Friday, February 27, 2009

poor little lamb

James plays basketball every Thursday. He leaves at about 8:30 pm and doesn't get back until around 11:30. So last night when he walked in at 9:15 I knew something was wrong. He walked in the house....

James: What? Nothing.... nothing.
Me: Why are you home so early?
James: I don't know, nothing.
Me: What happened?
James: Nothing.
Me: You better tell me what happened.
James: Oh I just hurt my finger a little.

Today it is bruised all over and really swollen. He probably broke it, poor little guy. So I have been making him ice it faithfully and I got him a cute little finger splint. I know, I am such a good wifey.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

this is why i want to do this

Today I had clinicals. As my alarm went off at 5:02 am, (james just came over and was reading this and wanted me to add that he had to get up at 4:45 am) I was immediately bummed that I had to go work on the surgical floor for 6 hours. I really haven't enjoyed clinicals yet. Wait, let me rephrase that, ... I haven't found my niche yet.

So today I had a great patient. She was in for pretty much the same thing as every other older person on the floor. So I got to work. I took her vitals, assessed her pain, gave her medications... Then my instructor asked me if I wanted to take out an NG tube. I didn't, but I said yes, of course I did. After I did it I saw how happy the patient was to have that thing out of her. It just made me feel good knowing that I had probably made that patient's day a whole lot better.

It is for days like today that I am in nursing school. It is for days like today that I get up everyday at 7:02 am so that I can make it to school by 8:30. It is for days like today that I know the decision I made when I was a little girl to become a nurse was the right decision.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

this is how i feel about clinicals tomorrow,

these are James's new shoes,

here's us giving you a kiss,

and one to eachother. :)

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Valentine's Day

I have been procrastinating blogging about Valentine's Day. It was super fun, no frills, just me and James hanging out. I mostly have been procrastinating this task to avoid using nauseating phrases like "lover's day"..... BARF! I hate that word, it is so unnecessary. Anyway, James got me some pretty flowers and we stayed in and watched movies. Valentine's Day is silly, I don't know how I feel about it. But I do love my hubby and not just on Valentine's Day.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

yummy recipes

James and I find ourselves craving this food all the time. I thought I should put the recipes on the blog so that everyone else can enjoy them too.

Spicy Artichoke Dip
1 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 cup mayonnaise
1 can (14 oz.) artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
1 can (4oz.) chopped green chiles, drained
1 clove garlic, minced (I always put more than this!)
1 pkg. (10 oz.) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
Heat oven to 350.
Mix all ingredients, spoon into 9 inch pie plate or quiche dish. Bake 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve with crackers, pita bread, or baguette toasts.
Spinach Salad
1 big box baby spinach
1/2 head lettuce (optional)
1 lb. bacon (cooked and crumbled)
red onion (ringed)
1/2c.-1c. cottage cheese
1 small brich swiss cheese (grated)
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. vinegar
1 c. vegetable oil
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. dry mustard
1 tbsp. poppyseeds
2 cloves garlic
Let mushrooms and onions soak in dressing overnight. Toss salad right before eating.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

one day i will laugh about this...

The conversation will go something like this:
Me: Hey remember that time when we accidentally moved out of our ward boundaries?
James: Yeah that was funny.

UGH!!! That's right, we moved out of our awesome ward that I absolutely love.... on accident. We thought that our new apartment was in our ward boundaries, even confirming it online. We wanted to be sure that it was in the boundary before we moved in, but nope, it ISN'T! Our bishop delivered the blow to me today after church. I almost cried, but I held it together until I got home.

Friday, February 13, 2009

it's hard being so awesome.

We, the McAllisters are awesome for a lot of reasons. One of the reasons we are awesome: James has had mandatory overtime for the past year or so which means six day work weeks for him. But, yesterday he finished his certification! That means if you are in an airplane in or around Midland, Texas, then James could very well be telling your pilot what to do. It also means that we can move back to Utah as soon as I am done with school. Yee haw!

I am so proud of my little guy for working so hard. Love you Jamesey!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Thank you Paul Blart.... for making me laugh so hard. I haven't laughed that hard since Carl Allen. Awesome.

you've gotta be kidding me

i just got up, took a shower, and fixed my hair only to find out that class has been cancelled and i could've slept in! good grief!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

just kidding!

i thought we weren't going to be able to blog for a while. but, we got our tax return yesterday! yee haw! we bought a new computer. i am really excited about it. i don't know why the picture is so dark, but there ya go.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

i just slept for 20 hours straight! i freakin' hate being sick. i actually had to ask to leave work early yesterday, (i felt so bad). i knew i was going to barf, it was just a matter of time. so i asked to leave and made it home just in time. (overshare, i know james). i had the worst migraine of my life. it was all over my head and even down to my spine. so i went home, barfed, took a lortab, and have been sleeping ever since. i finally got up at 9:30 this morning and am feeling much better. our computer is broken so i am blogging at our apartment office. i probably won't be blogging much this next week, so there is my lovely update.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

and we're off

to the races again.

james thinks i'm a growl-aholic