Saturday, April 18, 2015

Let the construction resume.  The weather is nice and the snow & frost are gone.  So it's back to business, as usual.  Of course Dan had to get a new yellow "toy" to play in the dirt and rocks.  This is our building site for our new building with up to 3 spaces available to lease.  Things are starting to take shape and the contractors are eager to start constructing the building.  We already have one spot rented to a florist.....YAY as it will be convenient for me to have fresh flowers more :)

 There has been a HIGH fire warning out the last few days and it's keeping the fire department busy.  This fire, the rat river marsh fire,  was started due to sparks from a nearby train track.  Very disheartening that it happened as it burned approx 1,000 acres, but thankful no buildings were destroyed and no one was injured.

Dan is currently in Atlanta this weekend broadening his knowledge at a Clean Show Convention.  Good god I can only imagine all the top notch laundry equipment that is there and all the ideas he's going to come home with.  LOL

Lil Man had another EEG to figure out what going on with these "episodes" he's been having.  It's one thing to have the episodes but they last pretty long and between the effect of the episode and the effects of the amount of rescue meds he needs it's throwing his system into a tail spin with not being awake, low temps, lack of peeing.  I was happy that he actually performed this time while the equipment was on.  2 very long episodes!!  Which was nice that Danny only had to wear it for 4 days and not 7+ days we had thought.  I mailed back all the equipment and now we wait to see what the Neurologist can see.
Starting to get hooked up
 all the equipment
 He's no longer wireless anymore
 Too much excitement for him.....nap time.  It didn't help he had a long episode just 2 hours before they came to the house to put it on.  I was so glad he still had more activity when they had it on him as I alil worried we missed our opportunity to capture anything
 Brain's so interesting.  If I was to go back to school, I think it would be to learn how to read these things.

 Photos of his "episode"
Here's a video of him :( 

Well it's been 2 months since I started this nutritional cleanse.  One word.....AMAZING!!  Amazing result, amazing energy I have now, and it's amazing how great I feel.  Whala the new and improved ME :)

Yesterday the weather was gorgeous out...the temps hit 73 degrees and I worked outside and enjoyed every minute of it.  I planted 15 trees, got about half of the lawn furniture and yard decorations out, and gave all three pups a shower.  It was wonderful!!  Today it's not as nice out and tomorrow the weather is suppose to be even cooler with rain.  We NEED the rain, but I still would like some warm sunshine alil bit more. I was so enthusiastic to be outside I hit my step goal before 1pm, funny when my fitbit calls me an over achiever.  For dinner I went out with Ms Gail, our former primary nurse.  It was nice to sit around and catch up :)

Last weekend Av, myself, my nephew Tyler, and Tami hit the roads to Chicago again.  Av had another dive meet, her last before regionals in Brown Deer on April 25-26.  It was a very small meet, but great experiences non the less.  Av took 1st place once again in BOTH the 1M and 3M events ~ Nice JOB!!  She's been practicing this week to increase her dive list to some more difficult dives to stay up in the competition.  Next year she moves up a diving age level and she will definitely have her work cut out for her.  Here are some videos from our last Chicago excursion.  

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Our Chicago excursions
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Thanks for checking up on us!  I hope this finds you and your well.  Enjoy the Spring and stay healthy my friends!!

Saturday, April 4, 2015

 Gunner got himself all spiffed up for Spring!  He's a whole new pup now :)

 Last week we went out to eat with some wonderful friends to Nakashima's.  It was so much fun watching Ms Paige's reactions to the chef cooking right in front of us :)

 Have I told you how much I LOVE waking up to this smiling face.  I know I'm alil bias but isn't he the cutest thing EVER!!

 On Palm Sunday Av was the Acolyte for the 1030 service :)  It was a wonderful service and we even won a basket at the Auction for the Youth Mission Trip.
 Of course I had to pull a couple April Fools Day pranks on favorite was when I made her a pan of Brownies.....she wasn't at all impressed. Teehee
 Av has been having issues with her pain knees so I brought her into see a sports medicine physician and she also had xrays n ultrasound done.  Come to find out her knee caps have too much movement which has inflamed the tendons.  Av is now having to wear a brace, tape, is on anti inflammatory meds and cream along with starting Physical therapy to help strengthen and stretch her muscles and tendons.  They've diagnosed her with Pallar Tendinitis and Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome, both are fixable but she may continue to have issues until she is done growing.  I'm glad I took her and had things looked at sooner then later.

 Last nite was Awards nite at Brigade.  I just love that she is into brigade and has a great time there.  Until next year!  Av will be attending summer Brigade camp once again this summer.  Out of all the camps shes done Brigade was the one she picked over all the rest to go back too, that is other then dive camp ~ lol.

 Someone thought she could walk out on thin ice ..... um NOPE that was chilly I bet!! LOL

 There is always and I MEAN ALWAYS something going on around here.  Just when we think all is good ~ WHAM!  We had a customer at our Oshkosh store think that the building should be a "Drive Though".  Yeap his intoxication dumb ass drove not is own but someone elses vehicle into the side of our building while driving without a license.  Can you say WINNER!!  Oh and the woman who owns the car thought if she didn't turn this into her insurance it was just going to go away.  I don't think so!!  So we will be doing some remodeling to Oshkosh to repair the pushed in wall.  It's getting to the point where not much surprises me anymore.

Av is spending this Easter weekend at the Mall of America with a fellow diver and friend.  Her friends mom and myself were able to surprise the girls with a snorkeling excursion at the aquarium there in the big tank with fish, shark, stingray and such.  So jealous!!  I'm so glad she is having a great time and I'll be sure to share photos once I get to see them :)

Last weekend we were back at chicago for dive meet and this time we took my mom aka Nanny.  It was definitely an experience!  We had a wonderful time and Av brought home 2 more 1st place medals.  I'm SO Proud of her!!  Next week once again we'll be down in Chicago for another meet.  Our last meet before Regionals the end of the month.  Stay tuned !  For now here is another slide show of our last meet in the Windy City

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Friday, March 13, 2015

Spring forward

Yesterday I got energized and started to Spring clean.  The temps were in the high 50's,  the snow is melted, and it was SO NICE to have a few windows open to get some fresh air in the house again.  I was able to get Danny's Lido deck all cleaned up and it's now open for the season, whoop whoop!!
 The sub zero temps that we have been accustom too are behind us...I HOPE and it's rejuvenating to see daylight longer and longer.  Spring might just be here and I'm SO READY!!  The one downfall of spring is the wheel barrel loads of poopsicles that have to be picked up in the yard.  They are so lucky I love them!!

Danny is all about getting outside and going for walks.  He's so loved by the neighborhood, when they see him out they all say HI or run over to see how he is doing.  I just LOVE our neighborhood !!

With the warm weather out I'm just itching to get my Cobra Convertible out!!  Going to give it a few more days and then bring her out of storage :)  Feeling like a million bucks also is exciting to be able to drive it as it's a manual.  Many times when me legs are too weak I can't drive it, so I'm feeling great and ready to get behind the wheel.

Talk about an overhaul.  I can't even begin to tell you how amazing I feel and look.  Getting my body back to an alkaline state with all the yummy products on this Nutritional cleanse is phenomenal.  I still have a week to go to complete my first 30 day program. I'm so impressed already I am going to do another one right away as I have not met my goals and I'm now a consultant.  I just LOVE sharing how amazing it is and I can't wait to get YOU started to becoming a healthier YOU too. The energy I have now and how great I feel are uplifting not to mention the bonus of loosing weight and inches.  Stay tuned to the final results soon!!  What a nice surprise to put on a pair of jeans this morning that are too baggy for me now only to find out they were actually a size smaller then I normally wear.  AWESOME!!!!  I have to say I can't wait to go clothes shopping for this summer.....I never thought I would be saying that ~ EVER!!

    I went to the dentist last week and got started on getting my teeth whitened.  In only 4 applications my teeth have already changed significantly :)  It is fantastic!!  The only draw back is I have decided to do it every other nite or every 3 nite instead of every nite as my teeth are really sensitive now.
   Today I took on a new spring look with coloring and highlighting my hair.  I learned 2 important things ~ 1. highlighting long hair through a cap really hurts and 2. don't multitask when color is in hair as you loose track of time and the 45 min wait period ends up being 1.5 hrs.  OOooops!  I don't think I fried my hair but it's definitely lighter then I was going for.

Danny is doing fabulous.  The addition of Clonezepam has worked and we really haven't seem many "episodes" lately.  I still haven't gotten a call back from the EEG company as to when they are coming out to put it back on his head, but I can't say I'm in a rush now seeing we have things under control more.  The new nurse this week turned out to be wonderful.  I think she is going to be a great addition to Danny's team.  It's so nice to have a full schedule back, at least for the moment as one of the nurses will be leaving soon on maternity leave.  Not too much to report on the Danny front, which is awesome!!  His runner Annie is running her first race of the year for Danny on Saturday....we'll be cheering her on every step of the way :)  GO Annie GO ~ Thanks for running 4 Danny

Last weekend we were in Chicago for a dive meet.  Ms Av ROCKED that meet.  She placed 1st in 1M, 3M, and in synchro diving with her teammate.  SO PROUD of Av ~This kid is going to go places I tell ya!!  The end of the 3rd quarter for school is next week and as of right now she continues to excel in school....4.0 grade point average!  She's AMAZING!!
Av's Teammates and her fabulous Coach!  He sees her potential and pushes her to be an amazing diver!!
Of course a trip to Chicago wouldn't be complete without stopping at the Oasis and sitting over the traffic while eating some food :)
We are back in the Windy City next weekend, but this one will be more downtown.  Heading out with Av, her teammate Izzy, her assistant coach n friend Tami, and my mom aka Nanny will be joining us.  How cool is that!!  Fun times poolside and then it's off to walk the streets of The Loop :)  Stay tuned for more Av achievements. 

Here is a slideshow of her time in Chicago for the Chicago dive Invite 3-7&8.
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Thanks for checking in on us!  I hope you are able to enjoy some of the spring weather!!