Thursday, April 7, 2011

Walking in Circles - Relay for Life

Some days it feels like I'm just walking in circles. I'm moving fast, trying hard, and not really getting anywhere. Usually that is a bad thing, but today it was a glad thing. While we didn't get anywhere in distance, we definitely made a difference. The girls and I participated in the Relay for Life at UNC. Some folks walked for 20 hours, we signed up for a short 2-hour shift. The girls and I weren't up for walking all night. We left the night shift to the 20 year-old college students. We did our laps on the track during the day to raise money and awareness for Cancer and the American Cancer Society.

My hope is to catch my kids young and plant a little seed about giving back. If I'm lucky, that seed will grow. If not, at least I tried. And speaking of lucky, we sure were. The girls won NOT one, but TWO gift baskets in the raffle at the end of the relay. I need to take the girls to Vegas one of these days, they are just that lucky.

When I wasn't doing laps on the track, I was doing laps between my school and home. The girls finished tennis lessons last week, so I was up at 5:30 Tuesday morning, to make sure we could get them into swim lessons before the summer starts.

I also finagled a costume for Sarah. The author of the Aurthur books/TV Show was at Sarah's school this week for a special book reading. She didn't win the costume contest, but I thought she looked pretty cute as DW, Aurthur's aardvark sister.

Jaley and Mick are both doing well, though Mick is teething and not very happy about it. As for me, I am learning about all sorts of nasty diseases. My best advice, don't get sick. It is much easier that way.

That is life in the stroller lane.

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