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Monday, October 25, 2010


Real creative title? Huh?

Friday when I got out of school I came home to find Tyler fixing to hit the road for El Dorado.  We had plans to make it to Mena for at least one day this past weekend to run some errands and see the family and originally thought that Tyler was not going to be able to make it due to a sudden change in work related plans.  Well anyways, when I got home he asked me if I wanted to go with him on his road trip and leave for Mena in the morning or I could leave right then and drive myself.  Well I hate driving so I decided to ride with Tyler to El Dorado.  It was about 5 when we hit the road and didn’t get back to Arkadelphia till about 9:30.  We decided that since we were still in the driving spirit we left for Mena right away.  I also hate getting up early and thought I would be able to sleep in Saturday morning.  Tyler dropped me off at my house at about midnight and then he went straight to his home.  We were both exhausted and sick of driving.  Saturday I woke up and hung out with my dad, mom, Macen, and Tyler.  On the down side I didn’t get to see my awesome barrel racing sister.  She had the ACT first thing that morning and a barrel race in Fort Smith later that day.  For lunch Tyler and I went to Papas.  It was yummy and I had been missing it.  After lunch we headed to Steph and Stephens to see them and Christopher.  One of the saddest things to me and Tyler is that we are so far away from him and don’t get to see him all the time.  Tyler grew up living far away from his aunts, uncles and cousins. Because of that Tyler wants to be there for his nephew.  Although Christopher doesn’t have any cousins nor should he expect any from us anytime soon.  After that much enjoyed time with the Olmstead crew we gathered up our stuff and Daisy and headed back home to Arkadelphia.  We didn’t do much the rest of the weekend just mainly chilled in front of the TV. 

Today I got up for school and was surprisingly in a great mood the entire day.  I actually got something right in my dreaded Ethics class.  The teacher even said “Good job.”  I was so thrilled I think I even squealed a little.  I was even more excited when he handed out the notes for the day.  He has handed out 3 different notes for this next test on Friday.  I really like this because he doesn’t use a book and this is something that I know is right.  (Things can be taken out of context so easily in this class.)  I had a test in Nutrition that I probably should have focused a little harder on but my brain is still so tired from nursing school.  I know it sounds like I am making excuses but my brain is full and it either needs to get bigger or throw away some trash.  Tonight Tyler and I went grocery shopping and we bought a lamp for my bedroom.  I was so excited that I put it together immediately.  The reason we bought it is so that there is more light in my room for studying.  Who would have thought that I would buy something to promote me studying when I was just complaining about it?

After rereading this blog I realized that the only people who would even care to read it would have to be somebody who loved me.  If you don’t care that I bought a lamp today that is ok.  I am sure I wouldn’t care either.  However, I don’t care if you care because this blog was designed so that someday I will be able to look back at all my adventures or crazy life and smile.  I am happy about creating this blog and always feel better when I write a post.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

I am a NURSE!!!!!

A year ago at this time I was half way through the first semester of one of the roughest years ever.  I was in nursing school debating my career choice.  I had no idea what I was getting into but later realized it would be a year that I would never forget.  I made friendships that will always last and grew up in fast forward.  Originally, I didn’t care if I were in the LPN program at RMCC or not.  I am very glad that I completed it and feel very accomplished as a 21 year old.  It was rough, many tears were shed, and unfortunately it came with many early early mornings.   Last weekend I took my state boards and I did not feel good about the results.  I hadn’t really studied because I just couldn’t make myself look at my notes 1 more time.  Apparently I learned something during that year and I was able to pass.  When I found out Tuesday that I had passed, I was shocked.  I almost started crying.  With this accomplishment I finally feel like I have graduated.  I am proud to call myself a LPN and in about 3 more years I will be able to call myself a RN.  


Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Wednesday Evening

Let’s just say I have been extremely moody the last few days and tonight I took it out on Tyler.  There was no rhyme or reason for it I just went off on him.  I didn’t yell or hit or anything like that, I just got all hissy like a two year old and stomped off to my room.  This time of the month has always been difficult for me emotionally and apparently I couldn’t handle it tonight.  The good news is that I can switch emotions just as fast as they come on.  I just wanted to publically apologize to Tyler and thank him from putting up with me.  I don’t think anybody else could do it.  I am in a much better mood now so I decided to blog about the happier part of the evening.  Tyler cooked dinner and then cleaned up after himself.
He made really good beef fajitas
On another note…
I got a belated birthday gift from the awesome Olmstead family.  They got me a gift card to Bed Bath & Beyond.  I love that store, it has everything home related.  I am also officially a LPN!!!!!  ( I plan to devote a blog to that in the next few days. I want a picture of my license.)

Monday, October 18, 2010

Tickets and Pumpkins

Well it’s Monday and so being I got my first ticket ever.  I left my apartment early so that I could get a parking spot at school and was just minding my own business.  I wasn’t listening to the radio loudly, talking (or texting) on my cell, and I was wearing my seatbelt.  I was coasting down hill when the cop got me. I didn’t react like I thought I would to getting pulled over.  I always thought I would cry hysterically and not have my driver’s license or something along those lines.  However, I handled it very mature; I apologized sincerely and just let it be.  I couldn’t even be mad at the cop because he was apologizing as he wrote the ticket.  He was a very nice man.                                  

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After school today I was very productive.  I made and amazing dinner of chicken breast, corn, crescent rolls, and mashed potatoes.  It was delicious!!!!!!!!!  I hate my oven but toughed it for the crescent rolls.  So that I didn’t burn the rolls I had to cook them on a temperature of 200-250 degrees.  That is a whole 100 degrees less than it requires.  After dinner I started work on my favorite part of Halloween.  I finally go to carve a pumpkin.  I was originally going to carve pumpkins with Steph and Stephen but I got sick. My finished product…

P1010441I broke the poor guys nose and had to use a combination of hot glue and nails to fix it.  If you look closely it’s crooked.  He is still pretty cool and I am proud of my accomplishment.         

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Once again just blabbering…

Tyler’s watching TV and I am sitting at my computer staring at the screen.  I don’t really have anything to say but felt like talking.  Yesterday I took my State Boards to get my official LPN license.  I am really nervous about the results and honestly don’t feel great about the test.  I will find out hopefully by Wednesday if I have passed or failed.  I had to get up at 5 a.m. to be on the road to Texarkana by 6 to be at the testing site at 7:30.  It wasn’t ideal but I managed. (Tyler drove.)  When I woke up Saturday morning I felt like I hadn’t slept at all but somehow I wasn’t tired.  I didn’t even eat breakfast and I am not one to skip a meal. It took me about 1 hr and 20 minutes to take the test and when I finished Tyler and I headed to the Race for Cure to see his parents.  We didn’t stay long, we were mainly just passing time.  We had plans to eat lunch with them so we had to wait for the walk to be over. 

I can’t believe the semester is HALFWAY over.  It seems like just yesterday I was looking for an apartment in Arkadelphia and super nervous about the first day of school.  Life here has become very routine and I really enjoy it here.  I really need to buckle down the next several weeks for my schooling.  I think I am passing all my classes but am really struggling in Ethics.  My first test was a few weeks ago and even though I studied I still didn’t do very well at all.  To tell you the truth it really sucked. 

I like reading blogs that have pictures and I am not very good at posting any on my blog.  I live in Arkadelphia and it is just me, Tyler, and Daisy. So therefore I don’t really have anybody to take pictures of.  But here is a picture of my baby, Daisy.  She enjoys sitting by our sliding glass door watching the neighbors and laying in the sun.  She is quite the guard dog when it comes to other critters but I think she would roll over for a stranger.  


Thursday, October 14, 2010

I’m 21!!!!

Yesterday was my birthday and it was a great day!!!!  I had school all day which meant I had to get up at 6:15.  Tyler even got up early to give me my gift.  He got me a TomTom.  I was super excited because I have been wanting one for a long time especially now that I am living in Arkadelphia.  Luckily, my last class of the day was canceled so I was finished with school at 3.  Steph took me to El Mariachi for lunch and it was yummy. When Tyler got off work we headed to Hot Springs and went out to eat at Chili’s.  Chili’s has amazing desserts and I really wanted one.  After dinner we did a little window/dream shopping and then headed back home.  I was a little disappointed that I couldn’t have a fruity alcohol drink but I realized that turning 21 isn’t just about drinking.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MYSELF!!! 




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brownie sundae


2011 mustang

Monday, October 11, 2010

Weekend Wrapup

This weekend I had all intentions of spending Saturday carving pumpkins with Steph, Stephen, and Tyler, however, I got very sick Friday morning, missed all my classes, went to Mena early and went to the doctor.  Earlier in the week, I had been feeling kind of puny but thought I could tuff it out and by Friday I couldn't even lay down comfortably.  It really sucked and really ruined all my plans.  I got put on antibiotics and spent all of Saturday in my pjs on the couch.  I did get to do some early birthday celebrating with my family though.  Saturday my dad fixed his awesome spaghetti and momma made me a double layer white cake with chocolate icing (delicious).  I also got to open my gifts.  From my parents I got a printer, twp movies (The Killers and Bounty Hunter), and a croc pot.  From my sister I got two wine glasses with woozies, margarita mix, and salt. (I also get to pick out a new wallet)  Tyler's parents gave me my gift before I headed back to Arkadelphia on Sunday.  They got me a beautiful red clock that I had seen at Hobby Lobby about a month ago.  Tyler won't give me my gift till Wednesday but says it is somewhere in the apartment and he also says I will never find it.  I learned a couple things this past week:  1.  don't wait till your symptoms are really really bad to go to the doctor and 2. plans change and life happens.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Just Blabbering

  • Last week I was stressin over ALL my tests and I think it paid off.  Here is the almost finally tally (my awesome ethics teacher hasn't got around to grading our 30 so multiple choice test) : English B, Biology B, Nutrition A, Biology lab B, Sociology A.  I was very happy with those grades and I don't want to have to study like that again until finals. 
  • Life in Arkadelphia has been pretty good.  Daisy chewed up another one of Tyler's iPod chargers.  (That makes 2.)  I can't figure out why she decides to chew up those.  We have bones for her but she hates them.  Luckily, she has yet to chew up anything else. 
  • I have decided that some of the guys at Henderson need to learn how to treat girls.  The other day I was walking towards my class and I was going up the stairs.  (Normal behavior is to scoot over to one side so that somebody can pass you or have room around you.)  I met a group of guys that were coming down the stairs that decided they must stay together side-by-side so not to get lost (is my only guess) making it almost impossible for me to get up the stairs.  I really wanted to tell them SCOOT OVER, but instead I kept my eyes on the stairs and pushed pass them.  That is not my only incident with guys.  Normally if a guy or even a girl were to see you coming for the door you hold it open, however, only on rare occasions has that occurred.
  • I am really excited about this weekend.  Steph, Stephen, Tyler, and I are going to carve pumpkins on Saturday.  I would love it to be a tradition for when Tyler and I have children.  Tyler and I have carved pumpkins 2 out of the 5 years we have dated.  Manda and her man Macen have carved with us 1 of those years.  It is always really fun, entertaining, and messy.  (I am bringing my camera home this weekend and will be sure to post pictures of the action.)
  • This weekend I am also hoping to celebrate my 21st birthday with my family. 
  • The weather has been nice but I am really not a fan of the cold.  However it has given me the excuse to drink hot cocoa and make chili.  I make some darn good chili but I only feel the need to make it when it is chili outside. 
  • I woke up this morning with a sinus headache and I can't sleep.  I have to go to stinkin Sociology at 1:30, then to mechanic to get a recall on my jeep taken care of, then to Wal-Mart to buy some medicine and another iPod charger.
  • I hope everybody has a great day.     
  • Monday, October 4, 2010


    Today is my sister AND my sister-in-laws’ birthday.  They are two great ladies and I am so blessed to have them in my life.  I love them so much and wish them the very best.  Happy Birthday Stephanie (25) and Manda (17) !!!!!!  I hope all your birthday wishes come true. HAVE AN AMAZING DAY!!!!!!!!

    stephsteph and ty



    manda n smokey