I am officially a student nurse! (as of a week ago...)
|I even have a badge to prove it!|
But after I walked into my first class with a syllabus that was half-an-inch thick, I was feeling more...
|ACK! (btw, picture from goofing off with Photo Booth, but it summed up my feelings perfectly.)|
My buddy (from the class above ours) presented me with a nursing school survival kit.
-Airborne (bump up that Vitamin C)
-Goldfish crackers (because they are the snack that smiles back)
-Sour Patch Watermelons and Peanut M&Ms (because they're awesome)
-Monster (caffeine, for sure)
-Pencils (pens are verboten in skills lab)
-Notecards (for learnings, of course)
-and Purell. Because hand washing is the best way to prevent the spread of infection! (x infinity)
She also wrote a really sweet note. Definitely brought a smile to my face.
So, it has begun. We (as a family) have signed up for two and a half years of insanity, but it will be so, so worth it in the end.
In family news, little miss J can officially be called a toddler!! She took five consecutive steps yesterday.
She's been flirting with the walking idea for two months now, at least, but would take a step and then chicken out and drop to her knees (always with a huge smile as we would try and encourage her to take a few more steps). But yesterday, when I set her down on her feet, she stayed stable for a few minutes and then stepped cautiously toward me while I encouraged her. When she fell into my arms, she had the HUGEST smile as we all clapped for her. So stinking cute.
I can NOT believe she is turning a year next Thursday! The year has just flown on by, and I'm scrambling to plan a small family party for her. As long as there is cake, we're good, right?