Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The Morning After

I was unable to go to clinicals today. So, I WAS able to see Quinlynne's reaction to her pillow this morning. Here it is....It's not the greatest picture- but look at her expression. She was so excited to take that for her nap time!

As a side note- how should I feel when I'm on several LDS singles web sites and I have absolutely ZERO profile views. No one looks at my profile. Do they just see my profile pic in the preview and decide it's not worth even checking out the rest of the profile? I mean really, if you were me- what would your thoughts be?

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Rest thine head

Quinlynne has been wanting a pillowcase for her pillow. This is her pillow she takes to school for her naps, and takes in the car for napping while traveling. Today we both had pinkeye. I do so enjoy sharing things like this with my daughter. (She informed me today that I must have just stayed home with her so we could spend some time together.) I had decided to start teaching Quinlynne how to do some needlepoint. But- since I could not find the embroidery floss, we decided to go for the pillowcase project. Quinlynne picked out the fabric she wanted to use for her pillowcase from scraps we had. We just played around until we came up with something we liked.

This is the pillow before.This is the front of the pillow after.
And the back of the pillow after.I will be gone to clinicals in the morning when she gets up. So, I will not be able to see her reaction. I was still working on it when she went to bed this evening. I hope she likes it!!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Maybe not December

So I have some news. I'm going to be dropping my Clinical Psych Nursing class. I'm NOT doing well in it, at all. I may have already told you this, but I'm struggling- period- this semester. In order to give myself a fighting chance of passing Critical Care & Manager of Care, I decided that I'm going to withdraw from the Psych class. After that thought occurred to me (I was in the shower), it was like a huge weight was lifted from my shoulders. I'll be taking the Psych class in the summer. That means I'll be able to take the NCLEX shortly after finishing the class. I won't be pinned until December. That makes me sad.....but it's for the best I think. So, instead of studying for the Psych test which is tomorrow, I decided to work on a project I've been wanting to do for a few weeks now. This is a prototype. It's a potholder. It's supposed to be vintage looking. I picked the fabrics because they reminded me of the old flour sack fabrics that so many old quilts are made from. I've already finished a second one, and I hand stitched the binding. I think that makes it look better. SO SO SO much better than studying!!