Nurse Betty BScN (cand): 4 more sleeps

Nurse Betty BScN (cand)

I am a 36 year old mother of 2. I entered university in 2005 for the BScN program but had no idea what a roller coaster ride it would be. My other interests are boating, cottaging, gardening, sitting, doing nothing, vegging and of course hard core belly button contemplating.

Sunday, June 25, 2006

4 more sleeps

To tell you how close the cottage is to the water, I am standing in the water to take this picture. I know, I am getting boring with my cottage talk. But you have to understand this time of year is like Christmas to me. It is when I get to spend time with my family. I am incredibly close to my sisters and while we speak almost daily I only see them in the summer. It is also the place that I feel I have time to be a mom without other commitments. Blabbity blah blah blah.

Okay enough of that, so my to-do list this week is meeting with prof about little project for fall, lunch with friend, clean house and garden, shopping, and PACK!!! My summer to-do list is study for pathophysiology, modules for practical, lose 13 pounds, and eat bacon. hmmmm how will I accomplish those last two? I'll have to get back to you on those two. Any suggestions on what anatomy/physiology to concentrate on to prepare for pathophysiology?

Boy Anchor won the bronze medal round of the lacrosse championship and Girl Anchor won 3rd as well in the 4x100 metre relay, she also placed 9th overall for the 60 metre hurdles both at the citywide championships. So all of our sports commitments are out of the way now, no early morning track practices, no racing around getting dinner cooked at 4:30 for lacrosse practice, swimming finished a couple of weeks ago so I am free there and teeth are cleaned. I don't know how some parents that I talk with do it, their kids are in so many things. A mom at lacrosse yesterday told me her son was on 5 sports teams (field and box lacrosse being 2 of them) over the past 3 months. I can't even name 5 sports (but then again lacrosse is the only game for me). This was the first year that Girl Anchor didn't take dance, I don't know how we would have fit lacrosse twice per week, swimming twice per week, track 3 times per week and everything else if we had dance too. When do people spend time with their kids aside from driving them to and fro from one activity to another? I also don't know how people afford all the activities. In the fall we will have swimming and field lacrosse and that will be it. Girl Anchor wants to join a more competetive swim team but that would include more extensive travelling and early morning practices. The Husband wants the kids to take tennis lessons too. Help me find the NO in me. I know I won't and will be shuffling Anchors to and fro until they are 18.

Take care, and have I mentioned 4 more sleeps until Christmas?!


Blogger Mandy said...

I think the cottage sounds lovely. :)

10:45 a.m.  
Blogger Dawn said...

How does your husband expect you to do well in nursing school while you're acting like a school bus, shuttling the anchors from activity to activity?

And a kid in 5 sports in 3 months! When does that kid get to be a kid?

I know how you feel about your cabin. Ours is in NW Wisconsin, and it's the best place on earth (well, next to yours!).

As for patho, if you can get the textbook or syllabus ahead of time, I would reread those systems that the prof will cover. It helped me tremendously last semester in patho. Good luck!

Great blog, I'll be linking you up to White Scrubs.

8:53 a.m.  
Blogger hoosier student nurse said...

I took the equiv (Advanced Human Physiology) last semester, and if you paid any attention at all in A&P, you'll do fine. I studied a lot less for that class than I did A&P, and didn't have any trouble making an A. A&P was like a foreign language to me since I didn't have any science background, but knowing what the parts are helps a LOT in understanding what they are supposed to do, and what happens when they break down. If you've had chemistry, it really helps with the acids, bases, fluid balances and electrolytes. It helped that I thought the class was a lot more interesting than A&P. If you can do all of the kids stuff and still make good grades, you're a lot more focused than I am. The cottage is beautiful and I'm so envious. I barely got to look at the lake before hubs got sick. Instead of seeing everyone, I got to see my Mom for 1 day and one sister for about 20 minutes. Bummer.

1:30 p.m.  
Blogger I am a Milliner's Dream, a woman of many "hats"... said...

I don't know how you're doing it. It's hard enough with manboys and four jobs to be in school.

I think your cottage is charming and looks peaceful...I can understand your wanting to be there!


4:01 p.m.  
Blogger Betty said...

you guys are all so sweet! I love my blogging buddies!

Thanks for the patho advice. I tried to get a syllabus back in May but the prof says that they are changing texts blah blah blah you get the drift. My friend who is a year ahead of me is off in Northern Ontario planting trees and getting eaten alive by mosquitoes so I can't get one from her. I spoke to my bio prof recently and she said all things to do with heart and fluids and electrolytes should prepare me for patho, so I will review those topics to start.

Thanks for the link bunker!

5:10 p.m.  
Blogger Mandy said...

In case you are interested in entering, I use this website.
It has a free membership, and a paid one. The free membership is still quite nice.

PS Tell your neighbor congratulations!

10:10 a.m.  
Blogger Student Nurse Jack said...

Your cottage looks lovely. I want to be there, done with summer school, taking looooong naps, enjoying nights full of fireflies and the sounds of kids playing.

Enjoy your "Christmas" time. Fall will be here before you know it, and with that, the kids' school and sport activities start amping up. I'm really dreading that part.

About tennis - do your kids want to play, or is this more a "dad" thing? Either way, tell him you're at your maximum point of saturation with the family responsibilities. If this is so important to him, can it be HIS? As in driving, rounding up practice gear, coordinating schedules, writing monthly checks for lessons, etc? At my house, that would be the end of that discussion, because the hand-off wouldn't happen.

8:07 a.m.  
Blogger Betty said...

Thanks Hoosier for the advice. Well, the Dad is looking for someone to play tennis with basically and he has always looked at The Anchors as built in playmates. I have always said that I have 3 kids not 2. But yeah, they want to learn too. As for him taking on the responsibility, that is laughable, he works like all the frigging time, wierd hours so it is always assumed that it is something that I do, the good thing is the tennis courts are right across the street from the school.

8:58 a.m.  

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