June 28, 2010
June 25, 2010
June 22, 2010
Last Friday was our team fundraising event "Pink & Black for the Ta-Ta's." It was a frantic couple weeks, trying to get everything ready, and I was really frazzled leading up to it. The night before, I got totally overwhelmed from all the running around and staying up late to get things done. Tom gave me a hug and said "just remember, you're doing this for all the people who can't." I said (okay, I sorta whined), "that's great advice-- where did you come up with it?" He replied, "YOU wrote it- I got it from your 3-Day blog!!" (awww, both for that comment, and for the fact that he does read my blogs.)
Friday's fundraiser was a great opportunity to see this sentiment in person- the Pink Heals tour was there with their pink fire trucks (BTW, firemen who wear pink are hot!! lol!), we raised money for our walking team, celebrated with survivors, and honored those who have lost their fight with breast cancer. It was a very moving experience, and it was great to be a part of it. (for more information about the Pink Heals organization and the work they do via the Pink Ribbon Tour, you can click here.)
This woman (I'm sorry I don't know her name) lost her daughter to breast cancer in March. She actually found her daughter's name on the fire truck and got to sign hers next to it.
This truck is absolutely covered in names and tributes, which is kinda scary, when you think about it. We (as a species) have the intellectual ability to send people to the moon, invent all sorts of technology to make our lives "easier," and we spend billions of dollars on space exploration, the military, etc. yet we still haven't found a cure for this disease, or so many others out there. I'm glad to do my part.
(Plus, I was on my feet running around ALL DAY long, so I'm counting it as training!!) :D
(all photos were borrowed from the Pink Heals facebook page, which can be found here, for those of you who are on Facebook.)
June 13, 2010
June 12, 2010
June 11, 2010
you HAVE TO go to The Pleasure of Tiny Things and check out this woman's work. She carves CRAYONS into tiny little pieces of art!! (go now, I'll wait till you check it out.)
oh, and I think I must buy some plastic canvas to try making some of these pendants, from Diane Gilleland of CraftyPod.
in other news, I am so glad it's Friday-- I have been up late for the last three nights for various reasons, and am really looking forward to being able to sleep in at least one day this weekend. (getting up at 5 am stinks in general, but it really stinks when you're up till midnight or after.)
This book is waiting for me at the library- I can't wait to read it. (and to look at the pictures!!!)
June 10, 2010
in kitty news, Tom decided when he got home from work that Ariel sounded so miserable, he ended up taking her to the vet yesterday afternoon instead of waiting till Friday (he's such a softie!! )-- so now, she gets to take lysine "goop" to boost her immune system, will get antibiotic cream in her eyes (once I fill the prescription), and it was suggested that running the vaporizer would help her congestion. It did seem to help (we shut her in the bathroom last night with it running), but Tom said that when he let her out this morning there was so much moisture in the air , he couldn't see!! (we'll probably turn it down just a bit tonight.)
the vet said she is a bit skinny for her age, but hopefully with lots of love, attention, and plenty of food, we'll take care of that, too!!
June 09, 2010
our new kitten is doing pretty good-- she doesn't flinch at all any more when the dogs snurfle her. (like she smells any different than the last time they smelled her, three minutes before-- I don't get that at all, but I guess it's a dog thing?!?)
Butters still doesn't like her (no surprise there) but she will come pretty close before finally hissing and spitting. Butters has also asserted her dominance by eating from her food (which she definitely doesn't need) and using her litterbox, but the kitten doesn't really care; she's too busy checking everything out and being cute.
her cold isn't getting any better: she is still sneezing quite often and has greenish-yellow goop in her eyes, so she will be going to the vet on Friday for a check-up.
we decided to keep her name, but change it slightly (it was too difficult to think of a different "super-clever-but-still a-bit-cute" name, and the one she had was pretty good, just a bit too pretentious), so now she is Ariel instead of Arielle.