Saturday, August 18, 2012

I Don't Wanna!

My wonderful time of two weeks and five days away from school are coming to a close.  The break between our summer semester and the fall semester has been wonderful and I want it to continue.  No hurried doctor's appointments this time.  Just some good old fashioned relaxation.  The house got a good cleaning, I've been well rested without anxiety provoking dreams, had a fantastic girl's weekend and spent some time with my dad while he was in town visiting.  Too bad we can't store good sleep like a camel stores water.  I will certainly need  the extra zzz's.

Friday was checking back into reality as it was my first day back to work in over a week. I did not appreciate my alarm sounding off at 5am.  That was not nice.  Today has been glossing over the school website and downloading math calculations and worksheets in order to prepare for a very long day this Monday for our first day of class.  Class that will last from 9am until after 4pm.  Ugh.  Insert unhappy face here.  Tomorrow will be another day of work only to return home and fight those first day of school jitters.  Yuk.  I'm not even sure what to throw in my backpack.  As long as I remember what building to walk into at the correct time then I guess I will be doing okay.  

Got an interesting letter in the mail today regarding school.  Apparently I've been selected to join a 'society' of academic and leadership success.  Ha!  It sounds like a win-win situation not to mention a gold star on my resume and money for any future schooling that I may want to attempt.  I just find it funny that I was asked in the first place.  If these people only knew what I am really like they may change their minds.  haha....I can't even speak in front my classmates to give a group presentation.  I totally get tongue tied and flushed.  I hope to God that I don't have to give a speech in front of this so-called society.  I would surely faint.  I guess all that wine has had some benefit to my little brain.  And if that's the case then I toast to that.  Salut!  elizinashe

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Thick Air & Attitudes

The last few days have been gray, overcast and humid.  It hasn't been really hot so to speak but the air is just plain thick.  If it's going to be this poopy looking outside, I wish the skies would just open up and let loose.  Not that I want a big storm or anything but a good rain would definitely help.  In short, the clouds are full of gas and they need to fart big time.  

It's no surprise how weather and planetary movements can affect the attitude.  Sunny spring skies are always a mood booster, especially after a days of chilly weather.  A full moon seems to make people a little more festive if not impulsive.  I believe there is an urban myth about how emergency departments and police departments are busier than usual on a full moon night compared to others.  I know my workplace seems to be a bit more loony.  But, that's just my personal observation.  

I know for myself, icky weather like we are having today affects my own attitude.  I've had a hard time keeping my mind in a happy place.  Plus, there is an odd planetary movement that has been going on the last few weeks that is finally coming to an end and I feel like that weird cycle going back into a normal mode is pulling on my inner soul as well.  I'm ready to get back into a normal groove.  Everything I had planned in my head to tackle during my break has been slow going.  A big clash with one of my co-workers the other day has really seeped into my brain and does nothing but piss me off.  And what pisses me off even more is that it is stuck in my head.   I usually don't take work stuff home, but this incident really got under my skin.  However, as time goes on, I feel like it's washing away even more, along with the planets and thick air.  If it would only rain a good bit to truly wash it out of my system.  That would be a good thing.  

So that's it for today folks.  Just a gray, thick day anxiously awaiting the skies to open up and relieve some built up tension.  I think we all could use a good wash by Mother Nature.  elizinashe

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Quick Bits

Summer is over.  At least school wise.  I now have two weeks and five days of freedom from nursing school chaos.  I am now a second year nursing student.  It just doesn't seem really real.  Can't believe I have survived this far and  I don't know how it will all come together in the end.  It all just seems so surreal.  Weird.

I have a classmate whose last name is Sharp.  His initials are G.F.  Thus, he is G.F. Sharp.  Makes me giggle.  Being a piano player for most of my life I can't help but visualize those keys in my head when I see his student ID tag.  Ah, the simple pleasures in life that make it comical.  Gotta love it.  

Ever start writing a paragraph over and over again trying to find that voice because you're having a hard time conveying what's locked up in your head?  I keep trying to write something about the Olympics but I'm having a hard time finding what I really want to say about it all.  So here it goes.  Haven't watched much of it because I don't have cable.  I did see the Queen's entrance, (funny) and I dig watching women's gymnastics.  I could care less about fencing and synchronized swimming.  China's athletes are strangely strong.  There's something fishy about that.  

I have now joined the Smartphone craze.  And I love it.  It's the coolest thing ever.  I went with an iPhone which I find very user friendly and  I totally dig it.  Makes me wonder what else Steve Jobs would have created had he lived longer.  He certainly set a new standard for everyday modern technology.   I don't have that itch to get the iPad yet.  I'm pretty happy with my trusty ol' Dell.  However I think it's beginning to show it's age and slow down a bit. I just need it to last through school.  Keeping my fingers crossed.  

I will refrain from making any political rants or persuasions being that it's an election year.  I think it's going to take a long time for our economy to recover regardless.  However, what kind of idiot stands up in front of the NAACP and tells these people that his first order of business if elected is to get rid of Obama's healthcare reform?  Oh yeah, Romney.  What a jackass.  

So that's it folks.  Just thought I'd throw a few bits out there.  Just trying to keep the creative spark alive.  Peace out ya'll.  elizinashe