Thursday, September 29, 2011

Challenge Party!!!

We had so much fun!! The group that got together was such a great mix. We tasted some great shakes, talked about a lot of stuff, shared great company and laughed tons!!! For those of you that couldn't make it we will do another one soon!! I now have a three more people doing the challenge with me and that is so exciting.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

New Things. They Are A'Comin'

First off. I've decided I need to take better care of myself so to that end I have joined a 90 health challenge. I am so excited to do this. For more info check out this website. I'll be taking before and after pics for you to be the judge on the results. I hope to lose 30lbs. If you feel like joining me let me know. The more the merrier!!

Secondly, I have now become the overnight manager at the store. I will finally have a regular schedule and weekends off!!! Now I can go to church with my family more often than once in a blue moon. It will be a great change since I am such a night owl anyway and never get much sleep. I'll let you know how it goes!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Closer Than You Think

It never ceases to amaze me just how small the world really is. When we were living in Florida a couple visited our church (just had my cancer surgery so was not there myself) who introduced themselves and said they were from Canada. My husband thought they looked familiar so after the meeting he introduced himself and was able to question them a little more. Where in Canada are you from? Alberta. Really? What town? Cardston. Ohhhh that's how I know you, my husband replied. You're the Dr. that delivered my daughter. Dr. Taylor was more than a little surprised to find us so far from home.

Just after we moved to Knoxville a young couple moved into the ward (our church boundaries) and introduced themselves to my father. They mentioned that they were from Idaho but the wife had grown up in Canada. Of course Dad had to know more. Turns out She is his cousin's daughter and we had both been at the same family reunion only weeks before but hadn't met each other.

I started working at another Walmart in Edmonton and there is a terrific Assistant Manager there, Heather. She is fun and we have a lot in common. Turns out she grew up in Lethbridge and my uncle Richard was one of her teachers. We know a lot of the same people. Not only that but I am surprised how many Tolman family members (cousins) I run into in the store on a weekly basis. I know we have a huge family but still we are all 6 hours away from the town we grew up in and the city we live in has more than a million people. The chances aren't that great. I also ran into a girl I grew up with, 3 houses down, at that same store. It's nice to know you aren't alone in this big city but still the randomness is bizarre.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Gynecological Cancer Awareness

September is Gynecological Cancer Awareness month. Don't forget!!! Wear your purple ribbon in support of those of us who have been challenged by this disease. As a survivor of Uterine Cancer I am trying to raise awareness. Did you know that there is no screening test for uterine cancer? A pap smear does not check for it. Gynecological cancers are still considered taboo in our society and a lot of women are still ashamed about speaking out. Hey, you know me. I have no shame. Please, support me and wear a purple ribbon this month. If you are so inclined donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.