Friday, April 30, 2010

So it begins

We are officially 27 weeks from the Susan G Komen, 3-day Breast Cancer Event. My team - Boobs, Sweat and Tears, is beginning to actively train with training walks scheduled every Saturday in May: 8th - 6 miles, 15th - 8 miles, 22nd - 8 miles and 29th - 10 miles. We also have a Texas Hold em event happening in Grapevine:

I am a team member of “Boobs, Sweat and Tears” and each team member is required to raise a minimum of $2,300.00. We are not permitted to walk if we don’t individually raise the minimum $2,300.00. To raise money this year, we are having a Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament and we would love for you to attend. Team BOOBS, SWEAT and TEARSTEXAS HOLD’EM POKER TOURNAMENT BENEFITTING THE FIGHT AGAINST BREAST CANCER! Saturday, June 5th Happy Hour & hors d'oeuvre at 6:00 pmTournament Starts at 7:00 pm Back Porch Grill 210 N. Main StreetGrapevine, TX 76051

The tournament will be held in the Lone Star Room. $100.00 Buy-in Unlimited $50.00 re-buys for the first 90 minutes $50.00 add-on at 90 minutesWe will also have professional dealers. Prizes Include:HD Flat Panel TV$300 Gift Card from Dick’s Sporting Goods$200 Gift Card from Academy Sports$50 Gift Card from Best Buy Raffle Items Include:Crown Royal Gift PackageRound of Golf for Four (4)Dallas Cowboy DeMarcus Ware AutographedThrow Back Jersey, Bobble Heads and Baseball Card Please RSVP to jayne3day@gmail.com or 817.229.1032 no later than May 15th! I hppe you will join us and help us out. (the link to my personal donation page is at the top of this blog)

I need to buy some new walking shoes to get them broken in but I guess that has to wait. I am hopeful that maybe the hubby will get a new job at some point and I can afford to go get some specially fitted for the walk. As I understand it, on long walks, your feet swell so you want the shoes a little big and you want to wear well padded socks that wick away moisture to prevent blisters.

Im actually pretty excited about the walk this year....it has long been a goal of mine but I admit Im a little saddened that more people do not donate to this cause. I can't help but think of a good friend whose daughter was diagnosed with breast cancer (in her twenties) and another friend whose daughter was diagnosed and has 2 young children. We need to find a cure for this disease and the only way to do that is through research and the only way to fund research is through donations...........I guess people think that if you can't donate hundred of dollars then why bother but the truth is, ever little bit counts.

So here is to training for the walk, raising money for the cause and hoping to someday help people BEAT Breast Cancer.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

2 months and 5 days :(

Well its been 2 months and 5 days since the hubby was laid off. He has not had so much as a call or an interview. I don't understand why its so hard .........he has applied to ALOT of jobs and he was qualified for most of them but not so much as a peep of interest out of anyone. It is discouraging for him and I feel bad for him too. I keep hoping and praying that this won't turn into another 7 months of no job but its not looking any better than last time. Everyone keeps saying that the economy is turning around but I'm sure not seeing any improvement yet. So keep those prayers going.....there has to be something out there for him. Hopefully this time it won't be consulting and he can finally find a place to be happy at work. Don't we all wish for that?

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


This weekend I will embark on my next version of the Square Foot Garden (thank you Mel Bartholomew) I have decided to try Topsy Turvy Tomatoes and Strawberries but in the Sq Ft garden I will do Zucchini again (it was very successful last year) I might try red bell peppers again - last year was no good.....and then I really have to evaluate what else to put. My chocolate mint and Rosemary not only survived the winter, but seemed to thrive and I may have to cut them back a bit but they are doing well. Maybe I will convert a couple more squares to herbs......I have started using different fresh herbs alot more. Anyway, I will post pics when Im all planted and growing :) Happy Growing!

Thursday, April 15, 2010


Well...yes, the car did finally get put back together and the brakes work now so the future DIL is out in the world stopping safely (we hope). It only took the poor hubby THREE days to get it all figured out.....

The proxy marriage (required by the US Navy) should be complete in about 1 week so my Navy boy and Future DIL will be legally married. She leaves for Italy the end of June. It really stinks to get a brand new DIL in a family full of boys, only to send her off to Italy :( But we are still having the "real wedding" in December when they come home for Christmas.

Now if we can just get the hubby back to work so I can actually HELP with this wedding - things would be wonderful!

I have a training walk on Saturday for the Susan G Komen...its sneaking up fast and I still have quite a bit more money to raise, but thats ok.....I'm determined to do this.

College boy is going to school and working two jobs..I know he is ready for summer to be here and cut out at least ONE of those for a little while. I hope he gets moved to the kitchen at VG's pretty soon - he is really looking forward to that!

And at least its almost Friday.....I can use the break!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The first glimmer of hope

The hubby has had a glimmer of hope on a job. He recieved an email asking him to take an online assessment for a manager's position with Texas Health Resources. When you look at his status on line it says "considering" so maybe he will get an interview - if they will just talk to him they will see what a GREAT FIT he would be for this job. But keep the prayers going :)

Friday, April 9, 2010

*&^@ Cars!

Poor hubby - he kinda sorta got volunteered to fix the future DIL's car. It needs brakes and rotors.....he thinks, no sweat! HOWEVER there are two kinds of cars that you don't want to do brakes on - Hondas and Mazdas.......Im sure no one cares about the intricisies of WHY that is....but suffice it to say its a huge and quite royal pain in the backside thanks to 2 bolts that have no other function in life than to make a brake person's life miserable!

He started bright and early yesterday - and at about 8PM last night he FINALLY got the bolts off of the DRIVERS SIDE. Hopefully this morning he will get the dreaded bolts off the passenger side but I think he has decided that he will not offer to do brakes on any more cars until he knows what kind of car it is. I remember trying to do the brakes on Navy son's VW........it took both of us and ALOT of finagling to get that thing back together - darned German engineerging! :) Anyway.....cross your fingers that it goes well and keep praying cuz he still has no job and no current prospects.........its tough out there....thank the GOOD LORD that I still have my job!

Monday, April 5, 2010

I don't get it

I will never understand human behavior. I will never understand why people behave in a way this is akin to cutting off your nose to spite your face. I will never understand why 2 people can't just TALK to each other and work things out between them instead of involving about 100 other people to "call so and so", "talk to so and so", "so and so is soooo upset" - STOP DOING THAT. If you need to talk to me -pick up the phone or heck, come by and see me - I don't care just don't have other people do your bidding !?!?!?! Im pretty sure I left high school about 30 years go (Oh man, Im soo telling my age right now). I don't like the games......lets just talk - ok?

College Boy in the Snow

College Boy in the Snow

Navy boy in Greece

Navy boy in Greece