A high-heel loving gal and her trusty sidekick…
Saturday, January 31, 2009

my girl is home!

Yes, Cherry is back and better than ever! Other than one more tiny repair to the back gate window, my car is finally fixed. I am so very happy to have her home, and honestly she is prettier than she was to begin with. :)


Here is the stocking i knit (knitted?) for my stepmom Patty for Christmas! It turned out pretty cute, first stocking i ever made! (And, if you look closely, the eyes are kinda bockety - blame Pia who put them on for me when I was at work...)

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Hells yeah!

Don't let the door hit ya where the good Lord split ya! :)

Good riddance Shrub.


Sorry I haven't posted in ages... I just haven't had anything news-worthy. My car is still in the shop (current estimate is 1 1/2 more weeks)... I'm working a fair bit but thinking about adding a part-time job at a Home Health agency (yuck) for some extra dough... And also debating whether or not to work at Camp Cross again next summer... And re-started weight watchers (long overdue and pretty motivated at this point)... And that's pretty much it these days. I'm ready for SPRING to come! Boo, cold weather. ;)
Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Songs of '08

My cute cousin Megs had the idea to do a "mix tape" of songs that she love in 2008, and threw the challenge out to do the same... so here goes.

Here are the rules:

-The songs do not have to be released in the particular year that you are making the CD...rather they are songs that have been discovered or rediscovered and have been particular meaningful or enjoyable or worth listening to that year for some reason.

-no repeats from year to year (this prevents the CD from being an all-time favorites album).

-you can include as many songs by one artist as you want.

-songs are limited to those that fit on a standard 80 minute CD.

p.s. - Megan, I am NOT timing this list, so I'll just aim for the average mixed tape length... ;)

Katie's Kick-Ass Cornucopia of Music, 2008 edition

1. Oh Boy - Duffy
(just so pretty)
2. A-Punk - Vampire Weekend (Vampire-y and peppy!)
3. Wait (the Whisper Song) - Ying Yang Twins (Camp staff inappropriateness)
4. Mrs. Officer - Lil Wayne (i heart you Wayne)
5. In the Ayer - Flo Rida (Vegas weekend theme song!)
6. Chasing Pavements - Adele (love her voice)
7. Yellow Ledbetter - Pearl Jam (more Camp memories, 2 funny boys)
8. Our Song - Taylor Swift (heart her)
9. Creep - Radiohead (2008 is officially "The Year Katie pulled her head out and discovered the joy that is Radiohead")
10. Circus - Britney (cuz she is a whole lotta crazy but you love her anyways)
11. Single Ladies (put a ring on it) - Beyonce (um, this lady rocks a unitard/bathing suit thingy in her video)
12. Paper Planes - M.I.A. (over it now, but loved it for a whole summer)
13. 4 Minutes - Madonna & Justin Timberlake (see above)
14. Be Here Now - Ray LaMontagne (no list complete without some Ray)
15. American Boy - Estelle & Kanye (awesomeness)
16. Seven Nation Army - White Stripes (just cuz it's good)
17. Don't Stop Believing - Journey (this will probably make my list EVERY year)

Get 'Em Home... Not sure what week we're on now

Because I need my car-savvy siblings here to help me navigate the nightmare that is my car situation! Over-the-phone consultations just aren't cutting it!!!
Monday, January 5, 2009

makes me chuckle...

"What I've Learned" by Dwight K. Schrute (stolen from the Esquire website)...

You cannot buy farmers at a farmer's market. It's super-confusing.

Look people in the eye. Unless they have enormous breasts.

The best way to skin a badger is very carefully. Ha ha. That's an old one. But seriously, you're going to need several paring knives and two buckets. One filled with warm water.

Beets are a dish best served cold. Like coleslaw.

I am loyal to a fault. But when the one I am loyal to starts suspecting me, I have no choice but to take him out. The secret mission is incredibly important.

I believe in hunting, but only if you use the entire animal. For instance, instead of a comb I use the rib cage of a squirrel.

To me, success is simply the opposite of failure.

out with the old...

Happy new year, everyone! I haven't been in much of a blogging mood lately, what with dealing with the wreckage that is my car and the holiday hoopla and all that... But I thought I'd do a quick New Year's post so people would get off my ass.

2008 was a pretty awesome year... It's hard to believe that this time last year I was road-tripping down to Los Angeles in my brand new car with my mom! I got to spend an incredible 5 1/2 months in LA doing such fun things as catching up with my BFF Sara (whom I've known since 6th grade - that makes it about 17 years, yikes!); traveling around SoCal - revisited San Diego and all over the Los Angeles area - enough to know I would never want to live there permanently; saw the Dodgers and Angels play some games (and the M's, but they hardly counted this year); swam in the ocean; visited Disneyland with my other BFF's Michele and Bethany (who live vicariously through my travel nursing and visit me wherever i go); saw a couple VERY d-list celebs.

After LA, it was back to the shores of Lake Coeur d'Alene for a wonderful 2nd summer at Camp Cross as their Nurse and Asst Program Director - this basically means I got to spend 4 months running, swimming, canoeing, laughing, praying, acting like a 5-year-old and a 9-year-old and a 17-year-old all at the same time, making up new games of Tag, singing, joking, playing... I think you get the idea. I love that I have gotten the chance to work at Camp, it is so amazing as a 27-year-old to be able to leave the 'real world' behind and work somewhere where life is so pure and fun and hard work and amazing...

Upon the end of the very fun Camp season, it was back to the Real World and onto a new adventure for me - my first non-travel nursing job in 2 years. I wasn't (and am still not) totally ready to say I'm done Travel Nursing, but I have not regretted coming to work in Spokane for one second since i've been here! I love being closer to family, and all my travels have only managed to show me just how much I love living in the Pacific Northwest. The scenery is unrivaled, the people are nice and laid-back, we get all 4 seasons (although i am kinda mad at the snow at this point...)! It has been wonderful, and life at Cancer Care Northwest has been great thus far.

As for 2009, I have no idea how it'll turn out... But I'm hoping for laughs, fun, adventure, silliness, love, joy, etc, etc.