Yesterday was my work's Halloween celebration for the patients! Did anyone watch Modern Family this week? If you did... I was definitely Mitch. This fact was pointed out to me by many of the older nurses, and I was referred to as Spiderman all day. You need to watch the episode. Anywho, here is what fall fashion looks like in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit!
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Lacy bunny ears: Target
Face paint: smudged and ruined by 1020am!
Scrubs: T-shirt from F21 and bottoms by Dickies
Shoes: Patent leather Danskos
Anne loves Halloween as much as I do, we were the only two in our unit who dressed up!
This week has been so much fun! I have realized I wear a lot of black on bottom. So be it! Also, is anyone else glad to know that they're not the only one who relies on Target as the go to for clothes shopping?
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Knit headband: Random antique jewelry store
Sweater: Buffalo Exchange
Necklace (as seen on my blog button/header): Thrifted and refurbished by me (FoxHoleJewelry)
Necklace: Vintage locket. Refurbished and made into a necklace by me (FoxHoleJewelry)
Lacey tights: ?
Boots: Cathy Jean
For the people that have inquired about my tattoo that occasionally peeks out of my outfits:
It is the life cycle of a flower done about 6 years ago (holy geez!) by Bill Kieffer at Eden Tattoo in San Diego, California. It is rarely shown. In fact, unless I'm in a bathing suit my tattoos don't really make appearances!
As I posted last week, fall fashion week is during a 50+ hour work week for me and since I am a nurse, I definitely didn't want to post what I'm wearing most of these days. Although, I will be sharing my halloween celebration work attire on Friday. Now you're on pins and needles, eh? But, I digress... the real disclaimer is that this is from last week when California was in the midst of a rare thunder and lightening storm! Please excuse my horrid face, I was obviously being affected by the storm ;)
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Dress: Little Birdies dress by Audrey
Sweater Tights: The Rack
Boots: Cathy Jean clearance
Awkward stance: Inherent
Outfit in action aka risking staining everything by eating at The Boiling Crab:
So, I am in the process of studying to take my certification exam in pediatric critical care nursing. Let me just say that becoming certified is not a requirement but an expectation in my unit. The test costs a few hundred dollars, but is covered by the hospital so long as you pass on the first try (this is me sweating bullets.)
The last two days CHOC hosted a certification review course. Eight hours/day, unpaid. Meaning I worked Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, had class yesterday and today, I work tomorrow, Friday, Saturday, Monday, Tuesday. That is 112 hours (16 being unpaid) at CHOC! With only 4 days off in 14 (remember, I work 12 hour days!) YUCK!
What got me through:
Great minds think alike: Steph and I both brought home-baked pumpkin seeds
Becky and I rewarded our brains with dinner at the Tranquil Tea Lounge!
Now to buck up and sign up for an actual test date!!
Btw, the exam is 125 questions. You need a 70% to pass. I got a 73% on the pre-test. So technically I should do even better after the review course, right? Only time will tell!
Its been a good week! Ryan and I found 2 toads, a praying mantis and a tree from all while walking around our new complex!
Nathalie (check out her blog here) came out yesterday for a day packed with fun. As usual, we ate at The Wheel, came back to my place and hung out aka slept on the couch then went to Disneyland! Dland was a fail as usual lately!
The only thing awesome about it was the new TRON set-up they have. It's basically a huge electronic dance party. Totally wasn't expecting it.
Here's a little preview of Tron alley.
After that we headed to Santa Ana to hang out at The Crosby for Jason of To Die For's dj sesh. First, Starbucks! Which was free, by the way, thanks again to our good looks and accidental outfit matching. Unfortunately, I got caffeined. I ordered a decaf latte (which has minimal caffeine content) and it definitely was not decaf. I had a horrible run of anxiety and chest pain since my body is not used to caffeine at all!
Then The Crosby! Amazing vegan chili and sweet potato fries!