When we got here I looked into the closest college for nursing. They evaluated my transcript and decided it was not up to their standards - I would have to either take again (who knew anatomy and physiology could be so different from one school to another) or take more classes because I didn't have enough credits in a subject. So basically my time in school in Indy was a big fat waste of time. I feel like maybe they just want you to spend more money at their school. I was pretty down about that. Dispatchers make good money here so I thought maybe I would just go back to that - but then I am on nights, weekends and holidays as the low man on the totem pole again - bah! Either choice had me down. When I went to the ER, the nurse that took care of me told me there was another - better in her opinion - school. It's 45 minutes away but so was the last school I went to. I enrolled today and I have to wait - forever - for a transcript evaluation - but it looks like the same amount of classes as my last school. Fingers crossed kids!!
Yes, you heard right - I just found a home and I am ready to travel!! Scott's boss won a weekend at a swanky Portland hotel at a fund raising auction. They were going to expire before she could use them. She offered them to her managers and Scott took them - I feel like everyone else thought it was weird to want to stay 20 minutes from home. If we had to pay for it it would be about $600!! We plan on walking all over the city of Portland - it will be fun!! Scott's new company also buys crates of apples for the employees to take home - I have a big box of local organic apples - delicious!! Another trip I am hoping to take is The Butchart Gardens Holiday lights tour. You get to ride over to Victoria on a clipper, visit the holiday light display, stay in a hotel and return the next day. It looks like so much fun!! We are going to talk about it this weekend!!
My mom, stepdad, uncle Joel and aunt Carol are all coming for Thanksgiving - I am trying to find a restaurant. I know - shameful - but it's so much easier than cooking and cleaning! It will be fun to see everybody.
Last but not least - stitchy news. I have 4 new starts because I recently finished all the projects in my rotation. I showed the Red Velvet on my last post - nothing new on that. I have a finish from week 2
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Remember that fabric I dyed, bleached, ice dyed blah blah blah. Well it was gorgeous but way to dark so I bleached it - and then bleached it some more. Then I tea dyed it and damn it all - something happened that made big black splotches - there must have been brown crystal in the towel
|before tea dye|
|after tea dye|
|new start for week 2 - Scary One|
|This is how much there was when I pulled it from the WIP box|
|after one week|
Week 4 is Bothy Threads Mad Hatter Tea Party - started Sunday 9th - here is my progress as of this morning - rotates out on Sunday - back to week 1!
There you have it folks - my whole week. Thanks for stopping by and listening to me blabber on about things!