Nov 29, 2013

It's feeling like Christmas now!

Growing up, we always put the Christmas tree up after Thanksgiving meal. Last year I was unable to do that. My sis-in-law didn't want to put up a tree because she didn't want my nephew to pull it down or get into anything so it didn't feel like Christmas last year.
Well today when I got off work, I went to the store and bought a Christmas tree and spent the evening decorating it.
I'm a day late, but I got my tree up and I'm starting to get into the Christmas spirit!

When do you put up your Christmas tree?

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This year, I've been thinking a lot and I have a lot to be thankful for. 
I'm thankful for: 

01. Quitting smoking and staying smoke-free for over a year. 
02. A job. 
03. Getting my GED. 
04. Enrolling in college. 
05. Being a semester away from the nursing program. 
06. A great husband who is hard working (even though he complains too much). 
07. Getting enough nerves to see a psychiatrist. 
08. Citalopram and Lorazapam. 
09. Therapy with Norma. 
10. My husbands parents who drive me insane, but help us when needed. 
11. A great mother who wasn't there at first, but acknowledges the wrong and is making everything right. 
12. Husband's brother for letting us stay with him and letting us get on our feet once we moved to Minnesota so we could be closer.  
13. Having a roof over my head. 
14. Husband and I having our own apartment. 
15. Great family. 
16. Awesome friends. 

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! 
Nov 26, 2013

10 on Tuesday

1. It's been a really long time since I've participated in 10 on Tuesday since I took a break, but I'm back bitches!!!

2. There are 2 weeks before finals. Holy shit balls!

3. I'm completely enjoying my apartment that I moved into in September. It's spacious and quiet!

4. My mom came to visit a few weeks ago and I already miss her terribly.

5. I found out I'm working Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years Eve, and New Years Day. What the hell dude? My boss hates me.

6. Next week, Aaron and I are celebrating our fifth year wedding anniversary. It feels like an eternity.

7. I started taking anti-deppressants and OMFG! where have they been all my life? I feel as though I'm a whole new person. Happier and just as cray-cray as ever!

8. Aaron and I have put off actively trying to conceive, but we're not preventing anything either. I've been using Ovia fertility app to chart my temps, symptoms, the dirty deed and all that jazz. I've even been taking ovulation tests and I actually fucking ovulated! I haven't seen that in AGES!

9. I am not ready for winter. At. All.

10. I hit a huge milestone on something that was on my bucket list. I quit smoking and just had my one year quit date anniversary a few weeks ago. How awesome is that?!

Have a happy Tuesday, a better Hump Day, an awesome Thanksgiving, and great weekend!
Nov 21, 2013

Smoke-free over a year!

I have been so freaking busy that I have completely forgotten.
The 16th of November was a huge milestone in my life.

I haven't had a cigarette in over a year!!!

I didn't think I would make it, but I'm so proud of myself.
I wouldn't say it was far, but I was determined this year.
I still get the crazy cravings for cigarettes, especially during certain activities where I used to smoke a lot while participating, but I've stuck to my guns.

Now that I've jumped over that hurdle, the next one is working out regularly.
I'm determined this year to get even more healthier and lose weight.
Sticking it out and not smoking and shown me that I have the power to do anything I set my mind on.

Wish me luck Blogarinos!
Nov 18, 2013

Mommer Goomer!

My lovely mom came to visit me last week and I had a blast. 

I took the weekend off of work and rearranged some class work and had a wonderful week with her. 

Besides her delicious cooking, we did a lot of taking and a lot of shopping! 

One of my mom's favorite things was going to the casino. 

I took her to Mystic Lake Casino in Prior Lake, MN one evening. We had an awesome dinner at Meadows Bar and Grill in their nice hotel and then we hit the slots! 

She was trying to win a car for me 😜

None of struck big, but I came out even and so did my mom. It was a nice way to blow off five hours. 

Of course living in Alaska and especially spending 85% of your time on the north slope like my mom does, there aren't a great selection of stores to shop from so my mom loves going to the Mall of America when she's in town. My mom is also into hunting (ew!) and loves Sportsman's Guide, but it's so expensive to ship to Alaska. Well she found an outlet store for Sportsman's Guide in St. Paul, MN. Who knew?! 

We were in this store for HOURS looking at the discount hunting clothes for her and her boyfriend. 

She of course had me take a million pictures of clothes so she could email them to we boyfriend to see if he liked them or not because he wanted a new pair. 

People thought we were weird. 

And it's never a complete visit without some of my mom's home cooking. 

She's so short! 

I had a blast taking the time off from my busy schedule to spend time with one of my best friends. I can't wait to do it again!! 
Nov 17, 2013

Brain is fried

Holy shit! 
My brain is a pile of mush. 

I have been working so hard on my math homework, lifespan development homework and now I'm studying for this hardcore A&P exam for Tuesday. 

I bombed my muscle practical last week and I'm bummed, but thankfully it wasn't worth a ton of points. I had a huge brain fart and it all just left me. 

Sad panda. 

Anywho, it's really slow at work so I'll be able to get prime studying done. I just stayed up until 4am making sure I finished my study guides so I could study. 

Now this brain fried girl is going to bed. 

Night night Blogarinos! 
Nov 15, 2013

I'm baaaaacccckkkkk!!!!!

Well hello there lovely blogarinos!
I must say, that I've missed every single one of you.
I have been so busy and ended up having a nervous breakdown so I took a little bloggy break, but I'm feeling so much better and ready to start writing again.

If you're friends with me on Facebook or Twitter, I've been keeping things up to date there.

For those of you not (well, you should be!), I have since last writing, moved into my own apartment with Hubster. We're finally out of my brother-in-law's house and we're doing very well. I had a lot of stresses with school, work, and dealing with everyone in the small house that I had a melt down. Hubster got a job and within a few months, we were out! I'm totally in love with my apartment. It's still close to work and school which is nice, and it's HUGE! It's a very spacious two-bedroom/two-bath apartment on THE GROUND FLOOR! What are the odds of that?!

With all of the excitement of moving, the in-laws flew down to Minnesota for my nephew's birthday and to hang out. They were here for almost three months...yeah. So we weren't out of the woods clearly regarding stress and dealing with their alcoholism. It was a loooooooooong three months. It was nice to see them when they were sober and they helped out a lot with getting necessities for our apartment, but three months of the drinking was really hard.

Also, since last posting, I am almost done with my fall semester. I'm taking Anatomy and Physiology 1, Lifespan Development, and the dreaded math. I only have three more classes to take before applying for nursing school. I'm so freaking excited and proud of myself for rocketing through all of my classes. I started out a semester behind everyone else, but was able to catch up and now I'm right on time. I'm just hoping I get accepted into the nursing program at the same campus I'm going to now. I love the campus and have heard all the professors rock.

Well I'm going to finish up some A&P homework. I have a huge exam on Tuesday and I'm going to be prepared for it!
I'm glad to be back and getting caught up on all of your lovely blogs.

Have a great weekend Blogarinos!

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