Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Done!!! Well, for now....

Today was a BIG day for me. Today I completed my science pre-reqs for the nursing program. To the lay person, this doesn't mean a lot, but to the person who has been through it (or the husband who has supported you) it means so much. After a really hard 11 or so weeks, we went out and lived it up tonight. So, to my nursing friends and to my family, thank you so much. This has been extremely difficult on us all, but it will be so worth it in the end. And, imagine how we can tell everyone about the 5 functions of the Renin-Angiotensin Mechanism, we'll be the most interesting people at parties.

Luis~ you are hysterical. Water bottles will never be the same. Sorry in advance for the irony, but you are silent but deadly--the smartest New Yorker I've ever met. All I have to say is: Priapism. I will never forget what that word means now.

Crista Jean~a gal who is just cool and fun by nature. You exude positivity, even in the wake of ridiculous instruction. You are so warm. You could teach people how to have fun. You will save lives in the ER, you already do.

Whitney~we missed you so much tonight. You are the fastest test taker I know and I am secretly hoping you don't get into the program this fall so we can have you with us in the winter. You are funny without even trying, and smarter than you could possibly imagine.

Jason~this quarter wasn't the same without you and you were by no means forgotten. You are so gentle and kind. And, probably the best CO around ;-) You were born to be a nurse, you just make everything seem a little bit better. Apply to Everett or I'll never talk to you again!!

Andy~thanks for the tutorials, the endless advice, and the 35minute long bitch sessions on the phone, I can't believe how bright you are, I will be a better nurse just for having known you! I hope you sail around the world and save millions of babies from cholera. I have a 25lb bag of rice and a 48 pack of bottled water because of you, maybe it will save my life--but I doubt it ;-)

Sonny~you're name is no coincidence. You are sunny and so charming and fun to be around--you're magnetic. You will be the nurse people talk about for years after you've helped them. You will make a big impact. I know it.

Sam~you are so thoughtful and kind and fun. You will be the most beautiful bride ever. You're endless energy is responsible for many As over the past couple of quarters. Your energy and spirit are contagious. Thanks for the coffee, banana bread, and flowers. You were meant to take care of people.

Nateja~the little sister I never had. I will miss you every day. You are the silliest, funnest girl I've ever met. You're my little hippy in hipster clothing. I will think of you every time I opt not to microwave Maizey's food and every time I weigh an immunization. Maybe I won't immunize my next baby and maybe I will name her Nateja in honor of you. You are going to crack back like it's nobodies business. Learn the Bradley method and I will come to your office so you can turn my next breech baby. Seriously, the world is better with you in it. If I don't see you before you go to Caly, I will die.

My peeps at Tailgaters...Sad Nateja, she should be a nurse--even though she inherently disagrees with everything they stand for...

Nateja--I love you and your mouth like a sailor.
The flowers from Sam.
Work hard(ish)=Play hard
My girls...
all of us...

Now, here is to long, lazy summer days, with nothing to do but hanging out with the cutest/silliest baby in the world. Tomorrow I will wake and: a. be sober and b. have nothing to do. I can't wait...

6 comments:

Georgia said...

Yay! I'm so glad your done! You study way to hard!! Congrats!!

e$ said...

Congrats Lana! You're a hilarious drunk!

Beth Zarling said...

Those look like fun people. If you are going to be stuck in hell,you might as well have a great group with you!

Ashley Bruggeman said...

Congrats! I can't wait for you to join our ranks as a nurse...

Jessica Zevely said...

I was unaware that you had "girls" outside of Jill, Georgia and I. Maybe you will have to get ALL of your girls together sometime so we can all meet! I it looks like a fun group of peeps to go to school with. It makes me want to go to nursing school too!

Let's get together yeah yeah yeah! I can't wait for you to meet Juno!

Love ya!

Lacey said...

Congrats on being done for the summer!! I know you must feel such relief!! Take it easy and relax with your princess all summer long!! When do you get to apply for nursing school??