Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Jantsen's Gift

I had a wonderful opportunity at work last week that I can't believe I haven't shared before now!  Have you heard of Pam Cope?  No?  Well, neither had I.  She was listed as a guest speaker for a women's initiative group.  I'm on a committee for the group but knowing nothing about the guest speaker, I honestly thought, "oh great, here we go".  Speaker series are great and all, but honestly, busy as I have been at work, I was soooo close to skipping it and chalking it up to another "ra ra ra, go team go" type of afternoon.  But, thank goodness I took the time to attend.  She is absolutely amazing.  I've attached a video clip below, which gives you an idea of not only what her story is, which is pretty incredible in its own right, but more importantly, what she does.  It will blow your mind!  I read her book "Jantsen's Gift" in seriously like two days and it is beyond inspiring.  So, as Pam would ask, what will be your Mark?  How will you impact lives and leave the world a better place because YOU existed?  I know I'm coming up with my answers.  What are yours?

P.S.  The video is almost five minutes long but I can almost guarantee that if you  take the time to watch it, you'll be googling Pam Cope and her work.  Here's a good starting point:

Monday, December 6, 2010

Doing a Little Bit Better at the Turner Household!

The little booger (Riley, my dog) went back to the vet this morning since I was working at home to take care of him today.  It was good news and bad news andI won't bore you with the details but instead will just say that if you are dog lover keep this little man in your prayers.  He sure is a good dog.  He's not in pain and it seems like we are going to get a while longer with him.  Now it's just up to me and Dude's Dude to let him know he's loved and keep him comfortable.  I need to get back to work but this is where he's been all day today, sitting by me while I work away.  I'm telling ya, he really is a good little dog!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Oh, 2010... I'm so over you

So, let the record reflect that I'm officially 100% OVER 2010. As if I hadn't already decided this was my roughest year to date, my poor dog is at the hospital as I type. He went to the vet this morning and the vet's machine that analyzes blood mysteriously broke at noon when they were scheduled to close. I know, ironic right?!?!? The vet said we could get the results Monday... if Riley made it that long. So we took him to a 24 hour ER vet clinic. His red blood count which should be between 60 and 70 was at 13.  His white blood count was much too high and his platelette count was off as well.  So, we are currently halfway through a blood transfusion, waiting to see if it works and keeping our fingers crossed. He's definitely part of the Turner family and we sure are worried about him.

Oh, and let the record further reflect I have not spent this much in one day with the exception of buying a car. Double whammy. But definitely worth it for my poor doggie. Here's a pic of my sweet boy when we left him for his blood transfusion. Bless his heart!