Happy New Year
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From a couple of monkey boys. Wishing everyone a happy and healthy 2012.
Besides being the 6th night of Hanukkah, it's a un-naturally warm Christmas Day. Rachel is lighting the candles tonight and the boys are still getting presents galore. We went to see Tin Tin this afternoon and it marked the only theater movie I've seen all year. I don't like movie theaters much but it all went well.
Tomorrow is the shortest day of the year and the beginning of the sun's climb higher in the sky each day. I like the long winter nights and look forward to many more of them over the next couple months. I suppose Spring will be a nice change when it comes but I never look forward to the dog days of summer.
Jeff's old band played at his 50th birthday party at Mainstreets in Hopkins. Auto Body Experience played as well and the crowd of 125 had a good time as far as I can tell. I saws whole slew of people I haven't seen in years, including Roach, Cousins, Caroline and Andy, old neighbors and other folks I used to see all the time when I lived in Minnesota. I think Jeff had a good time even though I'm sure he was wishing it was him on bass up there. I wish he was too.
Dinner tonight at a nice little Irish pub in the stop light free town of Maple Plain Minnesota. Mom, Dad, Rach and the kids. Minnesota has some snow but not a ton of it. I hope it whitens up a bit before we head back here in 10 days for Christmas. Jeff's 50th birthday party is tomorrow night and then I'm back to DC on Tuesday morning.
Sam had to sit but Dylan was his typical Honey Badger self and stole 15 balls and scored 6 points. The little Cav's won 20 to 7 in a really good defensive effort. More scoring will happen when Sam is back in the groove.
Sam is sitting out the second practice for the little Cavaliers. Sam and his scoring prowess will not be with the team until January, missing two games. He's really looking forward to getting back into action.
The new X-rays still look like a stress fracture but the dr doesn't think he should have as much pain as he has. Sam says its gotten about 20% better over the last couple weeks but these crutches should take more pressure off the bone. The dr thinks an MRI would be a good idea so we are probably scheduled for next week.