Oct 30 2007

Stitched Evening

Published by at 10:39 pm under Personal,Poker

If I move this could die
If I move this could die
I want you…to take me out!
–Franz Ferdinand

Another month that got swept away with good intentions but very little of my goals were met poker wise. I had a lot of stuff come up that just took time and left me worn out. I spent a bit of time updating some stuff on my uncle’s website since he was getting some publicity this month and thought that it might cause an increase in traffic. I’m hoping it happens for him since I know how hard it is for artists to really do well with it.

Today I was taking off a bit early since I had been getting in a few hours of overtime each week and this week, I just wanted to do something for me. I took off an hour and a half early trying to get home to try and finish up the hands I needed to qualify for my rakeback affiliate’s freeroll for cake. I get into my truck and crank the engine over and feel a vibration in my pocket.


It was Amy calling for what I was certain was some errand I needed to do for her. Instead of run to the grocery store, it was her asking if I could come home and take a look at TJ’s lip. Apparently his brother had thrown a stick in retaliation to a stick thrown at him and it made a gash in his upper lip. Alright, a legit issue.

So I get home and TJ is holding a bag of ice covered with a bloody cloth to his upper lip. As is typical, he is pretty calm while his mother is stressfully on the brink of being frantic and she talks me into taking him to the hospital. An hour and a half and 4 stitches later, we are back at home as I see my chances of getting many hands in slip away.

Stitched Up

At least he was able to still go to taekwondo and he will tell you that it wasn’t really that bad. He didn’t have any issues through the whole procedure beyond some concerns that it was taking to long for him to get home to play with his friend that had been over at the house.

I don’t put any blame on anyone or anything, I’m just disappointed that it didn’t work out like I planned. I am glad TJ ended up ok, but he’s enjoying showing off his battle scars to any person who will stop long enough to hear his tale of woe. He wouldn’t admit it if you asked him, but he’s enjoying the attention. That’s ok.

Amy had errands to run afterwords and she took #3 to wallyworld with her and the other 3 stayed with me. The older 2 just watched cartoons, but #4 (Zoe) demanded enough attention that there was little else I was gonna get done. By the time Amy got home and I had my chores done, it was almost 11 and I was beat. That did it for my goals for the month, but I still did ok for the month considering. Friday or so, I’ll figure out the final number since I still have tomorrow (fat chance with that one too since it’s Halloween).

Compile on that some new stresses at work, and I feel like I’m wearing thin lately. Fortunately most of my family stuff has been going well and that’s been taking some stress off. I think I will also end up getting back into my own art too as I’ve really been getting the urge to do some more of that. When I do, I will be sure to post pictures (I’m an attention whore, just like my son).

Either that, or maybe I should take up yoga.

Oh, yeah. I think that helped. I feel so much better now. T was right, yoga is awesome.


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  1. Snow Blind » Armed and Dangerouson 03 Jun 2008 at 9:07 am

    [...] all, it’s been months since we’ve been to the emergency room. Tags: katana, [...]

  2. Snow Blind » Stitched Evening Part 2on 09 Mar 2009 at 9:46 pm

    [...] the wife asking me to come home quickly. After all, it has been almost a full year and a half since our last ER visit. This time it was Zoe (#4) and marks an important milestone of the first visit by a female [...]

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