Today is Sunday and this year the annual Frederick Marathon changed their route and the course takes all the runners through our community. In fact they run right by the entrance to our street! We all got up early this morning and went down to the end of the street and set up camp to watch the runners go by. It was really great seeing how determined everyone was.
A guy in a van came up and gave us a box of orange slices, poptarts, and pretzel sticks to hand out. That was fun to be able to stand there and help out. Next year we may do the same thing ourselves. Not run, hand out things!
This weekend is the Avon Breast Cancer Walk. It is the 1st time in 4 years that I have not attended. It's rather bitter sweet as you may imagine but I know several people that are walking this year, my neighbor being one of them. Chris will be remembered for sure, but I couldn't get myself to go down there. It was always hard just being there with Chris, I can't imagine being there w/o her.
Instead, all the kids and I are attending a Tea and Desert fund raiser this afternoon. We bought tickets in which all the monies are going to the Wig Closet at the FMH Cancer Center in Frederick. This is where cancer patients can go and get loaner wigs and hats during chemo treatments. Chris was a recipient of several hats and the group is just wonderful. She never wore a wig or even considered it for that matter. She was a baseball cap wearer. Every day she wore a different one. And had many that matched outfits she wore for work. I still have them all.
That's it for now. Alex is home and we're together once again...