Monday, February 13, 2012

Crazy Photos

I discovered this new site/blog.  I think it's a blog, but not 100%, called Jak & Jill.

Anyway, this photo on the homepage caught my eye so I thought I'd repost.  Check it out, there are some really interesting photos, mostly fashion stuff.

Photo courtesy of Jak & Jill

My new job!

So I know it's been a while since I posted, and I really need to remedy that.  Since I last posted I've started my first RN job!

It's pretty fantastic so far, and I can truly say that I love my job.  I'm working in an Emergency Department at an urban hospital in NJ.  It's not a trauma hospital, but I've already seen a GSW that got "dropped off" outside our front door, as well as a few cardiac arrests, some respiratory arrests, two or three STEMIs, and a couple of strokes...and I've only been working for 3.5 weeks!

It's definitely an awesome place to work, and I'm sure that after working where I am, I'll be able to survive in pretty much any ED, or that's at least what people tell me...

So that's all for now, on that topic...tomorrow's another day, and since it's Valentine's Day, I'm sure I'll hear some interesting stories from my patients!

Friday, December 30, 2011

It's My Birthday...

...and I'll cry if I want to... {just kidding!}

Celebrating my birthday from the islands as I have for the last several years...

So happy birthday to me!!

Photo by me!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Island Time = Bain of my Existence

St. Thomas is technically part of the United States, but when it comes down to things like mail, it might as well be a 3rd world country in the middle of nowhere.  I thought I was being so smooth ordering a bunch of toiletries from on Dec. 10th in anticipation of my Dec. 19th arrival, thinking they would be here ahead of my arrival, shipped 2 day shipping via FedEx...'s now December 24th, and my lovely package of toothpaste, face wash, etc. still has not arrived.  In fact, it's now in Puerto Rico {arrived on Dec. 22nd}, and it's estimated delivery date is January 9th. TWO DAYS AFTER I LEAVE, AND 31 DAYS AFTER I PLACED MY ORDER.


What's the point?

Friday, December 23, 2011

St. Thomas for the Holidays!

I've been relaxing the last few days in sunny St. Thomas...the vacation started with an amazing facial at Esthetica care of Linda, who gives the most amazing facials I've ever had.  I highly recommend her if anyone is planning a trip to St. Thomas.

The last few days I've been trying to relax, get some reading for pleasure done before my winter semester started for school, which was today.  But that's off to a good start - I got all the required reading done, and completed today's assignment, which was pretty doable.  We have a little respite though New Years when the course takes off, full swing.  But until then, I have a few days to relax!

Enjoying the day at Magen's Bay...what a pristine day!

The view from my parent's house.

Hitchcock enjoying the fabulous view!

Monday, December 12, 2011

DIY Christmas Wreaths

I have a kind of old, beat-up Christmas wreath hanging on my front door right now, so I've been poking around the interwebs to find some DIY ideas to brighten up my decor.  There are a few I found that seem pretty fabulous, so I may be attempting some of these in the future.

Martha Stewart has a corn husk wreath on her website.  It's kinda fabulous, and not "traditional," but I love it anyway.

Another favorite, and this is the one I think I'll actually make is this multi-colored ornament covered wreath. I'll buy all the multi-colored ornaments in after-Christmas sales to cut down on cost as well {always a bonus!} But seriously, how cute is this wreath??

Photos courtesy of Martha Stewart and Matt & Becky

For the Manhattan Lover

This is a great gift for the NYC lover!  It's a great little map {or not so little, measuring 18" x 24"} for someone who's crazy about their city, or someone who just moved near or far from the city.  They're made by These Are Things and are for sale for $59 on their site.  They also have tons of other cities, including LA, San Francisco, Cincinnati, Washington DC, Boston, etc.

Photo courtesy of These Are Things via Design*Sponge
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