Sunday, May 30, 2010

Crazy Crazy

We've done it again. My sister and I have talked each other into another race.  This time it's her birthday and a half-marathon.  (You may recall the last race was the DisneyWorld Circle of Life 5K for my birthday.)  The Disney Princess Half-Marathon is usually held in March, but in 2011 it will actually be held on Sis' birthday, February 27th.  Couple that with the feature photo on the website showing a couple of crazy women that look like us, we figured we have to do it.  Sis' physical therapist has given the go ahead to start training. Race registration isn't until July so we've still got time to chicken out and only do the 5K fun run.  Since the race isn't until February, we've got plenty of time for a good long thorough program.

Oh, and we've agreed to run in tiaras and skorts. :-)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

I Hab a Code in My Nothe

At first I thought it was just really dehydrated sinuses and some post-nasal drip.  Nope.  It's definitely a cold.  I think I half filled my trashcan at work with used tissues today.  Yes, I could have used a hanky, but that would have only been a satisfactory solution for about ten minutes.  At the moment, the incessant drainage is taking a brief hiatus in order to allow my head to develop enough pressure to make my eyes feel bulgy (probably not a word).  I made a point of drinking lots of peppermint herbal tea today so I'd stay hydrated, with the end result that I made numerous trips to the bathroom. Not sure the extra fluids helped much. Oh well....with time I'll be back to normal.

My trips to Seattle and Chicago were fun though I think I'm glad to be back.  I've gotten my laundry caught up and the dishes.  I even did my weekly grocery shopping. Now I still have the mountain of stuff to put away from when I moved.  Still not making much headway there.  I don't know that I'll make much progress tonight.  I think I need rest and an early night instead.  I'll watch a DVD and knit, then head to bed.  It's an exciting life, but someone's got to do it. :-)

Tonight's DVD: Curse of the Golden Flower.

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Things You Don't See Every Day...



A mosaic bench....

Houseboats on Lake Union....


Fish with feet....

A troll under a bridge, complete with VW Beetle in its hand...

And finally, the Barbie Dream Hearse....
We're still trying to figure out what the target market is for the hearse.  In case you're wondering, the interior is indeed bright Barbie Pink.

Seattle was a bunch of fun. I got to spend a day with a college friend I hadn't seen in over ten years (I can't believe it's been that long).  I'll end up with one day at home and then I'm off to Chicago for the weekend!