Thursday, September 30, 2010
I have confidence that it will all be fine. Even if I can't see the light at the end of the tunnel yet, I can see a rainbow just over the fence!
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
We tried a whole bunch of different ones, but settled on the 8 that we thought would be best for our event. They are all pretty non-physical, so people of any age could join in. They all take concentration, and some take a little skill.
It should be a lot of fun!
Here I am, tickled pink with myself for having stacked 5 red apples. Sounds easy, right? Ha! Give it a try, and remember, you only have 60 seconds, or you are eliminated from the tournament!
And here is Hubby trying out another game. Stack 5 quarters on the edge of a glass, with a dollar bill between the rim and the bottom quarter, and remove the dollar without the quarters falling. Good luck!
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
Saturday, September 25, 2010
If you are ever in need of doggy day care, or overnight care, and live in the San Diego area, give Camp Bow Wow a try! They even have a web cam so you can check on your "camper" via the internet anytime you'd like! How cool is that?
I know I sound like a commercial here, but honestly people, I was impressed!
Friday, September 24, 2010
So far we are expecting around 70 people - give or take...a hundred or so! I seriously have no idea of the real number of people to expect. I'm hoping for a BUNCH!
I am excited, and getting nervous.
Do I buy 50 burgers, or 150?
Do I buy 2 cases of beer, or 20? I suppose if we start running short on anything we'll just go to the store and get more. Simple as that.
With that being said - here's what we've got lined up so far.
- Tastefully Simple goodies and home made goodies
- Silpada Jewelry
- Longenberger Baskets
- chair massages
- $10 hair cuts
- $10 eyebrow waxing
- Heritage Makers Scrapbooking
- Gold Buyer on hand to purchase old gold and pay you cash!
- specialty cupcakes and other specialty baked goods
- PartyLite Candles
- designer inspired purses and handmade jewelry
- handmade crochet hats
- $1 Burgers, $1 Brats, $1 Beers, etc.
- a "Minute to Win it" Tournament
- A Texas Hold'em Tournament with a JUMBO Payout!
Raffle items so far include:
One $40 Callahan's gift card
One Lunch for Two at the Shakespeare Pub & Grille
One $50 Olive Garden gift card
two gift cards for photo scanning, good for 250 photo scan each
One $20 Chloe's Carousel gift certificate
Two $25 each Islands gift cards
a manicure gift certificate,
a designer inspired purse
a Tastefully Simple Gift Basket
a Rodan and Fields Skin Care Gift Basket
a Pink Leather 2011 Pink Ribbon Day Planner
We are well on the way to having a very cool, very successful event, but I'm thinking that this next week is going to be super-duper, crazy busy! Bear with me. It might be a bumpy ride!
PS - If you are in the San Diego area, and are interested in coming to our fundraiser, please send me an email or message me, and I can send you the actual flyer - unless of course your are a stalker, in which case I'll send you my neighbor's address and you can just send a donation. Believe me, you don't want to mess with my neighbor. If you are Brad Pitt, or Robert Downey, Jr. you do not need to wait until Oct. 2nd to come over, please message me at your convenience and I will make myself available. Anytime. Seriously. ANYTIME.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
I took 652 pictures.
I had 9 come out decent enough for me to share with you.
That's a pretty sucky percentage.
Thank goodness for digital cameras!
Here's what I liked out of the bunch....
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
After Kona and the outside excavation area were cleaned up, I came in and signed onto my FaceBook page. I saw this little video, and I have to admit, it made me smile for the first time today. I hope it brings a little levity to your morning too. Thanks Donna, for sharing this on FB and giving me something to smile about this morning.
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Saturday, September 18, 2010
After nearly 24 years at home, it's time for Bear. This week she signed a one year lease on an apartment she will be sharing with a friend from work. Papers were signed Wednesday morning, and moving started Thursday.
Hubby and I spent the day helping her, and though it is not easy for us (physically-how'd all that STUFF fit in one small bedroom? or mentally - Isn't she still our little Sher-Bear? Isn't she way too young to be doing this? Wasn't it just yesterday we were teaching her to ride a bike and swim?) we are both proud of her, her decision, the choices she made, and her determination.
I think it will be a big adjustment for all of us, and I know it will take time to get used to. It will be a learning experience, and a great adventure for her, and I'm glad she's only 10 miles away. I could walk there if I needed to. Seriously...so you just watch it young lady, don't think I won't just show up any time, night or day to check on you...make sure your laundry is done, and your bed is made, and the dishwasher is emptied, and the bathroom has plenty of toilet paper, and..and...and...
Congratulations Bear, I miss you already and hope you are never too grown up to come home for dinner. I love you!
Signing the papers...
Yay! A walk in closet - Lord knows she'll have that filled up in a heartbeat!
A nice little living room with a patio.
Now, just a few other things to share.
On a "timing"note... first of all I want to wish my brother a very happy 49th birthday! I hope you are having a heck of a good time at "Herb-a-palooza"...
Just two weeks from today we'll be hosting a Fundraiser Extravaganza at our house for our "60 Miles for our Melons" 3 Day walking team. If you are in the San Diego area and are interested in coming, and haven't yet recieved a personal invitation from me, send me your email address and I'll hook you up! You name it - we'll have it here! We are having a Poker Tournament, a "Minute to Win It" Tournament, TONS of awesome stuff to buy, including Tastefully Simple goodies, PartyLite Candles, Designer inspired purses, Silpada Jewelry, Specialty Baked Goods, etc. We'll have licensed professionals doing a hair-cut-athon, and eyebrow waxing. Well have a bunch of food - burgers, bratwurst, breasts (chicken that is), beer, soda, water, etc., and raffle prizes and games galore!
Four weeks from today Hubby and I leave on our 20th Anniversary Cruise! We'll cruise the Eastern Caribbean, and eat, snorkel, relax, and eat some more - all to our heart's delight.
Nine weeks from today I'll be walking day 2 of the 3 day. Am I ready? Heck no! Am I excited, you betcha! (I've already knocked out over 10 miles this morning!)
And last, but not least, 14 weeks from today is Christmas! Oh My!
Friday, September 17, 2010
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Needless to say, I think of Mark every day. I think of the pain his beautiful wife feels every day, I think of the loss his children feel every day, and I think of all of his other friends and family that miss his quick wit, quirky sense of humor, and big heart. Yes, Mark is missed by many, and forgotten by none.
Today I got another phone call that I will never forget. I was in Costco buying the basics when my cell phone rang. The caller ID showed me that is was the sister of my friend Bob, another very dear friend from high school, who has spent the last year and a half battling cancer. The phone call was not good news.
Bob has been a heck of a fighter, first making it through stomach cancer last summer, and being pronounced "cancer free" only to have it reoccur months later, showing up in his bones, his lungs, his brain, and even his mouth. Each time the doctors thought they'd been able stop the spread, it out-witted them, and showed up somewhere else in him. I kept telling myself, that I know that everyone has "their time to be called home", and that God must have really wanted Bob badly.
Today Bob lost his fight. He was only 46 years old. I've said it before, and I will say it again...over and over and over again. Cancer sucks. In the words of my wise friend Harry "Cancer is a wretched disease. It robs us of our loved ones, and leaves in its wake shattered dreams and broken hearts. It strikes without prejudice or conscience. It is malevolent and an equal opportunity killer."
Rest in peace Bob. Your kindness, your incredible sense of humor, your endless jokes, huge heart, and lovable teddy-bear personality will truly be missed by everyone that knew you.
Bob's senior class picture from 1982 and Bob in 2006 at a Drama Reunion.