Hey everyone! I'm back from a short trip early in the week and believe it or not, they are getting the same crappy weather in Indiana, Ohio, and Michigan. This trip was especially important to me because I needed reassurance that the girls would do well without me around. I haven't traveled in nearly 6 weeks and they were growing awfully "clingy" to me. I know...I know...they have done just fine without me time and time again, but a dad just likes to feel like the world doesn't revolve without him. They did really well and Stephanie says they were perfect.
Today I had a unique opportunity. I was invited by staff at Missouri Western State University to do a videotaped interview that will be edited and used for a course titled "Fitness and Wellness." The interview was conducted at a cool little coffee shop in St. Joseph, MO and went well. I don't know how well I can speak to cancer awareness and prevention, but I did my best to be brief, but honest in the short interview. Truth is, I could probably speak about our experiences long enough to last an entire semester, but I don't think it would be fitting in a Fitness and Wellness course. I really appreciated the fact that I was asked to do the interview, and it was actually kind of cool sitting down to chat with three cameras shooting us from different angles. I guess deep down, no matter how remote the chance, I hope the interview leads to the discovery of a person's medical condition that the patient or doctor may initially assume is something less concerning than it really is. Cancer or not, early detection is obviously key in most illnesses.
Many are wondering..."When do the tickets for the Wind That Shakes the Barley event go on sale?" The tickets are actually at the printer as I speak...errr...type...and should be available by the weekend at the following venues: Browne's Irish Market, Eddie Delahunt's Cafe &, Doherty & Sullivan's in Lees Summit, and the Trouser Mouse in Blue Springs. There will also be a limited number of tickets available via Paypal on the Jennifer Ireland Foundation website. I will officially let you know when I know the day. Considering there are less than 300 tickets available, I feel like I need to keep you informed up to the minute!