Sunday, February 15, 2009

Future hygienist?

I know I've been out of commission since February began, but it's been for good reason. First, I threw two birthday parties for Grayson which resulted in a total of three thorough house cleanings and a steady stream of dishes for days afterward. Second, my Microbiology class this semester is extremely difficult and I've been spending a lot of my free time studying and on my labs. Sadly, I only got an 89 on our first test, but the class average was a mere 67 so I must still be a good student. The high score on the test was a 95 so it's not impossible to ace his tests - I just need to study a little bit harder next time.

In the middle of everything, I needed to take the HOAE
by February 13 to finish my application to this year's dental hygiene program. Taking that test turned out to be a bigger hassle than everything else combined. It takes nearly 2 1/2 hours to take the test and of course it's only offered during day hours. Couple that with an hour's drive round trip to the campus and back and either Josh needed to stay home from work one day or I'd have to get a babysitter for four long hours.

After several failed attempts of arranging my free time with my class, with Josh's work schedule, and with our other obligations, I finally made it down to take the test on Friday - the last day the test was available. I must be one of the freaks that has good luck instead of bad luck on Friday the 13th because I scored in the 90th percentile for nonverbal and the 99th percentile in all the remaining subjects - verbal, arithmetic, academic aptitude, spelling, reading comprehension, the natural sciences, and the vocational adjustment index. As it turns out, no one is placed in the 100th percentile, even if they miss no questions (like me). Yay!

So it looks like I'll have an excellent chance at getting into the 2009 program. Which is what I was told last year when I got denied for taking the wrong Chemistry class. I should know by mid-April what the next couple of years hold for me. If I don't get in this year we've decided we're going to scrap the whole thing and just focus on family. Josh and I aren't spring chickens anymore and we don't necessarily want Grayson to be an only child. We know that our ultimate goal of furthering Josh's education will work out when it's supposed to.

7 comments:

The Palmers said...

Good job on your scores!

The Butterfields said...

That's awesome! I was wondering what you had decided to do since your last post about receiving the application.

bechtold clan said...

Thats great! But more than anything sounds like your at peace with the whatever happens thing will be for the best- I wish I embraced that long before I did! LOL my nursing school adventure would have been a lot painless if I did...anyway regardless of what will happen Im sure things will work out for the best.

Talia Smith said...

Paige, it is so nice to hear from you. I havn't seen you forever. You still look as beautiful as ever and so does your hair. Your family is so cute. I'll keep checking in to see whats up. I love these blogs they are so fun to stay in tough with people and see thier cute kids. take care and good luck with school---Talia

Tara said...

Congrats you smarty pants! I hope you get in this year!

Amanda said...

Congrats on the amazing grades! Way to go! I"m sure you'll be happy to have your future figured out soon. . .

Mrs. Les said...

Hey Paige! It's Leslie. Glad to see you guys are doing well. Your little boy is getting so big! Brian and I have a blog too but I have to give you access email me spa84la@msn.com and I will let you in.