Friday, May 13, 2011

Excuses and Thanks

I've been stupid busy this last week and some- I have less time to blog at home than I do at work. Then when I actually tried to blog- Blogger was down.
So here I am.
Today is Friday the 13th and it is day one of the local Relay for Life. My team is 'Sorelle di Lotta' which is supposed to mean 'Fighting Sisters' in Italian but we haven't actually confirmed that. No one has told us otherwise and it's been a year so we're rolling with it.
Lots to do- it's insane and I kind of like it. It would be lots easier if I was (or is it "I were" ??) an organized person... but sadly, I'm far from it. My house is near certified disaster area and I'm crossing my fingers that I have a day or 50 to work on it and possibly get organized since I'll only have "I have 2 young children" and "I have cancer" as excuses instead of the "And I work full time" added to that.
Hm.... my house was cleaner when I was working- how the hell did I do that?

Eh, anyway- I also wanted to send out a HUGE "THANK YOU" to my friend- Navy Buddy- Michelle. Michelle captained "Team Rachel" at the Relay for Life in Monterey, California. I haven't seen her since 1999 when I still lived in Corpus Christi, TX. I was floored to find out that she named the team in my honor and just got a chance to see the pictures from the event last night. I couldn't stop crying. It was so moving to know that though we haven't seen each other in forever, she still thought of me. Here are pics of the team shirts...

Wow, right? I am still processing it. So, thank you Michelle- and all who teamed with you and gave. You're all awesome.

Well, Lots in the works as of right now. Nothing official but I will probably be on another trial as soon as I get the last vaccine. Onward, always, right? There are a couple of things to try and I will try them.

Aaaand- I'm off after a quick shower and grabbing all the stuff I need for Relay. I will surely forget something. And don't call me Shirley.
I will try (no promises) to post an update with pics tomorrow, recapping the Relay goings on.
Lata everyone!


  1. Rachel, I love the shirts. I wonder if there is a way we would be able to buy some of them here. See if you can find out. I'm sure Kimmy and the rest of the girls would want one also. Good luck on your relay walk tonight. I'll be checking out the one in the city park. Love ya!!

  2. Continuing to intend... and aligning with your intentions as well... have a good event!