Monday, September 26, 2011

What a weekend!!

So, I have had this insane sinus infection for a couple of weeks and, like my ex-husband, it won't seem to go away!  I missed two day of classes last week, but I ended up having a nice weekend.  My husband took us out to Outback, and then we watched a Netflix movie.  BTW... Lincoln Lawyer is a great movie!! Great night, minus the insane asthma attack I had.  I felt like a cat trying to cough up a hair ball!!!~~ GROSS!!

Saturday we grilled out and streamed the unrated Bridesmaids movie.  I have seen that movie twice already, but I still laughed so hard!!  I mean, we all know the snotty little wench that tries to take over EVERYTHING!!  The unrated edition had some missed scenes, and they were pretty funny too.

Sunday, mom called and asked if Ariel and I wanted to go to a movie, while Spence was watching football.   Notice a theme for the weekend?  So, we went to see I Don't Know How She Does It.  I was not sure how it would be, but it was a pretty good movie.  We all have felt like the crazy mom, that needs 12 arms, so I could definitely relate.

So, today starts a new week.  Feeling better and heading to school.  We are prepping for midterms.  I have already looked at my schedule for this week, and oh yeah, it will be busy but it will go by fast! I hope.....

~~Nikki

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Introduction

So, as I have previously said.... I am 36, married, and mom to two teenagers! I know, scares me sometimes too, but I love my kids dearly.   I also have a wonderful cocker spaniel, Tucker.   My daughter is a senior this year, and my son is a freshman.  I just started my Sophomore year in college, as I finish my Bachelor Degree in Social Work.  My poor daughter.... can you imagine how awkward that must be for her with her friends?!?! It's like, "so let me get this straight. You and your mom are BOTH going to be in college?"-- Talk about the family discount!

In class, it was recommended that we try to blog, so we learn to discuss life experiences, "putting yourself out there", etc.  So, here I am!  I am enjoying the college experience, but I feel so old around these young ladies. However, as my advisor says, I bring life experiences to the table.When we discuss important issues in society today, I feel I can contribute to the conversation due to what I have seen in the medical field and through life in general.

I was born from a very small town in S.C., and I am a down-to-earth country girl.  I can dress up when it is needed, but I love to be comfy in my jeans and top.  I like all types of music, but COUNTRY is in my blood.  Football season is serious in my house.  I am a Clemson fan, and my hubby is a Gamecock fan.  I am a Steelers fan, and hubby is a Packers fan.  See where I am going with this? Anyone that watches football, can imagine what our house was like during the Superbowl last year.  Trash talking is putting it mildly, but he was just allowed back into the bedroom-- right in time for the new season.

When I am not running a house, caring for kids, giving the husband some attention, playing with Tucker, or going to class I take my free-time (not much there) and volunteer for Interact.  Interact is an organization that helps men, women, and children of domestic violence and sexual assault.

So, there it is... a brief introduction of my life!  I look forward to exploring this new world of blogging, and sharing the funny, insane, and busy aspects of my life.