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Friday, December 30, 2011

Stomach Ache? Pain? Two Weeks?

Literally since my graduation night I have had off and on and stomach pain with other various issues. I am serious here. I am so ready for it to go away. I will think I'm better and fine then it hits me again. This comes with random nausea for no apparent reason and other stomach "issues". This is not like me. 2 weeks. Actually about 20 days at this point. It goes away, it comes back. Today I woke up with more tummy pains after a great birthday that ended with more stomach pains. I think it's enough. I'm DONE. Never had gastrointestinal issues for this long before. Stomach flu doesn't last this long!! :(

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Cinnamon Chip Biscotti

Have you ever used Cinnamon Chips? If are missing out. They are Aaaamazing. Honestly I am shocked when I see the millions of chips at the stores all the time but it is hard to find the cinnamon chips. I make cinnamon chip gems each Christmas. I try not to any other time of the year so they are special to my family and myself. I decided to try something new. I found the recipe for cinnamon chip biscotti on the Hershey website. This is also where I got the gem recipe. The chips are made by Hershey. I LOVE LOVE LOVE them.

Ok, back to the point. I love coffee and I love biscotti. I also love cinnamon so I gave these a whirl. Here is the result. If you want the recipe you can go to Hershey's website and look up the cinnamon chips. There are a lot of recipes that I still plan to make.

Here are the cinnamon chip gems:

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Cooking, Baking, FOOD!

I love to cook. I also love to learn. I pretty much always need a hobby. I have taught myself to crochet, draw and of course I took it upon myself to get an education and become a nurse. So my next big thing? I want to cook. I mean REALLY cook. I have always loved to cook and bake. I love trying new things. I am a total foodie though. I am addicted to Food Network. I love watching Iron Chef. It is time I start doing this stuff myself. I know I can cook but I want to take it to the next level. So wish me luck! I will post pics when I cook things. :)

Monday, December 26, 2011


Well my birthday is in 3 days. This month was always a big one for me. I hated having a birthday so close to Christmas. I would constantly get Santa cards that said Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas inside. If you know someone with a birthday near or on Christmas and you've done it, shame on you. If you are thinking of doing it DON'T! I  ask for only one thing. I don't need a gift. I just want you to separate the two days. Would you give someone a santa card in July? Would you wrap their gifts in snowmen paper? NO. You would feel like an idiot as you should in December as well. It's a not a time to wrap birthday gifts in the Christmas scraps. Treat the days individually and you'll already be better than the rest and we'll love you. haha It's not that hard

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas!!!

Merry Christmas to all my readers. I have graduated in case you didn't know. I finally made it and have my Bachelor's Degree now. I have to take the boards still. I need to pass NCLEX but otherwise I am DONE. I am so relieved. I have a job already. I was offered a position on the Adult Medical Specialty Unit. I am really excited about that. I wanted this position. I love the unit. It is managed so well. I hope you are never my patient but if you are I promise the best possible care in the world. I love my patients! Have a wonderful Christmas everyone!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Cookie Monster? Video By My Daughter!

My 14 year old and I collaborated and come up with this video. It's her hat and her cookie. lol We put it togther and here is the result. What do you think? haha

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Mean? No I Don't Think So

All my life I have been labeled as the nice girl...kinda quiet until you get to know me. I hate confrontation. I don't fight. I don't like to argue. I am pretty much a peaceful person. During my time on clinical I have been assigned a partner. We work together. As a nursing student we are taught to delegate jobs and to get our own tasks done. My partner had a medication to give the other day. She had to have an RN or our instructor watch her give the med. It was an IV push medication. So we looked for the RN assigned to us. She was nowhere in sight.GONE. So I told my partner that she needed to find our instructor or get another RN to watch. She insisted she was trying to avoid our instructor having to watch. (haha) So I said ask an RN.

She walked around with the medication for about 30 minutes and I started to insist that she ask someone at the desk to come watch her. It takes 5 measly minutes. Well she was just flat out too chicken to ask. So, not being able to take it anymore, I asked the nurse if someone could come watch. Our medications have a time frame to be given and if she didn't do it soon, it would be late. I told the desk nicely, we weren't sure where our RN went (as she did not tell us) and we needed to give the med. The RNs at the desk said "Oh she went down with a patient for a procedure." I stated "oh, well there ya go." This in turn prompted my partner to say "Oh that's why people think you are mean!" um...what? No one in all my life has said I was mean! I have been constantly told I let people walk all over me, that I'm too nice etc. I have been told this by professors. I need to be more pushy etc. However my "there ya go." Simply meant "oh so that's where she is. That explains why she isn't here." That's what I mean. I was upset with my partner for saying that out loud to the nurses, making them somehow think I am a mean person...which I am NOT. The irony here is she is known for being blunt and kinda mean. She prides herself on "saying what she thinks." She even stated to me that she is the only one who will tell me I am mean. I told my husband this and he was shocked. He laughed and thought it was funny. So I ask you. Do you think my comment "Oh there ya go" was mean? Cause if it is, I am just dumbfounded. lol Oh and I will say that I think it was SUPER irresponsible for our assigned RN to leave the floor for 2 hours without telling the student nurses assigned to her. HOWEVER I was not trying to be mean in my comment in anyway. In fact I really didn't even notice I said it until my partner pointed it out.


Doing Well!

My last post was on having difficulty sleeping. I hate to say it, but I just have a hard time sleeping without help. It is a medical condition and not one to be taken lightly. I am doing MUCH better since my last post however. Things are slowing down a tiny tiny bit for me. I will graduate in about 27 days. I have 3 tests left and a few message board postings. I am seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. I am currently studying for a test with a boat load of information to absorb. Wish me luck, send prayers, whatever you do!!! I can use it.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Chronic Insomniac

I am a chronic insomniac. Until I was prescribed prednisone in 2004 I never had a single issue with insomnia. I fell asleep in the beginning credits trying to watch a movie. I started taking this for eczema that appeared on my eyelids. No I am not kidding. It was pretty horrible at the time. It would pop up out of nowhere. My eyes would swell. I had never had it anywhere before. The prednisone helped but while on it I had such insane energy. I couldn't sleep on it. It was great for that reason, however it was bad because after I stopped I still could not sleep. I called the doc and the nurse said it was impossible that it was still affecting me because it was out of my system by now. I worried it screwed with my internal clock or something. I would lie there in bed all night long. Not 2 hours or even 5 hours tossing and turning. I would close my eyes and reach a deep relaxation but never sleep. I also would itch a lot. My skin would drive me crazy. I had this fear built up inside of my stomach and it wouldn't go away. I think it became a cycle because still to this day I get that ball of fear when I think I might not sleep. If you get sleep and have no problems with it this would make no sense to you. Go several days being incapable of finding sleep and just laying there tortured, and you will understand.

I do wonder if the cancer played a part. It was the same time frame. I have tried hard to analyze how or why it happened. I only know the prednisone was the triggering factor. I tried Tylenol pm and eating foods that made me sleepy. I tried self hypnosis even. They sell CDs out there for it. I tried melatonin and everything under the sun. Nothing worked. I still laid there and honestly I started feeling like I was walking around in a dream. They say a lack of sleep is worse than smoking. I was at that point of desperation. I saw a sleep specialist and long story short I was put on Ambien. This saved my life. I do well with it, but if you are a sleep walker I definitely do NOT recommend it. I usually do not remember what I say or do when I take this. Luckily once I'm in bed I'm in bed. My husband will tell me things we talked about and I have no idea. However I sleep and I sleep well. It's amazing and has gotten me through these years. I have been able to occasionally fall asleep without it if I am not "trying" to fall asleep. My nerves definitely play a part. I know it. I got programmed to fear not sleeping. Anyway I need to see my doctor to get a refill. This is no problem except my only day with no class or clinical right now is Monday. They couldn't get me until December. That's fine. Usually they will refill my prescription for the time frame between the appointments. However when I went to pick it up (after a doctor call) it was not ready. I didn't sleep last night. I drove away thinking that the sleep specialist didn't even care nor think about the fact that I would be laying down to a sleepless night. My neck hurts, my back hurts and now I have called to see if the prescription is ready and it is not. I called the office and left a message. Still not ready. I am getting agitated and I wonder how a doctor who specializes in sleep can just allow a patient to suffer. If you know about sleeping pills you know they can cause rebound insomnia. They should be tapered off. Yet they showed no consideration for the fact that I had nothing. I went home empty handed. I'm beyond frustrated. I have homework to do. This is a very REAL problem for me. People think it's easy but when you feel you can no longer do something that should just happen naturally there is a problem.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Tickling Makes Me ANGRY So STOP!


Ok I am extremely ticklish. I bet half of my readers immediately thought ooooh cool and considered all the ways I could be tortured. Well you see I am ticklish everywhere. It's NOT a fetish!!! Not for me ok? My nerves must be on over drive because I am insanely ticklish. I have tried to read a little on this online and all I get are fetishes and guys saying "do it more, she'll get used to it" and other equally moronic crap. I will NOT get used to it. Take a knife and stab yourself in the hand repeatedly until you get used to it. Sounds stupid right? Because it is! I do not enjoy being tickled. I may laugh because it's not something I can help. However when you're digging your claws in and tickling me more and more because I'm laughing I will eventually kick you, slap you, punch you or do anything else I can to get you off. I hate it. I despise it. I do not enjoy it. It sucks! I do NOT want to be tickled. Yes it "hurt". It's a strange sort of hurt. It makes me eventually cry. It does not end well.

So have I explained how ticklish I am? I think so. I know there are others out there like me. You do not have to accept being tickled insanely by someone who thinks it's funny or "get used to it". You can say stop and I hate that. Be mean if you have to. I had to. I do not like it and I feel the older I get the more ticklish I am. It does not interfere with sex. I am fine there. I can be breathed on anywhere but my ears. haha But actually physically tickling me is horrible. I can say that the only kind of tickling I sometimes enjoy is when I get a massage. It feels so good yet hurts so bad. lol That's the only one I tolerate. So if you're out there and you think you're significant other will just get used to it, think again and quit being an idiot. Thanks! :)

Sunday, October 16, 2011

This is a Really Smart Baby!!!

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The Walking Dead


I just love this show. I am into scary movies, zombie movies, vampires, you name it. I wish the whole vampire thing was not so overdone but I still have a love for the good ones. Buffy the Vampire Slayer series was kick ass. I love it. I have a new saying and that is that Edward has nothing on Spike. Sorry to the Twilight fans! I just love me some Spike. James Marsters that is. He's quite an actor and not a bad singer either. Did you know he has a band? Ghost of the Robot. Check it out. I'm not sure if he has new stuff but I do know I was pleasantly surprised.

As for The Walking Dead I was really surprised a show on AMC would be so great. It's just as good as any zombie movie out there if not better. It's so well done and there is great attention to detail. I am sitting here watching it with the hubby now. My 14 year old daughter is watching and shaking in her boots. Shhh. Don't tell her I said that! :)

Monday, September 12, 2011


I said this blog was about everything. Nothing is off limits here which is the point of this blog. I was thinking recently when talking to a guy I know. His name is Kevin. We were talking about the different kinds of fetishes out there. This guy loves to be humiliated. He likes to be called names and put down. He even wants to smell socks and, get this, use them as a pillow. He buys socks on ebay. Seriously. Don't believe me? Go to ebay. Check it out. Worn socks. You'll find a lot of auctions. This guy wants to hand over his cash to women because it makes him feel like a loser. He loves it. He also wants to be called a sissy all the time. He is what he calls "a money slave". Have you ever heard of someone wanting to GIVE away all of their money, getting nothing in return but being called a loser? Ha! He doesn't mind me talking about him. As a matter of fact he thinks it's great.

What is the craziest fetish you've heard of? Have you found one like this? I know there are others out there. I could add more to this list! This guy is not just some dude working for minimum wage. This guy runs a company and makes a lot of cash. He is a business man. You wouldn't be able to pick him out of a crowd, if I didn't tell you who he was. He has the cash to give out. He lives the high life. No one knows about his secret.  It's pretty funny but I'm not making fun of people with fetishes. I want to hear about fetishes. I might even draw in some new readers with this topic. lol What's a fetish you have? Are you brave enough to tell?

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Happy Person

I really am normally a very happy person considering all that's gone on in my life. I have had a lot happen to me in the um 30 something years I have been around. I was feeling pretty depressed a few days ago. My studies get me down because they are frankly overwhelming. I have so many people proud of me and counting on me that it gets really hard sometimes.

Now my life, well when someone asks what is wrong I may seem cold when I tell them "you don't have time" to listen, or you don't want to know. First of all, if you're a guy? I know you don't want to hear my story. At least, you don't want me sobbing on your shoulder crying about my problems. I am no fool. I have been around. I know you for the most part just don't know how to react when a woman gets teary eyed around you. Some guys do, but some don't. I appreciate what I have but some things are getting to me as an adult. First of all, it has gotten really hard since my dad died. My family has fallen apart. My step mom showed her true colors when dad died. She was never loving or affectionate anyway. She abused me and my sisters growing up and tried to get my dad to hurt us too. She didn't hug us, or tell us she loved us. She didn't help with our homework but she sure as hell beat us if we didn't do well. I had a lot of pressure to succeed out of fear. There was no slacking for me. She was with another man right after dad died. My younger sister confronted her. Long story short and I am just tired of caring who reads this or who tells who. I don't care! I don't care about her anymore. She is nothing to me so it no longer matters. I love my dad. I will always remember and love him. But my step mom was a piece of crap from the time she came in my life. She hit me for calling my birth mother "mom". I got beat! I was beaten if I got sick and threw up. I got thrown in my bed if I didn't feel well and not allowed to do ANYTHING but lay there. I know some people have it worse. That's fine. But whatever. This is my life. I realize I am not close to anyone in my family anymore except my sisters. I love them so much and they are all I have.

I am not close to the rest of my family because many of them were AWFUL when dad died. My step mom spread rumors and lies to get sympathy and attention for herself. My sisters and I have been devastated by her actions. My birth mother is no better. She never came to see me the whole time I had cancer and I have never forgiven her. Maybe I will forgive but it will not mean a thing to her. She doesn't know she was wrong. I had cancer and was in remission for just a year when my dad got sick. And then he died before I ever hit the two year mark. I laughed at cancer and it kicked me in the ass. Whatever. You want to know what's wrong some days? I bottle this up and it kills me. I really am a happy person. I have a lot of stuff that's happened but I get it out. I pick myself up. I move on. But remember, if you ask me what's wrong when I'm feeling down? You don't have the time to listen.

*damn spellcheck is not working and I am not caring enough to proof read!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Isn't it Crazy?

Well my final semester of nursing has taken off. I am one week down. I have basically 16 weeks per semester. However this is my LAST semester. That's right. I am almost done. Does anyone out there remember when I first got accepted? Are any of my old readers still reading? I know I haven't had as much time here lately but nursing school requires a ton of my time. I enjoyed my summer with a little less blogging than usual. I still love coming back and talking your ear off for awhile. I like to give my opinions and I like to hear yours.\

The great thing about this semester is because it's my last we're doing a lot of graduation prep. This means I get done sooner with a lot of my classes. One class has it's final earlier. I like that. I just pray that I get through this semester with minimal stress. I doubt that will happen. I am doing all of my clinical on Oncology. Second semester I will be working in Intermediate Care which is a step down from ICU. I will be working with very sick patients.

On a final note, I cannot believe summer is over! (for me)

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Most Beautiful Female Celebrities

I was going to say sexiest, but eh, just doesn't sound right coming from me. If guys want to add to or take away from this list feel free. I just promised that I would do this so here I am. There is NO specific order. I am simply naming 10. I had a hard time with this list. I don't find Megan Fox that attractive. I know people do, but if you look at her older pics, compared to now I feel her face looks like it's had too much plastic surgery. I am not a fan of that look. There are names that could be on here that aren't. This is simply women who I personally think are beautiful. :)

10. Charlize Theron

9. Jessica Alba

8. Catherine Zeta Jones

7. Emma Watson

6. Angelina Jolie

 5. Jennifer Aniston

4. Gabrielle Union

3. Selena Gomez

2. Dianna Agron

1. Hayden Panettiere

Monday, August 8, 2011

My Top 10 Hottest Male Celebs

Ok I just have to make this list. You want to know my type? Who do I find hot? Well even if you don't here it is. Then maybe tomorrow I'll do a list of the most gorgeous female celebs. I'll be posting pics of them at a time I found them the most gorgeous. Dead or alive. The only reason I am posting celebs is because well they are up there on my screen for me to drool over.

10. Leonardo Dicaprio (more from the Titanic Era)

9. Matt Damon (Think Good Will Hunting)

8. Will Smith (Yes...he was delicious in I am Legend)

7. Tom Welling (he's kinda new to me but those eyes will melt anyone. He was in Smallville)

6. Paul Walker (Fast and Furious.)

5. Justin Timberlake (um like after the afro)

4. Patrick Swayze (pretty much always)

3. Mario Lopez (think Nip/Tuck)

2. Johnny Depp (21 Jump Street anyone?)

1. Drumroll.......Brad Pitt! Think the movie Troy and yeah...I haven't ever seen better. I might...someday...but I haven't yet.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011


I have been enjoying my time off. I needed this rest and relaxation. I haven't went anywhere. I didn't get to lay on a beach anywhere but I did get some much needed rest. I love being here with the family and spending time with my girls. I will be graduating in December and then preparing for the boards. NCLEX. The nursing boards. The word I have heard a million times since starting Nursing School. I need to really start studying! I think my brain got fried in this heat wave this summer.

I am wondering what I should do these last 3 weeks of vacation? What do you think?

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Teeth Whitening and Age

Ok I am just making a personal observation and statement here. I see a lot of people trying to lose weight, change their hair styles etc to look younger. One of the biggest things I think a lot of people miss is the color and health of their teeth. Our teeth can age us SO much. I think it was probably 2004 when I first whitened my teeth. I used the Crest Night Effects. It worked GREAT. I put it on at night and brushed my teeth in the morning. The trouble with this product was that it was really messy and felt like you had glue all over your teeth. It was very awkward and always destroyed my toothbrush. You used this for 14 days I believe. It worked for me amazing and I have had really white teeth since then.

Fast forward and suddenly I realized my Crest Night Effects was GONE. It was no  longer on the shelves. I am not sure why it was discontinued but my guess is that it has something to do with all the strips out there and the fact that no one like the messiness of the paste. I loved it and it was like $12.97 a box. Now the cheapest thing that really works in my opinion is around $25. I used the Crest Whitening Strips the last time. They worked well. You can easily over use this stuff. You get hooked on it. You only need to do it really a couple of times a year. If you have bad stains it says you can use two boxes in a row. I highly recommend these products. I'm not promoting one single product. I used the Listerine strips once but I have to say it burned the hell out of my gums. I used them, but it stung and I feel that they shouldn't sting. There has to be a way around that.

The point of this post is simple, whiten your teeth. Yellow teeth AGES you tremendously. You can pay attention to all of the other details but if you smile a big yellow smile, it's a HUGE turn off.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

What Would You Do For Free Steak?

 Yeah ok, strange subject I know. I do have a good reason for asking though. Does anyone like Johnny's Italian Steakhouse? I do! I love their food, their drinks. Amazing! I love love love them. So I liked them on facebook. Well they have a contest right now to win steaks. All you have to do it post a pic of your fave guy. Whoever gets the most likes? Wins. Easy. So I'm asking if my readers would like my pic I posted. I posted my hubby. Just look for my post by me Sandra ;) You have to like their page first
 Then all you need to do is like my pic.

Post here if you did. I want to thank you! Besides trying to get free steak (which is making me feel really hungry) I'm visiting with my family. My husband's brother is visiting us along with his wife and two little girls. He is in the Air Force and currently moving. He stopped here on the way. We haven't seen them since 2005 so this is really nice.

I want to do something this weekend. I plan to be social and have a great time. What about you? Is anyone doing anything fun for the fourth of July??

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Too Much Johnny Depp?

Honestly I don't think it's possible but a male friend recently suggested to me that there was too much of him in this world. I am currently watching a move called From Hell. I rented it from Netflix and I have to say, I'm enjoying it. I like the quirky, weird characters he plays. Let's face it, he's a good actor. He can play weird or serious. I want to say I have loved him for quite some time. I was a fan from 21 Jump Street and that scene in Nightmare on Elm Street when he was sucked into his water bed and shot out as blood.

I will say though, I don't disagree with my friend. There is an excessive amount of Mr. Depp out there these days. I am just saying, I'm not complaining. Are there any other actors or actresses out there you're sick of seeing?

*edited to add a picture of him. Why not?? ;)

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Not Sure What's Up With Me

I've been cooking like crazy lately. I think I have so much time on my hands being on vacation that I just want to cook a lot. I made a chicken taco/enchilada casserole tonight. I found a recipe but I tweaked it a lot. It was amazing. It's just lucky that I've been exercising more as well as cooking more. It helps!

I have also been enjoying summer break doing things like reading (for fun instead of text books), shopping, spending more time with my girls and going out with friends. Even though I am glad to be away from school I do miss my school friends. They are going out for drinks on Saturday and I plan on being there. Last week I heard a good local band. It's nice to support the local music. The band was good though. I believe they call themselves Damm Strate or something. I honestly am not sure how they spell it, however I do know they don't spell it how it "should" be spelled. haha

I would really like to take a vacation but at this point it's not looking promising. I need a beach somewhere!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Hmmm Cupcake or Chocolate Chip Cookie?

Can't decide? To hell with it. Have both!!!! I love the facebook page Bake it In a Cake. They are aaaaamazing. They also have a website here: The possibilities are endless. I saw a picture of a chocolate chip cookie in a cupcake so I had to try it. They turned out PERFECT. :) I never found a recipe. I just made it myself based on the idea. It wasn't hard. See for yourself....and drool. :)

Monday, June 13, 2011

Live in the Peoria Area?

Need a truck? We're selling this one!

Have a look. I'm visiting with inlaws this week so it's been a little busy. I am having a lot of fun cooking up various meals for the whole family. I do love to cook. I have been watching food network like crazy. I love love love Man vs. Food and Diners, Drive Ins and Dives. Bobby Flay is a personal fave as well. I love Paula Deen for that home cooking. My grandma is from the south so I do love the fried foods and sweet tea!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Ahhhh I Can't Take It!

I have been watching my food shows lately. I am watching the waistline since it's summer and I need to tone and tighten. I have been running the treadmill and working out quite a bit. Along with the exercise and being good comes hunger. I hate that I start craving all the bad stuff when I'm trying to be good. It's how it goes though. I have been watching food network like crazy. I am a glutton for punishment. I love watching cooking shows even more when I'm really hungry. I don't know why. I don't go eat either. I just love watching it. I am doing this late at night usually and by the time dinner rolls around I cook up a really delicious meal. I am a better chef when I watch Food Network!

I got up pretty early this morning and Martha Stewart was on baking a rhubarb pie with another woman. I'm not a huge fan of Martha Stewart but eh, I figured what the heck. Well no one on the planet could possibly actually understand the recipe cause these two women kept interrupting each other! They talked over each other, never finished a sentence...etc. When one started to make a statement the other would immediately interrupt and say "oh and you can always do this" then the other one would be "yeah and well I do it like this." I wanted to slap them both and say BAKE THE FREAKING PIE! They wouldn't shut up. I had to finally turn the channel. Forget the pie. I'll watch Bobby Flay any day! He at least doesn't make me feel like he's competing for the camera's attention.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

ok. I always thought Christina Aguilera had one of the strongest voices around...but um...what's wrong with her lately? She totally DESTROYED We are the Champions in the beginning of this clip. Why does she feel the need to do whatever it is that she does to every single word in the song? I want her to just calm down and sing like she used to...if she still can...but this is just annoying screeching. Check out the link below. Not trying to be mean, but she shouldn't be wearing those hot pants either. I WOULDN'T wear them! I am 5'2" and about 102 pounds but I know better than wearing something like this. It's gonna make all your bad spots look worse...and wow did they look worse. I want everyone to get me right here. I have always LOVED her. Something is just not right and everyone has to agree these pants are bad. I'm making observations.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Loving this Chick :)

The guy is pretty good too at what he does. I'm really loving her. Her name is Karmin. She does covers of other songs but she usually improves the song and then I prefer HER version. She did Look at Me Now and it's amazing.

The current song that I am loving is Super Bass. She just nails it. Great job! Keep belting out the tunes. I love listening.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

My New Favorite

I have always been a tea person. I came across this at the store.

Since I have a sweet tooth as well I bought it. That is my Hugs & Kisses cup and I love it. haha We all have our favorite mug right? Well I decided to give this a try and I definitely do add some sweetener to it. I have to have my sweetener. I always add a touch of honey and it's out of this world good. I'm enjoying it at this very moment. The tea bags were really interesting looking too.

There is nothing like a nice hot beverage and a good book don't you think? :)

Weird Dreams


Last night I had a series of odd dreams and even more strange I seem to remember a lot of them. I had a dream a college professor was hitting on me hardcore, like propositioning me and I was thinking I had to tell someone. I was going to tell a friend nearby but before I could she went insane. lol Then I was at a restaurant and couldn't find my kids. It goes on, but you get the idea. It was crazy. It's even more crazy since most of my teachers are women. Then again, 2 of my female teachers are in fact a couple...and I go to a Catholic college. Go figure! ;)

I am now sitting on my couch, having a cup of coffee, pondering all the weirdness that is in my brain. Have you had any crazy dreams you remember?

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Staying Thin With a Sweet Tooth

It really sucks having a sweet tooth and trying to stay thin at the same time. Some people are under the delusion that I don't eat. However they would be surprised. I just find the right things to eat. I either lower calorie treats, or smaller amounts of the fattening things but I don't deprive myself of anything at all. That just makes you want it even more. I guess I have willpower. I recently bought a package of the new Strawberry Burst Oreos. The surprising thing about Oreos that people don't realize is that they are 100% vegan. That's right. Totally vegan. There are no animal products in Oreos at all. I found this out by accident while doing research for my daughter Gabbi who has a milk allergy. It's hard to find sweet treats for her. You can't imagine how guilty it makes a person feel to eat some ice cream and your 3 year old is staring at it wanting a lick but she can't have it. So the Oreos are here for those occasions. I don't let her have them a lot. She can have plain chips too for a snack. As far as sweets go, Oreo is probably her fave.

The other thing I absolutely adore is the Twix Ice Cream bars that are in the 90 calorie size. They are tiny and I somehow manage to eat just one. Most people probably would laugh at it, but it gives me the sweet taste I need and that's that. I might have more than one a day but never at the same time.

I love sugar. I love sweets. I wish I could eat a donut or two every day. But I don't. I know I can't. It's not that hard. I just don't do it. That's all. I'm not starving by not letting myself have those things. I'm being what I consider smart. ;)

Monday, May 30, 2011


People must be out enjoying summer because I'm not getting so many comments here like I used to. ;) I'm on summer break people. I actually have *time* right now. It's not something I'm used to, but I plan on blogging it up while I can this summer. I have just one semester of school left then it's off to take the boards, and get a job. I cannot wait. It seems like a million years away but I'm getting there.

So leave a comment, tell me what you're doing with your summer. Call me curious.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

High Arches

I recently bought myself a pair of the Skechers Shape Ups. Actually it's been a few months. I didn't really expect it to help tone my butt much. haha However I was hoping they would be comfortable and maybe help my posture a bit. As a nursing student I sometimes spend a lot of time on my feet. I had an unexpected happy result from these shoes. I have really high arches. The shape of these shoes causes the middle to kind of push up. Hard to explain but if you look at the shoe you might be able to understand. It causes a lot of support to the high arches and my feet do not hurt at the end of the day like they used to. I notice I am not getting back pain from standing on my feet all day anymore either. So I love my Skechers. This is my own personal opinion. I am writing this simply because I was thinking about it, not because someone paid me too. I have always dealt with arch pain. When I was in school I played basketball (a dream that faded when my height never increased passed 5'2"). My feet would always kill me after running a few laps or doing a few suicides. Awful.

On the other hand I have, as far as feet go, always thought I had pretty nice feet. haha A high arch looks good not to mention I think my feet are kind of made for a high heel. My feet hurt MORE wearing flats then heels. People make comments on how I can handle wearing my heels but honestly they feel better than a flip flop after a few hours. Flip flops or flat shoes are really bad for the feet as well. I recently read something on it. I actually had a bruise on the bottom side of my foot after wearing a pair of flip flops all day. I have no idea if that is truly what caused it but my feet were killing me. I had worn them longer than usual that day. I was on my feet for a long period of time as well.

I'm sure others can relate to my issues. If you have some shoes that really help your feet, whether you have a high arch or a flat foot please share. I hope that someone reads this and gives the shape ups a try.

Monday, May 23, 2011

What's With All the Tornadoes?

It is that time of year. There has been never been a spring season in all my when there wasn't several tornado watches, sometimes multiple a week and a few tornado warnings. I think here in the Midwest (Illinois) we actually are so very used to tornado warnings that we probably don't take them seriously enough. You might think when the weather lady gets on TV saying go to the lowest level of your home that every single person would be rushing down to safety at the suggestion. This is really not the case for the majority. It's like the case of the boy who cried wolf. We can all count many times that they said tornado warning but nothing ever happened. Most people will wait until it looks so bad outside, or the power has either flickered or went off before we head to shelter.

That being said I decided this year I would be more careful. There are have been so many destructive tornadoes this season that I thought I better err on the side of caution. We had a tornado warning last night, right about the same time the huge tornado was destroying part of Missouri. I took my kids and we just set ourselves up in the basement. Nothing happened. I had even been told a tornado was spotted out in a field but heading our way about 10 mile away. It never made it here, and I am thankful for that. There is an old Gypsy story from my hometown about 10 miles from here. The town suffered from a tornado that caused some destruction in town. I forget the year, but it's been a very long time ago. An old gypsy woman in town said a little chant and supposedly this was preventing the town from ever having another tornado hit it. EVER. The story itself is true. The fact that it will protect the town from a tornado is up for grabs. It's a popular story there. Many people do in fact believe it. The town hasn't been hit by a tornado since at all. I wish I could remember the year. All I can say is it has been at least the length of my life. I believe it happened when I was a young child. Makes for a great story anyway!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Ahhhh Summer Break!

When a class full of nurses after a grueling semester go on a bar crawl it's best to just stay out of the way! lol I had a lot of fun and am looking forward to a summer off. I think I'm going to read a few books because I WANT to. :) So wonderful. I cannot wait. I am going to start tonight if I don't go out, but as of now, it's not looking like I will be. I am thinking a relaxing night at home isn't such a bad thing!

Friday, May 6, 2011


It's May? I mean.....May? Yes! Sweet! I have two finals left and then I am off of school for the summer! I am so happy that I'm not even studying right now. haha Yeah well, I will. I have good grades already in the classes. I couldn't fail these courses if I tried at this point. Regardless, I am so happy to be at the last semester. Starting in August I will begin my final semester and graduate in December. If I like you, you might get an invitation to the ceremony. I have worked hard to get here. I am planning on partying pretty hard, Nurse style. I know a few girls who already have this down pat. I'm thinking I need to rent a party bus!!!


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