Entering Final Semester!!

So, I have made it to the final semester in my nursing program! I passed all my classes, and best of all, I made the deans list again! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Actually best of all is that the last semester is only 10 weeks long πŸ™‚

I went back and read the post I did after my first semester and I talked a little about loosing students. This semester was a lot harder for everyone. I know I had to work a lot harder. This semester we lost 7 people! It has been a very sad and stressful week. It’s crazy but this next semester is supposed to be a lot better. The teachers say it is just practicing everything we have learned the last 9 months.

Bad news: I failed the math test (I get two more chances). I made a 92% and we had to make a 95% to pass there is 25 questions and I miss two of them. What that means is that I had to do a remediation class, I have to take the test over, and I got a 2 point deduction off my clinical grade for next semester, and I cannot pass meds until I pass. If I fail it a second time, it is the same conditions as above. If I fail the 3rd time, I fail out of the program. I know what I did, and it was a stupid rounding mistake(there are different rounding rules in dosage calculations due to using syringes). I did the math right all the way up to the rounding. It was so frustrating because while I was working the problems, I was doubting the answer. It just didn’t seem right to round ML to a whole number and thats what I thought it was asking. I am almost positive that I will not need the 3rd chance. Anyhow, I was pretty devastated when I got the results back but I am ok now. It’s not that big of a consequence just yet and I am positive I will pass it the next time with a 100%.

Because so many of us failed the math test this time around and we cannot pass meds my clinical instructor had to redo the clinical schedule to put those who passed on med-surg. So, I start clinicals on Monday and have no clue where I am going! A big mantra in my nursing program is “be flexible”.

Other news besides nursing, tomorrow I am going to a shooting range what rents out guns so that you can try before you buy. I am finally going to get a gun since I have had my CHL for a while now πŸ™‚ I am having trouble making up my mind between a revolver or a semi-automatic. I just don’t know what to do! I have never shot a revolver but I just think they are so cool. I will tomorrow though and I guess I will make up my mind then.

Oh, yesterday I taught Bentley how to play dead! I point my finger like a gun and say bang and he will roll on his side like he is dead! It is so cute. And the cats are getting more used to him, they will get closer. Shelby smacked him on the nose yesterday. I didn’t find a scratch on him but he was backing her up into a corner and I wasn’t watching them but I heard a yelp and turned around to see Bentley running away. He doesn’t want to hurt the cats he is just bigger and more rowdy and it scares them.

Since this has become probably the longest post I have ever written I will end it and throw in a picture πŸ™‚

Shelby

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Show Us Your Life– Show Us Your Pets

I love reading Kelly’s blog. We don’t have a whole lot in common but she is somehow very relatable. Her blog is one of the first blogs that I started following a few years back. She does these show us your life blog hops that are always really cool. I was SO excited to find out what this weeks topic was because it is about something that means so much to me, my pets.

I have three cats Thumper, Riley, and Shelby. They are totally like my kids. I had Thumper and Riley before I met my husband. I made sure he understood that we were a packaged deal. I was so relieved to find out that he loved cats too! He always say’s that when we buy a home we are going to have a kitty ranch. ha.

This is Thumper and this is probably my favorite picture of him! He has bed head! He is the oldest and will be 7 this December. He is very shy and skiddish. People joke that they don’t really know that we have a 3rd cat because he always runs and hides when we have company over. I had him since he was baby and he wasn’t always like that. I can’t re-call an instance that would have made him scared of other people. When it is just my husband and I home he is very friendly. I always says he yells at me because when he wants attention he will meow so loud you cannot ignore him!

This is Riley, we call him Ry Ry, Riley poo pants, or fatty magee. He will be 7 next April. He is our sweet baby. He will get in your lap and just purr like he has no care in the world! He will also lay on top of us when we are laying in bed. I have to admit that it gets a little annoying at times (like when we are trying to eat) but we still love him anyways. He was actually an ex-boyfriends but when I left the ex I took the cat. He never even asked for Riley so I know I did the right thing.

This is my hubby and Shelby when she was a baby. We call her baby girl or Shelby Marie. Shelby’s mom was a stray who would eat my Aunt’s cat’s food. One day she was on my Aunt’s porch eating when she had Shelby. When my cousin opened the door, the stray ran off and left Shelby (still in the umbilical sac) on the porch. My mom was over there and they took Shelby and cleaned her up, rubbed her tummy, and blew in her face until she started breathing! They saved her life! My aunt bottle fed her every two hours for a while and I would take her on the weekends. When she got to eating every four hours we took her for good. She will be three next May. She is seriously awesome. She plays fetch like a dog! She will bring you a toy, set it down, and look at you until you throw it. She will keep bringing it back for what seems like forever! She is such a ham, and the ladies at the vet’s office call her a diva lol. Here is a more recent one of them ❀

I could go on about my kitties forever. They are all very different and have their own personalities. We love them all so much, and we pray that everything will flow together seamlessly once we have a baby.

What kind of pet do you have?

How does your pet wake you up so they can eat or use the restroom?

–During the week I wake up at 4:30am and feed them first thing. On the weekends they let us sleep until about 6am, then they turn our bed into their personal boxing ring. They will chase each other across the bed and us until one of us gets up to go feed them.