- Spend time with Jerrod
- Fertility-related miscellaneous stuff
- Spend time with the pets (because I shouldn't have gotten them if I didn't want to spend time with them, right?)
- Food/cooking/shopping ('cause a girl's gotta eat and hopefully eat well!)
- Spend time with (or help out) friends and/or family
- TNT stuff (i.e. gather donations for my 1/2 marathon in June)
- Clean (yes, it's really not THAT important)
- Online (blogs, Facebook, chatting with friends on Twitter, etc.)
- Fashion/Beauty ('cause I don't always need perfect makeup everyday but I like too anyway!)
- Projects around the house (pulling weeds or painting the guestroom, anyone?)
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Dear Friends & Family,
On June 6, 2010, I will be walking in my first ever half-marathon for charity! As part of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team in Training, I am joining hundreds of people around the country to train for and run/walk in the San Diego Rock N Roll Half Marathon. I am really excited to participate in something that is supporting a great cause. Besides the physical challenge of training for and participating in this 13.1 mile race, I am committed to raising $2,900 to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in its battle against blood cancers. Why am I doing this? Because Leukemia is the # 1 disease killer of children, and it strikes ten times as many adults. And in my heart I want to do my part to help stop this disease.
I am writing to ask you to support me in my goal by contributing as generously as you can to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I realize that money is tight for a lot of us. Please know that every little bit helps. Even $10 is a tremendous help in reaching my goal. More than 823,000 Americans are battling these blood cancers (leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma). Your contribution will fund the research being done to find a cure for blood cancers. While significant progress has been made, there is more work to be done in the fight against these diseases. Increased funding is the key. If you know of anyone touched by blood cancers and in need of patient services please encourage them to contact www.leukemia.org.
As I walk, those that support me will be with me in spirit and your partnership will inspire me to go faster and stronger to the finish line. Please join me in this great challenge! You can contribute by mailing a check payable to LLS back to me or visit my fundraising page to donate online quickly and securely and learn more about my progress and the progress of my team - Team Shrinking Jeans (the LARGEST Virtual Team that LLS has ever had in its history – as of February 10th, we have 19 people on our team). Your contribution is 100% tax deductible and will promote continuous research, patient assistance, support systems and ultimately help to fund a cure for these devastating diseases.
On behalf of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, thank you so much for your support. I truly appreciate your generosity.
(P.S. - If you are already on my Christmas card mailing list, look for a letter in the mail! :) If you'd like to mail a check and need my address, please let me know!)
Thursday, February 11, 2010
So, this is not a blogger I've followed before, but whenever I find something nice, I like to share it. And really it's a novel concept, isn't it? To find comfort in the small everyday joys. To simplify and live without. To live in the moment. To learn from your kids how to experience joy. To S-L-O-W down.
What do I need to do to find this balance? I'm looking for it with all my might. Any suggestions???
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
I'm stressed. I haven't been getting enough sleep. I think I may be getting a cold. I'm feeling really whiny right now. I just can't seem to get caught up on anything. Something has got to give, and lately it's been my blog (and everything online except the million and one emails from my Team Shrinking Jeans marathoner friends that I can't keep up with). And yet, even with neglecting all that, I still feel behind and totally stressed. I hate this feeling. Oh, and I'm thinking about taking another job a couple of days a month. As if I didn't already have enough to do and too little free time to do it in! Fun times!