Monday, May 10, 2010

Because I love my mom

Here is a super cute picture of my duck fluffed-haired mom on her mighty scooter at the property in Deep Creek. It's been two years now since we lost her to breast cancer (cancer sucks!). This past Saturday I celebrated just how much I love my mamacita by walking in the Susan G. Koman Race for a Cure for the 2nd year in a row...... Because I love my mom....I got up at 5a.m. this Saturday (of course this is a re-enactment...I can't operate a blow dryer and a curling iron at 5am let alone a camera to document that I got up that early on a non-work day).Because I love my mom....I geared up in this years darling race shirt. P.S. when the race is over, these shirts, paired with some comfy sweat pants, make perfect night shirts! I love them! Because I love my mom.....not so promptly at 6:30am I climbed aboard a Carrigan-mobile with Uncle Jill, Casuree, Baby Yo (and her Jimmy Jets) and Uncle Jill's BFF and my BFCW (that's code for bestest-fun-co-worker) Lynne (who managed to escape being photographed) to hit the road and grab a quick nutritious breakfast to eat on our way to the big city of Salt Lake. You gotta make sure that you have all the right proteins and carbs and electrolytes and vitamin type things in your body when participating in events such as this one. I chose a Diet Coke and Ho-Ho's. I think I read about their protein and carbs and electrolyte and vitamin goodnesses in a magazine somewhere once.
Because I love my mom.....when we arrived at the race we got to make "in memory" signs to wear. Mother's day was the day after the race and my mom's birthday will be on Friday the 14th (one week after the race). How appropriate for us that this race gets to happen right during her two special days. I like to think that they race people did that on purpose, just for her cuz they love her too. Because I love my mom......we waited in a forever bathroom line for a quick potty break before the race started. Here's a pic of the line from inside the bathroom (that's camera has no shame, it will take pictures inside the bathroom). The line looks harmless right? Oh nooooooo....
because here's the line on the outside of the bathroom. This is so appropriate for my mom. We were always waiting in a potty line together. I think she sent this little line down to us as a "HELLO GIRLS" message. "Hi Mom" right back at ya! Because I love my mom....I participated in this mob. Stacy doesn't like to be around alot of people. Stacy gets the hee-bee-gee-bees in crowds. Stacy's shoulders hunch up under her ears when she gets around so many bodies in one place. Stacy may have to start drinking if she is going to continue to participate in this activity for her mother! Just like last year, the amount of people that were there stretches out so far in front of us that you really can't see/comprehend where it all ends. In case you really want to know, it was reported that there were 18, 000 people there. The heads end at the bottom of the mountain in the picture below.
Because I love my mom...... I allowed my self to be accosted by Ronald McDonald.Yo- R.'s called a "personal space issue" and some us of have a "huge one". I'm still pulling red clown hair outta my ear area. Because I love my mom....I made a fool out of myself in another attempt to get myself on the news again this year. This was as close as I got---hurling myself against the KSL 5 news building. Get it? I'm "ON" the news? Ha ha! My mom would have laughed (and probably peed a little in the process).
Because I love my mom......I got wayyyyyy too close to this guy who was wearing nothing more than a bright pink Speedo and a cape. Poor little was only 40 degrees that morning. Not good (for him)! 'Scuse me while I go drink some bleach to get this sight out of my head.
Because I love my mom.....I had to walk next to a little boy who was asking his dad what this sign said:
Note to parents: It's a breast cancer event. There's alot of "boob" jokes. Most of the participants make their own shirts and signs and the language has to do with the chesticle area (again, because it is a breast cancer event). If you are going to bring your little ones, be prepared!
My favorite shirt (that I didn't get a pic of) was worn by an older gentleman and it read "Find a cure already! Pink is not my color". If you want to read more funny shirts, scroll back to last year's post---there were a lot of those shirts re-run this year.
Because I love my mom......I indulged and bought cute "pink" stuff. How can I pass on cute pink water?
Because I love my mom.....I had hair dresser Diane do Pancho's hair for this event in a lovely bright pink shade so that he matched all the other cute pink stuff going on.
Just kidding...this isn't Pancho. Like Timmy would EVER let me do this to HIS dog!

Because I love my mom...... I allowed myself to be a total geek. You see, I love this local morning show called "Good Things Utah" which is hosted by four of our local news ladies. But since it comes on a 10am and since that is smack-dab in the middle of the work day, the only way I get to watch it is to record it. The geek in me then stays in my jammies on Friday morning and watches all weeks worth of Good Things Utah while drinking my coffee and eating my cereal. So the geek in my totally took over when I saw the girls from Good Things Utah at one of the booths at the finish line.

This is Annie Cutler who is a reporter for abc4News and a fill in on Good Things Utah.
And this is Angie Larsen who is a reporter and a host of Good Things Utah. Can you see me geek-giggling while I'm standing there with those local television super stars?
Yo-A. Larsen..... it's called a "personal space issue" and some of us have a "huge one". I"m still pulling her loud cheerleading out of my ear area.
What a wonderful, wonderful day showing my mom how much I love her. Thanks Uncle Jill for signing us up and getting us there! It was a beautiful day (seriously, considering that there had been rain, wind and snow just days before). The sun was shining and it wasn't too cold (except for Speedo man and that was his own fault) and it wasn't too hot. What can I was PERFECT!!


SHIRLEE said...

What an awesome tribute, I just love reading your stories. You are an incredible writer and a wonderful daughter. Your Mamacita would be very proud. Love you lots

Lynne said...

Stacy, I had a wonderful time, thanks for letting me join the team. A special thanks to you for inviting me, my BFF was slacking. Love to you.

Teresa said...

Looks like you had a great time.