Tuesday, January 30, 2007

my view from the mountaintop experience

I had to take advantage of the sun today so I hit the hills, and hiked up to a water tower overlooking my neighborhood. Click on pic to see the rest

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

pic of me learning to be a nurse!

Today we had a lab on central venous catheters. We learned how to access ports, flush lines/maintain lines. Very exciting stuff. Apparently we learn how to do the really exciting stuff in preceptorship:)

at school today

at school today, originally uploaded by KeeganS.

so today was the day for taking pictures and being outside! Me- I had about 15 minutes to enjoy it in between classes and meetings. Here are some of the shots I took....click on pic for more

Oh and I made a video when I took a little walk after school in my neighborhood. Check it out on my other blog: http://www.xanga.com/nurseprodigy

Saturday, January 20, 2007

first stop: starbucks run- mmm chai latte

RC night stand for "relaxation center night" where us girls get together to do manicures, pedicures, massages, facials, ect. Last night we got starbucks and watched "Material Girls" :) Meanwhile - Jennica and Michele's husbands have their own version of RC night - for them it's "Remote control cars and trucks- where they tinker with parts, take the RC's out, race them, ect. We aim to do this once a month.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

okay this is sooo funny check it out:



I have been thinking a lot about my cousin Vanessa. She is amazing- when she knows what she wants to do- she sets out and does it (what I try to do most of the time). When she was younger (around 12), she was a president of this environmentalist club with David Suzuki's daughter (crazy I know...). She went to a conference in Brazil I think for it (I'll have to ask her about it). When she was in her early 20's she went off to Thailand, Malasia and southeast asian countries for a year and travelled, saw the world, tried to discover who she was, ect. Then she came home and found out her parents (my aunt and uncle) had separated and were getting a divorce (tough blow, she seemed to have handled it well, but my other cousin (her brother) I think never got over it (it's been a few years now). Next, she set off to Quebec to brush up on her french so she could work for a big Canadian airline as a flight attendant. She seemed to flourish there, got better at her french, and made friends along the way (like she always does- It's a Suttie thing:) She ended up not getting the flight attendent job she wanted- but continued to work at a the hotel restaurant she'd worked at since she was a teenager and lived at home.
Next, she found an opportunity with Jazz airlines, but had to relocate to Toronto to do it. She trained, worked hard and has now been working as a flight attendent for 14 months! Good job girl! This job is not so famous and fabulous as she hoped- but it has it's perks: flying for super cheap to any country she wants on stand-by, and seeing more of the world (which is something she has done and continues to do). Too bad she ended up spending christmas in Detroit and some hotel with the flight crew- searching for an open restaurant on christmas day to eat at (I think they found a dive of a place open), so we didn't get to see her for christmas. But she did call in between flights. I always think of that Gwenith Paltrow flick about being a flight attendent - the comedy one- what it called...? can't remember. Anyways she will get threre- working on international flights. And to top it off she met an amazing guy who is a sportcaster for CNN on location (he's been covering the canadian junior hockey stuff) his name I do not recall but at chrismas- we all turned on CNN and there he was reporting- so we all watch him do his interviewing stuff (only showed his face for 1 second though..). They both live in Toronto (and both travel quite a bit). Oh another interesting fact about her: she dated Joshua Jackson (pre-Dawson's Creek era) when she was a teenager- I have seen the pictures it's true:)

Photo left to right: Rachel, Vanessa, Jennica and I

Tuesday, January 16, 2007


okay- so for all you out there- you know who you are- the ones that read my blog but don't leave comments- please leave a comment and let me know who you are (I am a delurker myself of many other's blogs in cyperspace...

Sunday, January 14, 2007

my sisters

Enyoying some EA tonight:)

Saturday, January 13, 2007

pics of my new diamond ring

So here's the story: One of the reasons I bought myself a diamond ring was to represent as a symbol that I am God's daughter, and that He loves me, and desires me and that I am precious to Him. So, I hope everytime I look at it I will remember that. And I think I love diamonds now!

Monday, January 8, 2007

my first painting- hopefully more to come!

so I am delving into my artistic side- I started with the christmas cards- and now I am wanting to do painting. I have a lot of ideas and I want to start to put them to good use. Here is the first of many...

Saturday, January 6, 2007

mike from cali...(and moi)

This was taken 2 summers ago- I just thought I'd post it cause I think I look hot (and so does Mike)!

song by the be Good Tanyas

Run away to the seashore it doesn't matter
Doesn't matter anymore
Words dry up and fly away with the passing of
the days
Eventually you just let the stone fall

I dreamed that I saw you you were down at the corner store
You were looking through magazines and you
flew out the door
I was trying to wave to you but you wouldn't
wave back
Now you know I understand you're with me only
in the past
Only in the past

My palms are not open they're closed they're
My palms are not open they're closed they're


Colours streak the sky we laugh and we cry
And we dance in the cool grass with the
And we dance in the cool grass sunset birds
Sweet sweet music swallow our words
You set sail and you left this town
Run away, run away, you're so far from me now
So far from me now

Tuesday, January 2, 2007

first time donor!

Thanks to Melissa for being the photographer- and for all your moral support! It only felt like a bee sting- and I can handle that kind of pain. Approx. 500 cc/mL of my blood was pumped out. Yeah! I like the sweet pin they gave me (and the sticker that says '1st time donor' on it).