Thursday, May 24, 2012

Life... do we really know the out come?

Ok I know this blog was start to keep everyone "abreast" of our motor cycle ride to raise funds for local breast cancer patients... But tonight I am going another way... off the beaten path, so to speak... These last couple weeks have been hard at times... Just found out that my aunt has been very sick, then this week to find out she has cancer of the liver. Tonight I went to see her in hospices, knowing that it would be the very last time I would see her alive was so hard. Her body was there, but her spit fire spirit was not. Being a small framed women with a southern accent, good cook & a great person inside & out! I know she will be missed by so many people when she leaves this world. As I listened to her daughters talk, my aunt had breast cancer years ago. Not many knew about it, or lets say I didn't know about it until a year or so ago. One wonders if the breast cancer that started years ago, was this the reason that she is suffering now too? Even tho that it is in another part of her body, some say it can be still classified as breast cancer. She went through treatments and you would think that everything was good, but as I watched her lay there, I wanted so much to ask why, why is this happening? It makes no sense at all to me, why one person that is so good has to suffer so much, AND why there are criminals out there that take other people lives that live a healthy life? I don't think we will every know the answer to these questions, or the fact that this should of been caught faster than it was. Then when I hear how some people think that they are so "holy-er" than others, judging people by what they wear for clothes, what they drive, or the piercing or tattoos that they have. Is it the fact of all these things? Or should it be what is inside a person? I have tattoos, and hope that no one judges me by them, some can be seen if I want them to be seen, other wise no one notices them. I look at it as art, not "oh a dirty person..." My thought for tonight as I finish my "standing on my soap box", is please be kind to others, as you don't know what they are going through, they can be smiling on the outside, but inside crying. No one knows what the out come of life will bring us, just Thank God that you wake up every day and pray when you go to sleep that you will awake in the morning to another glorious day (even tho the weather maybe bad, or work sucks) it is another day to be alive! This is another reason that early detection can save lives, and keep getting checked. If you know something isn't right inside & doctors are not giving you the answers you think you need it is your given right to get a second option! Please get your checkups & Be safe out there~ ~~ Angel Ride Girl~~

Saturday, May 19, 2012

As the Memorial Day is coming up so fast, its hard to believe that summer is just around the bend! This year so far the weather has been overly nice! Having the windows open & listening to the birds wake you up in the morning is so nice!! Also hearing the sounds of motorcycles off in the distances makes you want to be out on the open road with the wind blowing through your hair! I am also hoping that everyone is safe while they ride or drive. Heard on the radio the other day if a motorcycle is a less then a block away from you that if you hold up a pencil that it will block out the bike from your sight. Doesn't make any sense, but it is true! The other day a 75 year old man was killed on his bike when a car hit him from behind. What a horrible thing to happen. So sad for the family. You hear of many accidents on bikes, and it is sad that it has to happen and you wonder why too. I know from where I live I see kids (of all ages) racing up and down our high way, at high rates of speed, and have witness some pulling wheelies as they are going at these high rate of speed.I pray that no one pulls out and hits them, or that they don't hit loose gravel as they would not be able to have any control of their bike. You may ask why am I so down tonight... well next weekend is the JJ Bonnell Memorial Ride... It'll be our 1st poker run of the year of many! Last year there were so many cycle accidents on, during, and after these rides. I am just hoping that everyone watches out when they go on these rides, whether it be the cars or other cycles! Now on a note about the Angel Ride! We are getting our shirts in! The colors of the shirts are sapphire blue & black! We got hoodies too! The strappies will be coming in soon! We are selling them at Party Productions and will get some into Community Tap here in Ft Dodge! The shirts are pretty neat this year! I am still seeing the years prior shirts too & it is awesome seeing people wear them! I know I have one of each year since it started! And love wearing them! So when you get your shirts, don't just wear them on the ride, WEAR THEM WITH PRIDE! Thanks for following me on my blog. I hope to write more as it gets closer! Take Care~ Ride Safe~ Angel Ride Girl

Sunday, May 13, 2012

The Angels have been busy!

The weather outside has been amazing! Getting warmer, and the flowers have been blooming for a couple months now! Having the windows open is a plus as I can hear the motorcycles drive past the house! I just hope that when everyone is out on the road that they watch out for the bikes! Don't like to hear of any accidents! WOW! The Angel Ride "Angels" have been busy! We are getting the new shirts and many other 'new' items to sell! Seems like we get more & more ideas from the people that we meet too!
We went out to the Crossroads Mall here in Ft Dodge, to sell things at the Women's Expo! Got a great place to set up, as when you walked into the front doors there was a 4' pink ribbon that could be seen a long ways away! It was a fun Saturday morning! The guys there were running the music gave us some good ideas, and one even wore a headband with pink breast cancer ribbons bouncing on top & a pink boa!! "Real Mean Do Wear PINK!" Our helpers are out on the beaten path trying to get donations for our July 14th ride. So if you have any donations, please get a hold of a committee member! In June we are going to be busy for the first couple weeks! Hope that some of you stop by these places to say HI! June 2nd is the kick off to the FRONTIERS DAY PARADE here in Dodge! We will be in the parade, and some of the 'Angels' will be selling baked goods (fruit too) at the parade at Sneakers Pub on central! They will also be selling shirts too! FRIDAY June 8th there is going to be a "GARAGE SALE" at Community Tap 2026 5th Ave So Ft Dodge noon to dark! With the band Salty View playing! If anyone wants to donate "GOOD" used items for the garage sale please contact Sally or Mycheal at Community 515-955-3132 ALSO on June 8th some of the Angels will be out to Mineral City Speedway 6-?? selling shirts and items for the kids (Pink of course!) Should have some kid shirts in to sell too! Then we wake up to Saturday June 9th at KUM & GO 115 No 22nd St in Ft Dodge, a friend of mine set up a car wash with all proceeds going to the Angel Ride! We have such awesome people out there wanting to help this cause! And so many people need these funds too! So we are so happy to have these chances to do 'new' and exciting events! One last thing before I sign off for the night, we are also doing a "CHAIRS FOR CHARITY". A couple years ago we did the "Bras for the Cause" this year I am asking people to make "Chairs" they can be theme chairs such as football teams, wild life, school chairs, what ever they come up with, THE ONLY THING IS... I want each chair to have a pink ribbon on it some where some how! And please everyone that is making a chair, please sign the bottom of the chair so we know who it is from, or sign the top, just want you to be known for your chair! Right now we have kids chairs, small tables, and regular chairs being made! Let your ideas go wild!! When you get the chairs painted, please upload your picture to the ANGEL RIDE TO SAVE THE TATAS ~~FACEBOOK PAGE!!! This way we can let others see how they look! We will be placing a chair at each of the stops to have them raffle off the chair, or how ever they want to do it! With all the funds coming back for the Angel Ride cause! I know I can't wait to see how they all turn out! Thanks again for supporting the Angel Ride... We can't do it without your help! "Together we can do it" Ride Safe~ Angel Ride Girl