Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Monday, September 21, 2015

I'm 168th!

I have a theory that being below average at a task is somewhat stressful because you want to be better but are struggling. Being better than average at a task can me stressful because there is pressure to "stay there" or fear of losing it since you are "known" for being above average.

When it comes to running, I am wonderfully average.

There is no real pressure to perform except the pressure I put on myself to get better and stronger. There is no way I could compete with the top runners so I applaud them in awe of their talents.

I'm securely in the middle of the pack.

On the Air Force Half Marathon this weekend (13.1 miles), out of the 415 women aged 40-44, I came in 168th.  LOL  There's just no sense in comparing myself to 25 year olds...  (Comparison is the thief of joy).   I'll take it!  Whoo Hoo!  I'm 168th! 

Here is my step-sister Amber, who flew up from Florida for race weekend and me with our friend Roger after we all finished the Air Force Half Marathon. Amber is definitely not average (well above!).  This is my second official Half Marathon race and I have another one scheduled next month.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

2 Medal Weekend

Don't forget when you spend hours crocheting, getting up and moving is important too. Stepping down from my soap box. ;) 

Friday, September 11, 2015

Nothing to See Here

I don't always destroy the tissues... But when I do, I act like it wasn't me.

Friday, September 4, 2015


My friend Kim found this gorgeous flower in Houston, TX. Makes me think about designing a motif afghan... 

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Food: Sun Dried Tomato Pasta

I've got nothing for you today, so I'll give you a recipe I have been playing around with. Sun Dried Tomato Pasta. Below is what I have so far. Any foodies have any suggestions to make it better? I would put actual sun-dried tomatoes in there but if they come from a jar and have the texture of like tough raisins, I wouldn't like that.

(my attempt at what I had at the North Market in Columbus at TNNA)

Half a box of cooked Penne Pasta (drain and set aside)
In a skillet...
1 tbsp of flour
1 tbsp of butter

1 pea sized squirt of tube garlic
½ tube of sundried tomato paste

4-5 leaves of fresh basil, minced
Milk (1/4 cup?)

4 tbsp of cream cheese.

Cook the butter and flour together, stir in garlic, milk, turn to low, put in cream cheese and tomato paste and stir until smooth. Add more milk if necessary. Stir in drained pasta and basil.


Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Crochet on the Go!

It's that time of year when crochet is on my lap at most of the kids sporting events! Where do you take your crochet?


Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Crochet Inspired

Speaking of crochet on tv... Wouldn't this be awesome in crochet? (Is it crochet? I can't tell)...
A little Bruges Lace at the neckline... Little beading... This is from the tv show Reign on the CW.