Sunday, April 11, 2010

re-cap...week of 4/5

interesting that gale force winds (ok, I exaggerate a bit, 30 - 40 mph winds) and sideways rain during your 13.1 mile race can distract you from the fact that your sciatica is screaming, a blister is forming on your left instep and your hands are freezing.

it was one of the best runs I've ever had!  (it had to bib number was the year I was born!)

a highlight of the experience...the wind lifted the salt spray from the waves crashing against the cliffs into the air and into my path.  it was incredibly cool.  so exhilarating!  such an adventure!

I'm still jacked up on endorphins!!!  wheeeeeeee!!!

check out the cool shirt and medal!!!  such brilliant colors!

other good stuff from the past week...

I became an un-official great-auntie!  mary's daughter had a baby!  so weird to call  mary "grandma" weird to be called "great-aunt"!

I think celebratory martinis should be involved!

I received an Amish Friendship Bread starter from Als gdaughter, who was so excited to share.  working the starter involved a lot of "mushing", "de-poofing" of the bag, and the addition of ingredients to increase the amount of the starter.  after 10 days, I baked two loaves of lemon friendship bread and it was sooo delicious!!!  I have to admit I was surprised at how good it was.  (I didn't want to share it with my friends and co-workers without taste testing, so I had a slice...detox is o.v.e.r! yay!)  I have a starter for me (choco friendship bread next) and 3 to give away.  I hope my co-workers are inspired and take some starter!!!!

I also received happy mail from D!  I felt so special!!!  such fun goodies!!!  I am sooooo spoiled!  can't wait to use the visual thesaurus as a stepping off point for some art projects!  the felt roses are so lovely, the pocket pet is cute!  I think I'm gonna use the coasters not for their intended purpose, but in an art project or two!  thanks again D!!!

I got awesome happy mail from Penny!  eeeek!  I didn't photograph the goods, but lemme tell you, Penny thot really hard about what I would like!  I so appreciate the effort!!!  not only did I get gifts, but she pulled out all the stops to make me some fantastic cards for an ATC trade!  love them all, especially the ode to Eddie!  Pearl Jam!!!  Penny ROCKS!!!  (still working on yours Penny!)

art class started!  more color fundamentals and not much space for creativity.  I might post homework, but only if you can learn something from it too, hee! 

finally for the end of the week, a little funny from Icanhazcheeseburger : .)  LOL!!!


Anonymous said...

How awesome! Your entire blog post made me smile for you!! Glad you had a great weekend, and I am eying your bread with envy.
So it says it is the correct spelling, but eying does not look right to me, so I am going to go with eye-ing!

Penny said...

hahahahahahah Love the Teen Kitteh

Glad you had good run love!!

Patricia said...

Oh, man, you got me all pumped to want to run. So cool how something so challenging, makes for the best time of your life. And that bread, oh man...yum. I love all of your goodies, so sweet! And what can I say...of course, I love the cat talk!

Congrats on being a Great lucky she is to have you!!!


Ragged Around the Edges said...

You continue to impress me. I would have given up under those conditions and you described them as exhilarating! You rock!

Marit said...

I'm not a runner at all (in fact, I'm not much of a "mover" LOL) so I admire you for running and winning a medal AND a t-shirt!!! Wowzah!!!!!
Congrats on being a great-aunt!

Danica said...

you rock... especially for a great aunty!!! ; p