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February 27, 2006

Procrastination…it runs in the family.

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OK…so I decided to go “back to school” and get my Bachelor’s degree (BSN to be exact). Luckily for me there is this new fangled way of going to school – online classrooms! Whooppee!! I never have to leave the comfort (and privacy) of my own home! Neat. So far I’ve written an autobiography to introduce myself to my classmates (and read all of theirs), turned in a “Self-assessment” paper based on my learning style and a “Learning Team” project on Critical Thinking in Nursing. FYI, Learning Teams suck – read – everyone gets the same grade – and – in the online environment “participation” is via posting. Ick.
So far I’m doing well – have an ‘A’ in the course. So, today is the last day of week 4 (there are 5 weeks per course) and I had a paper due by 11pm PST on Professional Accountability. Guess when I started writting said paper…no really, guess! Heh! How about 5:00 this afternoon!!!! HA!!! Oh. My. Gawd!!!!! Way to stress myself out!!
If any of you doubts my claim that this trait “runs in my family” I direct your attention to my brother’s blog(“The joy of cooking”) as case-in-point. If I had the time, I could post photos of the office I am writing to you from – an office with boxes, yet unpacked, from our move here 14 months ago. Yes, I am a Procrastinator!! And I’m damn proud of it too!! =)
Why do work today that I can put off until tomorrow (or next month)? Hehehe. Ok, ok, on a more serious note – when I get a wild hair and tackle a task that I have put off for, say, a year….it gets done with a vengence. Nothing can stand in my way once that urge to purge hits me! I think it’s safe to say that that urge isn’t going to hit me today.

December 30, 2005

Another New Year

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Unbelievable! Only (approx) 25.5 hours left in 2005.
Not a stellar year by any account. For some, in fact, 2005 downright SUCKED.
I’ve come to accept two facts: the older I get the faster time passes, and the older I get the smaller the world becomes. I read this somewhere (paraphrasing): When you are a kid the time between Halloween and Christmas seems to last forever – as an adult the time between Christmases seems to be as short as the time between 10/31 and 12/25.
Here’s a little exercise that will make you feel “old”: Think back 10 years – What items do you use on a daily basis that did not even exist (that you were aware of) then? For example: The computer I’m writing this on (laptop). I had a cellphone, but it was for emergencies only – now I use it constantly – more than my landline. My PDA. TiVO. iPod. 2-way text pager. Digital camera. eBay. Mapquest. eMail. Wireless internet. Cable modem. Camera phones.
How about words & phrases we didn’t use 10 years ago? “Google it”, “Text me”, “Waaassuuup?!”, “Word!”, “Whatever!” “Is that your final answer?” “The tribe has spoken” “You are the weakest link…bubbye” “Reality TV” “Landline” “Snail mail” “LOL” “Blog” “Download” – I could go on, but you get the picture.
What will 2006 bring us? Oh the wonders that await!

August 1, 2004

Great-Great Grandpa John Blamire

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Great great grandpa John Blamire.JPG

June 11, 2004


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I will be taking the NCLEX-RN licensure examination on Tuesday, June 15th at 8am! I’m praying for the minimum number of question (75) and of course, PASSSING the darn thing!
If all goes well I’ll be out of the testing center in time to pic “Grandma Suzie” and “Miss Cole” up at the airport! 😀

January 26, 2004

Jackie and Jon

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“…Happy Birthday toooooo youuuuu!”

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Bird on Jackie’s shoulder!

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January 8, 2004

New Tile

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New Tile

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