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Sunday, June 21, 2009

Graduation Parties, Happy Fathers Day, and This MS Thing Not Too Bad This Week

Happy Father's day to all of your fathers out there, I hope your day was as nice as mine was. We had the wife's family over for a cookout, it was a beautiful day here, no tornadoes like yesterday. My ribs were a hit, the pressure cooker was the secret, 12 minutes in there, then crisp them up on the grill, delish. It was the same group we are going on the cruise with, all 10 of us. They treat me like a God, like I said, they are a smart group, should be a great trip. My father spent the day with my sister and her family 3 hours away, not the same as it used to be, but I'm glad he was with family today.

We had 37 graduation parties to go to yesterday! OK, it wasn't that bad, but it was 5, it's hard knowing so many people, we should have limited it to 10 acquaintances, and that's it! We had parties with friends from the boy's bowling, neighbors, and Slammer Mike's baby too. Sorry to those who we didn't attend, but we had a blast up north, a mix of friends, friend's family members, and people we hadn't seen in a while. It's always good to see everyone, plus I got to show off my stimulator to everyone, and give a little demo. Most importantly, it's nice to be with family, even if you aren't related!

Feeling pretty good the last few days, don't know why, wish I did, like to recreate it tomorrow! It sure wasn't what I ate, party Saturday and Sunday, my crap intake was on the high side. The stimulator worked exactly as it was designed to all weekend, so my mobility was high, though my right knee seems to tire more quickly then I'd like. I've been sleeping pretty good, better living through chemistry I suppose, and less leg cramps, so that's a good thing. I guess I should eat whatever I want, rest a lot, and take drugs, I don't want to, but I feel like I may need to.


Cranky said...

Andy - sounds great! What a great change from the bluesy spot you were in a few weeks ago. You had me inspired to do some BBQ here with your talk of ribs earlier in the week. We ended up out both days, so I'll have to fire up the grill next Sunday. We have a pressure cooker ... looks like I'll have to dig it out.

Herrad said...

Hi Andy,

Hope you enjoy some good days with lots of BBQ's.

Happy Summer Solstice to you.

Stuff could always be worse said...

It sounds like a busy but fun weekend with Father's Day. Congratulations to the Graduate, I know that is an accomplishment.

Libby said...

andy, you do what you have to do, to make life happy, okay? but, take it easy with the drugs, we'll trust your wife to watch you on those!

awb said...

Cranky - Thanks, it's a better spot than I was in before, feels better too. I love my pressure cooker, reminds me of my grandmother, in fact, I have her old here. It doesn't work anymore, but I can't bring myself to get rid of it.

Herrad - Thanks for your well wishes, you are always upbeat, I hope things are going well for you!

Kim - it was a great father's day, we had a blast, hopefully you did as well.

Libby - Drugs aren't my thing, I don't even like taking aspirin, so "drugs" for me are a very narrow list. My mother wouldn't ever let me do drugs growing up, too old to start now.


Anonymous said...

You are an ass, how could I have stopped you from anything? I am 5Ft.2 in and you are 6ft. 5 in since you were 13. I like to think you had some good sense. As far as drugs go now, if they give you a better quality of life, go for it. Good to hear you are feeling better. get rested so you can enjoy the cruise. We had company today from the old neighborhood it was nice, Andrea is doing well. love ya. Ma

Lanette said...

Eat whatever you want, rest a lot and take drugs....sounds like a plan to me! :)

Sounds like a fabulous weekend! Glad you were feeling so well!

awb said...

Mom - Your words of encouragement are always with me! I'm glad you had a nice visit, wish they were visiting up the street in the old house though.

Lanette - Thanks, I'm really excited about getting away, and the ship leaves from about 20 minutes from here!


Slammermike said...

I have to say it was GREAT having you and the other guys from work at the party Saturday.
I have to agree it is like being with family even though we aren't related. When you guys all come my whole family know all of you and your families. It is the same whe we get together with your family. It is like one big family. Everyone mingles so well and there are no awkward moments.
I thought about that while we were talking with Rick & JB and my neighbor joined right in and felt like part of the group.

I have known all of you guys for over 25 years.That is most of my adult life. I could not have picked a better group of friends. I thank God everyday for all of my friends. You all are always there in good times and bad.

awb said...

Thanks Mike, right back at ya. It was great seeing everyone, especially Mini-Me, you brother! It was like adding another player in finish that movie line, good times.