Wednesday, December 29, 2010

You'd better behave, or else....'ll be forced to wear these!

Yeah, so remember a little while ago when I asked for opinions on these slippers?  Despite some mixed opinions, I decided just to do them anyways.  It was too intriguing of a project to pass up.

Here are some more views:
The one on the left is the bottom--just so you can see the different colors.

With feet inserted.

View from the back.

Ok, so they're not entirely hideous, but as you can see, they look a little wonky with feet in them.  Or at least, with my feet in them, which is what matters.  I was prepared to wear them anyways and face the mocking of my family if they were warm (my feet seem to be cold a lot), but, alas, they are not.  They were really fun to make, though, so I say it's not a total loss.  And if all else fails, I can just take them apart and use the granny squares for something else.  Haha.

(Seth and I were joking that I should use these as a punishment for my future kids, hence the title.  Who knows...)

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Pretty Hot For an Animated...

So, I just did a guest post-ish thing over on Kailei's blog.  If you'd like a taste of what our Kailei/Jenny nights are like, you should check it out.  Be warned: it is a tad long.  But AWESOME!!  

You know, sometimes I think we have a bit too much fun together.


Just a taste of the goodness to come!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Banner Week 2

Tuesday was day/week 2 at the hospital.  Holy cow--the craziness!  I left last week thinking "Yeah, I can totally do this.  I basically know what I'm doing."  Haha, guess not!  All sorts of weird situations came up on Tuesday, such as:
  • A lady walked in to the desk and said "I'm having chest pains and my doctor told me to come here."  She was short of breath and looked pretty bad.  Unfortunately, the emergency department is on the opposite side of the hospital from my desk and we didn't have any wheelchairs to take her in.  One of the other volunteers walked with her to the ER, but I was worried about her all day.  Yikes!
  • There was a big kerfuffle with a volunteer and a wheelchair.  (Wheelchairs are a precious commodity, I've come to learn.)  I guess some wheelchairs are assigned to specific sections of the hospital and when they're moved everyone gets upset (including department heads).  Good to know...
  • Lots of visitors and delivery people seemed to be looking for patients we couldn't find.  There were at least 2 or 3 that I saw/dealt with.
  • I had to answer the phones, which is scary when you don't know what you're doing.
But, on the good side, I got to do a bunch of deliveries.  That was fun.  (Even though one sent me all across the hospital with a huge cart full of scrapbooking supplies looking for the antepartum craft room.)  Oh, and I was reminded of how helpful the staff is at the hospital.  Just walk around looking lost to see for yourself. :)
On a random note, I got my hair cut today.  Hooray!  I'm pretty sure the last time I had it cut was in...March.  Yeah.  Sorry hair!  It's so soft now!  

Oh, and be on the lookout for a kind-of guest post on a friend's blog and more crocheting projects soon.  All should be awesome.  Get excited!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

"Would you like some bread crumbs?"

Today was my first day volunteering at the hospital.  It was a little crazy at first, but ultimately AWESOME!  I got some training first, which took a whole, oh, 10 minutes, and then they kind-of just let me loose.  Well, not completely--there were 3 other people there.  (I'm at the main entrance information desk.)  The first few people that I "helped" were probably really sad that they walked up to me.  This was how most of those conversations went:

Visitor: I'm looking for this person.
Me: Oh, ok, let me look....uh, they're not here, let me look here (I think...), [turning to my fellow front desk person] where should they be going?
Yeah, I was very helpful.  You learn a lot in 4 hours, though.  I even had someone say how helpful and knowledgeable I was somewhere around hour 3.5.  Ha!  Not bad for my first day!  (Yeah, I think I laughed when they said that.)  The best part, though?  The feeling you get when you leave and think that you've just helped people for 4 hours, and it wasn't even that hard.  How awesome is that?!

And now, I get to go see "Tangled" again with Kailei!  Hooray for Kailei/Jenny Tuesdays!

Oh, in case anyone actually read the title of this post and wants to know what it's about, it's from my first (and only, for today) flower delivery.  I had the room number, but wasn't exactly sure where I was going (it was in the first hour or so).  The guy working with me said "I think I have some bread crumbs, if you need them to find your way back."  Yeah, sure, pick on the newbie...