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Errands and skating


Jack and I ran some errands and I took him to Fairmount cemetery. I had never been before, there are a lot of historic Denver names buried there and lots of sculptures and burial art.

We decided to go to regular skate on Friday. Grace tried in-lines and did great, I ate a pickle and it turned my tongue green.

Then it was cheese trivia, cheese sampling and learning about cheese at a library teen event. Jack and I walked around and warmed up by the fire.

Grand Cirque Eloize Hotel


Advent day 19


I had to go to the doc today, it went well, I guess. No flow in the aneurysm which means the surgery did the job, but part of the spleen nearest that blocked section died, apparently I don’t need that part of my spleen and the rest of it is working fine. They did find, god-dang it, 2 more (small) aneurysms somewhere in my CT scan, they are small and I didn’t want to know about them, so I didn’t ask where they were. Rescan in 1 year. At the least the nurse thought my shirt was funny.

Advent day 20

Today was the field trip to the Cirque show and it was amazing. Our seats were incredible. The acts were acrobatic, juggling, hula hoops, singing, dancing, ropes, swings and more. The only problem was it went by too quickly.

We went to lunch with friends, Cheesecake Factory and I ordered off the ‘skinny’ menu. My beet salad and lettuce wrap tacos were good though, if you are watching salt and calories, you can’t order anything off the regular menu – my gosh, Grace was surprised at how many calories were in things.

Jack says ‘Rawr!’



Advent day 14

Our field trip for the day, a highlights tour of the art museum. The sections we were in (Stampede) was closed off earlier this week to a guy who vandalized 6 pieces of art before visitors help him down until police arrived. There usually isn’t much security in the regular galleries, so it’s not surprising that someone managed to do something to some art before people said, ‘Hey!’ Security was, however, tight during our visit.

I had my first cardiologist visit since the hospital. She is upping my beta blocker meds to twice what it is now, I’m sure there is going to be some very light headed days in my future (my BP today was 98/60.)

Jack also played with Jack Jr or tried too.

Grace made this.

Fox theater


Advent day 12

We went to the Fox for Granny Dances a Holiday Drum show with the Cleo Robinson Parker dancers. It’s just a sampling of the show, but it’s free and the dancers are amazing. Video of the dances here and here and here.

My friend Renee gave me a Christmas present of 2 recipe books and a coin purse from Hawaii.

I gave her some super soft slippers, tea and a coloring book. We had lunch, dropped off tix at a friend’s house, came home, I took Grace to CU for a teen science cafe and a friend took Hannah to the youth group party.




Jack was 8 months old on Monday.

I kept seeing pictures of various friends who’ve already been to the Rembrandt exhibit, so I was ready to go today. Normally you have to pay extra for a special exhibit, but if you book a field trip adults are free (kids are already free.) So, free – yay!

Hands-on printmaking.

Lunch –

We rescued Jack from the crate at home and Hannah did some school while Grace made penguin pops for her friend’s birthday tomorrow.

I went out for TNO and had a good dinner (since I get no breakfast in the morning.) Tomorrow will be a long day o hospital stuff.

Money museum and candy sushi


My co-op today was to the Money museum. We only had 4 families and our tour guide was not very engaging, but the WWI exhibit was cool and the making of a coin from blank to pressed was neat.

The edge roller.

The press, these items are miniature, in the old days they were much bigger.

We went through money in time and saw the evolution from huge pieces of stone to smaller coins.

The Greek coins were in really good shape.

Roman coins and coins from other parts of the world.

A real coin and counterfeit one.

Hobo nickels.

A huge collection of coins that have varying degrees of rareness. Some of the coins in the collection are 1 of 2-3 coins.

The WWI exhibit.

Trench art coins.

Messed up money.

We raced from the museum back to the library for candy sushi.

Dinner was good.