welcome twenty-ten

Posted by TAWNY at 12:16 PM

Friday, January 8, 2010

Admittedly, it's been too long. But I have reached the point that too much time has passed to write about anything like Christmas parties or Christmas gifts (but who really cares about reading about anyone else's Christmas anyway? We all had one didn't we??) Mine was a good one, however.

I suppose I'll tell you what I've been up to anyway for the last month or so because most of you are dying to know...

For starters, I've given up sugar. I came to the realization lately that I am a sugar addict. I like to too much, and have decided to do without it for a while. For how long, I don't know. I'm thinking for spring semester. I'll keep you all posted about my progress - but I will tell you it hasn't affected me like I thought it would. I figured by day 2 I would be curled up in a ball somewhere sucking my thumb until someone inserted an IV with glucose. But I'm doing okay and have learned about myself that I don't need sugar. I just really, really love it.

I've started my second semester of nursing school. That's right folks, they passed me last semester. I'm just as surprised as you are. But now on to the next. I started classes on Wednesday and was feeling fine after school. But the panic and anxiety set in about 10% the way through my Common Disorders class yesterday. My professor handed out a pre-test containing scenarios of what I would do as a nurse in such situations. Needless to say I had one of those "what the heck are you doing here Tawny?" moments. I'm feeling better today, but still recovering. I have a feeling second semester's going to be a killer.

I read the book by Glenn Beck called A Christmas Sweater. Now, I'm not really a cryer. To this day, I really have ever cried during the movies Simon Birch and Charly. But as I read this book (all in one night, have you) I found myself sobbing repeatedly. I'm serious. I'm not quite sure what was going on with me, but I would contain myself - and then read something else that would make me lose it. Read this book. It's a story about forgiveness and hope. I love Glenn. My brother gave me his newest book Arguing with Idiots for Christmas. Look forward to hearing more about it from me.

We talked to Chad on Christmas Eve. And yes, he still sounds like Pedro. But he did inform us that he should be home on July 2 or 3. It's weird that I'll see him this year.

And lastly, I won a sweet contest recently. Look for an upcoming post about it.