Project: Her Mother’s Afghan (1)

I’ve actually been working on this one a little while now, but I guess I never posted it.  Rysa’s mother came to visit and decided she really liked sleeping with Rysa’s obnoxious afghan, so she wanted one of her own.  It’s costing more than she expected (lol), but I’m on the last quarter or so…

Project: Clinicals Memorial Wreath

I have been working toward getting a certification in Phlebotomy the last year and, last Friday, I finally finished!  We had six weeks of classes and six weeks of clinicals; to get the certification, we had to have 100 venipuncture attempts (“sticks”) and we were told to hold onto our needle caps to keep track of…

How My Garden Grows

The season has already begun!  Where is the time going? Already, things are on the grow!  My attempts at vegetable gardening previously (barring the undead cabbage event) have been pretty pitiful as I neglect them when they need care most.  Also considering how the bumblebee was just put onto the endangered species list, I plan…

Life Updates!

I didn’t mean to go a month without posting.  I had to start my Phlebotomy clinicals out at actual sites and so far I’ve done a hospital inpatient and a lab outpatient.  Two weeks tomorrow and I’m finished with the program!  I’ve gotten over 200 sticks already (with a very high success rate) and I’m getting…

Garden Survivors!

It’s such a lovely day out, I decided to go weed my neglected garden and get ready to start again.  Stores are starting to stock seeds and potting soil, Lily has resumed growing, and things from last year are still sprouting.  I have one garlic (I think that’s what was last planted there) sprout, my…

Project: Alcohol Cabinet

Thanks to the use of my new power saw (yay!), I have been wonderfully productive in my construction exploits today.  I added a small aesthetic addition to the Mantle, put up the kitchen utensil hanger, and (barring some aesthetic finishes) completed Rysa’s alcohol cabinet! I bored some 1/2″ holes at measured spots in the shelf,…

Project: Kitchen Spoon Hanger

With the recent disassembly of my tall bookshelves, I’ve found that we have a lovely amount of free wall space now – perfect for hanging things.  I began drawing up organizational “trays” for the utensil drawer when I realized everything fit spaciously if I just took out our large cooking spoons.  So where do they…