Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Livin' On a Prayer

I had a little Bon Jovi music morning and the song title is perfect for how crazy life is right now. Ok we'll start with the good news. I finally got my Kapoosh! You're probably thinking to yourself, "What on Earth is a Kapoosh?" Well it's the most amazing kitchen appliance ever. Back story: this last Christmas Dan and I got a lot of knives that we so desperately needed. Our only problem was we didn't have a knife holder to fit them in. They were all different sizes and shapes. Well one day, as I was strolling through Bed, Bath & Beyond (my new favorite store), I found the Kapoosh. It's a knife holder with no set slots. I was so excited but the only ones they had in the store were light wood ones. That was not going to match with our kitchen. So we talked to a guy, who turned out to be the store manager, and he helped us order a nice stainless steel one. As we got to talking, we found out the guy used to live in Bremerton (where Dan is from) and worked at the Silverdale Bed, Bath & Beyond. Small world. Here is a picture for your visual pleasure of my Kapoosh:

Ok, now for some bad news but had some good consequences. It snowed!!! Yes, I understand it's Rexburg. Yes, I understand it's October and it snows in October here but COME ON! I want my fall season. I want cool, crisp air with hot chocolate at night. I want cardigans, boots and scarves (although I get that on winter as well). I want colorful leaves. Snow does not fit in there. Alright, it only snowed for 2 days and it all melted away. I just know if it snowed that early then what's stopping it form coming again and again and again. The good that came out of it... I pulled out my hoodies, our hot chocolate, bought coffee creamer for our hot chocolate and pulled out my boots. :) Also it makes me excited for Christmas.
Not the best of pictures but this is what it looked like as it started to stick the 1st day.
Ok now for the bad news. As you all know, Dan is a very active person but has some problems with his knees. He decided to play flag football with some guys in our ward this semester. It was their first game 2 weeks ago on Wednesday and of course I had to work. I told Dan not to hurt himself so I could see him in his future games. Well, what does my husband do? Hurts himself. I come home to an iced knee. I think I jinxed him. He got side swept (which is illegal) and hurt his good knee pretty badly (they did however win their game and his injury helped with that). Luckily, one of the guys on his team is the student director of Sports Medicine and helped him there on the field. He went to the doctors the next day and they told him he probably has an MCL tear. They set up an appointment with an orthopedic surgeon here in Rexburg and gave him crutches. Fast forward to this last Saturday. We went down to Pocatello to see my dad and to have him check out Dan's knee (my dad is a sports medicine guy and also does some physical therapy). After about 15 minutes he was 100% sure that Dan tore his ACL. He referred us to a surgeon he works with and told us he was really good. So we decided to meet with him instead of the one in Rexburg. Long story short, Dan needs surgery. We will find out in a couple weeks if he'll need it now or if he can wait until December for the break. They want the stiffness in his knee to go away. Now we have to wait and see what our crazy future holds. 
Dan at the doctor today.
Like I said, livin' on a prayer in the Fry house. :)

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