Monday, February 22, 2010

Crayon Roll

I found this over on the blog, Make it and Love it.  I decided to make it for my niece, Zaida.  Here is how it turned out.

Partway rolled up filled with crayons.
Another shot of my handiwork.
The back side.
All rolled up.

I made some slight modifications to the pattern to fit my needs which makes me proud since I am such a newbie sewer.  Maybe someday I will be able to come up with my own designs.

Last Photo Sunday

Here is my last photo on the camera from last night.  This a sewing project I completed last night which I will do a post on.  I love that fabric.


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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Postcrossing 12!

I received this Christmas postcard 11 days before Christmas.  Great timing!  

From: Kristine
Riga, Latvia
Distance: 5,078 mi. (8,172 km)
Received: December 14, 2009
Travel Time: 13 days

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


Today was my last day of clinicals for the quarter!  So the stress is decreased just a tad bit.  I still have the lecture portion to worry about but no more researching patients Tuesday night and prep work before going to the hospital at the butt crack of dawn to take care of patients.

This hopefully means I can spend a little more time on my blog.  I feel that it has been neglected recently and I want to post quite a bit more here in the near future.  I have been relying on some staple post to keep the blog going but I think that my blog is becoming a bit stale.  I want to shake things up a bit.  I am still trying to figure out how to do this.  I definitely want to log more about my geocaching.  Hopefully now that I am done with my streak (which was pretty boring caching most of the time if you ask me) I will have some exciting caching days ahead to blog about.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Last Photo Sunday

I spent the evening playing with Craig, Josh, and Amber.  We built a bunch of lego stuff from all my old legos from when I was a kid.  This was my favorite set.  I wanted to take more pictures but my batteries died.  So this is what was left.

Check out this blog.  This is where I got the idea for this.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Febuary 12 of 12

This is my 2nd month doing the 12 of 12 project.  Enjoy!
Ran out of milk so had to use chocolate soy milk on my cereal.  Yummy.
Going to make Christmas placemats and napkins.
My mom's African Grey parrot, Groucho.
My mom helping me with my quilt.
Cutting up my Xmas fabric. (self timer used)
Had to make a quick stop at the bank.
This little guy hangs from my rear view mirror.  I got him from my secret santa at work.
Valentine's day card from a resident at work.  The heart candies were inside.
Sewing the binding onto the quilt.  Almost done!
Watched a movie with Craig.  I told him I was going to post a picture of him but he still made this face.
Can't reveal the entire quilt quite yet.  Soon though.

I had a rough time with the pictures today.  Hopefully next month it will be a better selection but this is my life as I saw it yesterday.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

200 DAYS!!!!

We made it!  Today marked our 200th day straight of finding a geocache.  Craig was able to make some time to go with me today.
Signing the log.

I learned a few things about myself as a cacher....
  • I am able to cache in all types of weather.  But I still don't like to cache in the rain.
  • I am definitely not a daily cacher.
  • I can accomplish any caching goal I want.
I have already been asked if we plan on continuing our streak.  My answer....Heck No!  I had fun but I am sick of caching every day.  I am sick of trying to fit it into my busy scheduling and stressing over the fact that I HAVE to find a cache.  I can go find the final to this cache one of these days.  Good thing it isn't a far drive.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Last Photo Sunday.

Here is something new that I am trying.  This is the last photo on my camera.
This photo was taken by me 2/7 on the East Fork of the Lewis River.  I took this after placing a geocache at my old swimming hole.

Here is my inspiration for this idea...

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Postcrossing 11!

This card come to me from Kadri in Estonia.  Kadri informed me that in Estonia my name would also be Kadri!  Kathryn=Kadri.  I thought that was really cool.  I think this is a very pretty postcard.

From: Kadri
Tallinn, Estonia
Distance: 4,929 mi. (7,933 km)
Received:  December 12, 2009
Travel Time: 28 days

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

101 in 1001 List.

I found another challenge to add to my life.  I found Day Zero Project.  Check it out.  Basically you write out a list of 101 things you want to accomplish in 1001 days (approx. 2.75 years).  It spreads it out in a time frame most people can accomplish.  I want to post my list and keep an update on here.

In Progress

For Fun:
7. Have a spa day with mom.
9.  Watch AFI's 10 top 10 movies (minus The Titanic) (15/99)
12. Go to a Green Bay Packers game.
19. Beat Rock Band 1
20. Finish all Challenges in Rock Band 2 (59/105)
36. Take trip to Europe.
11.  Find 3000 geocaches. (Reach 3000 finds) (1147/3000)
16. Finish 200 days of geocaching streak (200/200) Completed 2/11/10
26. Set up and host 3 geocaching food drive events.
27. Have a total of 15 geocache hides (not including events). (9/15)

31. Find a total of 100 Multi-caches. (59/100)

32. Find all caches within a 10 mile radius of our home cords.
33. Find 100 Unknown (mystery) caches. (36/100)
6. Read 20 new books. (0/20)
13. Read 15 books off of my lists (0/15)
40. Read a book with authors from A-Z. (0/26)

41. Read books with titles A-Z. (0/26)
Just Cause:
1. Go Skinny Dipping
2. Participate in NaBloPoMo
15. Complete 365 project. (0/365)
23. Complete 12 of 12 Challenge every month for a year. (2/12)
10. Send 150 postcards through Postcrossing. (26/150)
For the Earth:
5. Grow my own vegetables (for one summer)
14. Start a worm bin
25. Walk/Bike to work/school every day for a month.
Healthier Me:
17. Run a 10K.
18. Climb Mt. St. Helens (again)

37Cook 2 freezer meals per month. (1/33)
38. Cook 2 new recipes per month. (1/33)
Crafty Me:

28. Sew a total of 15 felt food items for Zaida. (1/15)
29. Make a Christmas present every month for one year. (1/12)
Personal Enrichment:
3. Send in a postcard to PostSecret
4. Get Pregnant
8. Complete Nursing school (0/3 quarters)
21. Obtain life insurance
22. Get a second pet.
24. Write a letter to 3 people a month (0/33)

30. Complete monthly chore chart for an entire year. (0/12)
34. Visit 10 museums. (0/10)
35. Pass NCLEX-RN exam.
39. Visit Bodies Exhibit in Seattle.  (2/27/10)

As you can see I haven't even finished my list of 101 things to do but I am trying to come up with some more goals for myself.  I will update this periodically. Especially when I finish something.  Feel free to start your own list.  I love to see what other people's goals are.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Centralia/Chehalis Cache Machine!

Wow, I didn't mean to take so long before writing this post but school comes before blogging.  Even though most the time I would rather blog than do schoolwork.  I went to my first cache machine Jan. 2nd with RatznKatz and Blue Crane.

In case you have never heard of a cache machine here is how it works.  Someone sets up a cache machine in a high density cache area.  They plan a route with scheduled cache finds along the way.  You go from cache to cache with a group of people.  It is pretty much a day about getting a large number of caches.  I think there were about 65 or more caches on the planned itinerary.  But there was a dinner event cache at a specific time so if you did not finish the cache run you were out of luck.

I have done a caching trip to the area with Craig several months ago and we found several of the caches on the list.  I found 26 that day and Blue Crane and RatznKatz found around 33-35, depending on prior finds.  It was a great experience and I recommend it to everyone.

Here are some pictures from our wonderful day.
Most of the group.
Very Large Stump.
Another view of the stump.
Cool old broken down and shot up truck.
Blurry picture but cool walk to this bridge to find the cache.
Another view of the bridge.
Cache at a park with baseball fields.
Clan MacLeod.
Blue Crane with a little gnome.
Interesting cacher with her interesting TB.
Last cache of the day (except for the event cache).  This is me and Blue Crane.
Event Dinner

It was a wonderful day and I wish I would have gotten more pictures.  I had so much fun and look forward to another cache machine in the future.  Cache on!