Thursday, January 9, 2014

Made 50 Extra dollars!

Almost done with the first week of the last quarter of nursing school to become an LPN.  The first 5 weeks of the quarter are going to be tough!  Wednesdays especially.  Yesterday I my day started at 4:45 in the morning and I didn't get home from work until around 11:30 at night.  I had to be at clinicals at 6 in the morning. 

Holy crap, I was a little over whelmed at clinicals.  It was our first day at that site and with that instructor.  She picked me to be the "Team Leader" which meant I was to act like the nurse manager of the nursing students.  The rest of the students had a patient they were to focus on for the day.  My job was to go to the nurses in charge of 2 wings and see what kind of treatments had to be done during that shift.  These treatments can include vital signs, any sort of cream they need applied, blood glucose checks, etc.  Once I got that list, I had to tell the students what I wanted them to do, schedule their breaks and make sure I get all the blood glucose checks done at the right time.  I had one nurse that was super helpful and was very welcoming to students.  The other nurse however... holy crap.. I was intimidated.  I went up to her to introduce myself and she said "what do you want?!?!" yikes.. well I just needed her list. So she gave me a "list" and went on her way.  I was also to report during the shift back to the nurses to let them know what us students have gotten done and report anything from the patients that needed to be reported (abnormal blood pressure, pain, etc.) and to find that one nurse and catch up with her was a workout in itself! haha  Needless to say, the day ended up going by pretty fast with all the responsibilities I had to do, which was good.

I got home around 2:30 and relaxed on the couch with Nate until 4:30.  I was trying my hardest not to fall asleep.  I worked on my blanket and looked for snow pants online. We are going snowmobiling in a couple weeks up north and I realized I don't have a pair of snow pants!  Still have to find some, I had to go to work before we could decide on a pair. 

Work was fine.  A lot of big parties, some of which didn't have a reservation, so finding a spot to put them can be difficult.  I was managing on Wednesday night, so I was helping the servers as much as I could by either running their food, seating tables, and I even took a couple orders so the servers could catch up with what they were doing.  An eleven top came in around 7:30 and the only spot to put them was in a section where the server was already working on a 10 top and a 12 top.  That is a lot of work as a server.  I decided to greet them right away and see how the server was doing.  I ended up doing all the work for the table so I kept them until they left.  I ended up making 50 extra dollars from them!  That was a nice little extra for the night! 

Once I got home I was so tired I could hardly keep my eyes open, I hung out with Nate for about an hour and finally decided it was time for bed.

Today I had the day off from school and work :).  I tried to work on some homework, but it was really nice to just relax.  I worked on some It Works stuff like messaging people on Facebook about joining the company and trying the product.  I also have texted others.  I hate always advertising, but I also want this company to grow, and this is the only way I know how to do it, so if you are annoyed... I'm sorry. 

I also made some very delicious banana bread with cinnamon chips!  My house smells amazing right now!

Monday, January 6, 2014

Goals of 2014

So today marks the first full week of 2014.  I have so many things I am trying to do better at this year.  It almost seems over whelming.  One of the things is blogging more.  Even if I think my day was boring, I will write about it.  I used to write in my diary growing up almost daily, so I don't see how this is different. (except for the constantly talking about my crush of the month and who my friends are that week). 

School also started today (my last quarter!!!) Except its a "snow day".  The governor shut down all k-12 because of the arctic temps. Rasmussen also decided to close their doors.  Right now it is -20 feels like -40.  That's f*cking cold!! So, today I took a nice long hot shower, and I am sitting next to a space heater in sweats crocheting a blanket, watching Vanderpump Rules.  (a very trashy reality tv show that I can't seem to look away from).  Tomorrow I start clinicals again at 6:30 in the morning (ugh).  Have I mentioned I am NOT a morning person?! 

Tonight is Grizzly's annual Christmas Party.  I am not going.  I have clinicals early tomorrow, so I want to be in bed by the time the party starts.  The Grizzlys party is not a classy dinner holiday party.. it's a drinking "Olympic" games, getting drunk, and not remembering what happened the night before type of party.  Another reason I don't want to go. I am trying to not drink so much this year.  AND we aren't allowed to bring our significant other.. BUT our GM invited this crazy 80 year old lady who is one of our regulars... I don't really agree with that decision, since we aren't supposed to bring guests.

Another "resolution" I have this year is to be more involved with It Works.  I am a distributor and I can potentially make a lot of money, if I just get out there and "blitz" (advertise the product).  I have been at it for like 6 months and have 5 loyal customers and no distributors under me.  womp womp.  So it's time to change my business approach, get outside my comfort zone and start making some money!  I love all the products I have tried, and my loyal customers are very happy! 

Well that's all for now.  I'm going to continue with my blanket.. but it might not be done until next winter!