Monday, October 27, 2008

What a day! I had my first day of clinicals today. 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. I was so nervous today before I left the house. Definitely a case of STRESS! I now know there was nothing to worry about. I guess I just can't help but worry about everything. How do you not? If you know the answer to that one, please tell me. It was actually a really nice day. I got to meet new people and enjoy their company for 8 hours. The Clinical Instructor was so very nice and helpful. Very sweet lady!

I was able to get a little sewing done over the weekend but not much. I made 2 blocks for the Block Lottery on our Quilting In Indiana yahoo group. Now I just need to get those in the mail tomorrow. I had planned to do it today but it just didn't happen. I also got the second border on a lap quilt I have been working on. One more border and it will be ready to quilt.

My DS, Micky, came from Ohio for a visit on Saturday. I had planned to go to my mother's for a while that day. I think she was pleasantly surprised when I showed up at her house with Mick. After we got back from there, we watched a movie that DD, Jill, had rented. It was called The Eye. Interesting movie but isn't one I would highly recommend. Mick and I ended up going to Madison and picking up pizza and a couple more movies. Just like The Eye, they were funny but not hilariously funny like we had expected. It was just fun to spend some time with Mick.

Well, that is it for today.


Thursday, October 23, 2008

The last day of classroom training was today. I feel like I have learned a lot and still have a lot to learn. We took 2 tests today and I scored 100% on both. Yeah!!! Monday we start clinical so that should be fun.
I hope to spend some time with my sewing machine this weekend. My plan is to get the borders on the quilt that is on my design wall.

Thank you Jacquie for cheering me on this week! I really appreciate it!

Hope you had a great day!


Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Day 3 of 4 is done!!! One last day of classroom training for my CNA license. It seems to be getting easier. Another 100% on my test today. Tomorrow it will be 2 tests! Yikes!
Clinical training starts Monday and goes for 2 weeks. I am really looking forward to it. It is really hard to just sit and listen to lectures for hours each day.

Fall is definitely here! The cooler weather makes me want to wrap up in a quilt and settle in for the evening but too much to do. I have dinner in the oven, if you can call it that. Another quick meal out of the box. I knew it would be hard for me to go to class all day, drive an hour home and then cook a meal. So when I went to the grocery over the weekend I picked up a few meals in a box.

I haven't had time to sew all week. So the quilt I have on my design wall will probably stay there until the weekend. I just need to add 2 of the 3 borders. It is really turning out nice!

Time to go and find that quilt I do believe!
Hope you had a great day!!


Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Wow! I made it through my 2nd day of CNA class. Two more days of classroom training. We had a test today over what we learned on Monday. I got a 100% so I was quite happy. I guess the studying I did this morning helped. Yesterday evening I thought I was a lost cause. So much to learn and so little time!!!
Doing this leaves me no time for sewing. I got home at 6:30 this evening. Hurriedly fixed one of those Complete Meals by Betty Crocker (I think). Did the dinner dishes and folded the towels that were in the dryer. Started a load of wash. Answered emails.
Now it is almost time to go to bed so I can start all over tomorrow. Test again tomorrow! Will study in the morning!

Hope you had a great day!


Monday, October 20, 2008

It has definitely been a great day! I finished my first day of CNA class and only 3 more to go. Classroom days of course. Then the clinical weeks begin we I am really looking forward to. I should really be studying for the test I have tomorrow. I hate reading though! Maybe it would be better to do it in the morning when my mind is fresh.

We got great news in the mail today also. Jill has been accepted at Hanover College for the Fall 2009 semester. She is so excited! Of course, I am too. When she applied a couple of months ago, I thought she would be disappointed. But the application at the time was free, so why not try anyway. Hanover College is very hard to get into. It is compared to Harvard and Yale. Today the big news came.

Here is a portion of the letter:

Dear Jill,

Congratulations! On behalf of the campus community, it gives me great pleasure to offer you admission to Hanover College for the fall term of 2009.

Since our founding in 1827, our college has been a close, tight-knit community, very much like a family. With that in mind, we are very careful about who we invite to become part of the family because we are not just admitting a freshman class, we are admitting our future alumni. Based on your academic record and your contributions to both your school and community, we feel you would be a great fit here at Hanover.

In the meantime, I am very pleased to welcome you to our community and look forward to you joining us on campus as a member of the Class of 2013.

I am so proud of her I could bust! Now, the really hard part comes. Paying the tuition!

CONGRATULATIONS JILL!!!!!!!!!!!!! WE LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hope you had a great day also!!


Sunday, October 19, 2008

It has really been quite a while since I posted. Since the last time, I have done so much I don't even know where to start.
The retreat I went to was the greatest. I have never laughed so hard in all my life. What do you expect though when you get together with good quilty friends.
We had a paint chip challenge for the retreat. From the beginning, I called my challenge project Root Canal. Root Canal went home with a good friend of mine at retreat. Shannon now has that ugly thing, well I think it is ugly. I thought I had a photo of Root Canal on my computer but as usual couldn't find it. Oh well, it wasn't exactly something I wanted to show. LOL

I start CNA (Certified Nurses Aide) training tomorrow. One week of classroom and two weeks of clinical. I am really excited about it. I have wanted to do this for a while. I actually even enrolled earlier in the year, but had to withdraw because we started the process of trying to adopt our boys. I really miss them and think about them a lot. I hope they are happy in their new home.

In our attempt to adopt our boys, we became a foster home. We had our first placement a couple of weeks ago. A little girl that was 3 years old stayed with us for 12 days. I am so glad that is over. I don't think we will be taking anymore foster children. Maybe we just had a bad experience but I don't think we will do it again. I have a lot of respect for those that do it continually.

That is it for today. I will try to get here more often to post.
Have a great Sunday afternoon!