Posted in LiFe, Nursing School, Stress Prevention

COVID Vaccine Education Sheet

In my nursing program, I took part in a Vaccine clinic. Our project was to inform the community about the COVID vaccine. So, my group and I created a poster to help educate the community around our clinical site. There is a lot of great information on there so I thought I’d share the information on here. This vaccine is an extremely current topic and more information is coming out daily. This is just the basics surrounding the COVID vaccine. Please check out the CDC’s website to get the most up to date information. That is where my fellow students and I found most of our info.

I hope this information is helpful to some. If you’d like to download it for your own personal clinical to hand out to patients so they have the information, please do so. Our most valuable tool as nurses and nursing students is education.

This past year has been a lot, for many people. And that’s putting it nicely, let’s be honest. We can all use a little help in learning information. I’m sharing this to help provide education for this extremely current situation going on in our lives right now.

Posted in LiFe, organizing, Quarantined Boredom, Stress Prevention

Quarantine Boredom

I keep seeing people post things on social media about how bored they are. So, I thought I’d write a post about how I’m keeping myself from boredom during this interesting, new, and scary quarantine time.

Planting

I haven’t had too much of a green thumb before but I have also not been stuck at home for weeks on end. So, there’s a lot of NEW going around. So, not only am I keeping myself busy (as someone who is going into nursing, I like to take care of things) but I’m also providing herbs for my fiancé and me. I’m growing them they way I would like to see them grown.

Day 1

I currently only have 1 little green leaf growing in the Arugula but let me say, “I AM PROUD OF THAT LITTLE LEAF! I did it. I grew that! And as that green leaf grows so does my green thumb and so does my excitement. I will continue to give updates on how these herbs are growing but in the mean time; this is how I started my indoor herb garden.

Indoor Herb Garden Materials

  • MASON JARS – However many herbs you want to plant
    • 16 oz 24 pack
    • Amazon link below (click the picture)
  • LABELS
    • Don’t forget what you’ve planted!
    • I wrote on mine with a silver sharpie and used labels I had laying around the house
    • I did add similar ones I found on Amazon, below (click the picture)
  • SMALL ROCKS any type of small rock will work)
    • I made sure to rinse my rocks (you’re going to be eating the herbs that grow with them)
    • Fill the jar about 1-2 in
    • Amazon link below (click the picture)
  • ORGANIC HERB POTTING MIX
    • Fill the far until just before the lid rim
    • INSERT SEED – follow seed directions (make sure they can be indoor and in a small pot)
      • Add potting mix and fill to the top of mason jar
    • Amazon link below (click the picture)
    • I read this one was one of the best (affordable) pitting mixes out there
    • The potting mis
  • HERBS (I chose basil, rosemary, arugula, and oregano)
    • I’ve also thought about doing cat nip
    • I purchased all of my herbs at Home Depot

Herb Care

Day 10

Tiny Green Arugula Leaf

Water

I’ve been watering my herb garden daily, just enough water to fill the top of the mason jar. I’m only giving them a small amount of water each day making sure the potting mix stays moist.

Sunshine

I also set my herbs outside when it’s nice and sunny so they can get some the sun’s vitamins

Green Thumb or Boredom?

Green thumb vs boredom I’m not sure I have a green thumb just yet, but I’m trying and I’m excited to continue posting my progress. This little plant has given me something to do, something new to try, herbs to eat (we’ll see). So, I’d say this is a pretty good way to fight boredom.