Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas

Go here if you want to see what I got for Christmas, as well as the rest of our Christmas, and Thanksgiving, it turns out, pictures!

Merry Christmas everyone!

Monday, December 17, 2007

Help me save lives!

Since I am sending this letter out in place of holiday cards, let me first take this opportunity to wish you a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!

I am inviting you to participate with me in a new adventure I am embarking on this coming year. You don't even have to leave the comfort of your home, as I will be doing all of the work. On May 27th I will be taking part in the Capital of Texas Triathlon along with other members of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team in Training from New York City.

We will be swimming 0.9 miles, biking 25 miles and (gulp) running 6 miles to raise money for the Society, and the blood cancer patients it represents. I’m not a runner, it’s been about 20 years since I’ve been on a proper bike, and we won’t speculate how long it has been since those life guard lessons in high school. But it’s for a good cause!

I need to raise $5000 by May 7th. I'm asking you to help by making a contribution. Each donation helps accelerate cures for leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma and brings hope to the patients and families who are on the front lines of the battle against these diseases.

Please use the link in this post to donate online quickly and securely. You will receive a confirmation by email of your donation and I will be notified as soon as you make your donation.

On behalf of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, thank you very much for your support. I really appreciate your generosity!

You can learn more about my efforts and make a donation by visiting my Web site:

Steph in Training

If you aren't comfortable donating online, you can write a check payable to “The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society” comment, and I will send you my mailing address!

P.S. Please forward this post to as many people as you can to encourage them to donate as well! Prayers and good thoughts are also appreciated, and all contributions are 100% tax deductible.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

exercise, exercise

I may have mentioned that after sitting flat on my butt typing like mad for the entire month of November, and doing next to no physical exercise (tho, dude, my fingers? They be BUFF.) I signed up for a triathlon.

Yesterday, in between choir practice and our TGIO party, we had our gear clinic, to get us sorted on the stuff we need for three different sports and season. Three hours and two sporting good stores later I am the proud owner of:

Winter running tights
Bike shorts (which are, um, interesting)
Wind stopper jacket with zip off sleeves and built in jersey
Wind stopper gloves
balacava thingie (not Greek pastry)
Bike helmet (guaranteed to make me look cylon)
Goggles (not googles)
Cage and water bottle for TehJerry's bike
Bike computer and light/reflector something or other (was package deal with helmet)
Two long sleeve base layer shirts.

Now I just need to get out the door...