Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Quote of the week

"Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves."
-- Abraham Lincoln

Monday, June 27, 2011

Stashing is fun...

Nothing to show as far as my stitching since I was working on a model for LHN, which I recently finished. I hurt my wrist a few weeks ago when I fell, so my stitching has been a bit slow. I spent much time on my computer reading blogs and exploring new cross stitching charts. Here's my stash enhancement this week.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Where has Milly been?

So where have I been for the past two weeks? During the week of June 12th to 18th we took some vacation days and spent the time in South Lake Tahoe, CA just a few blocks from the Nevada state line.
We left for Tahoe on Sunday after Patrick took part in the American Diabetes Association Tour de Cure Ride in Palo Alto, CA. Thanks to our friends and family we were able to met our goal and raised over $1000. Patrick rode as part of the Lockheed-Martin team who overall raised $140K for the cause. THANKS to those who were so generous with their donations.
We had a great time in Tahoe and got plenty of walking, hiking, cycling, reading, shopping, sightseeing and even a little gambling. The highlight of our trip was taking a steam engine from Carson City, NV into Virginia City, NV. The train was wonderful with a docent who told a colorful history of the steam engines and Virginia City. We explored the small town with plenty of saloons and LOTS of history. Loved it all, down to the prospector walking down the road leading his mule (or jackass).

This weekend I will post pictures to our photo blog. I've spent most of this week just trying to catch up at home and work.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Quote of the week

"Grandmothers are just antique little girls."
-- Author Unknown

"Grandmas are moms with lots of frosting."
-- Author Unkown

My quotes this week are dedicated to my grandmother Antonia born on June 8, 1917.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Tour de Cure

The Tour de Cure is a series of fundraising cycling events held in 43 states nationwide to benefit the American Diabetes Association.

On Sunday, June 12, 2011 my husband Patrick will be participating in the Palo Alto Tour de Cure as part of the Lockheed-Martin team. As a company their goal is to raise $130K and as of today they have raised $104,804.34. Our personal goal was to raise $1000 and thanks to our friends and family our goal was easily met. Now we really want to challenge our friends and have raised that goal to $1500.

Why is this important to us? I was diagnosed with Type II diabetes in 1990 so this is really personal to me. I didn't ask for diabetes and to quote a friend "it sucks." My biggest supporter in living with diabetes is my husband Patrick. It's not just my disease it's OUR disease. He rides because he enjoys it, but every year he does this ride FOR ME and the countless others who live with Type I and Type II diabetes.

Please consider making a donation. Any amount is appreciated because every dollar goes towards programs to educate and for a cure. Below is the link to Patrick's Tour de Cure page.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

"An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind."
-- Buddha