Thursday, October 29, 2009

Abber doo has slippers too!

Second pair of wonkey little slippers done...woooheee! ;)

Monday, October 26, 2009

Knitty Nurse-to-Be

Slippers! Ok, just pretend like on the second slipper I didn't accidentally count the wrong number of stitches and totally throw the pattern off. They will still keep my baby girls tootsies warm, right? Lol*

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Wooohooooiiieeeee :) GPA

Yippppeeee...once the last midterm grade was put in, my current GPA is 3.81. That is for four A's and a B+. Midterm grades apparently don't count for anything other than to let you know where you stand at this point during the semester, but I'm happy with my current standing! ;)

Should have some knitty pictures soon. ;) My Momma gave me a pattern for some slippers to knit, so cute! Looks like everyone will have warm feet this winter... ;)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

About Blogging

Today in writing class we talked a little about blogs. Just wanted to say hello to anyone (or no one) of you who might have stopped by. ;) I really love blogging and in the realm of quilting, have learned tons this way. Recently I've been more focused on my career/education goals than sewing, but I can tell you if you have a hobby you love, and want to learn from the best, blogging is a great way to do that. Blogging has made some of the biggest names in quilting accessible to me in ways that wouldn't normally be possible. Most of the big name quilters have blogs, and interact with their readers through them. I once had Joanna Figueroa of Fig Tree Quilts comment on my blog because I'd mentioned her in a post. She is a pretty well known quilter who has her own pattern line, several fabric lines, a number of books, and I've read all about her in my favorite quilt magazines. That was pretty exciting to little old me, quilting my heart out in small town USA!

So to make a long story longer, I love blogging, and I believe it's possible to do it safely, yet get a lot out of the experience. Since I haven't a darn quilty thing share I'll instead show off my pineapple quilt block that I've yet to expand on and a couple of my antique sewing machines! :) (The treadle - the one you move with your feet - is from the 1800's, my favorite machine.)

P.S. - for those of you who might be curious, I'm close to my 4.0 GPA goal but not quite there...I'm still waiting for my Math Midterm to be posted, praying it's an A to help pull things up, but currently my GPA is 3.77. *Argh!* Still trying though!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Wow, can you believe it's October already? I sure can't! Fall is flying by. Believe it or not I'm already planning my spring schedule for school. Tomorrow I meet with my adviser.

Today we got to explore the nursing labs a little bit. We were introduced to METI Man, a nursing patient simulator. He's kind of like a robot. LOL* Or a mannequin with robot qualities. He breathes, which is really creepy at first, and he also blinks. He bleeds, urinates, can be injected or used to practice administering medications through IV's. His pupils dilate, his tongue swells, you can feel a pulse in his feet, neck, and wrist - he's even anatomically correct so you can practice inserting catheters on his male OR female interchangeable parts. It's really pretty amazing! I'm so glad we're able to have this incredible technology to practice on. My biggest fear, and I'm sure it's likely the fear of many other nurses or nurses to be, is hurting a patient. If I'm gonna screw up, I want to do it on METI Man and not a REAL man!

Still working towards my goal of all A's, or at least as close to them as I can get, and guess what? I got an A on my psychology test! Out of 67 students in our class, five of us received A's. So I'm pretty proud of that. Now I'm off to bed...had a long evening spent with my Hubby and gorgeous girlie girls, and after a good nights rest I need to get back to studying. ;)