Monday, May 31, 2010

Polka Fest Run - Ennis, Tx 2010

Happy Memorial Day!!
I'm behind in editing and posting photos - I'll have some pics from the Memorial Day event held at the Kaufman County Veteran's Memorial later... the Tribune has some great shots of the event posted here.

for now, i'm posting a few pics from the Polka Fest Run held in Ennis on Saturday. I ran the 10k, and finished in 1:11. Jim over at Terrell Daily Photo ran the 5k and finished in 34:30.

I'm going to stick to 5ks for the near future =) 6 miles in the Texas heat even at 7am was too much for me... I have a few more pics posted from the run over on my facebook page here.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

never too old....

to polka!

hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend! i got my exercise yesterday, and decided to stay out of the heat today and get some work done around the house. Click the link in the right hand column to follow my facebook page, and i'll have more photos from the Polka Fest Run and parade posted there tomorrow =)

Happy Memorial Day! And thank you to all members of the service, past and present, for all that you do!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Polka Fest - Ennis, Texas 2010

Just a teaser pic for right now. I ran the 10k this morning in 1:11:33 - one hour, eleven minutes and 33 seconds. I didn't quite make my goal of running the entire distance. I ended up walking for around 5-6 minutes... I'm going to stick to 5ks for the near future, until this summer heat is over with =)

The pic was from the Polka Fest Parade in Ennis this morning.. After I take a nap and recover from my run, I'll edit some photos to post !!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Friday night scrimmage

Terrell had a scrimmage down at Ben Gill park tonight, and here are a few shots from the practice!

Check-in for the Polka Fest 10k in Ennis tomorrow is at 5:45am... which means I need to leave the house somewhere at the crack before dawn. =S

If you're looking for something to do this weekend, head on down to the Polka Fest - the parade begins at 10a. A link to the festivities is here.

Check over at Jim's site for some pics from the game tonight too.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

blue skies - skywatch friday

happy friday. it's been a long week.

i'm signed up to run a 10k saturday morning. fingers crossed. =)

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

stubborn cat

i love animals, but i love them on the ground when in the kitchen. no animals on top of counters or appliances.

BC has never been a problem. he knows the rules. Frosty is somewhat of a free spirit. He's smart and stubborn.

The missing hole in the mini-blinds is where he keeps watch on the dogs outside =)

train bridge

one more photo from the bridge in Shreveport this past weekend.

congrats to Lee DeWyze for winning American Idol!

c'mon Friday!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

impending doom

ever get that feeling?

today's photo was taken in Shreveport on the train tracks next to the Marriott Courtyard where we stayed...

Monday, May 24, 2010

Run for the Wall

Here are a few shots from the Run for the Wall as it traveled down I-20 east of Tyler, Texas on May 23rd.

Jim has some cool shots posted to his facebook page here.

C'mon three day weekend!!!

Sunday, May 23, 2010


An offer for a free hotel room and a last minute trip with friends proved to be a nice ending to a stressful two days of garage sale-ing.

I didn't win big, but I didn't spend all my garage sale money either =)

We stayed at the new Marriot Courtyard, located right on the Louisiana Boardwalk. It was a neat area with lots of outdoor shops and restaurants!

Hope everyone had a great weekend... i'm enjoying my air conditioning and anxiously awaiting the final LOST episode!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

skywatch friday - yard sales

i'll probably need me some buford drugs after tomorrow =)

i love going to garage sales, but absolutely hate having them. but i had a lot of junk i needed to get rid of so i'm torturing myself over the next 2 days. and maybe i'll make a couple dollars in the process =)

To view everyone participating in skywatch friday, click here..

happy weekend all!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

FBC Terrell

Today's photo is the First Baptist Church located on North Catherine Street. They've recently trimmed tree limbs resulting in this nice open frontal view of the historic building.

I'm ready for the weekend. And a holiday weekend too, right around the corner!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

cvs is open on xmas!

ok, i'm a little late posting this one. but i really liked the sunset =)

and it really is important to know that CVS is open on Christmas day...

Monday, May 17, 2010

it's monday...again

sometimes i just feel like a monkey hanging upside down from a basketball hoop....

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Celebrating Birthdays

The Kaufman County Relay for Life was moved indoors last night due to storms and rain moving through the area. The rain didn't dampen spirits or turnout, as the gym was packed with people patronizing the booths set up in the perimeter.

The local Marine Corps League presented the colors before the relay began.

Happy Saturday all!

Friday, May 14, 2010

friday night...

a view from the front porch. welcoming the weekend with some rain and cool weather tonight.

happy weekend all! if you live in kaufman county and have some junk you want to get rid of, then take advantage of the free cleanup weekend tomorrow!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

blue iris

Today's photo was taken in my flower bed... I love the spring when everything is in bloom.

Books and Crannies, located in the old Iris Theater downtown, is having a book signing this Saturday with several local authors. Check out the article in the Tribune for additional info!

B & C also started a new facebook page here...

Monday, May 10, 2010

tunnel vision

friday seems so far away, but i've got my sight set on it!

this weekend is one of the scheduled Kaufman County cleanup weekends, where bulk trash can be taken down to the convenience station without a permit (free!)!!

Click the link here for more info. I plan to get rid of some junk out of my garage =)

Sunday, May 9, 2010

happy mother's day!

to all the mothers out there who give everything for their kids, today is your special day.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Tiger Baseball Playoff Game 3 - Corsicana

A few shots from this afternoon's game in Corsicana. Terrell lost the final playoff game against Cleburne 8-1.

Jim has more photos posted at Terrell Daily Photo and the Tribune has some posted here.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Tiger Baseball Playoff Game 2

There was a lot to cheer and jump in the air about down in Ben Gill park after the Tigers won game 2 in the best of 3 playoff games. Tomorrow the 3rd game will be played down in Corsicana.

Check Jim's site later for more game info and i'll have more photos from tonight's game over on my facebook page sometime tomorrow =)

Happy Friday and weekend to all!

a night at the symphony

Tonight I was able to attend the Dallas Symphony Orchestra's performance of Ravel's Ma Mere I'Oye (Mother Goose) with some free tickets won on Twitter!!

The DSO also performed Mozart's Concerto No. 10 for Two Pianos with guest pianist brothers from the Netherlands.

It was a nice evening, followed up with an exciting episode of Survivor on the DVR. And tomorrow is Friday; things are looking up!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

yellow fields

I'm not sure what this yellow weed is, but it looks pretty growing across the whole field.

I'm sure it's causing someone somewhere to sneeze =)

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

terrell baseball

Today's photo was taken during Friday night's game against Lancaster.
The win helped clinch the playoff spot for Terrell, which starts on Thursday - check Jim's site for playoff info =)

Monday, May 3, 2010