Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Bullet time!

  • It literally is bullet time for Dustin, the Wildlife Department for the tribe I work for donated a three day hunting excursion with a guide for the Learning Center, Austin's school, to raffle off to raise funds for scholarship tuition.  We bought a $100 ticket and they drew Dustin as the winner.  So Nov. 4-6 he will get to go hunting for a mule deer on the reservation.  The tribe sells five day hunting excursions for $3,500, so this was a great deal!  He is so excited and going to go site his gun this weekend.
  • My knee has been hurting for a few weeks now.  I don't know that I exactly did one thing to injure it, but I have a history of bad knees stemming from a car accident that I was in when I was 11.  My right knee took the brunt of the injuries in the wreck and I am missing a ligament in that knee.  The left knee has always had to overcompensate though, so it's in pretty bad shape too.  I went to the doctor today and she said my knee is full of fluid and that I have a Baker's cyst, a fluid filled sack that swells out the back of my knee.  In adults these are either cause by arthritis or torn cartilage so she ordered an MRI that I will have on Nov. 4.  
  • We are planning our trip to Iowa for Thanksgiving.  We are going to attempt to road-trip it  for the first time with Austin.  We will stop at my Mom's on the way out and we may take the southern route home so Dustin can attend a conference in Albuquerque.
  • I will be traveling for work the week of Nov. 14-18th to Santa Fe, NM.  I will be attending the National Tribal Water Quality Conference hosted by the US EPA. 
  • Austin is so rambunctious these days and some times it's completely exhausting.  He has gotten to where he stalls when it comes to bed time.  I stay on him, but he tries every trick in the book.
  • Austin knows his shapes now.  We have a book and he can name circle, square, oval, rectangle, diamond, star, and triangle.  
  • We bought a Halloween costume for Austin this weekend.  He is going to be a football player. 
  • I have been sewing like crazy and am getting very close on the top of the quilt.  It is turning out really great and I am pleased with the design.  I just wish there were a few more hours in the day so I could sew on it more.


  1. In case I didn't say before, I LOVE your quilt thus far! I looked at it, but don't remember if I had time to comment on it or not. :)

    That will be fun to go to Iowa for Thanksgiving. :) The bags I made for our trip to see you and then to Vegas worked so great for us...although we don't have a DVD player either.

  2. I love the idea of a football player for Halloween. I always think of kids in animal costumes or something but I'll have to remember that one, my husband would love that for Jensen some year!

  3. Ugh - I am sorry about your knee! You have a lot going on this season! Where in Iowa are you going?


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