Wisdom Teeth removal (4/2024)

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     On the last day of Spring Break, Logan was scheduled for his wisdoimagem teeth removal.  Logan actually wanted to have this procedure done, but when it came close to the date, he then realized that he was not able to eat as much protein and not able to continue his weight training so he was disappointed.  After a last workout on Friday morning and fasted for hours, his procedure was at 4pm.  Logan was brave and did not seem to be too nervous.  The procedure took less than 1 hour, then after the anesthesiologist briefed me in about the procedure, I was told to drive the car over to get ready for Logan.  Logan was wheeled out all drowsy and shaky after the anesthesia with gauze in this mouth; I was quite worried.  We got Logan moved into the car, and he slept all the way home.  image

    For the first 24 to 48 hours, Logan could not eat much but he did not really complain too much about pain, I made him chocolate smoothies and porridge throughout the day.  I tried to add as much soft protein that he could have since Logan was quite worried that he would lose his muscle gain.  Logan took the medications around the clock and using ice pack and later warm pad on his chin for the swelling.

    The next few days Logan continued on softer food, slowly weaning off pain med and just took the antibiotic.  He was happy to be able to return to the gym.   Logan was almost completely back to normal after one week.  It was a stressful week; we are glad that it was over.

Spring Break (April 2024)

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    We did not go anywhere this Spring Break, but we all were happy with some sleep in and relaxing time.  I was able to go to some gym classes and work on the house projects.  We also had some appointments during this week.  Logan had a contact lens fitting appointment which we did not succeed. We had to go again in May to try again.  Connor had one of his tennis practice and his orthodontist follow up.  Logan also had the most anticipated wisdom teeth removal that I would blog shortly. 

     We did do a couple of fun things.  The boys and I went to watch the Dune 2.  The theater was completed empty which was sort of cool.  Connor and I enjoyed the pretty pictures while Logan really liked the movie.  One of the evening, we went to play at Top Golf.  Going there in the evening was quite interesting too.  We had fun playing the games, having a drink and enjoying snacks and dessert.

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Curly Hair Connor (late post)

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 image    Back in Feb, Connor was determined to get a perm.  He even found himself a salon and was willing to pay for it.  I just had to make him an appointment and take him there.  Connor was very patient sitting on the chair; one and a half hour, he got himself a first perm.  I think his initial reaction was that his hair were quite curly, but he never complained as it was his decision.

     I have to agree that Connor does pull off his hairdo quite well.  In a few weeks, his hair were very long and a bit out of control.  So he finally agreed to get a haircut.  A lot of hair were cut, fortunately some curls remained.  Connor looked quite different with the new haircut and it makes him taller.

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Getaway to Monterey

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    The boys had a week off this week and so did I.  I booked us a couple of nights at a nice hotel at Monterey to give us a little treat.  We had also planned to take Buddy to the boarding place so he could spend some time there as well.  A storm was coming; we were worried but at the end we decided to keep the trip.  We had to leave early on Sunday in order to drop Buddy off at the scheduled time.  When we arrived at Monterey, we went for a 4 mile hike at the Monterey Peninsula trail.  The weather was beautiful and the scenery was fantastic, but some of us were exhausted from the steps.  We then found a place for lunch before checking in to the hotel.  Connor and I explored around the hotel and Logan checked out the fitness room for a workout.  In the late afternoon, we all walked to Canary Row for some shopping and food.  We were all exhausted at the end of the day with 23,000 steps.

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     We started the next day with a big breakfast at the hotel restaurant with a beautiful ocean view.  Afterwards, Logan brought up an idea to go see sea lions at the Sea Lion Point; I was happy with that suggestion as I was thinking about Point Lobos, so we made our drive there.  When we arrived, we realized how windy it was.  It was actually quite an experience to take a hike in this almost 40 MPH wind; we looked at the incredible waves while trying to avoid being blown away.  We definitely had a memorable moment despite no sea lions.

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   We then went for a troll at the Carmel By the Sea, looking through some cool stores and galleries.  Then we found a burger joint for lunch.  By then, we had been eating so much that I was not even hungry, so I chose a milkshake and it was one of the best I had.  Connor liked it so much that he ordered one after his meal as well.  After returning to the hotel for a rest and a workout for Logan, we walked to Cannery Row for dinner; this time we chose a Japanese restaurant that had a long line the night before.  We had a great dinner and returned to the hotel lobby to play some cards before we ended the night.

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     For the last Tuesday morning at the hotel.  Connor and I decided to walk out to grab a breakfast.  It was quite imagewonderful to take a short walk in the serene morning air.  We had stuffed ourselves again and brought back a breakfast for Stuart and Logan afterward.  This concluded our outing to Monterey; I could not believe we had such an incredible weather for it.

Master Bathroom Makeover

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    We had decided our bathroom was not bad enough requiring a major remodeling, and it just needed some updating.  So for the past many weeks, I had worked on cleaning up all the old grout and refinishing the cabinet.  I purchased the vanity in hope that we could replace them ourselves.  But once I realized how old and rotted our old ones were; i had to find a plumber to come in to do the job.  Then I purchased matching porcelain tiles as the boys’ bathroom, and a tile guy had them installed last week.  Now our bathroom is almost completed except needing the baseboard.  I am happy with the newer and cleaner look of our bathroom.

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Modern Family bonding

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     Connor and I somehow started watching Modern Family together and it had become our thing.  Almost every evening before bedtime, he and I would watch an episode while we snacked.  Eleven seasons later, we finally came to the very last episode the past weekend.  We both love the shows and all the characters; we were sad that the series were over.  We are now talking about watching another sitcom together to keep up with our tradition.

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