Happy Birthday Mike & other updates

Today is Mike's birthday. So now I will no longer be 2 years older than he is anymore! Yes, I robbed the cradle. The months from November to March are always annoying since he can say that he is 2 years younger than I am. The top shot is him with his beloved poodle and the second shot is from a year ago at their last show with his other beloved. The Bloolights have been starting to play again and hopefully there will be some more live shows this year as Mike looks forward to them so much. He told me not to get him anything for his b-day since there is nothing he needed and he was perfectly content right now. Next week is his spring break and the weather should be such that he can get at least a few rounds of gold in with Chris so life is good for him.

I walked today for the first time without any assistance. I used my quad legged cane coming in from the parking lot for balance but I've been walking around the office without it. Yesterday was a real turning point for me in Physical Therapy. I finally got my Achilles tendon loosened up enough so that it doesn't kill me whenever I put all my weight on my ankle. I will have to wear my walking boot for a few more weeks but that is fine since none of my shoes will fit on my bad foot yet anyways. It is still at least a size larger than my good foot. I just bought a pair of Keens on-line with good support and an adjustable strap that will hopefully fit. Mike said that I betrayed him by buying a pair of Keens since we are always making fun of the cult of Keen wearers but difficult times call for difficult measures.

I'm happy about the response to my Spring Celebration idea so far. I have eight really amazing prizes lined up and 1 more maybe. I'm going to wait until April 1 to kick it off to give myself plenty of time to organize it. If anyone else would like to be involved please let me know. The more people involved the more buzz it will generate for all of us. If anyone can come up with a catchier title I would be happy. For some reason I'm drawing a blank.


Ann said...

Happy Birthday to Mike, I hope he enjoys it.
I never heard of Keen's I had to look at the site to see what they were. I rather like the look of most of them. I'm not crazy about the maryjanes...lol

kim* said...

happy bday mike! i also have keens they are keen :)

Waterrose said...

I have the same thing with my hubby from October to May....good thing is...I look younger...lol

Happy B'day Mike!

Duni said...

Happy Birthday to Mike! My hubby is younger too ;-)

I hope your ankle heals up nicely and you'll be able to walk without a cumbersome cane soon!

take care,


Split Rock Ranch said...

Happy Birthday to Mike. You cougar you... ;o)

Glad to hear you're walking better. I've never heard of Keens before but I say if they work, go with it! I broke bones in the top of my left foot over two years ago and I still can't wear shoes that are tight or pinch at all.

What do you think would be best for me to donate to your giveaway? A skein of yarn? A scarf? Something else from the store? A custom made item? Just let me know what you think would be best and we'll go from there.

RE - Entrepod said...

happy birthday to mike. hope your healing comfortably. remember massages and reflexology help greatly with healing. trust me I know more than I want to.

Split Rock Ranch said...

A skein of yarn it is then. I'll find something very spring-like to spin up. Maybe I'll even take before, during and after pics of the fibers and finished yarn so they can see the process it takes to make it. Let me know if you have any other ideas, suggestions, etc. Sounds like this is going to be a fun giveaway!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Mike!
Paige...don't worry, there is several months in a year that I can rub in my hubby's face that he's 10 years older than me! Now who's the cradle robber!

Lin said...

Happy Birthday, Mike!

Wow! You are doing great on your foot! Keep going, pally, you can do it!! You'll be back to normal before you know it.

Lilysgramma said...

Happy birthday to Mike! Don't feel bad Paige, I am 10 years older than my hubby, but at my age, it really doesn't matter so much :) Glad to hear the ankle is healing well. Good health to you both!

Sinclair said...

You have a poodle??? I LOVE those dogs! I grew up with the best toy poodle on the planet. (sorry, Mike!)

Ours was not a yippy, shaky kind of small dog. He was a fearless Mighty Dog kind of dog, and he wore tank tops that said "My daddy drives a Harley." We always took him camping with us, and he was an awfully good hiker. He always wore the lamb's haircut instead of poodle pom poms, and no ribbons from the groomer.

Happy Birthday to Mike.


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