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Saturday, September 29, 2012

No luck

No fish were caught this time, IMG 5666 IMG 5685 IMG 5695 IMG 5698 IMG 5699
but we were still pretty lucky.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Mantids

I love fall, for many reasons.
One of the big ones is finding Praying Mantises. IMG 5663
Truth be told, I love predators. I adore my Carnivorous Plants, and I love Praying Mantises.
 I love my Carnivorous Plants with a side of Mantis… IMG 5662
I love peace lilly's with a twist. IMG 5677
I love finding them on a bush, IMG 6091
 and offering up a moth-y snack. IMG 6092
 I love when crazy things happen, and a dragonfly sunbathes next to a mantis and I wait, and wait, for a
battle,
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 AND nothing happens! IMG 6096
It's all so good.
 Go out today, and find your good!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

At the Peabody Museum

with these guy's! 
We hadn't been there in a long while, IMG 5883
 so we decided to hit up their big food exhibit, and just poke around a bit. IMG 5882 IMG 5881 IMG 5880 IMG 5878 IMG 5884


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We also went out to eat and had noodles. IMG 5872
The end.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The Boy's Dance Class.

It is going so well. IMG 5646 IMG 5648 IMG 6067 IMG 6063 IMG 6062
They love it, and it is so much fun for me to watch them enjoy every minute of it!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Dad's heart is fixed!

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Just wanted to send a happy update that my Dad was able to have the less invasive procedure of having three stents placed in his affected artery versus a bypass procedure. IMG 6024
Very grateful. IMG 6025
He did very well, and having spent one last night in recovery he was sent on his way back into the wild.
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He will have to adapt to a new lifestyle with the help of medicine, diet, and exercise. This will be a little difficult for him as he is not big on change, but I know he can do it… IMG 6030
RIGHT, Dad?!
 :>)

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Dad's Heart

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is normally a good, kind, and big heart…
 But a few days ago, it gave him chest pain, and breathlesness. So my Mom rushed him up to the ER, and it was discovered that he had a near heart attack. His blood pressure was pretty high, and he had an irregular heartbeat. His stress test showed signs of blocked arteries. IMG 5987
He was transferred to Yale, which makes visiting him much easier. IMG 5966
Today he undergoes his angioplasty to see just what is going on. IMG 5974
If he has a simple blockage, he will receive a stent or two. If he has a full blockage, or multiple areas of blockage, then he will be a candidate for bypass surgery. IMG 5973
 So we'll just see how it goes.IMG 5970
 The kids have been very good, and love to go see him.
They have played pit with him, IMG 5985
hung out,
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and helped him pick out his meals. IMG 5969
 Evren even spent his own money buying Grandpa a heart friendly granola bar! IMG 6007
He is in a good place.
And was lucky enough to receive a warning, and not a full blown attack!
As we were leaving, we played by the fountain, IMG 6008
Yale has a very pretty lobby, it makes me want to have a latte and read a magazine.
Or something....
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We decided to take Grandma out for a nice meal, get her a drink, help her relax. IMG 6012
She will be staying with us until my Dad gets released, so the kids have been very happy to have her on a big sleepover!
You just never know what life will throw at you, and the one thing I have learned is that there is nothing more precious and basic than having your health.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Backyard fires

They always are so good! IMG 5229 IMG 5230 IMG 5232 IMG 5234 IMG 5785 IMG 5783
There really is no better way to spend a chilly autumn night.
Plus, there are s'mores.
Just sayin'…