Monday, June 23, 2008
Tonight I got to see the Bro, Sis-in-Law, Granny, Cousin, Dad and Ronda. We went to dinner at the golden corral (Ya, that's going to help my diet). Some cheese was harvested, and some good visiting did occur. I got a picture of my favorite Waffle House, but I am not sure how to go about putting it up on a blog from Dad's computer. So, you will all just have to wait for it.
It's been a long day and I should go to bed. But, I figured that I would let everyone know that I did make it here. That everything is alright and that I am safe and my IPod is safe == at home. (Yes, I forgot it... though I somehow remembered my headset... hmmm).
Anywho - I will write more when I can. LOVE YA'LL
Saturday, June 21, 2008
This is Kennedy's 25 Backstroke - she starts off strong, and then fades a little at the end - HOWEVER, this is her strongest stroke right now. She got a faster time on this 25 than she did with the 25 Freestyle. Since Jeremy and I were timers - we were lucky that she ended up in our lane so I got a good shot of this one! This was about 26 seconds, and her 25 Freestyle was about 29 seconds.
Kennedy putting her goggles on - and getting ready....
Testing out the water with her toes.
Today was Kennedy's FIRST SWIM MEET! She did so good - and we are all very proud of her. Three events - the first video is of her first swim - 25 Freestyle. I will try to post the others as soon as I get a chance, but I wanted to get at least one up here for the family to see!
Friday, June 20, 2008
Write more later.
Monday, June 16, 2008
Here is the Manti Temple. ... . it's beautiful. I liked the pageant - it was fun. Afterwards I heard that Darrell had a multitude of questions concerning the pageant. Something about "Is that really Jesus?!?" and "Are they trying to make the temple look like it's covered in blood?!?" Afterwards I asked him how he liked it and he said "Oh, it was good. I just hope that I don't have to sacrifice anyone in my life!" What a kick.
The next morning Mom and Dennis came up to the camp groud that Aislinn and Tim had discovered. Mom was singing a song and she changed the words... something about worms... and just as she did that I happened to be taking this great picture of Aislinn, when Aislinn screwed up her face like so. I love this picture. I will scrapbook it and keep it forever more.
Then, we decided that we were going to get over the top of the mountain to go to Joe's Valley Resivoir. The map said that it could be done, and by golly we were determined to do just that. Well, on our way up we ran into some snow. We got through it just fine, but when it was time to turn back we got high centered on this lovely little patch here. Well, we were blessed and a big, tanned, tubby man came in his 4X4 and rescued us by pulling us out of the snow. Good thing that he was there too... otherwise, we'd still be waiting for the snow to melt just so we could get out of there. Then, we were on our way to Ferron to visit Rick's mom.
When we got there we had time to visit and all of that stuff. However, we had realized that we did not do smores. Well, the pageant had gotten out too late for that sort of thing - so, we decided to make use of the charcoal grill and make smores the "Redneck" way. They turned out great though Kennedy dropped my "Smushmellow" into the coals and caught it on fire. I had to make my own... it was probably better that I did... they turned out all sorts of yummy. :D
It's feeling a LOT better now that the other piece of glass has been removed. I figured that all of the additional pain was just due to the chunk of meat they took... but noooo! After that one came out it was relieved in just a few days. And just over the weekend the hole in my foot has already begun to scab over. LOOK AT IT! FEEEEL THE GOO!
Friday, June 13, 2008
somethin about infection and blah blah blah... no, kidding, I really did pay attention... a little bit. So, I sit down with my trusty bottle of handy dandy hydrogen peroxide and being the "Pouring and cleaning of the wound..." and just as I pour I see something shiny. So, I look again and I gently pull THIS out of my foot.
It's about the same length as the one they got out when they cut the hole into my foot in the first place. I put it on a piece of tape, and to give you the idea of how big it is, that piece of tape is 1in in width.
Monday, June 9, 2008
Well, I will spare you the gory pictures this time around... but here's the tale. It was terrible! Tragic in every way... there I was - in PAIN! (I know, it wasn't REALLY that horrible, but I like to whine about things so we will just say for all intents and purposes that it WAS that bad)...
Anyway, After two shots of lidocane in my foot (Which is horribly painful), the numbing set it. That's where it got fun. They scraped my foot with a scalpel, and realized that it was deep. Well duh... I told them that already. Anywho, they finally decide to do a biopsy and they took a nice chunck of flesh from my foot. (I was alright with that by the way)... and after sifting through the pinky flesh they finally find the long shard of glass. It was pointy, long, and vicious looking! I was great, until about thirty minutes ago when my foot started to regain feeling... now I am wondering what's worse - missing flesh or a shard of glass.
It will be a few days before it heals... and I won't be able to get my foot wet or swim. But, I am glad to be able to step down and not feel the sharp twinge of pain up my leg. Now it's just strictly a pain in my foot. I sure do hope that they got it all. And lucky for you guys, all you get to see is a bunch of baindaids. :D
Sunday, June 8, 2008
Ooooh, we've soaked, picked, prodded, messed around with the thing... but it's up in there good. So good that we aren't even sure exactly where it is anymore... it's probably a microscopic piece that is causing me all this grief anyway huh...
It gets better though - presently, I don't have health insurance (Thanks to the changing of the jobs). So, since it hasn't come out on it's own, and I don't think that it will be coming out any time soon on it's own, and it's kind of a bother to walk around on this foot with the pain shooting up into my leg - I think that I am going to brave the "Free clinic" tomorrow.
Guess I will update you on how it goes...
SO - Below is the face of danger! BEWARE! BEWARE! :D
ALAS! I don't want to share her! She should be MINE - OOOOH, ALL MINE!!
SMOOTCHIE - SMOOTCHIE SMOOO! ahhh - James suspicions are finally confirmed.... or not! I shall never reveal the evidence!
That's right... she's hot... she's workin' it... she's got it ... Uh huh! UH HUH!
Anyway... that's my best friend. I've known her for about 8 years now... but it seems like I have known her forever! I love her... I miss her... I look forward to her every visit. I know that I need to go to Alaska, and "Rough it" in her plumbing free environment... (Kidding). And one day I will... but in the meantime, I will replay the video I took of her at the Training Table, listen to her laugh, and sing Chaka Kahn just for her... (LOVE YOU LORI~!!)
Friday, June 6, 2008
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