Friday, November 30, 2012

The END of MOvember

I must say that I won't be sad to see the walrus tusk like mustache go.

And I am cringing a little bit at the discussion of a "monkey tail" or a "present ribbon" for next years Movember goals.


But I am glad that Peter is helping out a great cause of men's health that
doesn't get as much talk.

It's true I hadn't seen this fresh face in 5 years.

And I'm pretty sure the beard will be coming back for December.

So if you are in the holiday spirit and want to do a little giving to a good cause, today is your last chance to donate to Peter's Movember Team and help support prostate cancer and testicular cancer initiatives.


If you are up for it here's the link to Peter's team's page- 

One more day till we get less weird looks out in public :) hehe





Here's a little history from the official Movember website:

Movember - a global movement
Since its humble beginnings in Melbourne, Australia, Movember has grown to become a truly global movement inspiring more than 1.9 Million Mo Bros and Mo Sistas to participate with formal campaigns in Australia, New Zealand, the US, Canada, the UK, South Africa, Ireland, Finland, the Netherlands, Spain, Denmark, Norway, Belgium and the Czech Republic. In addition, Movember is aware of Mo Bros and Mo Sistas supporting the campaign and men’s health cause across the globe, from Russia to Dubai, Hong Kong to Antarctica, Rio de Janeiro to Mumbai, and everywhere in between.

No matter the country or city, Movember will continue to work to change established habits and attitudes men have about their health, to educate men about the health risks they face, and to act on that knowledge, thereby increasing the chances of early detection, diagnosis and effective treatment.

In 2011, over 854,000 Mo Bros and Mo Sistas around the world got on board, raising $126.3 million USD.


Saturday, November 24, 2012

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

30 Days of Thankfulness

Now that we are approaching the Day of ultimate Thankfulness, Thanksgiving
I think a quick recap of my 30 days of Thankfulness are in order...


Here's a Recap of 30 Days of Thankfulness

1. My parents
2. There's no place like home
3. Slippers
4.  Good Friends and Good Health
5. Public figures and the sacrifices they make
6. The Cutest Little Dog- that's Max
7. Hope- Hope floats
8. A chance to rest, re-cooperate, re-engerize, and reconnect
9. Peter, the world's greatest husband :)
10. My students/children and their funny perspectives
11. Cough drops and Hot tea when ya have a cold
12. Red Wine
13. My Best Girl Friends Aleigha, Lindsay and Heidi, love you guys
14. Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte
15. Family, all my immediate, in law and extended family
16. My little sister Sami
17. My big sister Anne
18. Celebrations and yummy food
19. Changing colors in the fall
20. iPhone 5
21.  Scarves of many colors...addicted
22.  My brothers Luke and Jake, sister Jenna
23. The perfect song for the moment 
24. Second Chances
25. Laughter
26.  Turning 30 and celebrating with friends and family
27. Fuzzy blankets
28. A good cry
29. Jesus, God, the Holy Spirit and all the blessings and love
30. Power tools and creative thinking to get out of tricky situations

We are all blessed in so many ways, we just have to take the time to see it.

"Now thank we all our God
With heart and hands and voices
Who wondrous things hath done
In whom His world rejoices
Who from her mothers arms
Hath blessed us on our way
With countless gifts of love
And still is ours today"

Monday, November 5, 2012

Locked Out, Need Sawzall- Gratitude Day 30

Never thought I'd be grateful for a sawzall, if you aren't familiar with that it's
an electric saw that cuts through almost anything.

Well, Sunday we got home after spending the weekend in Mankato helping the Lindberg's
pack up for their big move from Mankato.

Some how the front door handle was locked which we never do, instead we lock the dead bolt and don't have a key for the door handle part and adding to the problem, the back door top door latch was locked.

So it is safe to say we were LOCKED OUT.

No key to get in the front door, we could get the back door unlocked but it would only open not even an inch as it was stuck on the top latch.

What can you do when you get locked out?

Well  first you laugh a little bit, then you say a few curse words, then you dance around because you
really have to pee, then you take off a few window screens,  you check to see if you can climb in a window but all of those are latched so people don't rob you, but that becomes a problem
when you are trying to break into your own house.

Then after a little thought you decide, "hey wait! I can get into the garage and I have this really sharp
tool that can cut stuff."
So Peter gets the extension cord and the sawzall and cuts the thick metal latch in two that is securing the back door.

No one in the neighborhood even noticed that we broke into our own house.

I'm glad we didn't have to break a window and that I made it to the bathroom just in time.

So that's the point when I realized that I am grateful for sawzalls and other power tools, "tools
are machines that do a job," as I used to teach my Kindergarten class.

I'm grateful and thankful to God that tools
can both fix things and get you out of tough situations.

No more top latch on the back door.


before


after




video
We broke in.

video

Sawzall in Action