Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Embarrassing, yes, but I have to share!

Yesterday, Ken called to tell me about the results from his MRI on his shoulder.  He told me and then we chatted for a bit.  After the call, my friend Scott came into my office and I told him that Ken's MRI results showed that he has a torn labia.  His eyes got huge.  I said it again.  He busted up laughing and asked me to stop saying it.  Me, being so innocent just looked at him and said, he has a torn labia, what is the big deal?

Next thing you know, the girls in the office next to me are dying laughing.  Scott is about to pee his pants and he tells me that I should not say that word anymore.  I ask him what it means and he points to his crotch area.  I pretend to know and try to run thru every male anatomy part I can think of and cannot seem to place a labia.  Hmm....

I go next door and ask the girls what it means.  Oh.  Shelly tells me that Ken definitely does not have a labia. 

Turns out Ken has a torn labrum.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Date Night in the ER....

I was talking to Ken Sunday night on his way home from playing golf. He told me that he really just wanted to hang out with me.  Okay, that sounds nice, we can drink wine and watch the Amazing Race I thought.  Well, Ken took a tumble on our stairs (he is okay) and we ended up spending our time together in the emergency room.  That's right, a loud thump and a dislocated shoulder later, we got to spend the whole evening together.

You see, Ken also dislocated his shoulder in July 2009 while we were on vacation in Sonoma County.  We really know how to have a good time.  I knew this time around that time was of the esscence for getting his shoulder put back in right away.  Last time, it took us about three hours just to get to the hospital. 

Little did I know that they would end up putting Ken under general anesthesia to complete the procedure, since the hospital in Healdsburg, CA tried to rip his arm off with no medication.  A little morphine, propofol, a few tugs and he was back to normal. 

For me, the entertainment was while Ken was on propofol.  He never went completely under, just dazed to the point that he was saying a few silly things.  I think the nurses and doctors thought that I was being a mean wife by busting up laughing at him.  At least I had a little entertainment. 

Doesn't he look pathetic?

All and all, he is fine, just a little sore.  Oh and he feels a little silly for tripping and falling down our stairs. Despite what people might think, a cat was not involved in causing him to trip.  I was curious if the people in the ER thought that maybe I had pushed him.  They probably did the math:  4'10 100 pound girl vs. 6'5 220 pound man, not likely.  

Saturday, March 12, 2011

An Intervention Please....

Keep your eyes peeled on A&E on Monday nights for the lastest version of Intervention.  I will be featured regarding my excessive consumption of Easter candy. 

I am embarrassed and ashamed to admit how much Easter candy I have eaten since Valentine's Day.  ASHAMED I tell you!  It is madness, pure madness.  Something has to happen.  Stores need to simply stop selling it.  I simply need to stop going to Target, the grocery store, or any other place that has Easter candy. 

There is just something about Easter candy.  Candy shaped as eggs just tastes so much better.  I cannot stop buying it and eating it. 

I am currently in the process of eating my 8th, 9th, and 10th bag.  **Hangs head in shame**  I will give you a moment to process this information. 

So if you go to Target or your local Price Chopper and notice that they are out of Cadbury Mini Eggs, Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs, Speckled Peanut Butter M&M's, or Sweetart Gummy's you know that I must shop there.  :)

Friday, March 11, 2011

Things I say...

I grew up in Southwest Missouri.  While this area is not super Southern, the residents tend to have a special twang of their own.  I am fortunate that after a few years of living in Kansas City, I have lost this twang and it only comes out when I am super excited or say certain things.  Ken and I were talking the other day about a few of the things I say and a few of the things I do not say.

Fixin' - I have never said this.  It just did not seem right.

Y'all - I did say this once upon a time.  I had to train myself not to say this.  In fact, this is probably the easiest thing to go back to saying.  I have to watch it.  If I say it once, it will stick!

Pop - I used to say pop and I trained myself to say soda.

Bless your heart - I am so guilty of saying this all of the time.  My friend Michelle totally makes fun of me for this.  Whatever, she is from Iowa.  ;)

So stinkin' sweet - I also catch a lot of grief from Michelle for saying this one.  I cannot help it.  Sometimes things are so stinkin' sweet!

Dilly Dally - You know, when you are piddling away or wasting time.

Piddling - Wasting time. My mom always says this and it stuck with me.

And the biggest thing that I had to break myself of is saying my husband's name, Ken.  Yeah, hard to mess up right?  Well, I used to say Kin with a twang.  I did not even realize that I was doing it.  Lovely.  Fortunately, he did fall in love with me with my Missouri Twang and all.  Luckily, I know pronouce his name correctly unless I am super excited.  :)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

For Fun...

ABC's of Keri

(A) Age: 30

(B) Queen, we like to snuggle.

(C) Chore You Really Dislike:  folding laundry

(D) Dogs: Kya, all white Siberian Husky.  I of course have to mention Angel and Theo as well, my sweet kitties.

(E) Essential Start Your Day Item: Coffee!

(F) Favorite Color: Pink

(G) Gold or Silver? White gold

(H) Height: 4'10 - 5'2 depending on what shoes

(I) Instruments You Play:  Nada

(J) Job Title: Account Coordinator

(K) Kids: I am happy without them

(L) Live: Kansas City metro area

(M) Mom's Name: Nancy

(N) Nicknames: KD or KJ (Ken is jealous of the KJ because that is what people used to call him before I came along.  Now he is the original KJ) My mom used to call me baby sister.

(O) Overnight Hospital Stays? Nope

(P) Pet Peeve: People that are oblivious to others around them

(Q) Quote from a Movie:  Just when I thought you couldn't possibly be any dumber, you go and do something like this... and totally redeem yourself!

(R) Right or Left Handed? Right

(S) Siblings: Two older brothers, I am the baby and only girl

(T) Time You Wake Up? 5:45 am
(U) Underwear: I am a fan of Victoria's Secret

(V) Vegetable You Dislike: All except for green beans and corn

(W) What Makes You Run Late: Dilly dalling
(X) X-Rays: teeth and my left foot

(Y) Yummy Food You Make: Vodka cream pasta and scrambled eggs (not together, obviously)

(Z) Zoo, Favorite Animal: Lions

Friday, March 4, 2011

Nine on a Week Night...

With my schedule changing at work, I am not getting home an hour earlier.  This is huge for me.  It not only allows me to run, but it also allows me to be a good wife and still make my husband dinner.  Who would have ever thought that I would care about being able to make dinner??

Last night Ken had to work late so, I did not have to worry about dinner.  If you are wondering what I ate, I had cinnamon Cheerios.  Seriously, if I were not married, I would eat cereal for dinner every night.  I got home, changed clothes, and headed out.  It was 68 degrees!  Wow, how wonderful. 

I ended up running nine miles, which is unheard of for me during the week.  Usually seven is my max due to not having enough time.  I am thinking that this whole 7:30 to 4:30 work schedule is going to be huge for my working out!  Love it!

Below is a photo of Miss Kya and me, taken after her 6.5 mile Adoption Day run.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


February always seems to fly by.  I know it is only two to three days shorter than all of the other months, but those few days make it seem like a quick month!  A lot has gone on in February.  Ken's work has gotten super busy and my work has changed up a bit.  I now have a new territory which is requiring me being on Eastern Time at work.  While I love leaving work at 4:30 pm, getting there at 7:30 am has made me a tad bid grumpy.

I ran a total of 99 miles this month.  Too bad I did not do the math earlier, I would have capped it off with an even 100!  I did two bricks this month with my bike trainer and the treadmill.  They were both a lot of fun.  Yep, there will be a triathlon in my very near future!

Here's to warmer days and being able to run a lot more outside!

Oh and to date, I am on my 4th and 5th bag of Easter candy since Valentine's Day.  I think Ken might need to stage an intervention!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Happy Adoption Day Keek!!!

It is hard to believe that it has been four years since we adopted Kya.  Ken and I cannot remember what is was like without her.  She is a super silly girl that makes us laugh every day.  She is a great sous chef, pre-soaker, marathon trainer, pool digger, and the list continues.  We started Adoption Day with her getting her teeth brushed and we sang Happy Birthday to her, where she promptly joined in with her howling.  We plan on finishing up the Adoption Day festivities with a run, a special dinner, and carrot cake!  Spoiled, no not at all!

Kya as a puppy.  When I look at this picture, I cannot help but smile.  She looks so stinkin' sweet!