Archive | January 2010

Where have you been?

I have not posted anything since November. That is sad. Let me look at my calendar and see what happened

November

Still working hard at Golds. Having a personal trainer is fun, it’s motivational and it’s fracking hard!

Thanksgiving was great. We (Uncle Chris, Aj, Allie and Holly) went to Steve and Sarah’s house. Lots of good yummy food and all the kids were so funny. Dan went to Detroit to see his fam. My mom had everyone up at her house. Kind of wish I could be in three places at once. Guess not!

Uncle Chris visits. Chris made his annual pilgrimage to hunt bambi. He stayed with us for two weeks. You would think TWO weeks with Chris but no we hardly see him during his visit. Dad picks him up pre dawn and they are off. He won’t leave empty handed this year. I will be shipping him home a nice cooler full of tasty deer!

Dad gets sick. He presented with appendicitis and while doing the CAT scan to confirm the appendicitis they discovered he has an abdominal aortic aneurysm that is huge (normal is 3cm his is 10cm). During the appendectomy, they found two more aneurysms. We were told many times that he is very lucky to be alive and that his appendix saved his life.

These aneurysms are the 13th leading cause of death in the US. Mostly because there are no symptoms to them and when they burst, you are gone in minutes. He had a second surgery to repair the aneurysms. It all went well but was a difficult surgery. Dr DeAngles said that with the condition of the aneurysm Dad wouldn’t have made it past January. Fricking scary that he was been living like that and not knowing it. He was hunting and golfing the week before!  We are very lucky! Like lottery winning lucky!

December

Golds = Ditto. Still 4 nights a week and one weekend day. But getting frustrated!

Dad’s still recovering. Doing much better. A couple of weeks and he should be back to his old self if not better!

Christmas was a blast. We went to PawPaw to celebrate it with the McNeils. What Fun! The kids had a blast. We even got to hit the mall up in Kalamazoo which they loved as they had Christmas money burning a hole in their pockets. I also got to experience my first PawPaw pub crawl. Dan’s friends from elementary, middle and high school all get together around Christmas time and go drinking! What fun.

January

New Year’s at the Consolatti’s. Playing games and having a great time. Man sometimes those fools make me laugh so hard!

Work is still strange. The dust is still settling after Fiskars outsourced the infrastructure and I became a Logica employee.

Kent’s a daddy! Kent and Gail welcomed Owen into our circle. It will be great to have some new babies around!

Gold’s My 12 week challenge is done and we are still waiting for the results. I guess I don’t care if I win because it was totally worth me competing but I won’t complain if we do. However, I have my own. In 2009 I lost 41 lbs. 15 inches from my waist. 12 from my hips, 8 from my thighs, 8 from my chest and I dropped my body fat by 12.5%. I am still going to Gold’s 3 times a week. I just started the Aqua Boot camp. Lots of fun, easy on the knees!

Facebook & High school the past couple of weeks have been interesting in facebook, as I have been connecting with High School friends. Some of the photos being posted are so funny! It’s just nice to see everyone again.

WOW. That’s was a lot to say.