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Monday, January 21, 2013

BLS certified...

Yippeeee... one more thing of my To-Do list. 

As I am planning (wishing, hoping, praying!!!) to start nursing school this year and currently volunteering in a local emergency department, "now" seemed as good as time as any to become up-to-date on my CPR certification.   I started it back in December and finished the online training portion through the American Heart Association for getting my BLS (Basic Life Support) training for Healthcare Providers.  Due to the holidays and such I was not able to fit in the practical aspect of the training and the test at that time ... but it got done this morning and I have my certificate to prove it!!!

Woohoo for small victories :-) ....now on to dealing with an emergency dental visit for Olivia as she chipped a tooth this morning and yet another orthodontic appointment for Magnus, who hopefully will not get yelled at the dentist for non-compliant brushing!!!

Happy Monday :-)

Saturday, January 12, 2013

I am waiting...

For news on two fronts!!!

The longest wait is going to be related to school.  My nursing school application was submitted and received and the long wait for acceptance letters to come out mid-April is going to be .. well LONG!!!!  However, I am so excited about having it turned in.  School is going well and I am so happy to be at the point when I can once again apply to nursing school.  It was disappointing to decline my spot in the program back in Illinois last year, but it was the best option for our family at that time.   But now I am just really happy to once again be at this point where I am waiting to hopefully be accepted.   I am going to think only good thoughts.   I really know in my core that this is the right direction for me and every time I volunteer in the Emergency Room it just reaffirms that I REALLY really want to do this.

The other piece of news is related to this amazing thing called surrogacy!  It has now been year since A&S and I decided to explore the options for pursuing a journey together once again.  There have been some hills to climb in this journey and a few things still need to fall into to place ... but the possibilities of continuing our journey is here.  A and I have been chatting back and forth a lot and I think we both have little jitters.  A&S have dreamed of adding to their family for a long time and at times I know it seemed like we would never get to this point ... yet here we are.  Who knows what tomorrow will bring :-)

...Happy waiting!!!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Happy New Year...

2012 flew by!  ... I am not quite ready for my New Years Resolutions yet ... still pondering what they should be this year!  Something with keeping up with my exercise ... yup got that covered.  I also do mean to write more personal letters - I had that as an resolution from last year but I think I can do better this year! .... and hey I got one important one checked off my list already:

*** my nursing school application has been submitted ***

Woohooo ~ I had a few great nurse friends review my initial essay write up and then I had a wonderful friend help me out with editions to my submissions.  Thank you M .. your critique and help was so valuable.  Now here is to trying to forget all about this application until notifications come out in April.....keeping my fingers crossed and will be staying busy will school in the mean time.  I am taking the second class for Anatomy and Physiology, which will focus on the brain, endocrine and cardiovascular systems, and a Genetics class.  I think it will be a great term and I am excited to be back in school ... even with the first quiz coming up today and a test new Friday :-)

Wishing everyone a fabulous 2013!