Karen - Hudson got the DJ Lance costume. He loved it so much he wanted to carry the bag out of the store. It was cute.
I started my day pretty early, I woke up with Brian at 4:30 a.m. to get his lunch ready because he had to work and to make sure Gunther got his first feeding really early in the morning and to have his first insulin injection, yes I said insulin, I have a dog that is diabetic. I did this because I would have to leave the house around 11:30 a.m. to take our little Gunther to a specialist in Mesa for a salvatory gland issue that he has been dealing with for a while. I feel so sorry for him not only does he have to deal with diabetes but a very swollen gland on the side of his face.
I don't know the roads in the east valley very well at all so I was a little apprehensive to drive to all this way from west valley. Thank God for GPS! I am so gald that we invested in a Garmin. Finding the vet's office was very easy. Normally I am always running late but I actually got there early. I didn't think I would be there very long but my 1:00 p.m. appointment turned into an all afternoon appointment. Gunther and I saw the doctor and he wanted to do an ultra sound of the gland and have the surgeon take a look at the ultra sound and then for me to have a consultation with the surgeon about our options to treat Gunther. They said that they could do it that day but I would need to come back around 3:30 p.m. I wasn't about to drive home to have to turn around and come back. So I decided to stay on that side of town and see if I could find a Barnes and Noble or some place where I hang out until I had to go back to see the surgeon. I was lucky and found a Bookman's to go look around in. I have never been to one before so it was a treat. It was nice because they had a cafe in there and I found some old Scrapbook Etc. magazines and read those for a while. You can only look at books and magazines for so long before your eyes get a little crossed eyed. So I drove back to the vet's office. I got there and told the girl at the reception desk that I knew I was really early but I didn't have anywhere else to go. It was a long day being there and waiting. Finally I got my consult with the surgeon (which was after 3:30 p.m.) because they were running late. It was as expected, he needs surgery to remove the gland. I will have to arrange to take a day off work so he can have his surgery. I have to say Gunther was a trooper, he did real good with all the poking and prodding they did.
I got home around 6:00 p.m. Then I got a call from one of the cutest little boys I know. Johnathan says to me "Nina how's Gunther and when are you coming over so we can go we can go get my Halloween costume?" I told him that I needed to eat dinner and I would be over there. He tells me to hurry up. It made me laugh. Well I ate my dinner and then went over to my parents house so I could go with my sister and Johnathan so he could get his Halloween costume. For a while he kept saying he wanted to be Venom. Then he saw the Ironman costume in an advertisement and decided that it what he wanted to be. So we went to the Halloween store and he got his costume. He was really excited to get it. He kept asking if he could wear it and of course my sister had to tell he had to wait until Halloween. We got him interested in a movie and put away the costume.
It was a long day but it had a nice ending, being with family.
Sunday, Day 17.
It was another early day for me, I woke up really early so I could clean the house. Thankfully Brian mopped the floors for me so I didn't have to do that. Then the boys did their usual Sunday by watching the Bears game and whatever other football games they wanted. After the Bears game Brian and Heath played video games for while. Me, I was upstairs watching TV for a while and before I knew it I was asleep on the couch. I had a good nap.
We ended our day by eating dinner with Brian's parents. We used to eat dinner at their house every Sunday and we haven't done it quite while. It was really nice spending time with them.
I am going to make myself some scrappy goals this week because I haven't done it in while. Here's my goal for the week: I want to get at two layouts of Hudson done and two layouts of Johnathan done. This should not be too hard, I figure that I can get them done on the nights that Brian will be at the gym working out.