Thursday, May 17, 2007

Excuse Me Sir, It's Time For Your Sponge Bath

This past week I have been attending a class here in town. I am becomming a state certified nursing assistant by taking a two week course offered by our hospital. By working as a nursing assistant, I can earn patient care hours that will apply toward my graduate program application...yay! The class has one week of classroom training and then a week of training in the nursing home. The class consists of 8 students, all women. It has been really fun so far, but the days are long...8am to 4:30pm.

This last week we have worked in pairs to learn the skills we need for next week and for work in the near future. We dressed each other (no, not naked), combed each other's hair, brushed each other's teeth, even shaved each other's faces.....kinda close and personal with people I don't know, but I guess I better get used to it. Next week should be interesting...I'm a little nervous to be honest, but I'm excited to get out of the classroom too....

Buds and Blooms

Friday, May 11, 2007

The Handiwork Of April Showers

What a View..Drainage Pipe Edition

A Walk With Dad

Home Again

The school year is OVER!! *insert happy dance here* My finals are finished and graded....all A's and B's...yay! What a nice, relaxing and FUN week it has been.

Friday, last week, Megs and I went to Albion to see Marky. We went to a party for a while, but things started to get out of hand...loud and out on the lawn....not a good plan. We left the party and headed back to Marky's to watch some movies. We ate waaaaaaaaaaaaay too much junk food and then promptly fell was a lot of fun. The next morning, we got up and got around and Marky took Megs and I out for lunch before we headed home.

Megs and I got back around 4ish and we quickly changed and picked up Di. We headed over to Pizza Sam's for dinner and then to the Dow Diamond for a Loon's game. It was a BLAST!!! We were in seats directly behind the opposing team's (the Snappers) dugout. We decided early on that NOT ONE of the Loons were attractive, but the Snappers definitely had some cuties. We all picked out "husbands," but alas, I don't think they were aware.

We got a tip that the Loons hang out at Big Boy after games, so we decided that we needed some dessert from there. ;) We saw a huge group of guys come in, but we were right.....they weren't that, we were having too good of a time to really notice. The girls and I haven't really had a chance to sit and gab all together lately. We were laughing so hard that we kind of made a spectacle of ourselves....oh well, totally worth it!

The next night, Sunday, Di, Megs and I went to the Wayside for Oldies Night. What a riot!! I met a guy there and he could DANCE!! He was spinning me around and picking me up and dipping was sooooooo much fun. Everyone cleared the dance floor and just hung around the edges, watching us dance. I have always wanted to do that!! I'm pretty sure we looked kinda silly, but we were having such a good time that I don't think it mattered.

The last few days, I have just been relaxing at 4 books, took a ton of pictures and have been out enjoying the sun. It is nice to have some time off, but I am looking forward to starting my CNA certification course on Monday...kinda craving a schedule. It's funny, during the school year, I just want free that I have loads of it, I crave a schedule....typical. ;)