Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving...

To those in the states, and those that are not(you need a day to celebrate something too...right?).

This is what I am thankful for....


and I am thankful for each of you....

OH YEAH...and I am thankful for the 90% on my test yesterday!


Sunday, November 23, 2008

True Beauty...New Show

I just saw the commercial for the new show called True Beauty. This is coming from Ashton Kutcher, which kinda makes me chuckle, I don't know why.

I find this hilarious because the contestants are being judged on the inside and outside beauty...but the contestants are not aware about the fact that they are being judged for the inside too.

I find this a great concept, and kinda makes me feel better being the ugly duckling my whole life.

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Thursday, November 20, 2008

For the record...

The test that I thought I failed yesterday, I got an 82.  <sigh> But I'm still not happy. Though the average was a 77. I am relieved that I didn't fail it....but....

My therapist will be disappointed in me. I am such a perfectionist in some things(like my grades), that it sometimes brings me down if I dont meet my own expectations I know that 82 is good(even though a 76 would be failing because that is how nursing school works it is just not good enough.

Of course, this comes from my dad.  For example...a test I had last semester, he asked what I got...and I said...87 and his response was....Ohhhhh you just missed it.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Snow did a modified I decided to do it.  Loved her answers!


7 things I plan to do before I die

1. Go to Disneyworld

2. Go on a cruise.

3. Graduate from nursing school(though I am beginning to believe it might kill me in the process)

4. Be 100% independent after number 3

5. Move somewhere warmer! Maybe N. Carolina?

6. Fall in love again....(I got time right? Oh yeah..that is if Nursing school doesn't kill me).

7. Buy a brand new car!

7 things I do now

1. Study.

2. Sleep

3. Play with Sunrise.

4. Eat a little


6. Sleep

7. Did I mention study?

7 things I can’t do
1. Roll the perfect pie crust(gotta love the ready made ones!)

2. Keep organized in my bedroom.

3. Find a freaking popliteal pulse!

4. Figure out why my desktop will not connect to the internet.

5. Make homemade spaghetti sauce.

6. Pull all-nighters anymore(I used to do it in college my first time around, but old age is getting to me!)

7. Deal with major crowds.

7 things that attract me to the opposite sex
1. Sense of humor. I gotta be able to laugh...otherwise it is dead.

2. Sarcasm, within reason of course.

3.I'm a total sucker for guys who are metrosexual.

4. Intelligence...does that even need to be explained.

5. Thoughtful! Gotta love a guy who texts you to wish you luck on a test that you have that morning, and then texts again when the test is suppose to be over to see how it was.  Even though you hadn't mentioned it for a couple of days.

6. Totally understands when I have to cancel plans because Sunrise is sick.

7. Has a decent job, and self supporting.

7 things I say most often
1. Seriously?  Got this from Grey's.

2. Wanna watch Blue, Barbie, Teletubbies, Baby Einstein, Old McDonald?  Well...what DOOO you want to watch?

3. I am soooooooo gonna fail this test.(Thankfully up until today I had always pulled a high B at the minimum...though today, Yeah, I think I failed.)

4. Time to get ready to go. Want to go to school and see your friends?  Yes you do. Now let's get dressed.

5. I HATE snow(of course not the aforementioned Snow...I hate snow with a lower case letter, not Snow with capitalization)

6. Go to bed...(5 minutes later)...get back in bed...(5 minutes later)..I said GO to bed...(Yes this goes on for an hour...and longer if I have a test the next day, because Sunrise KNOWS when I have a lot of studying to is like inborn in her.)

7. I will do this tonight...

7 celebrities I admire
1. Reba McEntire, I love her voice!

2. Chelsea Handler...because she is soooooooooo freaking hilarious

3. Jeff Dunham..I mean really, who in the world is a better ventriloquist then him?

4. Noah Wyle...because he is so damned hot!

5. Joe from Blue's Clues, because he keeps Sunrise entertained real well.

6. Steve from Blue's Clues because of the reason above.

7. I have to say Angelina Jolie because everyone says that...because she is gonna save the world....Just ask her. LOL


Thursday, November 13, 2008

Someone asked me...

what my blog was about.  I sat for a minute and before I started to say, a pat answer of it is about a single mom, I realized it was sooooooo much more than that.

I sat back in my chair and started to ramble on that it is about my triumphs over my past, my triumphs in my future, my struggles day to day, the love of my life(Sunrise), my family, schooling, and toss in a little bit about men.

A lot of single parents(I think I lost my single father readers) read my blog and can understand a lot I am going through, but there are some married parents, and those without kids who read my blog and learn exactly what we single parents go through. I also hope that there is someone who can learn from some of my accomplishments that there is some hope out there for overcoming the past.

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Friday, November 07, 2008

Thank God for Blue's Clues....

Today was my day off of school(Oh yeah..I quit my job, don't think I told you that), I had a TON of studying.  Ugh a whole other post.  So I sit here for 6 hours postponing studying.  Well ok..I didn't just sit here, I washed dishes, started laundry, cleaned this and that, played with Sunrise...ANYTHING to NOT do my studying.

Well finally about 3 o'clock rolled around and I decided it was time to start studying. Grandma was home, and some of her needs could be met by grandma...while I studied. I start studying and Sunrise will come in and say hi to to me...give me kisses. I'll take study breaks and go hang out with her for a little bit...etc. 

Tonight around 8...grandma said that she thinks that the child was ready for bed. Hmmm ok...So I take a break and get her all ready for bed...tuck her in..kiss her good night.  This is when I started cursing out the company who made toddler beds!

I think she came out six times to say hi and give me a kiss goodnight. Before I knew it..she had all her blankets out on the kitchen floor at my feet laying there with her hands behind her head looking at the ceiling.  You could tell she was exhausted. 

So finally after looking at her exhausted body on the floor at 11PM, I got her up...and took her to bed...and turned on Blue's Clues.

Yes she was asleep in minutes!  Now to return to my studying....

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Thursday, November 06, 2008


Another post with a couple of rules...No flaming! No flaming of me or any of my readers. If you disagree...fine, but please do so in a respectful manner. I hope that no one takes this post the wrong way. If you are offended...then you probably have read it the wrong way and please say so, so I can clarify.

I believe racism still exists sadly.  It's not just a black/white issue it is a black, white, asian, middle eastern, etc..(Not just these..but I hope you get the idea...all nationalities..but for the sake of this post, let's assume I am talking about the black/white issue).

I also believe that it does not exist in GOOD people. People who are racists...suck. I don't care if they are great upstanding citizens who do good. If they are racists....they still suck. Having said this...I also believe that many African Americans are racists against whites, just like the vice versa.

Having said that...I am appalled by the fact that I think many people voted Obama in due to race. If you like his ideals...great! But if it was because he is a mixed race regardless of what he stands for, then you suck. Sorry...but that is racism! I now know for a fact that there are some that did vote him in due to his race. 

I thought our country (and other civilized countries) was finally above the whole race card. I am not saying that the whole country is above it...I am saying those that don't suck are.  But today, my dad received what he calls a "random text message" on his cell phone. That said "All white people report to the cotton fields". Yeah, it sucks what our forefathers did to the slaves, but don't blame the whole white population now. Neither my father or I were alive then...nor were my grandparents for that fact...beyond that, I don't really know much of my family don't blame us.

Remember the past and that is why we study history, so we do not repeat it...but if attitudes like this continue to grow...our history will sadly be repeated.

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Wednesday, November 05, 2008

A beer...or Five

Yesterday our Micro class was canceled after we got to school because our instructor lost her voice. I almost escaped the grasp of the hands of classmates...but they caught me and forced asked me if I wanted to go have a drink with them.  My answer was...No, I have to go home and study, and play with my daughter. Ok, I think I can go for ONE beer.

We walk into the Mexican restaurant and I order a beer.  The ONE beer I was going to drink.....after about the 3rd round...I called my mom and asked her to pick up Sunrise.  She proceeded to take advantage of my buzz and nag complain to me about a situation that arose the other day, involving a Mac. (Don't wasn't pretty). I told her "Mom...STOP you are ruining my buzz" and she said she knows...that I deserve it(Laughing of course). the poor guy, that was sitting beside us, was on lunch break from Fred Martin...We are sorry you had to hear our stories about vibrators, sex, and other perverted stuff...but ya know what?? You know you enjoyed it! I saw that smile tucked behind the frown! :)

Next thing I knew...they were dragging inviting me to another bar. "Um guys...I really gotta get home. I told mom an hour ago that it was only one more round"  I said..."Ok"

So at 8:30 I arrived home...from having ONE beer...or five.  (Did I mention that we got to the restaurant around 1:30?

Amazingly I only spent 5.00 all day, and...I didn't have a hang over this morning.  Maybe it had to do with my head in the toilet before I passed out.

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Sunday, November 02, 2008

Frustration..Opinions needed

Ok, so I got things going on the blog.  It looks great I think, but it needs "something".  I still have a blogroll to add, awards, and other fun stuff...but it is 1AM and I'm getting a little tired.

The one thing I can NOT stand is the new inline comments that Haloscan has added.  Maybe it can be taken out, but I don't see how.  If you know how, could you please fill me in.

On that note, what do you think?  Do you like the inline comments??  Let me know what you think.  If majority doesn't like it, then I think I may just ditch the whole Haloscan thing. Since you are the one that has to see it more than me, I want your input.

So frustrating!

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Saturday, November 01, 2008

Hear that????

That is the sound of saws, hammers, and every other tool you can think of. Since I have pretty much been hauled up in bed the last week, I decided to do SOMETHING with this time except watch television.

SOooooooo I am overhauling my blog as I mentioned in an earlier post.

So pardon the dust, and confusion. It isnt all going to be done tonight...but it is working.

By the way...Thanks to the helpful comments!! I am taking those comments and running with them. When Snow gets a minute, she is going to help me too. Thanks Snow! :)

Patience...patience. I want to get this done this week because next week Microbiology and Nursing Fundamentals 1 starts...Cross your fingers for me!