Friday, January 9, 2009

moving blogs

I have moved over to a new blog site...


check it...

Sunday, October 12, 2008

For the mamma

I'm making a shawl for my mom for Christmas... if I can get it done, it will look like this.

Beef, Barley and Leek Soup

I made this amazing soup today. Super easy.

3 leeks
2 onions
2 short ribs
some garlic
1/2 cup barley
oh and i added two jalapenos.... (you dont' have to)

i put a bit of grated pecorino romano at the end.

yummy hearty deliciousness!

put it in the pot on the stove and let it cook...

Saturday, September 20, 2008


i am so tired. i am so tired that i'm not tired does that make sense?

it's been an incredibly long week. one spent running from work to study, to class, to events, etc... i left my house by 645 every morning and didn't get home until after dark and i think today my body is catching up with me.

it's been an exciting week though. i had my first day in the ICU and I LOVED it. I cannot tell you how excited I am to go back. It's so neat up there and I think I may have found my calling.

i also know i have my calling in taking care of kids, hopefully just my own at some point. i took jonas and maisie to the park today and as after jonas and i had a serious talk about some questionable behavior and i was hugging him like no other, i realized just how much i want to have that chance with my own. to be as good to my children as i am to other people's. i can't believe how much patience i have garnered over the years and how much better i am at taking care of them then i was ten years ago. i would hope my bambinos would benefit from it.

in other slightly boring news...
I put these lovely dark brown sheets on my bed today after an exhaustive search of just the right color, I actually found some at Target I am quite fond of.

As for tonight, I was hoping to go bowling with some friends, but I think I'm going to stay in and go to bed early, so I can get up and get the mounds of school work that is on my plate started.

i realized in the past few days i cannot wait to relax, just a little. i love school, i love nursing, but i can't wait to not have to worry about taking tests and such...

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

when i die (i'm serious)

we were given the ability to create our advanced directives in class the other day. i loved it. i guess because i am okay with my death, i figure i won't have to deal with it. :)

but i had to think of what i wanted done once i actually died. i knew i wanted to be cremated, but what to do with the ashes?

i knew almost instantly.

i want them spread in elliot bay. I love Seattle with everything in me, it breathes life into me when I am there. It feels like home, it feels like me. I see the Seattle skyline and I am breathless. I love going home and hoping on a ferry ride by myself, a lot of the time I'll take the ferry to Bremerton just for the ride and then I turn around and head back. There is something so divine and heavenly being surrounded by mountains and water and polar fleece. I LOVE the pacific northwest. oh how i love you with every part of my soul.

so please take my remains on a ferry and dump them once you get a good view of seattle. let my body rest in my favorite perch in the world and then get scattered wherever the ocean may take me.

And if you can. If i have that kind of cashola... add a mermaid fountain to children's hospital and dedicate it to me. but make it a quiet area... with room to breathe and just be... to be quite amidst all of the medical and emotional storms that take over people's lives...

Sunday, August 31, 2008

An Evening with John Williams

check out all the light sabers! as soon as they started playing star wars, these popped up all over the audience!

i can't remember what song this was... karen?

so last night i was lucky enough to attend "An Evening with John Williams" at the Hollywood Bowl. John Williams is the famed conductor of every movie ever.. .okay, that's a bit drastic, but even if you don't know who he is, you've heard his work. He composed the Olympics theme, Jaws, Star Wars, Superman, Harry Potter, and Indiana Jones to name a few.

The famed director and choreographer, Stanley Donen of "Singing in the Rain" also came out and spoke about some of the movies he has choreographed and directed. Again, amazing, he also did a bit of a dance for us, as requested by Warren Beatty. This guy is old, my first thought was "please don't have a heart attack. that would really bring down the whole evening."

All in all, it was a great event last night, the LA phil did an amazing job of playing to the cued up movie images, I was impressed.

Thank you John Williams. Movies would not be the same with out you...

Saturday, August 30, 2008

what i've spent the majority of my break doing...

guitar hero. it is so addictive. i cannot explain how addictive it is.

check out this kid, he's amazing. i'm barely working on hard, but once i get those hammer and pull-offs... downs, something like that... i'll be much better!

awesome guitar hero kid on ellen