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It’s Official: I’m A PSW

Yay! I passed my NACC exam and officially a PSW. I just need to wait for my diploma; which should arrive in 4-6 weeks and now get a job. Woot!

It was hard and I doubted myself a lot throughout the process but I have to say I am so proud of myself. I’ve started many things in my life but always let life take its toll and quit halfway. But this time, I finished it and that too with being top of my class.

Next steps, find employment and begin the journey towards becoming a nurse.

Thank you all for your prayers and wishes. Many people contributed to my success, especially my husband; he is my greatest supporter and strength. I don’t think I could have done it without him.

Anyway lovelies, enjoy your weekend. I’ll keep you posted on the job searching. Until then, have a blessed weekend.

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Quick Update Plus Diwali and Thanksgiving Pictures 

Monday was the last day of my clinical. It’s been an exhausting part of my studies but I’m finished. The next portion is less physically straining and allowing more interactions with the residents. 

During my community work; which began on Tuesday, I have been assisting staff with feeding, doing activities and walking with the residents. This is a very good chance to get to know the residents and learn their experiences. Although, it’s a much slower paced part of my education, I am enjoy it. 

I completely forgot to upload photos of thanksgiving and Diwali and so decided to include them in this post. Thanksgiving was fantastic and dinner turned into lunch due to a miscommunication between my husband and I. Nevertheless, lunch was enjoyed by all and we were so full afterwards, that everyone decided to nap right after. Here are some pictures of Thanksgiving lunch:

Lamb chops with pasta, scalloped potatoes and stuffing
My Thanksgiving dining table
French vanilla custard cake
Puff pastry fruit and chocolate tea snacks
Egg, spinach and cheese puffs for breakfast
Garlic pull-apart cheesy bread

As for Diwali, my darling husband surprised me and Nid by showing up earlier than expected. Nid and I were just getting dressed and beginning to light candles and diyas when he burst through the front door. I have to say I was overjoyed because I felt terrible that we were celebrating without him. 

Later that evening, when all of us were dressed and ready to pray, my brother joined us and stayed for the prayer and dinner. Nid completely adores my brother and was overwhelmed with excitement. Here are some of the pictures of our Diwali prayer and lighting of the diyas: 

Rangoli made with chalk and turmeric

Happy Diwali

From my family to yours, Happy Diwali to everyone celebrating. I hope this Diwali, Lakshmi ji brings happiness and prosperity in your home and your lives are brightened and blessed like this prosperous day. 

Sending love, warm wishes and prayers to everyone celebrating today. God bless. 

Happy Thanksgiving 

Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian readers. I hope you’re celebrating your long-weekend with tons of family and friends. 

This year, I am thankful for my family and few immediate friends; for the support they’ve given me during my time to further educate myself. Especially, thankful for my husband, who has taken on the full responsibility of supporting us financially and working the long hours. He’s been my strength and has encouraged me to keep pushing when I wanted to give up. He’s praised me for all my successes during exams and assignments and boosted my confidence when I needed the push. He doesn’t know it, but I love him to the moon and back and am so thankful he’s by my side.

I will be celebrating my Thanksgiving with my little munchkin and hubby and maybe a relative or friend. I’m really looking forward to Thanksgiving lunch. I’ve veered against doing dinner this year because of my placement schedule and having to work the next day. Nevertheless, I am excited to be making the feast and have an amazing menu planned.

I’ve decided to start with a light caeser salad and a three cheese pull-apart garlic bread. For the main course, I’ve chosen rosemary and thyme lamb chops with a garlic and rosemary sauce. For the sides, we’ll have garlic scalloped potatoes, stuffing, mashed potatoes with gravy, steamed asparagus and carrots. And for the grand finale, a white chocolate, raspberry swirl cake and vanilla bean ice cream. 

I’ll take pictures of my table and of all the dishes before everyone gets to it and I’ll share some recipes later this week. 

Have a blessed thanksgiving and enjoy your time off with your family and friends. 

Xoxo ~ Tamana

Beginning Of Senior Kindergarten 

 Sorry for the delayed posts, my WordPress app stoped functioning and some of my drafts were deleted in the resetting process. 

But can you believe it, the summer is already over? Time has been flying by so quickly and my little munchkin had an amazing first couple of weeks if senior kindergarten. We’ve changed schools this year so that she can begin to learn French. So she’ll be taking a school bus by herself to and from school. Along with this major change, she’s also in a school that is uniformed.

There are far too many changes in such little time. My once tiny person, isn’t so tiny anymore. She’s becoming a beautiful young lady and is growing at a speed that is too fast for my comfort, understanding or liking. It astonishes me at how quickly she is learning so many life’s teachings that we adults and parents forget are essential for children’s needs. Sorting laundry, hanging or folding her own clothes, tidying up after herself, or microwaving a quick snack, are just a few of the things she’s learnt and thrived on this summer. 

It’s amazing how quickly she picks up things I would’ve thought would have taken her so long to understand. 

I know all these things are essential with growth and development but I can’t help but wonder where that little girl is that needed me to do everything for her is. 
Needless to say, she had a pretty good couple of days of Senior kindergarten so far. 

Our 6 Year Anniversary 

6 years ago, yesterday, D and I got married without telling anyone in our families. 

I had always wanted to elope whenever I found the right guy for me and D made that happen. We eventually, went through with the “asking for my hand in marriage” shenanigans, engagement and “big-Indian wedding” drama. But the wedding we secretly had 6 years ago on August 10th, 2011 was far more meaningful to me than the wedding that involved our families. 

We were blessed to find one another and everyday that passes, I count those blessings and thank the powers above for bringing us together. We’ve had a few rough patches but we’ve pulled through and I am ever so thankful for such a patient, reliable, respectful and loving guy to have walked into my life. 

Happy 6 year’s anniversary, my love and thank you for being my strength, encouragement and joy. Here’s to us!

A Weekend Getaway 

Scarborough Bluffs – Scarborough, Ontario

I’ve been so busy with exams and assignments that I haven’t had time to write or enjoy the much of the summer. It’s been a crazy few weeks and I am so relieved that one of my biggest and most stressful exams is over. I passed with a flying 94% and that deserves a celebration in itself.

This weekend, Dev, Nid and I are escaping to a nearby resort (as we did, last year) and spending the long weekend there. The three of us are extremely stoked at the though of being away from the city and hectic daily life. We’re going to be staying at the same resort near London, Ontario as we did last year and travelling between Port Stanley and Grand Bend. I cannot begin to tell you how anticipated and deserved this mini-vacation is. 

Dev really wanted to get away this year but with school, me not working and the lack of funds, it just wasn’t possible. Instead, we’ve decided to get away for a weekend and make the best of our situation for the time being. Hopefully, next year we can make that trip to India and have a little Caribbean getaway as well. That’s the plan, anyway.

How’s your summer going? Done anything exciting or adventurous? Share your summer adventures and I’ll be sure to share them on here with everyone else.

Until then, have a safe and blessed summer!

Xoxo ~ Tamana