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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Six Flags and Sun Tans

 I have spent some of this summer working on my tan. I just REALLY want a tan. I have the slightest color but most people would still call me pale. lol Oh well!!! I wear my bikini but I hate my scar. That's my biopsy scar. It's just a part of me now. You can see it in this pic. I'm kinda used to it until I see it in a picture. Ugh.

This weekend we're heading to Six Flags with the kids. We haven't had much traveling this summer so I'm pretty excited. I love the traveling part. I miss it! It's been way too long. I've promised my oldest to hit some of the roller coasters with her. I remember getting on The Batman ride about 50 times on my Senior High School trip. Yes it's been around that long. Ha! I don't even know how long it's been since I graduated. Hmm 15 years??? No....wait. Make that 16. Sheesh.

Oh well! I had fun then and I plan on having fun now. I also like traveling to find new places to eat. I LOVE the Food Network show Diners, Drive In and Dives. It's got to be my favorite next to Iron Chef. I love seeing good food being made. Presentation means a lot! Eating it is even better. I love finding a good restaurant and enjoying something new and exciting. I hope I find that on this trip.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

A Song for Sunday: Pink & Steven Tyler - Misery

Friday, July 23, 2010

Second Semester Starting Soon!

I have tried to not think about it. I've been enjoying my vacation WAY too much but there is no more ignoring it. My second semester of nursing school starts next month. I encourage myself with the thought that my final semester will be at this very time next year. It's hard to believe how far I've come. I'm pretty excited but NOT looking forward to the heavy workload that will be coming way soon.

I've enjoyed my summer. I haven't taken any massive vacations like so many of my friends and family have. At this point we just cannot afford it. We're paying a lot for my medical bills still. They mount up with those daily expenses. I'm 2 years in remission but will be paying my bills for a long time to come. I still have appointments every 3 months and those aren't free either. We have a copay for each appointment plus the out of pocket expense for each appointment. It's crazy but it's my life.

This semester I'll be working in Pediatrics, Psych and also OB. I'm excited and pretty nervous at the same time. I'm not sure which scares me more....Pscyh.....or Pediatrics!!!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Tattoos, My Opinion

First of all, I really hate a badly done tattoo. Like the above. *shiver* Have you seen this yet? How awful for the person who got it. Yikes.

I have three tattoos. Yep. It's true. I love them each. They all mean something to ME. However not all tattoos need to have some heartfelt deep meaning. I don't think that's true at all. Some people (usually those with no tattoos) think that if a tat doesn't have some major deep hidden meaning then it's a bad tat. I have to get something straight here and now. I want to clear the air over a couple of things.

1. Just because a girl has a lower back tattoo does NOT mean she is a tramp. First of all I had mine way before Wedding Crashers came out. Do not gather your words of wisdom from movies that have Will Ferrell in them. I have a lower back tat it's true. I love it and chose the location simply because a.) I find it sexy. b.) It was the best location on my body that if I want I can cover so I can go to work. People only know I have this tattoo if I choose to expose it. You would NEVER know it's there otherwise.

2. Not every tattoo has a deep meaning. I have covered this before. Ironically all of mine do mean something to me....the last one I just had done, has the most meaning for sure.

3. Finally the third thing please STOP telling us how it will look when we are old. We do not care. Your ass will sag and get wrinkly when you're old too. (No I have no ass tats and never plan on that) We don't care if it gets faded when we're 70. We don't care if the words are harder to read when we are 85. Honestly aren't we all gonna be wrinkly old bags anyway??? So who cares?

I do not have plans to get anymore tattoos. I have three and I'm done. I can cover each one so that no one will ever be able to see them when I work. I show them when I want, and expose them when I want. It works for me. So how about you? Any tattoos out there?

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Stormy Skies

Yesterday I drove home trying to beat a storm quite literally. The skies were dark and cloudy. Yet the cool thing was how this storm presented itself. It was dark and cloudy under me and behind me. Towards home it was blue skies and pretty much gorgeous. There was yet another storm behind it I think. Regardless it looked pretty cool. I got some great shots of it I think. It caught up with me as I pulled up to the house. The lightening was pretty amazing too. The clouds were so low. You could literally see each bolt clearly across the sky. It was gorgeous.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Used to Love This Song! Happy Friday Night Folks :)

Remember the Yoplait Smoothies?

I really loved them. It was such a wonderful thing to find after I had my wisdom teeth out. I had my doubts about them. The package looked small but surprisingly it was more than enough! I have my kids now begging for more. I actually see it as a really convenient package to have around. I get a craving and honestly it takes about all of 3 minutes to whip up.

Anyway after I made my last post I was sent a sample of a NEW flavor by Yoplait (as required by the FTC guidelines)! They had seen my post and offered to give me a sample, to try out the new flavor. The new flavor is Blueberry Pomegranite by the way. It was awesome. I loved it too. Now my only problem is I'm hooked. Now that it's summer I really enjoy a great smoothie.

If you don't want to go the route of whipping it up the easy way I found some awesome recipes:

I have to say I like the easy route AND the homemade route. It's just a matter of how much time you have. As for the Yoplait smoothies however, the package is full of berries. It's not like you aren't getting as good of deal. You really are.
Now that I have said all of this I want to STRESS this is not a paid post. It's not an advertisement. It's my opinion. I loved the smoothies and so I wrote about them. There are so many paid posts out there it's hard to tell anymore. Ask me any questions and I will tell ya what I think!

Ok I have to also say a shot of Tequilla added to ANY smoothie can only make it that much better! Rum is good too. Ha!
 No I haven't done it yet....but yes I do intend to try it.

(The text for this blog post is publishing all messed up. However when I go to edit, it is all the same. I am getting annoyed.)

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


I love tomatoes. I planted some this year. I don't really do the garden thing but I wanted tomatoes so bad. With my dad now gone, I don't know who will give me all the tomatoes I can eat. He always did. I miss him. I couldn't stand the idea of a summer without tomatoes so I just took it upon myself. So far I have gotten 3 red ones. I am pretty excited. I can't wait until I get more.

Other than the excitement of fresh garden tomatoes, things have been good. I have gotten out a few weekends in a row and had a great time. My oldest daughter has actually babysat for a short period of time twice. I love that I am beginning to be able to trust her with that responsibility. We are thinking of doing a Poker Run this weekend. I'll have to hire my usual sitter for that one. It's a long day on the bike. I absolutely love it. I haven't gotten enough time on the bike since about 2007!

I also had the opportunity to go to a local fair. That was a good time too. I do NOT want summer vacation to end. I am holding on to the last pieces of it until August 17th.....when nursing school will be calling me back. I do Peds/OB this year which will be cool. I also do Psych. We'll see how that goes.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy 4th of July

Have a great one to all my blog readers out there. Not sure yet what I'll do tonight. Hoping to see some fireworks somehow. What are your plans? Cookouts? Anything good happening?


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