September 2007

I have to admit, my husband beat me to posting this.  But I wanted to share anyway.

Most of us know someone who has battled Breast Cancer.  I lost my wonderful grandmother, Goose (that is what we all called her!) to Breast Cancer when I was in college.  It hs touched us all. And we all know that early detection is KEY to survival.

HOWEVER . . . .   

The Breast Cancer site is having trouble getting enough people to click on their site daily to meet their quota of donating at least one free mammogram a day to an underprivileged woman. It takes less than a minute to go to their site and click on ‘donating a mammogram’ for free (pink window in the middle).

This doesn’t cost you a thing. Their corporate sponsors /advertisers use the number of daily visits to donate mammogram in exchange for advertising.

Here’s the web site! Pass it along to all the people you know.


I just HAVE to share our adventure yesterday.  Read fast, as Sweetie may well make me take this off when he finds it . . . but I HAD to share while I could!


After Church and a lovely lunch with our new associate pastor, Sweetie, Zae and I went shopping.

Sweetie needed new jeans.  ALL of his jeans were dead.  And he wears Jeans EVERYDAY . . . so this was a need.  I sent him into the fitting room at Penny’s with arm loads of jeans (you know you need to try on EVERY pair… otherwise you won’t find any). 

Zae asked Daddy if he could go in the dressing room too.  Sweetie shot me a “Please save me look” and then the two of them headed off.  I parked myself on that Oh so cozy chair and waited.


Zae was talking up a storm, trying to help his dad.  He has been on enough shopping trips where I tried on clothes that he has picked up a few things from his dad about compliments.  Even so, I just about fell out of my chair when I heard over the door:


“Daddy, I just love the way your underwear are designed for you!”


I thought the woman who came out of the dressing room next to him was going to PASS OUT!

 Not that I think about it . . . what she was doing there to start with.

I am SO bummed!

We are supposed to be going to the cabin this weekend with two of our dearest friends, K&K.  I had to cancel the trip this morning because of this:

Canyon on Fire

There is a MASSIVE fire in the Plumas National forest (the Moonlight Fire, doesn’t that sound MUCH more pleasant than it is?).  The problem is that the cabin is there too!


The cabin is in little danger.  The fire is about 30 miles away and moving the opposite direction.  They are using the high school across the street from my FAVE grocery store as an emergency shelter- and that is 20+ miles from the cabin. 

Zae and I both have lung issues and sitting in the smoky canyon for the weekend does not seem like a good Mommy Moment, you know?


Others in the area may not be so lucky.  There have been some mandatory evacuations, and many more optional ones.  The area in the Lassen/Plumas Forest is beyond beautiful.  Just a sample, this is taken sitting on the deck of the cabin.  And the WHOLE area looks like this.


Isn’t it Lovely

Please send good thought the way of the fire fighters and people of the area.

On a blog note:  Things are settling down with school and life and everything, I shall return to my blogging soon.  I have a BUNCH of pictures to show you . . . does that count?  Well no, considering they are all still in the camera and not here at school.  Really, I am working on getting back to normal (at least for me)