Tuesday, October 28, 2008
The cheering section was compiled of myself, my sister-in-law Krysty (John's wife), and Luke's girlfriend Emily. I brought my video camera and taped over thirty minutes of their game. (Once I figure out how to upload video onto my laptop I'll post a snippet from the game)
The boys really enjoyed their game and it was great to see all four brothers together. (It's rare to have them all in the same room, let alone with enough time to play) It was cute to see their enthusiastic spirits, and kind of funny to see their realization that they are no longer 18. Sad, but yeah, still funny.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Roasted Stuffed Portobellos
- Cooking spray
- 2 cooked chicken breast halves, diced
- 10-ounce package frozen chopped broccoli, thawed and undrained
- 1/2 cup diced oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes with 1 tablespoon oil from jar
- 2 tablespoons seasoned dry bread crumbs
- 4 large portobello mushroom caps, stems removed
- (I added grated parmesan cheese)
- (I also added thinly sliced onion)
- (I put it on a bed of rice)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.
In a medium bowl, combine chicken, broccoli (with liquid from package), sun-dried tomatoes with oil from jar, and bread crumbs (and onions and cheese if you want to try it my way). Toss to combine.
Arrange mushroom caps, stem side up, on prepared baking sheet. Fill each mushroom cap with chicken mixture. Roast 20 minutes, until filling is golden brown and mushrooms are tender.
Below: My leftover ready for lunch tomorrow!
Thursday, October 16, 2008
The first house is an older home with lots of character, but needs a lot of work! It is a four bedroom home, but only has one bath. The kitchen needs a complete overhaul. Every room in the house needs the floors to be sanded and refinished. All the windows need to be replaced, and the basement needs to be worked on because in a corner water comes in creating a mold problem. The positives, its in an area with a great school system. Its an easy commute to the office for Christian and I. The lot size is huge!!!! (60x207) And it's somewhat in our price range.
The second house is just over the town's boarder so its not in the same school district that we wanted. The taxes are VERY high, and although the backyard is pretty it doesn't have a big grassy area for kids to play in. The pros to this house, it is a three unit home. There is the main house that Christian and I would live in has three bedrooms and two full baths. Then it has a "mother-in-law" suite above the garage with one bedroom, one bath and a private entrance that we would rent out. Finally the the entire basement has already been converted into a private office space with 9 rooms. Obviously Christian would move his practice there and we would save money by not paying rent for the space we're in now. The main house doesn't need much work.
(above: in-law suite)
Christian is a little worried about how moving his practice 3 miles will affect his patients, and the taxes are scary for this house. The first house needs so much work and because its an older home who knows what complications we may run into while working on the house. We have some time to think about each as they've both been on the market for quite some time. We'll keep you posted.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
So I did a half day at the office with Christian on Friday and although he said he had a light afternoon schedule wise, we saw twice as many people than we do on an average day, so I was thrown back into the deep end... but I survived.
Then we did a street fair on Saturday. Which was fun because the weather was beautiful, and I got to see many of our patients that haven't seen me since the accident. But I couldn't really help with the posture screening, what with having only one arm and every thing. So by the end of the day I was pretty spent. Luckily I had Sunday to rest.
Yesterday (Monday) I worked the afternoon with Christian, and I'm sad to say I think its still too soon to go back. By the end for the day I was exhausted and my shoulder was throbbing, so today I find myself back on the couch while Christian is at the office and his parents cover my absence. We're hoping that I'll feel up to going back in a day or so. We'll see.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
We took off my surgical tape. The tape was sitting on my skin for three weeks, so the best way to explain how it felt when he took it off would be to imagine Bigfoot getting his leg waxed! Ouchie. The scar is four inches in length, but very thin. The only really odd looking thing is this rather big bump under the skin, which will come out after my second surgery in a year.
The good news, all of my stitches have dissolved, so there was nothing to remove. The bad news, one of my screws is slightly lifted out of the bone. Christian is getting a kick out of telling everyone that his wife has a screw loose. Very funny! Anyway, because of the "loose screw" I will wear my brace for three more weeks! So it will be a full six weeks by the time I get to take it off. My next visit is on Halloween. We'll see how it goes.
(Funny how all my photos have me wearing the same tank top. Its the easiest to get on... I promise I've washed it between photos hee hee)
Thursday, October 9, 2008
I did get many phone calls from family members and friends to wish me a happy birthday, and check in to see how I'm feeling. Which, I know that they mean well, and want me to answer that I'm feeling great, but well, honestly, I'm starting to grow tired of the same set of questions.
I go back to the doctor tomorrow and he will take out my stitches, YEAH! and perhaps take off my brace. That would be soooo wonderful! Even if he gives me a sling to wear, it would still be WAY better than this poofy brace.
I think I'll post a few photos of the break. They aren't that bad. When it happened I never bruised, so it just looked like some strange thing poking up. But still, if you're the squeemish type it might get to you, so look at your own risk. I'm going to see if I can get a copy of my x-rays to post the break from the inside. It was, as my surgeon said, "a wicked break!" Maybe in the next week or two I'll be up to heading over to the hospital for the x-rays. We'll see.