Monday, December 31, 2012

My year in books

The rest of my year in books. My goal for this year was to read 50 books. I was doing so good! I'd read 30 by July.. but then I started nursing school and I only read 2 books from August to the beginning of december. I finished 3 on christmas break but alas... I'm going to have to set my goal even lower next year since I'll still be in school.

Looking for Alaska
The second John Green book I've read. This one is great! Although I'm convinced every book he writes is good. There is a sad part in this, like all of his books apparently? But its interesting and has neat characters.
Recommended for: John Green fans, YA, people who like to cry

The Evolution of Mara Dyer
I read the Evolution of Mara Dyer which is a continuation of The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer. I really enjoyed it and I especially liked the surprise ending and cliffhanger. Now I just need the next one in the series.
Recommended for: Young adults, YA fans, people who read the unbecoming, fans of psychological thrillers/mysteries

The Diviners
I picked this book up, sort of on a whim, because it's written by Libba Bray who is friends with Maureen Johnson. I read the summary and saw that it was set in the 20's and I was super excited. I'm a huge fan of flapper books. There is also a sort of mystery/thriller and magical component. It's like 500 pages long and I loved every page of it!
Recommended for: mystery/thriller lovers, fans of magic, YA

This the conclusion of the Matched trilogy. I enjoyed how this series ended and I thought that the ending was very interesting. We also finally find out who Cassia chooses (Ty or Xander).
Recommended for: fans of the trilogy, YA, dystopian fans

Midwife of Venice
I picked this one out because I love reading midwives' memoirs, this is a work of historical fiction and there really isn't that much about births in the book. There is basically only one and the rest of the book is about what happens to the main character. I still enjoyed it because I like historical fiction and this one is set in Venice, Italy in 1575.
Recommended for: Fans of historical fiction, midwives, birth junkies, italian lovers

Full year in books:

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Friday Photo Dump on Saturday

Um, E. I don't think you're supposed to climb inside the lazy susan.

Christmas present!

Playing some wii on christmas

Colten man

Finger painting christmas eve

Christmas at my sisters

Gigi encountered a slight problem.. a wall of snow.

Little one slept with me one morning.

 Poor man's fridge? What even.

Alabama sunset

Kay: I don't want to hold my head up anymore.

First bagelheads bagel!


Mini photo shoot with E because she actually felt like taking pics.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Saturday, December 15, 2012

My to do list for winter break

Oh man.. I finished my first semester of nursing school. Most days I was sure I wouldn't make it to the evening.. but somehow I managed to get through all 8 of my classes this semester. I don't have all of my official grades but I passed all my classes so I will be continuing on. Only three more semesters to go and I'll be graduating next December!!

After being completely consumed by school since August and finishing only 2 books the entire time my greatest desire is to read a million books over break. We'll see how many I get done. My goodreads goal this year was 50 and I'm waayyyy behind now thanks to school. I think I've got to finish 13 by dec 31st and I doubt that that will happen.

I've been in a workshop for my job this weekend and I've got another day of it tomorrow. If I didn't have to drive an hour each way I would be enjoying it a lot more. The workshop is lots of good info, I just hate being up early and driving! I've got to get recertified in CPR on wednesday for school and then I'm helping out in the office at work on thursday... We're set to leave the day after Christmas for Florida to stay for a week. Super excited about that!

My to do list for break:
- order my school books for next semester
- get my drug screen for school
- work on my website for my postpartum doula business I'm setting up for myself
- get business cards ordered
- actually update my many blogs!!
- read the bazillion books I've got checked out from the library and on my to read list
- sleeepppp
- watch tv and dvds that I haven't been able to all semester

I'm hoping next semester will be a quieter one at school (its waayyy less credit hours so that should be good) so I won't feel like I get so behind on everything else in my life. Living and breathing nursing school for 4 months is ridiculous and exhausting.

Happy winter break to all of you college students out there!!

Friday Photo Dump a day late

and i even passed the final!

the family bonding over some grey goose vodka.

My "I haven't left the house all day or gotten dressed" face

I call this color "black like my soul"

 front porch
 so many books to read this break!

 after a workout.. couldn't seem to get off the floor
 the sky the other morning

blood loss estimation for work (its jello and food coloring and karo syrup)

cookie cake for finishing my first semester of nursing school. oh yeaaahh

Friday, December 7, 2012

Friday Photo Dump

T-minus 2 days until finals week begins.. DUN DUN DUN

Gigi was downstairs barking, so Theodore runs down from upstairs. He didn't have time to take his sports bra off. It was originally around his neck but I was laughing too hard to get a picture of that.

My grandparents from 1949.

Had to pull over and take this picture Monday night.

Tuesday morning. I was already done with the day at 620

But then my patient's board in his room had my name on it.. that sort of made it better!

Christmas girl

Hospital artwork I entitled "Lone Commode"

Went out thrusday for a friends birthday (and to avoid studing for finals). The drink was called "the sunshine state" I had to get it!