Friday, February 27, 2009

Week of 2/26/2009

It’s been crazy and busy lately. I thought as my grandmother got stronger I wouldn’t be needed as much but that seems to not be the case. I am down there pretty much everyday, all day. I am exhausted! However, I have found time to take some cool pictures, figure out what I am going to grow in the garden, run some and even do some wood work. My dad is going to teach me how to do some edge detailing this weekend I hope. – Pictures soon to come.

I drove around one day through the Rock Island area. I was just driving. Going down roads I’ve never been, stopping to get out and look around. I ended up in some neat places along the water. This picture here was taken on the way to Horseshoe Bend. I had never been there before. I’ve heard of it throughout the years, but never actually been there. It is gorgeous! I took off last Monday to take some more pictures but I have not gotten them developed yet. I will post some when I get them. I do have a few ideas for the book/calendar collection… still working on it though

The Garden
Really the only thing that I have figured out thus far is what I am going to be planting… Here is a list of what I am going to grow:
Onions (red and white)
Green Beans
Red and Green Peppers

My dad got me some onions to plant because apparently they are to be planted in cooler weather… If it’s not raining we are supposed to work on that this weekend too.
If I get good at this ya’ll will have to come to the Farmer’s Market and buy some of my veggies. Ha ha ha

I ran several times this past week. I had a really good run last week. I did some interval training to try and get a little faster. It was a great workout…. I am still recovering.
I registered for the lotide run in North Carolina!! - Carolina Beach here I come!

I am unable to run the race in Chattanooga on the 28th but I am going to try and find another one to run in March to make up for it.

The Cancer 3 Day walk isn’t panning out. You have to raise an insane amount of money to even be eligible and if you don’t raise the set amount you have to pay the difference and will be unable to participate. No one really liked that idea. I have come across a 2 day walk that is put on my Avon. I haven’t done the research yet but it’s on my list to do this week. Hopefully that will work out because I really want to do something like that this year.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

The List, Week Ending 2/15/08

So much has happened in the past two weeks. I was sick, my grandmother had to be hospitalized a couple of times and once she came home she has needed 24/7 care. I've had to take on a lot of that time so I have not had a lot of free time to work on The List. This past week though, I have made some time for myself. I have ran a couple of times. Once I ran 2.5 miles and Friday (2/13/08) I ran 3.25, 4 if count some walking. So now the yearly total of miles run is 10.25. That's not too bad considering I really didn't do anything for 2 weeks. Speaking of running, the Tree City 5k has been postponed until some time in April I think. I did some research and found a race in Chattanooga on Feb. 28 that I can run so that I at least participate in one this month. Melanie and I are starting to plan our trip to Carolina Beach, NC to run the lotide 5k in March. I am very excited about that one.

Other updates: The Friday Night Book club made a last minute trip to see Confessions of a Shopaholic on Friday night. It was hilarious. Not really like the book but we laughed and laughed. We are Part Two of Firefly Lane. Its been a slow process because everyone had something going on the past few weeks but we are back on schedule.

I am going today to take some photographs and get some ideas of what I am going to do with them. I haven't put much thought into the photographs yet but today will be a good start. I never really know what I will take them of... it just comes to me when I am out there with the camera. If I come up with anything good I will post them on here and on

Hopefully next week will be filled with more interesting things and accomplishments.