Thursday, February 18, 2010


I am taking this opportunity to do a little please forgive me or just stop reading.
Dental School sucks! Or at least this one does. They make it so hard to graduate and on some levels hope for failure. "
In order to graduate you must complete a certain number of each procedure and that makes total sense. But the school gets in the way of the students when they are trying to finish all their requirements. They have all these hoops you must jump through and a simple procedure can take days. Their prices are not discounted very much so who in their right mind would want to have dental work done for the same price by a student that requires 2 visits of at least 3 hours when they can go to a dentist and get everything done in one hour?
Boards just pisses me off so much I am almost is just so poorly organized. Each student pays thousands of dollars to take practical boards which requires 3 parts (so sometimes 3 different patients). It is the student's responsibility to find the patients and make sure they show up. So what happens if your patient doesn't show are SOL! Not only do you FAIL that portion but you have to pay to retake them. Who has an extra 2 grand hanging around?
Cory's patients all showed up and he will find out on Monday how he did but others were not so just makes me sick! How can you force someone to come? They all get their work done for free and everybody pays their patients 50 to 200 buck to ensure they have done everything they can to encourage their people to show up...but sometimes they don't. The student has zero time to find a back-up and they fail. Does that sound fair on any level?
After today Cory has the written part of boards to do and that is over 3 or 4 days in March. Cory is almost done with his requirements so he is on target to be done by graduation in I am not freaking out for him I am just mad that you pay soooo much to go to dental school and you would think for all that money the school would have your back. You would think they would bend over backwards to help their students succeed. Nope! What do you do? Who can you complain to? Will any of these students ever give the university endowments?...will we? Over my dead body!
Thanks for letting me vent...I feel better already.
Say a prayer for Cory that he passes his boards...both written and practical.
One venting L

Thursday, February 11, 2010

The Joys of Pittsburgh

Firstly, I sincerely apologize for praying for a final snowy winter so the girls could have fun memories of sledding and building snowman. I should know careful what you ask just might get it!
The girls are having so much fun in the snow. They are trying to dig out an igloo in one of the snow banks made by shoveling the snow off the sidewalk and driveway!
It is fun to watch them in the snow, brings back memories of when I was young...all those years ago! But they have been off school all week and I am ready for them to go back! They have been getting along soooo well I really can't is just me, I have to get back into my schedule or no laundry will get done.

Cory has had the pleasure of shoveling all this lovely white stuff but the street took forever! Dormont was just not prepared to have 2 feet of snow in such a short period of time and where do you put it? It was crazy!
More snow and more time together as a family and less housework done...that is the story of our week! No complaints...we never lost power for any length of time and we had groceries.
I hope everyone is staying warm.
Love and snowflakes
One L

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Happy Goundhogs Day

What have I been doing this past month you ask...blogging? my house? a little...keeping my dog company on the couch? yes...making jewelry? not so much...making anything? not so much. Since my workroom has been moved to the basement I am subject to the weather...when its cold outside its freezing in my basement.

I did close my booth at the craft store and have an abundance of things to sell. I was thinking of having a little half price/clearance sale at my house...not to make any money but just get my investment out.
Jonece had a band concert at school and I am having trouble uploading the video but to be honest you are not missing much...the trumpets were right in front of us and that is all you can hear.
Just the girls...I don't know what I did right to have these little ladies in my life...they are pretty amazing.
We painted the master bedroom and the computer room with a little help from the missionaries ( OK alot of help,,,OK so they totally did all of it! don't judge me)...I would show pictures except the amoire didn't survive and I have clothes that still need reassignment. I love the color. Sage green.
That stupid groundhog says we have 6 more weeks of winter and I am SOOOO done already! I hope he was snacking on some mushrooms and made a mistake. I need spring to come soon.
I apologize for being a lame blogger.
love you all
One Lame L