"You will have significant experiences. I hope that you will write them down and keep a record of them, that you will read them from time to time and refresh your memory of those meaningful and significant things. Some may be funny. Some may be significant only to you. Some of them may be sacred and quietly beautiful. Some may build one upon another until they represent a lifetime of special experiences." ~Gordon B. Hinckley

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

10 K

The last time I actually ran an entire 10k was a 'few' years ago when my SIL Shelby and I ran London's Run down in Queen Creek.

We have been talking about working up to do the Turkey Trot this year, and asked ourselves why drive and pay the money? But we really wanted to train and have our own 'Turkey Trot-ish' on Thanksgiving morning. No t-shirt, no everybody and their dog AND their stroller, no guy dressed up in a Turkey costume. Just 6.2 miles mapped out. We even put out feelers to see if anybody wanted to come run it with us, we got a few 'maybes' but no one seemed interested.

Still that did not deter us, and we have continued to train. I am ''slightly' scared of the sunshine, and so my running partner is VERY accommodating (she allows me to set the pace for what I can handle) and we run at nights---9:00-10:30 ish. And let me tell you, it is COLD at 10:00 at night!!!!! Ü

We were starting to feel like I just wasn't gonna get my endurance up by Thanksgiving morning, and then last night out of nowhere---we did it!!!! No big thang-- ran the entire 10k (and then some on the stretch home) We might need to drag a hubby to our finish line to get us an actual finish time, but considering we met at the corner at 9:00 and I was walking in my door at 10:15, I am thinking it was somewhere in the 1:05-1:15 range . Shelby?

Now I know this is nothing compared to all the marathon and half marathon times that are being posted up and down facebook these day, but for me---this is impressive! Just the fact that we ran the whole time---I am TOTALLY tooting my own horn!

Now I just got to do it again on Thanksgiving morning! Ü

Monday, November 22, 2010

She's Back!

(yet another installment of the Semi-Monthly Misadventures of Miss Naughty Pants)

Just cuz I haven't been posting doesn't mean she isn't up to trouble. Just means I have been busy working. So wouldn't you know it, that on the day I am actually catching up on the blog, that she manages to find SOME sort of trouble???

So today Daddy went outside to change the water for the chickens. He left the hose on for a bit and things got a bit muddy. That wasn't his mistake. His mistake was coming back inside and not realizing that Waverly had stayed outside...

I couldn't get her to look up and admit her guilt..

But I will say that just last week, Court had taken all the screens off the house and done a little 'Spring Cleaning' on all the windows.
Might have to do this window over....

And it wasn't until washing her off that I even REALIZED that her feet were a match set to her hands---thank you Waverly, my now muddy lap truly appreciates it.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Thanksgiving Week

I absolute LOVE Thanksgiving. That is the one holiday meal, start to finish, that I can do---and I do it well. I can't take all the credit. It took the Iron Hand of my Mother in Law who insists that EVERYTHING be made from scratch, and a 'few' years of being married to my hubby, but from the picture perfect turkey to the homemade pies, I got it covered.

Anyhoo, we figured we should start off this festive week with our standard Sunday dessert showdown, and what better way to do that then TURKEY style.

We had chocolate fudge frosting, and milk chocolate frosting, and candy corns galore. And they all turned out pretty cute, although when it came time for this picture there were quite a few 'beaks' that were mysteriously absent.....