Tuesday, October 31, 2006


Ok, I just clicked on Layla's link to see if it still worked and it is now a link to a porn site. Ok, WTH?
Update: I fixed the porn problem. That was something that I just didn't need to see. It is now updated with Layla's new blog and not porn:) I have also updated everyone's link and added a few.

Happy Halloween

myspace layouts, myspace codes, glitter graphics

I'm so glad that tomorrow is the start of a new month. It almost feels like a clean new slate and I so need that feeling. I have been way down for the last couple of weeks and I really haven't figured out why. I really don't have a reason to feel melancholy but I do. I really need to get out of this funk I'm in.
I'm tired, just tired, tired, tired. I want to be done with school. I'm tired of the feeling I'm not learning anything. Which brings my stress levels up because I will be out of school in 5 months. That scares the hell out of me. It also doesn't help that I have been home for the last two days sick. Ugh.
I HATE being sick. I know who I got it from too. Grrrr.
So I want to talk about my friend's wedding and Eid but really don't feel up to it right now, so I will save the happy post for another day.
I need to get excited. Why? Because Thanksgiving will soon be here, one of my all time favorite holidays. A holiday that is all about family and food. I'm going to make the stuffing from the recipe that I got from Amira's site. Of course I will be making my deviled eggs and pumpkin pie. And I am going to try this new recipe for spinach dip. Baby loves spinach dip so I'm going to make it just for him.
The next 5 months will be busy because of Christmas, my Nikah, my last spring break, graduating, my trip to Ireland. Then I have to start planning my wedding in April. Oh, and like I need to pass my state boards and find a job. Crap.
Thanks for all the birthday wishes! I am still waiting to feel like a "real" adult. Does that ever happen?
Coming soon, a happier post, insha'allah. And also an updated sidebar. I really need to update my links.

Friday, October 20, 2006

This day in History.....

Today is Friday, Oct. 20, the 293rd day of 2006. There are 72 days left in the year.

In 1803, the U.S. Senate ratified the Louisiana Purchase.

In 1903, a joint commission ruled in favor of the United States in a boundary dispute between the District of Alaska and Canada.

Sydney Opera House opens in 1973

This day in 1975 I was brought into the world!!!

So today is my birthday and I don't know how I feel about it. I am always excited about my birthdays because I'm narcisstic like that:) But I don't like the thought of being 31. When did this happen???? I don't feel 31.

So plan for today is to have a nice relaxing day. We won't do anything to celebrate until next week when Ramadan is over. So I will be catching up on everyone's blog and scrapping. I received some gifts yesterday. It was a nice surprise. Someone gave me two books of my wish list and I got The second season of Grey's Anatomy!!! Very cool! I might be back later. But I might not because I am the birthday girl and I can do what I want, hahaha.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006


Well, I am sitting here with all the windows in my house open, enjoying a nice great breeze on this sunny perfect day! I love Florida on days like this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I had my last peds exam today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank goodness that is over with. Blech. I really didn't study that much. I studied Friday on the plane and this morning. I passed with an 84. I'm happy and content. I didn't put much in but I knew what I knew and that was good enough for me. I mean I am not stressing out anymore. Why should I?? I need to do my paperwork for clinical and then I'm done. I will start reading my med/surg stuff tomorrow. We are doing cardiac first, one of my faves. I love the cardiovascular system. I'm a dork like that.
I was in Peds ER for my last clinical day. It was interesting. Everyone was really nice and I saw some cool stuff. I got to see my first code!!! Not that I should be excited by that but I was.
The wedding was absolutely perfect!! The bride was happy the whole time and didn't freak out at all. I might write about it later but really don't feel like it right now. But everyone had a good time!!!
Ok, I have to say I am really beginning to like this engagement thing. I am having fun telling people, hahaha!
So, I am going to enjoy the rest of my day, hopefully I will get to do some scrapping. I am off till Monday!!! Woo-Hoo!!! Well, until Tuesday if Eid is on Monday.

Monday, October 09, 2006

Miss crabby

I can not wait until this freaking rotation is over with. I am on the verge here. I thought this semester would be better run but I guess I was wrong. First semester rocked. I loved it, I was on top of my game. Second semester sucked because it was disorganized. I wasn't on top of my game but I was doing good. This semester, not so good. Now, we have always been given fair questions in the last two semesters. A mix of critical thinking and knowledge based questions. I have to admit they never tricked us or worded things funny. If they felt they did they would give us the point because they knew the question was bad. Yeah, this semester I really think they try to trick us. I knew my stuff going in there. I studied my ass off. But once again crappy ass questions. I don't expect them to do anything about it because they apparently can not admit when they are wrong. Something I truly despise. Which in turn makes me not care for them so much. But I did do good on the exam and hit my target score. I'm just mad about the dumb ass questions. So there is my little rant and now I feel better.
I went got on the treadmill tonight and tried to work some of the frustration of and I feel oh so much better. I need to start working out again. I feel that I'm less stressed.(duh):)
I finally found some shoes for my dress!!! I love them and they are oh, so pretty. So I have to drop off my dress to get hemmed and I have tons of stuff to do for my trip tomorrow. I also have to find time to study because I have a test Tuesday. GAH!!!! But at least it will be my last one in this crappy rotation. Masha'allah for that.
Do you know what I found out today? That Everlast is a convert. I really only know one song of his that was on the radio but I found it interesting because I don't see many white guy converts. Good for him. We need more Irish converts, hahahahaha.
So I went to baby's cousins last night for Iftar. It was a good time. Lots of food, praying and good conversations. Of course I didn't get to stay late because I had to be up before dawn today. But I did get sent home with some food. Woo-hoo!!! I have enough food so I don't have to go shopping this week! And I still have some leftovers, so I am good to go.

Saturday, October 07, 2006


I have been studying like a mad woman. My study group has been hitting Barnes and Noble everyday after clinical and we spent all day at the library yesterday. I also will have two full days of studying ahead of me. I really need an 88 or higher on this exam. Oh, the pressure!!! Have I mentioned how much I HATE these lectures? They are just bad. Very, very bad. So, it will be interesting to see how we do this time around. I still can't believe that they would not take any responsibility on the last test. I know that it wasn't all their fault, that the blame is also with the students. But there has to be something going on when half of the class fails the first test. I'm just saying.
I went to NICU Wednesday and really enjoyed it. We didn't get to do anything but observe but it was very interesting. They had lots of babies so we got to see quite a bit. Then Thursday we went to the health department. I didn't think I would like it but I really did enjoy myself. I got to follow a doctor and watch exams. Got to see lots of stuff. Of course I'm just thinking but it would make more sense to have an OB heath clinic day when we are in OB and not Peds. Just saying.....
So Ramadan is flying by. I haven't been able to fast because I have been sick and all that jazz. Really disappointed because this isn't how I envisioned my first Ramadan. I have come to the realization that until school is out that I really won't have much of a life. Besides it is only 7 months and less than a week away. If I don't go crazy first.
So not much going on here. Just trying to get ready for my friends wedding which is next weekend and studying like crazy. If I don't do well on this test you just might see me on headline news...

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

10 Reasons it sucks to be me right now....

1. I have a kitchen full of dirty dishes I don't want to do.

2. Waking up to realizing I have a flat tire due to a roofing nail that I got in my parking lot.

3. Not being able to fast because apparently I will pass out. Didn't quite happen but I was on my way...

4. Having nice boyfriend taking my car and giving me his. Then my car decides to break down. My car hasn't broke down in the 9 years I've had it. What fun.

5. Having a test Monday. I'm so not ready. I don't think I ever will be. What also sucks is having a test the following Tuesday. WTH!

6. Murphy's Law. I think it is just automatic if your Irish.

7. Being on the verge of being sick. Welcome to peds....

8. Not being able to find shoes that I like thus delaying the alteration of my bridesmaid's dress.

9. Being broke

10. Being so tired that I just wanted to climb in bed with one my patients today.

Some good reasons to be me.....

1. Having cool classmates who will pick me up when my car has a flat.

2. Having a wonderful boyfriend give me a nicer car than my own. I mean how lucky am I?

3. Having a mom who loves to send me care packages when I'm sick

4. Peds will be over in two weeks.....Meaning a semester and a half to go!!

5. In a week I will be able to see one of my closest friends. And I will be up north!!! Hello autumn!!!!

6. Having everyone notice that I got my hair done and saying how cute it looks. Compliments always make one feel better.

7. Having a big cookie at Starbucks. I never knew those cookies were so good!

Monday, October 02, 2006

oh, to be a feline...

I wish my diary looked like this sometimes......

So true.......

Top 10 NANDA diagnoses for nursing students

10. Fluid volume deficit r/t dehydrating effects of caffeine associated with increased student sightings at coffee bars.

9. Impaired social interactions r/t inappropriate topics of conversation associated with incessant discussions of bowel and bladder functions.

8. Sexual dysfunction r/t time constraints and stress-induced impotence associated with increased irritability of nursing students and their significant others.

7. Functional constipation r/t lack of time to go to the bathroom associated with moving at the speed of light and still not getting everything done.

6. Impaired skin integrity r/t increased intake of fat, chocolate, and alcohol associated with return to adolescent facial breakouts.

5. Anticipatory grieving r/t impending midterms and final exams associated with crying fits in October, December, March, and May.

4. Maturational enuresis r/t trauma-induced regression to childhood associated with frequent changing of linens.

3. Ineffective individual coping: obsessivecompulsive behaviors r/t high demand of nursing school associated with continual checking and rechecking of calendars, date books, course syllabi, and other nursing students to reassure that one is not forgetting assignments.

2. Altered thought processes: caffeine-induced psychosis r/t increased coffee consumption.

1. Self-care deficit r/t being a nursing student.