Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Pink Fire trucks!?!?!?!

Do you care enough to wear pink!?!!?!?

It's that time of year again.... Although it should be on your mind all year long, it's almost October, and that means - Breast Cancer Awareness!!!

Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to see the Pink Heals Tour in action. If you haven't heard about them before... click on that link and check 'em out!! I had heard about these pink fire trucks before, but never figured I'd ever get a chance to see them in person. Turns out, I was wrong! The tour came to town and a local Fire Department hosted the event down on the beach. Breast Cancer awareness is important to us, and we love us some firemen, so the boy and I went down to check it all out and support both! Unfortunately, it was dark by the time we made it down there, and we didn't get very good pictures...
(it was IMPOSSIBLE to get a picture without a bunch of people in it...)
There are 4 pink trucks that travel all over the U.S. promoting Breast Cancer awareness. They pull this trailer with a HUGE diamond-plate ribbon, and the trucks are covered in tributes that people have written on them in marker. It was very touching, and so cool!!!
The local fire fighters even wore pink uniform shirts for 2 weeks prior to the event to promote it. They had a Mammo-bus available to the public for screening information, and other health promoting booths as well.
The boy convinced me that my Aunt Lisa would like to see me with a fireman in pink gear, so I just had to take a picture with this guy.

Promoting Breast Cancer is always important to me.... For many reasons! First of all, I lost my great-grandmother to breast cancer many years ago. My Aunt Lisa is a survivor, and so is my Great Aunt Brenda. Oh, and I'm a nurse. It's my job to promote health!!! I am a firm believer that everyone should take Breast Cancer seriously. It's important to get checked regularly, and don't brush off any sort of abnormality. Nobody ever wants to be the one to be affected, but almost everyone will be affected by Breast Cancer at some point in their life. If it's not you, it's someone you know. Be aware, and be supportive.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Making the best of things...

This weekend could have been bad. In fact, it could have been horrible. It didn't start off too great, but it sure did turn out pretty darn good!

I had my very first test for this semester on Friday, and when I left I sure didn't feel good about it at all! I was exhausted, and bummed, and just in a really foul mood about the whole thing. I kept myself busy until I couldn't keep my eyes open any longer and I went to bed.

The next morning, the Boy came home from work and woke me up so we could head down to the Keys for the day. If you've been following my blog for any length of time, you should not find it unusual that we would just up and run down there for the day... And if you do, you haven't been paying very much attention!

Anyway, I was still not quite awake and ready to take on the day, but I just hoped it would get better... and it did. Halfway down I was able to get on the Boy's spiffy new Evo and check my grade - I passed! Finally, my day could go on! We had a fantastic day on the water with my Godparents. We caught 15 Blackfin tuna, and quite a few junk fish that we threw back.
Unfortunately it takes FOREVER to clean so many fish and we got a late start heading back home. I drove, and let the Boy sleep... It was pretty brutal, but had to be done. He was back on shift again today! He's been working tons of hours lately between overtime, his second job, and working shifts for friends so that they will work for him down the road. Between my school/study schedule, and his work schedule, I feel like I haven't hardly seen him in weeks! Sure was nice to spend a whole day with him out on the water....

Being that I passed my test and all... I felt that I could afford to spend most of the day today slacking off on my studying and spending some much needed time with friends, so I headed off to Ft.Lauderdale Beach.
We soaked up some sun, downed some yummy frozen drinks, and had lunch at Hooters.
I got home just in time for the afternoon rain to start comin' down hard... and I'm back to the books for the rest of the week!

September 11th is a sad day, and I sure am glad that I was able to make the best of it. I do know one thing though... I'll never forget...
My prayers are always with the heroes of our country, as well as their family and friends. I pray for my Boy, that he will always be safe when he leaves me for his 24 hour shifts to serve our community. I pray for my best friend Melissa, that she will stay safe while serving our Country and come home soon and safe. And I'll always remember my friend Chris...