Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Its taken me a couple days to actually write this one.
I was so disappointed that I wasn't even sure of what i wanted to say... or if I should say anything.
I am co captain of a Relay for Life team... we support the American Cancer Society to help find a cure for this awful disease. Last Saturday night we held a benefit all you can eat spaghetti dinner. 1 other relay team showed up. ONE! there are 26 I think. Its a lot of hard work and I was just amazed at the lack of support by the other teams. Are they afraid that if they spend $8.00 on a plate of food that our team may raise more money then them???? HELLO!!!!!
its all going to the same place!!

I am fairly new to the "circuit" this is only my 4th year with a team. I am an hour and a half away from the town that I support, but I have made an effort to attend as many events as I could. I've also supported other countys. Because I can. Remember...help your neighbor????

When did a common cause produce so much evil competition? Good friendly healthy competition is needed to keep things fun and exciting... and when did we turn into a such a selfish society?

Friday, February 22, 2008

Sometimes just when you least expect it...you experience something that is unbelievable....
the Lunar Eclipse was awesome last night but I'm talking about the smile that I got from the grand boys tonight. and free hugs. Nothing better.
whoever said grand kids were so much fun...wish i would have had them first...wasn't kidding. cant explain it but the spark and the warmth....
if you have grand children you know what I'm talking about. if you don't...I wish that for you someday. talk about BIG warm fuzzies! I see so much of Brandon in them. a lot of what they do takes me back to when my boys were little...and some of the silly things we did ...a chocolate cream pie in the face, castles made of sticks of butter...and lots of hugs. Lots of unconditional free hugs......

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Living in Michigan, you KNOW theres gonna be snow every winter....I also KNOW by February , I'm gonna be tired of it. This year is no exception!.
Yes its pretty to look at, and yes its fun, but I hate the ice and sub zero temps! I'm pretty sure I would never make in in North Dakota or Minnesota! Lake Michigan pulls its own twists on the accumulation totals....
A typical forecast.....
"Lake-effect snow will continue with another 4-6" accumulation possible tonight. Temperatures will fall into the single numbers. Winds will turn to the north at 5-10 mph inland and southwest at 7-14 mph along the lakeshore before turning to the north. Wind chills will be in the single numbers"
I think this is the most snow the state has had in a long time. I'm sure by the end of the season...(June by the looks of things!) there will be many records set...In the mean time....guess I will just keep looking for spring!

Friday, February 15, 2008

Happy valentines day! or day after ...its after midnight already!
I took Scotty (son #2) out for dinner! He was my date. Had a great time... then went bowling! I haven't been bowling in forever...then went with him a few weeks ago...and 2 times this week. its a lot of fun but I come home smelling like I still smoke...didn't realize how yucky it really was...haven't been in a lot of smokey places since I quit. but its still fun, and they're making laundry soap and smelly lotion every day! Jut overlooking the negative to enjoy the positive! I also got hugs and kisses from the grand boys...they give the best ones! Cant remember the last valentines day I got to see all of my kids ....sure am glad Scotty moved back from Detroit.....I'm rambling now...must be tired!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Hey!...look!! 2 days in a row! guess I'm off to a good start!

I suppose some of you are wondering ...how I came up with the name "Rhinos on the roof"... blame Billy! (my youngest son now 21) For those of you who know him...you are all going...hummm...ok. I get it....for those of you who dont....you will!
"Randomness" is a trate I think I passed down to him. Not on purpose, and I didnt even know it for a long time. Sometimes we would be in the car and he would come up with a question that would ..stun me, like...I said "holy cow" and he wondered why it was cow and not another animal or something else...like holy tree or hat or (the one that stuck) "holy osterich"!
When I was trying to think of a name..I wanted something that was universal. that I use as a business name for teaching classes, the blog and what ever else came up. My "tag line" of sorts. I was trying to come up with a play on words, kept leaning twords the artsy side ...nothing worked. then Billy said something about Rhinos on the Roof and we lauhed and made fun of it and ...it stuck.
It may not be sartsy, but is surely fits the total random-ness of my everyday life.
....and it makes me smile.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Hello everyone!
my very first post in my brand new blog. I really have no idea how to work this....but I 'm pretty sure I can figure it out...
Just may take me a while.. so please be patient with me!
Of course the first thing I put on was pictures of my grand kids...
now i have to figure out how to make them smaller!
They were taken at the childrens museum here in town. What a great place...even for grown ups!
I hope you choose to stop by often and leave me a comment so I know you were here....
till then...