Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Hi y'all! For those of you who have not seen them yet, the photos from my 3-day Breast Cancer walk are here.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

And for those of you interested in any of my PhD work, we have to maintain a blog for my Introduction to Transatlantic History class. You can spy on me here
Seeing as Cindy posted my blog up on the Poindexter Girls page, and it noted that it has been 7 months since I updated... I guess I had better do some updating! I will get some stuff up here this week! I have Summer things to post and Breast Cancer 3-day things to post.... So.. stay tuned!

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

When I heard that one in eight women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer, I thought about people I know and if any of them had been diagnosed. I realized that I have a good friend who lost his mom, a cousin who lost her mother-in-law, and a friend Vicki who is a breast cancer SURVIVOR!! All of these people in my life have been affected by breast cancer. I don't have a lot of money, and I can't find a cure for cancer, but I found out that there was something that I could do. I'm walking in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Breast Cancer 3-Day November 7-9, 2008. It's a three-day, 60-mile (yes, SIXTY-MILE) walk that raises funds for Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the National Philanthropic Trust Breast Cancer Fund. The walk was begun because everyone deserves a lifetime. Every mother, every sister, every daughter, every family member male or female deserves to know a life free from breast cancer. It's going to be tough to fit fundraising and training into my busy schedule, but I know I can do it. I'm going to raise $5000.00 for the cause. Here's where you come in. You can support me by making a donation. Follow the link below to visit my personal fundraising webpage and make a donation. If you don't want to give online, you can download and print a donation form from that page to send in a donation via mail. (To my international friends, the mail-in form doesn't apply to you, only the on-line option.) Thank you for your support. I'd appreciate it if you could make your donation by September 1, 2008, so I'll have plenty of time to reach my goal. I'll keep you updated on my progress as I fundraise and train - and send you a picture of me on the finish line! Check my personal page for my blog about this experience! Thanks so much for all the love, help and support!! Mylynka Click here to visit my personal page.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Boobies, Breasts, Knockers, Hooters, etc. Now I have your attention, I have something very exciting to anounce! I just signed up for the Breast Cancer 3-Day! What does this mean and why am I so excited? Well, it means I will be walking 60 (yes SIXTY) miles in three days AND I will be raising LOTS of money for Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Research!! YAY! This also means I am going to be training like crazy between now and November; AND I will be soliciting EVERYONE I KNOW for donations! I will keep you all posted and hope you will all cheer me on in this incredible challenge! I also hope you will donate. I will have a website set up soon and you will know when I do! I am so excited and a little afraid of the challenges I will face. Of course, this doesn't compare to the challenges women diagnosed with breast cancer face.

Friday, January 11, 2008

We are going to San Fran!!! I am so EXCITED! For several reasons I shall now enumerate in no particular order: 1. I love, love, LOVE San Francisco and have not been since 2001. 2. Lupe is going for the very first time!! 3. We will be seeing & and staying with my cousin Sarah! 4. The reason for the trip is a Marie-Antoinette exhibit there. See it here: 5. We will be there for Valentine's Day.... awwwww. 6. Did I mention I LOVE that city???? So, in case you have not noticed, I am a wee bit excited! I am going to be in one of my favorite cities with my man enjoying many things and getting to see my cousin, who we only see once or twice a year. Oh, and I'll be doing thesis research, too... yea, that...

Friday, December 28, 2007

Hello, Hello! I think that I may be getting rid of MySpace and Facebook and just going back to this "old school" blog.... just a blog... no quizzes, games, zombies, or other weirdness, just words and photos. We shall see. I have been enjoying my recent blogging on MySpace and think it will translate well here. I am ready for a kinder, gentler blog/internet experience. So if I come back will you?

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Hello hello! Lupe & I have been renovating the kitchen and dining room. The last time it had a "makeover" was by the previous owners sometime in the mid-80s. It was "Kuntry Kute" - ACK! We have stripped every last bit of country (slate blue & dusty rose) from the conjoined rooms and have updated with snazzy black & white tiled floors, sponge painted walls in gold tones, crackle painted cabinets and trim... Today's projects are painting the lower cabinets (red wine color) and sponging the walls with the 3rd color (Buried Treasure... who names paint?? lol). The place is looking really good and unfortunately will spawn projects all over the house... next up will mist likely be the living room as it is tied to the dining room... Keep an eye open for an upcoming slideshow of the progress. M.