Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Back to school.... Back to school....

Dad's birthday present
Well, it is now Spring Term at OSU! I am only taking one class this term because I am working full time as well. The class is Natural Resources and Community Values, I am pretty excited for it!
I am very busy with school, work, visiting Andrew, and my new workout plan! I joined the local gym and am getting back in touch with my old cross country self!
journal pages... with the first letter from Ashley!
 I have also started journaling, knitting, and making presents!! April is a busy birthday month!
Ginny helping....

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Pen Pals!

Ashley and I spring break 2009
I was talking with my good friend Ashley, and we got to feeling nostalgic. Cheesy enough, we looked back at our "friendship" on Facebook and read all of our ridiculous inside jokes, study sessions, boy troubles, and the like. So to better keep in touch, we decided to become pen pals! I am very excited, I think it will be a good way to stay in touch with my friends back home. 

Miss you all back home, I love you all so much!
Ash and I while we lived together in college

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Everybody's Working for the Weekend

Andrew and I have started our first week of work, and we have had some interesting experiences!! My job is on the Nehalem River marking adult steelhead and juvenile steelhead, coho, and Chinook. With our high water events trapping is slow, but it is kind of nice to ease into learning juvenile identification and a new River basin (Will bring camera tomorrow!). My new work schedule is Friday to Tuesday which will be strange to get used to, but not as difficult as Andrew... who started last Monday and has yet to have a day off... and won't have one until Friday!! 
He is enjoying himself though, digging trenches and building tunnels in preparation for cormorant spooking. 
Ginny is doing well, she is growing like a little weed. She is a cuddler, and a yarn bandit, and has terrible gas... all in all she fits right in :)

My first term at OSU is OVER!!! YAHOO!  This next term I will only be taking one course because I am working now! 

Well, that is all for now, Happy first day of Spring!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Video Tour!

Here it is folks! A tour of the new apartment in Wheeler, OR.

Hope you enjoy it!
Andrew and I started our summer seasonal jobs yesterday! He moved up to Astoria with free housing and free food... I am down here in Wheeler finishing up my finals week and rocking the steelhead traps!
I have two papers to write tonight, so short blog post!

Be back soon!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Not a politician... but yikes.

This is not a political blog, I just wanted to share a video that my friend had posted on Facebook regarding the stalemate that Governor Scott Walker has created in Madison, WI. I think it is well done and tasteful. My heart is for all the union workers in Wisconsin, and soon to be with those in Ohio and Indiana... and all the other states waiting for Wisconsin to fall.

WISCONSIN from @pawlmadethis on Vimeo.

Lets all hug a teacher, firefighter, nurse, everyone that makes Wisconsin work.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

These wheels keep on turning!

Andrew and I at a Mardi Gras Parade!
I am now back on the rainy, cold Oregon coast. The week down south was a lot of fun, Andrew had to work a lot, but we ate great food, sat in the sun, and saw lots of neat things! 
My new kitty, Ginny!
When I got back, I picked up my new baby girl, Ginny from United Paws. She is 6 months old and a little runtie! We had our first sleepover last night, and she cried alllllll night long, but it wasn't too bad. She is a big purring lover butt, so needless to say, I'm having a blast!
On other very exciting news, Andrew and I will be moving across the country (again!). I have gotten an opportunity to go on for my Master's with a professor at University of Southern Maine. The professor has many projects that she has ideas for me to work on, ranging from saltmarsh restoration to alewife fish ecology to oysters! I would start in August, and continue until my thesis is completed (generally 2-3 years).  Andrew has an opportunity at USM as well, the professor who set up the loon study in the gulf is also a prof at USM. He has mentioned to Andrew his interest in taking him on as a Master's student!!
Andrew is still in the early stages with his professor (Jim Paruk for all you Northlanders), and I am just waiting to be accepted by the actual graduate school, as my funding and everything is all set through Professor Karen Wilson's lab. 
This is all so exciting, but it is a little scary moving across the country where we don't know anyone, but it will be an adventure!!!