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Month: October 2008

Speaking of Running…….

I have a great idea.   Let’s train for a half marathon together.   It’s not as hard as  you think.   You run ~3days/week  3-4 miles each day.   Then,  on Saturdays, you increase your ‘long’ run from 3 miles to 12 miles over 12 weeks.   If you’ve never done it,  it’s amazing. […] Read more…

Braces, cake, and running………

This one is highly anticipating the removal of braces….These two are watching Charlotte’s Web…..while these two exchange birthday hugs…and enjoy chocolate cake with buttercream icing……(recipe forthcoming)….and reuben style pasta…..the recipe which you can find here.    It is delectable! These are among the reasons why I often wonder why I went for that 3 mile […] Read more…

When wishes come true….

I’m joining Kristen’s Valentine Link Party…..’cause I really love to talk about this guy!If he were a rock star, he’d be Eddie Vedder.If he were a drink, he’d be scotch. If he were a restaurant, he’d be a sports bar.If he were a animal, he’d be a lion.If he were a state, he’d be Montana. […] Read more…

The Verity opens for Jeremy Camp……

Meet the boys in the band……. My son,  Taylor-on acoustic and vocals Andrew-on guitar and keyboardStuart-on bassDaniel-on electric guitarand Jay- on drums…..new drums,  his mom told me….They were the opening band for a concert called YouthQuake that featured Jeremy Camp,  Stellar Kart, Superchick, ArticleOne,   and our boys…..The Verity!They played three songs and did a […] Read more…

A Friday Bathroom Redo…….

Our master bathroom is very roomy…..with a very small room in it where the toilette is located.   I think these were the only virgin walls left in my house.   Many of my walls in fact have had multiple different ‘partners’,  if ya know what I mean.   So, the fact that these particular […] Read more…

Is it the full-moon,  is it hormones,   do I have GAD/ADD/OCD/PTSD,  is it a midlife crisis, or just a plain funk?   Maybe I’m just in a funk.  I’m okay with that.   On the surface,  I have no reason to have issues.   But I do and I’m crabby and on the verge […] Read more…

What a beautiful foggy morning……I love chilly foggy mornings.I talked this one (Caiti-16) into typing my Wednesday prayer this morning in exchange for bacon…..which she said tasted like dog treats…..I love turkey bacon.     And I love how fast she types….and I love foggy mornings.And I love the Lutheran prayer book: Wednesday morning prayer […] Read more…

Through the years…….

It has always been challenging to unite our family together under one roof for any length of time….then to get us all dressed and maybe even smiling for a picture…..now that’s a miracle. Since I’m already mentally gearing up for the holidays….making menus,  thinking about placecards,  seating, decorations and the like,  I thought I’d show […] Read more…