Sunday, September 7, 2008

Walk the Walk

I engaged in another fund-raising event for cancer research today, but sadly I was not required to wear an adult diaper. Instead, I spent the morning at Montrose Harbor and walked four miles along the lovely Lake Michigan with much of my family. This year's Pancreatic Cancer Research walk was the second annual event for my family, in honor of my awesome aunt Ann who died last summer.

Obviously there is no good cancer, but pancreatic cancer is especially brutal. Usually by the time the symptoms are evident, the disease has a firm grip, so kudos to the Lustgarten Foundation for raising funds for research and screening techniques. It was a gorgeous day and it was nice to have the family and my auntie's best friends there to remember how great she was, donate our time and raise funds for research.

Look! We're ... walking!



I'm not proud to admit it, but I'm beat. My bum ankle's swollen to Medi-cankle proportions and my achin' back is screaming for more contraband. As far as recrapping goes, my homeslice Mitchell is missing in action, but I do know it's state fair season in Hutch, and I hear tell that he's harboring carnies. I look forward to hearing how that's going. The weekend was mellow on my side. Aside from getting the Mr. completely baked on Friday, which was rare and hilarious, and finally mastering the grill yesterday (I know--it's supposed to be easy, but I always get distracted), the Walk was the highlight.

I'm crafting my Take Nora to Work Day Issue One Volume One as we speak. I went to work with my husband, and as soon as I get the five gazillion pictures downloaded I will regale you all with my adventures in all things elevators. I encouraged him to wear a bandana on his face bandito style, like the Bloods or the Crips who try to obscure their identities, but he didn't, so I might have to figure out how to blur his face and the company logo on his shirt. I sure would be sorry if my good times resulted in a termination powered by OSHA. It wouldn't be Take Nora to Work, it would be Get Nora a Job, and that doesn't have the same appeal, does it?

Ratherto, as soon as you can get me on a barge, let me know. I am so uber-psyched about that prospect. I think that will be every bit as kick-ass and educational as my day in a Chicago highrise. Stay tuned! Anyway, I have an episode of Mad Men to prepare for, so I must go, but remember--if you like to waste company time and like to talk about your job, I encourage you to Take Nora to Work!

8 comments:

theeriver said...

Geez you sound like your falling apart. How old are you?

Anyway proud of you for doing your part to help research. Anything else coming up let me know I would like to help out with some causes, especially cancer/diabetes/heart causes.

Nora said...

For sure, Rivs. Thanks for volunteering. I'll let you know as soon as something comes up!

Ratherto said...

Good Job Nora! You rock! Let me know as well if something comes up. I would be glad to help.

Nora said...

Thanks, guys!

Jude said...

I must concur with you Nora,the day was perfect,and seeing the FAMILY together walking for Annie was great!I know she would have gotten a huge laugh seeing me doing ANYTHING resembling exercise,but next year I won't stand for an hour and a half before the walk....then maybe I can go the distance!No,I pledge now to go the whole way(unless I do the Rosie Ruiz!!)

Nora said...

I can't believe I failed to mention the Rosie Ruiz, mom.

Nora said...

Mom, let's have buttons made for next year that say "Rosie Made Me Do It!"

Jude said...

We'll put the buttons on in the cab on the way back to the finish line!!!