Week in Photos

11/22/09 – 11/28/09

My very good friend, Sylvia, is moving to Germany in December. Together with three mutual friends, I worked on this over Thanksgiving. We stitched this and are having it framed to give to her before she leaves.

Sylvia's Sampler

And I worked on a little something for myself. I stitched it with wool thread and plan to frame this to use in my seasonal decorating next year. Plus, I just love the wool felt acorns made by a fellow guild member.

At Plimoth

No idea why there are no Thanksgiving photos, but I’m sure it has something to do with whatever family drama was going on. So let’s just stick with my crafty stuff. But you can take a look here if you want to see my decorating from last year.

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Sunday Night Cocktail – Margarita

Patron

Sunday night again and time to decide what cocktail I’d like to try. Eric was making fajitas and black beans for dinner, so I thought a good margarita was in order.

Cadillac Margarita

2 oz. tequila
3/4 oz. Grand Marnier
1 1/4 oz. Rose’s Lime Juice
1 lime wedge
Salt to taste
1 lime slice

Shake tequila, Grand Marnier, and Rose’s Lime Juice well with ice. Rub outside rim of deep-saucer champagne glass with lime wedge and dip in salt. Strain contents of shaker into salt-rimmed glass. Garnish with lime slice.

Margaritas and Fajitas

And let me tell you – those fajitas were damn good with the margaritas. Mmmm!

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October’s 5k

Jogging for Johnson 5K - GoSmart sign

In June, I began training for my first 5k (this is walking that we’re talking, not running quite yet). In August, I did my first 5k then in September I did two more. October’s 5k was one that I walked as part of Team GOsmart. I was chosen for this team by my trainer for the first 5k I did (the one associated with Weight Watchers). I was so proud and excited when she asked me to be on her team for this GOsmart race. The GOsmart team was sponsored by Omron, who is a company that makes pedometers. And boy has my pedometer been getting a workout over the past few months! Anyway, this 5k was chosen by Omron for our team to participate in, and we’ve been steadily training for it.

1 Mile Fun Run

There was a 1 mile fun run before the start of the 5k. I love seeing the kids race this. It’s amazing how fast the little ones can do a 1 miler!

And this was my first race where I got an actual timing chip to wear…the other races just gave us that disposable timing strip. So, I felt all professional and stuff.

Geared Up

Waiting for the race to start…

Before the Race 2

And we’re off. The last 5k I did, I didn’t take too many photos because frankly there wasn’t much to take photos of. But, I made sure I had my camera with me along this route. And I’m glad I did…

Sights Along the Way

Don’t you wish you had a mailbox like that? Keep in mind, many of the homes were were passing on our route are million dollar homes (all my pics of the houses were blurry unfortunately).

And we saw the Carroll Dragon. Although, he looked like he had an unfortunate crick in his neck. He had music though, so that was fun!

Sights Along the Way 2

It really was a perfectly beautiful day to have our race.

Sights Along the Way 3

This course was really the hardest one I’ve done, I think. Even including the one I did in the rain. Somehow, this whole course seemed like it was uphill. But, I finished and did it in record time (for me). My last race I came in at 56 minutes. This one, I finished in 51.50. I am so proud of me for that. I’d really like to come in under 50 minutes for the next one. I think it may require adding in some running with my walking, which I am nervous about, but I’d really like to keep improving on my time, so that’s what it may take.

The race was coupled with a festival and bake sale afterwards. We went on home after finishing, but I managed a photo of one of the bake sale cakes.

Bake Sale

I’ve signed up for another 5k, which you can see in my sidebar. Here’s hoping I can come in under 50 minutes!

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A Week in Photos

10/25/09 – 10/31/09

Making progress on my Halloween project. Of course, it has a graveyard on it.

Jenny Bean 102509

Finally finally finished the quilt top for the baby quilt. Love how it’s turning out.

Baby Quilt Top 103009

I wore my “Halloween costume” around the house on the 31st.

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Twilight

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Halloween Socks

And I spent my evening indulging in my annual ritual of watching Bram Stoker’s Dracula while I worked on my Halloween sampler.

Watching Dracula

I do love me some Halloween.

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