Sunday, May 17, 2009

Week in Review

A blog that I haunt does the week in review. I like the idea and think that with my increased level of "lack of time" to consistently come up with great, witty, daily posts, we will do the week in review.
So here we go..........
Took my written CNA test on Monday. Not bad it was all computerized and it was very similar to the lame tests that I had been practicing on. I hate these tests because you have to dummy yourself to ensure that you understand their questions. I wonder if anyone from the state level has taken one of these tests since conception. Some were so insulting that I wondered if I was not completely misreading the question. When I was taking the class I talked with my instructor on how the bookwork and the quizzes did not reflect the same information - this was a great mystery to all of us. I think that this is why she will be going through them all and correcting them as her Master's Project. But sadly I will not be a benefactor of that change. Anywhoo,..... I took the test at the closest facility and it was a massive testing center, on everything. Problem number one. I was placed in the back of the room on a computer and for a while it was quiet, then two (sorry stereotyping coming up) nit-wits (you all know what I mean, 20 year old space-cadets) came in to take another test. They were placed right beside me, I wondered at the wisdom of this when there were clearly other locations they could have been placed at, but there they were. I continued on with my test, able to think because it was quiet, when they started their test, it was a keyboarding test of all things. So for the next 30 minutes all I heard was "click, click, click and then snapping of the gum". I was dumbfounded at what I now had to test in -a very disruptive environment. So needless to say that of the 30 questions that I had answered I was sure of their accurateness, but the remaining 70 I was not so sure. I slowly read the questions and thought about the answers among the "click, click, click, snap", hoping that any minute they would finish the test. FINALLY they finished and got up, as noisily as they could, snapping that @^*$%%# gum the whole time. I took a moment to regain my composure and resumed the test. After all that, I was told that I had to wait for 2-5 days for the results to be mailed to me - what? So I left thinking that I might have not done so good, but there was the hope. I received the envelope and made The Man open it. He asked me what I thought I got and I said 90%, but it was better then that - I got a 94% overall and in some areas I got 100%. So that was a great something in the mail for me. I will take the skills portion on the 26th and hope to nail that one too. This one is worse, it is pass or fail and I am really nervous about that one.
Wednesday, The Man took me out to lunch and to an afternoon movie. We saw the new Star Trek Movie, which I really recommend. If you were a Treky watcher when you were young you will really enjoy this one, the casting is dead-one and it was fun to watch the same mannerisms that we saw in the original cast duplicated in this one. Great two hours!!! He also bought me an MP3 player, I know big deal everyone has one, well not me, we are technologically backwards at our home - so this was a big deal. I would like to say that I love it but of the 2 minutes that I have listened to it, I am not sure I know how to work it. Drama Queen is seen with my gift in her ears most of the time now - oh well - I can share.
The Man took me away for a weekend visit with my BFF. It is rare that both the spouses and all the kids get along but we do and it is always so wonderful to go and visit them. It was an early Birthday present and one that I really enjoyed!!!
So that is my week, I wish that I could say that next week was going to be easy and not another week of running like a mad woman, but that is life as the mom.


Heather said...

Sounds just as crazy as my life.

I'm like you, wouldn't trade it for anything.

GREAT JOB on the test! I knew you would ace it. You rock, girlfriend.

Good luck with this week. Take care!

Caroline said...

So glad the test is behind you! Way to go! You've got a good man to get you an MP3 player and take you to visit a gal pal. He's a keeper for sure.

Glad to hear you're doing good...busy, but good!

Wendy said...

The last part of May is always a circus, for a mom, no matter what age your kids are! Good luck.

Way to go on the test, and overcoming the rude little puppies seated next to you. I swear. People can be so clueless.

Have a great week this week! :-)

Elena said...

Oh dear....I'm a 33 year old gum snapper. LOL! Does that mean I secretly dream to be 20 again? :)

So sad we couldn't have atleast passed each other in the mall over the weekend. Crazy how close we were.

Good luck with the rest of May...summer here we come!

Busy Lady said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY woman!!! Congrats on the test, I knew you would do well, but 94%, I am seriously impressed! Wow!!!! Check out my blog, there is a tribute to a special woman on there that I think you might want to check out.......

EmmaP said...

loved your week in review. congrats on the test, in spite of the gum-snapping bimbos! oh, wait - i think you were nicer and called then nit-wits... oh well!

glad you were able to enjoy some quality time with the man and the kids.

incidentally, i remember when my mom finished nursing school... those pass-fail tests were THE WORST. she would stress even to the point of tears, convincing herself she had failed, to then get the results and found out she passed...ah relief! well - i know you can do it!!!