Monday, May 16, 2011

Hello? Anyone there??

Does anyone remember me? I need to re-introduce myself??  lol..........

So...what I thought would be a return to blogging this week..........has resulted in an even MORE extended break......but only for good reasons!!!

Remember that other volunteering gig I do.........helping out my college softball team, Sacred Heart University? Well, they've made it to the NCAA Regional Tournament!!!!  Can I get a whoop-whoop??

Yes...........and what does that mean??  Ms. Maria is flying out to College Station, TX.....home of Texas A&M on Wednesday!!!!!!  Hello.......Kathy.....Lynn......Anne Marie? You Texas gals anywhere near College Station???

The games start on Friday and we play Texas A&M first (top seed in bracket).  You can follow along HERE.  Go PIONEERS!!!!!!!!

So, what I thought would be an easy and relaxing week has turned in to A LOT of shuffling!!!!

Also........we've found a place for Haylee in North I'll be driving her down there the first weekend in June (yippee!) with my co-volunteer Gretchen.  Thanks to all of you who posted good wishes for her :)

Oh - by the way........our Allyson Rioux Memorial Foundation fundraiser went great!!  We had a PERFECT blue sky day and temps in the mid-70's for the golfers.  The Celebration Dinner was terrific and I was just TRULY AMAZED at one of our beneficiaries.....a 45-year old mother of two who had a MASSIVE stroke on December 26, 2010 and CAME TO THE DINNER and was WALKING AND TALKING!!!  A true MIRACLE!!!

OK - just wanted to post this update and let you know I am STILL around!!!   Just not around 'blogger'.

Seriously - Texas girls - let me know if you are close to A&M :)

Thanks for your visit!


Vicki said...

Maria, you rock! But, when do you sleep?!?!?!! I am inspired on every visit to your blog! You live life fully and give so much of yourself to others! And, yeah, you do some awesome stuff with paper, too!! Safe travels, big cheers, and blessings to you!

Kathy and Lucky said...

You are one busy lady!!!! Glad to hear about Haylee, hope that works out. We are about 4 hours north of College Station, it is closer to Houston, than Dallas :( I will be routing for y'all, that is so wonderful, Congrats!!! Congrats also on the fundraising event, that is so great and what a miracle for that mom. You are a true blessing to so many with all you do :)

Cindy said...

Well, glad you have all good new to share!!! Hopefully you will be back to crafting and blogging soon!!!
Lucky Haylee!!

jimlynn said...

No, we haven't forgotten you!
Glad the benefit went good and you had pretty weather and also really glad you found a place for Haylee!
Now, on to the ball game!!! Great news! Actually A&M is about 4 hours from me -Sniff, sniff! My son graduated from there before he went to law school at Texas Tech but I'll go ahead and yell for your team on this one! I will try to catch it on TV - depending on what time yall play as we're going to be in Waco then - that's probably a little closer to Aggie Land but my brother is giving a talk at the Texas Ranger Museum on his latest book he wrote and so I can't get out of that one! I'll be with you in spirit though and wish your team good luck! Just remember when all those Aggies start hollering Whoop, Whoop - you need to holler back WOOT, WOOT!
Hope you have a great time!

Anne Marie said...

Hi there! Of course we remember you! Lol! Yee haw, your coming to Texas! Congrats on getting to the tournament. That is awesome news! College Station is about 2 1/2 hours from me. :) How long will you be here??

I'm so happy you found a place for Ms. Haylee, too. Such a sad thing about the other place, but at least you know she will be safe and well cared for.

Meg said...

Woohoo! Congrats and good luck to Sacred Heart! (shhh, don't tell the Aggies in my fam I said that!) And congrats on finding a new place for Haylee AND a great fundraiser! You are rocking and rolling, girl!

MiamiKel said...

Of course you are remembered - no need to reinto :) I have been praying for and rooting for Haylee and through my teary eyes am glad to see that she will find her new home :) Happy travels to Texas - here's your whoot, whoot and good luck to the team :) xoxo

Audrey Pettit said...

Wow! Such awesome things are going on for you these days, Maria! I am so happy for all your good news! Have a wonderful time on your Texas trip. :)

Monica said...

How did I miss these posts, Maria??? Now I know where you have been... you are such a giving soul. No wonder I am a big fan of yours.

xxx Monica

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