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3:52:00 PM Jaclyn Armstrong 0 Comments

Best fix for the Monday morning blues?  CC Music Factory's "Gonna Make You Sweat" (Everybody Dance Now!).  Thank you Woody & Jim.  When it came on the radio this morning, it immediately took me back to the skating rink (aka "the good ol' days").  Growing up skate night was everything, and the reason to make it through the week without getting in trouble.  Nothing could put a smile on my face like rollerblades and a sno-cone.  Without skate night, life wouldn't have been worth living.  I even had my first kiss at the skating rink in 6th grade... you know, the romantic first kiss with a group of 15 of your closest friends circled around cheering you on (thank you Nate, I will never forget it).  I'm not sure skate night would have been the same without the great dance music of the 80s and 90s.    Sugarhill Gang, Deelite, CC Music Factory, Daft Punk, & Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch were kept alive by preteens at skate nights everywhere.  Some of the best nights of my life (well, at least my childhood) happened at the skating rink.  ahh, memories :)


I'm back

6:19:00 AM Jaclyn Armstrong 0 Comments

I've been wanting to write an update for a while, but I honestly haven't had time.  Life has been crazy.  I don't have much time to spare now, so I'll hit the highlights from the last few weeks:
  • I found my passion in nursing- peds hem/onc.  I LOVE it.  I don't know quite how to describe the feeling of finding what you were born to do in life, but it is amazing.  Now I just have to figure out how to get there, because other plans are laid out for me at the moment.
  • I have 51 days of nursing school left.  Enough said.  
  • Last week my husband came home from training and I enjoyed the laziness of Fall break.  Life was wonderful.  My husband is still here but I'm back in school now, so it doesn't seem so wonderful anymore.
  • Nick and I have only had 1 working car since he's been home, so we've been carpooling everyday.  I really enjoy the good quality conversation with my husband every morning to start the day, but I could do without the 4am wakeup and getting home after 7pm.  Everyday is long, and I'm exhausted.  I'm ready for both cars to hit the road again.
  • We've been married now for 68 days.  It's amazing how quickly time flies.
  • The deployment officially begins in 6 weeks.  I hate how quickly time flies.
  • I just remembered I'll be turning 26 in a little over a month.  I like 26 because it's an even number, but it's a little too close to 30 than I'm comfortable with.  
That's it for now...