Monday, May 29, 2017

It's Time

It's time to put on my cycling clothes. It's just about bedtime and to make sure there is time for a training ride in the morning, and to ensure I'm ready to ride, I sleep in my bike clothes.  

It's an honor and a privilege to train for the PMC as a member of Team Kermit.  A family of over 63 riders, who firmly believe we are sitting on the cure. 



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Thank you,
Patty

Friday, April 21, 2017

Aaron Hernandez

This poor man committed suicide.  Yes he was found guilty of murder and sentenced to life in prison. Some news outlets are saying no one is crying for him.  But I am sure his family is crying.  And I assure you I am crying.  It is not for us to judge.  His actions towards others were beyond words.  The suffering he caused was real.  Still it sadtdens me that a 27 year old man is dead at his own hands. Even in prison he could have had a positive impact.  And now we will never know.  Maybe death was his escape from the violence?  My heart bleeds due to violence. Peace is the only answer.

Monday, February 20, 2017

You cannot deny the blessing

A few weeks ago our hot water heater let go and my husband and I were tasked with draining it before the rest of its holdings leaked onto our floor.  With a short hose and buckets we emptied it. 

Last evening my neighbor called around 9:30; asking if we had a wet vac.  Her hot water tank was leaking.  Of course she could borrow it.  And while she vacuumed up the water I started to empty her tank with our short hose and buckets.  

I am thankful and grateful and humbled to be able to help.  God is good all the time.  All the time God is good. 



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Thank you,
Patty

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Would you give up hope?

I found this plant in the trash at our church. It looked better at the time... I brought it home and repotted it. Hoping there was enough spark in its xylem and phloem to bring out new growth. 

I'm not saying it will be easy for this little guy. But the tiny buds slowly emerging at its leaf scars are hope.  That in a warm sunny window, in a quiet bedroom next to a rosemary this guy can have his second chance. 



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Thank you,
Patty

Thursday, February 02, 2017

Love

It goes both ways. 
From the daughter who knows the mom loves math.  And asked the mom to come out to Westfield to look at her math homework.  

From the mom who loves math almost as much as her daughters.   

Grab these moments. 



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Thank you,
Patty

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

I have a secret

I'm going to share. Since August I have belonged to Weight Watchers.  Why?  Because I had noticed an unhealthy weight trend for the previous two years.  I needed to regain control over my eating and weight.  And my favorite clothes did not fit anymore...  I wasn't in danger of weight related health issues such as diabetes and heart disease but the writing was on the wall.  Twenty pounds gained in two years - 40 in 4.  

Act now. December 21 I was made a Lifetime member.  Since then I've been figuring maintenance.  This morning, the morning of Weigh In Wednesday, I woke up thinking I may have, for now, figured out my nutrition puzzle. 

It's life.  It's a charmed journey.



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Thank you,
Patty

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

I Heard This On The Radio

Seldom Think of your enemies.
Often Think of your friends.
Constantly Think of God.

Get It? Love it!



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Thank you,
Patty

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Not so happy...

Normally or should I say before Friday I would wear my hat that clearly shows I'm a Catholic and not take notice.  I'm Catholic.  It's true.  Not a great Catholic but given life's ins and outs, I do try.  

But now that President Trump has put a ban on Muslims entering our country I'm not so happy to be
 labeled.  Actually I'm quite sad and rather disgusted. 

What are the numbers? 
How many Muslims are seeking refuge versus how many are terrorists?  How many hate crimes are committed by those who are of a Christian persuasion?  How many school and postal shootings? How many church shootings? Women's health clinic shootings?  How many Christians and Jewish people are seeking refuge?  

I want a hat that labels me as human, compassionate, empathetic, loving, nonjudgmental.  



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Thank you,
Patty

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

We Can Do It

The boss is on vacation.  I'm in charge in an office where customers call in and ask to speak with one of the boys.   Five days at the helm. I run a different ship.  God give me the wisdom to keep her from running aground.  

We can do this. 



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Thank you,
Patty

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Monday, January 23, 2017

What are your power words?

Power words are words you say or hear that bring you strength or peace or that feeling of being loved.  

One of mine: LOVE CHICKEN 



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Thank you,
Patty

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Change is in the air

Move back day... second semester starts.  A new beginning, just like our nation.  

A million people voiced their opinion over the weekend.  There is unhappiness, concern, questions, uncertainty.  Our leadership is seemingly vastly different than ever before. The people strong took to the streets.  

But working for change takes more than a hat and a sign.  It takes vigilance.  It takes making action on the local level and watching and working towards change on the national and international level.  

Are you angry?  Work for change.  Are you happy? Work for change.
Are you concerned? Work for change. 

These four years maybe the best opportunity for Americans.  Only time and our collective actions will tell. 




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Thank you,
Patty

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Where

Where do the pieces fit? Where does the time go? Where do we all fit?  How to make more time... 



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Patty

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

I Ride For Frank

PMC2017 the first weekend in August.  I'm committed.  I'm in.  I'm training for Frank.  With Frank.  RIP Frank. With your spirit I'm sitting on the cure.  



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Thank you,
Patty