Monday, June 26, 2006

On to bigger and better things.....

I finished my boards this morning. I looked at each question, thought about them and clicked on the answer. After number 75, the screen went blank. Just went blank. I thought, wow this is taking a long time. Then, please don't let the system crash, I don't want to do this again. Then, no it can't be over, I haven't answered enough questions right, I need more questions. Finally, the end survey came up. It was over - except for the waiting. That's right, I now have to wait to find out if I passed (I think/hope/believe/dream I did). I have a fantasy about showing up at work, only to be told to report to HR, where they give me an ID with RN on it instead of RNIP.

Keep the fingers crossed.......

PS - in light of the above panic, my knitting for the KWC is officially not happening. I haven't touched it in a week, and am at this moment, sick of lace. I'm knitting cables and socks until the Mystery stole 2 in July.

Friday, June 09, 2006

With needles poised...

KWC starts today. Now to add a challenge, I am studying for my NCLEX exam and basic arrythmia class, as well as starting my new job as a nurse. Kick off in less than two hours. The only problem is I don't like the lace pattern I've chosen. I will use the pattern for the sweater that I designed, but now I am feindishly searching for a substitution lace pattern that I can hack away at to get what I want. Oh, and hubby insists on decorating the walls - TODAY! Where is my pattern collection?

Monday, June 05, 2006

I have slain the DSL Beastie.....

and I won't bore you with the details, but waiting for your high speed internet sucks. Big time. Finally got it all together tonight, after a couple glasses of wine and a call to the support center to ask what the required sacrifice was and to which diety it was to be made. (I think I scared him). But it worked, and I have DSL.

Why is this important? Well because the dial up decided last week that my blog was inappropriate or something (has it been reading my blog?), and wouldn't let me access it.

Orientation was today. I am so excited and a bit scared to be starting my new job. I have to keep telling myself that I am a nurse, not a student. So the big question is - when do I get to stop feeling like a student? My first day on the floor is Wednesday. I'll let you know how it goes.

On the knitting front, the swatching went well, and I think this sweater might work. Probably won't finish in time to compete fully in the World Cup. I forgot about the whole NCLEX thingy. It's a bit more important than the sweater right now, being my licsensure and all.