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Monday, November 24, 2008

Rainy day

It's raining and cold outside. I'm kind of glad that I didn't have to go to training today so I didn't have to go out in it. I'm going home tomorrow. I'll probably leave early when James gets ready to go to work. I'll be gone until Monday probably, but of course I'll have my computer with me! I am probably going to end up pigging out on food while I'm home. I'm sure they will find a bunch of stuff for me to do (like picking up the kids from school).

I'm planning on making some Oreo Balls in addition to my Semi-Famous Fudge. If the oreo balls go over well, then I may make them for christmas too. I hope they're not too hard. I have the misfortune of having a great recipe idea, and then when I try to make it, it's a lot harder and more work than I expected. That's why I'm trying these out early, so I can see what I should do next time to make it a little easier.

I went to work with James last night. I would not be any good to anybody at that job lol. I had no clue what was going on. I'm watching food network and it's making me hungry. I'd better go make myself something to eat.


Saturday, November 22, 2008

Lazy day

I haven't done much of anything today. When I finally got up, it was only because I needed to use the bathroom, and then of course I couldn't get back to sleep. I was kind of cold so I did the "turn the oven up high and leave the door cracked" trick to try to warm up the apartment a bit. I could have just turned on the heater, but it has that funny burning smell to it since it hasn't been used in a while, and plus I would have to move all of the electronics that we have in front of it (the router and cable modem, plus the shelves with DVDs in them) from in front of it so they wouldn't get messed up. The other way was easier and I'm lazy.

Chase is at grandma's house today and James is at work until late tonight. He'll be picking up Chase on his way home. I'm sure when they get here they'll both be ready for bed. I still haven't eaten any breakfast yet, but I will in a minute when I get done with this post. I've been posting away on my other blog trying to get the minimum number of posts so I can sign up for PayPerPost. I wanted to do it for this blog too, but it isn't old enough yet. I can sign this one up next month. Just another thing in my money making scheme lol.

I did find some pretty weird stuff while surfing the web for my other blog. Did you know they have recipes for chocolate covered bacon? Eww right? Well, if you're interested just click the link and you can see the post I did about it and other weird chocolate stuff that I found.

I can't believe that Thanksgiving is so close. I'll probably be going home Tuesday and maybe staying until that next Monday. It will give James some alone time and also some time with Chase when he gets him next weekend. Class and work have really been kicking his butt lately and I hope he gets some much needed rest since his next quarter of classes start on Dec. 1st. I also hope he gets the grades he wanted for the classes he took this quarter. He took his last final this morning and he said it was the hardest one.

Well, I guess that's about it. I'm off to eat something and maybe watch some L word. Bye!

Friday, November 21, 2008


I changed the layout a little bit as you can see. I hope you like it! I just added a second side bar since the first one was getting a bit too cluttered. It's not as easy as it sounds lol. I tried for a while yesterday using a tutorial I found, but I couldn't get it to work like I wanted to (that explains why the website looked a little crazy if you came yesterday while I was messing around with it. I've gotten it pretty spaced out the way that I want it now. I'm not that good at HTML, but once I figure out what to change to get the page to do what I want (move to the left, right, up or down) then I just tinker around with it until I get it. Now I'm off to get dressed for the day (yeah I know, I'm super late!) after I change Chase's poopy diaper.


Thursday, November 20, 2008

Chocolate and Tattoos (and free cash!)

Click the link in my header to view my other blog about Chocolate and Tattoos. I've had it for a while but I quit writing in it and I'm trying to revive it. It's not as good as this one (yet) so bare with me!

I'm off to find something to eat for breakfast. Byeee!

P.S. There's a $50 giftcard giveaway at World of Mom! All you have to do is post an article about the give away, put your URL in the box (click the link above to get to it) and then leave a comment on her blog so she knows you're a real person! Easy!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Ugh! Part 2

Well, I meant to write more on monday, and say that after I got off of the phone with the lady who supposedly put a $12 credit on my Pizza Hut account, I got a knock on the door. From who you ask? Pizza hut, trying to deliver me the same pizzas I ordered Saturday...AGAIN. That made me pretty mad and I wasn't about to pay for them so I got on the phone trying to get the whole thing straightened out (I really wanted my money back at this point) and ended up getting the run around and calling 10 different no avail. Oh well. I won't order Pizza Hut again. As I said, Papa John's is better anyway.

I had to go back for the results of my TB test for my physical today and have my blood pressure taken again. It was STILL too high, so the nurse gave me a number of someone I could call for medication for it (since I don't have insurance) and I would have to take it for a few days and let them take my blood pressure AGAIN, so that my physical can be cleared. I was supposed to start training on Monday, but since my physical isn't going to be cleared, I don't know if I can. I e-mailed my recruiter and asked what I should do.

Long story short, I probably won't be getting that job because the next training isn't until December, and my boss wanted me to start ASAP.

At least I didn't buy scrubs already. Oh well. I'm going to go eat something. I still haven't had breakfast.


Monday, November 17, 2008


Well today has been...something. I had to take my physical for that job today, so I had to get a packet at 7am and get my ID badge photo taken and then go for the physical. They gave me a TB test (I've had one before and apparently you need two), and took some blood first. I forgot my immunization records, so I'll take them when I go back Wednesday to have the TB results read. I may need a hepatitis B shot. Yippie! After that I had to have my blood pressure taken (they tried a few times but the machine wouldn't do it) and then take a drug test, and then an eye exam. After that I had to put on one of those paper gowns and have the nurse listen to me breathe and do some weird tests (like touching my toes and squatting and doing stuff with my arms) and she tested my reflexes with one of those mallet things and then she tried to take my blood pressure again. They had me wait a little longer and then someone else took it one last time and apparently it was a little too high, so I have to have it checked again when I go back on Wednesday. If it's too high then, I guess I won't get the job.

THEN after I got home, I looked at my bank account and realized that Pizza Hut overcharged me for the pizza that I ordered. I called and after a few minutes of explaining what happened several times, I was given a credit on my account. I swear, after I use that credit I won't be ordering from Pizza Hut again. I like Papa Johns better anyway.

I'm in need of some cash since I had to use most of my last paycheck from you know who to pay off my ring so that I won't get hit with a finance charge of $100. I tried getting on ChaCha, but after being on there for a few minutes, nothing was coming through so I quit that. I probably won't be able to afford to go home for thanksgiving unless something changes...and even if it does I might not feel like going.

So that's that. I just want to crawl under the covers and do nothing. It's cold.

On the bright side, the pasta dish that I made yesterday with ground beef, rotini pasta, tomato sauce and cheese turned out pretty well.

I'm going to watch the L word or a movie or something. Bye!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


So, I got a call today and the place that I interviewed for wants me to start ASAP so, I have to take a physical on monday (first I have to pick up a packet at 7am and then go to the physical at 8am...yay), and then I will start training on the 24th. Hospital training lasts a day and a half and then later that day on the 25th I have to report for the actual unit secretary training.

I'm pretty nervous about the whole thing, but I think it will be an interesting experience and I think that once I get the hang of it that I'll be fine. I just hope my boss (the one I had the interview with yesterday) doesn't find TOO much extra stuff for me to do. Plus it will look really good on my resume.

I guess I won't be going to Mobile for a week like I planned for thanksgiving. I get thanksgiving day and the day after off, so I guess I'll drive to mobile when I get off on Wednesday, and then come back to Birmingham that Friday (or Saturday).

At least I get to wear scrubs and tennis shoes to work! I just have to go buy

On another note, I beat Guitar Hero on easy yesterday. I got some extra songs and I'm going through those. I think I need to practice some more before I'm ready to move up to medium.

I also e-mailed all of my recommendation letter writers (except the one that already sent me the letters) to make sure they were on the ball. Haven't heard from 2 of them yet, but one told me he's out of town and will try to finish them by the end of next week. I also sent the GRE scores to the 2 schools I've applied to so far, and also sent transcripts and ordered a copy of the one from UAB and USA for myself (I have to send a photocopy to some schools along with the transcript). Came to a whopping $44.50 before I ordered the 2 copies for myself (one school wanted 2 copies from each school I've attended...ugh!) and those two added about another $14.50 to the total.

I should be getting paid from you know who this friday. Only about $330, most of which will go to pay off my ring that I bought myself for graduation last year before I have to start paying interest on it (I wish I paid a little more each time now lol) and the remainder will probably go towards some scrubs for work.

Well that's about it. I think I'm going to watch a few episodes of the L word and then wash dishes. I'm starting season 4 now. I'll be really disappointed when I get to season 5 because I'll have to wait until the last season comes on DVD so I can watch them.


Tuesday, November 11, 2008


I had an interview today at the Center for Psychiatric Care in UAB hospital. I was supposed to have it at 12, but the woman I interviewed with called and asked if I could come earlier, so I ended up getting there a little after 10am. She was a bit distracted it seemed. Basically all I would be doing is walking up and down the hall checking on patients (geriatric) every 10 minutes to try to prevent them from falling. (I guess if the nurses know where the patients are all the time, they can come help them get out of bed when they wake up). She said she might want me to take the minutes at their monthly meetings too. Oh yeah, did I mention the hours are 5:30am-10am? I'm so not an early bird.

I'm wondering if I should take it or not. I guess it would give me pretty good experience and look good on my resume, even if it's just until I hear back from grad school. I don't really want to be on my feet that long (sometimes I start feeling dizzy when I'm on my feet too much). The money might help though.

I stopped on "King of the Hill" on TV and Bobby has gotten into using Tarot cards. I've been wanting to use mine some more. I really want to find a good book on tarot so I can learn it. I'm not sure if I believe in that kind of thing, but I like to get into weird things lol.

Well I guess that's about it for now. I'm off to play some Guitar Hero 3!

P.S. James bought me some flowers yesterday! Very pretty! He always picks really nice ones.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


I'm such a girl. I love all of those stupid sappy wedding shows like "Who's wedding is it anyway?" which I'm watching now. Oh well. I don't know why I like watching them. It's not like I'm in ANY rush to strut down the aisle (despite some slight pressure from my mom...but she just wants me to get married so she can have a pretty "mother of the bride" dress, and then have a baby so she can have a new grandchild to play with lol).

James and I went to vote earlier today. I thought I was going to have the paint scraped off of both sides of my car because it was so hard to get down the street where the school was with all of the traffic. I flipped through the channels a few minutes ago and saw that Obama won. I'm sure half the nation is excited and the other half is disappointed. I'm indifferent. I just want gas prices to go down lol.

I'm going to get my hair done tomorrow. I really need it badly. I wanted to go last week, but I got sick and I didn't think it was a good idea for me to be sitting around with wet hair under the dryer for a few hours while I was still kind of sick.

I looked at some more apartments on craigslist. I didn't see too much that I wanted to look at. I'll probably look at the listings again before I go to bed tonight. Speaking of bed, I think I'll go get in my pajamas.