Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Monday, April 26, 2010


I had a major shock this weekend.

I am a planner. I plan everything that is important. Always. 
If you've read this blog at all, you now that I am all set and have my grand plan ready to go for P.A. school.
 I was going to apply to 4 schools (all Nova Southeastern) because they only required me to have 90 credit hours and not a bachelors degree.

This weekend, my friend Tina and I went to the Open House over at the SW campus of Nova. We were told that we are now required a bachelor's degree before matriculation. SAY WHAT NOW!?!?!?!?!?!

Needless to say, in true Bethany form, I absolutely freaked out.
My mom, being the FABULOUS mom that she is, assured me that everything would work out fine and it would all be okay in time. She always knows what to say. :)
Anyways, I met with my adviser this morning and luckily I only needed 5 extra classes to get my bachelors (because I had already done 2 years at UCF). Of course this means that I will have to take 2 very full semesters, but it's definitely do-able. Even though I will have to work crazy hard, I will feel better knowing that I have a bachelor's degree when I graduate even if I do not get into P.A. school. Also, I am able to apply to far more schools now for a better chance of getting in. 

I'm in for a busy year.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Dynamics of Aging

This semester I took a class on aging.  Aging terrifies me. Seriously. I am scared to death of getting old, forgetting who I am, and loosing everyone that means the world to me.  
I have recently been watching a lot of Grey's Anatomy.  There are two episodes that just stick to me, and they both the cutest adorable old couples involved.  Each couple has SUCH love for each other and such devotion and care towards each other, it's encouraging. I know, I know, it's just a TV show, but I've SEEN love like that in old age, and I know it can happen.  
Anyways, in one episode, the husband looses the wife after surgery and stands there for a while trying to give chest compressions, unbelieving that she could really have died.  In the other episode, the wife (always the girl...) is diagnosed with advanced cancer -- given 4-6 month to live. The husband doesn't want the wife to know and the wife doesn't want the husband to know.  They both know, but they don't know the other knows. So, they leave the hospital and travel around until she dies.  
They make me cry every single time. 
I thought that when I took this Dynamics of Aging class, it would help me understand getting older better, and help me feel better about aging.  But no. It just gave me the facts and that's it. It was an informative class, but I don't feel better about aging. 
Obviously, I don't have a choice, as people remind me.  But luckily, I have a while :) 
I just hope that I have love like the movies -- and that will get me though.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


I honestly have nothing to say, except that the semester ends in ONE WEEK. :)
I will study until then, and then come back to the blogging world and have interesting stuff to say, and lots of pictures of my CRUISE. 

Thursday, April 15, 2010

What Happens In Vegas...

Don't have much to say, so I'll say what I'm thinking::::

In ONE WEEK I take my Organic Chemistry final!!!!
I have about an 87 in the class right now, so that's extremely encouraging. 

 CASPA (The online PA application) has officially opened, which means that I can officially start my application, which means I am officially freaking out!

In TWO WEEKS I get to go on a cruise with my mother!
For 2 whole weeks I get to read whatever I want, and not a textbook!! Woohoo!

I get to go home this weekend on Saturday to watch Kim, my future sister-in-law, try on wedding dresses!!
This is the front-runner. Gorgeous.
Dress: Vogue

On Sunday, I get to spend the entire evening and night with Mary and we're going to eat at Too Jay's and watch Sherlock Holmes and talk and I just am so excited. I love Mary!

Did I mention I get to go Vegas in June?! I've never been, but can't wait. 

 If you want some great shopping tips for some inexpensive clothes, check out Mary's blog this week!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Sometimes I feel like sermons are like research papers. 
TONS of fluff, and a little bit of message.

(Confession idea stole from Mary over at Great White Snark -- Thanks)

Friday, April 9, 2010


I have many, many thoughts and I want to share them. But I have learned to 
keep my mouth SHUT.
If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say it at all.
I firmly believe in that over-used cliche. And I think others should too.
Why is the world so negative?

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Monday, April 5, 2010


I got to come home for Easter weekend

I met my mom at the Bass Pro Shop because I needed hiking boots. I have failed to mention that I am going on a week long hiking trip. It's not quite the hiking trip you'd imagine. We rented a chalet (like a log cabin) and we are going to be day hiking. We will be dropped off/picked up by a person from our group who isn't hiking and we'll spend the evenings happy in beds, relaxing in the hot tub. This is where we are staying::
Anyways, I got hiking boots, these to be exact.. ( I know, I know, they are HIDEOUS. BUT I found pink socks, so it's all okay :D)
After that, we went to the nearby outlet malls (fabulous!) I needed a jacket that could be used in light weather or heavy weather and one that was waterproof. So, we headed over to Columbia Sportswear, where I found a $260 jacket for $50!! 
On Saturday, we went shopping for some furniture and then headed over to my brother and his wife's house for some dinner and went to bed early for Sunday.  
On Sunday, we went to church and then went to the local Country Club for lunch -- a tradition we've had for about 18 years, if not more.  My mom and I went to see "The Last Song" that afternoon.
*Spoiler Alert*
This was a Nicholas Sparks novel that was made into a movie. Now, he is famous for writing sappy love stories where a main character (usually) dies. My mom HATES movies where people die, absolutely hates it. (I thought she was never going to see a movie with me again after "A Walk to Remember").. Anyways, I looked up a review and decided that no one dies, so I convinced her to go with me. Of course, half way through the movie, someone coughs and she looks at me with the death stare and I knew I was in trouble. Oops. She forgave me, once again, but vowed to never ever see another Nicholas Sparks movie again. 
Monday, I got to go shopping briefly with my mom and we took Katelynn to Chuck-E-Cheeses.
After that, I got to have lunch with Mary, whom my Wordless Wednesday Post was dedicated to. We went shopping as well and that was, as always, very enjoyable.  I came home and chilled with my mom and then we went out to dinner with my dad and brother and Kate.  We came home and relaxed again.  I had such a great Easter weekend. 

Hope you did too :) 

P.S. Please pray for my family. We will most likely have to put my grandmother in a nursing home this week and that will be very difficult on my father.  Please pray that the transition, if one is made, goes smoothly and everything works out..

Saturday, April 3, 2010