Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Girl Mud Run

Guess what I did this weekend. I went to the local "Go Dirty Girl" Mud Run.

That's right! A 5K! Yep. And it's a fundraiser for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Yeah, I feel good about it.

Oh, wait. I don't mean to imply that I ran! I was my daughter's cheerleader. She impresses the heck out of me.

Two years ago she and I walked for Ovarian Cancer Awareness. That one I actually completed alongside D.

Monday, March 18, 2013

St. Pat's Weekend

I have a friend that is a really good photographer. She is also a good teacher. Do you remember my Waterfalls Photography Vacation?  ~ I know...it will be 2 years(!) in June. Time flies! Anyway, she is the person that organized that trip.

This weekend J. had several of us over to her house to share tips for Pet Photography. J. had some really good tips and shared her doggies to be models for us to try out our new skills.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Love and Houses

Remember when I wrote about My Childhood Home? That was fun. I'm excited that my home was included in Houzz.com's Childhood Home series. I really enjoyed reading about other's memories of their childhood homes as well. 

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

House Stylin'

One of my favorite things is looking at well styled homes. I think that is one of the things that brought me to blogs. I just love when bloggers share their lovely homes and works in process.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Most Used Appliance in My Kitchen

My parents' microwave broke last week. They've only been in their house for 3 years and everything is/was brand new. I know that is frustrating...to have just basically moved in and had something you use every day go on the fritz. They had a hard time finding a repair person that would even come look at the machine to diagnose the problem. Finally, someone agreed to come out and found that there's a push-button switch that doesn't work. 

Our house is about 15 years old and the microwave is still working just fine. We have double ovens that are also push-button electronics. We've used the oven several times. But, more often than not, we will use the microwave to heat whatever we are having. We rarely use the stove top either. Clearly, we would be in a pickle if our microwave went on the blink.

It's funny that we have a double oven because I can't imagine actually using both ovens at the same time. Though, I did use them a few Christmases ago.

My mother's parents got a microwave. Funny that Mom's parents were open to modern technology and Mom never got a microwave  She said she didn't want one because she couldn't think as fast as a microwave could cook.

The first big gift my husband gave us after we were married was a microwave that was also a convection oven. Oh my gosh that was an amazing gift. I've included a couple of pics to give you an idea of how big this machine was. But I loved it! I used it all the time. I even used it for baking. In fact, that first Christmas I baked banana nut bread loaves as gifts using the convection oven.

This oven moved with us eight times in eleven years. And just as we were about to move from our condo into a new house, with a built-in microwave, my microwave/convection oven broke. It was a good friend but it was time for the new "new" thing.

You know, I don't cook. I've said that about myself for the past ten years or so. But every once in a while I stumble upon a photo that reminds me that this wasn't always the case.

I wonder if I should give the whole cooking thing another try. 

Friday, March 1, 2013

Spring is Almost Here

So excited that Friday is here! And spring will be here before we know it. Just nineteen more days until spring is officially here. We just need to hold on a few more days!

I had my third B12 shot on Monday and my last shot will be next week. I'm hoping to feel energetic in time for spring.

Soon I won't have any excuses for not starting my "Get Lean in 2013" project. I keep thinking about it....I'm almost ready to start.

I'm sharing a pic of the jeep I saw the other day. How funny is this?

Happy first day of March! And happy weekend.