After the last difficulties with hitting a vein to have blood drawn, the effectiveness actually caught me off guard. So much so, I missed the stick. They got it one the first one. Sweet. Within minutes they filled five vials for the full spectrum of tests we requested. Never send a nurse to do a phlebotomist’s job… that’s what I always say. Don’t act like you never heard me. Anyhow, ever notice how phlebotomists can be so vein? Sheesh.
The good news is many of the results will start coming back to Dr. Rodriguez’s office (Broadlands Family Practice) today. Others — those that are cultured — will be next week. With Ryan being so physically healthy I’m not anticipating any issues. I’ll let you know if anything presents itself.
Catch Me if You Can
Sue was given two tickets to see the Broadway play Catch Me if You Can. Kari was beside herself with excitement when she found out she was going. She loves live theater. In fact, she actually watches video of plays. But, to her, nothing beats the atmosphere of a Broadway show. She loves the fine arts, and without her in my life I NEVER would have gained an appreciation. Whereas the rest of the family thinks in rows and columns, always trying to find the bottom line, she thinks out of the other side of her brain. It’s wonderful to experience her. My only complaint is the pre-college school system doesn’t embrace too.
Now, wait. It get’s better. The tickets they were given were — hold onto your hats — front row, center. I wish I could have seen her face. But, wait. There’s more! Kari met the lead actor after the performance, Norbet Leo Butz! She had a photo snapped of this and sent it to me right away.
Being completely uncultured, I had no idea how acclaimed Norbert is. He won several Tony awards for his performances as well as a few television roles. If you want, you can see his bio by clicking here.
I wonder if Kari was able to calm down enough to get any sleep at all last night?
Kathryn Beggs Howlett says
How fun for Kari!!!!
Anna Welsh says
Hope Kari gets to see Hairspray sometime on Broadway while in NYC during one of her visits, that was the ultimate musical for me! Fun, upbeat and musical, what can I say?
The question is…. did you and Ryan get to see anything while the girls were away???
p.s. Kari, next time you go to NYC, bring a friend and check out Fuerza Bruta … my niece, Lauren, is in it…apparently it’s for the “under 30” set … translation: it’s a show for people who like to dance and get crazy while bright lights are flashing and water is splashing … wow … guess I’ll get back to folding the laundry. Enjoy being young, beautiful Kari!!! : )
Hi Ken! Great news about Ryan’s blood draw going so smoothly!! I’m sure the results will be great!!
Kari, you lucky lady!! That beautiful picture says it all: pure joy!! Next thing you know, Kari’s going to be off on a plane to London’s West End to watch “Love Never Dies.” Go Kari!!
“My only complaint is the pre-college school system doesn’t embrace too.” (using both side’s of one’s brain) It seems the schools have now de-evolved to focusing on memorizing and spitting back facts instead of engaging all parts of one’s brain. Well, I don’t want my kids to go to any college that considers straight A’s due to rote memorization to be the be the definition of “smart.”
It’s a miracle that many students can even get out of highschool with their own unique identities intact, much less feel good about themselves academically!!
Wow, Ken, somehow you know how to pick topics that press people’s “react” button : )
Hope your weekend is a good one!!!
You’re so vein you probably think this song is about you…….
Incredible news on both fronts! Good to hear good news, albeit in little nuggets. Have a wonderful day — hugs to Ryan!!
Gail Doyle says
Ken, So glad Kari is enjoying NY and got to meet star of the show.Hope you boys are being good and blood work turns out perfect! Hugs for Ryan and have a good day!!!! Love Gail