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RP Missions

April 23rd, 2005

10:16 pm

American Cities That Best Fit You:

75% Honolulu

70% Atlanta

65% Austin

60% San Diego

55% Washington, DC

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April 15th, 2005

04:07 pm
I'm finished with my second semester of nursing school!!! What a relief. My week was so busy. On Monday, I had an A & P test that wasn't too, too hard. On Tuesday, I had a nursing test. I have a B overall in Nursing. I didn't do to well on the last test because on Monday I wasn't feeling well. I was feeling achy and tired, so I took a four hour nap!!! Four hours that could have been spend studying. Well, knowing me they would have been more like two hours, but still. Then I went home to sign my name on my taxes. I drove down on Wednesday morning for an IV lab; then in the afternoon we had NLN's. On Thursday, I got to sleep in, and went into take NLN's again. [But that time it was a different test.] Then I met with my clinical instructor. I was able to study outside yesterday and get some sun. Thankfully, I didn't burn, but I didn't tan either. Today, I had two microbiology tests. One was for lecture and the other was a lab practical. I think I did well on both of them.

Yesterday, my clinical instructor gave all the nursing students a Medical-Surgical Survival Bag. In it were highlighters, granola bars, a first aid kit, notecards, and a Take Five Bar.
-The highlighters are for our reading assignments
-The granola bars are for our breakfast for the OR rotation in the summer
-The first aid kit is for us to keep on hand, just in case
-The notecards are for studying for tests, to make flash cards
-And the Take Five candy bar is to remind us to take a break once in awhile and dive right back in [I already ate the Take Five candy bar :)]

Tomorrow, I am going to a wedding. A girl at nursing school, Breann, is getting married. Breann was telling me her fiance went to North Hills Christian School. I think we played them in volleyball.

Sometime over break, Amy and I are going to go shopping and look at bridesmaid dresses.
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
Current Music: Celebrity-Brad Paisely

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April 14th, 2005

02:41 pm
You are Psalms
You are Psalms.

Which book of the Bible are you?
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January 28th, 2005

09:41 am
Space Mountain
Space Mountain: A thrilling rocket ride through the
darkness of outer space! Futuristic and
forward thinking, you have just enough 2001-esk
elements without escaping Walt Disney's utopian
vision for a brighter tomorrow. You represent
speed, stealthness, and the promise of
technology, while your Dick Dale surf guitar
riff of a soundtrack makes you retro and
mysterious, without being corny. Keep the
lights low and avoid revealing too much, lest
you ruin the show, you're only going 28 mph!
Regardless of speed, you prove that in the
vacuum in space, you CAN hear people scream!

What Disneyland attraction are you?
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January 17th, 2005

01:45 pm
You are Ariel from The Little Mermaid!

What Disney Princess are you?
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July 10th, 2004

08:21 pm
Bike ride!!!

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04:41 pm
Well, Amy called me. She called me last week or the beginning of this week and left a message for me to call her right back, but I could not find her phone number so I didn't call her. Which I should have e-mailed her or something to let her know that I received her message but due to the messy state of my room could not find her number. But when she called today, she left a message on the machine so I called her back. Amy's dad told me she just went for a walk.

As I figured, I did not wake up at 5:00 am to exercise; I slept in. I wish I had the discipline to wake up early to exercise. I usually exercise in the evening. Anyway, it's a good thing I didn't exercise at 5 because I worked for 16 hours yesterday. I was only scheduled for 14, but since I had today off, I figured why not stay an extra 2 hours since I could sleep in today. When I sleep in, I wake up at 8 or so, but it's better than waking up at 5:45.

Mr. Curran just drove in our driveway.

I'll try calling you again Amos.
Current Mood: annoyedannoyed

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July 8th, 2004

08:55 pm
I'm not dead. I've just been rather busy lately. My mom is flying over to Dublin, Ireland tonight. Tomorrow, my uncle Colin will be picking her up. I wish I could have gone, but I have to work and earn money for school. My dad said after I'm finished with nursing school, he might lend me money to go to Ireland for about 3 weeks or so, and I'll pay him back after I get a job, which should not be that hard to get especially with the nursing shortage, and it's supposed to get worse.

I think I would rather work in a hospital than a nursing home because I would learn a lot more things, and a nursing home has a MUCH slower pace than a hospital. I hate to say this, but sometimes I don't know what the nurses at the nursing home are thinking. Today, at the end of my shift, Nurse X asked me if Resident X voided and I said, "Only once." And she was wondering why. Well, first of all Resident X drinks VERY little; if you try to give her something to drink she says she'll call the police and that it's a sin to eat and drink. Second of all, she has an IV, and the IV bag contains sodium and sodium helps you retain water. They don't always think.

I want to work with children or women most likely and be a nurse practitioner. I'm also thinking and praying about going overseas into mission work like the Arab world. Our foreign mission board has decided to open up a mission field in Sudan, but they don't know many details yet. I heard that the foreign mission board will have a presentation at the international conference this summer. So I'd like to go to that session.

Well, I'm going to go to bed because I want to try to wake up at 5:00 am and exercise, but knowing me, I'll want to sleep in as long as possible.

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June 22nd, 2004

04:35 pm
The man who is from Northern Ireland left today. His plane flies out of Pittsburgh at 5:30 pm.

Last night, he and Mr. Curran went to some farm. After they came back, I offered Mr. Curran some tea. Which he definitely said yes, but I was absent minded and put milk in his tea. He started teasing me about putting milk and tea together. He said, "When you drink milk, you should only drink milk, and when you drink tea, you should only drink tea. The two should not be mixed together." Whatever, I'll still have my tea with milk in it. After listening to their conversation, I've decided I do NOT want to marry a farmer. My mom used to think I would marry an Irish farmer and move to Ireland, but more and more I don't see myself living in Ireland. I LOVE going over their, but I just don't see myself living over their. I can see my sister living over their or even worse in France. (I'd better not say to many negative things about France, my cousins might find out.)

My mom leaves for Ireland in about two weeks. I have a list of things that I would like her to get for me. Like bringing back my cousins, Timothy, Dean, and Gareth back in a suitcase; I don't think they'll fit in though because they are tall like the McFarland clan is. Yes, we are giants, especially my brother who is 6 feet 5 inches. I'm actually not that tall. I'm probably the shortest of my siblings, but I'm not going to give my sister the satisfaction of letting her hear me say that. The oldest should NOT be the shortest.

I haven't really heard from my father how synod is going, but I'll find out soon enough what went on there.

Well, I need to check the dryer to see if my clothes are dry.
Current Mood: busybusy
Current Music: Riverdance

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June 19th, 2004

04:35 pm
At work, weekends always seem to drag. I don't know why that is. I work for the next 7 days, but have next Saturday and Sunday off!!! That makes me happy. I'll be able to attend church both morning and evening. When I'm a nurse, I want to work 12 hour shifts that way I would only have to work three or four days a week. I could work 12 hour shifts now if I asked, but I'll just keep it the way it is now because I'll be leaving in less than 2 months. Plus, I'm in a routine now.

Today my dad left to go to synod in Indiana; it's being held at Taylor University. He had to leave home at 5:45 in order to arrive at an elder's house by 6:00 this morning. He had to leave that early because he's on the finance committee; otherwise he could have left at 11.

Need to go now, because my mom, sister, and I are going to a graduation party in Grove City.

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