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Bad news first, or good news?

Hey, friends.
It’s been a heck of a long week over here.
My water pump and thermostat went out in my Stratus, so we’re down to one car until we can come up with a grand to have it repaired 😦 If you see me cruising around in Brian’s rusty blue Subaru with a dent in the front from a small deer collision, please give me a wave and send some positive vibes our way 🙂 Also, if you’re in Point and in need of a car shop, go to Auto Select. I love the one on Hwy 10- they are so nice and provide really good service.
Did you know that a car can overheat, even when it’s -4 degrees outside?

I also had a dentist appointment that didn’t go quite as planned- there was a problem with how my body was processing the numbing shots, so it was a very painful filling. I was supposed to have two cavities filled, but I postponed the second one until next month. Ouch!

Our back door is frozen shut, so we have to carry Abbie out the front door to take her out.

And last but not least in my list of depressing news, yesterday was the one year anniversary of losing Rachael. I’ve been truly amazed at how much God can heal a broken heart in a year’s time…

I certainly miss her smile and positive attitude. We were kindred spirits, like that.
In positive news, I used my cast iron skillet (thanks, Jean!) for the first time to make cornbread!

I’ve also been able to get our humidity in the house up to a comfortable level, leading to some crazy curls…

I had the Safelite guy come out and take care of the chip in my windshield. Yay!


Our guest speaker for our Trout Unlimited meeting this month was James Card. He spoke last night about his guiding experience in South Korea and he showed us amazing pictures of the different types of fish! My favorite was this fish called a cherry trout, with cute little stripes!

I got my hands on the sheet music for Rhythm Song, and I’m relearning it. It’s like reuniting with an old friend. I tore my hands open already on those mallets. Good memories!

I zipped over to Adventure 212 this morning for a photo shoot with their new chef in the bistro. Delicious food and good company- I had a great time!





Yeah, I ate that cupcake. Coconut. Delicious.
Brian and I are just getting ready to head over to O’so for their special bottled release of Bourbon Barrel Night Train. I’m in heaven. Catch you later!

Miles this year: 21.25

Onion update…


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I’m sick :(

Sorry about the lapse in posts. I’ve been one sick cookie. 😦
Let me rewind to last Friday. Brian was able to pick up the parts for my car at our local Napa. Even with Brian doing the labor, replacing both shock assemblies cost an arm and a leg!

This next picture is my broken shock, the one that was about to break, and one of the new ones. Kind of interesting, huh?

While Brian worked on my car, I napped. This cold was dragging me down!
Brian was subbing in with River Cities Jazz on Friday night, and a bunch of our friends came out to play and dance.


After they were done playing (you sounded GREAT, honey!), we all went bowling. Jaime and Karl would have been proud.
Team Lane 21:

Team Lane 22:

I broke 100 the first game, and didn’t break 100 on the second game. Oh, well! We had fun.
On Saturday, we celebrated Easter with my mother-in-law and family. Brian helped the boys with the jello jiggler cut-outs.

We had a great time with the family, eating lots of great food and enjoying the company. After we got home, we had some friends over for Cranium night. We played two different versions: Cranium WOW and Cranium Party Playoff. We had a lot of fun with those games. The Cranium people are geniuses! I also baked cupcakes for Easter Sunday with my family.

I woke up on Easter feeling absolutely awful, running a fever, and rocking a nasty cough. 😦 My mom convinced us to come up to Wausau and I’m so glad I did! Grammy gave me some Alka-Seltzer (which I haven’t had in years!!) and I felt a little better. I decorated my cupcakes at Mom’s house. Aren’t they pretty?

Aiden and Bailey were the only little ones this year, and we had a lot of fun watching them on the egg hunt. Look at Bailey’s cute scrunched nose! 🙂

Grammy and Grampie still have this little bar that we always used as a swing when I was a kid. It still works! I kept thinking that one of the links would rust out on me.

Note the Easter dress with the warm hoodie. It was cold on Easter! My Grampie posed for a picture with me. 🙂

Aiden liked my cupcakes!

Mom convinced me to go to the doctor first thing on Monday for this cold and cough. Who can disobey their mother? I called and made an appointment for Monday afternoon.

I love my doctor, Dr. Nancy Swisher. She checked me out and I ended up with an inhaler and an antibiotic. She also ordered an iron test, after I mentioned some fatigue that isn’t related to my thyroid.

Brian and I had an awesome Monday night, complete with homemade pizzas, watching Donald Driver rock on Dancing With The Stars, and our favorite new Broadway-themed show, SMASH.

Whole wheat crust, spinach, homemade sauce, mushrooms, grilled chicken, tomatoes, and a little mozzarella. Yum!!

As soon as I heal up from this bronchitis, I’ll be back out running. I can’t wait! I’m going a little stir-crazy.

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