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March 2009

A Prayer for Today

A Prayer for Today: I love things like this that help us keep the faith and provide the courage to continue fighting the good fight.


"Heavenly Father, Help us remember that the jerk who
cut us off in traffic last night is a single mother who
worked nine hours that day and is rushing home to cook
dinner, help with homework, do the laundry and spend a few
precious moments with her children. 
 
Help us to remember that the pierced, tattooed,
disinterested young man who can't make change correctly
is a worried 19-year-old college student, balancing his
apprehension over final exams with his fear of not getting
his student loans for next semester. 
 
Remind us, Lord, that the scary looking bum, begging for
money in the same spot every day (who really ought to get a
job!) is a slave to addictions that we can only imagine in
our worst nightmares.

Help us to remember that the old couple walking
annoyingly slow through the store aisles and blocking our
shopping progress are savoring this moment, knowing that,
based on the biopsy report she got back last week, this will
be the last year that they go shopping together.
 
Heavenly Father, remind us each day that, of all the
gifts you give us, the greatest gift is love. It is not
enough to share that love with those we hold dear. Open our
hearts not to just those who are close to us, but to all
humanity. Let us be slow to judge and quick to forgive, show
patience, empathy and love."
   
Working for God on earth doesn't pay
much......but His retirement plan is out of this world. 


March Madness

March Madness starts tomorrow...Last March, I was glued to Sportscenter like it was my job! 

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And here's why:

(Courtesy of ESPN)

After beating top-ranked St. Mary's in triple overtime (it wasn't double overtime), we waited in line for tickets to the conference championship. Some people camped out all night! 

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Then we Beat Gonzaga and punched our ticket to the "big dance." I was one of these people rushing the court chanting "OLE, OLE, OLE," like a crazy person. 

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(Courtesy of CBS)

Oh, the glory days. They say USD a place of promise...and it's absolutely the truth. I don't know who'd I be if I hadn't been blessed with the opportunity to spend four years at the University of San Diego...God Bless you, USD!

Once a Torero, always a Torero.


Denver Lately

I woke up to this...

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And this...

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Is that not the cutest little pink colander of strawberries? 

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On Sunday, my best friend, his mom, and I all started The Paleo Diet with the intention of improving our overall health and energy levels (and yah, NOT hibernating while unemployed in Denver). The premise is that we were never meant to eat cereal grains (wheat, rice, oats, and corn) or dairy, and that's the cause of many if not all of our degenerative diseases. I'm loving me some lean protein, fruits, and veggies; and I really do have more energy (which isn't caffiene-induced)! I don't feel deprived in the least, and I have so much energy! Life without cereal grains is possible, at last (maybe) (hopefully). 

This week, I started waiting tables (yep, waitress...holler) and I'm interviewing for a 9-5 temping at Cigna Healthcare. As Jason Aldean sings, "the world's wide open." While job searching, I've been having so much fun exploring Denver. I want to a Mammoth All-star game at the Pepsi Center. So fun!

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I'm so excited for summer! In honor of the arrival of Daylight Savings Time I did a little spring cleaning. This is my little bathroom. It's so  clean now I think you could eat off the sink. Check out the cowgirl Kleenex box in the corner from Target : )...$1.99 of pure happiness, it's the simple things!

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I'm getting excited up for my first trip to the infamous Grizzly Rose on Friday for a little honkytonk and some two-step. I've been listening to Zac Brown "Free " on repeat, this may be my 2009 theme song, because "I don't have a job, I don't have a lot of money, but I'm free as I'll ever be." Can't wait to see him at Stagecoach 2009!

In Daisy news, she is fighting hard and is still feeling great. We don't know how long it will be until the cancer catches back up with her.  I hope never! Right now she's at Grandma's house in Napa getting the best care available. She has a vet that does house calls, a big yard to run, bark, and grow in, and a grandma who makes her special extra-yummy cancer-fighting food, and I'm sure more toys than she can play with. 

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