This morning, I woke up in a sweat - a complete panic. I rolled over and told Sam that I had an awful nitemare. You see, over the past few weeks, I have been making sporadic visits to Linens N Things because they are closing. I have been rather disappointed with the sale they are having because the prices are just not low enough for a "store closing" sale. Yesterday, I was looking at a food chopping set from Kitchen Aid and noticed that it was marked $22.99. But underneath, there was another sticker that had a Sharpie line over it. So, I raised the sticker and read the price that was under it and it said $19.99! So, now, they were charging $22.99 with 30% off which is $16.09. So, essentially, you are saving slightly less than 20%! Can you believe that crap!!!! But, anyway, I had this nitemare where the LNT turned into a Macy's and everything in the store was 75% old and new merchandise. I wanted the Rachael Ray pots and pans set. They had dozens of them and everytime I would get my hands on one, someone would rip it out of my hands. And that was my nitemare, people. I have so much other crap going on in my life, and I was worried about pots and pans! Rachael Ray pots and pans no less. And if you have read my other blogs, you know how I feel about her. But I secretly have been admiring them. They seem nice and perhaps they really DO make the food cook in 30 minutes.
As for how everything else has been going, I am almost through with my semester. And boy am I ready to be done! I had my head to toe checkoff yesterday and I got a 100%. Thanks to all of the family and friends who sacrificed their bodies for a great grade! Not that the 100 counts towards my grade at all. But, yet, if I failed it, I could be kicked out of the program. We have checkoffs, clinicals, and care plans - something to do every week that takes hours to do. None of it counts towards our final grade, though. Correction! If I do poorly, I get kicked out of the program. I would appreciate it if the good efforts boosted my grade. And they don't round up in nursing school, either. Whatever you get on your tests is your grade. If someone has an 80 or an 89.9, they are getting a B. If that is what your exam grades add up to, that is what you get. Forget about the A you got in clinical or the 100's you got on your checkoff's and care plans. They are just for shoes and giggles. But don't let me not do well on one of those - I will be out of the program! I am a firm believer in the fact that if something is going to get me kicked out of the program, it better help me as well. And this does not really apply to me. I am not having any issues academically with the program. But I have seen lots of people leave the program that I thought would make excellent nurses. And some people who are still in the program who I would not want to touch me with a 10 foot pole!
Tomorrow, I have my ATI test. I always find it to be thrilling when I am tested on items that we still have not covered in class. Way to boost my confidence! That really drives me crazy. Tuesday is my final and then I am through until January 13th! Although, we will be getting some reading assignments to do over the vacation in order to get a head start. Who needs to relax and get a bit of a mental break? Not me! I live for having my brain set in overdrive all the time. Maybe if I read more, I will get questions on the tests right, such as the importance of finding out your cat and dog's health histories when interviewing a patient. I often fill out a form at my doctor's office regarding Cheyenne's obesity. Luckily, she can't read this so I know I am not hurting her feelings.