Busy

I’ve been busy the last few weeks. Here’s one of the reasons why.

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Third Transplantaversary

Note: There are no pictures. We took some on the iPad, but I haven’t transfered them and I left my wireless keyboard in the office. Maybe I’ll add some pictures in a few days and repost.

Today was the check up in Denver for my third transplantaversary, the actual day is May 10, Friday. We left when we wanted. Drive was easy. Kids were great. Traffic jammed in Denver, like normal. Had to wait an hour for blood work, not normal, and was late to my appointment. Thankfully, they fit me in.

Saw Doctor Cooper, one of our three favorite transplant docs. Note: There are only three transplant docs. Check up was great. Kidney function is what they expect. No protein in urine. We left with smiles on our faces and joy to God on our lips.

Then we went to Snooze for lunch. This might be Jen’s and my favorite place to eat in the big city. Kids had gluten free pancakes, Bear with chocolate chips, Kat with blueberries. They shared their pancakes with each other and Roo who had two scrambled eggs. They left full.

Jen had their Blueberry Danish Pancakes:Buttermilk pancake topped with Blueberry coulis, sweet cream and almond streusel surrounding a center of lemony cream cheese filling! (I tried some… very tasty.)

I was checked their website yesterday and was all set to get their spin on the Cuban Sandwich with a sunny side up egg and Dijon hollandaise sauce, but it wasn’t on the menu…they changed a few items. Instead of crying in my water, I got their corned beef hash, and a Velvet Elvis pancake (Red velvet pancakes topped with peanut butter cream cheese frosting, bacon maple syrup, fresh bananas and chopped peanuts) instead of toast. It was awesome!

After lunch, we waddled to the car with bellies full of joy and traveled to the Park Meadows Mall to stop by the Lego store. Jen and I bought this pet shop to build. We even managed to stop by Godiva for some truffles to eat on the way home.

Then to top off this great day, I opened the door home and “Dad is Fat” by Jim Gaffigan was sitting there waiting to be read.

How Movies Teach Manhood

A few days ago I saw this video on TED. I like what the presenter says and his comparrison between Star Wars and the Wizard of Oz. However I do not agree with all of his points. In particular I do not think that Disney Princess’ are good role models for girls when they advocate changing everything you are to get the Prince who will rescue you because you are a helpless girl. That being said, he does offer some good food for thought.