Since I have very different days depending on what I have to do for school, I figured I’d take the day in my life theme and show you two days that are just a little different. As with all things nursing school, your mileage may vary based on how your program operates.
Alarm goes off at 5:45. Debate with self about getting up. Decide to get up. Wash face, brush teeth, take medicine, get dressed. Find breakfast. Today, I am tired so cottage cheese and fruit wins. Coffee. So much coffee.
6:20 Wake up children. Argue with both children about the necessity of them getting dressed because I have to go to class. Feed children. Check bullet journal. Way to much to do. Study as children eat.
7:15 Inform children that we need to leave in ten minutes and that they need shoes. Remind son to find his glasses. Follow daughter around until she puts on shoes.
7:30 Leave. Drive 15 minutes to drop kids off at camp. Drive 20 minutes to school.
8:10 Get to class. Lament that you did not study enough and feel lost on this topic. Take several deep breaths. Go to the bathroom.
8:30 Take test
9:40 Listen to lecture. Wonder what to eat for lunch. Check bullet journal again. Stress about how much there is to do.
11:45 Psych orientation for clinical. Math test review. Grades on psych test (!).
12:00 Drive to McDonalds. Eat single cheeseburger that took way to long to get (did they have to make the cheese??).
12:20 Stop at grocery store to get items (OJ, apples, bananas) for teacher breakfast the next day.
12:40 Finally get to kid’s school. Head to office. Hand over food for tomorrow. Go to classroom to help teacher for PTO. Arrange books for an hour and a half.
2:00 Drive to pick up children. Call daughter’s doctor to find out if paperwork for school is ready. Drop off library books.
2:25 Get children.
2:45 Get home. Check email, Facebook, fan fiction, start clinical paperwork for next day.
4:00 Make spaghetti for dinner.
4:30 Dinner is finished early. Work on clinical paperwork some more. Eat dinner. Take more medicine.
5:30 Change and drive to Y to run.
6:00 Run. 3 miles.
6:45 Drive home, get gas.
7:00 Get home. Start getting children ready for bed (showers, etc). Finish clinical paperwork (well most of it). Look over notes from lecture today.
8:00 Threaten daughter that she will lose electronics if she doesn’t quit watching videos and go brush her teeth.
8:30 Put daughter to bed. Sit on her bed and watch YouTube for a bit.
9:00 Put son to bed. Clean out cat litter. Go back to kitchen and do dishes (most of them). Grab laundry basket from son’s room and put clothes in to wash.
9:40 Take shower, brush teeth, find scrubs for clinical.
10:10 Check alarm. Collapse into bed.
5:45 Alarm goes off. Argue with self about getting up again. Decide I have to get up. Wash face, braid hair, brush teeth, get dressed.
6:10 Decide on scrambled eggs. Eat breakfast. Lots of coffee. Find clinical paperwork.
6:30 Drive to clinical site. Children are not my job this morning.
7:15 Find new clinical site.
1:00 Leave clinical. Find lunch. Drive to daughter’s doctor to get paperwork. Drive to craft store to get paper for project that I have needed to do since May.
2:00 Get home. Leave paperwork where I can find it. Count out how many pills the school will need. Put remaining meds in spare container for now. Put craft paper on table.
3:00 Go pick up children.
3:45 Get home. Remind children that open house is at 5 and we leave at 4:30. Go over clinical paperwork. Look at discussion board. Opt to do it later. Look over lecture notes again.
4:25 Remind children we leave in 5 minutes. Tell them to find shoes.
5:15 Open house at kids’ school.
6:30 Head home.
7:00 Remind daughter that she has to get ready for bed.
Repeat previous night’s antics.
All of this insanity is managed with my bullet journal. Soon I will have a post about the journal and what it looks like now. I realize I have been promising this for a bit. I think I’m trying for one blog a week guaranteed with extras if I can. So at worst, it’ll be next week. Honest! Until next time, lovely people!