Category Archives: Me

It’s Friday!

I like sleeping!

I like sleeping!

I’m having so much fun in Georgia with my daughter and her family! The newest addition to the family wasn’t quite ready to face Friday. Seems like she’d rather sleep while her brother is going full speed ahead!

Guess who likes to ride?

Guess who likes to ride?

Guess who likes to ride?

My son-in-law, riding his Yamaha Vino, with my grandson. My grandson loves wearing his helmet – safety first! ūüôā

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Delta Upgraded the Waiting Area

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This is the updated waiting area around gate G at the Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport (MSP). It has individual seating equipped with iPads and electrical outlets.  The wow factor was off the charts. Not sure how many gates have been updated, but Delta really did a great job on this one!

Fall in Minnesota

The snow isn’t going to last long with temperatures going into the forties, but it sure is beautiful! Be careful my fellow Minnesotans it is slick out there!

Fall in Minnesota

Fall in Minnesota

Cancer Bites

Hey there friends! Hope all is well with you and yours. My world has been turned upside down in the last couple of weeks. About two weeks ago my sister was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and had surgery a few days later. I’m about four hundred miles away from her and unable to get down there. She’s home recovering.

Let me tell you a little bit about my older sister. We’re sixteen months apart and grew up doing everything together. She is the bold outspoken one. She is smart and giving. She’s married with four adult children and grandmother to eight. She was the one that was there to step-up and help our mom after dad died suddenly. Then a couple years later when mom’s health deteriorated she was there caring and making decisions on her behalf. I love her a lot.

Ladies, please take your health seriously. The signs and symptoms for ovarian cancer are vague at best and many times thought to be something else. Check out Mayo Clinic’s health information for symptoms and more. My sister doesn’t have health insurance so ignored many of the symptoms until her daughters strongly suggested she see her doctor. It was diagnosed rather quickly.¬†Not sure what the future holds for her. We are praying for the best long-term outcome.

I also found out my cousin’s daughter is just completing chemo for ovarian cancer. Needless to say I went to the doctor to talk all this through. I ended up having the¬†recommended screening, an ultrasound. The test showed no ovarian/uterine cancer. Gals, when was your last check-up? Please, please don’t wait or put it off–get in there!! And don’t ignore symptoms … please!

Cancer bites.

Treatment for Chemical Dependency

Had a full weekend that include some chemical dependency treatment … a.k.a. getting a color blast to my hair. Sorry, but I love telling people I’ve been to treatment for chemical dependency and seeing the pitiful looks and, “I’m so sorry” comments.

Treatment for Chemical Dependency

Treatment for Chemical Dependency

Okay, so my chemical dependency involves me getting rid of my grey or is it gray hair disguised a.k.a. dyed.

I took my motorcycle to get my hair done and then went to Costco. Not sure how I can spend almost $100 and taking everything home on my motorcycle without hubby.

Any one else chemically dependent?

New Skill Added to my Repertoire

Lately my hubby and I have been catching some Top Shot on Netflix. It is quite a show with skilled marksmen and women competing in historically based events. After watching a couple really talented women on the show I posted on my Facebook page I’d love to try shooting. It didn’t take but a day to be invited by a coworker to women’s night at Metro Gun Club.

My first event was indoor shooting a 22 caliber handgun. (I have no clue what gun I was using.) I received one-on-one training on gun safety and handling. I’m a lefty and just happened to have a left handed trainer! I took my first shot and it was in the black circle at 12 o’clock. Second shot 7 o’clock in the black. Then I grouped the next three fairly tight. Wow. That was fun! My second round first shot hit just shy of center! Again, the rest of the shots fell within the black ring. Beginner’s luck I’m sure.

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Gun safety and handling training before shooting. Check out my shots!

After finishing up here I headed outside to try my hand shooting a rifle. This time I happened to catch the name a Remington 1100. This time my instructor was a young lady. I believe someone said she is a former Miss Minnesota.

Receiving instruction using a Remington 1100

Receiving instruction using a Remington 1100

Pull then fire

Pull then fire

This time I wasn’t as lucky. I missed the clay pigeon three times. But, please notice I was doing this in my wedge sandals! I don’t know what I was thinking. I knew I was going to the gun club straight from work. My blog is called Helmet or Heels so I guess it fits!

At the end of the evening they called all the women back to see who won the indoor target shooting. They called out me and another woman! What?! Apparently, we tied for first place. To break the tie we had to pick a number between 1 and 10. I lost, but had a lot fun!

Tied for first place indoor shooting!

Tied for first place indoor shooting!

I didn't pick the right number and lost but still had a boat-load of fun!

I didn’t pick the right number and lost but still had a boat-load of fun!

Well, maybe saying I added a new skill to my repertoire is a bit of an overstatement. It was more of an experience!

P.S.¬†Please don’t go all anti-gun on me because what I did was in a controlled environment with professional supervision at a gun range.

34 years and Counting

Today hubby and I celebrated our 34th Anniversary! It has been an incredible adventure together. How’d we make it this far? Love.

Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance. (1 Corinthians 13:4-7 NLT)

We don’t always get it right, but we don’t give up. It is worth it!

34 years and counting!!

34 years and counting!!

Happy Birthday Hubby!

Today is my hubby’s birthday. We both had to work, but were able to go for our first ride of the season together today after work. It was glorious!

Happy Birthday to the love of my life!

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Photo by Joy Cannis Photography