Where Have I Been! (For Shame)

Hey Everyone!

You may have thought that I fell off the flat parts of the Earth. Even though it seems that way it isn’t the case, I promise!I had every intention to post Thursday and Friday.

Let me explain. As you may know my baby had an ear infection, and my wife and I had head colds. He was already started on his antibiotic and starting to feel better. I was still feeling a bit under the weather. I woke up Thursday feeling worse. I came into work anyway because I didn’t want to take time off and not really have a medical reason. I quickly realized that I couldn’t think full thoughts and even walk in a straight line, without having a shooting pain in my head stopping me in my tracks. I spent the next hour trying to contact my family doctor only to have their line be busy over and over and over again…. Their phone system must have been messed up. I finally made the decision to leave and go to the walk in clinic at the hospital. Of course only to find out that they didn’t open for another hour…. I was clearly not in the right state of mind. When I arrived, at the correct time, I was seen and told that I had a bad sinus infection. At this point it was hurting in my ears and still shooting pains in my head. They sent me a script for some big horse pills. I took the next day, Friday, off as well because I was feeling worse than the day before. I really couldn’t even move the slightest bit without the worst pain I have felt in a long while. By the end of that day I did start feeling better, I wasn’t sure how much better, but it was significant.

I went to bed hoping that I would feel more ‘like normal’ in the morning. That was indeed the case. I woke up still congested but I was able to walk and bend down with out the pain. I was indeed clearing up. Just in time too! My dad and I were signed up for the company men’s outing that day. It started at 8am, but we didn’t go until noon. We were signed up for the horseshoe tourney and the cornhole tourney. I decided that this would be a good test of how I felt and maybe get some fresh air. We stayed and have lunch, dinner and some giveaways. The event was held at the local Amvets gun club. The weather was unbeatable, and the food and company was better. All around it was a great day. Here are just a couple pictures I grabbed.

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Sunday, since I felt like a loser for not pulling my weight, we spent most of the day cleaning and tidying up. Early on we got groceries, which was nice because no one was there at 8:30 am lol.  We later went for a walk around the neighborhood. I tried watching the Dallas game, but they had a lightning delay in Denver and then proceeded to get their asses kicked 😦 It was rough.

Today I am BACK! Back at work, back at blogging, and back to normal.  I have some catching up to do here in the office, so my post will be early. Sorry for going dark, but I’m back at it now!

I’ll see you all tomorrow! 😀 😀

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Weekend Fun!

Hey Everyone!

Today is a little off for my family. We all have head colds, and yes that includes our little babe.  😦

We did come off of a pretty good weekend though. Saturday we went to the Wild Wind craft festival. The Tamarack Center has my favorite exhibit. They are a rehabilitation center for wild animals of all kinds.

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They have all kinds of hawks, owls, eagles, and other animals.They get calls and go pick up these animals and nurse them back to health before releasing them back into the wild.

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Some animals will never be able to return to the wild but they raise them all the same. The rest of the exhibits were in the barns that are usually full of animals for the fair. There were about 10 barns full of handmade crafts, it is pretty amazing.

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We had to take a foo break with the little one. 😀

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Then it was back at it, with more to see!

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My wife’s favorite thing at this festival is a place called Holiday Confections. They make candy apples, iced coffee, and other candies.

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Here she is picking her poison this year.

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Another cool stop is The Hit-N-Miss Ice Cream Co. They have an old engine churning their ice cream.

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Here it is in action:

Sunday we had my niece’s 1st birthday party. We had the chance to see a few family members that we don’t usually get to see. They rented a pavilion and set up shop. It was a great day for it, not too hot and not too cold. Here she is opening some presents.

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One of Rory’s great aunts, I believe, made these cookies for her! On the plus side they were delicious.

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A friend of my sister in-law made her this little cake!

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Then it was time for her to have her first taste of cake.

The rest of Sunday was spent hanging out for a bit, and sadly letting the sickness sink in. We are all congested and he is taking it the hardest, because he is a wee baby. I made him his own little spot to sit up like a big boy.

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That was the best he looked. He soon got puffy red eyes, with gunk in them. He was coughing, and couldn’t breath out his nose too well. Later the Cowboys played so I had to stay up for their opener. They beat the Giants 19-3 and that is a huge win for them. Last year they were the only team to beat us in the regular season.

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It’s a bad picture but it is just there to get the message across haha. We had a  terrible nights sleep, and are dead dog tired today. This all of course on top of feeling like crap. Everett has an appointment with the doctor at 1 and I am going to take the afternoon off to rest myself. That is all from me today. I hope you all had a great weekend! I’ll see you all tomorrow! 😀 😀

Birthday Party, Crafts, & Football!

Hey Everyone!

IT”S FRIDAY!!!!!!!

We are starting to see the ass end of hurricane Harvey. It is just bringing some rain and that is about it. We have had one storm but it wasn’t very serious. I hope that it clears up a bit for tomorrow though. Tonight the wife and I are going to look for a 1st birthday gift for our niece. It is hard to believe that she is about to be a year old!

Here is a little baby pic of her:

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To a week from being 1:

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What a change! She is a beautiful little girl. They are having a party for her Sunday. The rest of the night we will just spend indoors cuddled up with something to keep us occupied.

Saturday, weather permitting, we are going to a craft festival. It is held each year at our local fairgrounds.  My wife’s family will come into town and meet us there. They have live music, great food, and local vendors a plenty! Our goal is to make a day of it, but again it will be reliant on weather cooperation.

Sunday, like stated earlier, we are going to my niece’s birthday party. That won’t take more than two hours I’m assuming. Then on to a great part of my year, football season. I am a fan of all things Dallas, so naturally my team is the Cowboys. Sunday night they play the Giants, which is a divisional game. This one is a big deal for us, since they were the only team during the regular season who beat us! That is something they plan on correcting from last year. On another great note, the Patriots, who most everyone hates, lost their very first game to the Chiefs last night. It was a beautiful thing. A few analysts predicted that they were better than last year, and would go 16-0, well so much for that! 😀 That made my night.

I’ll be back again on Monday and hope to have a few good pictures to show you all! I’ll see you then. 😀 😀

Monday Fun Day

Hey There!

This weekend we were able to visit our little nephew. He is super tiny only weighing 4lbs 13oz. It was nice to go back and see everyone. We ate at a Mad Mex restaurant in the mall while we were there. It was really quite good. I hadn’t been there yet because I heard that some of the food wasn’t that great. We had a very nice meal there. The atmosphere was calm and the lighting was dim. The music was well pretty bad, as it didn’t fit the space. The food was delicious and very fresh. The only real thing, other than the music, was that the wait staff was a bit slow. We didn’t look at it as such a negative only because it gives us more time to relax and spend some time with one another. We later went to the mall and hit a few shops.

Sunday night we of course watched the Steelers play the Cowboys in a knock out of a game. My Boys came away with the victory but it wasn’t easy. There were 7 different lead changes in the game and it all came down to the last 30 or so odd seconds. The Steelers took the lead and left us with about 40 seconds. With a couple of decent passes we were in field goal range, with a chance to win. Surprisingly the defense got sloppy and awarded us with a 15 yard penalty for a face mask. This put us in a much better range. We still had one play left with a time out to stop the clock. Clearly you would run so you don’t throw an unwanted interception. Zeke got the ball and ran it straight up the gut for 6 points. That was that. It was well fought and a tough game but really fun to watch regardless. The Steelers at this point aren’t in contention for anything in the post season. The Cowboys are on pace to win the Super Bowl. The last time they won 8 games in a row was in 1977 and they won the whole thing that year, so hopes are high.

Today has been a bit stressful. One week from today we close on our house!!!! I have been working on calling all the utility places and getting accounts set up and trying to figure out how to use their online services. It isn’t that it is hard, rather it is just annoying and new. I get to feeling a bit overwhelmed since I have never done anything like this before. I don’t know how much each bill is going to be and I mainly don’t want to mess anything up. I really don’t want to get in over my head and ruin things. I get into my own head and constantly think the worst of situations that I don’t yet know the outcome of. Its not a good way to be but I fight though and usually everything ends up ok in the end. I welcome this hype to die down haha.

I hope you all had a great weekend and I’ll see you again tomorrow! 😀 😀

Weekend Activities

It’s Monday Again!

This seems to happen every week.

Over the weekend my family celebrated Christmas with my grandfather. He leaves for Florida soon and likes to meet with his family for Christmas, so we have been doing it early. This was the last year that we are doing presents since it is a bit out of control being the first of October. We will continue the tradition of meeting up and having a good lunch/dinner, and catching up with each other. My cousin Zach has two kids now and one was born a day before my brothers. So we had three babies to keep us all company. It is nice to see our family getting bigger and carrying through generations.

Yesterday my wife and I stayed out in that area because we had a baby show for her brother and his wife. Their baby is due later in November. It was a dreary day but we all made the best of it. It was in her father’s barn. There was plenty of room, food, and good company. We watched her open her presents and had to leave soon after to get home.

Later that evening I played basketball with some co-workers. We play every winter to keep us somewhat active through the cold months. This was the first meet up this year. We play for two hours with a small break right in the middle. The teams and games depend heavily on who shows up. Last night we had 9 people, so we played 4v4 and let one person have a breather after each game. After that I got home, showered, and got ready for the Steelers game. Most of my family are Steelers fans so I end up watching them quite a bit. Even though I’m a huge Cowboys fan! My brother came over with his new daughter and we watched the Steelers demolish the Chiefs.

This morning I was feeling pretty sore form the basketball games, but I felt good at the same time. This work day has been moving by pretty quickly as well. That is something I will never complain about.

My wife and I are still on the hunt for the perfect house for us. We are now thinking about finding a plot of land and putting down a modular home. If we can find the right spot for the right price we might be good to go. I know it is a lengthy process but we have to start moving soon, or we will start to go crazy.

That is all for today, I hope you all had a great weekend. See you tomorrow! 😀 😀