Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Curious minds want to know!!!

I know everybody has been wanting to how the diabetes walk went. And It did! AHHH Saturday started out so early at 7 AM, and guess who decided that would be the perfect day to sleep in?? SON! He never does, and I got ready and still had to wake him up... But we did manage to leave the house on time, only 10 mins after we said we would! The walk venue was an hour away from house and 5 mins before we got there guess who threw up all over the back seat and in his car seat and on his clothes... YEP. Guess who is awesome and brought a change of clothes for him, ME! I got lucky on that! We decide to go ahead and go because we are almost there and if he does throw up again we would just go home....

We get there and register and there are a LOT of people there A LOT, several thousand actually... who knew?? So there was a lot of waiting. A LOT! And being so awesome I did not bring water for me and hub, because I thought we would be at the zoo and I would just refill our Zoo cups we brought there for $5 for a $1 and we did just half way through the event... good thing they had the worse water ever available to all the walkers. And it is starting to get HOT like really really hot.... But we made it and we did the walk despite all the people that came. We did have decent time and we might go back and do it again MAYBE. But I am fine donating money and not walking... I don't think me walking and being unhappy is really going to save lives... In fact it might harm some... I think the diabetics would rather have my money anyways..

The best part about the whole walk was that it was at the zoo! That is always fun but after walking in the HOT, HOT sun and sitting through the birds of prey show with a 2 year old I was ready to go.... Remind me not to show the movie "The Birds" to my son, or go feed bread or seeds to birds with him.. Can you guess he did not care for the Birds of prey show..... It was a touch scary... I do not want to be pecked to death by birds either.... So that was my first walk for Charity... I give it a C+ only because of such poor crowd control... And the heat and the throw up but the ADA had no control over that.

On a totally unrelated note.... I got caught up on Mad Men... I know I was 2 shows behind... So a lesson from the show: John Deere Lawnmower + liquor + being at work = BAD.... Like that would ever happen now a days... But I guess in the 60s it did all the time... Why aren't you watching that show!?!?!!?

8 comments:

Kristina P. said...

So that's why the zoo was so crowded on Saturday!

Good for you!

Little Ms Blogger said...

Didn't you love the comment in Mad Men when the Brit talked about the guy whose foot was run over as if he were dead --the comment (paraphrasing) -- His career is over because he can't play golf?

Sorry, you didn't like the walk. I enjoy charity stuff and have done walked a marathon in Dublin, kayaked 13.1 miles and short 5k events. I guess it really does matter if the event is well organized.

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Leah Rubin said...

Sorry the little dude had to puke at the worst possible time-- why does that always happen? But you get a big gold star on your chart for bringing the change of clothes! Amazing!

Rebecca said...

That was the most people at the walk that me or my sister had ever seen! One year it was raining and cold, so take your pick. I was in line after the "finish" line to get lunch, but I saw it sooo crowded, I just turned around and we bought a couple of pretzels and saw the animals. Thanks for your support and actually going through with it.

Ron said...

Even in the northeast it was very warm and humid this past weekend, so I totally empathize with you. I don't do HEAT. I'll walk in a blizzard, but if it's hot...forget it.

I LOVE zoo's too. Which reminds me...we have a very nice one here in Philly and fall is my favorite time to visit. The cats are my favorite!

Beth Dunn said...

OMG I just got caught up too and I was shocked... so glad you had a good walk. xoxo

Kerri said...

Good job for pulling through. Sounds like it was not really fun and too bad your son threw up all over! That's horrible.

 
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