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Just before Thanksgiving I said goodbye to this lovely woman. Rose was in our community group and worked as a nurse at Vanderbilt. I am extremely grateful for her encouragement through nursing school and taking the NCLEX.
Our Thanksgiving holiday was great! I didn’t take many pictures, but here are a few…
I learned how to knit scarves… with my ARMS!
Last week I had my blood pressure check-up, and I have officially been diagnosed as having white coat syndrome. What this means for me is that Vanderbilt will keep this diagnosis on the top of my medical file, so doctors/nurses/etc know why my blood pressure rises so high. I don’t have to go back to the doctor for year, I won’t have to take any medication, and I only have to take my blood pressure weekly! My blood pressure has been perfectly normal at home, but always spikes at the doctor’s office. I think the problem is a combination of knowing too much (read: I graduated from nursing school), stress in general, and many bad experiences at the doctor’s office. I do worry about what will happen someday when I’m pregnant, but we’ll cross that road in the future.
We got our live Christmas tree from Home Depot again, and it’s huge!
Some of my favorite ornaments. They were crafted by my mother-in-law, many years ago, and she gave us a set when we got married. I love looking at them every night as a reminder of why we celebrate Christmas.
We had several days/nights of winter weather and spent our past weekend inside. This meant I missed seeing a girl from nursing school get married, which makes me very sad. Middle Tennesseans usually freak out at the first sign of a snow flake. I think the North (and other places) mock the South over this chaos. The truth is that we get very little snow, but we got a lot of ice. So, the South freaks because ice equals a lot of wrecks and bad traffic.
We (finally!) saw Catching Fire last week and it was FANTASTIC! (I sobbed during several emotional scenes.) I did not love the second book as much as the first, so I was surprised at how much more I enjoyed the second movie… much more than the first. Maybe I will get around to re-reading the trilogy soon? (hah, probably not.) I have high hopes Mockingjay will be even better!