Wednesday, August 27, 2008

I Must Be Crazy ...

Like I really have any extra time on my hands ...

I never seem to get anything accomplished lately.

So, what did I do?

I attended a volunteer orientation last night.

For Special Olympics in Virginia ...


I think it will be sooooooooo rewarding.

"Let me win; but if I cannot win, let me brave in the attempt."

Camp Shriver Photo Gallery Photos Courtesy of Special Olympics © 4/4/2007

Thursday, August 21, 2008

I Have A Decision To Make ...


Now or later? or not at all ?

Are you confused yet?

I went to a follow-up doctor appointment with an orthopedic ...

I have a torn meniscus in my left knee.

Do I live with the pain (which isn't constant but there none the less and rather intense at times) or have arthroscopic surgery?

Has anyone had this situation and what did you decide to do?

Pros and cons ??

Like I said above ... I have a decision to make and I'm not quite certain as to what to do.

Any comments are welcome.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Fun Monday - # 35 - Questions or Birds

Lisa at Lisa's Chaos is hostess this week and her assignment is:

What is one thing you would like to ask your readers? Come up with a question to pose to your visitors and throw it out there on Monday. As we’re all visiting each other’s Fun Monday posts we should answer the various questions we come across.ORShow&Tell me about a bird, I’m easily made happy.

When I woke up this morning, my creativity must have stayed in bed !!

So, instead of a question ... you get a bird ! Not the adorable kinds of birds that Lisa photographs, but a BIG BIRD. And I will warn you in advance ... my photography skills are NO WHERE NEAR the caliber of Lisa's. Hers are fantastic !

This bird lives in a pen with a bunch of it's relatives down in the woods of Spotsylvania county. It is a special kind of bird because one of it's parents was of the albino variety. And this particular offspring has a look of it's own ...

Take a look -

Isn't he handsome?

To see the vibrant colors (which I didn't seem to master), pop over to a post that my sister did in March.

Also, take some time (and put on your thinking caps too) and go visit Lisa - there are some awesome questions out just waiting to be answered !

Sunday, August 17, 2008

See That New Thingy On My Sidebar

The one that tells about the Freedom Walk ...

I am walking in DC on September 7th ... (no falling this year !!)

Check out your town and see if they are having one too ...

We must never forget ...

And for the troops ... America Supports You !

Sunday, August 10, 2008

I'M BACK Once Again !!

It's been a while ...

Life has gotten in the way lately and it didn't help that I had an internet connection problem (really a software problem). Many thanks (yea, right ... it's their job) to the folks (whom I had trouble understanding) at HP way over in India who were able to reestablish my IP address and graciously took up 2 hours of my time and a small chunk out of my budget! BUT, the mission was accomplished and regardless of their urging, I don't need to purchase a new CPU.

So, while I get my act together - I leave you with this tidbit of advice ...

Consuming a lot of chocolate doesn't just help the chocolate manufacturers. It's also a real boon to health clubs, diet centers, and the guys who make control top panty hose.

So, enjoy some chocolate and know that you are helping to boost the economy !!