that perfect hand…

In Ocean's 11, Danny said that "the house always wins. If you play long enough, never change the stakes, then the house takes you. Unless, when that perfect hand comes along, you bet big… and then, you take the house." Here's the hand I've been dealt, sometimes it's risky and sometimes it's safe, but all the time… it's perfect. It's mine.



Happy Anniversary to ME! It’s been one year since my kidney stone episode for Kate! I look back on this time last year in many a fond memory. Even though I battled it for about a monthish, I’ve decided today is the day! So I would just like to shout out to the people who I think I would like to commemorate this event with specifically for helping me through such a difficult time:

My roommate at the time – for putting up with my random bursts of screeching and stubbornly driving myself to the hospital.

Jes – for talking to me on the phone the night I got back from the hospital all high on pain meds.

Megan (and Steve) – for coming over to keep me company and giving me that gorgeous plant that I killed accidentally. Also for the football game that weekend at McMahon Stadium… man I miss football. Go Warriors!

Paul – my dear, sweet friend for your visit from out east… and your multiple huge hugs and “stone” jokes… and distracting me all the time from the pain by taking me to the game.

Jocelyn – for randomly being in town that weekend, for eating all of those Crave cupcakes with me and buying me that Tiger Lily that I also killed.

Drew – for taking me for sushi for a mock-Thanksgiving meal…only to have me go into a pain fit for eating so much and forgetting to take my medication.

To my dear family; Mom – for calling, putting up with when I couldn’t talk, the care package with the SCOOBY SNACKS, and making me feel like you were right there beside me. I know you wish you could’ve been.

And to my dear, sweet, wonderful Dad – who told me “suck it up kid, the pain can’t be that bad” and then, lo and behold, got kidney stones under a month later. And phoned to apologize about what he had said while he was in the hospital bed hopped up on morphine. Touché!

so Happy Anniversary to ME!! Bring on another uneventful year with tons of water to drink and so little dramatic and exciting things in my life that I can commemorate this day again a year from now on my blog. Providing I maintain an audience, anyways.


2 thoughts on “congratulations!!!

  1. Oh wow – a year already hey?! congratulations indeed! Glad that you’re over it – glad that we could help you during that time. Looking forward to seeing you soon! Take care of yourself this weekend: and that you get to eat lots of turkey!!

  2. LOL! You’re hilarious! No one writes about one year kidney stone anniversaries! HAHA!

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