Sunday, September 22, 2013

I Saw Halloween Decorations out and Thought, "Holy Shit."

....Is it almost October, already? 

I didn't realize it had been so long since I posted.  As usual, never a dull moment in my life and it's been non stop drama and bullshit.

If it hadn't been for Jamie, my very best friend, I would be sneaking out notepads from prison.  She stepped in and saved my ass from one of the most heinous things anyone, ANYONE, has ever done to me (and he had really big shoes to fill).  I can't really go into gory details (at least I don't think I can.  I'm clueless with legal crap) but when I can, I will.  Oh, yes.  I will. 

In other news, I'm slowly weaning off of my medication and I couldn't be happier.  I'm fairly certain its a big part of my writers block, so once my brain is back to it's twisted, darkly wicked state, you'll all know.  Because I won't shut up.

Everyone told me to be prepared to spend my time in nursing school with no social life to speak of and I really thought they meant that I would be studying night and day.  Academically, I'm not overly challenged, yet...however, when it comes to time management, nursing school is nuts.  Trying to fit all the things you have to do into a 24 hour day is a challenge in itself.  I need a personal assistant just to keep up with all this shit.

I'm happy to report that I'm passing all my check offs (demonstrating skills we're learning...fun stuff like enemas and nasogastric tubes.  And no, the "fun" isn't sarcastic.  I freaking love every minute of it), passing my tests and, AND!! I was recently invited to become part of an honors society, Phi Theta Kappa, because of my "outstanding academic achievement".  Now, don't go pissing on my parade and reminding me that I'm in Mississippi ("Gee, Crystal, I bet you'd do really well in the special Olympics, too"), because this really is a tremendous program and a lot more difficult than I gave it credit for.  And I know it's a 2 year degree and it's not like I've been invited to meet the President or anything (thank God for that.  I would be deported within 24 hours), but I'm still proud of my nerdy accomplishment.

I'm still here.  I'm still single (going on a year.  That's a lot like rehab, too) and I haven't had so much as a date in all this time.  I did have a really creepy carnie worker hit on me, though.  So, yeah, my life is still filled with the same ridiculous crap...I'm just getting a little better every day at remembering what it used to be like to really laugh at those things, and how I found humor in the most mundane of days.  It's taking it's sweet time, but it's coming back.  Thank you for waiting this out with me.

Friday, August 16, 2013

No Place Like Home



If you look over to the left column, you'll see a link for archives (and I'm far from finished.  There will be a lot more coming)

Thanks to my best friend, Jamie, (and the urging of my friend, Amber), who sent me the posts in HTML, I'm able to put them up in groups.  And I thought all of these were gone, forever. Aaaand I'm sure there are some people who really hoped they would be gone, forever.

Na na nee boo boo.

I'm coming back to my spot, here.  It's where I started, it's where I belong.  In the meantime, you can peruses the archives if you have time to kill.

(For those who signed up for the mailing list, I'll still be using it...I'll just be sending out New Post notifications and there won't be passwords)

Here's to the future!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Here I Am, Panhandling Again

That title is in jest about a comment I got one time that I was no better than a panhandler.  I'm pretty sure panhandlers don't donate the money they get, but I could be crazy.

Anyway, I know I bombed the hell out of my email contacts and I don't usually do this...I buy and support the cookie drives and the wrapping paper and all of that, but I don't ask for people to buy just because it makes me uncomfortable.

This, however, is an awesome cause and Harmony is so excited to be able to help.

http://jumpgsa.kintera.org/harmonymckee

When I asked her what her goal was, she said, "Five dollars, Mommy.  That will help of one those kids get a new heart, right?"  She has such a good soul and I love her to pieces and don't ever want her to lose that drive to help, even in small ways. 

She didn't think she'd would raise more than five dollars because, well, Mommy never has friends or anything come over but I told her that I do have friends....they just don't live near me. 

Anyway, the donation is $5 if you're interested.  And thank you.  I'll try to get some pics of up the Jump Rope day.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Signs

Again, I'm keeping this site public and the other private.

I didn't turn anyone away but gmail routed a bunch to spam and after hitting 600 emails, a lot slipped through the cracks and I'm so sorry. Please email me and I'll give you the info.

crystaldawnmckee@gmail.com

Saturday, January 26, 2013

New place

I've moved. I'm keeping this site for public posts and the other for private.

If you didn't get the email with the link and the password, please email me at crystaldawnmckee@gmail.com

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Coming Soon

I've been without a phone the last week and had no way to post.

Michael never responded about hosting the site so I'll figure it out by the weekend and email all of you the info ...

Thanks for your patience

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Strange Rationale

Ok, there's a hiccup. Poor Kat worked all this time and found out that Blogger only allows 100 private viewers in case you're doing something illegal or preying on kids.. We're way, way past that in email addresses.

Kat had some good ideas, anyone else?