Hi October, so good to see you. What the hell did you do with September?!
Was I on a cruise to Alaska with my family? Yes. Did the boat keep breaking? YES THE FRAKKING CRUISE BOAT KEPT BREAKING. Word of advice, NEVER ride Norwegian! My favorite ‘prison boat’ moment was when we were listening to this woman play classical music after dinner and she started to play the theme to Titanic. Really? You really want to bring that mojo down on us while we’re sailing on this sack of suds with a broken propeller? My brother-in-law suggested they go out and play the entire score to the movie on deck. You know, like they did in the movie?
Caping off this lovely broken boat experience, flying home (even though we landed a half an hour early in Atlanta) Delta didn’t have a gate for our plane so we sat on the plane for almost two hours and ALL missed our connecting flights. Cut to a sleepless night in a REDRUM Atlanta motel whose toilet ran all night. Thank God I have a wonderful family and we still managed to have a good time.
However, the vacation sucked the life out of me. I haven’t exercised in almost a month. And this is the longest I’ve gone without blogging. Can we say, SLUMP? Fortunately, two wicked awesome motivating people have inspired me to get my FA back in gear. Tomorrow, I begin an UnBootcamp in Astoria with personal trainer Mark Fisher who has promised me a loving kick in the butt. 6 Saturday mornings in the park exercising! Yay? I’m a little nervous and excited about this new work-out adventure.
I’m also thrilled to introduce another courageous ass who is working towards her own goals by walking in the 2010 Walk to Cure Diabetes. If you haven’t heard, here’s the word on 2010 Asses. I’m looking for 10 people who each have a goal they want to communicate by working to raise $1000 each in 2010. So far, 3 Asses have successfully reached their goals. Please help support #4 Jenelle!!
Support Jenelle in the 2010 Walk to Cure Diabetes
I’m writing to you to ask for your support in a very special cause.
This year, I’ll be taking part in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s Walk to Cure Diabetes along with a half-million other walkers across the country. Our goal: To raise $90 million to help fund research for a cure for type 1 diabetes and its complications.
Type 1, or juvenile, diabetes, is a devastating, often deadly disease that affects millions of people–a large and growing percentage of them children.
Many people think type 1 diabetes can be controlled by insulin. While insulin does keep people with type 1 diabetes alive, it is NOT a cure. Aside from the daily challenges of living with type 1 diabetes, there are many severe, often fatal, complications caused by the disease.
That’s the bad news… and yes, it’s pretty bad.
The good news, though, is that JDRF is making steady progress toward a cure. In fact, JDRF funding and leadership is associated with most major scientific breakthroughs in type 1 diabetes research to date. And JDRF funds more type 1 research than any other charity worldwide.
I’m writing to ask for your support because now more than ever, EACH of us can be a part of bringing about a cure. Each of us can make a real difference
Won’t you please give to JDRF as generously as you’re able?
Together, we can make the cure a reality.
Please visit my Walk Web page if you would like to donate online or see how close I am to reaching my personal goal:
Follow this link to make a donation:
Please pass this information around to your friends and family, help support Jenelle’s goal, and contact me (email@example.com) if you have a goal of your own and want to be the next 2010 Ass! You can raise the money through another site or organization like Jenelle, have people donate to my CHARITY BADGE if you would like to raise money for Feeding America, or even set up your own charity badge through the Network for Good for any number of valuable causes.