Here is a little something to start your weekend off right! We are leaving first thing tomorrow and Mr. T is going dove hunting and I’ll be spending the weekend with my Diva’s! Both bags are packed and I’m ready! I’m also a bit nervous to send T off without me… but I think that is normal, right? Right?
Have a great weekend!
I’m not kidding. You think that I gave this blog post a provocative title in order to grab your attention. Well, I didn’t.
Okay, well, maybe a little. If I was being honest, the title would read “My Ex-Uncle Killed My Imaginary Friend”; however, that seemed too long!
When I was little, I had an imaginary friend. It may have been why my parents decided to give me a sibling, maybe they thought I was lonely. Apparently having my sister wasn’t the answer, as my imaginary friend hung around longer.
I’m sure I had lots of fun with my imaginary friend, we probably went everywhere together and played dolls together! We shared secrets and a bath tub! We climbed the fence to the neighbors and jumped on my parents bed!
Then, one day, while visiting my family, my uncle took my imaginary friend and threw it over the balcony and killed it.
I never saw my imaginary friend again.
Rest In Peace Imaginary Friend
Now, to be fair. I don’t remember my imaginary friend, I have no clue if it was male or female – or even what I named it. I also don’t remember my uncle killing it. So, I probably wasn’t traumatized by it too much.
But, considering how much of my childhood I don’t remember, maybe I was. Maybe I’ve learned to just block everything out all because my uncle killed my imaginary friend.
Have at that one Freud!
As a reminder, I am doing fundraising for the American Heart Association as part of the Heart Walk in which my family is participating in memory of my brother, Lee.
You can donate here: AHW Kate’s Page. Thank you in advance for your consideration. You can donate as little as $25 on line and I know times are tight; however, below is a link to when Lee got his mechanical heart. Some of you who were with me during my journey have read this; however, now you can read it again with the perspective of all the good the American Heart Association can do!
For those that haven’t read it, you get to learn all about how a mechanical heart works! Please read A Mechanical Heart here and feel free to let me know if you have any questions or comments!
Again, thank you so much for your help, every donation helps.
I have nothing to say, but I don’t want to cross off the next thing on my to-do list, so I’m here instead.
What’s the next thing you ask… ugh… it’s the TORTURE MACHINE, also known as The Elliptical.
I hate this machine…
So, we had Mr. T’s annual check up, and while I knew it had gained some weight over the summer, my jaw about hit the floor when it was put in black and white. Now, I don’t mind a big kid, and he’s got good self-esteem, but I’m worried about his health.
I’ve lost 30 pounds so far this year because I wanted to be healthier, and apparently all of the food I wasn’t eating, Mr. T was and I was blind to it.
As such, we’ve both made a point to be more active. It’s really easy to do when we spent an hour chasing his 2 yr old cousin in the pool – or when we spent about 4 hours in the lake, and a good portion of that he did without a noodle – but during the week we don’t have those options. I told him that I’d start doing the elliptical. My goal is to set a good example.
Being a good example sucks.
Knowing this is good for me sucks, too.
Thus, I’m writing a blog post about it instead of actually getting up and doing it.
As most of you know, I lost my baby brother to heart disease earlier this year. Most of you were there with me through this journey and I can’t thank you enough for for all of the support you gave me and for putting up with all of the medical terms I tossed your way!
My family and I are participating in the American Heart Association Heart Walk this year and our shirts have been modified to say that we are walking in memory of Lee. Part of this is the fundraising effort. The funds that are raised support projects that put up to the minute research into the doctors hands so they can better prevent and treat heart disease; groundbreaking pediatric heart and stroke research as approximately 36,000 babies are born with heart defects each year and research is the key to saving babies lives; and getting life-saving information to those who need it the most – information that can save a life, like how to eat better, how to recognize the warning signs of a heart attack and how to talk to a doctor about critical health choices.
Little Lee – so strong!
I won’t single you out whether you donate or you choose not to. This is a personal decision that only you can make – I am just here to give you the opportunity to participate and help if you want.
Donations can be made on-line for as little as $25. I know that times are tough, but if you can see it in your heart to donate, I’d greatly appreciate it. Please help me fund research so that no one else has to travel the path that I’ve been on.
For more information or to donate, please click here: AHA Kate’s Page. Thank you in advance for your support, it is appreciated.
Last picture of Lee and I together.
As always, if you missed out on the journey with me, you can go back and read the blogs – starting with my favorite one of all times: Then He Kissed the Back of My Hand