Friday, October 12, 2007

Breast Cancer Prevention

Yep, another commercial. 

I have had a couple family members and friends die because of breast cancer. I've been lucky there have not been more.

Have you clicked today?

Click to Give @ The Breast Cancer Site

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Fall, Fell, Fallen

I got home from my trip this afternoon. It was a great trip, but always good to be home. We headed out on Sunday morning around 7:00 (a.m.)  to head up to Indiana. Cousin's grand kids didn't know we were coming, but we had it all arranged with cousin's daughter for the kids to answer the door. When they opened up, they just stood there staring at cousin. Grand-daughter told us later she was thinking, "That looks like my granny, but that can't be my granny. My granny is in Tennessee!" Grand-son stood there with mouth open, not believing it! Later, he wanted to know just "why" we were there. Kids, aren't they great?  Later that evening, we headed back to town to Cousin's sister to stay with her. As always, lots of giggling, eating and staying up late. Fun stuff!    

Sunday and Monday the temps were in the low 90's. Can you believe it? Record highs for there. Actually, I was looking forward to some cooler weather... geez. Tuesday was better, high 80's and yesterday morning, when we left was 42 degrees. It was really cool! Not complaining, just stating facts! 

We were expecting to see a lot of color along the highway considering the time of the year. It's been so dry and hot this year, there is very little anywhere. Indiana had very little and usually, this is about the right time of year for fall viewing.  Yesterday, while driving back to TN, a golden leaf got caught on the antenna of the car. I made a picture just in case we don't see any more color this year!  BTW Cousin, the picture came out rather well, don't you think?  Maple Leaf

Sunday when we were heading up, I asked Cousin if we could stop at the WigWamVilliage in Cave City, KY. The village is about 70 years old and they are still rented out. They were full when we stopped by. I think I might have to try it out sometime, just to say I've stayed in a wig-wam!

Needless to say, this was one of the best trips ever!  I think we all had a great time together and as always, it's great to see the kids again.

Color me somewhat rested!


Monday, October 8, 2007

Finally!! A Get-Away!

Finally, time away from the real world! It's fall break for me, so, Cousin and I came up to Indiana to see her daughter and family as well as her sister (cousin sister). I had wanted to come up during summer vacation, but this has not been a good year for fun stuff. (See most of 2007 entries, or at least, it seems as it's been the year from hell...)

It's fun to see cousin's grandkids in their normal routine. Most of the time I see them, they are on vacation down in TN. They are getting to an age where we can have real conversations.

Talk soon, must go be 2nd cousin or whatever the heck it is I am!

Monday, October 1, 2007

Special Olympics

Recently, one of my former students was selected to participate in the International Special Olympics in China. The team left the USA last week and are now in China. Here is the link for the pictures they have added. I saw my student in one of them. He better bring home the gold!

Photo Gallery :: Special Olympics Team USA