A Virtual Race

To summarize, Mary Kay is hosting the MK5k as a virtual event this year. This annual race is to raise money for the Mary Kay Ash Foundation that funds research on women’s cancers and helps women to escape domestic abuse.

OK. Sounds easy, right? Except that you actually have to run, walk, bike, skip for 13 miles in 13 days. One mile a day would be a snap. Then I decided to sign my dog, Ziva, up also. She loves to walk. We will be a team, Team Ziva. We are ‘in training’ now – the race is Oct. 1 through Oct. 13. It will be a challenge, for many reasons, but mostly because Miss Ziva and I do not walk at the same pace. Her pace depends on if there are other people, dogs, squirrels, chain saws or wind. My pace depends upon how much I have warmed up before we leave the house, if I remembered to take my asthma meds, my blood sugar is stable, and the weather is calm. Are these variables show stoppers? No.

Ziva and I will walk regardless. Will we have fun? No. These are the 0.2 mile walks. Short, but if frustration converts to cardio, they are productive. We get more in sync the more regularly we walk. It is not her fault I have allergies. We have a page called “13 miles in 13 days” where we are keeping a log of our ‘adventures’. Mostly boring reading at the moment. Frankly, I’m taking advantage of the rest.

Official Timekeeper for Team Ziva

[Don’t tell her, but this is not a timed event]

Because this is a virtual event, you can join Team Ziva no matter where in the USA or Canada you live. A $35 registration fee will get you a T-shirt and go toward our fund raising goal. Think about it. We would love you to join us…

Our Fundraising Page is HERE


The Other Side of COVID

I could possibly be the only human on planet Earth who rejoiced when the mandate came down from the Surgeon General saying everyone should wear a mask when they have to go out in public.

That’s right – rejoiced.  Masks-NowDoYouGetIt

Mask-wearing is a blessing when you’re missing front teeth and your “cosmetic appliance” is not comfortable.  Not only people can’t see your gaping maw, but they can’t hear that you have a major lisp when you speak.

There are other perks when we wear masks:  No makeup needed, just some mascara.
You save a lot of money on gasoline.  Going to meetings on ZOOM means no more rushing out the door to get somewhere on time.

Stormy weather?  No big deal, you are only walking from your living room to your den. No snow to shovel.  No need to bundle up then unbundle when you get there.

Nine months after my teeth were fixed (this week), I broke off my canine tooth on the other side this time.  My dentist is on vacation for two weeks, so no appliance will be made until October.  Sigh.  And it is starting to hurt…

I just heard on the news that ‘they’ are making masks required again.  Whew…  Just in time!

Custom Masks


God’s Name

While watching part of the “Powerful by Faith” Convention with me last weekend, my granddaughter had some strange questions about God and Jesus.  Trying not to show my growing concern, I answered her simply and without too many details. When the speaker asked ‘what was God’s name?’ , she got excited and told me she knew what it was.   I waited.

“So what is God’s name?”  I finally asked.

“Chuck!”  she said proudly.

“What?!?”  The look on my face must have been hysterical because she started giggling.  Then I joined her and we must have laughed for a good 5 minutes straight.  Once we calmed down enough to speak, she told me that she watched a TV show that God (Chuck) was the main character.  A short search on Google, using God + Chuck, turned up links about a YouTube series called Supernatural.  From what I read about the show, I am amazed that it has lasted 15 seasons.  I have no idea how many episodes a YouTube season runs, but this series certainly seems to have a big following.  People send in questions asking about God, Jesus, the Angels, and the Bible.  They get the craziest answers – They are misinformed.

I am not going to comment on a show I have never watched, nor plan to.  I have to ask you to remember you are watching fiction! If you really want to learn God’s name, consult the Holy Bible.

“May people know that you, whose name is Jehovah, You alone are the Most High over all the earth.
– Psalms 83:18