Thursday, April 26, 2012

7 Days!

Yes, it's technically only a week's worth of class left for this semester! Despite averaging 5 hours of sleep each night this week, I am managing quite well.

I am officially done with public speaking! I had my last speech on Tuesday night, which I got a 95 on. Super happy to be done with that forever. I hate being in front of people. I am done with all of my papers! I'm down to 3 tests and 3 exams. And after this weekend I will only have the exams left.

Can you believe that my first year of respiratory school is almost over? I have enjoyed every minute of it! I have just over one year left to go and then I will be working doing what I love. I am so glad that I found a career that I enjoy so much. Those 8 hour clinical days go by so much faster than 8 hours sitting at a desk. I'm sure I will take this statement back once we start 12 hour days haha.

Also, I am so glad it's getting warmer outside. It just makes my life that much better!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Menu Plan Monday 4/23-4/29

Monday: Hawaiian Barbecued Chicken with Sauteed Zucchini and Brown Rice
Tuesday: Class
Wednesday: Grilled Pork Chops with Garlic Red Potatoes and Tossed Salad
Thursday: Spaghetti, Tossed Salad, and Mozzarella Bites
Friday: Sauteed Beef with Mushrooms, Macaroni and Cheese, and Sweet Baby Carrots
Saturday: Leftovers
Sunday: Leftovers

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Mother's Day is Coming!

Mother's Day is only 3 weeks away! If you're still looking for a great gift, remember that I can make gift baskets specialized for each person on your list!

I have this foot spa basket already made and available for $20.

I have this gardening basket ready to go. Now that it's warming up outside, this would be a great gift for those that love to work in the flowers! Available for $25.

If you have any other ideas in mind, feel free to ask if I can do it! Check out this page for more ideas. I also know that wedding season is fast approaching as well as baby showers. Consider getting them a unique gift at a reasonable price!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Menu Plan Monday 4/16-4/22

Breakfasts: Oatmeal, Grits, and Broccoli and Cheese Omelets

Monday: Bible study
Tuesday: Class
Wednesday: Grilled Pork Chops, Creamy Cauliflower, and Green Beans
Thursday: Taco Casserole with Avocado and Tossed Salad
Friday: Hawaiian Barbecue Chicken with Sauteed Zucchini and Brown Rice
Saturday: Stuffed Peppers with Baked Sweet Potatoes and Corn
Sunday: Leftovers

A Couple of Deals

I came across a couple deals in my daily bargain hunting that I thought I would share because I think they're really good.

First - this week at Target, women's tank tops are $6 each. That alone is a deal, but it gets better! There are $3/1 coupons on the Target website for both Mossimo and Merona, making these tanks just $3 each! It's already in the 80's here today. In just a few weeks you will be wishing you had plenty of tanks!

The next deal is on Pepsi Next 12 packs. Walgreens has them on sale for $2.99 the entire month of April. You can also use the $1/1 coupon found in the Walgreens coupon book which can be found near the registers. And when you buy 3 of the Pepsi Next 12 packs, you will get a $3 register reward. This makes each 12 pack only $.99! I haven't tried these yet, but I'm willing to give them a try at this price.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Forget Who I Was?

I didn't think so! Sorry for my absence, yet again. I am having a hard time juggling everything that is going on in my crazy world!

I started going to a weekly Bible study called First Place 4 Health. It is a 12 week Bible study and weight loss program. As of the first weigh-in, I had lost one pound. A single pound. But I had not exercised as much as I should have. I thought I had been eating fairly well though. So I was a little disappointed with that teeny tiny weight loss, but it's one pound closer to my goal! And that goal just so happens to be 68 more pounds away. This will be a long process. Matthew is not going to the Bible study, but he is following the weight loss program. For his first weigh-in, he lost 5 pounds. I will not let his success bring me down though because if he can lose, I know I can lose. And I want him to lose just as bad as I want to lose weight myself. So it's really a win haha.

We walked 4 miles this morning on the walking trail in town. It was so nice outside and the 50 minutes really went by quickly. We've also walked a couple times in our neighborhood. And I finally started using my stationary bike! I have found that it works best if one of my favorite shows is on. It goes by a lot faster if my attention is on something other than how many minutes are left in my workout haha.

What else have I been up to? Oh you know spring break was over a week ago now, but I worked the entire 6 days. Can't wait for that paycheck! There are officially three weeks and 2 days left of this school semester. And boy are they packing on the work! I've got 2 speeches, 2 critiques, 2 papers, 1 article review, 3 SOAP notes to collect info for and type, 4 tests, and eventually final exams. Ugh that sounds like a ton of stuff! I am so exhausted it is ridiculous. But luckily I get a 14 day break before the summer semester starts. And I will be working for about 7 of those days. Then by some incredible blessing from God, I am going to Colorado with my sister and her husband for 4 days!!!! They will be there a couple days longer, but I will take what I can get. I'll get back just in time to start school the next day!

So this is what I have been up to lately. Now should be when I make a promise to blog more, but I'm not going to make a promise I am pretty sure I'll break. I will really try a lot harder though! I really do have so much to talk about! But if you don't see any new blog posts, just pray that I am still alive and well and am making it through the end of this semester. That's all I need. Just to make it through.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Menu Plan Monday 4/2-4/8

Breakfasts: Baked Bananas with Oatmeal, Yogurt with Granola and Berries, Kashi cereal, Mini Broccoli and Cheese Omelets

Monday: Spaghetti with Tomatoes and Zucchini
Tuesday: Sauteed Beef and Peppers with Rice and Black Beans
Wednesday: Grilled Pork Chops, Baked Sweet Potatoes, and Sauteed Squash with Onions
Thursday: Loaded Tostones (using this and this as inspiration)
Friday: Leftovers
Saturday: TBD
Sunday: Easter!