Thursday, May 31, 2007

study study study!

well, my RN exam is fast approaching! on wednesday June 6th i will write an 8 hour exam testing me on all the info that i've learned in the past 4 (ahem.. 5) years of my nursing degree. so, techinically i have my bachelor of science in nursing, but if i don't pass this exam then i can't practice as a nurse. this is a little intimidating. however, i have been studying most of this month and i believe that i will pass this exam and go on to my exciting career as a post-partum nurse!

so back to the studies. i just thought i would give everyone a little update.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

introducing... bruce and anne!

well, the time has come to finally tell the tale of my first encounter with Chris and Anne Broten. also referred to as bruce and anna-belle.

nancy and i had known each other for a number of years, but had just become close friends in the months leading up to this enocounter.

i was invited on a trip to outlook to visit the one the only Fern (Nancy's lovely grandmother). there could be a good number of blogs about that lovely lady!

anyway, back to the tale.

we are driving in the beautiful buick (may she rest in peace) and we were eating cinnamon b
uns. the cinnamon buns quickly disappeared and 3 of us found that napkins were enough to clean our hands, however not all of us were satisfied.

bruce quickly let his wife know how sticky his hands were. anne's suggestion... put some windshield washer fluid on them (i guess really, if it can remove bugs stuck on a windshield, surely it can remove sticky syrup on fingers). so i think this is a little odd, but i imagine that we will pull over and bruce will wash up his hands. oh no. i under estimated the broten's at this point in my life with them. bruce continued to drive with anne holding down the washer fluid button while he stuck his hands waaaaay out of the window to try and catch some washer fluid.

meanwhile i'm in the backseat with the little ninnygoat looking at her in awe and wonder and the two of us are in fits of giggles.

i was amazed and astounded to see this feat attempted and conquered.

when i finally thought te cinnamon bun fiasco was behind us... bruce turns to anne and says: "anne, my hands aren't sticky anymore, but now they smell like windshield washer fluid".

i love chris and anne like my own parents. they have taught me so much and loved me and of course... filled my life with laughter.

i love you chris and anne!! miss you a lot.

Sunday, May 06, 2007

boo hoo hoo

well, tonight was the last installment of the amazing race allstars.

i just got into the amazing race last season, when i fell in love with "the blondes".

these lovely ladies are friends who met while rooming together in a miss america beauty pageant.

they were rough tough gals who never fought with each other the whole 2 seasons (well, until this very lst episode when they had a minor breakdown and kandace was a little harsh towards dustin, however kandace quickly apologized
and they left it behind). the other three teams in this last episode were well known for their name calling and un-encouraging remarks towards each other.

i was looking forward to seeing the girls win the race. they have been such fun to watch, even thomas has gotten addicted to the show.

sadly though, dustin and kandace came in second tonight, to danielle and eric. boo.

thomas loves to watch these shows with me because i get all worked up and cry. what can i say, i was so rooting for these gals to win.

so we'll see if i am as interested in next seasons race, it won't be the same without the blondes.