Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Burn After Reading

More like Burn Before Watching. Nothing like a comedy with no jokes. I know it was packed with superstars but it can still suck. Believe me it really sucked. One of the worst movies I have ever seen. Don't rent it.

Monday, December 15, 2008

It's a girl


We saw her on tv and just had to have her. A third dog. We are just asking for trouble.




Friday, December 12, 2008

Dumb and Dumber


Painting a room the wrong color paint or calling a repairman because a breaker was tripped? You be the judge.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Best camera phone ever


I swear the camera on my phone is better than our digital camera.


Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Thursday, November 20, 2008

It is Michigan week!!!

My buddy Dave knows how we roll during Michigan week!




If you notice he is playing Tommy Tailgater(R.I.P). Matt seems to think he is playing a Green Day song.



Below you will see the similarities with Billie Joe Whatshisnuts.






Monday, November 10, 2008

Thursday, November 6, 2008


Mike's dad passed away last night. Izbo was a great guy. He always made you feel welcome, alive and beautiful! Ask anyone that knows him and they will say the exact same thing. We are going to miss him.

Friday, October 31, 2008

I am speechless....


Can anyone guess all of the McHenry costumes this year?

Friday, October 24, 2008

Fundraising that does not cost me any money!

So I have asked a million questions and it looks like there is a great way to fundraise for the National Kidney Foundation that does not cost anyone a thing. You can purchase a $5 gift card to Kroger or $25 gift card to Giant Eagle through the NKF. You can then reload this card at the customer service desk. 5% of all money spent on that gift card will be donated to the NKF.
So just spending a couple of minutes at the customer service counter could raise a lot of money for the NKF. Neal knows exactly how much I HATE the customer service desk at Kroger, but I will suck it up for a good cause.

If you are interested, let me know. I will coordinate purchasing the initial gift card. I was warned that the customer service desk may have no awareness to this, so if you ask them any questions do not be surprised when you get a blank stare, which is what they are trained to do. The sku on the gift card is what ties the spending to the NKF.

My assumption is you will get your gas discounts when you reload the gift card, but I am not 100% sure. I can let you know after I get my gift card.

We are hoping to get rich quick with this CVS contest. The story is "Selfless Acts"
http://www.forallthewaysyoucare.com/readstory/friends/ I would say Ryan and Leslie deserve the $25k! Hopefully they will be selfless when they win and share their winnings!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Jellis?


You should be. MY FISH OHIO PIN CAME IN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Busy Weekend

Friday a few of us went to the Mansfield Reformatory. It was a blast. They have a haunted house that runs through the old prison. We took a few pictures.





Ryan turned 30 this week! Happy birthday to him. Ryan also ran the Columbus Half Marathon. Very impressive!!!!!!!!! Very proud of him. He deserves the nap he got.



Joey on the other hand did not deserve the nap. We went fishing on Sunday to Lake Erie. We didn't catch anything but Joey caught a nap on the way home. Must be nice.


Friday, October 17, 2008

Gary and the Bucks

I took Gary to his first Buckeye game against Poodoo(Purdue). The game was a stinker. We still had a good time. We walked around the tailgate areas, took a gander at Heinegate(pre and post game), the Skull Session, and walked around the shoe. We walked around St. John Arena and when we actually walked in we saw Coach Tressel speak and then the players walked out. We were right above the tunnel the players and coaches walked out. Great timing on my part. Even though the game stunk it was still a good time. Here are some pictures.


Skull Session in St. John Arena.



Not our seats but got a chance to get close to the field after the game.







A face only a mother could love.





Dave sent me this picture a few minutes ago. He is up there with his MSU grad wife, and going to the game. Leave her there bro. MSU SUCKS! GO BUCKS! ha.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

EEG

I had an EEG a few days ago. Just wanted to see if I had any lasting effects from the seizures. I don't know the results just yet. I had the lady take a picture of me. God look at my neck. I think I have about 3 twinkies stored in there. GROSS!!!


An electroencephalogram (EEG) is a test that measures and records the electrical activity of your brain. Special sensors are attached to your head and hooked by wires to a computer. The computer records your brain's electrical activity on the screen or on paper as wavy lines. Certain conditions, such as seizures, can be seen by the changes in the normal pattern of the brain's electrical activity.


Monday, September 29, 2008

One year ago

One year ago, I was 28 years old and my husband of 6 years was 30. My husband was on a ventilator at OSU, in what I referred to as a drug induced coma. He would not respond to my voice or my touch. I was in the ICU with my family and friends when a doctor told me that they thought something was or actually was not going on in my husband's brain. I was told that the fact that his tongue could potentially get cut off, was not at all an issue to deal with now. A doctor actually let my family and friends think that Neal was brain dead. For days we would all go back and visit hoping to get a response from him and nothing. It was days before tests were run to prove the doctors wrong.

I drove him to the hospital just 12 hours earlier and he knew my name and his name (although he could barely talk since his tongue was swollen throughout his entire mouth), but could not even tell me what year it was. He did not even answer let alone acknowledge my question "What year is it?" He simply stared into space as if my question never made it to his brain. I immediately called my sister and said meet me at the hospital right now, something is really wrong. Upon arriving at the hospital we were taken to a trauma room. We had never visited this area of the ER before, which was not a good sign. Neal was put on a ventilator and taken away for tests. Six hours later we saw him heavily sedated on a ventilator and still had no answers. My mom stated it best, this was a real life NIGHTMARE.

Thankfully the images of this nightmare are slowly fading. Neal likes to joke about this incident. I in turn do not think anything about it is funny and wish I could forget the month of October 2007 forever, perhaps even the entire year! Who would have thought we would be where we are today. Neal is in the best shape since we first started dating 13 years ago. I think we both have a new, improved outlook on life.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Nothing much going on.

Michele and I have settled into our grove. I keep working out as much as I physically can. Michele has picked up tennis. She is getting better every time she plays. We have had a few lessons together. I started taking advanced lessons. I really enjoy playing. I hate watching it. All the tennis people like watching it. Most weeks I play on Tuesday, Saturday, and Sunday.

I started a softball team(I play and coach) and we play at Berliner on Wednesdays. We are 3-3 so far. We ran up against a really good team and one team that was just awful. Hopefully we can make the playoffs but who knows.

Ryan is ready for this half marathon. He can already run the half. Impressive. For a Clydesdale.

I am again going zip lining on October 4th. I am taking my nephew Austin. It is his birthday present. He does not know he is going. So if you read this Austin this is what we are doing for your b-day.

Michele and I volunteered at the NBC4 Health Expo for Donate Life of Ohio. It was a little weird in the beginning but after a while it was fine. We got 3 or 4 people to sign up to donate there organs upon there demise. No one else that worked there at the time we were there had anyone sign up. I think it went well. Now comes the boneheaded part. One lady came up to the table and said that when her son died in a car crash she donated all of his organs. I then said how wonderful. Sad thing is it sounded more like I said how wonderful about the car crash. The lady did not say anything about it and probably knew what I meant. I can kind of laugh about it but I felt a little bad. But I got her to sign up to give up her organs upon death. That is what Donate Life gets for sending me out in the public with no training before hand. I plan on becoming a ambassador for Donate Life in the near future. Just one more training class.

That is all that is going on at 2271.

l8r

Best clip in football. EVER!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Another good cause

Michele forgot to mention we went to Ruth's Chris for dinner. Here she is digging into a plate of cheesecake.

Neal and I just celebrated our 7th wedding anniversary. In total we have been together for 13 years. Last year we were at a tailgate and Neal had to use a cane to walk and could only stay an hour. This year, we road our bikes down to tailgate from the Park of Roses and I had to drag him out of there. What a difference a year makes! I accidentally scheduled a tennis lesson on our anniversary, so we did that followed by dinner and dessert. At least I did not try to schedule a boys night at an Indians game!

Neal is doing great. Better than ever. Ryan has also recovered quite nicely. What is a guy to do after donating his kidney to his friend...... run a half marathon. Seems logical to me. Ryan is running for a cause. We are proud to say he is our friend! Here is a letter from him.


Friends and Family,

Many of you know that I am training for the Columbus Half-Marathon. I'm currently up to 11 miles in preparation for the 13.1 miles on race day Saturday, October 19th. I recently found out that I will be a "Clydesdale" in the race. When I went to sign up I had to pick a category of runner, the categories are "Men", "Women", "Clydesdales" and "Athenas". No, I will not be in horse-costume towing a buggy of Budweiser. So what is a Clydesdale? It's a man over 200 pounds competing in a half marathon. Apparently we have our own category in the racing world. While my initial goal was simply to complete the half marathon, that has since changed. My new goal is to be the first "Clydesdale" across the finish line. The fastest fat man in the field! For 2009, my goal is to simply attain "Man" status in the racing world! You've got to start somewhere I guess.

What many of you don't know is why I am running in the marathon. This year, a co-worker of mine at Pearson Education, Marissa Feliberty, passed away from cancer. At just 40 years old she left a husband and 3 young children. Marissa's battle with cancer came at the same time as my own brush with the disease. When I went for my follow up with the oncologist in March to make sure my remaining kidney was clear, I made a visit to Marissa, who was also in the James Cancer Hospital that day. Just a week prior, Marissa had learned that her cancer was terminal. Needless to say, when my own results came back that morning clear as expected, it was not a joyous day of relief but a day of many emotions. Marissa passed away days later on March 18th, 2008.

A group of people at my company got together afterward and wanted to do something to honor Marissa and support her family. We are raising money for her children's college funds, Chloe (13), Ben (11), and Olivia (9). If you would like to sponsor me for the half marathon and our fundraiser for Marissa's family, please send your check, made out to Friends of Marissa, to Alicia's attention at the address below.

Alicia Wozniak, Pearson Education, 445 Hutchinson Ave., 4th Fl., Columbus, OH 43235. Any amount, even $10, will help me attain my goal of $1,500 for this fundraiser. Thanks for your consideration and support.

Sincerely,
Ryan McHenry

Monday, August 25, 2008

Zip Lining & Hocking Hills

A few of us went to hocking hills and zip lining. New pics have been added. happy now?







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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Best ticket in town!!!!



Got my Buckeye season tickets in the mail yesterday(Sec 18C Row 36, Seats 29&30 Top picture is a view of the field from my section). My seats are not all that good but better than last year. Should be another fun year of tailgating and pissin in the bushes near the Ag buildings.

What seats did my fellow buckeye fans get?

Monday, August 11, 2008

I once caught a fish this big!


Paul, Dave and I went fishing up at the lake on Sunday on my Uncle Greg's boat. There was some serious wave action. We got in some really big waves. I think at one point there were some 6 footers. It was tough. Dave got a little green. ha. Paul, Greg and I were fine but Dave was one cough away from tossin. It was a blast!! I caught a big Sheepshead(freshwater drum). It was around 28 inches and weighed 8lbs 5oz. Biggest fish I have ever caught! Thanks Greg!
On a side note. Is this guy over my shoulder in the blue shirt Jigsaw??? We think so.




Thursday, August 7, 2008

Ex-squeeze me? Baking powder?


Dave and I saw this at Lunch earlier this week. Sweet building name! It is on Reed Rd.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Untanned Burns


check out the sideburn tan line. I usually don't have them cut. Now I know why. Man my ears are hairy and massive!!!!

Friday, August 1, 2008

Lil' Ryan Update

Got the results of my tests. Good news/Bad News. I will start with the bad news........... My three other kidneys are still not working. Guess I have to keep lil' Ryan. Lil' Ryan is cancer free. I am pumped. I had an ultrasound before but a CT scan showed no kind of growths. If you don't know before the transplant the scans showed a cyst. This time nothing!!!!!!!! MONEY!!!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Dash For Donation






Denise, Leslie, Mom, Mike and Michele volunteered at a water station on the half marathon path. It was way busier than they anticipated! They had a good time doing it. They wish they could have seen the rest of the group...hopefully next year.

I had several friends run in race. All finished well. Almost everyone beat me except Connor, and dude can't even crawl all that good yet! ha. It was a really hot and very hilly run. I was out there doing it so I am happy with the results.

I had a cat scan done on lil' Ryan. I will know more later but don't expect anything bad. I had to drink that barium drink. BLAAAAAAAAAAA. I chugged 2 jugs like a champ! The worst part was the IV. I don't miss those at all. Though when I usually had them in I would be all morphined up!!!!

Barium update. Last night at tennis my I had "stomach" pains. My stomach hurt to bad I thought it was going to explode. I got home and just made it to the throne. It must have been that barium stuff. God I had to hold on for my life!!!! I know TMI and very gross!! Just a warning to those that don't know. Now ya know!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Let us put it to a vote

Is Subway fast food or an alternative to fast food. You be the judge.

PLEASE VOTE!!!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Another subway spotting

http://www.nbc4i.com/midwest/cmh/authors.Bio.-content-midwest-cmh-authors-ben_gelber.html

Monday, July 21, 2008

Cabin Party & Dr updates

We went up to Dave's parents cabin. Check his site for the pics. It was a blast. Go to www.thelusks.com for pics.


I had my appointment with Dr. Davies. It went well. She was happy with my weight and health. She was happy that I have dropped a good amount of weight and was exercising on a regular basis. My hemoglobin is still not normal for a male. It will probably stay this way. Doc said that it is actually about what a women's level would be. She said that some studies show that this is a contributing factor to why women have a lower rate of heart disease. The blood is actually not as thick so there is less work the heart has to do. She also said that she is really not to worried about the cancer and I will just get my cat scanned every 6 months for 3 years, then 1 once a year forever.

I hope this is enough for cheryl to read. Lord knows I don't want to piss her off.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Steve you lucky BASTARD!!!!!!


Steve, my buddy at work got near Kelsey Webb from WNCI. What a lucky bastard. She was at the Jim Tressel book signing. Steve called me and told me she was there so I rolled up there to say hi.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

It's been 6 months already!

Life sure has changed. Headed to the doc this afternoon for a regular check up.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Transplant Games

We will post an update and pictures, but I just wanted to say Neal did a great job. Tomorrow is 6 months from the transplant and if a stranger saw him they would never guess. He shaved about 10 minutes off of his last 5k time, which is unheard of. On the way home, Neal was the only one that did not need a nap. Things sure have changed.




Here is the article in case you missed it....
http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/life/stories/2008/07/12/1_BEST_FRIENDS.ART_ART_07-12-08_D1_53AMO8U.html?sid=101

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Just a reminder the article comes out Saturday in the life section. We are getting ready to leave for Pittsburgh. Neal has been practicing all week. Hopefully he will bring home the gold medal. It will be a busy weekend. Here is a tribute Neal wrote for Ryan.

http://www.kidney.org/news/tgames/usgames/tributeShow.cfm?t=l

It is about half way down the page.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Counting down to stardom

Wednesday night we met up with the Dispatch photographer at Ryan and Leslie's. She took a lot of photos and I think we entertained her. The guys had their arms around each other (this was a first) and we played a couple of hands of euchre....I know exciting! The article is supposed to come out on Saturday the 12th in the Life section. Ryan and Leslie are off to Costa Rica and as soon as they return we are headed to Pittsburgh for the Transplant games. Next week, Neal will be practicing for the games. It will be a jam packed weekend.

We took a ride down to Hocking Hills for the 4th. Neal, Austin and I went hiking. I think we got a little more than we intended, but we made it out. We were out for almost 4 hours and had lunch by Cedar Falls. It really was beautiful. Unfortunatly it rained the entire time back. We were soaked and of course I slipped and got all muddy. We think it was around 6 or 7 miles. Quite a workout. Austin even fell asleep on the way home.



We are now at home and Neal and Austin (age 13) are playing Wii. I am watching two, I guess I would call them boys. They are constantly making fun of one another. Although I am wondering which one is truly more mature, I am smiling watching them. Boys and men will be boys! I will have to try and get video tape of their touchdown dances!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Updates

Something interesting happened to me the other day. My transplant doctor retired. It would have been nice to know a little in advance so I could "interview" some other doctors. I am just going to see Dr. Davies. She is a really good doctor. I think she borders on insanity and genius. She is very smart. I had her as my last transplant doctor so I know I am in good hands.

Now the tennis update. I have picked tennis back up after a 15 year hiatus. It took about a month now and I have my swing back. I went from losing to my sister Stacy 6-0,6-0 to losing 6-3,6-4. Give me another month and I will be kickin her a$$. I also joined a tennis league. There are some good people in the league and some bad people. So I fit in just fine.

Jen, Matt, Connor, Leslie, and Ryan came over for dinner last night. We played rockband!!!!!!! God it was great. Also, we have yet another personalized plate. It is over there ------------>


We are headed off to Jamaica in less than 24 hours.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Subway, the Ivy of Columbus

Went to get my Jared on today at lunch and guess who I saw, Thad Mada. I guess even the wealthy enjoy a cheap lunch.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Father's Day

We had a wonderful weekend camping at Mohican. We were even able to get a canoe trip in between storms on Friday. We made record time paddling like fools to make sure we missed the storms. Of course, there was no one there to pick us up. They showed up eventually. We also got to take Connor out for his first hike. It was wonderful. Connor is definetely a camper. I will get some pictures up once we get them. Leslie is my personal photographer.

Dad and Dorothy came up to the camp site on Father's Day. I was glad they could make it to see the camper. We had a great visit. We were able to make foil dinners. I grew up on these things in the summer. They are still pretty good for the amount of effort you put into them.


Neal surprised me on Sunday with some new license plates. I had mentioned to him that I wanted to get some. They are great, he even personalized them. I guess I will have to watch my road rage now that I am more easily identified on the road.


We leave for Jamaica in a week. We are ready for a vacation! We have another booked weekend ahead of us first with another 5k, Joey and Kristin's wedding (sure to produce some great photos) and a meeting for the Transplant Games.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

GOOD NEWS

I had my appointment with Dr. Pohar my oncologist today. The preliminary results are good. No cysts or growths. He said I will need to see him every 6 months for the next few years. Then after that once a year for the rest of my life. I may have to have my cat scan ed in a few years. I am fine with that. Michele and I were very happy. I would have given her a kiss but she has one hell of a nasty zit near her lips. PUKE!!!!!!

UPDATE: DOCTOR CALLED AND I AM ALL GOOD.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Busy Days

Neal and I have been doing a lot. Neal has taken up tennis as his new sport. Unfortunately I am not very good. Last weekend we headed up to Cleveland to see DJ's, Neal's nephew, graduate high school. We are very proud of him! We managed to get up to Elyria early to have a Schmity Burger. It is the best burger in town.

Oh yeah, I almost left out the most exciting part. A bird dropped a present on my lip. I asked Neal to clean it off and he smeared it everywhere. It was gross. Luckily we do not have a picture of this!


This weekend Neal had to work all day Saturday. I headed up to Cleveland with Mom and Mike to go to Dawn's wedding reception. Dawn is my oldest friend. We grew up on the same street and I feel like a part of her family. Dawn provided me with a lot of cell phone support during the last couple of years. I think my "other" family is starting to believe Neal is my pretend husband since he can never make any events. We are going to be visiting with Dawn and Brian in Pittsburgh in July. Neal will be there for sure. Congrats to Dawn and Brian! We are looking forward to getting to know Brian better in July.



Sunday, Neal and I headed to Cleveland to see his Uncle Greg. Uncle Greg had open heart surgery on Monday and is doing great. The noises at the hospital brought back a lot of bad memories, however it was nice that Neal was not the patient. Uncle Greg had one of his valves replaced with a cow valve. It really is amazing what doctors can do. I am not sure I understand how they do not all have a god complex.

We have a busy week planned and a camping trip set for next weekend. As you can see Neal is putting a lot of miles on our cars and on our legs. Neal's follow up with the oncologist is on Tuesday, so please think good thoughts. We will post after the appointment.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Quiz

I got something this morning that 99.9% of college students will never get. What did I get? Answer to follow tomorrow morning.


I want people to answer on the blog.

Blue Iris. ha.

No the answer is A FREE T-SHIRT WITHOUT HAVING TO SIGN UP FOR A CREDIT CARD.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Memorial Day Weekend

We had quite the busy weekend. Saturday we went up to Cleveland for a family wedding. We stayed with my dad overnight in Akron. Congrats to Amy and Bill! We had a good visit. There was an old school photo booth at the wedding. It was a great addition to any event. Here are our shots.


Neal must really be pumping it up at the gym. He was able to pick me up for a photo!

Sunday we did some yardwork and cooked out at Mom and Mike's. Neal got the Mustang cleaned up so we could ride in style.


Monday morning rolled around too quickly. We did the 5k and Neal far exceeded his original goal. According to us, we finished in 57 minutes and 13 seconds. He did a great job and it is quite an accomplishment with all he has been through. Ryan joined us for the 5k as well along with Cheryl and some of her friends and family. It is pretty amazing given what these two guys have gone through that they were both out there running. Apparently we are so good looking, news channel 4 had to put us on. Here is the clip....
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We all plan to sign up for more throughout the summer and shave our time. After the race we had a cookout at Ryan and Leslie's. We have determined that I am not only bad at tennis, but equally as bad at badminton. Neal wanted me to mention that him and Patty were the ones to beat.


Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Team McKoth in print

That is us on the bottom right. This is from a flier mailed out by the National Kidney Foundation. It is a pdf file copied to a bmp file so the resolution is lame. If you click on it you can get a better look at it. But we are right below Josh Cribs. Not bad!!!!

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Notes from the other half...

Life is great. Neal and I are filling our days with so much. Saturday we spent 5 hours learning about the organization Donate Life. The organization is funded by the government, so we will not be hitting everyone up for money! The presentation was very well done and we are hoping to donate our time to the organization. Ryan and Leslie also attended. There were probably 20 people at the meeting. All but one of them were personally touched by organ donation. It was wonderful to hear others stories and to share ours. I of course was the cry baby in our group. I spent a lot of the meeting thinking to myself. The things that constantly loom in my head are:

1) Images of Neal at particular stages of 2007 that continue to give me nightmares. I am hoping that today's meeting provided some type of closure or something that will help me to forget that year. I am afraid the decisions I had to make and the thoughts I had at particular points will haunt me forever. When I have these horrible thoughts I try to twist them around instead of remembering the day for the bad thing that happened, I try to picture the large group of family and friends that were around to support us. I know I need to leave these ghosts in the past, it is just not that easy. Thankfully Neal does not remember much.

2) How can we ever repay Ryan and Leslie? It seems as though every wonderful day we have I am thinking of them. We do not have enough money to buy them what they truly deserve. After introducing myself at today's meeting I thought, wait I want another turn. I want people to know how Ryan and Leslie were there for us not just at the time of the donation, but they helped us get through the difficult times when Neal was in the hospital. I knew whatever I asked they would do in a heartbeat, no questions asked. How much Neal being sick impacted them. How they had their first child, yet were still willing to have Ryan go through a major operation and be laid up on sets. What "gift" is sufficient?

3) Why would you not be an organ donor? You are dead, you do not need your organs. I read a t-shirt once that said "Don't Take Your Organs to Heaven...Heaven Knows We Need Them Here". Sadly we found out only 50% of Ohioans are organ donors and of those only about 1% pass in a way that allows organ donation to occur. http://www.lifelineofohio.org/


We are happily married (at least I am!) and we are not letting time pass us by. I hope we continue to do this for the rest of our lives. I hope others learn to do this for the rest of their lives. The "NEW" Neal is better than ever! We continue to train for the 5k and are hoping to do more. Lifeline is having a race in July. I am unsure if we will all be in it or not because they need volunteers. http://www.lifelineofohio.org/news/dashfordonation.aspx

As a side note, after the 5 hour meeting Neal and Stacy played tennis for over an hour and then Neal cut the grass. Afterwards we had Mom, Mike, Stacy and Chris over for dinner. A year ago, Neal could barely walk a lap in the hospital. It truly is a miracle!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Brutus and I


Went to see Lance Armstrong speak and happened to run into Brutus.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Monday, May 5, 2008

Are you sick of your man?

Well come on down to Famous Nails in Columbus on Olentangy Street. This place has figured out the cure to a man. The sign even says "We Open Sunday" I guess that is in case you need the cure for a man that you picked up on Saturday.
Dave and I saw this on our way to lunch today.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Mulch

Paul, Michele and I mulched our front yard. It really only took about an hour to unload the mulch. It took longer to get it from the store. Thank god for friends with trucks that work for free.

video

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Run Forest Run!

Michele and I have signed up to run a 5k in Westerville. I am able to walk/run about 2.5 miles a day(1.5 in the morning before work and 1 mile at night). Michele can already do a 5K I think. I have about a month to get ready. It seems I am doing everything that Forest Gump did. Next up, Shrimpin.

Guess Who?

If you already have seen these don't ruin it for everyone else.



Sunday, April 27, 2008

SpikeDrivers

Michele, Ryan, Leslie and I went to see the SpikeDrivers on Saturday night. It was good. They were jammin out with their clam out.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Table Tennis Tourney

Well lets say I got my

Handed to me. One and done.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Clippers Baseball

It is getting to be that time of year. Columbus Clippers time. They are the AAA affiliate of the Washington Nationals. They used to be the affiliates of that crappy team in Boo York. I had to go. It was the only baseball in town. Excluding the buckeyes.

The last game I went to I took a liner off of my chest from the bat of Milky(Melky) Cabrera. I would have caught the ball but my friend Matt got in the way. He can be a big dumb animal some times.

I hope to make a couple of games this year. Especially dime a dog night. Where the cold hot dogs are a plenty. No onions though. Can sell hot dogs for 10 cents but can't give away onions. O' well.

Now Dawn can I assume you are a Pirates fan since you sold the Browns out?

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Steps forward in transplantation

Living donation seems to be increasing! This is wonderful news since living donations have a higher success rate. We are thankful Ryan was willing to donate! Everyday I think to myself what an amazing gift he gave Neal and I. I cannot even imagine how he feels when he sees Neal. It is great to have Neal back.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/24018171/

Friday, April 4, 2008

Dr Visit & NIT

I had another Dr appointment yesterday. Everything went well. I was able to stop taking Nexium(costs about 500 bucks a year!!!) and hopefully can stop taking lipitor in June. He is happy with all of the test results. He wants me to get an ultrasound of the kidney and I already have one scheduled with the oncologist in June. I also only have to get blood draws once a week now. I love that!!! I should have taken Lusk to dialysis with me. The needles they use to stick a fistula are like mini swords. Painfull as a mother!

Also bucks took the NIT, or as Harry would say Ohio really pulled it out(come on Evans you have worked at osu for 30 something years no one calls it Ohio). I was talking to Lusker today and it was funny we both agreed that the "victory" ceremony was cut very short on tv. I went to pee as soon as the game was over and when I came back the coverage for the basketball game was over. Damn new kidney prevented me from seeing the ceremony. I guess it is the NIT and no one cares.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

I can drive again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Watch out world. I think the local taco bell knew I would be driving for 4th meal again. Taco bell knows the way to my heart!







Saturday, March 29, 2008

Stir it up; little darlin, stir it up.


Jamaica here come the Kothes. Michele, Austin, Denise, and I have booked our vacation to Jamaica. Can't wait to go.