Saturday, October 20, 2007

One Week

Okay, it's been 7 days since I posted anything on my blog. Seems like it's been even longer... Here's a quick update on what's going on around here:

I worked an extra day on Monday doing another chart review for my work project. It's going a bit slow this time around, but it is interesting. At this rate, it will take another couple of extra days to get it done.

My brother is in town for a week. He flew in from Ohio on Wednesday and is staying in our lovely guest room! My mom's best friends from Yakima, WA are also in town and staying at her house. So the last two nights, we've had dinner all together here where there is more room to sit around a table (than at my mom's house). Tomorrow, we will go to the United Methodist Church to here my brother present his mission work in Nicaragua and preach. After church, Denis, Jim and I are going to the coast. We won't have to hurry back since we are all late night people.

I took Joey to the vet today for a follow up visit. He got his second round of shots and a de-worming pill. He should be good for a year now unless we notice any problems. The official verdict is that he is still small for his age, but he is growing nicely now. Phoebe and Monica seem to be a little under the weather, so I'm keeping an eye on them. They will each get two de-worming pills in the next day or so (really looking forward to that.... NOT), just to be sure that those nasty creatures don't just make the rounds between the three of them. We are also going to be vigilant on kitchen cleanliness to be sure they aren't getting any food stuffs besides their prescribed stuff.

So that's it. You're up to date. I'll probably still be a bit absent the next few days with family in town.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Greetings from Hood River

Hi there! Denis and I are up in Northern Oregon for the weekend. I had a conference to attend for work in Vancouver, WA and we decided to extend our time. We are staying at the historic Hood River Hotel and getting in touch with my roots. I was born here and lived in a small town at the foot of Mt. Hood until I was 11. It's a beautiful area. Today we are going to drive around visiting the local farms and hunting for "good apples" (Denis has specific tastes in apples) and admiring the mountains. I will take pictures. I hope your weekend is going well.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

House for Rent

Well, the rental house is on the market for new occupants. Denis put a lot of sweat and tears into that place. It's so nice to have it done and off our shoulders (as far as work goes). The cat pee smell is gone and it all looks pretty nice now. We would like to continue to make some improvements each year. Hopefully, that will be appealing to new renters and inspire longevity and responsibility. We'll see.

The ADA walk is this weekend. This is why I have not been posting anything lately. I've been running errands and a bit stressed out. When I'm home, I just haven't felt like putting much effort into thinking about what to write... But I have some good news to report. I went to my Nurse Practitioner about my allergies. She was able to get me in the day after I called! I now have both Allegra and the same fancy-schmancy nasal spray as Denis. I'm also doing a sinus rinsing thing that is not too much fun, but seems to be helping with the runny nose business. I feel like my nose is normal more of the time in the last two days. Not all of the time, but more of the time - it's an improvement anyway. I'm withdrawing from Afrin spray. It causes "rebound" stuffiness. I'm not sure how long that will last.

well, I think I'm going to sign off now. I'll write more after Saturday and let you know how the walk turns out this year.