>Poor Hank

May 25, 2010 at 12:54 pm (Uncategorized)

>Well, I had to take Hank to vet again. šŸ˜¦ Poor guy. He seems to have a very sensitivie stomach. We have cut out pretty much everything out of his diet besides way over priced dog food and ice cubes. Alas, we saw some problems on Sunday night. So yesterday morning we spent two hours at the vet trying to figure out what the problem is. They did some testing, but found no parasites. We’re trying a couple different medications to see if that works and if not, then we will do more intensive testing and see where that leaves us. He doesn’t appear to be in pain or letting this affect his personality at all. He’s just as crazy and happy as ever.

On a brighter note, my parents are here visiting. Kat and Jeff arrive on Thursday along with most of the gang. This is my favorite time of year. We will all be attending Carb Day on Friday to see the Indy Lights race and to hear ZZ Top. Then Saturday is the parade and Sunday is the race!! I’m sure I’ll have tons of pictures to post!


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May 10, 2010 at 12:28 pm (Uncategorized)

>So this weekend, I was able to cross several things off my list and that made me really happy. Thursday evening, Amanda and her beau, Jim, came over for dinner. We also made signs for several friends that were running in the Mini Marathon on Saturday. Saturday morning, Amanda was knocking on my door at 7:30am and off we went! We didn’t really have a plan which was quite liberating for me. I’m usually very uneasy when there isn’t a plan in place. However, we knew we had plenty of time. We found a spot to stand about 1/4 of a mile away from the finish line. It was so inspiring to see all the different people finish this 13.1 mile race.

So I’m not sure if you are aware, but it is very difficult to look for one person in a race that has 35,000 participants. I kept looking and looking for my friend, Ally. I wasn’t sure how long it was going to take her to do this race. I kept getting this feeling that I had missed her. Then I reached into my sweatshirt pocket (PS it was below 50 degrees with 30mph winds). I felt keys in there. I thought that’s weird and I pulled them out. They were Chris’ keys. Whoops! And he needed them for work in less than an hour. I immediately got on my phone to call him and guess who runs by and sees me? Ally! So I thrusted up the poster as she ran by. She says that she saw it, but I wish I had been paying more attention. Here’s the sign I made her:

All and all, she did great finishing the race. We tried to wait for Amanda’s friend, but after 4 hours of standing in 30mph winds, we were freezing. We left and missed Jaime by 30 minutes. Boo. But we are so proud of her! She definitely “trained not to suck at life!”

Saturday night, Chris and I used one of my Groupons to go see the play None of the Above at the Theatre on the Square. I had no idea how small the theatre was! I knew it only sat 60 people, but they have three rows of tables and then the stage is literally right there. Its very intimate. I loved the play.

Sunday, Tim came over to grill out with us. We finally used the grill! We had a couple beers, grilled some burgers and potatoes and then the boys went to go play disc golf. Here is a picture of what heaven looks like! šŸ™‚

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>Date Night

May 4, 2010 at 12:03 pm (Uncategorized)

>Once again, Dana is pressuring me to blog. Haha. I thought after high school, I wasn’t supposed to succumb to peer pressure. Yet here we are! On Sunday, my dad was driving from Kansas back to Virginia. He stopped at our place for the night. Chris was making his famous steak sandwiches. They are so good. If you ever get a chance, make him make these for you. He makes the horseradish sauce from scratch! We were missing some key ingredients and so my dad and I went over to the store to grab them.

We got the things on our list and headed to the check out line. As we were standing there, I noticed the candy bar section. I wondered if I still had the magic touch. So I said “Dad, what are those machines over there? Have you ever seen those?” While he was saying “Huh?” and “What?” I snuck a candy bar onto the belt, hidden amongst our groceries. We made it all the way home until we were unpacking everything. I pulled it out and said “Thanks for the candy bar!” We all got a big kick out of it. Ah memories.

Last night, Chris and I joined a friend of mine, Ally to attend this event called Paul Poteet’s Gotta Eat. Paul Poteet was a local weather guy here with a big personality. He got fired from the tv station and moved into radio. Eventually, someone saw his potential and got him involved in this new venture. About twice a month, he picks a restaurant and they have a social event. Come by for beers, free apps, etc. Last night it was at the Cinema Grill on W 86th St. We got free apps and a free movie, Date Night. It was hilarious! I definitely reccomend it. If you get a chance, go to one of these events. Paul is super nice and we had a great time. I believe the next one is the 19th at Urban Element on Mass Ave.

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