01 September 2011

News & Notes

Today was like the first day of school for me.  The new executive director began today.  The day that I've been waiting for for the past 120 days is finally here.  It was a good day. I feel relieved that it's not solely on me now.  There's someone else to help make decisions, there's someone to say "I've got this", there is someone there to let me have a life.  Whew.

Racing last weekend wasn't all that we hoped it would be.  Racing turned into camping as we broke the transmission.  This just wasn't our season as we had gremlins all year.  So *shrug* There's always next year.

The Nephew has managed one whole week without a trip to the ER or hospital, so that's good.  He lost 35 pounds in two weeks.  He's 6 ft 2 and weighs 183 lbs right now.  He hasn't bounced quite yet and the meds that he is on now make him a moody, tired, hot mess. 

What's odd is that the doctors here in the States are all Meds, Meds, Meds and according to our Canadian friends, surgery is a viable option that would vastly improve his quality of life.  It's interesting to hear their perspective.  I do wonder if the difference truly is the perspective between socialized medicine and our  broken, godforsaken healthcare system.

On a happier Nephew note:  One of the boys has been working on not going all HULK SMASH when his siblings bother him.  He's also volunteered to help with chores and just generally been a great kid.  (not to imply for one second that the others aren't...he just made such an effort) 

His reward was being able to go to the store alone with just daddy and choose ANY CANDY he wants.  He was so excited to go.  Prior to leaving he told Uncle Kevin all about it and even expressed concern about choosing candy that he could share with daddy & uncle Kevin.   He came straight over afterward to show Kevin what he choose and to share.  Sweetest doggone boy ever.

His daddy sent us this picture:

I am beginning to plan for our Vegas trip.  I'm researching tickets, considering rental cars, (because I am still in love with the Chrysler 300) and trying to decide what I want to see this time around.  I do want to explore Old Vegas during the day which is reportedly becoming an art district. 

Is it just me or has Barney Stinson on How I Met Your Mother making the name Barney cool again?  Oh, just me?  Very well then.

We have no plans this weekend, it is the first weekend since June.  Well, that's not entirely true though. We're going to a wedding on Sunday.  We're very much looking forward to it.  It's a good friend of the boys and someone I've known since I was 17 years old. He went through a divorce that really knocked him for a loop then he met a girl who is completely opposite of him and he fell hard.  She's a sweetheart & we're so looking forward to their wedding.

I hope all is well with you, poppets, and that you have a fun weekend planned.

1 comment:

JenLars said...

My sister named her dog Barney after Barney Stinson, who is also a dog. :-)