Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Day one hundred eleven

Poor Kevvy had his wisdom teeth out today. I stayed home from work to drive him home from the dentist and take care of him. Poor guy had a tough time when the gauze was in his mouth, but since it's come out, he's almost been happy! He does look like a chipmunk though, especially on the right, where he had both teeth out (he had his upper left removed several years ago, so the left side isn't nearly as swollen). A very cute chipmunk, though. Don't mind the boxes in the background, we're pretty heavy in packing mode.


Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Day one hundred ten

This was a day where I had already gotten in bed before I remembered to take a photo. So... here is a (dark) (blurry) photo of the quilt on my bed, made by mi madre. P.S. Happy birthday, Mom!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Day one hundred nine

Bizarre day = weird photo.

Code green in Prosthetics (behavior code), papercut under my fingernail, ten minutes trying to get to a real person from an automated system to get my last name changed on a credit card (never was successful... "Yes, I know you would like to speak to a representative, but first I need to know why you're calling" and there were NO CORRECT RESPONSES)...

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Day one hundred eight

Went to my cousin Cathleen's house for a neighborhood BBQ and I made huckleberry cream cheese pie. I forgot how good it is :) beautiful weather and met a bunch of fun people! And, small world, one of my coworkers used to live in the neighborhood and he and his wife came. Fun clash of work and family.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Day two hundred seven

Awesome news... I've somehow developed allergies to STAINLESS STEEL. Surgical steel seems to still be okay. So that means I'm allergic to the knob on my watch (I covered up most of the rash in the photo). And my wedding band... my ring finger is broken out as well (I'm allergic to all silver and all gold, and platinum is out of the question at the moment, so we went with steel. The engagement ring is surgical so it's okay...for now!). The back of the watch is also stainless but I found out today that I never peeled the plastic sticker off so it hasn't caused issues yet. Who the heck is allergic to stainless steel?!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Day two hundred six

I got a wedding present from a coworker... A new game! And it just happened to be that we were going to our friends' house tonight. So, naturally, we played it. It's called "7 Wonders." It's fun!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Day two hundred five

This is a teal notepad. That is all.

We got the apartment we wanted! Packing is progressing. Only two weeks...


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Day two hundred four

It's hard to see in the photo but holy cow, it's pouring rain! I just hope the lightning doesn't start more wildfires =\

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Day two hundred three

Welp, it's officially happening. My start date in Boise is August 11th. And we just found out yesterday. So we're scrambling to find a place (we applied for one today that we love!) and Kevin started packing my books. I was trying to fill out the rental application in between patients today and was a little distracted during my second patient. Whenever a prosthetist makes alignment changes to a prosthesis, we have to loctite and torque the set screws to make sure they don't come loose when the patient is out and about, living his/her life. Well... I forgot. But I remembered just a few minutes after my patient left, and I called him, and he was just walking out of the building. I ran down with my torque wrench to meet him at the canteen and torqued his legs there. Whew!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Day two hundred two

So today was my first day back to work in almost 2 weeks... And of course the internet system was down. I had set aside the morning to clear out my seventy bajillion emails I knew I would have. So I found something else to do: unpack stock that arrived last week. There were several small boxes, and about 10 this size. This was the last one. That garbage can was empty when I started. Each box was 1/3 full of styrofoam packing peanuts! So annoying. But I got it all unpacked just in time to get internet back. And I only had 100 emails or so. Way fewer than I had guessed!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Day two hundred one

These are a few of my faaaaavorite things...


(games, chocolate, husband).

I made this chocolate zucchini cake today with all intentions of taking it to work. However, after sampling a small piece, I may or may not have eaten another one two three pieces... woops. It was just too good!

Wedding crafting: flower girl gifts {bracelet shadow boxes}

Kevin and I each have a niece and a nephew, so we asked all four of the kids to be part of our wedding. Granted, my niece Nicole was only 2 months old at the wedding, but she was dressed up in a cute dress! Kevin's 5-year-old niece Gwyn was the "actual" flower girl, scattering rose petals as she walked down the aisle. Pictures will be forthcoming!

I looked at all sorts of ideas for flower girl gifts, wanting something memorable, and really liked the idea of embroidering a hankie with a poem... except the hankie part. It seemed too old-fashioned to me. So I took it a step further. I had just finished beading my own pearl necklace and had some leftover supplies, so I decided to make a pearl bracelet for each girl, and changed the typical poem to suit my needs. I grabbed two 6"x6" white shadowboxes at Michaels (luckily I was there on a "buy one, get one free" sale, so it was super cheap!), a piece of scrapbook paper, a bit of lace, and a couple of white flowers. I also grabbed some foam letters because I was pressed for time. I was going to cut them out of felt, but I had a lot going on so I cheated and bought sticky foam letters! 

Here are the final results (kindly ignore the terrible photos, I took them at night on my phone...):



I really like how they turned out! I hope Gwyn and Nicole appreciate (or at least tolerate?) them when they get older :)

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Day two hundred

This is arguably the nerdiest thing we have ever done: we went to "Can't Stop The Serenity" at Central Cinema in Seattle. And... We dressed up. As Zoe and Wash. We got buttons for dressing up! We didn't win the costume contest because there was the most amazing Kaylee dress, we were thoroughly impressed! But we had fun :)



Honeymoon trip to Leavenworth, Washington

Kevin & I decided to save a little money and not go on a huge trip right away for our honeymoon. We hope to go somewhere warm this winter, but we'll see how everything goes! However, we did want to spend a few days at a cute bed & breakfast somewhere. We decided to go to Leavenworth, Washington.

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101 Things in 1001 Days: 200 Days Update

101 Things in 1001 Days
100 Days Update

It's time for another installment of 101 Things in 1001 Days! I'm slowly but steadily working on my goals. Things got a little waylaid with wedding planning and may continue to be sluggish until after we move (hopefully in just a few weeks).

I loved my cousin Xenia's way of tracking goal progress, so I've copied borrowed it.


Completed since last update: 9

  • Get my first “real” job (got a job offer 02/05/2014, truly accepted 4/10/14)
  • Sort and organize all of my yarn (completed 4/14/14)
  • Acquire one new Idaho Vandals t-shirt (completed 5/2/14)
  • Get dental work done (completed 5/7/14)
  • Acquire new jumper cables for the car (completed 5/23/14)
  • Visit Tillamook, OR (completed 5/31/14)
  • Make Kevin's awesome wedding present (completed 7/6/14)
  • Plan & have a wedding! (completed 7/12/14)
  • Go on a winery tour (completed 7/16/14)

In progress: 26

  • Become a Certified Prosthetist-Orthotist (Became a Certified Orthotist 1/24/2014)
  • Study for my prosthetics board exams at least four hours each month January – September 2014
  • Complete 12 Neila Rey workouts (7/12)
  • Attain less than 22% body fat
  • Go camping at least once each year (2014, 2015, 2016) 
  • Visit 5 state parks (Washington, Idaho, Oregon) (2/5 - Palouse Falls State Park, Cape Meares State Park)
  • Go hiking at least 9 times (2/9 - Cougar Mountain, Mason Butte)
  • Try 100 new recipes (75/100)
  • Find a good homemade sandwich bread recipe   
  • Find three new lentil recipes that both Kevin & I enjoy 
  • Perfect our pizza recipe
  • Try nine new vegetables (2/9)
  • Organize recipes
  • Knit one item on my knitting board 
  • Sew one item
  • Send wedding thank-you cards by August 12, 2014
  • Grow my hair out and donate it if possible
  • Collect one pair of socks for Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, Independence Day, Halloween, and Thanksgiving (2/6)
  • Do a 365-day photo project 
  • Finish putting together our 72-hour emergency kit
  • Donate blood 12 times (2/12)
  • Crochet or knit at least 12 items for charity  (1/12) 
  • Write my “If Something Happens to Me” letter and share it with family
  • Finish Carcassonne cheat sheets
  • Collect at least ten books for my collection (4/10 - Catching Fire, Gray's Anatomy, Eragon, Brisingr)
  • Save $1 for every goal completed and spend it on something just for me at the end 

Total completed: 14
Total in progress: 26