Saturday, November 21, 2009

Goodbye Little Roxie

My best friend's little dog, Roxie, has gone to heaven.  We will miss you!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

My Husband, the Movie Star!

This the 2007 Nashville British Car Club Show.  My movie-star husband makes his appearance at 4:59 in his spiffy 1975 TR6.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The Pink Slipper Project

I have many friends at Make Mine Pink, and they have come up with a project to warm hearts and toes called the Pink Slipper Project.  Here is what I donated to the project.

Many years ago, I thought I might like to try quilting, but, so far, I have avoided the all-consuming passion of getting caught up in yet another craft where I spend tons of money!  But, I did buy some fabrics about 20 years ago that have been packed away in one of my craft crates.  I decided a better use for them would be cute little slippers!

If you would like to learn more or donate time, fabrics or money, I'm sure it would be appreciated!  The Pink Slipper Project.

(Image courtesy of Make Mine Pink)

Monday, November 16, 2009

International Day of Tolerance

Today is the International Day of Tolerance.  It is a day when we should all examine our hearts and adjust our attitudes for the betterment of mankind.  We are all part of the same human race, with the same feelings, hopes and desires.

If we treat each person we meet with the same respect and tolerance with which we would like to be treated, think how much better this world would be!

To learn more visit the United Nations website.

(Image courtesy of the United Nations)

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Huntsville Half Marathon

Well, I finished.  I wasn't really expecting to do very well, considering I've only been allowed to run for less than six weeks since my last surgery, but I actually did better than I expected!  I thought it might take me close to 4 hours to run, but I finished in 2:56:14!  I'm happy with that!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Pinhoti 100

On Saturday and Sunday, some of my running buddies and I will be "sweeping" parts of the Pinhoti 100 Trail Race in the Talladega National Forest.  The race starts near Heflin, AL on Saturday morning and finishes 100 miles to the southwest in Sylacauga, AL on Sunday morning.  Our job is to follow the last runner, pick up the course marker flags and make sure no one has fallen by the wayside.  Two of my friends are even HAM radio operators and they will have their radios with them on the trail.  Apparently, that is a first for this race.

Three of my friends will be sweeping from Mile 41 to Mile 60, in the dark!  There is one steep downhill section, aptly named Blue Hell, that is rocky and boulder-strewn with two creek crossings.  Did I mention that they will be running this section in the dark!!!  Not for me!

I will be sweeping with two of those same friends, plus one's husband, from Mile 85 to the end on Sunday morning.

I'm so excited, you would think I was one of the racers!

(Photos courtesy of the Pinhoti 100 website.)