Thursday, November 20, 2008

It's time to stride for a cure!!!

MDA Dallas' Stride & Ride will be held on Saturday, January 31, 2009 at Grapevine Mills Mall. And I need YOUR help. Here's how...

If you would like to help me raise money then join my team. You can come out and see one of the largest walk events in the country or participate virtually. Either way, you simply click the "Join My Team" button below or go here - - and set up your own online donation website. It's easy and will take you less than 5 minutes. Think about it, just 5 minutes to start making a difference in someone's life. Could it be any easier than that?

Yes, it can. You can donate to my team if you can't join us. Simply click the "Donate to My Team" button below or go here - - and donate whatever amount your heart leads you to give.

So do it. Get involved. Make a difference. I promise you won't regret it.

Together we CAN make the world a better place.

Wanna see how my team is doing? Go to

Friday, November 14, 2008


... from Kwizgiver. :)

The Ultimate Color Test

When you are at peace, you are:
Giving and unselfish

When you are moved to act, you are:
Confident and optimistic

When you are inspired, you are:
Flexible and experimental

When your life is perfectly balanced, you are:
Connected to nature and the world

Your life's purpose is:
To find contentment

Saturday, November 08, 2008

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas......

At least it is over at Wendy Darling's Wonderings. :)

One of the things that Wendy and I have in common are that we can both listen to Christmas music year round. And sometimes do.

Something else we have in common is the belief that Eric Dodge has a tremendous amount of talent and will be a HUGE star someday soon. (Andy & Ashton too!)

These two things have collided in "A Christmas Wish", Eric's new Christmas CD.

Wendy is giving one away on her blog.
You really NEED to head on over and enter to win it. The CD is absolutely fabulous. My copy has gotten quite a bit of use since I bought it at the beginning of October. :)

So go now! Or don't come crying to me when you miss out on the best Christmas CD that's come out in years. Seriously. Go now. Go on. What are you waiting for? I'm done here. So start clicking. :P

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Let The Be Peace On Earth...

... And let it begin with me.

Lots of people have said it far better than I could ever hope to. Here are just a few. May these words of wisdom start a whisper of change in your heart that becomes a shout for change in the world.

"Until the philosophy that holds one race superior, and another, inferior, is finally and permanently discredited and abandoned, everywhere is war."
Haille Sellassie
(Popularized by Bob Marley through is song "War")

"If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other."
Mother Teresa

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace."
Jimi Hendrix

"All we are are saying is give peace a chance."
The Beatles

Peace on Earth CAN be achieved in our lifetime. Spread the word.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

My good friend, Maria, sent this to me today. It was a good thing that most of the people in my office were off at an event because I seriously laughed out loud. Loudly. Then I promptly sent it to my co-workers. :P

Ahhhh, so many people that need one of these, so little time. :P

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Happy Birthday, Tammy!!!!!!

Today is my little sister's birthday. Tammy is this many. *holds up lots of fingers* :P

Be sure to tell her happy birthday either on her blog or on her MySpace page. :)

That's her on the left a few years ago. Okay, more than a few but it's still her. :P

I can't wait to see you this month, baby sister! I love you bunches!

Monday, November 03, 2008

The Truth As I (and Others) See It...

I have just decided to learn how to play Guitar Hero...

Many thanks to Cleggy for sending the comic too me. :)

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Gratitude Sundays...

For about eight years now I've belonged to an online group for plus-sized women. These women are like family to me and have greatly enriched my life. Our moderator started "Gratitude Sundays" for the month of November in 2005. I am so excited by this weekly chance to examine all the wonderful parts of my life that I wanted to extend it to my blog. I encourage everyone that reads this to participate. It truly is uplifting.

So without further ado here is this year's first entry for "Gratitude Sundays"...

I am continually thankful for...

God's presence in my life that keeps me safe, healthy, happy, sane, & inspired.

My loving family & friends especially those who touch my life on a daily basis - Cleggy, WendyDarling, Terry (& their family), Margo, KwizGiver, Violet Mistress, Maria, Andrew, Cormac, DC, my brothers - John & Mikey, my sister (& her gorgeous children), & all FOUR of my parents - Mommy, Pops, Dad, & Joan.

The chance to transfer so that I was able to move in with my brother, John, and keep the job that I love so much.

Living with my brother. I love being close to him. I enjoyed living alone, but I missed him and the dogs so very much. Now we all live together so I don't miss them and we're in a big enough space that I can have all the alone time I could ever want or need.

Books. I LOVE to read and have been known to read the backs of cans in pantry in desperation. We all owe a huge thanks to Johannes Gutenberg who invented the printing press in 1439. He's my kind of guy. :)

The opportunity every day to interact with friends & loved ones all over the world through the internet. God bless whoever really did invent it. Even Al Gore. :P

So, have you counted your blessings today?

Saturday, November 01, 2008

When Someone's Secret Is Yours Too...

This will be posted on Post Secret tomorrow (Sunday). Somehow I got a sneak preview through my Google Reader. I don't know that it's necessarily a big secret of mine, but I definitely identified very strongly with the sentiment. Spontaneity and humor are some of the things I wish for in a relationship.