Thursday, October 30, 2008

Good news all around

  Today the weiner dog, Dexter had to go get a checkup. He had back surgery a month ago after losing the use of his back legs. There was a period of time when we were unsure if he would walk again. That dog is spoiled beyond belief and Randy adores him. There was no question about getting the surgery, just concern regarding how to pay for it.
  Fast forward back to today and Dexter is doing great. He has full use of his legs and is actually trying to dig in the yard again. He will not be allowed on the furniture alone anymore so he won't jump and get hurt but for the most part, he is pretty much back to normal. I have had dogs pretty much my entire life and have never had to deal with a medical emergency before. It was stressful and heartbreaking and I certainly wouldn't want to go through it again. Having to tell the kids that he may not survive surgery was horrible. Thank goodness everything has turned out well. I love that crazy weiner!!

  On a different note, I registered for my grad. school classes last night. It is so hard to believe that I am actually going to have a Master's degree. A few years ago i would never have thought that I would have the opportunity to go to college at all, much less go this far. Let's hear it for the world's most supportive husband and kids!! Take a bow Randy, Lexi and Josh.

  Josh has a soccer game tonight and it will be sooo cold. I am looking forward to the end of the season and so is he. He has done very well and has scored 2 goals. I never thought I would be a soccer mom, but I love going to cheer him on. I need to take pictures of him playing and post them. Just one more thing for the to do list.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

All I need is the lipstick

  Tonight I went to a hockey game with Randy and had a wonderful time. I am slowly becoming a sports fan, much to my surprise. I like hockey because it is easy to understand most of the rules and the game is fun because when there is a break, there are audience participation activities going on. The bad part of becoming a hockey fan is the desire for season tickets. Randy has brought up the idea and in the the excitement of the moment, I could almost see myself once a week screaming like a banshee and hollering, "C A P S, CAPS, CAPS CAPS!!!!" 
  We were in the nosebleed seats, literally one row from the very top in the Verizon Center in D.C. We sat in the same spot for a Washington Wizards game years ago and could barely see. I was in no way inclined to buy a season ticket for that team I assure you. Tonight we could see well and got to hear the gentleman behind us coaching the team under his breath.
  On a different note, as the weather is changing and it is freezing cold outside, I am more inclined to start cooking my "winter foods" such as stew, soups and pumpkin anything. I have a wonderful recipe for Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies that I will probably post soon. It is a family favorite and is great year round.
  Tomorrow night I have a jewelry party to attend and I look forward to getting out of the house again. Being unemployed is driving me crazy. Here's hoping the end is near. I did get notice that I can start registering for my grad school classes now, and am glad that there is only 3 months before I start. I should probably appreciate this time off before I get totally swamped.
 I am posting a picture of our view of the ice tonight. You have to squint and use your imagination, but you can pretend to really see the action.
  Time for sleep now. The rugrats will be getting up for school before I know it.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Beginning the Adventure

Well, I said I would do it, and I finally have. I can't believe I have started a blog. I have always felt that I had a lot to say and wanted to share that with everyone, and I never had a place to do it. Welcome one and all to My Soapbox!!

 I will be blogging about the adventure that is my life as well as any new foods, drinks, movies and books that I want to share. With any luck, people will find this interesting and share ideas with me.
 Prepare to hear about how fabulous my kids are (I am sure that has never been done) and how incredible my husband is (none are as incredible as mine, I assure you).
Well, let me just say, I just turned 38 last week and am o.k. with it. I thought I would be freaking out but I am pretty comfortable with where I am in life and look forward to the future. Life is pretty cool for a geek like me and soon you will hear all about it!! I am sure there will be some stumbles along the way as I maneuver my way thru the blogosphere but they always say ( and I have to ask, who is this "they" they are always talking about?) the adventure is in the journey!