Monday, December 26, 2005

Video Archive

I have added a MeFeedia Video Archive to my sidebar. Here it is as a post, too. Just wanted to have an easy link where folks could access the video content in one place, if so inclined.

Video archive by Mefeedia

Saturday, December 24, 2005

Martini Time!

Inspired by the marvelous, merry missbhavens and her most amazing holiday drink tip, I am sharing my own favorite holiday drink recipe. Happy Holidays! Merry Christmas, Joy to all!

"Winter Wonderland"
Etta James
12 Songs of Christmas

Buy me

Hendrick's Gin

Wednesday, December 21, 2005


I am so relieved and so happy, you wouldn't believe it. Still waiting for my comprehensive grade but right now its looking like two A-, and one A. Not too bad, at all. I know there are a bunch of you out there still slogging out your finals.... all the best to you and thanks again for all the amazing support that you have given me. Once I rest up a tad look forward to some new videoblogs!

Done (for now)

Last exam done... Yes! So psyched!

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Strike! Two down...

Well we made it to school for our final this morning in spite of the transit strike. One more exam out of the way. Didn't seem too bad, but time will tell. One more this afternoon and then the comprehensive exam tomorrow.... Boy, I can not wait.

Friday, December 16, 2005

Post Clinical Validation Relief

Well, I feel like blaming yesterday's rants on the full moon but I think I just blew a gasket. Things weren't nearly as bad as they felt to me at that moment. Nursing school stress, I guess. Here is my post of reflection on that and the sense of intense relief that comes from getting the validations done. Also included are words of thanks for all of you very supportive, wonderful folks who have been leaving comments and messages. Big shout out to you and big THANK YOU!!!! It really helps to know you are out there.

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Inarticulate Rant!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am so F@#$%^&*ing pissed off, stressed out and irritated right now that I can't even articulate it. Aaaaaaargh. We had about 60 students trying to practice for our upcoming validation tomorrow in a room the size of a F#$%^ing closet. Plus most of us had classes so we only got a couple of hours.... Not to mention that we are reusing all the supplies repeatedly. I paid 24K+ a year for this! GRRRR. Fuck it. fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck....FUCK! It's my blog and I'll curse if I want to. Sorry. Plus its sleeting and we are expected to make it to school tomorrow even if there is a transit strike. Breathe, Monika, breathe, unclench your fists, loosen up those grinding teeth, stop slamming your head into your desk and breathe....

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

One down....

The Clinical course (8 cr) Final Exam is over. I won't know my grade till next week, but I think I did well. We shall see. On to getting ready for validations on Friday - IV & IVPB, SC and IM injections, inserting foley catheters, tracheostomy care and suctioning, and wound care. Oh boy.

Then two more exams and a comprehensive exam next week that covers everything. On Dec 21, this semester will be over. I am going to sleep for days....

Friday, December 09, 2005


They cancelled the exam today so --- three more days to study... Yay!

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

My IM away message... or who's lazy now?

My current IM away message: "Final. Friday. Cummulative. 35% of total grade. 8 credit course. 'nuff said."

That lazy stuff has just got to be OVER!

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Oh No - It's The Attack of the LAZY girl

OK, so it's the home stretch. For the last month or two its been nonstop running. Study for an exam. Done. Now, work on that group project. Next! Work on that paper. Oh boy, another exam. And another. Now, do another paper. Here comes a clinical validation. And finally, the dreaded Medication Administration exam that you need a 90 to pass. Whoo hoo, passed that! The next exam is my final for clinical on Friday. No major exams or assignments till then. I had all these ambitious plans for this weekend. Catch up on my reading, get a jump on studying for the final (35% of grade and cummulative, you know.) Go to the gym, do a little housecleaning (my house looks like who did it and ran). Xmas shopping perhaps?

And what, you might ask, have I accomplished?

Zip. Nada. Nix. Dick. Bupkus. Nothing. Well, OK, I slept till two yesterday (gasp!). Some web surfing. Mucked with my blog template. Bad TV. Play with bird.

Aaargh! I just have to get through till the 21st! Just a couple of weeks more.

Why, oh, why can't the lazies ever show up on schedule?

Bad, nursing student. Bad, bad, bad... no cookies for you before bed.