Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Move It!

Chip had his Move-A-Thon today, to raise money for the Spring Fling, a sort of field day on steroids. He did so great! Each kid did four circuits, and G was certainly the fastest of all. Miss Debbie, the movement teacher, had a drawing for two school t-shirts, and G won one of them. We were thrilled, because we'd wanted one for a long time.

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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Congratulations, Mr. President!

We took G out of school a few minutes early today so that we could host a little inauguration party with the friends we know who helped to vote him into office. It was sort of last minute, but we'd considered doing it for about a week. Oh, and by the way, yes there are FIFTY blueberries on the flag cake, but there aren't enough raspberries in a quart to make seven stripes. Here are some photos of our Party Like A Barack Star party:




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Sunday, January 18, 2009

New Digs For Ush

Today, we finally finished our Christmas puzzle! Woohoo! It took two months and lots of help from Skye and Lisa, but it's done, and now we can look forward to the puzzle we bought for Christmas 2009.

Here are more photos of our puzzle research from earlier. Now we just have to make a map of the pieces and create a template, match the pieces to find the size and shape, and, oh, forget it.

But the most exciting thing we did today (even though my mom's chicken and dumplings were pretty exciting) was to give Ushi a new home. Check this baby out! It's five levels of fun and luxury, and we've buried a tunnel under the bedding that he loves to explore. As soon as we installed it, he sniffed out the carrot in the petting station at the top and ran all the way up to get it. He loves it!

Piecing It All Together

Lisa and Mark were researching how many different jigsaw piece patterns there were at each jigsaw puzzle company.  We just happened to complete two Planet Earth puzzles today and discovered that they have the same piece shapes in the same places!  So Lisa's idea of making a piece template and matching up the shapes would totally work.  It would miss the point of the puzzle, but it would still be interesting!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Kick It Up A Notch


Here's my ECG from my stress test today. Thought you might find it interesting. I did! It was a nuclear test, which meant that I spent a good part of the day radioactive. I also got an echocardiogram (ultrasound) and bloodwork. Monday is the followup appointment to determine the next step, if anything.

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Friday, January 9, 2009

Embrace the pig

We are shopping on the other side of town, at the other Avenue.  G likes this pig sculpture.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Have A Heart

G is being evaluated for his "my heart hurts" comments, and he is very suspicious of everything the nurse is doing.  The bedside manner is not the best, but we will see how it goes.

In other news, I (P) spent the night Monday in the ER with an irregular heartbeat, and I also went to the cardiologist this morning.  He thinks I have Wolf-Parkinson-White syndrome, and I will undergo further testing next week.  On the treadmill - I think that will be fun.  The chest pain, in the meantime, is not fun, nor is the persistently irregular heartbeat.  But the good news is that it can be cured by ablation via catheter, if that ends up being the appropriate way to go.

In better news, I saw one of the biggest rainbows ever this morning!  Gotta focus on the good stuff.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Holy Toast!

I found the Virgin Mary in my toast today.  I think she was very happy to be covered in Nutella.