Sunday, December 28, 2008

Welcome to Miles Blimes

Marquesas had her baby!!! Her and Drew are proud parents!! Here are pictures!!

Marquesas, Drew, and Baby Miles

Michael holding Miles

So Cute!! I am so glad he is going to be the father of my children! He is so good with children!!

Thursday, December 18, 2008


YAY!! I only have one day left of school before Christmas break!!! We took our final in Pharmocology this morning and I got a 86% on it! I beat Michael's 82% (Don't worry.... it is totaly healthy competition)!! Tomorrow morning we have our final endocrine test.... it is on Diabetes Mellitus.... I think it will be a easier test (knock on wood) so hopefully I will do good. I figured out what I would need to pass the class and I only need a 51%... lol! Tomorrow will be the true proving ground for PN 113.... because if anybody fails this class and failed the urinary class they will be dropped from the program.... so I will be praying for all of my classmates (and myself of course!)!

I am still getting used to being engaged.... I have total engagement ring syndrome.... I catch myself staring at it almost non stop! So I have had to have Michael drive everywhere so I don't wreck! LOL! It's not really that bad but I really do love the ring! I've been having all sorts of fun on the David's Bridal Website... they have this really cool thing where you can make your dream wedding! This is my favorite one so far:
I really like the dress but I think I have found an even better one!

Sunday, December 14, 2008



Thursday, December 11, 2008

No room in the Inn.....

......Or in the Evelo Household. Due to Shelley and Brad's House flooding... they have moved in with us for awhile! It is crowded but nice....
It has really brought back memories of all the fights me and Shelley used to have over the bathroom... but luckly this time Shelley and Brad are using Matthew's bathroom..... so other then a few slight arguments over it, it's been fine. It's a little weird for them to be here all the time but it is also fun!
As I prev. posted I passed my urinary system exam today, so I passed the class with an 82! YAY!! But on the sad side I failed my pharm test but I am still passing the class so I'm good!
Michael finally talked to his mom about the ring!!! YAY!!! So now he is home free to ask me.... I really hope it is soon! Him telling her went fine... his sister had kind've paved the way in not so many words so his mom was prepared! YAYAYAYYAYAYAY!!!!


I passed the urinary test!!! I only got a 78.82% which to me is a 79% but all I needed to pass was a 75%!! Yea!! Now for the Pharmacology test!!!!!!

Monday, December 8, 2008

The dreaded Care Maps!

They are actually not that bad when you have the book online!! I was blessed enough to find the book online thanks to elsevier and the code I got with my books at the beginning of the program! I am COMPLETELY OVERJOYED That I don't have to spend $60 on the hardcopy!! YEA ME!!!!!!!!! I had to do it on Pneumothorax which is a totally awesome condition in itself so I enjoyed doing it and learning more about taking care of my patient!

Monday, December 1, 2008

DRUG MATH TEST and so much more!!!

SO I passed my drug math test on the first attempt with a 100%!!!!!!!!!!!! I hat to do this b/c it is so Disney Channel but....... YAY ME!!!!!! I was really nervous and even prayed in family prayer last night to "help me and Michael pass our drug test." You can imagine the laughter and teasing that caused me! Shelley went off on it espicially! But I passed with a 100 and so did Michael so I am happy!

For other news I reconnected with my bestfriend from my HS years (from about 14-18) yesterday!!!!! It was so good to see her!! We visited for almost an hour and I can't wait to see her again soon!

I realized yesterday at church just how lucky I am to be in Primary! Those kids just touch my heart! They are all so adorable! At one point yesterday I looked up just in time to see Justin and Laura rubbing Marquesas's very pregnant stomach (it was really cute.... especially with how gently Laura was), and then Justin Planted a HUGE kiss on Marquesas's cheek!

So I am still waiting for Michael to pop the question.... I hate to say I am getting impatient but somehow.... knowing that he has the ring in his possesion is making me want it more!!!!! I know it will be sometime this month and before Christmas but I am like a child waiting for their birthday..... it just can't get here quick enough!!!!! So hopefully by the time I have time to blog again I will have a ring nestled on my finger!

Well now I need to go reimmerse myself in endocrine stuff and Medication cards (oh Joy!) But tomorrow comes the dreaded and horrible part............. (Pause to build suspense)....................................... CARE MAPPING!!!!!! (Screams are heard in the back ground).
Care mapping is not quite as difficult as care plans but it is still up there as far as how much stress it causes! But on the bright side my patient this week is VERY interesting so I might actually enjoy doing the care map! So wish me luck!!!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Frustration and second-guessing

Why oh Why do I always do this??? I go through a test once and I feel like I did really well. Then I go back over it and second guess myself!! I would've only missed on question it I had just trusted myself in the first place instead of changing my answers!!! Now I missed 10 questions and have a good 'ol 71%! And guess what!! It was an actual test!! Not a quiz!! I feel like hitting myself in the head right now!!!!!

Monday, November 17, 2008


Soooo..... today Michael bought me a ring!!! We are not "officially" engaged yet.... in fact I have absolutely no idea when he is going to officially propose.... he has kept me totally in the dark as to what he has planned.... in fact it is making me quite nervous.... I really hope he doesn't do something that will embarrass me in the process! Anyways.... here is a picture of the ring and the band.... of course once we are married I am going to have to get another band (one that is simple and doesn't have any stones) to wear at work. Diamonds and hospitals just don't mix very well!
The only real diamonds are the center stones and they are only 1/4 of a caret. But I didn't even want that much.... I don't really care about fancy expensive rings..... I would rather be able to take a nicer honeymoon then Michael spend a ton of money on a ring. So here it is! What do you guys think? I know I love it!! And it looks totally amazing on my hand! I can't wait until it is mine to wear everyday instead of just trying it on a couple of times!!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Not so bad!

So we had another quiz Yesterday and I got a 100% on it! I think for the first one that teacher kind've decided to scare us so that we would study harder..... I know I am!! I have another week of clinicals left on 2a (post op) so maybe I'll get to see a surgery this week.... I almost got to last week, but my patient ended up not having to go. But I did get to use a dopplar for the first time! It was so cool! Then we took the dopplar and listened to the heartbeat of Leslie's baby!! (She is one of the girl's in our class). It was soo sweet!

Thursday, November 13, 2008


I officially just failed my first quiz!! It was on the urinary system and was not what anyone expected.... I got a stinking 43% on it!! The bad thing is that I knew 3 other questions.... I just couldn't pull the answers out of my brain!! :( Well What do they expect when they load us up with a bunch of clinical HW and don't give us any time to study for our classes. Oh well.... at least now we all know what to expect! I know how to study for this teacher now....

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Clinicals and election!

Clinicals have been going really good! I've had to literally gag a few times and have had beds that I changed the linins in just mere minutes before get totally cover in..... well you get the idea! LOL! I'm really enjoying them though! Especially now that I have gotten my work schedule under control so that I actually get sleep now! I've been on the respiratory floor (5a) for two weeks. I've gotten to know patients and staff and I really like it! Next week I will be on 2a which is postop! Yay! Plus I'll be with Mrs Nichols!
So how do I feel about our brand new president elect? I'm ok with it for the most part. I do not think he is a bad person and I think he really does have good intentions.... and I truely hope everything goes good for these next four years! The only thing that has gotten me (VERY) upset is the fact that I was called a racist MANY times yesterday to the point where I finally cracked and yelled at some people! I am not a racist and just because I did not vote for Obama does not make me a racist. Color has absolutely nothing to do with anything to me.... I made a list of pros and cons for Obama and McCain and then chose which one fit my lifestyle and beliefs better! I told someone that at work last night and she proceeded to go "and you voted for McCain?" in a very mean and rude tone! I looked at her and looked at her again and then just changed the subject! So basically people need to get over themselves and not take stuff so personally!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Clinicals **Shudder**

We were in clinicals for Mon- Wed of last week and Mon & Tues of this week. My group was at a nursing home here in town and I must say I had a blast!! We were just doing CNA clinicals so we did not have too much "responsibility" per say. But is was a lot of fun but it was quite tiring! By the end of last week, which came Thursday afternoon b/c we didn't have school on Friday (thank goodness), I was so pooped out I could barley even stay standing. The long weekend came as a much needed break. It wasn't that we were doing very many things, it was more of the fact that clinicals start an hour earlier then class! So instead of waking up at 5:30, I was having to wake up at 4:30! JOY!!! NOT!!
So this coming Monday it is about to get even worse! We start out TMH clinicals, which start at 6:45 instead of 7, or the comfortable class time 8. Which means I will now be waking up at 4:15 Mon - Wed.... but such is life as I know it!
I have come to realize that I am going to have to change my schedule at work because there is no way I wan work until midnight Mon-Wed and be getting a little over 3 hours of sleep. So I have to figure out a schedule now.....
But all in all I am doing good! I've had 2 back office shifts where I was not being trained and they both went really good! My office was less then a dollar off the first night and was only 15 cents off this week!! YAY! Bryce even said that I am doing great! And coming from Bryce who is most def. NOT known for giving out ANY complements, it means alot. Me and Michael are doing well. He is enjoying school as well and we like being able to spend this much time together.
His soccer team started practicing this week! It's so fun watching him go out and coach! He's a really good coach and is really good with the boys!

Thursday, October 9, 2008


So Matthew and Mom both have strep throat!! I feel like I need to gown up for an isolation room every time I enter my house! I have had my fun with strep and I do not wish to EVER get it again. When I was in 7th grade I had it like four or five times! The ONE and ONLY upside about it was the fact that I desensitized myself to having thinkgs stuck down my throat.... this might not sound like a good thing, but believe me.... I would gag if anything went farther then 2 inches back on my tongue! So after having the huge stick stuck down the back of my throat five, six, seven times I adapted!! YAY!! So to make the story short..... I am avoiding my family in the hope that I don't catch it. I was freaking out yesterday because I my throat started to feel sore, but it was just a sore!! So not quality family time until the sickeys are all better!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Done with A&P!!

YAY!! I am officially done with Anatomy and Physiology!! I won't even have to take it when I get to TCC because I worked so hard to get all of my pre-reqs done there before! I think I've ended up with either a 95% of a 96%!! I'm so happy!
We are now working of Fundamentals. We start clinicals on the 13th, but we don't know which nursing home we will be at as of yet. We will be at a nursing home for 2-3 weeks and then on to TMH!! It's all happening so fast it is CrAzY!!! But it's fun and I'm learning so much.... but at the same time I am soo glad I have had my foundation with my family.
Tuesday was Michael's Birthday.... he turned 21! We had a really fun day.... school was a quick day (we were still there 8-3 but it passed by very fast), then I made him a nice candlit dinner and we watched a movie! He said it was the best birthday he has ever had! Me and two fellow students sneaked out in the middle of the day to paint his windows (I was nice and used blue paint.... I almost bought pink!) and that totally surprised him!! I made him a huge card that looked like a Celtic Jersey(his favorite soccer team), and I bought him some Mountain Dew PJ's!! He loved it!!!
My training in the back office at Publix is really coming along.... Last night was my second night training and Bryce was having to coordinate too! So I was basically on my own until closing.... which actually turned out really good.... It made me have to be self resourceful! I looked stuff up and used my well tuned critical thinking skills to figure things out! I can't wait until I train again!

Monday, September 29, 2008

Not as bad as the original

Sooo my teacher decided to let us retake her version of the test... (what had happened was: She missed the morning and the "others" decided to just go on and take the test)... sooooooo I made a 85% on this one!! YAY!! No failing grade for me!! And I have decided to forgive the urinary hormones.... it's not their fault that we were told we didn't need to know that for the test..... they just go on their merry way causing us all to pee.....

I HATE the Urinary Hormones!!

UGGG!! I just got a 70% on the test on the urinary system... I would have been fine were it not for the STUPID hormones! I am totally disappointed in myself! This is the first test since I started school that I have got less then a 85% on!! Sooooo..... needless to say.... I am QUITE upset with myself at this moment.....AHHHHHHH I am soooooooo mad!!!!!!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

My A&P Nursing class

This is my nursing school Anatomy and Physiology class.
From Left to Right starting with the front row: Stacey, Stephanie, JMo,
2nd row: Heather, Me, Mrs. Nichols, Gail, Alice,
3rd Row: Dennis, Cindy, LaTasha

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Here are more pictures.....

First of a few pictures.

I am slowly trying to add pictures and with my limited resources here at Lively (there are only certain website I can get onto) I can only add a few. This one was taken at Marquesas's house at her birthday party.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Long Weekend.....

So this has been a very long weekend. It started out ok, but once I got out of school it turned not so good.

We got out of school and then went to my house so I could find some clothes.... well I ended up getting a migrane instead.... I don't know how it happened... it just did!

Then me and Michael headed out to the Leon vs. E. Gadsten football game. He was officiating and really wanted me to watch him.... Well he is really really cute in his knickers.... it makes me snicker (yes I know I am a HUGE dork!!). But I felt so out of place at that game!! It was only the 2nd HS football game I have EVER been to and to make matters worse, I was SURROUNDED by stupid Highschool students.... I can't even put a number to how many times I got hit in the head with plastic bottles! But the only realy bad thing about it was the noise..... noise+migrane=OUCH!!!! It got so bad that my vision was throbbing along with the rest of my body.
Well I went home that night and was up the entire night because my migrane refused to ease up at all. It didn't go away until 4:30PM on Saturday afternoon.
Saturday I slept in which was good, but it was not restful sleep because the migrane was still there.
That afternoon me and Michael headed out to the FSU game.... which was fun but once again I was surrounded by idiots!! I guess just because you're old doesn't make you any more reponsible because I was ready to yell at some people...... I guess I am a person that needs to just watch the games on TV because I was not in a good mood during that game.... but our Defense was AMAZING!! To quote a sign I saw on the side of the road "Good game Defense.... next week bring the offense!".... Well that pretty much sums it up!! I think we just had a really bad game but I do not think we are out of it for the season.... shoot we get most of our real offense back this next game..... unless they do something stupid and get themselves suspended again.
Yesterday was good! Church was fun and dinner+Jared's birthday party was really fun!
I called earlier about a free piano listed in the paper.... but it had already been given away :( So if ya'll hear of any other free or cheap piano's..... PLEASE let me know!! I really really want one!
We just finished our first day of Medical Terminology.... I think it is going to be a really easy class..... and it is fun too! I enjoy figuring out what words mean.... thanks mom for getting me hooked on reading!! I am such a dork!!!
More later!!!!!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

One down and lots more to go!!

Well I am officially done with my first class in nursing school!!! I just took the final test and only missed one question!! I think my overall average in that class is going to be a 93 or 94..... That makes me very happy! This class was Core which is introduction to health care. On Monday we will start Medical Terminology.... now that is probably going to be a more difficult class for me.... but then again it might not be because I've always been hearing different medical terms thanks to mom and dad both being in the medical field. So hopefully it will be good.... we are doing the entire class in one week so in 2 weeks we will be starting Fundamentals of Nursing.... I can't wait!!!

Friday, September 12, 2008

End of the week

So it is finally Friday!!! It has been a long hard week as usual! Here are some updates.
-Shelley and Brad (my sister and brother-in-law) are officially homeowners!! Congrats!!!!
-I am getting trained in the back office at Publix starting Tuesday night.... kinda nervous!!
-Me and Michael's 8 month anniversary was Wed.
-I am sick.... it sucks!

We start clinicals next month at a nursing home here in town.... it should be fun....
More later!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008


Well.... I've always wanted to be a nurse and thanks to Lively Technical Center (and no thanks to TCC) this is finally going to happen!! I started school on August 18, 2008 and am scheduled to graduate on June 25, 2009! I will only be an LPN, but there is a great bridge program with TCC so I can go on to be an RN.
I've been very lucky.... my boyfriend of 9 months, Michael Fredrickson, is also in the program with me!!! YAY!! The program is so rigorous that if we weren't in the program together we would never get to see each other!! So I am happy to be his fellow student! It makes it alot easier on the both of us!