Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Running in Pink!


So as my fabulous readers can see from the image on the left ... I made my new goal and then some! I continue to be amazed at how generous people have been! I never, ever, ever, ever, ever want cancer again but it is sorta cool that my experience has created an opportunity to help in some small way. I know $1400 isn't a ton of money but it's more than I ever thought I would be able to raise. (on a side note -- I had to reschedule my upcoming mammogram this morning because of my doctor's schedule -- they sent me a letter asking me to call them! -- and the soonest appointment was in November. Uhh ... I don't think so baby! I want my next mammogram ASAP just in case, you know. To make a long, complicated story short, I finally got my new appointment -- June 27 -- but I won't see the surgeon again until December. However, I have upcoming check-ups with my radiologist and my oncologist so I don't think that's a big deal that I have to wait. But this morning's adventure on the phone reminds me of how much I HATED all those doctor's appointment during the last 12 months!)

To make things a bit more interesting -- and silly -- I have even decided to wear a pink tutu while I run! See below!

I found the tutu on Etsy.com but this size is for a child so I shot the artist a convo request and now she is going to make an adult sized one for me to wear! (and hopefully it doesn't fall to my knees when I am running!).

It sorta feels like a Friday afternoon since today is the last day of scheduled classes. That's it -- semester over! I still have an American Literature final tomorrow (and finish up grading their revised essays), a Friday morning collecting portfolios from my writing students, a group assessment activity all day on Saturday, an honors luncheon on Tuesday, and then a final on Tuesday night -- but then I am 100% done for Spring Semester 2011.

Other than our upcoming trip to Japan, I will be "Dissertation Girl" all summer! Bring on the writing! :D

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