Good Sunday morning 7/11

  1. My 1st time starting this thread!
    Why am I even up? I dunno. got woken up by a rude bird of prey outside our bedroom window, very noisy bugger. Unusual noise to hear--woke me right up and then I tried to see what it was but couldn't find it anywhere but the cats were certainly disturbed by it.

    Well, I wish I had something exciting to report but I don't. My plan for the day is review and study; review and study. And my breaks in between will involve making coffee, walking around the house to stretch out these tired aching muscles. Found out yesterday that the nursing school starts again on 8/24. A classmate emailed me and said she went to the school to pick up the syllabus and it looks like a **tch. Maybe tomorrow I'll take a ride to school to get my own copy. Kinda miss the old place.

    My coffee has brewed so I'm desperate to have a cup. Chat with you all later throughout the day.

    Have a good one everyone!
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  3. by   Energizer Bunny
    Morning Suzy! and everyone else that stumbles in sooner or later. :chuckle My animations still aren't working and I can't find my cookie cleaner (it isn't where you said it would be Fran, but I did clean out my temporary files).

    Suzy......I'm anxious to see my syllabus. Our nursing classes don't start until the 30th of Aug. What state are you in? (or don't you want to tell...you don't have to....) I just get curious about which states start and stop when. Especially since we live on the NY/PA border and there is a huge difference between the two.

    WW.....Thanks...I don't intend to let them give up on me or then I have to give up on school and that's not an option!!!

    Diana...I had to laugh at raptor rescue. Cute. The birds sound beautiful!

    Nekhismom....so glad to hear that you are working on getting out of your bad situation. But I am very sorry that you had to drop your classes for the summer. It's better than overextending yourself, though, don't you think? THanks for the support.

    (((((((((((Fran))))))))))))) as always, I love you girl!

    Leslie.....still thinking of you and Lisa and praying for you. How are things with your mom?

    Tweeters....thanks hun!

    I MISS MY NETTERS!!!!!

    Bryan leaves this morning to go to Connecticut and he'll be back next Sunday night. We didn't get much done that we wanted to before he left, but it was more important for me to get my studying done and for him to spend some time with the kids. Piper is breaking his heart asking if she can go with him.

    I am going to finish my first draft of my essay and I am going to research a few topics for my paper. Here's what I am considering: childhood immunizations, suicide in the military during times of war, sex abuse in the Catholic church. I am going to come up with a couple more and narrow it down to three for my instructor to pick out which one he wants me to do. I know that if I wander around on the campus library website, I'll come up with more ideas.

    I'll look over my nutrition this afternoon and then after the kids go to bed, I'll do a really good read-through of it. I don't have much else I can do...my tummy is still hurting, but I think most of the pain from the gas is gone.

    I'll catch up with you all in a while.....

    Hugs all around........
    Last edit by CNM2B on Jul 11, '04
  4. by   suzanne4
    Quote from CNM2B
    Morning Suzy! and everyone else that stumbles in sooner or later. :chuckle My animations still aren't working and I can't find my cookie cleaner (it isn't where you said it would be Fran, but I did clean out my temporary files).

    Suzy......I'm anxious to see my syllabus. Our nursing classes don't start until the 30th of Aug. What state are you in? (or don't you want to tell...you don't have to....) I just get curious about which states start and stop when. Especially since we live on the NY/PA border and there is a huge difference between the two.

    WW.....Thanks...I don't intend to let them give up on me or then I have to give up on school and that's not an option!!!

    Diana...I had to laugh at raptor rescue. Cute. The birds sound beautiful!

    Nekhismom....so glad to hear that you are working on getting out of your bad situation. But I am very sorry that you had to drop your classes for the summer. It's better than overextending yourself, though, don't you think? THanks for the support.

    (((((((((((Fran))))))))))))) as always, I love you girl!

    Leslie.....still thinking of you and Lisa and praying for you. How are things with your mom?

    Tweeters....thanks hun!

    I MISS MY NETTERS!!!!!

    Bryan leaves this morning to go to Connecticut and he'll be back next Sunday night. We didn't get much done that we wanted to before he left, but it was more important for me to get my studying done and for him to spend some time with the kids. Piper is breaking his heart asking if she can go with him.

    I am going to finish my first draft of my essay and I am going to research a few topics for my paper. Here's what I am considering: childhood immunizations, suicide in the military during times of war, sex abuse in the Catholic church. I am going to come up with a couple more and narrow it down to three for my instructor to pick out which one he wants me to do. I know that if I wander around on the campus library website, I'll come up with more ideas.

    I'll look over my nutrition this afternoon and then after the kids go to bed, I'll do a really good read-through of it. I don't have much else I can do...my tummy is still hurting, but I think most of the pain from the gas is gone.

    I'll catch up with you all in a while.....

    Hugs all around........
    Good morning..............I would definitely steer clear of the sex abuse in the church topic, you are much safer to stay away from relgion and politics in school papers, unless it is a class in religion.
  5. by   Energizer Bunny
    Suzanne....do you think it makes a difference when it is a final paper that only the instructor is going to read? Why would you steer clear? just curious......
  6. by   suzy253
    Hiya Kimmy! I'm in Little Rhody--erm Rhode Island. The Ocean State and all that other good stuff. I am anxious and excited about going back to nursing school. I'm officially a junior....2nd year...one more after this. When I attended the graduation of the seniors in June, it was such a moving ceremony and I just sat there thinking...hey this will be me someday. All the seniors were crying and their families were all emotional too. They chose family member(s) to pin them with their school pin. I want one! :chuckle I guess you and I will be doing pretty much the same today as far as hitting those books. I gotta get this A&P course done cos I have to freshen up on my dosage calculations cos we're having a test on that the 1st day of school. the junior level instructors told us..'if your dosage calc instructor told you don't worry about grams, drams and all that other stuff and didn't teach it...well learn it cos it's going to be o n the test'. *sigh*

    Hiya Suzanne...nice to "see" you.
  7. by   suzanne4
    Quote from CNM2B
    Suzanne....do you think it makes a difference when it is a final paper that only the instructor is going to read? Why would you steer clear? just curious......
    Because you do not know your instructor's beliefs and even though they are not supposed to influence what you write, they do. The teacher is not always grading your paper objectively, sometimes the subjective influences creep in there, and unfortunately that can lower your grade. You have worked so far to get to this point, I want you to get an "A" in each class.
  8. by   Energizer Bunny
    Suzy.....Rhode Island is beautiful and I knew you were there, duh! I guess the studying is making me lose what little knowledge I knew about everyone here! LOL! *sigh* Gonna be a beautiful Sunday for Bry to drive and for me to study! LOL! Poor kids will be stuck inside anyways, because I can't lift Bryce to keep track of him outside. I hope by tomorrow I'll be almost back to normal.
  9. by   suzanne4
    Quote from suzy253
    Hiya Kimmy! I'm in Little Rhody--erm Rhode Island. The Ocean State and all that other good stuff. I am anxious and excited about going back to nursing school. I'm officially a junior....2nd year...one more after this. When I attended the graduation of the seniors in June, it was such a moving ceremony and I just sat there thinking...hey this will be me someday. All the seniors were crying and their families were all emotional too. They chose family member(s) to pin them with their school pin. I want one! :chuckle I guess you and I will be doing pretty much the same today as far as hitting those books. I gotta get this A&P course done cos I have to freshen up on my dosage calculations cos we're having a test on that the 1st day of school. the junior level instructors told us..'if your dosage calc instructor told you don't worry about grams, drams and all that other stuff and didn't teach it...well learn it cos it's going to be o n the test'. *sigh*

    Hiya Suzanne...nice to "see" you.
    Good morning....................
  10. by   Energizer Bunny
    Quote from suzanne4
    Because you do not know your instructor's beliefs and even though they are not supposed to influence what you write, they do. The teacher is not always grading your paper objectively, sometimes the subjective influences creep in there, and unfortunately that can lower your grade. You have worked so far to get to this point, I want you to get an "A" in each class.
    Thanks Suzanne...that makes perfect sense. Do you have any ideas for other things I could research? I know you must have some up there in your brain! I was thinking of doing something on Dolphin rescue too....but I don't know how much info there is. (I love Dolphins)
  11. by   Tweety
    Good morning folks.

    Kim there's a lot of controvery over wheter to immunize or not. That would be a good topic.

    Good night now I'm going to bed.

    From yesterday's to Suzanne:

    Originally Posted by suzanne4[B
    Tweety:[/B] Told you that Olivia N.J. wasn't in it, but wasn't the movie fabulous?
    The scenery was spectacular. The woman who plays the lead is from a very prominent family here, and just acted for this one piece. Quite amazing.
    Never heard of Iron Ladies? Was it sub-titled? Actually haven't been to teh theater in quite awhile over here, too tired by the time that I get home to go out again..............and the movies are available on the street all over....



    Loved the movie. The acting was good, the scenery and direction was good. "The Iron Ladies" is subtitled. (Actually the version I have of IL II is dubbed in Chinese with subtitles in English, but the first movie I have is in Thai.) It's the story of a volleyball team of drag queens and misfits that went on to win a national championship and then became real famous for a brief moment in time. The movie apparently became one of the most sucessful movies of all time there. But that could be legend. Ask your Thai friends and students and see if they heard of it. It's a funny movie.
    Last edit by Tweety on Jul 11, '04
  12. by   Energizer Bunny
    Morning Tweets....sweet dreams......
  13. by   suzy253
    Hi Tweety! G'night Tweety. Pleasant dreams
  14. by   jnette
    helloooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo !!!

    i'm back... actually decided to come home last night still.. so i drove back after dark.. got in about ten pm.

    we had a really nice time.. unfortunately the weather wasn't as cooperative as last year.. a lot of clouds.. a few minutes of good, hot sun in between, then clouds again. bummer. but we tubed down three times, and on the last time, a really dark, mean looking cloud began to loom overhead, so when we reached our destination, we jumped out, went back on the shuttlebus, and decided to call it quits. good thing, too.. just as we cranked up the car, the heavens burst loose... we had a viscious thunderstorm and flooding rains for the next two hours.

    glad we got to enjoy the river for the three hours we did. my poor butt looks like it suffered a major thrashing... i hit every rock and boulder going down the rapids this time... each time !!! i think my tube was smaller in diameter this year than the one i had last year, so there was less floatable surface area and bouyancy (sp?) was still fun, though.

    stopped and picked up a couple pizzas on the way back to the kids' place, and we all flopped out, ate, and watched cold mountain on dvd. wow, what a fabulous movie!!! especially living here in the va./nc region, i could relate.

    after that adam and his jessica headed out to do some shopping, and my jessica's back was hurting from a pulled muscle, so i had her rest on a heating pad, and decided to come on home rather than wait until this morning. it was nice just to hang out with the kids for a day.

    kimmy... i'm glad you're starting to feel better and are busy studying again.
    i know it sux when you can't find the source of the pain... jessie felt the same way after her surgery... she actually got downright depressed because it made her feel like a fool and she thought everyone else would think it was all in her head, etc. but she was experiencing debilitating pain, just as you are. she did the lupron for 6 months, (she's been off it awhile now), and i don't hear her complaining nearly as often anymore... just around menses, but other than that, i think it may have done something...? it's worth a try.

    dianah... thanx for sharing about the birds. my nextdoor neighbor has a birdhouse, and several months ago she had a family of bluebirds there... a momma and her newborns.. about 6 baby birds in the nest. well, a stray cat came through her yard and caught the momma bird so she had all these tiny, hungry birds in the birdhouse with no momma to feed them.

    she managed to find a rehab place about an hour from here, and after getting info from them on how and what to feed them, she did so for about a week, then her dh took them to the rehab place. about a week ago she took her little daughters to see them... the birds all survived but one, and are flourishing. she was soooooo elated, and her little 4 y/o dtr. was tickled to death. i told her how proud i was of her and her mom for having saved the baby bluebirds. she just beamed from ear to ear.
    what a nice thing for a child to witness... saving helpless little living creatures.

    leslie... didn't arrive... went by the clinic first thing. guess tomorrow will be the day. (((hugs))) you doing ok? how's lisa?

    nekhismom... glad there's light at the end of your tunnel... where are you thinking of moving to?

    good morning suzanne... guess it will be a busy time for you now.

    suzy... i have feeling you'll do much better on the physiology this time around. hang in there... you're about done with it. (((hugs)))

    morning fran ! :kiss

    melissa, sounds like you've got it made right now.. enjoy it while it lasts.

    what's mickie been up to? don't think i saw her post yesterday.

    sooooooooooo... tweety, whassup?
    deb, where are ya, girl?
    jkaee... no kitty yet?

    well, guess i'll make up the beds, tidy up around here, do my workout early before it gets warm, take a shower, and go raid the garden... should be plenty of peas out there for me to nibble on.

    oh !!! one last thing...had a good talk with adam yesterday, too. somehow we managed to get some "alone time" and he filled me in on his most recent thoughts and goals re the navy. (he goes in on aug. 5th)

    he still wants to be a diver for now, but has decided to switch classifications after that (you have to wait 18 mos. before you can switch) and he will then go into aviation. he's going to school while in the navy to get a four yr. degree, then once he has that he's going to stay on in the navy and enroll in flight school... to be a navy fighter pilot !!!

    guess he's talking about making a career of the navy now. can't believe it, that blew my toenails off !

    he says he refuses to remain at the "bottom of the pile", and has often thought of being a pilot, even as a child. just never thought of it as a "reality" or sth. he could actually do until recently. has no interest in being a commercail pilot, too "boring" for him.
    he said as sorry as the economy is now, and the severe lack of gainful employment... especially in these parts here, just got him to thinking about his future, and how he didn't want to give the navy four years of his youth with nothing in return... if he was going to give them his best years, by golly, he was going to milk them for all their worth as well, and get something out of it.

    he wants to work twd. something that will afford him the opportunity to live comfortably at some point, and not have to struggle from paycheck to paycheck as he sees so many of his friends doing, and going nowhere.
    he said if he was going to persue this, now was the time. he doesn't have anyone depending on him.. no wife or kids, and is not in a committed relationship, nor does he want to be yet. so now or never.

    i was stunned. i know he has the smarts... he is highly intelligent. and yet he has to be really interested in something to apply that intelligence. but he was my "this is boooooooooring", beavis and butthead type of guy, y'know? so yes, to hear him speak of concrete plans for his future, to speak as an adult... the thought he had put into this, the actual planning toward his future... real goals and ambition and determination... i was kinda blown away. and this was the kids who never had any interest in the military !

    so we'll see. i told him he'd better get with the program then, his ol' momma is running the sand out of her eggtimer, and i'd like to still be around to see him in his flightsuit and helmet climbing into his cockpit. :d

    i'm proud of how he's maturing, kinda scared at the dangerous aspects of his goals, :uhoh21: but will support him 100%. only he knows what he wants out of life, and only he can live it.

    ok... i've filled you in, gotta get a few things done around here now. bbl !
    (be back later)
    Last edit by jnette on Jul 11, '04

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