Nice to find you here under the light of the Lamp Post
on this glorious September night.
Northwestern Pennsylvania is in full splendor.
The days are sunny and beautiful,
golden and warm.
The nights are cool and crisp,
perfect for sleeping.
The grape harvest started!
My whole town smells like grape juice!
The Lamp Post is across the street from this winery,
6 Mile Cellars.
They have an impressive barn that they have remodeled into a winery.
Come check it out this fall!
Our own barn-build project is coming along nicely.
Thanks to help of Buddha Kitty,
the CJ Kelly Construction mascot.
He watches over the job site to make sure everything runs smoothly.
I've been having lots of fun with Buddha Kitty.
I placed him in the High Cat Temple in the trees,
and on top of the Homeless Shelter for feral cats.
My Christian cats are very accepting of Buddha Kitty.
They ran away for one night in protest,
but came back a day later for the food.
My cats don't like Buddhism that much,
and don't like dogs either--
but they better get used to the Husky,
because that's my animal.
I've gotten a lot of inquires about the Barber Beast on the Bay
that I participated in last weekend.
The post prior to this one explains the event a little more.
Here is most of my giant team--
they all didn't fit in the photo,
and some of them took off in earlier waves.
Search the crowd.
tap on the photo and pull it apart with your index finger and thumb.
Do you see someone who looks like you?
Your fitness level?
I hope you all answered yes, because this event is for everyone.
If you even have a twinge of feeling like you want to do this--
make it a goal for yourself.
And you know what the first step to achieving that goal is?Put it on the calendar,
then create a timeline for yourself.
Right now the sign up is $50 for early registration.
You can sign up for just $1 if you want to fund raise.
Natalie is fund raising this year....
yes, you all will have another chance at Happy People shirts
(and hoodies just for Cousin Bonnie--I'll even let her help design them).
The race is expensive to put on with 30 obstacles over the course of ten miles.
The event will soon cost $75 to register,
and not long after that, $100 or over.
The time to sign up is NOW.
Here is the link to the sign up.
I'd love it if you were on my team:
Choose the JOIN A TEAM option
and make sure SuperFriends 4 (Krauza) is lighlighted.
Choose the 9:00 wave--
it's reserved just for our team.
Dear Students Past and Present,
16 years old or older,
LET'S DO THIS!I'd love for you to join me--
plus I need strong young 'uns to push me over the walls.
Next September is a long way off,
so you may need smaller goals to serve as checkpoints.
The one I personally recommend to get you started is
the Her Times 5K race on October 1st.
The race is designed especially for women,
and it is particularly friendly for brand new runners.
My girls and I are signed up for it.
At only $17 to feel good about yourself
(and get a t-shirt),
it's a steal.
Here is the link to sign up for the Her Times 5K
Goals are a good thing.
Our Puttarama Princess did great in her Putt A Thon
to raise money for the newly established Lady Huskies Girls Golf Team.
She set a goal of 80 puts out of 100,
and didn't my darn girl go and make 81!
Pressure is a funny thing--
she started out rough,
then got frustrated,
and remembered her goal and focused and pulled it out in the end!
PSU fans never gave up on our goal--
that we'd have a strong team again after the sanctions were lifted.
We've got two happy fans this weekend.
Answer that inner voice that is whispering to you
'about something you always wanted to do.
Commit to doing it and write it on the calendar.
Pick a few checkpoints along the way
and make some achievable mini-goals.
Reward yourself as you accomplish them.
You were made for greatness--
now go out and be great!