Wednesday, July 8, 2009

I Haven't Run Because...an Update

I won't be running this week. No, I'm not injured, thank goodness. My next run may not be until Monday, which is a scheduled 16 miler. We're having a Graduation Party for my 23 year old son this Saturday, so I'm going crazy getting the outside work done around our house. Plus I found time to help my 27 year old daughter with patching, priming and other assorted things in the condo she just purchased. Getting back to my son, I think I've mentioned that he has Muscular Dystrophy. We're very proud of him for not using his disability as an excuse to be lazy and "helpless." He has wonderful personal care assistants that drove him to college (Southern Connecticut State University) and took notes for him. It took him six years to get his Bachelor's Degree, but so what?! Now he just found out that he's been accepted into Quinnipiac University in the Masters of Science in Journalism program. We are so proud of him. We have about 50 friends, co-workers, and family coming to our home, including some longtime friends of mine who I only see a few times a year. It's going to be a blast! By the way my fellow bloggers, if anyone wants to travel to Connecticut and crash the party, that's cool! Just check my facebook link to the right for info.
Autism Speaks fundraising is going great. I'm up to about $1075, and still have the fundraisers to do that I mentioned in a previous post. I will also be having a pizza eating contest fundraiser in a couple of months, with a large "pig trophy" going to the winner. A local restaurant is helping me out with it. Anyhow, love all you fellow bloggers, and I'll try to comment on your new posts. If not, you're still in my thoughts, and I'll catch up next week.

4 comments:

lindsay said...

very cool news about your son! my congrats to him on graduation and going on for his masters! (more school just intimidated me)

enjoy your week of rest (from running) even though it sounds like you may not be getting much :)

Lisa said...

Congrats to your son! Wow, you are doing great on your fundraising. You have a nice break from running... those are nice. I bet your first run after is going to be a good one.

Anais said...

That's amazing!!! Congrats to your son :) You and your family must be so very proud!! Hope the graduation goes well and that you can all enjoy some family fun!!

Irish Cream said...

That? Is awesome. And a VERY worthy excuse for taking a break and celebrating, if you ask me :) Congrats to your son on his graduation and his acceptance to the masters program! You must be so proud!

And WOW, you are doing great with the fundraising! You are a fundraiaing machine! You'll have to give us a detailed report of the pizza-eating contest! Hmm, actually, maybe I should be IN the pizza-eating contest . . . something to think about!