Friday, May 13, 2011

National Nursing Home Week for the win!

First of all, finals week is over!! I am officially on summer break for ONE WHOLE MONTH. I am stoked. I have two classes to take this summer, and then I graduate in August!

As a reward, I got my hair dyed. I go to the cosmetology school, so it wasn't too expensive.  I'm trying to go back to my normal color... I think it's working? Anyway, I like it. I think. My friend Heather stayed with me for a few days this week, and it was fun hanging out with her for a tiny bit each day. She left me these notes and Jolly Rancher Chews as a thank you. Haha- best thing ever.


Finals week just so happened to be National Nursing Home Week, too. I am about to overload you on pictures, but I have no other way to show you how much fun it was.  Don't get me wrong- it was stressful, but everyone did an awesome job decorating each of the halls with the different themes and dressing up each day. 

Monday was 50s Day. 


Tuesday was Patriotic Day, but I didn't get to be there. :( Boo to finals. I did, however, drop off two dozen cupcakes that we ordered from The Cup. The cupcakes were delicious. I absolutely just had to buy one for myself. 


Wednesday was Sports Day. Again, I had finals, so I couldn't be there.  We had Chris Suager (sp?) and Louie the mascot from the Springfield Cardinals come and sign autographs/take pictures with the residents.  From what I hear, he was absolutely charming and everyone loved him. 


Thursday was Western Day. The maintenance team made me an honorary deputy. Anyone could pay twenty-five cents to have someone arrested, and the person arrested could pay twenty-five cents to get out or spend five minutes in the jail.  All of the money went to the residents' Christmas fund. I had a grand time arresting people for anything I could come up with.  We also had a "bar" and the residents could get "beers" (cream soda or root beer) before Bingo.




And last but not least, today was Hawaiian Day! We had a pig roast at lunch, and my friend Joevie's daughter and sister did some Hawaiian dancing. It was absolutely the highlight of the week. It was so much fun!




There have been some other things going on in my life/mind, and I'd like to share those with you; however, I have to work tomorrow and I'm exhausted after this long, long week. 




Thanks for bearing with me through all of the photos! I hope that you all have a good weekend!

Cheers. :)

4 comments:

Lillian said...

I love the pics! It looks like it was a great week. I love the ice cream quote!! congratulations on getting through your finals.

I like the hair color too. So is your hair naturally reddish blonde or blondish red or just red?

Heather said...

hahaha you did NOT need to put my notes on here...haha that was for YOUUU. lol

Thanks again for being a great friend.

Anddd I love those pictures. And i just put some things together in my mind...like i woke up the other morning and said "bye" and thought you looked cute and was going to tell you but i was too tired and concerned it would come out creepy or in another language or something.. i was out of it lol but i couldnt figure out why you were going to work in such casual attire... but now i realize you were dressed for western day!! haaa ha

Also... we should paint during your time off. We will probably need to move our antiquing day to NEXT monday or this sunday..im going home sunday afternoonish. .. . sorrry. But glad nursing home week went great and that you FINISHED YOUR SEMESTER!!!! YAAAAY.

Gwiddle said...

I like your hair! It is beauuutiful:) Also that pig kinda made me queasy to look at! haha. But I am totally craving cupcakes now.. And I am on a damn diet and wont be able to have one for weeks! BOOOO. I'm glad you had a good week. And YahoO! For summer break. Your pretty cool.

Gwiddle said...

I like your hair! It is beauuutiful:) Also that pig kinda made me queasy to look at! haha. But I am totally craving cupcakes now.. And I am on a damn diet and wont be able to have one for weeks! BOOOO. I'm glad you had a good week. And YahoO! For summer break. Your pretty cool.