Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Second Day of Jury Duty and.....

Lucas is sick! Sore throat, fever, vomitting...what can be worse??? I don't have to be at court today until 2:00, so I called for a 9:30 appointment. Hope we can get in, get him well, and get him to school. Poor thing--Mommy's too busy for him to be sick! No, I never claimed to win the "Mother of the Year Award". Still, the worst thing in the world for me is for one of my young'uns to be ailin'. After our bout with mono last fall, I don't want a relapse for him, so let's hope we can nip this in the bud!

Monday, February 25, 2008

Just a few more days, and ......

JURY DUTY!! What do you mean, I have been summoned for JURY DUTY!! How did that happen? Of all things, right when I'm in the middle of trying to get my house ready to sell, sorting through my (among other collections) yarn stash, cleaning closets, packing boxes, moving furniture, knitting samples for the knitting retreat--and now this!! Juror Number 3747737, report today at 1:30 pm at the Catawba County Justice Center. Can you believe that???? Maybe I can take my hat off and cough on someone and they'll dismiss me for cause.

Wait just a minute--maybe this is a good thing--maybe they'll sequester me for a week so I can get some knitting done--and maybe my cell phone won't even work in the building... How's that for turning lemons into lemonade?!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

2008 Winter Knitting Retreat

March 6 - 10 in Boone, NC, sponsored by Baskets of Yarn in Charlotte, NC. Five glorious days of knitting, relaxing, learning and teaching. Fellowship, friendship, kinship with sister knitters.

I will be teaching 5 classes:

Knitting ,

Beaded Earrings
(twice) ,

Jacket ,

and Noni Adventure Bag

Why don't you join me there?

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Race for the Cure

As someone who has been touched very personally by cancer, and most recently by breast cancer, I've made a decision that will change my life. I'm going to participate in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on October 4, 2008, in Charlotte. I hope you'll join me. There are 3 different events that day: 7:30 am the Competitve 5K Race - Timed; 8:00 am the Non-competitive 5k walk or run; and at 8:30 am 1 mile the fun run/walk. I'm not athletic, nor am I competitive by nature, so I'm planning to participate in the 8:00 a.m. non-competitive 5k WALK.

I think we all have a tendency to wring our hands and pace when we first hear that someone we love is sick. This is a way we can actually do something to help. If you know me very well, you know how powerful I believe prayer is, and I won't stop praying till I take my very last breath. But walking to raise money and awareness for the cause of a disease that is killing our mothers, daughters, sisters, aunts, nieces, cousins, and friends seems very pro-active to me.

This information is from the American Cancer Society: "The chance of developing invasive breast cancer at some time in a woman's life is about 1 in 8 (12%). It is estimated that in 2007 about 178,480 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed among women in the United States. Women living in North America have the highest rate of breast cancer in the world. At this time there are about 2.5 million breast cancer survivors in the United States....Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, exceeded only by lung cancer. The chance that breast cancer will be responsible for a woman's death is about 1 in 35 (about 3%). In 2007, about 40,460 women will die from breast cancer in the United States. Death rates from breast cancer have been declining since about 1990, with larger decreases in women younger than 50. These decreases are believed to be the result of earlier detection through screening and increased awareness, as well as improved treatment."

So, please join me, won't you? Click on Race for the Cure and find out more about what you can do to help win the race with breast cancer.