Thursday, July 28, 2011


Sam on her way to Grandma's house because our air conditioner quit working.

Those who know me well know that "lucky" isn't really a word to describe me/my life.

Our air conditioner quit working on Monday evening. I found this out when we got home from cheerleading practice and a chicken in the oven. We've been staying at the in-laws because it has been so darn hot. I stop by the house every evening after work to pack some clothes, lunch for the next day, etc. Tonight, when I opened the door I was met with a blast of ice cold air! My response was "What the hell???" For some unknown, unexplainable reason, the AC started working. Still going to replace the 35 year old system as it has limped along for years and one should be here in a few days. But it is going to be so nice sleeping in my own bed tonight!

On a sadder note, my friend Connie is retiring effective tomorrow. I'm going to miss her.

Sam's last game of the season was tonight. She really likes baseball and is pretty good at it too.

Until next time,


Wednesday, July 20, 2011


WOW is all I can say! The response to the 1st Annual Cam & Sue's Cancer Sucks 5K was astounding! I want to give a HUGE THANK YOU to oeveryone who helped pull this off - to those who helped brainstorm, to organize, to register and to those who participated. I hope to see you all again next year!

Sam & Emily ran the whole 5K & were having a great time!

As they approach the finish, they are looking tired and serious!

The final few steps!
A family photo


Mileage update: 2 weeks = 17.01 + 20.16 (had to play with my new watch!) = 37.17 or 451.86/600!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Happy 4th of July!

It started out as a beautiful evening! It wasn't too hot, a bit breezy. The girls were cute & having fun. We took the grill and had a cookout on the side of the road.

Here I am with my girl:

Cute cousins! Emily & Samantha strolling on the bike path. I told Emily to take care of Sam, she always does.

With my niece Emily. She is growing so fast.

Then came the lightening, thunder & the rain. We had to take a break and hop into some cars. I got the 3 little girls. They were singing along with Sam's iPod. They didn't seem to mind the delay at all!

Finally! The fireworks started! This was as still and quiet they have been in ages!


List update:

Mileage: 21.9 miles this week for a total of 414.69.

Items completed: 18/38

#1, #2, #3, #5, #7, #8, #10, #13, #14, #15, #17, #19, #20, #22, #23, #29, #34, #38

Items in progress: 11/38
#6, #9, #11, #16, #18, #24, #28, #30, #31, #35, #36

Until next time,