A nurse who knits…

November 19, 2005

My new computer is here!!!

Filed under: Uncategorized — yarnnut @ 7:42 pm

And I love it. I ordered a Dell and there was absolutely no set up involved. Best of all I ordered on Friday and it came the following Thursday.(They had told me that it would be shipping out on 11/21, so the early ship date came as a surprise) I also ordered an Axim X51 which is there version of a PDA and I love that as well. It has wireless capability so I can surf the net just about anywhere. I’m really supposed to be using it to store drug guides and other nursing stuff… shush:)

On the knitting front, I haven’t taken any pictures yet. But I will. I started the Flower Basket Shawl. I thought I was doing really well. Got up to the repeats and saw that I had dropped a stitch and had a huge gaping hole staring at me. I had worked on it for several hours and debated whether to keep going or not. I decided not. So I frogged it and tried again. And again… I frogged this thing a total of 3 times and decided that I’m going to put it away for a while.

I had finals last week which was awful since we didn’t even know what was going to be on the final. My teacher for nursing ethics happens to be pretty irresponsible and is constantly out of town. We got a final on Tuesday that had a billion typos and material that we didn’t get lectured on. I managed to get a B on it. I think it’s because they had to throw out a whole bunch of questions because the typos were so bad, we couldn’t tell what the question was asking.

To celebrate, my class went on a “bar crawl”. Basically, we just went to a couple of places to get drunk. That was fun. What wasn’t was we got our first snow this week so I’ve basically been hating life this week. I am officially wearing the winter coat now and I’m still cold. This jacket is supposed to keep me warm during the -15 degree January days??? I don’t know about that one.

There was a Silver Bells Festival in downtown Lansing. There was a parade and a tree lighting ceremony in front of the capital building. It was really beautiful and the building itself was cool. I can’t wait to see what Washington DC and the Oval Office looks like.

Well, back to studying!

November 13, 2005

My mac died

Filed under: Uncategorized — yarnnut @ 3:28 pm

I’ve been having the worst luck. Not only do I have finals this week, but my computer is dead, dead, dead. It first crashed last Thursday. And I’ve been able to get it into safe mode the first few days of last week but now it won’t even power on. A friend sent the OS to me to clear out the hard drive but I found out that Macs only clear out the stuff in the OS folders. Apparently something else is messed up. Oh well, the only good thing is that I have friends that will print stuff out for me and that I don’t have any papers or projects due for the next 2 weeks.

I ordered a Dell on Friday. It’s shipping out on the 21st of this month. Gosh… such a long time to be without a computer of my own. I don’t know what I’m going to do with myself. Knit I guess…

I have finished a few WIPs. No pictures though. I’ll post them later. But the Bird’s Nest shawl is finally done!!! yeah!!! It came out pretty. Just have to block it. I have 2 of the Madaleine bags done. Just need felting. The only WIPs I have are the glampyre Orangina and the Ballet Top from Loop de Loop. Somehow, I feel like I need something else on the needles. I may have to cast on “Hopeful” from http://www.thisgirlknits.com.