Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Happy Holidays!

And so it was—and this is how it went down.

Firstly it’s not the winter until you’ve gone to Rochester on Tap. I used Uber for the first time and it went quite well.

We drank some Hawaiian beer.

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And we selfied in front of Insight

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And we put on Santa Hats and had our picture taken

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Yep.

So apparently while I was spending my time drinking beer and writing papers I never did mail my cards.  I did write a note but sadly, it has to get into a card and mailed. Hoping for a January launch on those.

Oh, and we went to the yearly Lorie Line Concert.

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Christmas was quiet with just us. And a dog or two…

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Manny slept with his head in the cat basket.

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So that was Christmas. I somehow don’t even have a picture of our tree, which was a new one and pretty awesome. It may be fake but it looked real and I think it will be good for about 10 years or so.

I am now heading into week 6 of my last quarter of school. 5 more weeks. I am madly trying to get hours for shadow experiences and work with my preceptor. Since last week was the holiday week there wasn’t much going on, and next week I have a week with no day off which isn’t going to be good for hours. But I think I’ll make it. I feel better than when I started, that is for sure.

It’s cold for the holidays—here’s New Years Weekend

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When the high has a negative sign in front of it, well, you know. Or maybe not.

Our plan was to go to the cities for New Years Eve but I didn’t plan very well and we don’t have any place for the dogs to go. So, we are staying home. Although I was looking forward to a mini-vacay, until this school stuff is done I sort of feel like I need to be home. It’s difficult to be organized when I am either working or being at work shadowing on my day off or doing homework on the weekend. Hence, no cards.

Dang.

So we stayed home and watched some football and rooted for losing teams.

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We also had some really really really good cake.

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We didn’t drink our Christmas Wine, yet-

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And although I’ve been told I feature the cats too many times in my blog, it is my blog and the last kick off of the New Year is Puddy-

Playing her favorite computer game

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Full Speed Ahead

Well, Thanksgiving has come and gone and we are full speed ahead to Christmas.

Thanksgiving was spent in Grand Forks with Blane and Melanie.

First off we celebrated a late Blane’s birthday-

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Kitten Love

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Happy 33rd to Blaney!

The next day was Thanksgiving and Cody and Maral came with Buzz the dog.

Why I didn’t get a group photo with some delicious vegetarian dinner I have no idea. But i didn’t. It was so good. Melanie got some vegetarian loaf that was super delish. She also whipped up some potatoes and bread, and I brought stuffed acorn squash and pie. All in all it was the best.

The following day was sunny and warm. Yep, until this week the weather has been pretty warm.

We walked the dog Buzz and took some selfies and pics of the Red River.

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and the boys, of course

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Cody thought it was cold but we thought it was warm!

The sunsets are so lovely there.

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I got back Friday night and on Sunday I went to the Festival of Trees-

Bad selfie but it’s me, Laura, and Mary back there.

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The people who decorate these trees are so creative it’s rediculous

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We also had some entertainment by Just for Kix. Sooo cute.

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The next weekend it was off to San Antonio to run the Rock n Roll.

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We also visted the Alamo that day--

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It’s pretty neat, surrounded by the city.

We took a night time walk on the Riverwalk, which is really pretty.

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On Sunday Cathy and I ran the half relay and Randy ran the half.

It started out rather hot and humid.

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But with about a mile to go it started raining-hard.

A wet finish selfie. I look worried but really I’m pretty happy.

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and….done.

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We were all VIPers and that meant free drinks for all!

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We didn’t drink ALL that, but we did end up with some extra….

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I repped Insight Brewing with this…whatever it is.

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And after it was said and done we ate at the Republic of Texas

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Night time on the river walk.

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The next day was full of sight seeing--

Market Square

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O Henry’s House

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A walk and cruise on the riverwalk

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and then out to dinner in the Pearl area-

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We ate here. The name is about the cured meats…

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But I ate vegetarian-

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When we got done there were carolers waiting to serenade us

I tried and tried to embed the video but I can’t fight blogger. So annoying.

Our view was not bad from our hotel either-

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San Antonio Skyline

We left early the following day and stopped over in Atlanta

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It was 80 degrees in San Antonio on Monday……

And it’s 19 degrees today.

But I have to say, it was pretty fun!

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Breaking every rule while being culturally insensitive.

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Sorry….not sorry……………