Monday, October 10, 2011

I'm Baaaaack...Sorta

Good morning, Kitschies.  Long time, no post, huh?  I returned from my vacay with my family late last week.  I had a great time (GREAT time!) and I was sad to come back to Albuquerque.  I came back to a very excited 5-year-old who proceeded to Velcro himself to my arse the following day.  It's nice to know I was missed, but c'mon!  LOL  Anyway...I'm back in to the routine, but...and this is a *big* but...I exploded my computer at home yesterday.  *sigh*  I'm only connected at work now and it sucks.  Seriously.

So, I don't have much of a post for you today.  I do, however, have a few pics to share with you.  The biggest reason I went to Cali was to participate in the Walk to Defeat ALS.  My mom was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gherig's disease) 10 years ago.  She is doing remarkably well considering ALS is usually terminal within 3 years (average), so every moment we get to spend with her is a blessing.  I hate when we miss the walk and the hubs could tell I was getting depressed over it, so he told me I should go.  Let me tell you...I am so glad I did!  So. glad.

All pics are clickable for better viewing.  This is part of the gang - family and friends.  Oh!  And I even got to skate the walk!  More on that in a second.

I got to take Mason with me - he had a blast with everybody (even though he was being insanely shy that morning).  Mason found a buddy with my dad (Beba) - they both loved it!

My mom and Mason.  For some reason, it was all Mason could do to keep from smiling.  Silly boy!

Auntie Chicken with Mason.  I wish she could've stayed home longer but a double-header softball game called her and Uncle Ryan away the next day.

The night of the walk, we had a BBQ at my parents house.  It was much warmer than we're used to this time of year and Mason was all sweaty!  LOL 

While I was there, I was able to skate the walk which was a nice bit of exercise.  But...I managed to break a toe and let me tell you it sucks.  It hurts.  A lot.  I wasn't even doing anything exciting - I was going over to pick Mason up out of a chair and I jammed my toe against the corner of the wall.  It was all I could do to not scream obscenities (being in the presence of my son and my parents and all).  I got to skate with the league in Bakersfield and in case you were wondering, skating (well, trying to skate) with a broken toe does not work very well.  That practice KICKED my butt and the side of my foot went numb!  Went to work on Thursday and had them take a picture of my toe - yep.  Broken.  So, I'm on orders to give my foot a break and even though I *really* don't want to, I didn't go to practice on Saturday and I probably won't skate tonight.  Having a broken toe sucks WAY more than I thought it would.  LOL

So, there ya go.  You're updated.  I missed you all and can't wait to get back to blogging.  Cross your fingers that I didn't really explode my computer.


Stray Stitches said...

I'm so glad that you and Mason were able to come out for the Walk this year!! I had a great time and can't wait until we are together again - either there or here.

Nail Nerd said...

Welcome back! Looks like a great time was had by all, great way to end the summer. :) Bummer on the toe though, go easy on you!

Kimberly said...

I missed you! I was about to go looking for you too.

I'm glad you had such a nice time. And for such a great cause too. :)

Jessi M (Lacquered, Painted, Polished) said...

Looks like you guys had a great time! I'm so glad for you that you got to go. It's hard living far away from your family and any time you get to spend with them feels too short. I hope your toe heals soon!

Copyboy said...

Hey you can't blame a kid for loving his mommy. Glad you had a great time!!! Hey does the toe effect the polish posts in some way? Gulp.

Myya said...

So glad you got to go! I love that you were able to be there with your mom. Mason is a doll, complete & total cutie. Are his eyes really as blue as they look in some of the pics??? Gorgeous!!!

Ouchie on the broken toe, that totally sucks! Quite impressive that you didn't yell curse words wehn you did it, I would not have been able to refrain.