14 May 2013
I am so excited to see him get off of that bus and get the biggest hug!
Things I learned this deployment:
- Have all passwords & usernames to every. single. thing. written down, just in case.
- Keep busy.
- It's possible to make it without broadcasting on facebook how sad & lonely you are. In fact, if you don't, you won't need to check your facebook and remind yourself how lonely you are.
- Make friends (especially if you're staying on/around base and family is far away) and actually go out with them continuously.
- Go stay with family for the duration if possible or have them come to you.
- Get a pet to keep you company. If it wasn't for my dog and cat to welcome me home everyday and who relied on me, I would have been much more depressed.
- Allow yourself sad days and then the next day get over it. You can only shed so many tears and worry so much before life calls you back. Watch your favorite sad movie, get it all out, and march on.
- Don't bring up how sad & lonely & how much you miss them every time you talk. It's much worse being on that end.
11 May 2013
In honor of nurse week & celebrating 1 year since I graduated from nursing school...! & my 1 year mark as an Ensign in the great US Navy!
|Nurse Corps ODS Class 12100|
I've already found from being a nurse for only a year that fellow nurses from school and from work will be the greatest friends and influences in my life.
NURSE CORPS, HARDCORE!
04 May 2013
- 2 skeins of yarn
- Knitting needles size 12 or larger
- CO 20 stitches, EXTREMELY loosely.
- Work all rows knitting and keep working EXTREMELY loosely, this will create the large peek holes.
- I made mine to be 5 feet long, which ended up being about 40 rows. Remember to keep it all very loose.
- When at your desired length, BO.
- To make fringes, using a book or piece of cut cardboard the width of the fringe you want, wrap yarn around 5 or 6 times. Pull off of measuring object and holding one end, weave through edge of the shawl and pull opposite end to secure. Cut end of fringe.