Saturday, March 31, 2012


Christy and I are signed up to run the Firefly race tonight. Who would have thought that the temperature would be in the 80's , I mean this is still March. We picked up our packets on Thursday and I did a little retail therapy, buying a new running skirt and a top. On the way home we noticed a large field of bluebonnets so stopped to get some pictures.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012


It all started with a Christmas gift from my friend. A puzzle of yarns and knitting needles and lots of bright colors. I finished it and then when I was in Costco I spied puzzles. I thought I would challenge myself so I picked the mother giraffe. It was hard. I didn't think I would finish it but I did. While I was in Tuesday Mornings I spotted another puzzle. My granddaughter was with me and said I should get the bird in the nest because it looked easy. I did. It wasn't. Today I finished it and I am puzzled out, but they have been great fun to work and have kept me busy.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

It's Spring

Spring was ushered in with a flash of lightning and the sound of thunder. Big storms are moving through the area but I'm hoping the sky will clear and I will be able to get out for a run. Actually I have gone back to a basic run/walk program.
Friday and Saturday saw me out on the trails enjoying the warm weather and mother nature. The wild flowers are popping up in the fields, dotting them with lots of color.
Yesterday I took my husband for his pre-op, surgery is next Monday. By the time we got home it was too windy to get out and I had to go to Target to fill a prescription for him. Bought myself some yellow tulips, jelly beans and peeps and made an Easter arrangement.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

March Curse

My computer broke and had to be sent to Indiana to be fixed. In the mean time I had a lap top and an Ipad to use but didn't like either. I kept making so many mistakes that I just said the hell with it. The computer is back and I can now blog and do the other things I did on it. I missed reading so many blogs.

My husbands back has been bad since December and after going through injections with out any relief they have decided to do surgery the end of this month.

The temperature has reached the 80's this week and our air conditioner broke on Tuesday. The part is in so they will be here tomorrow to repair it.

Oh yeah, and the roof leaks and I have a ceiling in the kitchen where it drips out.

Do you think with this kind of luck I should buy a lottery ticket?

Friday, March 2, 2012

Cowtown Race Report

Last Saturday morning Christy and I left the house at 5 am and headed to Ft. Worth for the Cowtown 10K race. This was our first time for doing this race. The day before I had gone to the expo and picked up our packets and a cute shirt. The 5K and 10K are run on Saturday and the half and full marathon and ultra marathon are run on Sunday, so there are lots of people. The temperature was around 40 and we were able to wait inside until the start.

There were 25,000 signed up for this race and start time was 7 am. We lined up and then waited . It wasn't long until the horn blew and we started. Immediately there was a long hill for us to run up. I always say if you want to find a hill in Texas, sign up for a race. This one was full of hills. Once we got to the top of the hill there was a down hill and then we were on a residential street for quite some time. The homes were beautiful and people were out cheering us on.
The street ended up at the Trinity Trails and this part I loved, the river was to the left, there were lots of people around and the day was beautiful. Christy was ahead of me because I had had some problems with stones in shoes and bathrooms.
I finished the race in 1:33:46, not a bad time. I met up with Christy at the finish and then we went inside to have some food and look at the expo. I would do this again next year and then it will say on my bib, 2nd time running. Everyone received a medal which was nice.