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No Rest for the Wicked

"Happy Mother's Day" -dust!?!

“Happy Mother’s Day” -dust!?!

This year has absolutely flown by. Last week we helped the Nursing Class of 2014 graduate, which puts us at the top! We are next! Just under a year now before I get to walk to the stage and get my degree, then to another ceremony to get pinned.  The semester we just finished was a rough one, we lost about a quarter of our class; at least.  Right now we are in our skills rotation, which is 90 hours of clinical time spread over 9 days, I had a few days between shifts so I thought I would be productive and try to blog some. I miss being able to blog when I want, the last year I had zero time between reading, studying, class, clinicals, and spending time with Taylor when I could! After skills we do Mental Health, it is the shortest semester but I think it will be the most fun for me!

I also accepted a ‘quick’ blog design job since I have a little more free time during this semester. Hopefully that will go as smoothly as planned and I will finish up before I start the Mental Health unit!  That bit of income will help buy the next round of books and supplies for school.

Mother’s Day was yesterday and was super sweet; I got a handmade bowl and some other goodies from my daughter, and she sent me a Maily that she made all by herself! Although she wrote ‘dust’ I am hoping she meant something else, and of course she said she couldn’t remember when I asked her!  She is getting so much better at reading and sounding out words. I wish she would stop growing for just a bit, it is all so fast!

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Blog Design Services Page is Up (Finally!)

Blog design servicesA lot of you have been asking when I was going to put up my blog design services page since I let go of the old site, Designing With Eve, and now- it is finally up! You can see some of the services I offer for web design here.

I have been designing websites as long as I remember and after a short break to focus on family and other projects I am happy to say I am back in business! Feel free to tell your friends!

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Launch of CarolAnderson.co and other Updates

I have been hard at work on a project for one of my best clients; my mother; and her new blog CarolAnderson.co. I think it turned out pretty nice, if I say so myself! Now that that is done I am almost caught up with everything that I got behind on when the whole hospital fiasco happened- I never thought I would catch up after that!

When I am not working on client projects I use my ‘down time’ on personal projects, I know I should probably try to use that time to sleep or something but who needs that?!? Something I have been working on for a while is finally nearing completion and getting ready to launch- and I am so exited about this one! I wish I could share more details now but then what fun would it be when it launches? (hint: it will make you money!)

I have been suffering from a bit of adult ADD or something lately- I can’t seem to stick to one task for more than a few minutes before I get distracted and start working on something else- I think it has something to do with the medicine I am on for my low blood pressure issue (aka POTS); the best treatment for extreme low blood pressure is an Amphetamine, like the Aderall I am on; more commonly given as a treatment for ADD ironically. Aside from the horrible concentration issues it does help me more than it hurts, I may not be able to concentrate for very long but at least I have enough energy to work on something, even if it is only for a few minutes at a time! An added bonus is the weight loss I have been getting since I was discharged from the hospital, I weight 8 pounds less than I did at my lightest ‘adult’ weight ever- everything has moved around though, I don’t have a 16 year old’s body for sure!

So thats a little of what’s going on here, still trying to get back to normal after everything that happened, but thankful to have the chance to continue on and do something I enjoy.

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Back to Blogging

After about a year of not ‘blogging’ I decided it was time to get back in the blogging world.  While I have my blog at my design site, it is for posting ‘design’ topics, not personal or family posts.  I have been a ‘blogger’ for almost 6 years and have had several sites in that time span.  About a year ago I dropped my successful “Confessions of a Housewife” blog that was over 4 years old, at the time I was burnt out and lost passion.

Since then I have taken my web design business full time and have been enjoying that as a full-time creative outlet.  I have been missing the writing though, I miss updating on family events, feelings, my daughter, etc.  I miss having that place to tell-all and not worry about the consequences.

After some debating with myself over whether or not I have ‘time’ to start another blog, I finally decided that I will MAKE time,  I need a writing outlet, and it will ultimately help me in my design career by allowing me to be refreshed and ready to work once I have cleared my mind.  Of course this means not worrying about the ‘design’ of this blog at first… something that is VERY difficult for me. LOL I found a cute free theme to use and I will worry about the actual design and domain name once I finish up a few paying design clients.

I am blogging for me, and for others like me, this is not a ‘review’ blog, although I will not promise that I will never write reviews, as I probably will, there are just some things I want to try and share! But all in all this blog is my personal outlet, for friends and family to read (and laugh at) my daily thoughts and trials.  There is no one topic, aside from me, I will be writing on everything from my ongoing health issues to my family, and even some juicy stories from my past.  Just a mom needing to release some of the crap rolling around in her head… maybe that should be my tag line…