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.

27 comments:

PJ said...

So good to see you and your "carnie" life back. Wishing mine could be the same. Kinda sorta. Hugs from afar.

Osbasso said...

I have every confidence that you're going to kick ass! In ALL things! And even in a short post like this, your humor comes out just fine!

eggplant43 said...

You go girl!

Dan said...

A cautionary tale from Texas Women's University Nursing School:

In one of their classes the teacher gave a test that had precisely one question on it:

What is the name of the woman who cleans this building, and how many children does she have?

The explanation the teacher gave was that the students claimed to want to join a caring profession. But if they don't care enough about the people they encounter in their everyday lives, there's not much hope for them in nursing.

Just a little heads-up in case one of your teachers knows that story and plans to do the same thing!

Congratulations on your terrific academic success! It doesn't surprise me one little bit.

Hugs & love,

Dan

Anonymous said...

I know that school well, cuz I live in the same town.
(Shut up! I'm FROM New Orleans. :-p)
Their curriculum ain't easy, but you gots a bwain.
And Sugah, you're STILL funny.
Hugs!
That Coonass Chick~

rich said...

Good to see you're still alive and kicking! :) Looking forward to hearing all about it...

catrina said...

Good for you! I know you have your ups and downs, but surely you recognize what a strong woman you are! If you don't, the rest of us do, and we don't mind reminding you. Hang in there, Crystal!

mommiebear2 said...

I am happy to hear that things to be on the upswing for you. =) Cant wait for more posts!

Not so evil Shenanigans said...

Once again, I'm always so, so happy to receive an email that a new post is up. Keep on truckin' Girl!!! You got this!

Dizzy Ms. Lizzy said...

I joined Phi Theta Kappa when I was in school, and it was a GREAT honor. My husband went back for his 2-year degree, and I was so proud of him when he was asked to join. It's great that you were asked to join, and you should be very, very proud of your accomplishments. I'm very proud of you! Congratulations! :)

Evyl Robot Michael said...

Congratulations on your recent achievements! I'm so happy to see life turning around for you. Apparently, you still have your deliciously goofy wit. Thanks for the updates.

Elisabet said...

Congrats on being in school, staying in school and working so hard! Yes, you are smart!!! I'm sure you will do well in this program. Everything you've learned in life so far will surely make you a fantastic nurse :)

Suffer Kate said...

Yeah, let's wait until this is well and truly over before talking about it. And by 'over,' I mean once the contractual obligation is fulfilled. Personally, it won't be over for me until I catch him in a dark alley and introduce him to my baseball bat.

Jennie said...

I didn't know a divorce had happened. I'm sorry to hear that and hope that you are fairing well.
I've been a long time silent follower that fell off the bloggy bandwagon. I'm throwing out my thumb and trying to jump on board again. I hopped over here hoping for a fendley update and to see what new funnies you had in store!

Anonymous said...

Glad to see you're back and writing!
-Michelle

Vicki June Waters said...

I've been having writers block also. Pus I missed reading your blog for my shits & giggles

Beth said...

good for you, you should be proud! I have been reading your blog on and off for years now, I am glad you were able to archive the entries, it is your life and shouldn't be lost I am also really glad you decided to come back to this site without the passwords! Keep up the good work!

Michelle Morgan-Coole said...

Glad to hear nursing school is going (relatively) well and great to see you writing again - I miss you!

But could I ask one thing - please don't talk about Special Olympics the way you just did. I know you most likely didn't mean anything by it but, trust me, I am not just being politically correct. I have a daughter who is mentally challenged (and, coincidentally in Special Olympics) and these kind of references ARE hurtful. Many are high functioning enough to *get the joke* and for all of them, it allows people who aren't so nice to continue to declare open season on the disabled. Thanks.

A day in the life said...

I didn't know where else to post this, BUT I read ur blog years ago and u said u were signing off which devastated me! A hair crawled up my butt and I decided to look and see if u were back! And u are!! I am now still catching up (2007) and I'm going to get fired! I can't put u down! I LOVE u and ur posts (some sad and I'm sorry) but mostly so funny I have tears! (Recently, dog collar shock) I love dogs and have 2 of my own but that was seriously belly aching funny! Anyway! Please keep it up! I LOVE U, oh and I tried to look at the links and photos from then and I get nothin! :( help me out? Not sure if u message this if it would hit my email. Mine is palmbeachbree@gmail , should u contact me, I'll give u my real email.. :) god bless u silly girl!!!

A day in the life said...

Oh yeah.. Day in the life.. Still very much so, but I'm not a writer.. I hope u contact me so I can link you! Xo

NYBibliophile said...

I'm glad you are back. I enjoyed your writing. The world needs more humor and honesty. <3

Anonymous said...

I was hoping to see some news, getting concerned. I sincerely hope that all is well in your world, Crystal. And that you find the time to write and tell us more about your adventures.

Merry Christmas

Samantha Putnam said...

I think I speak for everyone here, drop a quick line? =) I realize things may be hectic but there are folks here who care, may things be better in 2014.

Mrs. Robinson said...

Would love an update

Anonymous said...

It's been quite a while since you have been on here. Hope all is well with you.

Maxime said...

Hope you're doing well, C...

klasieprof said...

Ok wench, time to start blogging again...I am. trying. LOL .