« March 2004 | Main | May 2004 »

Thursday, April 29, 2004

Franklin, My Dear

In 1 day and a wake-up, Chad and Wendy will be Mr. and Mrs. Franklin.

And I couldn't be happier!

Friday, April 23, 2004

Catch Me If You Can

Grandpa's surgery went great and he was very proud of his eye-patch. I promised to buy him a parrot to complete the ensemble.

Rob is doing just great. He's feeling good and has this great positive energy about him.

Tim's surgery was a huge success and he should be home now enjoying the comforts of home.

I can't describe the gigantic sense of relief that I feel now that everyone is safely on the road to recovery!

The bowling banquet was a blast! The ring toss game was a huge hit -everybody loved their goofy prizes. Rick wore the kiddie innertube. It was a riot. We can't really wish the summer away, but we can't really wait until next fall. So we're all planning on getting together a couple of times this summer and everyone's excited for Ryan to bowl with us next year.

The turkey dinner came out great! I couldn't have done it without all of Ryan's help. The 22 lb bird took 8.5 hours to cook! Jill's Dad said he's going to do the turkey that way next Thanksgiving. Also, chicken salad rocks.

I finished Wendy's flower girl basket and her bachelorette party is tomorrow. Chad and Wendy will be married in 7 days! I can't wait!

My personal trainer is sweet. She's smart, pretty and kind. Yet she's really mean to my triceps. I have no idea why she has the propensity to tricep destruction, but I must find a way to stop her. Also push-ups suck. But I can do 15 real ones now. In a row!

Have a great weekend! Beware of downtown Minneapolis, there are 2 bachelorette parties I'm supposed to be at on Saturday. If we wind up at the same bar, I coud manage to be at 2 parties at once. Multi-tasker.

Thursday, April 15, 2004

My WNBA Career

My friend Stephanie got me playing basketball in the 8th grade. She was good. But Steph was good at everything athetlc. I had 5 left feet. Not only was I the shortest person playing basketball outside of gradeschool, but I couldn't shoot a hoop if it were 2 inches in front of me.

Ryan and I have been playing every now and then at the Target Center. We play PIG even though I tell him it'd only be fair for me if we played something like MISSISSIPPI. And even then only if he got every double letter automatically. Last night I was performing as usual - actually managing to score negative points. I was about to give up and jokingly said, "I might as well shoot right-handed" as I put one up from the 3-point line. Swooosh! I was momentarily shocked, surprised and I'll admit excited but that soon faded into doubt and certainty that it was a fluke. I ran for the ball and fielded it on the side, again near the 3-point line. I'm terrible on the side, I need a backboard to aim at! But again, I put it up and Swooosh! I made 3 free-throws in a row which to a normal person might not be any big deal. But let me tell you, in my 26 years, I have NEVER made 3 free-throws in a row! Folks, this was no fluke. I'm actually a decent shot wrong-handed!

But I'm sad, because I'm pretty sure if I would have figured this out in 8th grade, I could have been Lindsay Whalen.

I hope my children don't inherit my obvious indecision in regards to this matter. Write left, throw left, hockey right, golf right, bowling left, tennis neither (no backhand!), basketball right, but layups must be left and I switch hit. At least I throw the football with the right... er left hand.

Shoe Shopper

For ordering these shoes thinking that if I dress summer it will be summer.

But they had a 5 1/2. I couldn't pass up sandals that actually fit. Could I?


We visited Rob at Unity last night. He's doing great! He's moving around well and is in good spirits. He gets to go home today! We're very relieved that he's on the road to recovery.

Grandpa should be done with his cataract surgery by now and should be home within an hour.

I think I have everything planned out for this weekend. Who knew a casual turkey dinner would take so much planning?!?? Now accepting volunteers to do laundry, clean floors or chop onions. I offer a competitive celery and comprehensive benefits - something from every food group! Including chocolate.

Monday, April 12, 2004

Ups and Downs

    What's been done:
  • Going to happy hour with Hyser's company's law firm ensures at least 20 appetizers will be ordered. Also, you will be punished if you actually finish a drink before ordering a new one.
  • The season-ticket-holders' bar in section 109 slums it by opening its doors to the general public at the top of the 5th inning. They no longer have 2-for-1's. But they have a flat screen TV.
  • McDonalds by our house is open 24 hours. We're very sorry we know this.
  • I'm almost done with Wendy's flowergirl basket.
  • Emily and I went to my friend Lynn's house on Thursday to be Star Tanned. It's an airbrush tan that's phenomenal! Interested? Drop me a line! First time client special 2 for $40 or it's $25 per tan. A tan lasts for 7-10 days. It's an all natural product and looks fantastic. Also, Lynn's a painter and a perfectionist.
  • We went to Majors in Bloomington on Thursday night for a benefit for Dru Sjodin. Her Mom and many of her friends were there. Not a single soul left without feeling a deep sense of loss, but hope and love at the same time.
  • Jason Berg won 2 tickets to anywhere on Sun Country airlines. Complete with a limo ride to the airprt.
  • Hyser and I went to Hutchinson Saturday morning for Mandy's bridal shower. We had Whiskey in Biscay. Ryan met us at the apartment and we headed to the Refuge for power hour. Then Brothers. I might have had too much cranberry juice. Or maybe it was the vodka.
  • Ryan and I spent all day at my Mom's for Easter. She cooks up a mean dinner!

    What's to come:

  • My uncle Rob is having major surgery tomorrow. My thoughts and prayers are with him and Shari. We all hope he has a speedy recovery.
  • My Grandpa is having cataract surgery on Thursday. It's a common procedure and on an out-patient basis. I'm going to call him on Wednesday to remind him not to wink at the nurses.
  • My Godfather is having major surgery on the 20th. My thoughts and prayers are also with him, Kathy and the kids.

    I'm scared, but I have faith in the doctors and the strength of our family.

  • This Saturday is the Saturday Nite Live bowling banquet and Sunday I'm making a big turkey dinner for Hyser's parents and my Mom.

Monday, April 05, 2004

Twins Opener

Hyser and I are heading to the Dome tonight to see the Twins Opener. Cleveland doesn't have a chance!

We started the day off right by driving up to the Dome and taking in a free ballpark dog, Krispy Kreme doughnut, bag of chips, sunflower seeds and a free T-shirt. Eating like that every day might ensure the XL T-shirt will eventually fit :)

It's sunny, upper 60's - we can't wait. We'll be having dinner/drinks on a patio somewhere downtown. If you see us and wave at us, we'll wave back!

On a more somber note, the Golden Gopher's women fell to UConn last night. It was disappointing, but they did knock out Duke! Go Vols.

Creative Commons License
This weblog is licensed under a Creative Commons License.
Powered by
Movable Type 3.2