"I know the Lord is always with me. I will not be shaken, for He is right beside me." Psalm 16:8

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

well hello there summer!!

Well blog readers, as you can see we have survived the dreaded 3rd semester aka hardest semester of nursing school!! We could not be more excited!!!!  We decided that for our last blog of the semester we would share some of our bittersweet memories with you.  This semester has by far been our favorite!!  Here are some of our favorite memories!

We were both pretty nervous about having to start IVs -but more nervous about being stuck with an IV during skills lab.  We both survived the sticking part and successfully learned how to start an IV!! :] 
-please note in the right lower box, our make-shift skills lab kitchen set up! 

One day while on a quest for coffee to get us through a long night of studying, our lovely GPS brought us to the CC's local distribution center.  Needless to say if the local grocery store is out of CC's coffee we know where to go.  On the bright side, we did eventually find our coffee :] 

This is a picture of us on our last day of Med-Surg clinicals.  As you can tell, we were both still asleep.  Though we are very thankful to be done with careplans, paperwork, and early morning clinicals, we sure do miss all of our precious patients! :] 

Remember how we started off our Spring Break with some swing dancing?! That was such a fun night!  It was most definitely a much needed break away from all of our studying! 

 So this billboard has been the confusion of all semester!  We can't figure out:  A. What a tropical island has to do with breast cancer  B. What do monkeys have to do with breast cancer  C. Most importantly- what is the girl holding on the lower left?? -After much research, we believe that it is a poorly drawn banana... the world may never know.  

 After our final final, we went and returned our textbooks -always such a relief at the end of the semester! After reading the entire book, we grew a little attached to our psych book so of course returning it made us sad.  On the contrary, we were very excited about turning in our Gero book of which we never opened :] 

 This is what we are looking forward to for next semester: Peds and OB!! 

It's a bittersweet moment as this is our last blog of the semester, but we are looking forward to sharing more amazing memories with y'all! 

With much love, your study-free bloggers, 
Aimee and Kelly 

Have a great summer faithful followers!! :]

lucky pencils: check, encouraging stickers: check

Well bloggers, it's that day- the day our summer will begin!!! 

It still hasn't occurred to us yet that summer will begin in T-minus 3 hours (and counting)! 

Last night, well...there no words to describe last night.  Word of warning: if you wait until the night before your last final to study an entire semester of material, you will in fact study for 10+hours and be completely delirious by the time you decide to crawl in bed -probably scoring about an 11 on the Glascow Coma Scale (aka a test of the level of consciousness).  Lets just say we are glad that it is done and we've gotten much needed sleep to be able to do well on our final final today!  

A quick recap of this insane week of 3rd semester finals: first was the Psych final and second was the Gero final (or was we like to say- chronologically gifted.)  Both of these went well and we are glad we can now say that they are over!!!   

It's crazy to think back on everything this semester has entailed and to see how far we have come.  There were many hurdles standing in our way, but we were able to take them all on -and we know none of this would have been possible without Jesus by our side every step of the way! :] We are very grateful to see this semester come to an end!! And we look forward to starting our next adventure filled with many new memories in August!

Armed and ready with our lucky pencils, encouraging stickers, scantrons, and a peace of mind.  Wish us luck! 

love, your summer lovin' bloggers- 
Aimee and Kelly

Saturday, May 7, 2011

wrestling a gorilla AKA studying for finals

Success is a little like wrestling a gorilla. You don't quit when you're tired- you quit when the gorilla is tired. -Robert Strauss
So blog followers, we are pretty sure we are putting ourselves at risk for developing a pressure ulcer r/t excessive pressure on our bony prominences secondary to immense hours of studying without movement.. intervention: ambulate outside in the warm sunshine, STAT! :)
We really need like 100cc praline iced PJs coffee PO stat.. Oh wait, that may put us at risk for GERD r/t excessive amounts of caffeine.. Bad idea.
We are at risk for acute confusion r/t decrease in brain's ability to hold any more of this massive amount of information secondary to dumb nursing school finals :]
There have been some c/o LOFA (loss of functional ability) R/T this massive amt. of notes for finals.  In desperate need of ii cups of coffee PO STAT please! :]
But most importantly, we are at risk for Knowledge, Deficient: Gero class r/t inability to focus and study the chronologically gifted final exam notes secondary to uncontrollable state of excitement about summer!! :]

With much love, 
Your brain-dead bloggers
-Aimee and Kelly