Okay so you haven’t heard from me in a while because I was in studying hell! Two huge exams this week…all done…in the books…sigh…relax time.
I cannot tell you how much agony the body goes through under the mountains of stress we add to it. Coupled with inadequate sleep = weakening my immune system = wow tears and stuff.
Let me add in here how incredibly amazing my hubby is!! He is supportive by making me and the kids dinner when I can’t see past my mammoth of a text book because I’m too busy studying. Even while he's a snotty mess full of sickness.
What’s even better than this, you ask?? Why a dozen roses of course J Why would such a hardworking father, fulltime provider, amazing, and wonderful hubby do such a thing?? To remind me that he is extremely proud of my efforts and amazing talent and that he wanted to let me know how much he cares. Awww people, isn’t that the sweetest thing you’ve ever heard? I received the flowers right before my toughest exam today and they brought me to tears. I don’t deserve my hubby, because he is so kind. Okay really I do, but I’m just grateful for him. He’s a keeper!
Anyway as of 4pm today I am much better in mind and spirit! I aced my Thursday exam and passed today’s exam. All in all I feel good. Soon as I left the school building I took 3 deep breaths and enjoyed the moment. All thanks to God for listening to my much rambling, many whines, and muffled cries for help and bringing me through with peace and passing grades.
I jumped in my vehicle and cranked up the Christmas music…that’s right you heard right Christmas music. My 16 yo daughter tries to remind me it isn’t even Thanksgiving yet, and that she thinks I’m jumping the gun on my excitement for winter break. I THINK NOT! In fact, I asked my hubby to pull the Christmas tree out and that sucker’s going up on Sunday. I’ve even downloaded a free live wallpaper for my cell phone so I can watch people ice-skating across my screen. Super CHEESE I know (-;
Shoot if our plan goes off without any problems, we’ll be moving to Texas in the summer and this will officially be our last winter in Wisconsin. Sniff sniff, so I’m going to make the most of it.
As soon as Winter break begins, besides getting back to the gym (to lose the couple #s of stress weight), I’ve got a long list of things to accomplish. Here are just a few things:
Build a snowman
Sit in my living room and watch the huge snowflakes fall for hours
Attend church on Sundays and any other mid-week event if I so choose
Make hot cocoa
Bake lots of different bakes goods ranging from sugar cookie cutouts, to my hubby’s favorite (molasses cookies), and even a few Pinterest recipes I’ve had my eyes on including homemade butter bread. Yumm@
I’m going to help out with volunteer opportunities collecting canned goods with my nursing school organization.
I’ll probably have to shovel here and there, as well as, practice like a mad woman some NCLEX questions, but overall I just can’t wait to enjoy my family again. AMEN!