Sunday, October 20, 2013

Mid October!

Where has the year gone? It seems as if it just started and we are nearly at the end!

*This month, I imposed a personal "no spending on books, music or clothes/shoes". I have enough of all and it's a good way to save some money. I did buy a jacket off a local swap for $10 for photos, but then turned around and sold it for the same. I did buy one .99 cent Kindle book, but otherwise, I am pursuing the free list on Amazon and checking out "real" books from the library.

*I have lost count of how many books I have read this year. I know it has been many.  I have about 4 started in various states of completion right now!

*I have not had any Mountain Dew since giving it up mid-December 2012! I have almost succumbed to a craving a time or two, but didn't give in. Go me! (Wish I could do the same to chocolate...)

*Work is going well. Now that school has started, I have an average of 3 patients each time I work. We have filled our adolescent unit a few times (7 patients), which keeps us busy!

*Have started Christmas shopping!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

TKD Tournament

Isaac had a TaeKwonDo tournament on Saturday, October 12 in Sioux Falls, SD.
We left Friday afternoon to allow him time to swim at the hotel. They had a nice indoor facility and there were lots of kids around to play with!

Getting ready to head over

Getting instructions

Getting his medal, certificate and "You showed great confidence".

All Tiny Tigers in his belt group

Proud of his medal!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Sister's Trip.....Las Vegas.....September, 2013

My sister turned 30 in September this year. So, we went to Vegas for a weekend to celebrate! We left Friday afternoon and returned Monday evening. It was quick, but FUN!

Fantastic show!

A little surprise at the Coke Store

Free meals for military folks at Toby Keith's I (Heart) This Bar and Grill. Fun!

Breakfast before At Hash House

Finished at Hash House

Smores Latte at Hash House

Yeah, that's the Big Shot.

My big win
We ate. We shopped. We walked. We gambled. Oh yeah...the BEST PART? Riding the "Big Shot" on top of the Stratosphere Tower!! WHAT A RUSH!!!