Friday, November 02, 2012


If all goes as planned....this will be our new place!

Monday, July 30, 2012

Just screw it!

Update on DH...

Surgery happened on July 17th, he got a plate and 6 screws, plus stitches! All went well and he spent the next 10 days immobilized in a fancy arm sling.  At the followup they took the xray above, said it looked good and not to use the shoulder at all beyond letting it hang free sometimes, plus lower arm exercises, no force and no lifting above the head and keep wearing the sling.  We go back in 4 weeks.

This is basically what was done:

It also talks about why the device has to be removed, basically it impinges on the joint and can cause arthritis or other fractures.  Hoping for removal in 3 to 4 months.

Basically, we're settling in to a new normal.  We did half days back at work last week, and are going to attempt full days this week. Yippee!

Monday, July 09, 2012


Well, they say go BIG or go HOME! Gotta hand it to DH...he WENT BIG, as in big bycycle wreck on his hand cycle on Saturday.  Won't go into the gory details, suffice to say he flipped the thing onto hot pavement going about 20 mph.  An ambulance ride to the E.R. was needed. He has a broken clavicle, two suture sites on his face and multiple, scrapes, cuts, road rash, bruises, etc. He is lucky and wants to tell everyone that WEARING A HELMET SAVED HIM!  So do it! NO EXCUSES!

Since DH is a paraplegic and very active, including being in training for a marathon, we sought out the orthopedic MD ASAP...Monday.  Of course DH broke a difficult to repair spot and with his demands on that part of the body, etc. he's been referred to a specialist.  Here's hoping they can do a surgery soon that will give him the greatest recovery and range of motion!

This is just a have to take them one at a time...

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Go!STL All American 5K

DH and I!
Darrin was given an Apple Pie for being the only Wheeler!

Here's video of him crossing the finish line:

Here's a video of me crossing it...look for the lumbering gal with the knee straps!

Saturday, June 02, 2012

Union - Founder's Day 10K

Darrin gearing up for the 10K!

Saturday, May 05, 2012

Sunday, April 29, 2012


Ran my first ever charity (AKA sign up and pay) 5K on Saturday!
Must say I'm glad I finally got that out of the way. I've been trying to "run" since December of 2011. I've had several false starts over the years I finally stuck with it long enough to get to the point of actually running (albeit slowly) an entire 5K distance! Yay me! The fact the DH has been so focused on his fitness and weight loss has been a real boost to me. Anyhow, I made the mistake of going out to dinner with some friends the night before and I had a couple glasses of wine which always gives me a bit of, ahem, gastro issues. Which of course hit me MID RACE...I was able to walk it off and finish it though, but damn the hills!!! OMG! I only run on flat ground, cuz I'm a newbie so what do I do for my first 5K, sign up for one with a bunch of friggin hills...oh well...always up for a challenge! I DID IT!

Sunday, April 08, 2012

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Monday, January 23, 2012