Saturday, June 28, 2008

Lost Coast KC Show

I know I've been a BAD blogger but lately I've been flying by the seat of my pants. After my girlfriend had her baby and I did some of my own post graduation celebrating, I finally buckled down and studied for the NCLEX-RN (the test that we nurses have to take to obtain our official license). I finally went down to Sacramento last Tuesday for the test on Wednesday. The test itself was utter hell. I ended up having to take the full exam - 265 questions, which took me 5 and a half hours. After about the third hour, I had completely lost my momentum and was tired, hungry and cranky- I really didn't even care at that point if I passed, I mean there was a part of my that felt that if I failed then I could at least have some more time to be selfish over the summer and do as I pleased (since you can only take the exam every 90 days in California). After the exam was FINALLY over, I had a bad feeling and left feeling bitter and kinda like a failure. At least I had a dog show to take my mind off things.

So this morning as I was frantically getting all my odds and ends together prior to heading south to Ferndale, I decided to check the BRN website and when I punched in my name- there I appeared Anne C Jeffrey RN!!!!!!!!!! Whooooo-hoooo! I never have to take that dreaded test again and now I'm officially a nurse- exciting and kinda scary! I went off to the show feeling like I was on cloud nine. I still can't even believe it. I begin work July 15'th after a week in the midwest- kinda wish I was going somewhere better- like Hawaii, or maybe Bali- oh well Indiana it is ;-)

I really don't have much to report on the show except that I had a great photographer there and he got some wonderful shots that I wanted to share. One of the nice things about a local show is that your friends show up and you then have a cheering squad including a personal photographer! Ash took BOS, and it was an interesting experience going into the breed ring, kinda like before only less hoops to jump through. He was a good boy today, although he wants to check out the hot females behind him all the time, we'll see how tomarrow goes.


Traci said...

CONGRATS on getting your RN!!!! :) And congrats on your upcoming move! I bet you WERE on cloud 9... what a great day for you! :) Great pictures too :) Ash is still so handsome :) Congrats on BOS :)

C-Myste said...

A big congratulations to Nurse Anne.

Hey, you should get an "RN" on Ash too so that you match!

Shades of Gray said...

Congratulations on getting your RN!

Desert Don said...

NO ONE Could be more Proud than me RE: Your RN (Unless I were Ash).
More when the Sun Comes up on reg e-mail Its almost 1 AM .... Got to get up at 5:30 AM, ZZZZzzzzzz.