Saturday, September 29, 2007

Win free sock yarn!

I would love to win some free sock yarn especially since it's yarn that I've never knit with before! You too and have the opportunity to win, just go to this site and be sure to leave a comment that you learned about it from me!!!!! Thanks!

Saturday, September 08, 2007

I'm going to school

Well, in part due to peer pressure and in part because there's nothing to lose (except my sanity! LOL) I'm going back to school. I'm taking a course called Physical examination and health assessment. It will be the first (maybe last?) course I take towards earning my BSN. I've often thought about doing this, and have researched the possibility a few times, but stopped short when I saw the cost and time involved. For this course, because of a great tuition reimbursement benefit, I don't have to pay for the course and I can submit to another fund for the textbook cost. The professor is coming to my place of work to teach the course. So really, why not? While there are 16 total in the class, 4 of them also work on my nursing unit. We'll be able to help and support each other. The first class was on Thursday. The professor seemed pretty laidback and put us all at ease. I bought my textbook yesterday evening. I only have about 100 pages covering 6 chapters to read by this Thursday! Needless to say, I don't know how much knitting I'll be doing. I did start a crochet thread doily that is intended as a belated birthday present for someone. The only problem there is difficulty seeing the small stitches. The glasses I got at Lenscrafter's I returned as they weren't working right for me after being adjusted twice. I need to get ahold of the eye doctor about the prescription to see what can be done for me so that I don't have to have 2 different pairs of glasses which is what the technician there was saying might be a solution. Come on, get real. I'm a nurse.... I need to see far away, close up and nearby.... I can't keep juggling different eyeglasses every few minutes. So I will call him on Monday and hopefully he'll have a solution to my vision needs. Well, that's about all for now..............