Sunday, October 31, 2010

happy halloween!

here's my kind of costume - the one that comes with a really big beer! (and lederhosen! =))

Friday, October 29, 2010

beans 'n taters

i kept telling myself that i'd try to eat better and do more weight-lifting workouts in november... and the day is almost here... so this weekend i need to go to Canton and eat funnel cakes... =)

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

little old antique store

When I see these old kind of buildings I'd like to know more about their history... be able to view some old photographs, etc. This one, a former grocery, now houses an antique store - and is located in downtown Quinlan... about 15 miles north of Terrell.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

downtown dallas

a view of a different downtown, for a change =)
this was taken while driving into dallas last week.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Old Barns

my entry into Tricia's weekly barn photo!

Click here to see other old barns around the world!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

wild animals

looking for halloween ideas?

Jim and I went out driving on some backroads near Terrell today looking for cool barn photos... On one back road, after seeing several deer, a wild feral hog ran down the side of the road and then crossed in front of our car!

exciting Sunday afternoons in Texas!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

radio waves

the tower located at the mesquite stadium on thursday night was quite impressive. i'm scared of heights, but would love to see the view from the top.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

thursday night football

just doesn't have the same 'ring' to it as friday night football... and during the game i had to keep reminding myself that i had to work tomorrow =(

oh well, at least friday is finally here! and the next 5k on saturday morning in durant, ok!! =)

happy birthday to my grandma today, oct 21st!!

i'll have more photos from the football game posted on facebook over the weekend.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

think pink

tis the season and if you are in a position to donate, the Susan G Komen 3 day walk for the cure is certainly a worthy cause.

the link here is to the team participating at my work, USA Mobility. And honestly, anyone who would attempt to walk 20 miles a day for 3 days in a row deserves the utmost support!

Monday, October 18, 2010

old barn

my entry into Tricia from Bluff Area Daily's old barn meme.... i'm digging through archives for these, and will have to get out in the next week and find me some new barn material =)

Please click over and check out all the other barn's over at Tricia's site here.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

short weekend

seems like the weekend has ended as soon as it started. =(

my next 5k race is saturday morning in durant, ok. luckily, this one involves a choctaw hotel stay on the night before - instead of an early morning drive to the race!

Saturday, October 16, 2010


today's photo is a shot of the balloons let go at the beginning of the game between corsicana and terrell...

i tied with my 2nd best time on the 5k today - 31:56, with no walking. i was happy with the time, and i had a good run with no aches or pains =)

Friday, October 15, 2010

state fair of texas!!

happy friday to all!

today's photo a view of the midway at the 2010 state fair of texas!

tonight, the terrell tigers take on the corsicana tigers. which tiger will roar the loudest?

tomorrow morning is the heritage 5k in forney!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Big Tex

Howdy, folks! Welcome to the State Fair of Texas!

Big Tex is an important part of the fair and its history - he even has his own wiki page detailing his origin as a Santa Claus =)

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

terrell cats

thoughts for Decker (on the right) who passed 3 years ago this month.

BC hasn't had a moment of peace since Frosty moved in....

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

see your...

see your... hmmm...

not sure what the 'punchline' is for this old sign. maybe an eye doctor?

Monday, October 11, 2010

old barns

my next in the weekly series of old barn photos, sponsored by Tricia over at Bluff Area Daily..

Click over to view other old barns!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Tyler Rose Results

Well, I shaved 15 seconds off my best time for a new personal record! I finished the Tyler Rose 5k, running the 3.1 miles in 31 minutes and 38 seconds - 10th in my age group!

Quite happy with those results, considering all the hills I had to run on this course. I suppose I should practice more on hills - but I like the relatively flat course we have to run on here in Terrell =)

Saturday, October 9, 2010

carnegie library - model t's

another one from the archives today =)

this is terrell's carnegie library, now home to the terrell heritage museum.

gotta get to bed early tonight so i can run the tyler rose 5k in the morning! tyler... an hour away... 5k race begins at 8.45a... so we need to be up and on the road early in the morning!

hope everyone's having a great weekend!

p.s. personal note to grandma. yes, it really was just a photo of a blue sky. it's a picture of the sky. it's blue. and yes, it really was lime flavored beer =) and it was good. and lime flavored. =)

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


a quick post for tonight... reflections of a boat on Lake Texoma... from the archives.

we're halfway thru the State Fair already - if you haven't gone, make plans soon!

i have 2 achy knees and a run scheduled for the next 2 weekends =) this Sunday, on 10-10-10, is the Tyler Rose 5k. They have a half and full marathon too, but I'll be doing the 5k!

the following weekend is the Heartland 5k on Saturday the 16th.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

old banks

on a similar theme to yesterday, i have a ton of old bank photos too =)

today's photo is taken in downtown Whitewright, Tx. A little town between Terrell and Choctaw 8)

Monday, October 4, 2010

old barns

today's photo is an old barn - part of a new series that will be posted over at bluff area daily.

click over and check out tricia's barn post for today!

my old barn photo was taken on the grounds of the Poor Farm down in Kaufman...

Saturday, October 2, 2010

a face in the crowd

I still haven't had a chance to go thru the photos from the football game last night... i took a long nap after i got home from the 5k and wine tasting. and tasting. and tasting. =)

I matched my best time pretty much, which I'm happy with. I finished the 3.1 mile (5k) course in 31:56 according to the results. My best time is 31:53, so within 3 secs =)

I'll have the football photos edited and posted over on the facebook page sometime tomorrow.

Friday, October 1, 2010

friday night ... halftime entertainment

a quick post tonight. i need to get to bed so i can get up early for my 5k tomorrow! tomorrow is the vineyard 5k in grapevine, and we have to hit the road before 7a to make it in time.