Hi everyone! It is so nice to be sitting here updating my little ol' blog!
This friday favorites is going to be a combination of friday favorites and an update because I have been sucked into the vortex that is nursing school.
First of all I just wanted to say that I hope everyone has managed to get through the storm. I am in an area that is suffering from all the flooding. Thankfully Nick and I (and the nuggets!) faired really well. Besides having
some a lot of rain coming in the backdoor, we had no problems! I have dealt with a few hurricanes but nothing like hurricane Matthew. Nick and I managed to keep power but the wind and rain were so bad. While I have been in my little bubble of normal-ness for the last week, I know a lot of people are struggling. We have been out of school all week because of Matthew and I know some of my classmates and teachers have been displaced from their homes or cannot get back to the area right now. On Sunday we had to evacuate the horses because there was so much water. The horses are currently on their vacation and hopefully we'll be able to get them back to the barn soon. A lot of people were impacted by Matthew and I just hope that everyone who was impacted is ok.
On a lighter note let me briefly tell you about nursing school. I literally eat, sleep, and breath nursing school - no joke. When everyone told me I wouldn't have a life they weren't really kidding. While I am really enjoying it, I am also consumed by it and it does get exhausting. I know it's all going to be worth it and I wouldn't change anything, but I do miss having some leisure time that I can actually enjoy instead of scheduling. I will update my blog whenever I get the chance, but it will likely be sporadic for a bit so I do apologize for that, because I do miss it!!
Whew, okay, if you made it that far then congratulations and lets get to the good stuff!
1// Favorite Song
Ugh, I kinda hate to admit that I play this song on repeat but I do...
While I have little time to go out and do much of anything, I do stare at stuff online when I need a mental break from studying.
Kat Von D Project Chimps Everlasting Liquid Lipstick.
Okay, this color is a gorgeous brick red. I almost ordered it yesterday and I wish I did because it's out of stock on Sephora currently! I swatched all my red lip products yesterday and told myself that I should not get another red (maybe I should swatch all my reds and make a post about it soon??), but this one is such a wonderful shade and part of the proceeds go to Project Chimp, which helps retire biomedical chimpanzees to a life or retirement!
I am loving these Vince Camuto booties! I have no reason to buy them but I have to admit that I want them!
I regret not getting these SPANX faux leather leggings during the anniversary sale. Maybe for Christmas...
Essie Angora Cardi. I have seen this color everywhere recently and I must admit that I'm smitten.
3//The Storm Aftermath
As I mentioned above, we got hit hard by hurricane Matthew and we are still dealing with rising water as the rivers have not quite peaked yet. We lucked out and just had a very soggy yard for many days.
We even got our and explored the morning after being hit! The nuggets had a fantastic time frolicking around in all the puddles.
On the other hand, the plan to evacuate the horses occurred after the hurricane hit because we weren't expecting to get hit so hard! So they had to wade/swim the horses off the farm and then walk them down the main rain to a trailer just to move them! The entire driveway was flooded so we couldn't use our own trailer. It was mass chaos. I am really bummed that I cannot ride while I have this time off from school (so I spend it studying and getting stuff done since my tests going to be even more piled on top of each other now), but thankfully I was able to visit my baby and he is safe and sound.
An accurate description of my life. My favorite is when my mom calls and the first sentence out of her mouth is, "I know you're studying but..."
When my mom says don't freak out and then proceeds to send me this picture of the barn...
That feeling I get from being able to have my nails painted for a week because I didn't have lab or clinical
When I finally step outside into the sun after a very early morning clinical
That's it for now. I hope to get back into a regular blog schedule, but just know that I miss it and if I am not updating you all then I am in my cave studying or in clinical smelling things that I cannot unsmell!