What? A new look?!

Written on July 15, 2014 at 12:52 pm
Filed under: Sites

I made a new theme for Imaginary Sunshine – finally!

I’m quite happy with it, and I’ll be making updates to the pages over the next few days. The ‘content’ is gone, it’s going to be all about me-me-me. Simplified it quite a bit, clean white background. It makes me happy.

And isn’t that what it’s all about?

One Down, Two to Go!

Written on July 11, 2014 at 2:05 pm
Filed under: Nursing School, Randomosity with tags: , , ,

I wrote a final this morning, which was called a ‘quiz’ by the esteemed teaching staff for my course. I may have rolled my eyes more than once when they first announced that the course had 2 quizzes, and three papers, where the quizzes are each worth 35% of our final grade. In what world is a quiz worth 35%? In what world do two quizzes make up 70% of a final grade? But I digress. Because that class is done! And I couldn’t be more excited!

I have 2 binders worth of material for one summer course. #nursingspecialty

Which leaves me with two classes, which I actually dislike more than my specialty course (High Acuity):

  • Nursing Research
  • Professional Practice

See, I can appreciate, and I understand, the importance of both of those above courses. They’re just dull as all get out with the mountains of reading each week for both classes. I may be behind on my reading… by a lot. But now that I’m no longer studying/cramming for high acuity, I can focus on those courses. Right? Right!

In other news, I’ve been tired of this theme for a long time. Long time. But, because of my sporadic posting, I haven’t gotten the motivation to change it up. But now that I’m seeing it more often, it’s kind of motivating me to change things up a bit! My goal is to post at least once a week, because what use is a blog about my life if I don’t post about it? So expect that! I’ve also considered combining Imaginary Sunshine with one of my other websites, Chelle-Chelle.com, and just making it one big smorgasbord of posts. But I might not, because I still love both domain names. The only thing is that it takes effort to keep them updated (and we all know how much effort I’d put in so far this year…), but I will see how I feel about it. I think what they both just need is a little facelift to become a little bit more energized!

Nose bleeds are appropriately named

Written on July 2, 2014 at 11:49 pm
Filed under: Nursing School, Personal with tags: , , , , ,

So I’m sitting in bed, in front of my laptop, and I would be asleep right now if not for the fact that there seems to be a fountain of blood coming from my nose. That’s probably a bit of a hyperbole because if it were a fountain, I probably would be asleep, or at least unconscious. But I’m awake (and typing! coherently!) so clearly a fountain is an overstatement. But I digress. Holding tissues to my nose in hopes that eventually it will stop bleeding is great. I’m currently typing with one hand – what a great time to decide to blog, eh?

Yesterday was Canada Day – Happy 147th to my favourite country in the whole wide world.

Life in the World of Michelle is going well. I’m still taking 3 online classes, one of them is ending soonish, which means that I really need to be studying for that (maybe in the morning?). High acuity is going very well. I’ve gotten 100% on all 3 of my papers for that class (two were group papers, one was all me). Super pleased with that. I’m secretly brilliant? Mastermind of essay writing? Is my instructor uber-lax on the marking scheme? All of the above? My other two classes are not going as well. I’m just not that found of reading a million journal articles every week, I’m not going to lie. A million is also a hyperbole, much like fountain was earlier. It’s more like 4-6 for one class and 5-7 for the other. It really sucks. Really, really, really sucks.

But lately for me, life has been okay. I worked for 5 weeks, earned some money. I’ve been doing some odd projects here and there, working on planning a convention for next summer (super stoked about that!). I started knitting a lot more lately, even though it’s been very hot out lately. Summer temperatures are here, what I wouldn’t give right now for those horrible stereotypes about how Canadians have snow year-round to be true, just for a few hours. I’m melting here, you guys. Melting1.

I got my clinical placement for the fall term. We had a choice of 13 different locations/types (choices between various cities/locations and between home health and public health). So I ranked them all – choose public health over home health, but location also placed a roll into it as well. And I got my number one choice. Of course, this means that I will be driving twice a week for my clinical placement because I picked one that I am a) unable to take public transit to and b) we are are not allowed to take public transit due to the possibility of having to travel between sites with patient files. Which means driving! In a city that I’m not that familiar with! But it’ll be okay, because I have Google Maps on my phone, and I got myself a car charger so my phone won’t die on me whilst trying to navigate myself around.

So, so, so excited for things coming soon! So excited. More on that later, after things have happened. Exciting things! Yarny things! And doll-related things!

And hey, my nose has stopped bleeding!

  1. Not literally.
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