Friday, December 31, 2010

new year's eve 2010

i hope everyone had a great holiday season, and here's looking forward to a happy and prosperous new year in 2011!

i'll be drinking a little bit tonight to ring in the new year, but i have to get up early in the morning to run a 5k in Rockwall. So... i'll try to take tonight a little easy =)

everyone be safe and here's to 2011! tomorrow, i'll be posting my favorite photo of 2010!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

downtown terrell

today's photo, taken during the annual Christmas parade, is a similar angle to the header photo on the blog above. I need to go down and get an exact 'update' - one note, the Texaco is moved across the street and we no longer have a Mobil =)

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

closing out 2010

well, i didn't get a chance to do a poll to let readers select a favorite photo for 2010 - so i'll be selecting my own favorites from a few that Jim picked out...

If you haven't already voted in Jim's poll for Terrell Daily Photo's best photos of the year - click over and pick out your favorites for 2010!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

old red barn

today is my submission to Tricia's weekly Barn Charm photo posting over at Bluff Area Daily.

tonight was my first night back running in a week - and it was drizzling rain, and a little cold. which made for a nice run =) i really have to get ready for my 10k in january... my first one since june of 2010...

Monday, December 27, 2010

eye got my eye on you

a busy week, with out-of-town visitors has resulted in me having a very clean house, a blog missing several days worth of posts, and me missing about a week of running =)

it was a great holiday and visit that seems to have flown by, like everything else. now it's already time to go back to work and try to get some runs in this week before the Superman 5k in Rockwall on New Year's day!

Today's photo was taken this weekend at the Dallas World Aquarium - a great place to visit when company comes to town, or really anytime. It was really crowded for a holiday weekend =)

Saturday, December 25, 2010

end of 2010

i've been slacking the last few days, due to the holiday. i'll have a listing of my favorite photos of 2010 coming soon!

it's fun looking back on the year that was 2010 and recalling all the fond memories... and there were a lot this year =) it's still hard for me to believe that i finished my first 5k just in march!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

barn charm

well, i'm cheating a little bit today. instead of a normal barn, i have a barn mailbox =)

please click over to Tricia's blog here at Bluff Area Daily to view all the barn photos submitted for this week!

Monday, December 20, 2010


a happy time for all. Frosty's keen eye and ear for the sound of cardboard allows him to intercept all packages entering the house.

No box gets by without his inspection. And maybe you don't want to play Frosty's game, but you will anyway. There is no perch high enough to escape his curiousity... he will attack the box until you give it to him. He owns all boxes. Surrender.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

last sunday before christmas

today's photo is a graphical depiction of my weekend. a blur, as usual. =)

i enjoyed a great dinner party on friday night, good food and drinks... then an early morning 5k in Canton, which wasn't my best time after those Friday night drinks.

and next weekend is Christmas, which means lots of last minute stuff to do this week! bring it on monday, let's get started!!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

oh christmas tree

oh, Christmas tree!

I ran in the Santa CLAW 5k in Canton today, and finally won my first medal in my age group! Too bad it was the 4th place 'E' for effort award, and there were only 4 people in my age group to begin with! =)

I finished today in 33:40, which isn't anywhere near my best time. But it was cold, and I'm sure the donut holes and chocolate milk before the race didn't help any either!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


one more window display from downtown terrell =) i've been busy with a project at work this week, and i'm behind on editing photos... i still have Christmas parade photos to go thru and post. I'll get there!

Did someone say Christmas is a week away?

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

forney light show

Jim and I ran out to Forney on Saturday night to donate some toys during the Forney Light Show toy drive. Check out Terrell Daily Photo for another view of the lights!

The light show is well worth the drive to Forney - click here for more information on their site.

Monday, December 13, 2010

old barn

today's photo is my submission to the weekly bluff area daily 'barn charm'.

Click here to see everyone's weekly barn photo!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

christmas parade 2010

this morning was the annual Terrell Christmas parade, and aside from a slightly brisk wind - the weather was great! Definitely a cold front moving in though =)

i'll have more photos posted later on facebook... i think i need a nap to recover from being at work til 3am today!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Christmas in Terrell

more window displays in downtown Terrell... 'tis the season =)

and finally, Friday!! too bad I have to work Saturday and miss the annual parade.

If you're around Saturday morning, be sure to gather somewhere along Moore Ave around 10am and watch the festivities!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Christmas window displays

Pritchett's jeweler's has some shiny, festive holiday decorations in their window displays downtown. I prefer the darker photo above... the one below is the same shot taken with a flash...

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

to tree or not to tree

it's been 2 years since I tried to put up a tree with my glass ornaments. back in 2008, the last attempt, Frosty was just 7 months old... and the shiny flashy tree proved too much for his interest, and his weight. he bent every bottom branch on the tree trying to get to the ornaments =)

Monday, December 6, 2010

old barns

my photo for tricia's weekly barn meme is a different view of last week's photo... last week i had the sunset washing out all the color in the photo.... today's photo has the sun behind the barn =)

click over to tricia's site here to view all the old barns posted this week!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

closing in on 2010

so hard to believe we're already a week into December. The Terrell Christmas parade is next weekend... this year flew by, and now it's already time to start looking back to pick out some favorite pics of the year...

i've been pretty successful at a couple resolutions from 2010, and now it's time to start thinking of new ones for 2011.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Flag Football

the flag football game today ended with the TISD coaching staff besting the fire, police and city staff 24 to 6.

quite a few toys were collected for the Kiwanis toy drive, but even with the beautiful weather the attendance was surprisingly low. toy donations continue to be accepted at local TISD campuses as well as American National Bank.

I have more photos posted over on my facebook page here.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

kiwanis toy drive - Ben Gill Park Saturday at 10am!

the annual Kiwanis Toy Drive is scheduled for 10am this Saturday at Memorial Stadium. This year the Terrell Police Service and Fire Departments will team up to take on the city employees. A cold front will move thru to bring the normal frigid weather, so bundle up and c'mon down and bring a toy and support a good cause!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

what's old is new

big changes going on over at the old post office building that was purchased by American National Bank...

The white brick is covering the old loading dock on the back of the building.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Monday, November 29, 2010

old barns

today's photo is a little dark... it was hard deciding between this one with the sunset and another one with more of the red coloring on the barn... maybe i'll follow up with the other one next week =)

Please click over to Tricia's blog at Bluff Area Daily to see all the barns in the weekly theme day!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

last sunday in november

this year has flown by... december is right around the corner and with it many projects and things to do!

the winds were pretty strong today and blew most of the remaining leaves from the trees.

unfortunately I ended my holiday weekend by catching a cold... so it's nyquil (generic brand =)) and semi-early bedtime for me tonight.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

it's the most wonderful time of the year...

after today...

happy turkey day to all! i ran my first dallas turkey trot today - and next year I'll know to move earlier to get near the front at the start... because i got stuck behind thousands of walkers, and it's frustrating to try and run when families of 5 are walking shoulder to shoulder down the street.

it was fun, but i learned a few tricks for next year. like wearing warmer clothes when the temperature is anticipated to drop 50 degrees in a few hours =) texas weather, gotta love it

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

texaco tony

tony owns and runs the texaco located in downtown Terrell - on the corner of Moore and Rockwall...

if you're driving around Terrell tomorrow, stop in and say hello - they'll be open on the holiday!

Monday, November 22, 2010

old barns

today's old barn was photographed on my way to work... click over to tricia's blog here to view everyone participating in the weekly barn photo day!

2 more days til Thanksgiving!

thursday morning, before stuffing myself with all kinds of good food, i'll be running in the 43rd annual Dallas Turkey Trot in downtown Dallas!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

so long, sunday

here i am again, at the end of my weekend...

and a holiday week ahead. happy turkey week!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Skywatch Friday

well, the day has arrived... that special day of the week. FRIDAY!! =)

Please click here to view other photos for Skywatch Friday!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

early evenings

Today's photo was taken on the way home from work somewhere on 205 between Rockwall and Terrell...

It's been nearly a year since the accident that claimed the lives of the three teenage girls on SH34, and that section of the road is still in the dark... thoughts and prayers to the families of Anna and Jacqueline Segura and Viridiana Roa as they approach this tough anniversary at the beginning of December....

We've been running on 34 all year, so with the new time change and early darkness, our runs have been moved to the park... which is pretty well lit, but I wouldn't want to be out there too late at night...

A Leonid meteor shower is on tap for November 17th and 18th. The best time to see them should be a couple hours before daybreak - and are expected to fall at a rate of 20 or more per hour. Click the Meteor Blog here for more details!
p.s. tomorrow is the Great American Smokeout! Good luck to any and all who make that attempt. I quit 2.5 years ago, and it was one of the best things I've ever done for myself!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


today's photo is one from the archives - exactly a year ago to be exact, nov 2009. a view into the local convenience store on a cold november evening... the guy in the pic is wearing a t-shirt, but it really was cold =)

Monday, November 15, 2010

old barns

today's old barn is located between terrell and poetry...

click over to tricia's Bluff Area Daily blog here to see other participants in the weekly old barn theme!

made it thru monday... =) and next week is thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

sunday evening blues

well... the weekend passed too quickly again... time to go back to work.

the photo today is from the speedway run yesterday - this nascar fan with the bad teeth and mullet was a great cheerleader, rooting runners and walkers in to the finish line =)

Saturday, November 13, 2010

speedway run 5k

well, the speedway run 5k is officially history. it was a lot of fun running around the outside while the cars raced around the track. they were loud. louder than my ipod and headphones =)

i finished with a new 3rd best time, at 31:49. i guess i need to start running some sprints to try and improve my time.

it was a great race, but now i'm tired. nap time!

Here's a list of all the runs i've done this year with the time,...

Date Race Location Time
1 03/13/10 Dash Down Greenville Dallas, Tx 34:24:00
2 03/27/10 Spring into Action 5k Kaufman, Tx 34:20:00
3 04/11/10 Capital 10k Austin Austin, Tx 1:10:28
4 04/17/10 Fountain 5k Terrell Terrell, Tx 32:26:00
5 05/29/10 Polkafest 10k Ennis, Tx 1:11:34
6 06/19/10 Pioneer Days 5k Eustace, Tx 32:10:00
7 07/18/10 Too Hot to Handle 5k Dallas, Tx 34:44:00
8 07/31/10 Run for Harley 5k Wills Point, Tx 29:41:00
9 08/07/10 McKinney Historical 5k McKinney, Tx 32:54:00
10 09/11/10 Rib, Rub, Run 5k Rockwall, Tx 31:53:00
11 10/02/10 Vineyard 5k Grapevine, Tx 31:56:00
12 10/10/10 Tyler Rose Marathon/5k Tyler, Tx 31:38:00
13 10/16/10 Heartland 5k Forney, Tx 31:56:00
14 10/23/10 Colton's Main St Run Durant, OK 33:35:00
15 11/06/10 CASA 5k Rockwall, Tx 31:47:00
16 11/13/10 The Speedway Run Ft. Worth, TX 31:49:00

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

shady road

one more photo from my trek up to poetry on sunday...

my next 5k will be the speedway 5k, at the Texas Motor Speedway - saturday morning!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

porter farm

i took today's photo (Porter Farms) when i was out looking for a barn photo this weekend. i like the white cat in the right corner; it looks like it was hunting something =)

i've liked these quonset huts ever since i was a kid. i guess from watching too much gomer pyle. =) always thought it would be cool to have one as a lake house or something!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Sunday, November 7, 2010

casa 5k rockwall

had a good run on saturday, at the casa 5k in rockwall. my time was 31:47, a new 2nd personal best =)

next weekend is the Texas Motor Speedway 5k run, looking forward to that!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

friday night football

a few shots from the football game friday night

i have an album of photos from the game posted on facebook here....