Saturday, April 24, 2010

Drum Role Please...

I know it's been almost a week since my last blog, trust me I was having blogging withdrawals, but every time I tried to have a moment to myself, it was never meant to be! Don't you hate that? When you think you can plop down at the computer desk, while breathing a sigh of relief because FINALLY there is hopefully going to be no distrations, only to be sadly mistaken. Hellloooo...didn't you get the memo? Your a mommy, there is noooo such things as breaks! Hey, a girl can dream can't she? Anyways, besides is serioulsy kicking my booty.

On the upside, the last time I blogged, I was rambling about how I was nervous and unsure about taking my first microbiology exam. I am HAPPY to say...ALLLLL the studying paid off!! I PASSED!! I really...really...passed! At first I wasn't so sure I did because after everyone finished and turned it in (btw-I was last to finish..sad I know) our professor went over the questions. I was sooo sure I didn't pass, I began to feel down in the dumps, so to say. The next morning I still felt blah, even AFTER having my two cups of morning life!!!! I arrived to class, our professor handed us back our tests and when he handed me mine, he handed it back facing down!
GREAT...was he trying to tell me something? At first I was reluctent to turn it over, I just sat there staring at it, trying to prepare myself mentally to stare defeat in the face! Here goes nothing!

WHAT!!?? Is this some sort of joke? Did I read the grade right? Sure did, more than a dozen times! Do I have the right test? Yup...that's my name! WOW...I'm sooo excited...and I just can't hide it! (ok I really didn't sing that, but internally I was singing and dancing up a storm!)

This stressed out, pulled in a million different directions, sleep deprived, coffee drinking, nose in the books for hours, nursing student, mother of two, passed my first microbiology test with an 82%! turned out to be a good day after all.

That was the start of my week, but it is nowSaturday, and I am looking up at what seems like a mile high worth of reading and homework on top of all the other to do's on my list. Oh well...I better suck it up and get to work! it's going to be a loonnnggg weekend! *Sigh*

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Crossing my Fingers!

Well I think I have studied as much as I could this last week! I will be taking my first big Microbiology exam in less than 24 hrs. and I'm a little nervous! O.k. that's an understatement! I'm VERY nervous! I can only soak in so much information about the structure, function, growth and development of Prokaryotes because after awhile it sounds like blah...blah..blah...blah...blah!! Besides this brain of mine is not a as young as it used to be! (Oh to be in my twenties again) I feel as if sometimes I'm in the early stages of dementia! I mean who forgets where they put a check?? NO...not a blank check, an actual check where it can be taken to the bank and exchanged for green, crisp dollar bills? Yup...that would be yours truly indeed...ME! Hey it might only be $25, but these days every bit helps. I could go on about my forgetfull ways, but I'll save myself the embarresment. Considering I will be awakened by my little guy at 0700, I better try to get some sleep. Hopefully I won't have nightmares of taking my test! :/

Monday, April 12, 2010

My Brain is Maxed Out!

So I am now beginning week 2 of my Micro and A & P 1 classes and I am still behind in my reading! I swear I don't know how much more information my brain can take. It's like shoving food into your mouth without stopping, until your soo full and green in the face it looks like you have chipmunk cheeks. Wow...did I just say that? I'm guess delirium is taking over my mind. How can one person find the time to read a total of 9 chapters in one week AND understand the concept of what your reading? Microbiology and A & P 1 is noo joke! Seriously any ideas or tips? I am in panic mode because I do NOT want to get behind. I guess I just have to learn how to prioritize my time better between school work and family life and all the responsibilities that comes with it. I believe my do to list so far is probably a few pages long! Well...maybe not that long, but boy does it feel like it! *Sigh* Well I gotta make this post short the little guy needs my attention (I see nap time in his future) and my lists of things to do begins. Then I see a long night ahead for me, which consists of my nose in the books, trying not to fall asleep!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Little Overwhelmed!

Well today was the end of my Spring Break and the start of a tough 11 weeks ahead! I felt calm and relaxed the whole two weeks of having school off, even if it did include chasing after my adorable little guy who is at the crawling and getting into EVERYTHING stage! So I was a little excited to start school again. I officially take back those thoughts, who in their right mind would get excited about starting Microbiology and A & P 1? Yup...that would be me, but not anymore! Let me just say, Microbiology is like being on another planet, those are called what?? You want us to look at huh?? Saccaromyces Cerevisiae?? Ummm....and what is it called in English? OHHH....yeast....well why didn't you say so? Let's just say I'm no longer on planet Earth, somehow I landed on Mars and I won't be arriving back to our planet until 11 weeks is over and I pass with at least a B! So I guess I need to get it together and find a way to make this information I'm about to learn stick in this 32 yr. old brain of mine.

As far as A & P 1 go, I've always been fascinated with our various systems and how it works, so maybe I have a chance in this class. I'm trying to be a little optomistic, even if on the inside I'm feeling a little overwhelmed. I thought last quarter was bad taking 4 classes, but I realize those were a piece of cake compared to these two classes I'm about to tackle. It's day one and already I have three chapters to read and two lab assignments for Micro and four chapters to read, one lab and writing assignment in A & P 1. Let the juggling begin!