A Message to Santa Claus

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Honyebee, CNA

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21 hours ago, Joe V said:

If you could send one message to Santa what would it be?

A potion for an instant stress reliever. 💀 

Honyebee, CNA

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On 12/2/2021 at 11:27 AM, FiremedicMike said:

The answers to my Peds final…..

I hope you pulled it off.

15 hours ago, Honyebee said:

I hope you pulled it off.

It’s a week and a half from now..

FashionablyL8, CNA, LPN

Has 1 years experience. 121 Posts

Good luck Mike! Our peds exams had so much about developmental milestones and while I can remember weird disease sx and blood values, those milestones just all blurred together in my mind. 

I wish Santa would give me a magical way not to feel awkward every time I say no to working extra at my jobs (having 2 part-time jobs I always feel like I'm not doing enough for one or both). 

31 minutes ago, FashionablyL8 said:

Good luck Mike! Our peds exams had so much about developmental milestones and while I can remember weird disease sx and blood values, those milestones just all blurred together in my mind. 

I wish Santa would give me a magical way not to feel awkward every time I say no to working extra at my jobs (having 2 part-time jobs I always feel like I'm not doing enough for one or both). 

Our peds exam 1 is extremely hard.. Many fail it.  I missed it by 2 questions.

From past classes, the peds final is notoriously much easier than exam 1, but it doesn't make the stress any lower, LOL..

 

Honyebee, CNA

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With all the jokes aside, I'd love a few weeks off without studying for those times, but I need and have to. However, I already bought my gifts for four special occasions. I purchased a long foldable table from Costco--a plastic long picnic table as for my study table. When I saw a large monitor (42'') was on sale for about $200, I purchased it as my birthday and Christmas gifts. I’ve been happy with this device. I can see better and am not slouching as it used to be.   

On 12/10/2021 at 2:19 PM, Honyebee said:

With all the jokes aside, I'd love a few weeks off without studying for those times, but I need and have to. However, I already bought my gifts for four special occasions. I purchased a long foldable table from Costco--a plastic long picnic table as for my study table. When I saw a large monitor (42'') was on sale for about $200, I purchased it as my birthday and Christmas gifts. I’ve been happy with this device. I can see better and am not slouching as it used to be.   

Next Wednesday is my final, then I have a break until the middle of January.

I think I'm going to sleep for at least 2 weeks LOL

FashionablyL8, CNA, LPN

Has 1 years experience. 121 Posts

Yes- sleep and feel like your life is your own again for a little while. It's the BEST feeling not to have to study constantly- just be able to relax, watch a movie or read a (non-nursing) book without feeling that you should be studying. School isn't that far behind me that I've forgotten- or maybe we never forget LOL. 

Best of luck to both of you, Honyebee and Mike!

Kitiger, RN

Specializes in Private Duty Pediatrics. Has 43 years experience. 1,593 Posts

17 hours ago, Honyebee said:

With all the jokes aside, I'd love a few weeks off without studying for those times, but I need and have to. However, I already bought my gifts for four special occasions. I purchased a long foldable table from Costco--a plastic long picnic table as for my study table. When I saw a large monitor (42'') was on sale for about $200, I purchased it as my birthday and Christmas gifts. I’ve been happy with this device. I can see better and am not slouching as it used to be.   

How well I remember that feeling that if I had any free time, I HAD to study! One difference, though. I kept Sundays free. I didn't study nursing on Sundays. Often, that meant that I had to study all day on Saturday, but it was worth it.

But the sweet relief of being between semesters . . . oh, I remember that!

I do still study my nursing journals, but only those articles that are helpful and/or interesting. (Yeah, I'm a COB, graduated 1979.)

Honyebee, CNA

Specializes in Customer service. Has 1 years experience. 366 Posts

3 hours ago, Kitiger said:

How well I remember that feeling that if I had any free time, I HAD to study! One difference, though. I kept Sundays free. I didn't study nursing on Sundays. Often, that meant that I had to study all day on Saturday, but it was worth it.

But the sweet relief of being between semesters . . . oh, I remember that!

I do still study my nursing journals, but only those articles that are helpful and/or interesting. (Yeah, I'm a COB, graduated 1979.)

I have an ATI exam for almost every nursing course at the end of the quarter, so I do need to review on my two-week breaks and for the finals, too. 😞 

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