Thursday, November 20, 2008

Corn Dog

This is Josh. I'm typing away with eight fingers as my corn dog looking cast (see Nov 11 post) effectively eliminates two fingers on my right hand. This cast actually gets me a lot of attention and I’m gonna miss it when it’s gone. I’ve tried to convince Lar that I know what she’s going through with her pregnancy because I have a broken finger, but there seems to be a disconnect. The cast creates random conversation with strangers. Examples of this are when I’m in an elevator or some other place and some one asks, “What happened to your finger?” My response--“I broke it.” That’s about where the conversation ends. I let them draw their own conclusions.
The most awkward part about the cast is giving a hand shake. When someone extends their hand to me I have one of three options: 1) Hold up my right hand showing the obvious dilemma, and then repeat the elevator conversation above. 2) Shake their right hand with my left hand. (Looks weird and feels weirder) 3) Do option one above only to have them extend me their left hand and make some cheesy joke, at which point I want to break one of their fingers.
There’s also the ridicule that comes from telling someone I broke my finger playing football when at which point they inevitably ask “tackle or flag”. I despise that question. I wish it had happened during the former but it didn’t. Then I think about a kid I once knew who through his back out while sneezing. Seriously, he really did. That makes me feel better.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Girls Night Out

Friday night I was able to meet up with a few of my very best friends from Jordan High. It was so great to get together with them and catch up on each other's lives. We don't see each other very often, so this was a treat! Love you girls!

Monkey Bread

I am addicted to this stuff. Okay, I've only made it once, but it's been on my mind ever since! And I have dough rising in the kitchen right now to make it again. I'm not quite sure why it's called Monkey Bread. All that matters is that it is delicious!!! It's similar a normal bread dough recipe, but you let it rise for 3.5 hours. Then you roll the dough out, cut it into rounds and stack them in a bundt pan to bake. You pull apart the little sections and it is soo good. It's the best when served with Marilee's recipe for raspberry butter, but even without the butter it is still amazing. Plus, our apartment is so little that whenever I bake bread the whole place is filled with the scent of homebaked bread. It's heaven!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Poor Josh

Josh was in a big football tournament on Nov. 1st and he came home with a really swollen and bruised finger. I convinced him that it was probably just jammed...but it was definitely broken! Oops. (I feel really bad.) When the pain and bruising didn't go down, he saw a regular doctor and then a hand specialist yesterday, who told him he would need surgery asap. Poor guy! The surgery needs to be done within 7-10 days of the accident, so they fit Josh in and did it this morning. Everything went well and Josh is doing great. (That might change when the numbness in the hand wears off!) I was hoping he'd be funnier after he woke up and came out of it, but he was pretty normal and coherent. No funny stories to share. Oh well. He has three pins through his finger, holding the bone into place, but he'll get those taken out in a month. And then he'll just do some sort of physical therapy to get his range of motion back. He also has to wear a sling and an ice pack until the weekend, which he's not too happy about. The sling definitely draws more attention to him than just the wrapped finger! This whole thing has become quite an ordeal! And we found out that his surgery will cost us as much as the big total cost of my labor! What a lovely (cough) surprise. I guess it's a good thing we're so loaded.

A special thanks to Grandpa and Grandma Tueller and Aunt Carolyn for helping us to and from the hospital, since our car is still in the shop until the weekend. We are soo grateful to live so close to family! They're not the only family members we've been bumming rides off of these last two weeks! Thank you!!!

One nice bonus of the surgery was Josh's new pair of fuzzy hosiptal socks. They've improved since the last time I had a surgery! I guess hospital socks now have grips on both the bottom and top of the sock. Not bad.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Any Advice?

Josh and I are wanting to buy a video camcorder before the baby arrives. Do any of you have suggestions? I've been looking online, but there are soo many options. Do any of you use digital camcorders or have you just stuck with the regular kind with little tapes? I'm only used to the kind with tapes, but maybe digital is the way to go???

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Not a Good Combination

The car is in the shop until at least Thursday

The weather outside is frightful, and more rain and snow showers are predicted for this week
I don't have a coat that zips up around my big pregnant belly
A really fun week!
(1) It's not a long walk to campus and even Josh's work is just a block away from our apartment.
(2) I love, love, love going on walks with Josh, so this is just an excuse to walk with Josh to campus and anywhere else we need to go this week.
(3) We don't have any big plans this week that require a car.
(4) I have a really cute pair of wool gloves and three great scarves that will keep me warm!
(5) I have an awesome husband that helps me laugh at silly situations like this.

Saturday, November 1, 2008


Logan's favorite food in the whole world is KFC and he decided a few months ago that it would only be fitting to dress us as Colonel Sanders (his hero) for Halloween. My family was all over the idea and were hoping that he'd actually go through with it. He didn't let us down.
Josh and I went up to Sandy last night and were soo glad to see him all dressed up. I know I'm biased because I'm his sister, but you've got to agree that it's a pretty awesome costume! Atta boy Logan!