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Saturday, November 20, 2010

The trip to Colorado didn’t go quite as planned, but we had safe travels and time with friends and family so in that regard it was good. 2800 miles of driving in 10 days is just a bit too much for me.

What happened with the surgery? Well, the day after Dad had his pre-op visit where the doctor expressed concern about cuts; he got a cut on his leg while changing the tire on the car. I had healed partially, so I called the surgical center and explained the situation and the nurse told me it should be fine and to come on down. So, we headed for Albuquerque. About 150 miles from our destination, we got a call from the doctor who told us that he couldn’t do the surgery. It was just too much of a risk. I thanked him for saving us 300 miles of driving and we turned around and went out to dinner! It will take at least a few months to reschedule, so I suggest to Dad that he wait until I can come back out in April when the weather should be better.

Since we were already there, we hung out at Dad and Mom’s for a few days and then headed north. As good fortune would have it, our friend Hunter Keller was coming to Denver to call a dance Saturday night so we picked him up at the airport and joined him along with a few other friends at a great dance. Rollin Wheels had 18 squares! It was lots of fun!

As if that weren’t enough fun, we tagged along for another friend’s, Ian, birthday celebration at a roller skating rink. Yes, I went roller skating, though I was thankful for Ian’s arm that first time around! Yes, my ankles are still intact! Yes, I’d probably do it again!

Sunday morning we ventured back down to Our Lady of Loreto and got to say hi to Father Ed and some other friends. There are many things I miss about that parish and the topic of our visits there might be a subject for another blog if I can get to it. Sunday evening we celebrated lots of Pingel November birthdays. All of those Valentine babies!

Since I had already had enough driving, I decided to split our trip home into two days. We made it to Lincoln, NE Monday night and then the rest of the way home on Tuesday. It made it easier on the driving, but I was sure ready to be home!
This week has been about catching up and sorting things out here. One of my classes turned out to be very different from the description and I finally decided to cut my losses and drop the class. I feel better now that I’ve made the decision. I wish I had made it sooner and I hope I still feel that way in December and January when I need to add an extra class to my schedule.

I managed to stay on track with my diet while we were traveling and still lost 5 pounds in two weeks. I’m processing through some possible changes to my diet plan and trying to figure out what is best to do moving forward. I was going to write about them but as I started to do so I realize my head still isn’t clear about them, so I’m just going to wait a bit until it is clearer for me. Rest assured I’m not giving in or giving up!
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