Mid April…

Well, April has been busy so far, and shows no signs of slowing down. Yes, I get tired, but I pace myself as well as I can. It’s actually refreshing to be sort of “normal” again, after so long.

Weekend of 4/7-8, we had Lindsay’s and Seth’s baby shower for my grandson Waylan. It was a large turnout, the food and company were excellent and a good time was had by all. Sunday was Easter and we had our traditional crawfish boil (for Easter and for Joey’s birthday.) Rick and Kat Garcia were in attendance and brought Kat’s brother and his wife and daughter, and we really enjoyed getting to know them, as well as catching up with our good friends the Garcias. Oh, and the crawfish was to die for… it was Evan’s first time to purge, and he did a great job… no muddy taste in these bugs!

This weekend, it is actually Joey’s birthday (4/13) and we spent the day buying shrubs, flowers and vegetable plants. Then we planted then and fertilized and watered everything. The botanical efforts are really progressing! I grilled up some salmon burgers and corn on the cob for supper, and we had a nice quiet evening. Today has been a hodgepodge of activity, with most of my day spent researching the parts list I need to get my 1971 Triumph up and running. Time is of the essence! Tomorrow is the church cookout and games day (if we don’t get rained out).

So far, April is FUN. Oh, and I am still working 3 days a week… long hours, but it’s still a lot of fun for me. I like my job and the people I work with.

I hope everyone has a great week!

Here is a slideshow of pics from last weekend. Enjoy!

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We made the distance!!

On Saturday, March 31, my wife JoAnn, and I along with my sister Sheri and her family, walked what was supposed to be a 5K walk for the American Liver Foundation’s Liver Life Walk. Due to some questionable signage (or just flat out mischief) our route was changed without notice and we ended up walking about twice that amount. It didn’t hurt us, but we were TIRED at the end. (over half the walkers at the event got suckered in to this trick)

At any rate, it was worth it. We raised, as a coalition, over $90K for the American Liver Foundation. My group exceeded our goal of $1500, thanks to my generous donors.

I will put a slide show up, as soon as I collect all the pictures, but in the meantime, here is the money shot!

The Finish line (finally!)