I still LOVE Grey's Anatomy but my new ultimate favorite show is Little House on the Prairie! I got a really really good deal on the whole series from Amazon.com!! I love it soo much! There is just nothing like good 'ol wholesome TV shows! Michael and I have been watching episode after episode! It's pretty amazing. And I love that it is based on the real things that happened to Laura Ingalls! So if you haven't ever watched it I HIGHLY recommend it! You can get them off Netflix, but you have to wait for them to mail it to you because it's not on the instant. Have fun!
Monday, March 28, 2011
Today while I was working on unpacking more boxes I found all my old journals. My first thought when I started reading was "Wow... I had REALLY bad handwritting." As I progressed through all the journals I realized something pretty depressing... My handwritting is still bad! Don't get me wrong, it has gotten better, but it's still pretty bad. So I am now inspired to somehow train myself to get better handwritting... this should be fun! Comparison pics to follow as soon as I find my camera!
1: Taxes: Done!! Michael and I have been procrastinating. But now we finally got our butts in gear!
2: Get the house organized and all the boxes unpacked: Well... we were almost done with this one, but then being up in Dothan for the last 2 weekends delayed us some. But I am starting back and will get it done by the end of this week.
3: Clear out the vines and weeds from behind the house: Yeah... haven't started this one yet.
4: Start getting food storage supplies built up: I am proud to say I have been working hard on this one. I've been hitting all the sales on canned goods and we have quite a bit!!
5: Daily personal AND family scripture study: I've been doing great with my personal, and we've been getting better about family
. 6: Daily Journal writting: I had gotten away from writting daily... I was down to once a week, but now I have picked it back up!
7: Figure out what I am going to put up on the ledge in our house: Still working on this one, but I think I am going to get some wedding pics blown up on canvas and put them up there.
To Do List:
1: Get up in attic and see how much space we have.
2: Get more info on the online LPN to RN bridge program.... I have got to get going on this.
3: Buy a new (to us) car. I really really really want a Honda CRV.... we'll see if that happens.
4: LOSE WEIGHT- I HATE being fat... but NO MORE!! I've been eating tons better, now I just need to start exercising more regularly... I'm going to start tomorrow morning as soon as I get off work.
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Today was my Grandma's funeral. It was really nice... honestly I think it was the best funeral I have ever been to. My Dad gave the eulogy, actually he ran the whole service. My Mom got up and shared memories from all the family members. Jared gave a prayer and Grandma's brother Ben gave another prayer. My mom wanted me to play the piano, but every time I even tried to think about playing I started crying. It was a really sweet service. I'm not going to lie, it was really hard for me and I had to struggle to hold it together, but Michael was so great. I love that my husband can sense when I need him. He always knew right when to grab my hand, or give me a hug. He is awesome.Throughout this day it just seems like it hasn't fully set in yet that she is gone. This has all happened so fast. I am so grateful for all the time I have gotten to spend with my Alabama family. I thank Heavenly Father every day for my family and the faith we all have. If it were not for my faith and knowledge of Heavenly Father and Christ this would have been so much more difficult for me. But because of my faith I know I will see my Grandma again. I know that when I die I will be back with my Father in heaven. I am so greatful for that. Well... I am going to sleep now... today has been a very emotionally tiring day. Thank you all for the support and prayers. I know they have helped.
Friday, March 25, 2011
And so do patients!!
One thing I love (and sometimes hate) about my job is that the patients do not sleep through the night... You get the occasional one that has had Ambien and does snooze a little, but the majority don't. This gives me the chance to get to know my patients better then I would have thought (ya know with me working nights and all). There is one patient who has really touched my heart. The funny thing is he has never even been MY patient. Michael had him one night, but I never had. Me and this patient bonded over me giving him a cup of coffee every morning around 6am. We got to talking and he just found a way right to my heart... and Michael's. But the thing that really makes him special to me is the fact that he is so caring for others even though he is in the hospital himself. As y'all know my Grandmother passed away Monday. I stayed up in Dothan that night and wasn't at work. This patient was soo worried when I wasn't there. He got the full story from Michael and asked Michael to tell me that we were in his prayers. Tuesday and Wednesday nights were CRAZY nights and I didn't even get a chance to go on the side of the hospital he was on. Last night was slower and I was able to hang out on the other side a little bit. At 6am he came out of his room and made a Bee-line for me. He proceeded to try to comfort me and was very caring... he even offered to help us with anything we needed once he got out of the hospital. He has so much going on himself, it just really touched me that he was so willing to help others. Reading back over this I realize I made it sound a little creepy, but it was not creepy in any way. Nursing can be so rewarding... I love my job!!!!
Thursday, March 24, 2011
My Grandma passed away this past Monday. I was able to be with her and the rest of my family the most of the time she was in the hospital. It was such a blessing to me to be able to be with her as she passed on. I can't even begin to explain the Spirit that was present in the Hospital room. We also had a wonderful nurse that helped my family in so many ways. His name is Jake and I have no doubt that God placed him in our lives to help us through this hard time. I also got to talk with my Uncles more then I ever have and I now feel much closer to them.
I am extremely sad about grandma dying, but I also and very happy because I know she is happy now because she is back with my Grandpa. I also am very greatful of my knowledge of the gosple because I know I will see them again. Here is my Grandma's obituary:
Peggy Sue Baxley St. Mary, 70, of Dothan passed away on Monday, March 21, 2011 at a local hospital.
Services will be held 2pm Saturday, March 26, 2011 at Sunset Funeral Home with Mark Evelo officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Park with Robert Byrd directing. The family will receive friends from 1-2 pm on Saturday at the funeral home.
Mrs. St. Mary was born January 5, 1941 in Blue Springs, AL and lived the early part of her life in Newton, AL. She was a homemaker and resided in Fairbanks, Alaska at Ft. Wainwright prior to moving to Dothan in 1976. Mrs. St. Mary was an avid reader, a great southern cook and her hobbies included crocheting and ceramics. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Ronald G. Beaty and Don L. St. Mary, her parents Dempsey D Baxley and Lena Pearl Baxley, her step father, Franklin Spivey, and her brothers, Douglas Baxley and James Edward Baxley.
Survivors include her sons Bobby Bowman (Shirley) of Dothan and Michael Beaty (Brandy) of Dothan; daughters Marlene Chilcoat of Talkeetna, Alaska, Vicky Evelo (Mark) of Tallahassee, FL, and Donna Chapman (Freddy) of Dothan; 9 grandchildren, Cristy Rhodes, Jason Bowman, Jared Evelo, Shelley Wonsch, Lindley Fredrickson, Matthew Evelo, Brianna Beaty, Zakary Mazzullo, and Jude Mazzullo; several great-grandchildren; a brother Ben Spivey (Judy) of Columbus, GA; and several nieces and nephews.
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
I had been talking to fellow nurses about how many CEs ( CE stands for Continuing Education, each CE represents 1 hour) I needed to have to renew my nursing license. Everyone I talked to said 24 including the mandatory CEs. So I started working on getting them out of the way.... I should have got online and looked it up on the Florida Board of nursing website.... Today I subscribed to CE Broker, which is a website that keeps track of all the CE you have done and tells you when you have fulfilled the requirements. It turns out that because this is my first renewal I only needed 2 CEs! ONLY 2!! I have done 24.5! Oh well... at least now I know what to expect in 2 years when it's time to renew again!! I wanted to tell myself I had wasted all that time, but since I was learning new stuff it wasn't a waste! So I'm all done, all I need now is to renew! Yay!
Sunday, March 6, 2011
So as of today Michael and I have been married a whole year!! It seems crazy because it really doesn't seem like it has been a year! We are so happy and in love!! For our anniversery we came back up to North Georgia to relive some honeymoon magic.... haha... the only magic we have relived was me being sick!! Except this time I gave it to Michael too!! Sad.... So we got up here and have done nothing except watching TV and soaking in the jacuzzi! But it is still good to be away from home! So if we take any pics before we head home tomorrow I'll post them... but don't get your hopes up... we both feel pretty crummy! But at lease we are together and feeling crummy!!