Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Back to school and a bit overwhelmed

My college started back up yesterday....I do 3 days of clinicals/intership all day and then the other 2 days of the week I go to classes at the college. I'm feeling overwhelmed with the amount of homework and studying I need to do in addition to working. What especially freaks me out is the papers/case studies and situation type papers I will need to do on top of tests, etc. Aaaaaiiiiiii! I know I will get through it, just one day at a time and lots of weekend studying. I think I'm gonna like my CT (computerized tomography) class the best. I also like seeing all my classmates again.....missed some of them.

I did have a month long break from school so that was nice and I'm happy that I didn't forget how to xray people after that amount of time off. Now, I am busy doing my competencies which is where they test me on different xrays and rate me on how I did. It can be a bit nervewracking on difficult exams but so far so good....I took the bull by the horns and got 4 done yesterday. I have some unusual/diffucult exams to get in this quarter and these type of xrays don't come around often so I have to wait and wait and some day they will come in and then I will get the chance to test on them. It'll all pan out...it always does.

Sorry to bore you with my school news...but that is my life nowadays. My son seems to be adjusting to his new daycare now that I'm back in school and is enjoying 1st grade. My hubby has been so busy with his triathalons every weekend but I think it's the end of the season now, well we'll see. I don't have anything exciting to look forward to in the near future that I can think of, boo hoo!

As for weight loss news....I haven't been doing much in that department and I need to. I picked up the book 'Shrink yourself:Break free from emotional eating forever' by Gould. I don't know, I have so many books in my collection already but I was reading a bit of it at the book store last week and it was interesting. I don't have much time to read it with school and all but I'll let you know what I think of it when I get some time to read it more. I'm forever hopeful that I will just get with the program and quit my yo/yo syndrome of up and down in weight! Have you ever heard that we chose to be overweight or not. I mean, I'm doing the behaviours that keep me chubby, ya know what I mean. I don't know why I'm thinking about this at the moment but it seems lately that my 'switch is not flipped', meaning my heart is just not into the weight loss mode. I haven't lost hope.....I'm just tired most nights and not feeling like exercising when my feet are aching from all day on my feet and I need to get dinner on the table. Sounds like I'm making excuses but such is life. For the feet, I did get some orthodics made to put in my shoes so just waiting on them to be done and got some Dansko shoes which are supposed to make be good for people who are on their feet a lot so we'll see if these help.

What are all you out there in blogland doing this week....I'm not getting too much internet time but I'll try to make it around to the blogs here soon!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

went to the fair....and just chillin

It has seemed like work this week to blog. I don't know, just not into it as much. Sigh.... But I like to see how you are all doing and keep ya up to date with me too.

So, we went to the local, big fair here and these are some of the pics I took. My son is a big fan of Spongebob though he was asking me....'is there a man in there?' ha! I went on a lot of rides with him and was starting to feel sick. It's funny how we love the rides as kids but as we get older I don't so much. I did enjoy the roller coaster we went on and it was his first big roller coaster and he loved it. (I only had a pic of him on the kiddie coaster.)

Other than that been feeling a bit blah about things....just cleaning house and meeting up with friends before college starts up. I need to pick up my books for school and not looking forward to seeing how much they cost. Good news is that I will get some financial aid....a little of a grant but most I have to pay back so I will have tuition covered.

We will get ready here in a few hours to go meet my parents up north....it is there 50th Anniversary and we all will take them out to dinner, so that will be fun but pricey! Other than that I've been playing my kids Wii game and I'm liking the MarioKart, sports such as tennis, golf and bowling. It is kind a weird to not be really doing the sports but just simulating them. A lot cheaper, I suppose. If I really get into the tennis it gets you sweating....so much for a workout. I am going to the gym some but not as much as I could...I'll start back up on Monday with workouts but my son and I are fighting colds and are hacking a bit. The weather has been awesome so can't complain. Hope you are all doing well!

Here's a guy who was a human cannonball at the fair. We'll see if the video works here:

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

computer meltdown

Sorry haven't been around as much but my computer was on the fritz. We had a friend fix it and it's working better but I need to download some more safety stuff. Hate the hackers or whoever they are messing w/ our computer!!

Been busy last weekend helping my mom and dad with their cabin. A bunch of our family and the cousins all painted it and did the need repairs. So, can't say it was a fun labor day weekend but it had to be done.

My son started 1st grade so that was exciting for him. I've got some time off before my school starts so I'm busy cleaning the house and getting things in order. Maybe I'll have a fun day soon and just do stuff I want to do not have to do! I do have some xray stuff to study before my clinical/internship starts up so I'll get to that too. I've just not felt like it as I'm a little burned out on it all. I'll get my mojo back and get geared up for another full year of xray fun. ha! Not so much but I'm looking forward to seeing all my classmates again.

I'll try to get around and see what you are all up to. There never seems to be enough hours in the day to get everything I need to do done! Hope you are all doing well. We are enjoying some pretty good weather this week, I can't complain, though it seems the shorts weather is over. My plans for the weekend are to visit with some friends at a house warming party and take my son to the big, local fair this weekend; he loves the rides. What are you all up to??