And many apologies for the almost 3 month gap between entries, time has flown by, and pretty much like winter snow, it's come & gone before anyone really realized it.
We did get some snow, but nothing like the amounts anticipated, the couple of flurries we got we sufficient for the kids to test out some toboggans and slide round & sometimes into, a fire hydrant. It was very powdery so even digging out the cars wasn't too strenuous for this old fart!
Pictured is Hannah using up her energy at SkyZone a place populated with sufficient spots for even Hannah & Ryan to bounce out all energetic feelings for an hour. We've bought a seasons pass for a year and it's pretty much paid off already, future visits will be free entertainment!
Ryan is delighted to be able to claim 1 of the 100% slots for his class at Math on the Reflex computer program, he really put in the effort this year and zoomed up the charts, very well done and he's catching up Jessica's math skills fast! :)
We're back in Soccer season and Ryan has to tolerate his Father coaching once again, because nobody else will.... so that will be fun. Possibly for me, possibly for him, probably not for both of us! He's still basking in the glory of the CHEATRIOTS winning the SuperSnoreBowl.
Other news involves the departure of Bluey II.. possibly some kind of stomach disorder saw his demise despite some attempts to assist him through it. Pretty sure most here wouldn't have noticed had I not informed them! Right now the tank stands full of water, but no fish, unsure if we'll go & try once more, as it's generally only me who does the daily feed & maintenance.
The title? Oh, yes.... as some may be aware I have a dislike of dentists based solely on some unfortunate experiences when younger, now I'll say here my current dentist is great, and the crew there do tend to view me somewhat sympathetically as they know the history. I tend to lay there like a dead bluey and just hope for the conclusion, but recently I had to have some reconstructive surgery which led to temporary crowns, the 1st was completed, but the 2nd needed further work, so they went to re-insert the temporary, pre-empting it with "Sorry my friend, you're going to feel this" which is perhaps the worst thing a dentist can say, especially to a nervous patient. Well initially it was not too bad, and then OH MY F****** GOD! I actually shook and lost feeling in my legs... holy crap that was unpleasant. I was too afraid to even ask what the hell they did, I presume something along the lines of touching the root canal nerve.
That was followed 3 days later by the temporary which never felt right incidentally, falling out & being replaced again, only for me to get to within 24 hours of my appointment & thinking I'd enjoy a nice juicy burger. 1st bite, and crunch.... and that was end of the temporary, and my lunch :( However like all good stories, this ended well as I got finally repaired and have been almost without pain for the 1st time in a month and the 1st bite of food was delicious :)
Jessica has had some fun & games at work, having said goodbye to some friends recently including Carey who managed to come & work for us, and be trained initially by ME! Haha. Time will tell if she's been a good student, I'll be watching her and keeping her in check for sure.
Cats are fine, Poofy is getting more like a grumpy old man day by day, and is still non-tolerant of feisty kitten activities, he's now decided the safest place is actually on the sofa with us at night so that shows how he's changed over the years, Oreo's still loves ice and other odd items as toys and spends the days continuing to stand her ground against Jake the thug, who of course absolutely obliterates her when he wants to. Thug has begun balancing on the stair bannister, perhaps inspired by kitten walking up above the deck doors. It would remiss not to mention we're rapidly upon the day of losing Nugget and 9 years later it's still a shame we lost him, though we are glad to have Jakey with us.
Ok, for now that's enough of a recap, we're rushing towards Taurus time which means birthdays aplenty!
Till next time,
J, J, R & H.