Monday, July 30, 2007

I'll Miss you Ruby and Lewis....

So Lewis and Ruby are off to go and start a new chapter in their life in california. i'm going to miss them so much. this is a shout out to lewis and ruby. now this is just another excuse to go to california. love you guys.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Chris cleaver got hitched...

This last sunday afternoon my friend Chris Cleaver got married to his fiance Sarah Chambers. They got married at a park near wilsonville. It was great weather for a marriage and a nice ceremony. it was good to catch up with everyone from corvallis too.

You may kiss the bride!

Ramy's bachelorette party #2

So my friend Ramy who is getting married this next weekend had another bachelorette party this last weekend. We went to Darcelle's which is a drag queen show. it was a lot of fun and she certainly enjoyed herself. Here are some pictures.

Me, ramy, and Willesha
Being interviewed by Darcelle
Ramy and I
Ramy on stage with all the other bachelorettes

The entire group
Ramy with one of the drag queens
Her rack was better than all of ours

Darcelle during the show

Saturday, July 21, 2007

15 hours later....

So i did it! I finished my first shift as a real nurse. It was great. I am working with a preceptor, who is pretty much another nurse who shows me the ropes and answers any questions i may have. anyways, she thought it would be important that i take our entire patient load, which is four patients, since i only have eight shifts before i am on my own. it went well, i had four stable patients who were supposed to be going home the next day. one thing i will have to get used to besides trying to stay awake in the middle of the night, is the fact that i have to wake my patients up every four hours to check their blood pressure, pulse, respirations, all that good stuff. sometimes i feel like the meanest person ever. oh well. so i made it through the first 12 hours.

then i was sitting in the change of shift meeting and the charge nurse asked anyone if they were willing to stay over because two people called in sick and another nurse was running two hours late. no one could, so i said i would if they would let me, since technically i cannot work on my own. well low and behold the day charge nurse was like alright, so i ended up staying over for three more hours making some overtime in my first shift. the morning time was definitely crazy. i was assigned three patients, and then was switched over to four different patients for some reason. let me tell you that last three hours was the most chaotic experience i have had, but luckily i made it through. i was pretty exhausted when i got home and slept real hard.

overall, it was great as my first day as a real nurse. it is definitely surreal, i still feel like a student. but i guess eventually i will get past that.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Nurse Reinke.....

So tonight at 1900 or 7pm for those not on military time i start my first shift on my unit as a nurse. crazy....this last week and a half has been classroom stuff reviewing policies and good stuff like that, but tonight is the real deal. i can't believe its here. i'll let you know how it goes. also, i will be working nights, so we will see how that goes as well. i better get some quick shut eye. i'm sure it will be fine, hey i even bought a new pair of scrubs today, yay. alright, well see you on the other side.

Monday, July 16, 2007

happy birthday to me....

so today is my birthday. i am finally 23. can you believe it? i feel like i am finally an adult. anyways, i had a good time this last weekend. i celebrated my bday on friday the 13th with some friends. dinner at oba, and then karoke at the boiler room. good times as always. my friends megan, ramy, janna, and jen took me to dinner and we had dessert at papa haydn. so freaking good. it was definately the best birthday ever. i guess i will just have to celebrate when i'm down in corvallis too, which is sometime soon. anyways, its my birfday and i will cry if i want to.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Summer rain storms

I am sitting in my living room right now listening to the huge rain drops, smelling the rain, as well as listening to the sounds of thunder in the distance. i love warm summer night rainstorms.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Hiking and the Outdoors...

This past weekened i went hiking in the gorge at willowah falls. it was the perfect weather and perfect day. this is the first hike i have done this summer which is sad. i hope to go on many more before the cold weather comes in. if you are ever up in portland and feel like you want to go on a hike give me a call.

Ramy and Ryan's Marriage

My best friend from school Ramy is getting married on the 27th and 28th, Cambodian style. For some reason her cambodian style wedding is not an official marriage ceremony, so ramy and her fiance Ryan got married at the courthouse last week. They asked me and my other best friend willesha to be their witnesses. it was a special day and i was so honored to get to be a part of their special day. The real ceremony is at the end of the month. Here are some pictures from their "wedding." Love you ramy and ryan!

Don't forget about John....

Monday, July 9, 2007

Working Class....

That's right everyone, i am now a part of the working class. i had my first day today at OHSU. today was orientation and it involved many different really important people giving lectures, as well as a lot of chaos as to everything that needs to happen for orientation. i guess i can't really complain too much because i am getting paid to sit around. anyways, its exciting, i can't wait until i actually start working with patients, instead of reading lots of information. then i can truly utilize my nursing skills.
time to go and read about benefits, and figure that ish out.

Tiffany Reinke, RN

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Happy Anniversary

Abby and Denny. I can't believe you guys have been married for two years. Congrats! I hope that you having lots of fun together this last weekend just the two of you. I love you guys.

Pictures; Abby and Denny at taylor's 21st bday party after returning from their honeymoon, can you tell abby just returned from chile, the day after they got engaged, and at my graduation party this year.

Love you guys.

Friday, July 6, 2007

When History Meets Fiction.....

That is the name of the new cd released by my favorite band, The Young Immortals. I have been waiting for awhile for this to be released as has many others. Last weekend the boys had a listening party for the cd. I have included some pictures of that.

Also, i highly suggest buying the cd yourself. You can at it will be worth your purchase.

Marin's Wedding

Last Sunday i went to a wedding of my friend Marin at the Edgefield hotel in troutdale, or. i worked with her at the downtown corvallis starbucks. it was a nice little reunion with some of my previous coworkers. marin and her husband, nate, met because he was one of our cute regular customers. she finally got the guts to talk to him and the rest is history. so i guess it pays to hit on customers because you never know if they may be the one. it was a good time, here are some pictures.

Marin and Nate saying their vows

Rich, Christy and I.....good starbucks reunion


Here's the video. i was having trouble uploading it. its nothing spectacular, but i figured someone can waste a minute of their time.

Thursday, July 5, 2007

God Bless America!

So for the fourth of July Megan i soaked up the rays in the afternoon and then headed down to the waterfront to the Blues Festival to listen to some good music and eat good food, including ice cream, my favorite :) (the whole time i was hoping my trainer didn't walk by as i was stuffing my face with ice cream). then we watched the fireworks. my friend holly was with us and we had fun creating names for the various types of fireworks. i have included a video of the fireworks because we all know in the blogging world that pictures are awesome, but videos are even better.

Brittany's 21st Birthday Bash!

The birthday girl!
Me and the birthday girl

Holly, myself and Scotty

Jenny and I, having fun as always!

I worked with this fine young lady brittany at starbucks. one of the funnies people i know. here are pictures from her birthday party.

Recap of my Life

The past couple of weeks have been busy, stressful, fun, crazy, etc. I figured i would upload pictures recap of what has been going on. I have been to a 21st bday bash, starbucks barbecue, two weddings, moved out of my apartment, into a new house, took the biggest test of my life, cried for about an hour after that, and then celebrated my country's bday. lots of good pictures to follow.

It's Official......

I'M A NURSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So after waiting about a day and a half wondering what the fate of my life was going to be i finally found out this morning. I actually did pass my test and i am officially a registered nurse!!! I can't believe it. I really did not think this was going to happen. That one hour of crying after my test was over nothing. So yeah. This blog page can actually be a true reflection of my career path, Tiffany Reinke, RN :)

Now i am in the process of unpacking my room and getting my life in order before i start working on Monday. So pictures will be up soon. I promise.

Sorry for being MIA the last couple of weeks, but it was worth it. Love you All!

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Happy Birthday 'merica.....

Happy Fourth of July to you all. Have fun today, enjoy the sun, eat a hotdog, and light a firework.....

worst feeling ever today has been quite a rough day....I had my nursing boards and to be completely honest i felt like shit after finishing the test (pardon my language, but it is the only appropriate word to describe how i was feeling). it was so hard and i felt like i did not know any of the answers. and the worse thing is the test just shuts off and i have no idea how i did. i have to wait two or three days hoping and praying that my name shows up on the list of registered nurses for oregon.

after calling my mom and crying on the phone with her for about forty five minutes i felt much better. i have come to the realization that no matter what happens, happens, and i will move forward. so sorry to those out there who did not receive calls from me once i was done because i just did not feel great. i feel much better now though. i hung out with my friends megan and ramy who always know how to cheer me up. also ramy took her test today and felt the same way. we cheered each other in hopefully be winners, but with the possibility of being a loser.

in a few days, it will either be great and wonderful or a new place to learn from and move forward/maybe a couple of more tears shed.

love you all.

Sunday, July 1, 2007

36 hours and counting...

so 36 hours until the biggest test of my life. i'm kind of nervous but i definately feel more prepared for it then last week. sorry i have been so absent. once this is over, just wait because i am going to go crazy with the postings. just wait.