Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween

The little devil wishes you a Happy Halloween!  It was close to impossible to get this picture, she would much rather eat the horns then wear them.  

Next Monday is going to be a busy day.  It starts off with skipping breakfast, being given a bunch of drugs and then having a camera shoved down my throat, past my stomach and into my small intestines.  Oh what fun!  They actually don't fully knock me out for the procedure, they just give me drugs that make me forgot.  Nice huh?  I always wonder if I say stupid things?  The doc has told me I just let them rip while I'm drug induced.  I guess it takes a lot to embarrass me now.  Then, for Monday's highlight, Gracie and I start puppy kindergarden!  Every Monday night for the next 6 weeks.  Two of her litter mates are in the class.  It should be a fun time.  It is nice that I'm actually starting to do things for fun.  

Speaking of doing things just for fun again, I've become quite the Betty Crocker (or Paula Dean, my personal favorite).  Pumpkin cookies, pumpkin bread, mock Thanksgiving and today Apple Pie.  Hm, I think Scott is fully enjoying the return of my appetite!

Alright I need to go save the kitty from being repeatedly assaulted by the Little Devil.  


Mandy said...

I'm so glad to hear you so upbeat!!! And what a stinking cute pic of Gracie!
Be thankful that the amnesic (sp) drugs work for you. They do NOT for me, I still remember everything!!! My heart surgery they had to give me 30 of Versed before I closed my eyes and fell asleep! Anyway, it's better not to care or remember if you don't have to!

Have fun at puppy training!

Paula said...

Hi Steph - Sounds like you are having fun with your little devil! Good luck at puppy kindergarden and good luck Monday at the docs.
Love Aunt Paula

Meghan said...

She's the cutest little devil that I have ever seen!

Christina said...

What a cutie! Love the Halloween outfit. iread your post about th next surgery. i'm sad for you but know its for the best.

Amanda said...

Can we borrow those devil horns? I think I know one lab/hound mix that needs her true identity revealed!

Glad to hear you're feeling better. Puppy kindergarten sounds like a fun time!

Love, Amanda & Keith

Anonymous said...

Dear Stephanie, We cousins here in Minnesota are so excited that you are coming to the Mayo Clinic. They are truly the most wonderful group of doctors that you can imagine. I have asked my brother Bill and sister Barbie to write you about thinks to do in Rochester. They both go to the Mayo clinic on a regular basis.
If you find that you are still in Rochester on Christmas Day, you would be SO WELCOME at the Barrick Christmas get together at Patt (Barrick) Erickson's house in Mendota Heights. My husband Denny and I will be driving up there from New Ulm, MN, and would be glad to meet you somewhere along Interstate 35 and take you there. Call me before noon on Christmas if you want to come. (507-354-1070. Also call me if you need ANYTHING while you are at the Mayo Clinic. New Ulm is only 2.5 hours away. We would love to help you.
Love, Kathie (Barrick) Born
(Great-aunt Virginia's second daughter)