It was my day off. I woke up at 6am to get ready and drive the 11-yr old to school (not nearby), come back home and get ready for a day full of doctors appointments for our baby girl. We were at Wolfson for her 11:30am appointment even though they kept us in the waiting room until 12:15 when I went to the desk to let them know baby girl has another appointment at Nemours at 1:30pm. They got to us pretty quickly after that. Surprisingly, baby girl didn’t cry or complain the whole time in the waiting room. She was not happy with the medical procedures though, she screamed the entire time. My poor baby girl. After that we had to go to Nemours so her doctor could fill us in on the details. Fortunately, my baby girl is going to be fine! 🙂
When we got to Nemours, my wife and I were both super hungry and felt like we were starving. I left her and Baby Girl in the waiting room while I hauled ass to find a cafeteria and bring food back. I ended up with a not-good grilled cheese sandwich for myself and a veggie wrap for my wife. I ate mine IN the doctors office before the doctor came in. She saved hers for the car. We finally left about 2:30pm
After that? I had to drive to the Beach Blvd Jax Humane Society to bail one of my dogs out of jail. He got locked up a few days ago and they called me to let me know they had him (He’s micro-chipped). He has always been an escape artist, and very athletic., good at jumping, running, digging. We left the Humane Society with Rocky in my front seat, and wife and baby in the back. Now we’ve gotta haul ass home before the 11-yr old gets off his school bus. We barely made it in time, and pick him up on his walk home while we still had Rocky in the car. They were happy to see each other and be reunited I think.
Got home about 4:15pm and my parents came by to see us and check on Baby Girl. They didn’t stay very long but it was nice to see them. We invited them to go with us to watch Aden’s Muay Thai class at 5pm but they had other places to go also. So, the wife, baby, Aden and myself also go to his Muay Thai class at 5pm, but after that we need to go grocery shopping so we’re at the store until 7pm…and all of us are hungry and tired.
Pizza is the cure.
Gotta work a 5am-6pm shift the next morning at my job. I can’t stay up too late, I want to go to sleep anyway, I’ve been wanting a nap all day. My day was hectic, but any time I get to spend with my family is a fun time and I’d rather do nothing else.
Long story short, I’ve had a long, busy few days.
I’m on a week vacation from work this week. Much needed and appreciated. We are staying home and getting things done around the house. There’s nothing I enjoy more than being home with my family. I think it’s super important for the kids to have me and my wife both here as much as possible. I only took one week off earlier in the year when our daughter was born, and this week was needed. We were originally supposed to go to The Killers concert in St. Augustine, but as I said in an earlier blog post, it got cancelled.
For some reason, The Killers cancelled their St. Augustine concert that was supposed to happen tonight (10/1). I found out about the cancellation pretty quick, but we had good tickets and were really excited about going. #Bummer.
I scored two tickets, thanks to my good buddy Jerry who never seems to miss a LIVE music show. The Killers are one of my favorite bands, and I only found out about the upcoming show the day before tickets went on sale. My wife and I are really looking forward to going.
This would’ve been awesome to see in person. I don’t even want to know what computer program someone used to choreograph these flying robots.
He is one of the best songwriters in the past 20 years, maybe one of the best songwriters ever. I got the chance to see him LIVE for the first time this past Sunday, thanks to my very awesome significant other for getting me tickets for a Father’s Day gift. This was my first Father’s Day as a dad. I haven’t mentioned yet that we now both have our first child, a beautiful baby girl. She is awesome and fun! Anyway, she knows I like Jason Isbell and surprised me with tickets. Granny (my mom) babysat for us. It was a great show, and we got free upgrades on our seats because my company was catering the show for Jason and his opening act, the legendary Marty Stuart, so we ended up in the pit, not from from the stage at all. Marty and Jason were both great, but I really wish Jason Isbell would’ve played Decoration Day, and Outfit, two of my all-time favorite songs. He must be tired of performing them all the time, because he didn’t do either of them. Oh well, still a great show.
I’m was off work early-ish last Saturday night, and home in time to watch Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier 3. I fully expected Dustin Poirier to win, but I did not expect McGregor to break his leg like he did. That kind of injury usually happens when someone throws a kick that gets blocked, but Saturday night, McGregor just kind of sat back on his butt when his calf/ankle folded over. Whatever caused it, that kind of shin injury seems to be happening more often in recent years. I remember when we first started seeing it in MMA, it was (and still is) one of the most gruesome injuries in the sport. I think the first one I remember seeing was Jose “Pele” Landis-John vs. Brian Gassaway back in 2005, then Corey Hill in 2008 (RIP), Anderson Silva, etc…
I’ve had this domain (perryandrews.com) for years, probably close to two decades. Once upon a time I had a cool blog and posted interesting things, weird videos, and old photos. I had a photo gallery of vintage collectables. Somehow I let my hosting plan slip away a few years ago and it all went away. I kept the domain name, but everything online was gone. I still have some old database back-ups, not sure how complete they are, though. One day I’ll try to get someone to come over and see if they can integrate my old stuff here, or just get my old blog going again. Otherwise, here I am, back again, but starting from scratch. Which, really isn’t a big deal. I will still do cool things on here.