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Hey I'm Jamie. Christian. Wife. Foodie. New home owner. Mommy of a 4 year old little boy, who fills my life with wonderful chaos.

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Thursday, January 12, 2012

What? It's only Thursday!

WHAT A WEEK!!  And I still have one more day....I have been a full time nursing student for just about a week and my brain is completely fried. I feel like I have so much to do and if I let up just a little bit I will get behind, which is why I haven't posted in a while. I have 6 nursing teachers. They have all had turns talking and passing out papers this week. I have gotten at least 3 different calendars all with different things on them, its unbelievable. I knew it was going to be alot but Boy did I underestimate that. HA
Anyway I am still super excited, Monday and Wed. I have my nursing classes that are 2 1/2 hours long each day. We have 3 books that we have to read at least 2 chapters in each book, for each time we meet. I also have math and human development on these days and Friday.  My human development teacher is AWFUL, she thinks that, that is our only class. It's the first week of school and I have already read the first 2 chapters in that book, written a journal entry, and taken a quiz. She's killing me. My math teacher seems pretty cool though. I hate math but she has made it very understandable and begging us to ask questions so she can explain stuff further. She is also really young, like I'm pretty sure she is only 2 years older than me. She understands NO ONE wants to be in there and does weird things to keep us awake. So I think I can deal with her.
Not only do I have class those 3 days, I have Nursing Lab on Tuesdays and Thurs. These are not really included in your schedule when you sign up so I had no clue I would be there all day those 2 days also. I thought maybe every Tues. or Thurs. for an hour but, NO. I was there from 8-3 on Tues. and 9-2 today. I will be there next Tues. from 8-3 and I also have to find a time between now and next week to go in to lab and practice making beds. Tomorrow after class, I'm gonna try to go practice. I also have a Dr. Appt. in somerville to figure out what is really  wrong with my stomach. The Dr. I went to keeps telling me it's a bug to just wait it out but I have been waiting for over 2 months. So I'm getting a second opinion. I really have to go and get all my shots for clinicals too. (Sounds like I'm a dog)

Now let's talk about this bed thing. I knew making a bed for a hospital was different from making my bed at home but geezzz... You tuck this thing here, you pull this there, you roll the patient to one side, and pull this stuff out and MITER IT. Really I had no clue what that word was, sounds like a bug to me. but it's how you fold it. It's ridiculous. They are so particular about how this is supposed to be done and we have to make the bed with someone lying in it. I understand why but seriously... I hope I pass my checkoff on this... That would be so embarrassing.

I also have a checkoff on bed baths. I really didn't think I would be this freaked out about giving baths but after I watched a video and had to practice it on a person. I was kind of grossed out. Not to be mean but I don't know how I feel about rubbing all over someone I don't know. Like washing their (uh-hmm). I can see why this is needed, and it's actually good for us to get to know our patients and see what kind of problems they have or could have. Im just scared to death to do it on a real live patient. SO... I asked Mark if I could practice on him tonight. He got all excited and I had to tell him, It's just for practice and will not lead to ANYTHING because IM EXHAUSTED! (sorry if that grossed you out)
After just one week Im so tired... I hope I get the hang of this soon. :)

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Our Menu this week

I start to school tomorrow and I am trying to get in the habit of planning out meals for the week to make it easier for me to maintain my weight and keep the house under control while in nursing school. We dont have much money so I am trying to cut our grocery bill down to under $100 a week. For 3 people and buying diapers, that can be difficult. BUT... I figured if I plan 3 meals a week then we can have church meal one night and leftovers for 2 and of course we will probably eat out one night, normally we get 5 for 5 sonic burgers so its really not too expensive. I am also on weight watchers and I'm trying to prove that you can eat well on a budget, because I have to.  
Today I went to the grocery and got our 3 main meals for the week. 
BBQ Chicken Pizza- just get the thin and crispy pizza crust that is a 12' circle. Some low fat bbq sauce and a rotisserie chicken thats already cooked. You can pull the skin off and have a super fast healthy  meal. 
Salsa Stoup with double decker quesadillas- This is a rachael ray recipe and its a mix between a soup and a stew. It is super easy to get a low carb tortilla and low fat/skim milk cheese. Everything is the soup is pretty much vegetables YAY! 
Finally Spaghetti Squash Spaghetti- I have never made spaghetti with a spaghetti squash but my weight watcher friends told me how. I figured since I got the low-sodium, Chunky vegetable spaghetti sauce that it is mainly vegetables and cant be too terrible for me. I also got ground turkey instead of ground beef and of course the noodles are really squash. Hopefully it wont taste too different. I told Mark if he doesn't like it we will never eat it again. 
I will have to let you know how everything taste and how school goes TOMORROW! Wish me luck! 

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Goodbye 2011!

2011 has been a wonderful year! Here's a recap of the mayhem we had this year.
January- saying we had a lot of snow in MS, is an understatement. That picture is just the first day of snow. We had 3!
February- We visited my old college roomies in Jacksonville and lil E went to the beach and chased seagulls.
March- We celebrated uncle Baba and uncle Paws birthdays.
April- E hunted Easter eggs for the first time.
May-  On May 10th, Eason was officially adopted!!!!!! EASON JAMES MATHIS!
June- Mommy started back to school. 
July- Our 1 yr. anniversary! and Uncle Bob got married. E got to enjoy the wedding and the dancing.
August- Giggy graduated with her MASTERS! GO GIGGY! and  vacation to Pensacola, where E learned to swim, with floaties of course.

September- Eason went to his first TIGERS game! 
October- Eason's first time trick or treating he was a cowboy and Mommy got accepted into Nursing school. :)
November- Nov. 6th was Eason's 2nd birthday! He loved blowing out the candles and his Woody and Buzz cake. He also got snapped at by Poppop's dog at Thanksgiving, but he kinda had it coming with how much he was annoying that poor dog.
December- Got to drive in the Christmas parade with Pappy. At Christmas, E decorated the tree for us and he wouldn't let us help him. Eason figured out he was supposed to open EVERY present. And Cousin Dave married Jenna. 

I hope 2012 can BEAT 2011 as best year EVER! It has some big shoes to fill. 
Happy 2012 Everyone!