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30 October, 2009
28 October, 2009
Surely you didn't think that I would allow National Breast Care Awareness month to pass without recognition. Especially since this year marks the 25th year for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The mission is education, awareness and empowerment. I think they are doing a good job!! For the entire month there are pink banners and pink ribbons and even pink products EVERYWHERE!!
There are pink hats, pink t-shirts, pink pajamas, pink extension cords, pink blenders, pink mixers, pink vacuum cleaners, pink power tools. Even the National Football League got involved with pink gloves, pink visors on hats and pink cleats. And Sports Illustrated printed their masthead in pink.
So just because the month is winding down, please make sure your awareness doesn't. Keep promoting healthy eating, exercise and exams. And keep supporting the various charities that are supporting the search for a cure. It's time!
Celebrate...the cure, yet to come!
27 October, 2009
As I was driving home this evening, I thought how messy it is outside. There is a light but steady rain falling, it is dark (seems like it's getting dark just after 6pm), and the leaves are falling. But in all of that, and through the fogged-up car windows, I had a smile on my face.
I think it's because I know that the cozy time of the year is upon us. It's time to start pulling out the thick but soft heavy sweaters and the warm knitted sock. It's time to add a blanket or two to your bed and a throw on your couch. It's time to keep a scarf and a bumbershoot (yes, I could have said umbrella, but since kindergarten, I've always loved the word bumbershoot) close by.
The cool, crispness in the air...the falling, colorful leaves...the bright, sunshiny days...the crunch of fallen leaves under your feet...and the anticipation of the season's first snow...who wouldn't love it!!
19 October, 2009
I caught part of Oprah this morning and one of her segments was about a woman, who lived in a small town, and was being defined by her past circumstances. Oprah helped to change her path so that she now had a new story. How amazing is that?
So today, on Evaluate Your Life Day, I am going to look at the good that I have accomplished, I am going to make a plan to get to what I still hope to accomplish, and I am going to set a new path so that I can change my story. At the end of this journey called life, I want to be able to be happy with my story and by celebrating this day today, I am on my way.
17 October, 2009
14 October, 2009
Summer vacations are over and all of the kiddies are back in school. What do parents do for those finicky kids at lunch time? I was blog surfing and came across a website, Funky Lunch, that makes absolutely adorable sandwiches. If you’re ambitious, you could make these for kids lunches, but I think they’d be FABULOUS for entertaining---kids and adults alike.
Here’s a few pictures from their gallery. For even more pictures, check out their site. Visit Funky Lunch. http://www.funkylunch.com/index.htm
Think of the themes and parties you could give:
For little girls
For little boys
A party at the zoo or animal themes
Ladies who lunch
And even more formal fundraisers
Or…your child could have the cutest lunches in the whole school!! The possibilities are endless!!
Celebrate…with a sandwich!!
13 October, 2009
I know that I have a few fears that I need to work on…what about you?
Celebrate…and be brave!!
12 October, 2009
Celebrate…and kick some butt!!
10 October, 2009
I had the absolute best time!!! I totally get it now. It's not that people are too busy to try to pick up something for you, or they don't know you well enough to get something that you'd really like. They would instead rather give you something that they know you will enjoy. I'm not sure if it's because at this age we tend to have already bought what we want or if it's a sign of the economic times and people don't want to risk wasting money on something that you don't like but are too "polite" to return. Whatever the reason...I have become a true fan of the gift card/gift certificate. Shopping without the financial repercussions---gotta love it!!!
Celebrate!! And don't lose those gift cards!!
08 October, 2009
Since it's Autumn, there were people dressed from t-shirts to wool full length coats with knit scarves around their necks. I love watching all of the various people pass by and in my head inventing their personal histories or guessing where they are headed. People were walking fast, they were wheeling bags and carrying coffee and briefcases.
Yes, I sometimes miss the constant interaction of being in the daily grind...but it typically lasts for only a few moments. And as I proved yesterday, I can always make a quick visit...but I wouldn't want to live there!
06 October, 2009
So I decided to lay there for a while (under my toasty warm covers of course) and listen and enjoy the faint smell of the fresh cut grass. Unfortunately it was a rainy-ish, dark dreary kind of morning, so the full effect of summer wasn't possible, but it was a nice little vacation in my head.
01 October, 2009
Macy’s is partnering with Feeding America to provide 10 million meals for local food banks. It’s called Come Together for the Great American Dinner Party.
Host a party…dinner, lunch, breakfast or otherwise, and have your guests donate to Macy’s via their website (www.macys.com/cometogether). Macy’s will match donations dollar-for-dollar and together raise funds to feed 10 million meals to families in need.
Hosting a party is easy! Just visit the Macy’s website for invitations, theme ideas and recipes. There are all kinds of wonderful ideas.
Here’s a segment that was done on The View introducing the campaign.
Seems easy, right? So what better way to celebrate the season and raise some much needed funds?
Visit www.macys.com/cometogether to get started now!
Celebrate…and help others!!