Thursday, September 3, 2009

The Story of Tank

Have your tissues handy, you’re going to need them! The Story of Tank

They told me the big black Lab’s name was Reggie as I looked at him lying in his pen. the shelter was clean, no-kill, and the people really friendly. I’d only been…
The Story of Tank

Wow....that's all I have to say!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Small Town Coach, Big-Time Hero

People like this make me want to be a better person. Rest in peace Keith Howard, you made this world a better place. No one can ask for more.

Small Town Coach, Big-Time Hero

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Tuesday, August 4, 2009


Last week I went for a physical. I had several things about my health confirmed...aka officially diagnosed, things that I already knew in the back of my mind. Because I am overweight I have developed diabetes. I knew it was coming, since I had gestational diabetes. If you have gestational diabetes you are at a 60 percent greater risk of developing Type II diabetes than someone who did not have it.
My weight is something I have struggled with since high school. I have had success when I followed Weight Watchers and exercised. But, I always seem to find an excuse to "take a break" or get too busy. My favorite cartoon shows a doctor speaking to his patient; "What fits your busy schedule better, exercising one hour a day or being dead 24 hours day?" That pretty much sums it up!
I am in my final semester of nursing school, you would think I would know better. Which, I do. I know I am not the only one. There are plenty of overweight healthcare professionals! I don't want to be one of them. One of the most important things that nurses provide for their patients is teaching. I don't want my patients to look at me and think "Yeah, right, you don't follow the rules, why should I?
I found a website/blog that really motivated me today.
This guy has it figured out!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Latest Endevours

I have passed third semester in nursing school. After our final, most of the class got together for a celebratory lunch at a really great bar and grill in Yuba City, the Happy Viking.

In the fall I begin my preceptorship here in Woodland. I am so happy to not have to drive to Marysville so much anymore! Fourth semester also includes a psych class. The instructor is a former nursing supervisor for Woodland Memorial who I adore, so I am really looking forward to that class.

Since school ended I have been decompressing. I have been just enjoying my family and hanging around the house. Although it may be a little late in the season we have put in a garden. My father has been so wonderful, doing all the rototilling and teaching me all about the plants. Thanks Dad! I also fulfilled a long time dream and planted an herb garden. I ended up using an old animal trough that has been in the barn since the last great depression!