Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Frontenac State Park

A new photo post HERE about my adventure to the state park just down the road from us. Here is a teaser of what I saw.

Go check out my
PHOTO BLOG and see some more of what I captured today at the park.



Went to the doc today to see if I was going to have surgery. They said no. 2 more weeks of light duty at work and then I can resume my normal activities.

HOORAY for no surgery!


Monday, October 27, 2008

A Fun Weekend

This past weekend my dad and grandparents came to visit. They made the trip on Friday from Stevens Point, WI and got here about 12:30.

I was not sure how this visit was going to go because on Thursday I woke up around 11am and was up looking around on the computer. Suddenly, I got very sick in the stomach. I thought I was going to puke and ran into the bathroom. Nothing happened right away, but I did end up worshiping the porcelain throne 3 times that day. Not a good thing was happening, and I was worried about calling into work. I then got a call from my LT saying that the note I brought in from the doc to put me on light duty actually was going to not allow me to work at all. I asked why, and was told that the wording that was used made the note read a different way, and that in turn put the county in a liability situation. I said I would try to get a new note and bring it it with me. Turns out my doc was out for the day and I was not able to get one until Friday. PERFECT!! Now I did not need to tell them I was sick and could instead use my docs note for the reason I Would not be in!! I then continued to be sick the rest of the night, and stayed in bed.

On Friday I felt a hundred times better, but was unsure how the tummy would hold up through the day. I met dad, grandma, and grandpa at 1:30 and we went on a little site seeing tour through RW and then out to the casino for grandpa. Around 3 we got them checked in to the hotel, and dad dropped me off. I then picked up Ellie and Kris and we met up again for fish fry dinner at the Bierstube. It was delicious as always and we had a nice time. After dinner we went back to the hotel and found that they had gifts for Ellie. She had a great time opening them, and played with her new baby that she received. We didn't stay long because everybody was tired and we were getting together the next morning, so we made our way out to the truck and headed home.

On Saturday we met up at Pepin Heights Apple Orchard. Grandma and Ellie had lots of fun looking around the store. Grandpa bought his first Honeycrisp apple. He gave grandma a bite, and she immediately went and got a whole bag full!! They had never had any of those apples before and were instantly addicted! It was a bit chilly and cloudy so we didn't stay long, but I was able to get a few pics of our time there.

After the orchard, we headed back to RW to do some shopping. We took Grandma to Kris' old place of employment, and grandma LOVED it!! It was right down her alley. Then we went to The Pottery for some more shopping. It was fun and grandma found lots of stuff in the one store she went through. Grandma got tired quick and went to sit and rest while the rest of us shopped on. I found a cool shirt, and I think Kris could have spent a bunch of money on Fiesta Ware.

We then headed out for some lunch. After lunch, dad and I took grandma and grandpa back to the hotel for a nap, and Kris and Ellie went home so Ellie could nap. What did dad and I do? Well we looked at guns and then went and had a couple of beers at Andy's. After a while we went and picked up some pizzas from Pappa Murphy's, loaded grandma and grandpa into the car, and headed back to our house. Once there we ate, drank, and had a good time watching Ellie play and enjoyed some nice conversation. By the end of the night we were all tired and ready for a good nights sleep.

Four generations from my dad's side of the family. What a good lookin bunch.......well Ellie anyways!!

On Sunday we met for breakfast and had another nice meal with good company. Kris' parents joined us and we all had a good time. At the end of breakfast it was time for dad, grandma, and grandpa to hit the road for the 4 hour drive back home. Ellie gave hugs and kisses, we said our goodbyes, and then we made our way home.

It was a good weekend and we had lots of fun. I hope to go visit them again soon, and maybe Ellie can meet her cousin while we are there!


Sunday, October 19, 2008

More Proof of My Lack of Smartness.

Looks like a normal hand, right? Well keeping going and you will see what it turns into.

What is that?!?!?! A strap?

Now 2 straps?

Hey look at that........its a brace to immobilize my middle finger because I have a fracture in the knuckle closest to my palm.

Thats right folks, I have one NEW break from my little wall escapade earlier this week. They also found 2 other breaks that were old. There was a big discussion about doing surgery right away last Wednesday, but then they decided to give me this. I have an appointment on the 29th of this month with the orthopedic surgeon to decide if they are going through with the surgery. From what I have read, the most common fixes for the type of fracture I have is surgery.



Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Is Greg an IDIOT?!?!?!

IF you answered yes, then you would be right.

Last night I let my job and a couple of the shitty people that work there get to me. I lost my cool and did something completely irrational. I punched a concrete wall. I also broke my hand because of said punch to concrete wall. I am an IDIOT. I am fairly embarrassed, so please be gentle when you tell me what a MORON I am.


Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Weekend Fun in the Northwoods

Our trip to Hayward is over, and it was once again hard to leave. It was so much fun, and I remember why I love that area so much. The winter sucks sometimes, spring is nice, summer is wonderful and smells of pine and fresh air, and then there is fall. OH fall, you are my friend. I love fall. I love everything about fall. The colors, the crisp cool temps, and of course the nostril filling smells that drive the sensors in your brain crazy with delight. Can you tell that I wait all year for fall to come?

So being that fall is my favorite time, and I am down right tired of taking pictures in the river valley area that we live in, I was pumped to be in the northwoods for some fall photography. This is some of our weekend.

Stay tuned for more to come. I think that I got some great photos and I think that there might even be some that I would put in a frame.

There is also a new post on my Photo Blog. There will be more frequent posts on this blog in the days and weeks to come. So please go check it out and tell me what you think!


Wednesday, October 8, 2008

A wedding

2 weekends ago my best friend got married. We have been friends for 10 years and have been close since the day we met. He is my brother. We come from different moms and are in no way related, but he is the brother I never had. I was honored to be in his wedding and it is great to see him so happy.

Congrats Hunter and Gina, may marriage bring you years of happiness and loads of memories!!

We are off to Hayward this weekend for fun in the north woods! More to post when we get back.