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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Hello September!

Ringing in the month of September has always felt like sort of like ringing in the New Year to me. It's always signaled the start of school (close enough, anyway), the start of fall (close enough, anyway), the start of a new 'summer's over so let's get on with real life' attitude... you know what I mean?

So, I was having lunch with a friend yesterday and we got to talking about blogging (because I think he should start one) and I was telling him about all of you. As I was going on and on and on, I realized how much I miss this place. I decided my worry over people in Pigsknuckle reading my stuff is just silly... this is ME. For better or worse. No pretense. And I'm the same in writing as I am in person (well, I'm skinnier in writing). So love me or leave me (but please don't leave me, 'k? I have abandonment issues...).

And that? Is the start of my new 'summer's over so let's get on with real life' attitude. I like it. And it should hold until my 'winter's set in so let's hibernate under the covers and eat chocolate until the spring thaw' attitude sets in.

Anyway, as I say, summer's over. It was a good one overall. Swimming went, well, swimmingly! Coaching was loads of fun (though time-consuming!) and Ryan did remarkably well this season. She racked up a bunch of first-place ribbons all season and placed in the top 8 in every event she swam for the big all-team 'Champs' meet. I was so proud of her!

The other big event for me was the Booby Walk (also known as the Susan G. Komen 3-Day Event). I traveled to Chicago this year, where my friend Anne and I (and 2,000 other people) walked 60 miles and raised, collectively, $4.2 million for breast cancer research! This year's walk was as phenomenal as last year's -- even better, really, as I had an amazing (albeit crazy... and deaf, too) friend to walk with. Anne's already signed on (and signed up!) to walk in DC with me in 2011. Whoo hoo! I can't wait! My blisters will have fully healed by then. I hope. Here are a couple of photos from the walk...

(Me)
(Anne was disappointed it wasn't the Playboy Walk but happy she still got her bunny ears!)
(I walk because I have boobies. Heh.)
(At the end of 3 days and 60 miles!)

So, now it's so long to summer and onward to fall and all the ups and downs it will bring (hopefully more ups than downs, though)! And I expect blogging will, once again, be one of the ups!! XOXO

14 comments:

dec0r8or said...

Well, welcome back! You've been missed!

Jean said...

Congratulations on such a magnificent summer!
Good to see you here again ♥

Stu Pidasso said...

Glad for the new attitude and I agree, I B I and U B U! And if others don't like it enough that they have a problem, then just that....THEY have a problem.

Blog on you crazy diamond.....

blognut said...

Blog away, my friend. I love the idea of you being yourself and not worrying about the rest of the world. By the way, we are all skinnier in writing. (At least that is what I tell myself.)

Glad you had fun this summer! ;)

Anne! said...

So. You look really cute in those pictures, but I? Should never be photographed without make-up and full access to a hair dryer.

Dude. Washington DC won't know what hit it after we two get together there next fall! There could be an incident with international repurcussions.

I probably shouldn't say that out loud on your blog, huh? I mean, we aren't planning to be an international embarrassment or anything, but now that the Secret Service is going to be watching your blog, you might want to be careful. Maybe not be yourself. Or something.

Heh! :)

Sam_I_am said...

*hugs* so glad to have you back! This place isn't the same without you. You look AMAZING btw!

sherri said...

Online I'm a perfect size 6! AND, I have really long hair, big boobs!Just sayin.

Glad you be bloggin again!

sherri said...

How bout those typos...I bet you HAVE been missin me!

Pauline said...

I might walk 60 miles in, say, a month...

I like the winter-hibernate-chocolate thing you'll have going soon. Me, too!

hebba said...

Hey!!! I missed you. So glad you had such a good summer. Its like reuniting in the dorm together!

Zuzana said...

Hello dear Diane, great to see you back with a post again!;)) Seems like your summer has been super!;) Love all the pictures,
xoxo

slommler said...

Hooray for you! Completing the walk! That is awesome!! And already you are signed up for next year...super!!!
Yes fall is on it's way. I have totally mixed feelings about it. I love fall but....winter is another story!! I really hate the snow...I know it's pretty! But so hard to drive in and scary too!! Sigh!!
Hugs
SueAnn

nowimagrownup said...

Sounds like you've had a really busy, really productive summer!! Glad the booby walk went well and I'm oh-so-glad that you're back in blogland. You were very missed!!! :)

Cheri @ Blog This Mom!® said...

"I'm skinnier in writing"

I'm totally stealing that.

Great job on the walk. What a wonderful gift you've bestowed on so many women -- and men. :-)