Gardenia’s Wine Bar

Matt and I ate dinner at one of my favorite spots on Main Street in Oshkosh, Gardenia’s Wine Bar and Cafe. One of my favorite things to eat there is the Bruschetta. The bread they make it with is photo2AMAZING! Even Matt, who doesn’t like Bruschetta, thought it was good. We also had some spinach and artichoke dip. For our main meal Matt got himself a grilled cheese with bacon, he was pretty much in love. I got a Chicken Ciabatta sandwich, which was also delicious. For the beer, Matt had a New Glarus Apple Ale, it’s a good option if you find reds too sweet. The beer I had, Ale Asylum Ballistic IPA, was way too hoppy for my taste unfortunately. But all in all it was a good dinner and a nice night out.

Empower

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My new work out routine is taking two types of classes, yoga and aerial dance. With these classes I’m working out about three times a week and it feels great to be this sore again. I haven’t done much exercise since UWO Hip Hop last February… so over a year! I go to Empower yoga and Aerial Dance Pole Exercise in Appleton. Yoga gives me cardio and since it’s a hot yoga studio you are completely drenched in sweat within the first 15 minutes. Aerial Dance, while it isn’t much cardio, you will feel it in the morning. I’ve never had much arm strength but I will after this class. The choreography is pretty basic but the tricks we are learning are not. I’m just glad I finally found some sort of work out for me to enjoy. I’m just not the one to go to the gym and run on a treadmill and lift weights.

Aruba

954728_4736249336379_1189084059_nFor my graduation trip, my mother and I went to Aruba. It was a nice place to visit, but it was horribly humid. If you weren’t near a pool or water to cool your-self off it was almost unbearable. So while it was a nice place to visit, I don’t think I need to ever go back.

391382_10151881195891747_54793364_nWhile we were there I did get to check off Parasailing off my bucket list. It wasn’t as “thrilling” as I thought it would be. It was very relaxing and calm, which isn’t bad, just not what I was expecting.

My favorite part of the trip was the safari we went on. It took us all around the Island to the usual tourist spots. We got to see the natural bridge (the baby one because the big one collapsed), a natural pool and baby bay beach where we got to do some snorkeling. The snorkeling there was amazing, super clear and the fish swam all around you. In 379599_4736257416581_903785763_none area the little fish would nibble on your toes. There was also a cave with a ton of bats, I thought that was pretty fun. Some of the other women on the trip didn’t think that was so great. It was also fun to do some off-roading.  

Matt’s Surgery

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So for those of you who don’t know Matt had his appendix removed Friday morning. We went in Thursday around 7:30 just to see what was causing his pain. We were given two options, go home with antibiotics and hope it goes away or stay in the hospital and decide on surgery in the morning. So once he was admitted, we were taken to the overnight room. We finally got to sleep around 2am. The staff at Aurora was very helpful and accommodating. They made sure both Matthew and I were comfortable. Around 7:30 am the doctor came to see us and once again gave us the option, antibiotics or surgery. Matt chose surgery and we are glad he did. He went into surgery a little after 10:30 am and was done shortly and hour later. The doctor said it was the best decision since it was his appendix. It was inflamed but it hadn’t burst yet, they were glad they caught it when they did. I got to take him home after dinner that night. He still need help getting in and out of bed and pretty much everything else in-between. I’m happy to say that only 3 days after his surgery he no longer needs my help to move and get from place A to B. I’m sure the rest of his recovery will go great and that he will be back to his normal self in no time at all.