Kyle and I were recently introduced to Hayden's musical skills. Not too shabby for a 14-month-old but I might be biased.
Hayden has also discovered that her index finger fits perfectly inside her nose.
I know there has been enough ball talk on here to last a lifetime but I did have another follow up this week because of my surgery complications. The verdict is that I am healing up but it is going to take some time. Like 2 weeks before everything looks normal again. Also, the doctor was concerned that I might have an infection so he started me on a round of antibiotics. Guess what is the big side effect of the pills I have to take? If you said diarrhea you are a big winner. An autographed copy of my future book "Life After Testicles: The Advantages of a Castration over a Vasectomy" will be in the mail soon. I really wish someone would let me borrow a time machine so I could go back to Jan. 31.
I was also told by my doctor when I came in for this follow up that he wanted a sample of my swimmers. I assumed he wanted me to do it while I was at his office, which of course made me a little nervous. Do I have to use my imagination? Do they have a secret secret stash of material hidden in one of the offices to help motivate folks who need to get up for the task? Well I was way off as he gave me a to-go cup so I can take care of business at home and bring it back to the lab.
All that ball talk also got my site blocked. One of my buddies tried to check out my blog at work but his network administration shut it down because they thought it was a porn site. I am so proud of myself sometimes.
A big shout out to my writing coach. She is awesome. Step 1 of my book is complete: the query letter. Now we are working on my book's introduction, and then I will send it off to literary agents. Another step closer to completing a dream. Thank you Dana.
How was your Valentine's Day? The wife and I do not celebrate the Hallmark holiday but Kyle did with all of his friends at pre-school. It was fun helping him make his cards, and sign his name. He is at the tracing stage of his writing career. I write out his name for him, and then he traces over the letters. The little man is definitely going to be a lefty.
Finally, I was watching a video today of people getting surprised by their loved ones who had been over in Iraq or Afghanistan. I was in tears about 10 seconds - I blame that on the vasectomy - and I noticed something: the way the parents would hug their children. It was a different type hug than husband and wife or boyfriend and girlfriend. Maybe it is because I am a parent now or maybe I just have not noticed before because I am a dumb, white guy. Anyway it just made me really miss my Mom because after I graduated from high school I would only get to see her a few times a year so when saw each other it was a really good hug.
Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by.
I will persevere. I will keep moving forward. I will be the stream.