Thursday, March 30, 2006

refreshing!

You Are Guinness

You know beer well, and you'll only drink the best beers in the world.
Watered down beers disgust you, as do the people who drink them.
When you drink, you tend to become a bit of a know it all - especially about subjects you don't know well.
But your friends tolerate your drunken ways, because you introduce them to the best beers around.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

People Love Me

Either people feel sorry for me, or they think I am genuine. lol. ahhh...

I met with an EI Employment Services Advisor to discuss getting some tuitionage for the HCA course. Well, she really liked me, and if she had the choice she would give me all the money I need! haha. Basically, you have to do a TON of research... which I have already done. You have to fill out an expense report. You have to go to a group session. *GAG* and then I FINALLY will have my own appt. with a different advisor. *sigh* They never pay 100%. The norm is 50%... occassionaly it will be 75%... which is what I am hoping and praying for. My grandma's praying for me too. :) Tomorrow I have to go to that sorry ass group session... at 10 am no less.... on the other side of town. *groannnnnn* 2 hours! Ok... I am not a moron that needs life direction, career advice etc. I *know* what I want to do. I have always figured things out on my own without guidance. I'm bored of talking about this.

One of the most influential people in my life was Eugene Bussoli. I will write about him sometime. I hope I have a chance of running into him again!

Ciao Pepitos! Ok, I don't even know what pepitos are. :/

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Thoughts worth sharing...

The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness.

We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom. We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.

We've learned how to make a living, but not a life. We've added years to life not life to years.. We've been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor. We conquered outer space but not inner space. We've done larger things, but not better things. We've cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We've conquered the atom, but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less. We've learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less.

These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships. These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes. These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill. It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and nothing in the stockroom. A time when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you can choose either to share this insight, or to just hit delete.

Remember, spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not going to be around forever.

Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe, because that little person soon will grow up and leave your side.

Remember, to give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that is the only treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn't cost a cent. Remember, to say,"I love you" to your partner and your loved ones, but most of all mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from deep inside of you.

Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday that person will not be there again. Give time to love, give time to speak, and give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind.

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

author unknown

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Positive energy

So yesterday, the meeting with the advisor at Herzing went well. I got 100% on my test, and in addition to getting a perfect score, she said she has never marked a test with a perfect score, this is the first she's seen! Go me! haha... I am a geek and I love it. I just don't like studying. :/

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Bubble Guts...

I have a meeting with an administrator at Herzing today. I am kinda nervous about this. For this course there is a pre-admission exam you have to write. It has questions about health care professionalism, nutrition, vocabulary, and math. Basially a personality type test to see if you are suited for the health care field. Well, she said it's nothing I would have to study for or anything like that. I am still nervous for several reasons. A big one is that the cost of Herzing compared to other schools is significantly more expensive. I should have known there would be a downside to being able to start in May.

Here are the costs I have come across:
Winnipeg Technical College: $1925.00
Robertson College: $4502.00
Herzing: $4750.00

I think there was one more that was about $2000. Why the huge difference? The only reason I am even going to talk to herzing is because it starts May. 1. If I don't get the funding from EI... I am not going. EI generally sponsors 50-75%. IF you qualify. If they cover 75% then yes, I will pay the rest to go and get this degree.

With knowing I could be starting nursing next year sometime, I don't want to put myself in debt for a health care aide course. I can't believe that nursing is only about $800 more. ?!?! Right now I am hoping to have EI cover 75%. I am not taking out loans for this course... because I will just end up getting stuck with more loans for when I go to nursing... no thanks.

Well, I guess if this doesn't work out, I am going to McDonald's to work for $7.50 an hour for the next 1+ years. *sigh*

I guess all I can do is pray... no more roadblocks PLEASE!! Hey roadblocks.... Amazing Race is on tonight, can't forget that.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Blessings In Disguise...

The wheels in my head are always turning. I have some serious emotions that tend to be really strong. But they turn off and on just like the hot water tap.

A week ago, tomorrow, I was laid off. I felt such an anger, at the unfairness of the situation, especially when others were getting a chance to go to another company, people who have worked at the pharmacy less than I have, including someone on probation. I feel like I should still be angry, but I'm not.

This has been such a wonderful week for me.

I have a couple choices right now. I could mope, sit on my ass and collect EI. Sounds kinda nice though. However, it's not in my nature to sit and do nothing... I won't get paid for sitting around forever. If I did...well, maybe I would have a different feeling. *_*

Option 2, would obviously be to find a job. Hmm.. well I am so picky about work... always have been. It's even harder to push for any old job now that I have been accepted into nursing school.

What I do know is that EI will sometimes pay your way through school. Well, I was looking into taking a healthcare aide course. They are all around 5 months. I am still going into a profession I want to be around. I tried a couple community colleges and all start dates were February and September. Pretty discouraging. There is no way I would get sponsored then.

Well, Herzing just emailed me and told me they have a start date of May.1. Could this be anymore perfect? I think not! All I would have to do is an achievement test.. piece of pie! If they have room for me in May, this will be awesome. If EI pays for it... even better!

Crossing my fingers here!! X

Monday, March 13, 2006

All Dressed Up With No Place To Go.

So, it feels weird sitting here with nothing to do. (ok, really there is a ton of stuff that needs to get done around the house.) I feel like I am playing hookey from work, or I am on holiday and really will be going back...tomorrow? weds? next Monday...? who knows. It's weird.

I do have to go pick up my ROE from work shortly. Well, I just called the controller and left a vm, hopefully this will be ready today, cause I really have to get to EI to start claiming some money. Not that I am outta money, but I don't want to delay the process. :/ I have heard that EI now pays 60% maybe 65%. It's ok, for being a bum I guess. It doesn't give me motivation to get a job, because I will be at minimum wage... so I have to find something that pays decent. I know I have been accepted into nursing, but I am going to see if EI will put me through Health Care Aide, as it's only 5 months and I can have a good job in a field I want until I go back to school. I guess we'll see...

Anyways, this bum is signing off. Should start working on getting the house back together after working and never getting caught up at home!

Friday, March 10, 2006

happy belated to me...

I was laid off...

Sunday, March 05, 2006

Another year older...

and I will never remember it. I went to a movie. My own mother didn't call me. I know why I hate birthdays, and as usual my birthday ends with me sad.

I am never "celebrating" a birthday again.

Happy Birthday....

I am 25 today. blah.

Thought I would share my tattoo...

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