Where did November go?

Seriously, November just flew by!  I can’t believe that it’s almost December.  But I can’t wait until Christmas anyway because my parents will be here!!!  They thought they wouldn’t be able to come home for Christmas but it turns out that they will be able to so this makes me super happy.  And it’s Christmas!  But before Christmas, there’s Thanksgiving (duh) and this will be our first Tgiving without our parents.  So Denis and I will be having Tgiving dinner here at our house and my 3 younger brothers will be coming over.  It will still be great but wish my parents could be here.

Let’s see.. what else is new..
I recently purchased the Macbook Air and I am loving it!  My husband was upgrading his MacBook so I thought it was time for me to upgrade too :p  It’s so light and fast!  Granted, I don’t do anything on it except watching movies/shows, emails, chat, twitter, normal things so nothing extravagant.  

Toby is doing well.  He has his 30 day checkup coming up to see if the medication is working.  He seems to be better physically.  He’s not losing any more weight and his coat is not looking any worse.  I also feel like he has more bounce to his steps.  He is still eating like we starve him but maybe the medication will treat that as well.  We will see.  The vet was really happy that we chose to treat him with the medication and I just thought “Was there any other choice?”  Our fur babies are family and we treat them as such. 

The other two fur babies, Diamond and Bella, are doing well.  Sleeping and eating like usual ❤

I will end this entry with my recent pictures from Instagram 🙂

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Twin Cities Monster Dash 5k 2013!

Yesterday was the Monster Dash 5k here in the Twin Cities.  I ran with some friends and it was an awesome time!  Except for a few bumps in the road like losing my husband in the crowd of 16,000 people but *spoiler alert* we found him! 🙂

So the 5k race started at 9am in St. Paul by the Science Museum.  And as I mentioned before, there were A LOT of people.  Granted, not everyone there was running the 5k as there was also a 10 mile race and a half marathon.  I think next year I will run the 10 miles.  At this point, I feel like I can do a 5k no problem.  If you asked me a year ago if I thought I could run more than 5 minutes without stopping, I would have laughed and said no.  It’s amazing what your body can do!

We actually ran more than the 5k as my group and I started late and ran from the very back of the line lol.  And can I just say, the run just goes by so fast when I’m using my Zombies, Run app.  I love this app!  It alternates between missions and zombies sightings/chases to your own music.  So the half hour of running felt like 5 minutes.  🙂  And it helped that everyone around me was dressed up in their Halloween costumes so it was great to people watch while running at the same time.  As for me, I dressed up as Hello Kitty of course! 🙂

Pictures from the race:

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Tobyroonie

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Le sigh.  My parent’s dog, Toby aka Tobyroonie, weiner dog extraordinaire, was officially diagnosed with Cushing’s Disease today.  After spending a lot of $$$ on xrays, ultrasounds, blood work, tests, we finally have a conclusion.  It sucks.  It’s not something that can be cured only managed.  This means that he would need to be on a very expensive medication his entire life or the disease will just progress.  Without treatment, he could potentially keep losing weight, his coat will get worse, his belly will stay distended.  So I don’t think not treating it is really an option.

 The good news is that I’ve found that purchasing the medication online might be cheaper than buying it from the vet.  I want to run that by the vet first and make sure that I am purchasing from a reputable website.  And also,  one of the rescue groups that I volunteer for said that they have medication that was donated to them and they would just give it to me.  I thought this was very sweet and generous for them to offer!  

Please keep Toby in your prayers and in your thoughts.  I just want him to get better 😦

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Twin Cities Restaurant Week

Yesterday, I was pleasantly surprised to learn that it is Restaurant Week here in the Twin Cities.  Cheap prices for some damn good food!  My husband and I have gone to two different restaurants so far and we are so glad we have because even though these are restaurants that we have gone to before, we were able to try new things on their menu for a cheaper price.. but I would have gladly paid full price because I have been so impressed with both meals!

First, we went to Masu yesterday for lunch at the Mall of America location.  Their lunch special was Tofu Yakisoba (score for this pescetarian!) and fried ice cream.  O-M-G! It was literally one of the best meals I have ever had.  I don’t know if it’s because it’s a meal that I have never ordered there before or what but I wanted to cry at the end of the meal because it was over! Ok not literally but you get what I’m saying.  The Yakisoba was already great enough but the fried ice cream at the end just finished the meal perfectly!  Ahhh.. makes me so hungry just thinking about it.  If you are from the Twin Cities, definitely give this restaurant a try!

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The next restaurant that we went to was Barbette .  We went there today for lunch.  This is a very nice French restaurant located in Uptown Mpls.  YUM YUM YUM!
My husband had their boeuf bourguignon and I had their butternut squash and caramelized onion galette.  And for dessert, we both got a small slice of pumpkin pie.  Oh, and did I mention that this amazing meal was only $10 per person!?  We are definitely fans of this place!

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So if you live in the Twin Cities, check out if your favorite restaurants are having specials for Restaurant Week!