Monthly Archives: December 2011

The Verdict is IN!

Remember those reviews I promised? That’s right, they’re finally here! Better late than never, right? You could even look at it this way, everything has now had fair and equal opportunity to prove its worth. (If you’d like to see the original post about the items being reviewed, click here.)

Let’s start with the shoes.

Remember these ugly things?

Friends, I’ll be honest. I wouldn’t give these dreadful things to a pack of starving, stray dogs. They are NOT what they are pumped up to be. They are stiff, hard, hot, and just plain uncomfortable. It’s rather unfortunate that I had to give over $100 to figure that out. Live and learn, I guess. So, I passed them along to someone who really wanted to give them a try and settled for a pair of white, leather AVIAs. They look something like this (just all white, of course! *rolls eyes*):

Even uglier, right?! Go ahead and get over it, because these are SO comfortable! I’m very, very happy (and my feet are too!) that I made the switch! There is no way I could have gone to an 8-9 hour clinical day with those stupid Danskos. -__-

Alright, 1 down…what’s next?  Ah, yes…the watch!

I LOVE THIS WATCH! Sorry, was that too much? This is, by far, the best investment I have made in…a while. It’s super comfy, and adds the perfect amount of personal taste to my otherwise boring uniform. It is made by the company Prestige Medical and I highly recommend it! (For whatever that’s worth. Haha) They come in several colors, too. How fun! 😀

Now for the desk. You see, my desk and I have become great friends. In fact, I’m almost certain that I spent more time with it than I did my fiancé, family, and friends combined. *Raises eyebrow* Anywho, for $60, WOWZA!

I absolutely love this desk! It’s very sturdy, has plenty of storage space, and has the perfect amount of desk top space! The only negative thing I have to say about this desk is: assembly required. Seriously. They weren’t kidding. I could have NEVER put this desk together by myself. NEVER EVER.  It started out as about 2309482309 wooden pieces that were accompanied by vague, almost completely pictorial instructions. Who can put together a 3-dimentional object by looking at a 2-dimentional picture?! C’MON!

Last, but not least, I have to give a little shout-out to my zebra shower curtain. It’s just as glorious as I imagined. ^.^ Well friends, that’s a wrap! If anyone has any specific questions about these items, feel free to ask!

Make sure that you stay tuned, I have plenty of topics to blog about over the break! It’s so hard to decide what to write about first! I hope everyone is having a great week! Only 3 days until Christmas! Did you make the nice list this year? Hehe

– Rach

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1 Down, 4 To Go!

My, my…look at the time! My very first semester of nursing school is a wrap! 0.o My mind is still blown. I haven’t had enough time to absorb the fact that I have no scholarly duties for the next 3ish weeks. I do, however, have some fantastical news to report… I GOT STRAIGHT A’s! Shocked? I know, me too. I didn’t think that was a feat that would ever be accomplished in scary ol’ nursing school. Now that it has been accomplished, I appreciate the fact that I worked so diligently throughout the semester.

I’m almost sad to see this semester pass, but at the same time, I’m so excited to see what the next one holds. My clinical instructor this semester had an impact on my career that will forever be with me. She was wonderful! I’m so very thankful that I ended up with her! I will admit, I was terrified of her at first. She isn’t the most friendly looking person in the world. Have you ever met one of those people who use very, very little to almost NO facial expression while they talk? She was one of those. Very hard to read. Amazingly, she turned out to be an absolute delight! And, to make things even better, she is the instructor for the 10 credit hour lecture/clinical course next semester! Foot in the door? Absolutely. Not to gloat on myself, but she loved me. 😀 How did everyone else’s rotations go? Anything exciting or (dare I even ask…) horrible? I have some great patient stories…seems like I was assigned to all of the turds this semester! Hehe 🙂

I have another tidbit of good news, I FINALLY got a job! I was able to procure a position as a Patient Care Tech at the local hospital. Who has two thumbs and is extremely pumped about this? That’s right, this kid! I have been looking for a PCT/SRNA/CNA position since I became state certified in September of 2010. Not to mention, the money is pretty dang good for this college student. It’s PRN (40 hours a month) and in the pool, so I get to float around to all of the different floors and an entire second hospital. Fun, right? Let’s hope so! I have training the first week of January, so I’ll let you all know how that goes.

Next semester, I’m looking at Pharmacology and Med-Surg II. Sounds peachy! Maybe…I’ve heard some really horrible, terrible horror stories about Pharm. YIKES. That makes me feel a little uneasy, but I had also heard horror stories about Pathophysiology. It turned out to be the easiest class of the semester! These two classes account for 13 credit hours. 13. 0.o We still only have one clinical day a week, but it has gone from 6 hours to 8-9 hours a day. *Fingers Crossed* I get the clinical site I want. 😀 What’s next in the line-up for everyone else?

I guess that’s enough for now. I could go on and on and on about this semester. I am absolutely in love with nursing! It IS the greatest profession ever. EVER. I hope to hear that you all have had a great semester! Anyone have fun plans for the break?

Have a very Merry Christmas, friends! I should be posting pretty regularly over the break, so keep your eyes peeled for some more of this goodness!

-Rach

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