4 Dec, 2014
Root canal!? Yes folks, I have to have a root canal. I take very good care of my teeth so this was a huge shock to me. I visited the dentist earlier this week for a cleaning and general check up. I noted to the hygienist and dentist that my lateral incisor (tooth #7) was tender when I tap it, but otherwise it feels fine. They took an extra x-ray to get a good look at the tooth - all looked well. The dentist did the "cold test". He essentially held ice onto that tooth and waited for me to signal that I felt the cold pain. Nothing. He did the same exercise to a neighboring tooth and I felt the cold pain almost instantly. What does this mean? Yup, my tooth is dead. There is no more blood flowing to that nerve. How is it dealt with? You got it ... root canal! Ugh. Since the tooth is not bothersome for me (yet) I scheduled the procedure for January so I can enjoy the holidays. Happy New Year ... here's your root canal.
22 Nov, 2014
We have decided to disconnect from subscriber television service. Over the years we have been customers of Comcast, Verizon Fios, and DirecTV. With digital HD antennas and a decent choice in streaming media we decided to take the plunge and disconnect. We are doing pretty well utilizing a handful of apps and streaming services, including Netflix, PBS Kids, and Disney Junior. There are some drawbacks but overall we are pleased to not see such a large cable bill!
NetflixDisney Junior

PBS Kids
3 Oct, 2014
Repurposing! It only took me 10 months but I finally finished cutting up some old Winter patterned bed sheets to be resewn into dinner napkins. Bring on the holiday meals!
xmas napkins
25 Sep, 2014
Last weekend Holly and I ran a local 5K. The event had a tremendous turn out. That's great for the cause. But not so great for a mom pushing a jogging stroller. They asked all the stroller pushers to start at the back. This meant that I spent all of my energy in mile #1 weaving through and around walkers and slower runners. I couldn't settle into my own pace until the 2nd mile but by then I was cooked from all of the extra energy expended back in mile 1. This was easily my slowest 5K ever.

Lessons learned:
1) Don't run such big events
2) When running events while pushing Holly have no personal expectations
3) Start a good 5+ minutes after the gun time and just race my watch time!

Time: 33:48 min
Pace: 10:53 min/mi
Overall: 477/694
Age group: 32/67
Female: 241/401

Here we are back in June after a 5K and here we are together last weekend!