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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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