Tuesday, May 4, 2010

So Many Things

So many things to talk about and while I have extra time this morning (due to a 2 hour late start at school) I'll update you.
First, the Brittney Landsverk Memorial Scholarship fundraiser was an awesome, overwhelming success. I was privileged enough to be asked to make the donation box for this event and it turned out beautifully! The event was held at Basilleo's Pizza in Faribault and will be a yearly event on the first Saturday in May in honor of Brittney who is presumed drowned and still missing. Everyday we pray for her to be found so that the family can finally have closure. I am honored to be a part of this as my niece Megan is on the Faribault Emeralds danceline team. The scholarship will go to a graduating member of the Emeralds danceline team as Brittney was on the danceline and a dancer for many years. She was only 20 when a car she was riding in went into the Cannon River.
For May Day, my sister and another danceline mom made a May Day basket with 20 roses in it and asked me to compose a poem that was sort of from the dancers. The family loved it.
Here's what I wrote:
Brittney Rose
20 years have gone by,
20 roses will wilt and die.
To our hearts we held you dear,
To our hearts you'll always be near.
15 years of song and dance,
15 years we've had the chance,
To watch and admire you grow and bloom,
And always never any gloom.
We'll never forget you
Our teammate and friend,
And we'll always remember to smile
Until the end.
Brittney Rose you'll always be,
A Faribault Emerald to our team.
And now it's time for you to shine,
For a team that's so much more divine.
Once again, I feel honored to be able to contribute my talents where they are needed. I may not be able to contribute money, but I can offer my services.
In other news Tommy was stuck on I-40 just outside of Nashville on Sunday. They shut all roads down going into and out of Nashville, so he (and many other truckers) had to park on the side of the highway until the police re-routed them to another road. He finally made it to his destination drop east of Nashville this morning. From there he'll pick up a load in Danville, TN and head to Wisconsin and then home for the Mother's Day weekend.
Speaking of Mother's Day weekend, I have to work Saturday night at the hotel. I still have that job, just on weekends now until school is out and then I can pick up more hours during the week. My part time day job will start winding down now and I continue to look for a law office job close by. Those are few and far between though. I may have to suck it up and start looking towards the Twin Cities or Rochester areas.
Not sure what we are doing on Mother's Day yet since I am working overnights, I may just stay home. We were invited to my aunt's house, so we'll see how I feel. Sleep is essential for the control of my seizures and my #1 priority.
Erik and I ripped out the front flower box weeds and I plan on planting some hostas and other stuff in there this weekend if it doesn't rain and the sun shines. It's supposed to be chilly out, so we'll see how far I get.
That's enough for today. I'll update more later on in the week. Happy Tuesday!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That was a nice poem....and a great tribute!