Thursday Thoughts: November 13

Over the weekend, Kristen and Thayne flew in, and we went home to visit Grandpa.  He has been very sick with his pancreatic cancer and treatments, and was in the hospital last week.  Just before we got home, he was transferred back to the nursing home to continue healing and fighting the cancer.  We wanted to go home and see him, since Kristen and Thayne won’t be home over Thanksgiving.

Since James was out of town (in warm and sunny California!  More about that later.) and Jasper has been left home alone over a few weekends lately, I decided to bring him along to Hays.  He travels pretty well, considering most cat’s despise car rides.  He had his moments of crying and needing attention, but overall he did really well.  I’m glad he is able to travel well, and I’m so glad Mom and Dad don’t mind him taking over a room of the house while we are in town.  He has never been boarded, and he’s had some trust issues since he was a kitten, and I don’t think boarding would go over well.

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While I was in Hays, my favorite Bria was kind enough to make time to do my hair.  YAY.  It’d been since June since I last had it colored and properly cut, I’m beyond grateful that she was able to work me in.

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Like I mentioned earlier, James went to California last weekend, for BlizzCon. His very favorite gaming company, Blizzard Entertainment, has a convention every fall to introduce new games and expansions of current games, have panels with the artists and developers, and have game demos.  James has tried to get tickets for at least 8 years, and they historically sell out within minutes, but this year he was lucky enough to finally get a ticket! He flew out to California last Thursday and came back home late Sunday night.  I’m so happy he was finally able to go! Look how handsome he looks! ❤

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While we were in Hays, we got to spend some time with uncle Steve and aunt Leann, and little cousin Ava! It  amazes me how smart she is, and how big she’s getting.  It’s hard to believe she’s 7 years old already, and is in first grade.

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We also spent quite a bit of time with Grandpa, though he was sleeping for most of it.  Uncle Stan also drove in from Nevada to spend a week in Hays, I hadn’t seen Stan since last fall when James, Grandpa, and I went to Reno and Lake Tahoe to visit.  Kristen and Thayne hadn’t seen him since my wedding 3 and a half years ago.

I wish the circumstances were better for everyone to be home, but hopefully Grandpa will continue to fight his cancer and get stronger.  He’s been confused lately, the last several months’ activities and his sickness have really been taking a toll on him.  If you’re one to pray, my family and I would sure appreciate any prayers, good vibes, or positive thoughts.  I thank you in advance.

Get well Grandpa, I love you.

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Not too much else happened this week.  I was off work Tuesday for Veteran’s Day.  Thank you to all the past, present, and future veterans, for your sacrifice and for ensuring freedom.

It got really cold this week, I had to break out my hat, gloves, and other winter gear to run in.  It was pretty cold the last couple nights on my run, but the crisp air is pretty refreshing.  I also bought a headlamp for night running, and hope to write a review soon.  I’ve used it a couple times, and I not only tell a difference in my ability to see, but I can also tell oncoming traffic can see me, cars have been moving over further than previously, and have moved over sooner than without my light.  Look for my review this weekend!

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