Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving Day!

I am so thankful to be able to spend this day with all of my family.  I traveled up to my older sisters house where my parents and my other two sisters, three brother in-laws, six nieces, one nephew, and my grandmother.  It's a packed house to say the least.  Kids running all over the place, the activity, noise, and chaos of it all.......I love it.  It reminds me of growing up in a big house and I feel totally at ease in it.  Being single still and it typically being just me and my two beagles, I miss it.  I guess if you didn't grow up in a big loud Irish background family, it wouldn't make sense to you.  I know many only children that would be looking at me like I was insane right now.  I don't know what to tell you.  It feels like home to me. I can (and did) fall asleep on the couch, right in the eye of the storm. I thank God that I have this big of a family and that I get to spend this time with them all. I wouldn't change it for all the money in the world.  I hope everyone has as great of a Thanksgiving day as I have had.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

It's Movember!!

First, DC Rainmaker is giving away a Garmin Forerunner 210 this month.  Follow the link to find out more.

I am participating in Movember this month.  The Mo, slang for moustache, and November come together each year for Movember.  The idea is to start with a clean shaven face and grow a moustache throughout the month.  The fun is to decide what style you want to grow.  Do you try to grow a Magnum PI moustache or maybe a fu manchu. The choices are endless (sort of).  I am thinking about growing a civil war style like the picture below.
I am sure at the end of the month it will be pretty sweet.  The point of something like this is that it attracts more attention than a regular moustache. I will get more inquiries about my moustache which gives me more opportunity to raise awareness (and hopefully funds) about prostate cancer which is the number one cancer affecting men.  The funds that are raised go to benefit the Prostate Cancer Foundation and LIVESTRONG .
Watch the following movie about Movember. Then please donate to the fund by following this link