MM: August 21

Hello! Happy Monday, and happy Solar Eclipse day!  At the end of last week, I got my stitches out, which I was very happy about! It’d been just over 3 weeks since the first surgery, and I was ready to have them out, for sure.

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Friday night, Chris and I went to the Royals game with a bunch of RTS work friends. RTS hosted a tailgate and then we all went in to watch the Royals. It was great to hang out and see a Friday night game, complete with summer fireworks at the end.

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The stairs, on crutches, sucked bad.  My arms were killing me by the time we got up to our seats.  Ugh, quite the workout. Luckily, I didn’t have to go down until the end of the game. If I would have had to use the restroom or something halfway through, it’s very possible we just would have gone home because all those stairs were not cool.

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Saturday consisted of running errands and then relaxing at home. Jasper chooses Chris to cuddle with 97% of the time. He loves Chris so very much. Chris and I have been watching Ozark on Netflix, anyone else? It’s kind of confusing (we are in the middle episodes, I think we’ve watched 6 so far) but interesting and I want to find out what happens.

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Sunday morning I was able to bike for 40 minutes! I’m able to pseudo-bike – I can peddle with only my good leg, per the doctor and my physical therapists. My left leg can simply go through the rotations. It’s more difficult than you’d think to only peddle with one leg, but the cages on the peddles help.  I didn’t go far, and I didn’t go fast, and there was no resistance, but it felt good to be able to cycle a bit.

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Looking forward to this week, I hope to see the eclipse today, and then Chris’ band has a show Friday – if you’re not doing anything, come up to St. Joe and watch them play at Cafe Acoustic Friday night.

Have a great week! PSA: Don’t look directly at the sun!

MM: July 17

Hello! It’s been a while! Life has been a little crazy lately! Between traveling to Hays and Detroit, celebrating birthdays, finishing packing and then actually moving and unpacking, it’s been a while since I’ve been able to post. I’m back!

We are all moved in to our new home, everything is unpacked and in it’s place. It is so nice to have Chris’ stuff out of storage, and to have combined all our stuff in a larger and better space.  We are also about 30 feet from one of the properties pools, which is SO nice.  I’ve been doing a lot of pool running to help rehab my knee, and to try to keep some fitness while not running.

My surgery is scheduled for a week from tomorrow… I’m a bit anxious about it, especially since the last couple weeks, my knee hasn’t been hurting at all. I even ran 2 miles last week, trying it out, and had no pain until after a mile in.  I know I need to go through with it, but it’s frustrating that now the surgery is scheduled and I haven’t been having pain.

Chris and I have been biking a bit more these past few weeks, a couple weeks ago we biked about 10 miles around our new neighborhood, and yesterday, we biked at the gym in the cycle studio because it was just so dang hot out.

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My parents were in town a couple weekends ago, we spent a lot of time eating at lots of our favorite places, we visited my favorite bike store and Mom and Dad got some sweet new bikes, and we chilled by the pool for a while too.

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Jasper and Chris have the cutest little relationship. Jasper loves him so much and is constantly jumping on him to cuddle, way more than with me. Be still, my heart.

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Jasper has been enjoying his new backyard area, exploring and sniffing and watching birds and is pretty happy. We had to cat-proof a few areas of the fence; the first time he was out there he snuck right into the next door neighbor’s backyard. I think all the holes and gaps are covered, now.

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Friday night, Chris’ band played in a Battle of the Bands. All the bands were really good! Chris’ band didn’t make it to the next round, but it was still lots of fun to go and watch everyone play.

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We used our new grill for the first time last night! We grilled hamburgers and corn on the cob. It’s nice to be able to grill outside instead of using our George Foreman grill inside every time we want something grilled.

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The Detroit Tigers are in town this week, and Chris and I will be going Thursday to cheer dem Roys on. 😛

Have a great week, friends!

MM: June 5

Happy Monday! Once again it’s been 2 weeks since my last Monday Mentionings post… last Monday Chris and I were in Hays for the long Memorial Day weekend.  Let’s jump right in with a sentence or two per picture!

We are moving to our new townhome in a couple weeks, so we got to packing over these last 2 weeks. Jasper was sure to pack the most important thing first: himself.

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A couple weeks ago we also got to try wedding cakes! Delicious.

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I also celebrated my birthday a couple weeks ago! My work family had lots of fun surprises for me, and then Chris took me out to one of my favorite restaurants and spoiled me like he’s so good at doing.

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My favorites.

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Over Memorial Day weekend, Chris and Michelle and I drove to Hays to see family! Belle happened to be planning on going to Hays anyway, so we had a little road trip together! We hydrated properly with Starbucks at the halfway point of the drive, and then snoballs as soon as we got to Hays.

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I still can’t run because of my knee issues, but I was able to take a fun walk with Mom and Skye on Sunday morning.

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Sunday night was pizza and ice cream sundaes and smores!

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And fun pictures with Ava!

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Last Monday Morning, Chris and I went for a nice long bike ride around Hays!

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Followed by more snoballs and fun with my favorite people before heading back to KC.

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Last week, Chris and I went to the Royals/Tigers game – Chris had bought tickets for my birthday. Most unfortunately, Detroit won. =P

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This past Saturday, Chris and I walked the Hospital Hill 10k at Crown Center. I had never done the HH 10k before, but I’ve done the half twice. I really enjoyed the 10k, and hope to be able to run it next year!

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For the rest of this weekend, Chris and I packed and meal prepped, and Jasper helped, as always.

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I’m really excited for the weekend to come, we are going to Detroit!