Friday, January 23

I have an award!

I must be amazing or something.

I got this awesome award from Mary for my overwhelming awesomeness. Yay! I feel special! And I must be one of the few people who like these memes....

And the rules are:
1. Choose a minimum of 7 blogs that you find brilliant in content or design.

2. Show the 7 winners' names and links on your blog, and leave a comment informing them that they were prized with “Honest Scrap.” Well, there’s no prize, but they can keep the nifty icon.

3. List at least ten honest things about yourself.

10 Honest Things:
~I like to turn the water on my kitty when when she sits in the sink. It makes me laugh so hard.

~I love the snow. But I HATE cleaning it off my windshield. And getting it in my shoes. Actually, snow isn't nearly as much fun anymore after you're grown up.

~I'm totally desperate for a baby, but we're not even trying yet.

~It irritates me a lot when patients are nurses or have family who are nurses. It becomes a sort of power/territory struggle. I really don't want to hear you drop random knowledge just to make it clear to me that you're a nurse and we're "on the same level."

~I am ADDICTED to "The Girls Next Door." It's a weakness.

~I've also recently become addicted to The Biggest Loser. I watch lame TV. Go Tara!

~Speaking of lame TV, I'm also recently addicted to "The Secret Life of the American Teenager." It's like a bad car crash. It hurts my brain and it hurts my soul but I can't look away. I MUST KNOW WHAT HAPPENS!

~I'm a little overly proud of myself for being a "Temporary RN." All I did was graduate and pay a lot of money, but I feel like I'm somebody special now.

~I'm probably the only person I know who loves these memes/awards and doing stupid survey stuff. Because I really feel that you all need to know random useless facts about me.

~I am 97% sure that I'm not going to pass the NCLEX, and the fact that I bs'd my way through nursing school is coming back to bite me in the form of not knowing anything I should. I don't feel smart or competent at all, and I get just a teensy bit annoyed when everybody assures me that I will pass, because I put on a good front and nobody knows how not smart I really am. Or too smart, because I'm able to fake it, until it really matters like with the NCLEX.

Wow, that's almost a little depressing. Way to end on a high note, jen. So to end on a high note that has nothing to do with the meme: I am in the most comfy pajama pants ever (which actually belong to my husband) and an over sized t-shirt that makes me feel comfy and wonderful and I'm not changing until I get into scrubs for work, which are also practically pajamas. Except slightly less comfortable, and I will have to wear a bra. Man, my life is hard.

Ok, 7 winners chosen by me whose blogs are brilliant in content or design (feel free to not pass on the award, because I know most people hate these things):

Emilia, because I find her posts very entertaining, and she's my awesome sister-in-law.
Kristina, because she doesn't have enough awards already. And she's funny.
Julianne, because I find her writing completely brilliant and always entertaining.
Wendy, even though I know she probably won't do it because she has a professional website, but you should check it out anyway. She takes awesome pictures. And has an amazing sense of style both in her blog and her home.
Shannon, also because she has this amazing sense of style that I'm totally jealous of. Moreso in her home than her blog, but I think you can see it there, too, and especially in her stupid amazingly photogenic pictures.
Naptime Nostalgia - I don't actually know this woman's name, I just blogstalk her, which also means she'll never know she won this prestigious award, but she's pretty entertaining. So I think she deserves it anyway.
Brittany, because I find her posts entertaining as well.

I find too many people entertaining. It was hard to narrow down the list. Enjoy!


Googling gets me nowhere, and my sister-in-law won't call me back, so it's time to turn to the blogging world...

Maternity insurance. I'm not talking about the cover-your-butt insurance, I'm talking about the kind where if you play it right, get it just a month or two before you get pregnant, you end up paying nothing (or possibly even making a little money) off of having a baby. Has anybody ever heard of it? Because I have, multiple times, but I don't know how to look for it. All I can find is cover-your-butt insurance. And I already have that.

I don't understand why it's disappeared... I found it a year ago or so, when I was obsessed with getting pregnant and couldn't, but now I don't even know HOW to look for it. All I can think to google is "maternity insurance" and, again, that seems like a dead end. I guess I'll just keep looking, but any insight from my overwhelming multitude of readers (all four of you) would be appreciated. :)

Tuesday, January 6

A Very Charlie Brown Christmas

My brother came down from Idaho for Christmas. I felt bad, cos I had to work Christmas day, but we had a nice little Chirstmas morning, and dinner with Ben and Jessie upstairs the day after. Details are boring. Here are pictures:

Our little Charlie Brown Christmas Tree. It worked surprisingly well. Sadly, I forgot to take pictures before we opened all the presents. It was really cute.

Christmas dinner. Ben and Jessie did most of it. It was delicious.

I did the dessert. Banana pudding. It was ok.

Ben and Brit

Ben and Jessie (and Darius)

Me and Brit

Me and Brit and Andrew (and part of Jessie's head, that I had to crop out... which is why this picture is so fuzzy... sad panda.)

Me and Andrew and Simba (I think... his name changed about 3 or 4 times while he was with us. But he was a seriously cute kitten. Whiskey did not agree. Actually, I'm gonna tell that whole story after pictures, cos it was funny.)

One of my favorite Christmas presents, from Christmas in Colorado. It's a snowman! It's a nurse! It's hanging out decorating our TV stand. Love!

So. Whiskey and Simba. Funniest thing ever. Our cat is a total fraidy cat, and very spoiled and territorial. So she was NOT happy about a new kitten invading her space for 2 days. She spent most of her time under the bed. But when we forced them in the same room together (under close supervision), their interaction was hilarious. Whiskey would crouch and stare the kitten down, hissing and growling if he got too close. Simba, on the other hand, did not understand the concept of someone not liking him. So he kept trying to approach her, and backing off with this totally confused look when she tried to kill him with her mind. And he'd lay down (totally relaxed) 3 feet away and watch her.... and try again.... and run away all confused. What a cute kitten!!!


Brought to you by Kristina's insistence that I show myself.

Ok. That's a lie. I was totally planning on doing this anyway.

I went to Walmart today to return some stuff. I came away with two new sets of scrubs and spending more money than we probably had.


Actually.... I have about 15 tops already. And I only work 3 days a week. What I really need is pants. But when I went looking for pants, I found these two. And I thought, I'm working on valentine's day, I need a valentine's day top. And even more importantly, I'm a BABY nurse! I don't have any tops that say "Hey, I'm a baby nurse!" And isn't it cute?!

Brit glared at me. A lot.