Sunday, July 21, 2013

"To Do List, in progress"

I survived 3 days of outdoor Girl Scout camp (2 nights in tents) with 90+ degree weather with 9 ten year olds (and 3 absolutely lovely Girl Scout moms). Whew, I'm glad that's over with!

I feel like I'm kinda back at square one now. No college classes in the fall, no big trips planned, no nursing job on the horizon. I've been struggling with finding a purpose for several weeks now. As cheesy as it sounds, I need to check things off a To Do List and I need to be working towards something.

So far I have "self defense class" and "solo trip to Redwood National Forest" on my "To Do List, in progress". It's something at least.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Employed, sort of

On Monday, I hadn't heard from any nursing jobs so I started sewing at 9am. It's going really well, I also worked Tuesday, Wednesday, and a few hours yesterday. I've learned a few tricks the hard way (Hobbled Roman Shades, oh boy) but overall, I like it. Course I actually have no idea how much I'm getting paid yet because they didn't mention it and I never bothered to ask. I figure it's a bit more than minimum wage and I know it's less than RN pay so does it really matter the exact hourly number right now? Money is money at this point. I'll find out next Friday when I pick up my first paycheck.

Quote of the Day: "The number one sign you have nothing to do at work: The 4th Division of Paperclips has overrun the Pushpin Infantry and General White-Out has called for a new skirmish." ~Fred Barling

Tuesday, July 02, 2013


It's been kind of a slow 'Katie' week.

Sure I did a bunch of stuff with Shaun over the weekend but it was his suggested stuff. I'm definitely not complaining and I would have suggested 'Katie' stuff if I had any stuff to do. I just don't. I'm so caught up on the To Do list of my life that I'm kinda out of stuff.* The last 3 things on the random 'Do Someday To Do List' are organize recipes, make jean quilts (which are for the twins and they are going to help me with them), and sewing a thing for my dad. Damn. I don't think I've ever been this caught up with my life before. It's a very bizarre feeling. And slightly unsettling.

*(Granted I could come up with A LOT of things To Do but they all cost money and I'm still operating under the 'can't spend any money on anything besides food, gas, and bills' budget. It kinda sucks.)