Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Week Four Nursing School supplemental Part 2

What a busy week. On Monday the temps were in the triple digits. Didn't feel much of it since I was inside class most of the day then upstairs in the hospital trying to pick my patient. Didn't care for class today since we were dealing with cancer and that is still a sore spot for my family.

By the time I got home on Monday night I was very tired but had to trek on. Was glad to put my huge assignments behind me but I have gotten behind in studying for by first exam coming up in two weeks and doing all my reading. I must write a essay for my women's studies class for Thursday. Trying not to stress out!

Despite of it all I had a great time treating my two patients. It was a lot of work working on two patients. You really must organize your time and stay on top of everything that MUST be done and Needs to be completed.

Okay this weeks homework is calling my name.

Captain out

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Week Four Nursing School Revisited

Because of the holiday at the beginning of this month this is actually week 4 for Nursing and week 5 for all my other classes. The weekend was filled with playing catch-up on reading and assignments. I am almost back to being ahead of all that is required. The "cancer" chapter is slowing me down..probably won't get much sleep tonight.

Andrew has been sleeping wonderfully these last few days! Its amazing what a full tummy will do for you. I hate that his preschool has such weird times to feed the kids. He isn't hungry for dinner we he gets home so that sets him back for eating with us and getting to bed on time. He's gotten a little lazy in the bathroom department, so the Commander and I will have to stay on him about that.

Denyce is starting to adjust, starting to see she must pay attention and keep up on everything. We're already trying to get her used to taking responsibility for all her belongings and "remembering" what she needs to do and make sure she gets it done.

Amazing as we stare at the end of September and almost the end of 2010. On Friday the Commander and I will celebrate our 16th Wedding Anniversary. Time has flown but gotten sweeter too! We have so much to be grateful for!

Boot Camp starts up again tomorrow. Must think about my new goals for the fall. I want good ones, realistic ones, not too stressful ones.
Captain out!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Week Four Nursing School supplemental

What an exhausting but exhilarating week! Monday was long as usually but Tuesday in PACU was a blast and very educational. I enjoyed Wednesday in the ER, especially the nurses allowing me to start IVs in them. The staff kept me busy and that's the way I like it.

Working out everyday has really kept me motivated. Unfortunately I had to cancel my membership to the Y since we can't afford it anymore. I'll have to make use of my Wii Fit and exercise tapes more regularly.

Praying for some weight loss before starting the Fall Boot Camp at eDiets.
Captain Out

Monday, September 20, 2010

Week Four Nursing School

Got up at 5 am and got my cardio done. Andrew was up at 2 am and then again at 3 am. We've got to get him on a night time chill-out schedule so we can get some rest every night. We also got to get him to eat more at dinner time.

Class went well today. Great lectures and the quiz wasn't too bad. Must get Paul an extra special present for letting me "experiment" on his arm today. He's a real good guy. Tons of reading to accomplish before bed.
Excited about going to PACU tomorrow.
Might go for another run tomorrow, made me feel really good with the early hours I must keep.
Capt Leichelle

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Boot Camp Week Eight/Week Three 2nd Semester Nursing School

Well this week went pretty good. Monday was my longest day (7:30 am to 6:30 pm) was able to pick my patient with no problems and had a great Tues and Weds on the hospital floor.

Was a little behind in my readings but was able to catch up today while the crew was away.

My goals for Boot Camp were:
A. Goals for Summer 2010 Boot Camp Session:

(1) Lose 10 pounds Lost 6

(2) Stick to my exercise schedule getting up at 5 am makes the difference

(3) Prepare a healthy recipe for the family once a week Working on it still, family did better these last 4 weeks

(4) 40 pushups and help my daughter do 20 pushups I can do 30 so I am almost there

I'm glad I stuck in there with Boot Camp after school started. It really made the difference.
The next session start at the end of September. Looking forward to the next round!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Boot Camp Week Seven/Week Two 2nd Semester Nursing School Continued..

What a week! Denyce survived her first week of middle school, as did the rest of us. Finally got some patients on Wednesday and it was nice to start getting back into the swing of things. A bit depressing on Thursday night, the subject matter was quite heavy but survived and got a 10/10 on my quiz.

Friday was a full day. Didn't get my workout in since I was a "nice person" and handled the new phones. In 5 months we'll separate and Steve will be free of some of his burdens.

DJ and I had a great time at the John P Kee concert, we didn't get home till almost 1 AM. Been a long time since I've been out that late. Was able to get up at 5 AM to get her up and headed back toward Long Beach and a clinical she needed to attend. I am sure she'll sleep good once she get's home.

Did pretty good with my eating and I'm actually on track with my minutes for exercise. We'll see if I lost any weight on weigh-in day.

Time for the Captain to start back to the studying.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Boot Camp Week Seven/Week Two 2nd Semester Nursing School

Had really great workouts this past weekend, which made a big different. Getting used to being up at 5 AM and still seem to not need any coffee!! Yea!!

Lost another pound, just need to keep kicking up a few notches!

Slow day at the hospital since they closed the floor we were supposed to be working. Hopefully we'll have some patients tomorrow so we can stay on track for our hours. It was interesting shadowing other department nurses.

As far as my assignments and reading I'm trying to stay on track and maybe a little ahead so not to get to evil during the middle of the semester. The key seems to be to review, review, review.

Lieutenant Denyce's first day of middle school seemed to go well. It will take some adjusting as she get used to being responsible for her own schedule and taking on track to get her assignments done. She and the Commander will workout beam in and out sites that she'll be comfortable with. Seems the new schedule will work out fine for the crew.

Time for a workout on the holodeck.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Boot Camp Week Six/Week One 2nd Semester Nursing School

Stardate 201003.9: Survived week one of back to school, though extremely tired. Tons of work that must be completed each week. Did really good with getting up at 5 am on Mon-Weds. Got good workouts in on Mon-Weds but with Denyce orientation on Thursday, kinda dropped the ball on staying on track with exercise. Did very good with food, no sneaking though I did think about it.

Trying to keep my readings under control. Taking notes as I read might prove beneficial this semester with all that must be ingested quickly and thoroughly.

Feeling confident the crew will adapt quickly to the new changes coming next week. It should definitely help me with keeping a schedule and staying on track.

Enjoyed Nanny McPhee Returns with Denyce and some family time relaxing.
Just remain motivated!