friends is coming over from the US in about three weeks for a visit, haven't seen her since last October..... that should be alot of fun......
    and more Splenda.....who ever comes this way now has to bring a big box of it. I may end up with the biggest supply on this side of the world, but it really works, especially since we don't have any sugar-free foods over here, other than gum and Equal for the most part. The Thai diet is very high in sugars, double the US average, so I find using Splenda when I can really helps.

    Talk to you later...............have a great morning, and the rest of the night for those of you that are up and awake.
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  2. 59 Comments

  3. by   jnette
    Good Morning, Suzanne !

    Been enjoying my first cup of coffee on the front porch already...talking with dh and resident robin.

    I'm sure you'll enjoy your friend's visit, how exciting for the both of you.

    Not much going on today.. waiting to see what the day will bring. DH is getting ready to go play in a local golf tournament, which will give me the day here to myself.. aaaah. :chuckle

    Guess it'll be the usual... a little laundry, cleaning, a few bills to get in the mail. Will check in with my dtr. this am and see what she's into. And I want to run up the road and see the fella who's SUPPOSEDLY working on my motorcycle... and HOPE to find it's just about ready ! He did say he'd have it done by the time the wedding is over... I hope I won't be disappointed..again. :stone

    Would like to get out in the garden and play awhile, but I fear it's still too wet after all the rain we were blessed with yesterday.

    Well, here's to a brand new day !
  4. by   Energizer Bunny
    MOrning Suzanne! (well, Evening to you!) and Jnette....a motorcycle?? I can seriously picture it! LOL!


    Guys, I am totally exhausted today and I am going to rest and hang out here most of the day. I promised the kids that if the rain holds off we'll head to the park for awhile again, but other than that I have one load of laundry to dry and put away and dishes and vacuuming. Just the normal daily things here. Nothing else for me! I'm pooped out.

    Yesterday was hectic and fun! After I left here, I got the house picked up and took the kids outside to decorate and clean the redwood furniture. Then, I took them to the park. I had to stop at a bunch of yard sales first but what good bargains I found. Bryan loves Ansel Adams and I found a yard sale with six of his calendars for a dollar each. Offered them five and got them for him for Father's Day. Of course, i had to give them to him yesterday....he just loved them...wouldn't stop looking at them. We are going to get some frames for them but I don't know how we'll ever pick out which ones to frame...they are all so beautiful. Have you guys seen his work?

    Then, I found a bunch of like new picture frames at another sale. I got eight (I think) for $3.50...all sizes up to 8 x 10. Boy, did we need them since we are getting the kids pictures taken next week and I still don't have some pictures framed from Trey's preschool pics. I got Bryce a ballcap for 25 cents and some safety knobs for the stove for a whopping 50 cents. I didn't buy anything I didn't need and didn't spend more than $10. It was great and it was fun too!

    Spent about an hour at the park and had sandwiches there and then went and picked up the cake and balloons for the party. Trey proceeded to tell everyone what the party was for. Good thing I don't embarrass easily! LOL!

    Everyone came for the party and we had lots of fun. The kids got a couple toys for the pool and some non spill bubbles. Piper was so proud of herself that she peed on the potty every time someone new came! LOL! I got the kids showered and in bed by 8 which was a great feat last night! LOL! Bryce did not sleep well again and ended up in bed with me. I hope tonight is better. He was doing so good and all of a sudden he isn't sleeping good. He is crawling though....yesterday of all days he started this!

    I have about a ton of catching up to do here today and I want to find some more yard sale tips for eltrip so I better get moving.
  5. by   NursesRmofun
    [font=fixedsys]i have not tried splenda yet, suzanne. i am sloooooow trying new things. i tend to wait and see if there are any moajor problems with a product first. lol i am sure it is fine. i think i will try it soon. so, you are filling up your class for the next semester? what age group?

    [font=fixedsys]overcast again in ny. another rainy weekend. <sigh>

    [font=fixedsys]just doing the usual....out to a late breakfast at the diner, then grocery shopping...maybe watch a dvd tonight. ???

    [font=fixedsys]been thinking about buying a small gift for the cnas and nurses that i manage. most of them are really great and helpful.

    [font=fixedsys]have a good one!
    Last edit by NursesRmofun on Jun 5, '04 : Reason: typo
  6. by   Energizer Bunny
    Liza...gonna be overcast and probably rainy here too. I wouldn't mind so much if the temperature would just go up some! MAN! Anyways, good morning to you!
  7. by   NursesRmofun
    Quote from CNM2B
    Liza...gonna be overcast and probably rainy here too. I wouldn't mind so much if the temperature would just go up some! MAN! Anyways, good morning to you!
    Morning, Kim! I know! It is below the usual temp too. But I think better weather is coming sometime soon. I think Tues, Weds., are supposed to be 80's and sunny. Of course! I will be at work! LOL
  8. by   Energizer Bunny
    Doesn't that always happen? When it's beautiful outside, there are other obligations that don't allow you to enjoy it!
    I sure hope it warms up...we got the kids the pool, filled it with warm water and then had a frost two nights later. Now, the pool is like ice again and if it doesn't warm up soon, the pool never will either! The kids are itching to get in.
  9. by   suzanne4
    Liza,
    We actually have open enrollment in class if the students have functional basic English skills. We can get them caught up rather quickly with our unique teaching methods. And what is so nice is that they like coming to class. I should say love coming to class. They are at the school any time they are off from work, for the ones that are attending part-time.

    Ages right now are from early 20s to about 40. One nurse anesthetist; several CCU nurses; one pediatric cardiology nurse; several from post partum; several from med-surg; one nurse epidemiologist, master's prepared, who want's to get a Ph.D. in the US. A nursing instructor from one of the big nursing schools here came to see the school today and is definitely going to start my school, just not sure of the date. We have been getting a wonderful response from everyone who has been in to see the school, once they come, they usually enroll. I am quite impressed on how well they are doing.............
  10. by   NursesRmofun
    Quote from CNM2B
    Doesn't that always happen? When it's beautiful outside, there are other obligations that don't allow you to enjoy it!
    I sure hope it warms up...we got the kids the pool, filled it with warm water and then had a frost two nights later. Now, the pool is like ice again and if it doesn't warm up soon, the pool never will either! The kids are itching to get in.
    Yeah. Kids love to get in the pool! Heehee. Heck, when I had a pool, I really was itching to get in too!! LOL! I wish I had one now, but we do enjoy the hot tub. I hope they can get in soon!
  11. by   jnette
    Quote from suzanne4
    Liza,
    We actually have open enrollment in class if the students have functional basic English skills. We can get them caught up rather quickly with our unique teaching methods. And what is so nice is that they like coming to class. I should say love coming to class. They are at the school any time they are off from work, for the ones that are attending part-time.

    Ages right now are from early 20s to about 40. One nurse anesthetist; several CCU nurses; one pediatric cardiology nurse; several from post partum; several from med-surg; one nurse epidemiologist, master's prepared, who want's to get a Ph.D. in the US. A nursing instructor from one of the big nursing schools here came to see the school today and is definitely going to start my school, just not sure of the date. We have been getting a wonderful response from everyone who has been in to see the school, once they come, they usually enroll. I am quite impressed on how well they are doing.............
    You certainly have something to be proud of there ! Kudos to you, and keep up the good work .
  12. by   NursesRmofun
    Quote from suzanne4
    Liza,
    We actually have open enrollment in class if the students have functional basic English skills. We can get them caught up rather quickly with our unique teaching methods. And what is so nice is that they like coming to class. I should say love coming to class. They are at the school any time they are off from work, for the ones that are attending part-time.

    Ages right now are from early 20s to about 40. One nurse anesthetist; several CCU nurses; one pediatric cardiology nurse; several from post partum; several from med-surg; one nurse epidemiologist, master's prepared, who want's to get a Ph.D. in the US. A nursing instructor from one of the big nursing schools here came to see the school today and is definitely going to start my school, just not sure of the date. We have been getting a wonderful response from everyone who has been in to see the school, once they come, they usually enroll. I am quite impressed on how well they are doing.............
    Sounds like a great job. It's nice to have students that want to learn and enjoy it, I'm sure.
  13. by   ARmickie
    Hey everybody! I've not been able to check in too much since school started, but it doesn't mean I've not thought about you all! I was sitting in Personal Health a few days ago, talking about stress and I thought about Kim! When we were discussing several relaxation techniques for some reason, including visualization and listening to sounds, I kept picturing the avitar from nurseunderwater! I suppose I've had you guys on my brain in that class. Of course, it starts at 8AM, and that's normally the time I'd be talking to all of you if I wasn't there!

    The Western Civ class, though, ... . And, I have to say, that's not just my way of thinking, it's everyone in the class. Noone feels they will do well in this class, and it doesn't help that we have people in there who feel obligated to tell you how the flunked out of the class during a regular semester, but had all A's otherwise so they have to retake it. :uhoh21: I stayed late yesterday and talked to the prof after class because I was afraid I had missed something on my notes that I needed to have. (You know, I figure if he takes the time to write a name on the board, I might be needing that information around test time... ) He read over my notes that I did have and told me that I didn't need the other information. What makes the class so hard is that he doesn't lecture from the book, but includes tons of sources. He writes a name, tells us this person did something, and explains it. When I go to look it up later in my book b/c I didn't get all the information (or can't make sense of what I did get), I find a name, around the same time period, that sounds very much like the one he wrote, but is spelled completely different. So.... this ends with me doing tons of online research before I can even write out my damn notes so I know I have the right names/spellings. Uggghhhhh!!! Can you tell I've about had it already with this class?? The man is truly interesting to listen to. I could actually listen to him lecture for hours more than what I already do, but trying to keep up is brutal.

    Anyway, I'm still working on my first cup of coffee this morning. I made fresh blueberry muffins for breakfast and the kids are scarfing them up pretty quickly. Jason had to work this morning, and then was going to get a new lawnmower this afternoon. He has plans to be at the lodge again tonight... I'm getting tired of that too. Every weekend it's something with the lodge.. And then he gets mad when I go to a seperate room to do something while he's actually home, saying I just don't want to spend time with him.... are all men this stupid?????

    Well, I've got to go now.. I think it's time for me to work on some of those stress relieving techniques I was learning about this week........
  14. by   Energizer Bunny
    Mickie...I was wondering about you this morning and was going to ask where you were but then saw you on here. I couldn't remember if your classes started this last week or next. I had a prof. like that that I loved to listen to but was hard to keep up with. Everyone complained about him but I loved him and did well. I wish you the best of luck!!!! I know you can do it!!!

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