Thursday, August 26, 2010

Goin' to College to get me some Knowledge


yeah. that below?
My stack of books for the semester. and a few more on the way. That big ole' thick one near the bottom, I swear it weighs 20 pounds!!
Good gracious me alive!
I cannot. CANNOT.
( or perhaps I am merely refusing)
believe that week numero uno of college 2010 has been completed!!!
Not sure if I feel like groaning, patting myself on the back for surviving, embracing the excitement that's bubbling up, or just pushing the thought out entirely!
What an emotional roller coaster week one has been!
Most of you know..I am enrolled in the Veterinary Technology Program. This is my first term of the program. I really feel like I've found my "element." all my life I have been involved with animals... having pets, reading about them, always wanting to catch them, nurse them back to health,touch them, learn about them, keep them as my own. ( mom turned me down many times on that last one) They fascinate me. Horses have for sure been top on my list, I've been working with them since I was 10 and riding competitively/seriously for close to 9 years.
Let's just say I love my furry friends. ha ha. and no don't worry I'm not secretly working for PETA. [they cross the line of insane in my opinion! sheesh!!]
So why not further my love of animals by making a career of it?!
OH! OH! OH! Yesterday I got my SCRUBS!!! I warned you I am easily amused and excited. You should have seen me. I picked them up at the campus bookstore and clutched them tighter than a momma with her baby. These were mine. My very first pair of scrubs. Ater putting them on I didn't want to take them off!! Nobody told me how COMFY scrubs are!!!! ooooh my goody goodness!! I seriously feel like I'm wearing my PJ's. .yes I am in love. It's so weird though... I kept seeing this girl in scrubs in the window reflections..realizing it was me. I never pictured I would be one of those girls walking to class in scrubs, all official with my name and school program on them. geeez, I suddenly feel like I should feel more grownup. Yet I still feel like I'm a kid most of the time.... a kid in scrubs trying to be smart. LOL.
Are you all still out there? More posts to come I promise! =]

Sunday, August 22, 2010

ONE day left.

It’s thundering and lightning outside like Zeus had one too many extra shots in his coffee!! Goodness gracious. I love me an all out smack down thunderstorm. The sounds and smells…. the way the rain hits the windows and trees and sidewalk . It’s so comforting yet so unpredictable. I think one of the reasons God created thunderstorms was to not only witness his great power and all being, all knowing, and all mighty …but so people would have to slow down and take it easy. Who all, the minute a thunderstorm hits, grabs a good book or movie and curls up on the couch? Or just sits by the window or out on the porch and watches? ( me me me!) or for instance, take the time to update a blog? *grins* I had planned to blog several posts during this finale’ of summer bliss, but I have been quite busy gearing up for *coughs* fall semester *coughs*and all my free time has been spent with family and friends…. I am soaking it all up like a sponge!!!
My blog will always be here waiting for me to ramble….. ( perhaps the readers will move on, but this dear little blog will always have a blank post waiting to be filled with my pent up nonsense)
I will miss the free time that summer offers to just BE with people at any given time doing absolutely nothing. I will miss the feeling you get when you realize you have absolutely nothing planned tomorrow…and the next day…and even the next. Ahhh.
I will miss dearly the nights I didn’t have to roll over and set my alarm for the next day…because I didn’t have to crack open my little peepers at 6am. Ooh my lands sakes!

Ooho what can I say. This summer was incredible. I have been so so so HAPPY! And I don’t think it will be left behind when Tuesday rolls around….just mixed in with some dread and extra responsibility. The “r” word. Yes I just typed it out. For sho. *shudders*
Did this week go out with a bang? I think it did! Maybe it was just a little ole’ grandpa pistol, but it did indeed bang. I had loads of family time, watched a ton of movies I have been meaning to watch, made multiple mall outings and ice-cream stops, and read 2 novels, for fun, for hours at a time. It was deeeeeelightful!!!
[ Take that looming education! ]

I must say from catching up on all of ya’lls blogs ( yes I promise to comment more, really) it has cheered me to hear that you have all had equally ( if not better) splendid summers!!

Ah so, the fall semester starts Tuesday. 8am. bright and early. YIKEY YIKES!
. I gotta tell ya this semester at college ain’t gonna be no picnic with happy balloons and sprinkle cupcakes. No way hoooosea! Anywhoooo…. I have been accepted into the Veterinary Technician Program at the local Community College. ( where I’ve been taking classes already). I was THRILLED when I received my acceptance letter… mainly because I was shocked that they were agreeing to allow me. Rachel. Be around medical devices and equipment. Do pray for me…. I tend to repel and have battles with anything that has bells and whistles, beeping and flashing. You should see the stack of books required for the first term of the program that is breeding like mold on my dresser… nobody mentioned I was entering The School of the Insanely Mad Scientists!!! Lawwwwdamerrciii!!! I think I shall faint. It’s gonna be tough, or so say the brain dead seniors of the program ( seriously! Pick some better spokespeople for your program!!!) I am determined to make it out alive though, probably worse for wear and DEFINITELY lacking any mental ability to think, but at least alive. Oooh goodness I have rambled quite enough for today. I will be getting my navy blue scrubs soon ( required at every vet tech class) so perhaps pictures soon?
. I heart you.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Eleven Days

Ever get that feeling of realization?
.Your eyes get a little wider.
.Your heart beats a little faster ( or even takes a trip in a bounce house).
.Butterflies decide your gut is their new airfield..
.Your hands can't hold diddly-Squat.
.If there is anything above floor level your on your way to sit on it.
.A mixture of dismay/sinking/potential optimism/and reminiscing fill you up.

The end of one mind blowing, fast paced summer is quickly approaching.
Today I glanced at my calender
( for the life of me I am just bad with dates)
and it hit me like a bad rap song.
oooooh. my. goodness.
This just ain't right folks!
What happened to an endless summer????
School is literally on it's way to knock on my door.....
and this summer was sooooo gooood. and sooo busy.
I hope I can hold on to its' blissful memory as tight as a kid would with it's brand new balloon.
.Memories are so important.
I wanted to push the taunting voice of summer's end a.k.a "backtoattemptingtobesmartandresponsible"
into the very deepest darkest hole in my mind.
I tried to for as long as possible but boy is that thought a little Houdini!
I've rather enjoyed acting like a kid for 3 months. thank you verrry much!!

Eleven days.
( and grudgingly counting. veerrrrryyyy slowly)
Cuhh Razy!!! Where did 2010 GO??!!
I want to make this last chapter worth while.
Go out with a bang, shall we say?
ah ha. sounds like I'm planning my funeral.

whatta summer. ( a post about it soon perhaps?)

For those who have yet to enter the "use your brain" world,
how will YOU spend your final chapter?