Monday, October 29, 2007

Last week of October 2007

Red Sox win the World Series

The Red Sox swept the Colorado Rockies and won the World Series (again), woowho!! I will admit I watched maybe 5 total innings of the World Series because sleeping is far more important to me to be honest. I am a Red Sox fan, but sleep is something I’ve always needed in order to function properly. In my opinion functioning properly is important when out in the real world on a daily basis.

The WPF Ladies Poker Tournament

So after months of deliberating and “fundraising” I decided to play in this tournament. I by no means expected it to be easy and knew that it would take a lot of good decisions, none to few bad decisions and some luck. To put up that much money on a tournament that more likely than not would result in no profit was a risk, but a risk that I was willing to take since the funds were “raised” and my dear hubby was behind me (literally at times) rooting me on. Out of 214 players I came in 70th. Though that isn’t bad (top third), it certainly doesn’t take home any money (which clearly is the goal of playing in a tournament). I did get lucky to stick around on a couple of occasions, but I got booted from the tournament on a very very unlucky hand. I pushed all in with A-K suited and got called by a lady that made a very bad call with K-Q suited. It was for more than 1/3 her chip stack and I had enough chips that I didn’t need to make a move at that time (so I was more likely to have a better hand than what she called with). She was very far behind pre-flop when the money got in. About 85% of the time my hand will hold up. Unfortunately this time it did not. She caught a straight on the turn only to make a better hand (flush) on the river. That was the end of my stay in the Ladies Tournament. It was sickening. I couldn’t stop replaying that hand over and over again in my head. All you can do is put your money in good and hope your hand holds up. I did that and it wasn’t enough.


Halloween is this Wednesday and my little boo will be a dragon. Last year he was a scarecrow and was a little tiny peanut. Wow how a year changes things. Stay tuned for pictures.

Friday, October 26, 2007

So no more gallbladder for me!

After over a month of random gallstone attacks (6 I can remember clearly, could have been more) that ranged from extremely painful (full on with throwing up nasty nasty stuff) to a milder back pain I finally had surgery. It wasn't easy, I had to wait days in Brigham & Women's Hospital with no food or drink just to be told I'd be sent home and would have the surgery in 10 days. Um, no. I fought, had tears and in the end had surgery on Saturday (Oct 20th) and was released the following afternoon after a rough and sick night. I went to the ER Thursday (Oct 18th) around noontime from work... notice that being over two full days of waiting!

I couldn't wait to get home and see my little boy. I missed Cameron terribly. I'm not sure how I'll ever be able to go on a vacation again, I can't stand the thought of not seeing him for several days. Every parent says it will become easy at one point, I guess I'm not quite there yet. Though I can certainly use a bit of a fun break right now.

Wish me luck in the Ladies Tournament. I really want to do very well in this one.

Monday, October 15, 2007

It's a great pumpkin Charlie Brown (Pumpkin Patch)

Craig, Cameron, myself and papa, nana and Auntie Pam went to the Pumpkin Patch yesterday. It was a beautiful day and we brought along Cameron's new wagon. We had some nice fresh apples too!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

My little baby boy turned 1 (and I'm another year older tomorrow)!

Yes yes it has been a month since I last posted, sorry. I've been notified on more than one occasion to get back to the grind with this. So here I am.

So my little baby boy has officially turned 1 year old! I can't believe it. He is quite the little boy now. I can't get over how smart he is and what he understands and can do.

Here are some pics from his 1st birthday party (which was quite overwhelming I must say). And why was it in the mid-80s in October?
The decorations

The birthday king

Mummy and the birthday boy!

Daddy and the birthday boy!

The cake

Not loving all of the attention while mangling his own little cake

And now a few of Cameron having a blast with his new toys...

Ok - that took a while, off to rest with my hubby while Cameron is off to sleepyville.