Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Glee and Elephants...

Friday night David and I went to see Water for Elephants. I had just finished the book like 30 minutes before we went and here is my "critics" opinion.. the book was great minus the language and a few things about a 1930s circus I could have gone without knowing BUT.. the love story was amazing! When I found out that Rob Pattinson was the leading man in the movie thats what drove me to want to read it.. any book where I can picture him as the character I'm all about it (im a twilight fan). I mean can you blame me? (look at him) ;)

Anyway.. on to the movie.. AMAZING! I loved it.. David thought it was "gay" if there is not guns or blood its "gay". Which means any girl would love it too! The story is just so good and if you like "Edward" you will love "Jacob". Totally recommend it the next time you head out to the movies. My next critics choice.. "Something Borrowed" reviews to come..

So I was browsing through my netflix instant streaming and I came across Glee. Ive heard so much about it being this awesome show so I decided to see for myself. I will say this.. the singing scenes are great.. i love it. BUT.. Glee is not for me. Teen pregnancy, sex, adultry, drugs etc.. I just cant do it. not hating on those who like it just not a "gleek".

Monday, April 25, 2011

a case of the mondays..

Happy Monday everybody.. I'm truly feeling it today.. its oh about 8:00 and I'm headed off to bed. I need to be studying but at this point my brain couldn't possibly absorb it so I'm plan on getting up bright and early and hitting the books before work. Hint for those who plan on returning to school one day.. working full time and school isn't a grand combo. On to better things.. yesterday was Easter and I attended church with Davids family which was wonderful, thinking about the Resurrection just blows my mind but I feel blessed to know what the Lord did for me and also to know that I get to spend eternity in His presence.. awesome. Also, yesterday was one of my oldest and bestest friends birthday! Anna Banana Killingworth!!!

Here is a little story about my best buddy a.k.a "matron of honor" (one of them at least.. i have 3) Anna found me in the seventh grade.. she claims she rescued me from a life of clarinet playing and flat out nerdiness. whatev! She took me under her wing and together we made a pretty amusing pair.. sometimes our own amusement didn't seem to funny to other people but oh well we had a good time. Now a walk down memory lane.. Victoria.. its pat.. incense.. BMs.. time out mf.. scarves in the middle of summer.. etc. I LOVE YOU Anna!!! Thanks for being an amazing friend for 20 something years :) HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

hesi... and birds

Today I took the "Hesi" for the first time.. for those of you that dont know what hesi is let me explain.. in order to take boards for nursing I have to pass this booger with a 900 or better (most schools its 850.. thats Hinds trying to one up everybody.. lovely). Today I also realized why everytime I mention the word "hesi" every nurse I know cringes! AHH.. Next week is a new week and a new attempt at passing this stupid test that has officially caused me extra anxiety (like I dont already have enough on my own). Bright side (there must always be a bright side).. all nurses also say once you can pass hesi the NCLEX is a walk in the park! So I have had my pity party for the day and starting tomorrow.. hesi prep! So all those out there that have had to suffer through this agony.. I totally feel ya! Moving on... I'm pulling into my apartment and find my fern not hanging from my balcony as usual. This is a special fern because I have sat on my couch and watched 2 birds make a nest inside it. I dont know what kind of birds they are.. David would, he knows all.. we will hear a bird and he will ask "what's the bird making that noise?" my response "I'm not a bird watcher hun" or sometimes I'll just say "dove" because that's the only bird sound I know.. but he always knows what it is! its craziness. Its pretty cool tho.. they brought in all kinds of stuff for this tiny nest. Then the day came.. I looked and there was an egg! it was so cute!! So back to the reason why the fern wasn't hanging.. I rush up the stairs and into the apartment and David is sitting on the couch and I'm like "what happened to the fern?" and he says "Oh.. it fell.. and that egg broke (no concern)" GASP!!!! It was so sad.. They keep coming up and looking around for it.. tear! So advice for the day bloggers.. don't take the "hesi" (barf) and secure your ferns.. that is all :)

Sunday, April 17, 2011

One more for my first blog day...

Long time no blog! I figured since this is my first blog day i would post again. I realized that when I posted about "the soon-to-be Ratcliffs" I didn't really give everyone the run down about who we are.. so here goes.. me first: I am a nurse. I promise the needles aren't that big (unless its penicillin). I work at MEA medical clinic in Flowood, Ms. I love being a nurse, even if you vomit on my shoes or cough your strep or flu into my face. But for real tho.. being a nurse is a blessing that i believe God placed in my life. Not a day goes by that I'm not touched by a patient. It really is a field that i wish even the squeamish could experience for just one day! Now.. I'm going to be honest.. MEA has some stories some very strange, "i cant believe that just happened" stories but due to "big brother AKA St. Dominic" and my trusty sidekick "HIPPA" i can not share.. however.. know this.. the whole "full moon=crazies idea" not a tall tale! David will be graduating next month (Thank the Lord! really.. i pray and thank the Lord everyday that this time in our lives has finally arrived) from UMC school of dentistry! He has worked so hard these last 4 years and I'm so proud of him. He will be a resident at UMC for the next year and in the fall will be applying to Endo (root canal) schools all over the country so I'm already crossing my fingers and sending up prayers for this next adventure. And let me tell you I too have had a rough 4 years.. I believe being with someone in dental or medical school is just as hard as being a student yourself! he worries.. I worry. He gets mad about a test.. I get mad about a test. He cusses about a professor.. i want to cuss about a professor that I don't even know! But we have survived!

New Blogger..

Well hello blog world! as you can see by my non-centered blog header i have yet to figure out how in the world to make it cute so until one of my wonderful friends enlighten me just ignore that part. So lets get to the intro.. if you don't know already i am the soon-to-be Mrs. Ratcliff! 3 months and counting and I CAN NOT WAIT! i guess the best way to get this "Ratcliff blog" started is to start from the beginning...

This is my honey.. Charles David Ratcliff.. isn't he just a cutie! I'm pretty fond of him. To the mushy stuff... As i sat at this "classy" joint in Starkville...

(umm.. yes that's ricks people.. it was new years and in Starkville that holiday isn't too happenin! it was our only option) Anyway.. back to the romance.. so I'm sitting there talking to Stanton and here he comes (that being David) (and this is the point when i HAVE to meet him). I know you are all probably thinking we meet and hangout all night and then comes the ever after.. WRONG! He says "hi.. Im David" and thats the end.. I was in shock! no small talk no "let me get your number" NOTHING! Well.. let me speed this up a bit because i could go on forever... He DOESNT get my number that night.. I hangout at Stanton's the next day with David (still not interested in me or at least not showing it).. I hangout at Stanton's the next week and get dared (because we are obviously still in jr high) to text "hey sexy" to David and i do it (i don't back down).. He texts me back.. we start hanging out.. and 4 years later we get engaged! I know you are all grabbing the tissues..