It’s just another day in paradise.


 

I have been slacking.

Okay, I lied. I haven’t had anything to write about.

My life has just been glorious. I go to school and come home. That’s about it. I sit down at the computer, stalk Facebook, check my dashboard on WordPress, then get off. I’m trying to enjoy these last few weeks of relaxing and sleeping late. Kids start back to school soon. Plus, I have a 8am class starting in August. Joy! Those mornings will be rushed.

Truthfully, I am really looking forward to school starting back. This summer has been filled with tons of fights and arguments between the kids. Like right now, they are in there room arguing over who is going to be spongebob because he plays the guitar. -uhh- The joys of parenthood. My little girl tries to diffuse the situation but sometimes Brayden pushes her to her “scream at the top of her lungs” limit, which is automatically followed by “I’M NOT GONNA BE YOUR FRIEND EVER AGAIN, STARTING NOW!” Then, guess what happens? Yep! Bray runs in here, crying, “Ariel won’t be my friend!” Doh! Not only am I a wife, mother, student, house-keeper, chef, landscaper, pet sitter, blogger, and organizer; now I am a ringleader for the circus.

This summer I have been thinking about finding a job once school starts back. We could really use the extra money. I would really love to get in a health-care position. If I have a health-care position 6 months prior to my enrollment in RN classes that will give me a better chance to get selected into the program. My college does a competitive selection to get in a lot of the health-care degrees. Which is good in a way.  Here is what I must have before I can try to enroll.

1. Complete a Competitive Progression File Review Request
2. Submit a copy of current CPR card front and back with signature (American Heart Association, BLS for Health Care Providers).
3. Complete Pre entrance NLN (60% of process); with a minimum of 85%.
4. Complete 7 Core courses with minimum of a C or better, GPA must be a minimum of 3.0.
(BIOL 2113, BIOL 2113L, BIOL 2114, BIOL 2114L, ENGL 1101, MATH 1111 and PSYC1101 (40% of process). 1 point added for 6 months of consecutive employment in healthcare; 1 point added for LPNs.
 

Sounds easy right? Meh. I’m just worried about not getting selected the first time. If I do not get selected, the next selection isn’t until the next year.  I know all I can do is get really awesome grades and have faith. But, having a job in health-care will help, not only will it help our finances, but it will give me one extra point that I may need to get selected.

Right now I am struggling in College algebra. Well, not really struggling, but it sure seems like it. It is a 10 week course crammed into 5 weeks. 4 exams (60%),  4 quizzes (20%), and one final exam (20%). My last exam was a total blow. Which I knew when I left class that day that I failed it. I told myself, If I make a 70, I’ll be surprised. Boy, was I off. -lol- Let’s just say, it was baaaaadddd! It was a lot of stuff to learn in 4 days. What really hurt me was I didn’t have time to finish. The last three problems I didn’t even get to. Horrible. I’m more than positive that if I would of took this class during a normal semester, I would pass everything. I mean, I’ve only been in Algebra classes since December 2010! I know this stuff, but under pressure with math, your brain starts to hurt. I would rather write a 25 page essay about cellphones or something. Math isn’t my strong suit.

Other than that, things have been pretty steady here. Our garden is still producing and we are still giving it away. Our cantaloupes are finally ready. Well, some of them. Tomatoes are in full bloom. Yesterday, Shane tore up our squash plants and replanted. Our corn fed the deer. -lol- We are starting to see sunflower seeds, which the birds are gladly enjoying. Our okra is doing great. What else? Oh, yeah! Cucumbers! Finally they are starting to die off. They did awesome this year. I really want to plant pumpkins but I think it is too late now for our area. I don’t know.

My weight is still slowly declining. I feel so good about myself now. I love being able to see the change in some clothes that I have in my closet. I need new clothes to be completely honest. All my shorts are baggy. I have lost my butt. I hate baggy bottom shorts. I want to start back running once the weather participates. It has been too dang hot here and I’m not a morning person. I can’t get up at the crack of dawn and go run. I love my sleep.

So, In conclusion, -lol- I am happy. I don’t have anything to really whine about. It’s just another day here in paradise. Lovin’ life and enjoying every minute.

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