Thursday, October 23, 2008

Sleeping in the Sun

I want you to go through an exercise with me. Reach back in your memory and remember being a young child. Remember nap time? Remember naps in kindergarten? We pulled out the brown tri-fold plastic covered foam mats and laid them out on the floor in our kindergarten classroom. Mrs. Betsworth turned out the lights and we “napped” for 30 minutes. Nap time immediately followed Snack Time. I remember sleeping on my bed and the sun pouring through the windows and feeling the warmth of it. I also remember laying out a blanket and sleeping under the apple tree in the backyard, and the some of the sunshine rays peeking through the thick branches. I remember sleeping in the car on the way home from Grandma Ake’s house.

I am sure that Maycie will one day remember fondly of her naptimes, sleeping in the car with her baby, sun pouring in. Doesn’t she look angelic?

Muah Maycie Jean!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is set aside as an annual international health campaign organized to help increase awareness of the disease, raise funds for research, and for prevention and cure. It also serves as a good opportunity to remind women to be aware for early detection.

It is a month splashed with pink - - from Campbell's Soup

To a pink KitchenAid

My personal favorite ~ KitKat
A microfibre Wash Mitt?
Are you kidding me? A pink SpongeBob?

Well, the point is to bring awareness to the cause in whatever form that may take. There is an international initiative called Global Illumination. Here we see the Tokyo Tower illuminated.

And Niagra Falls

My personal favorite ode to the month is this creative way of bringing attention to the cause:

That's a lovely pair of . . . . . containers -- Hold your comments. This originated in Australia as a fundraising venture to find a cure for breast cancer. Well done!

I don’t think there is a one of us who hasn’t known someone, been related to someone, loved someone or lost someone with Breast Cancer. It is so far reaching. For me, it hits straight home with my beautiful Mom. She has now been cancer free for 14 years. The bottom line is that breast cancer affects us all. Let's all get on board and find a cure!

Loveya Mom!