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....

Friday, November 5, 2010

blurry visions

today's photo is a blur, much like my 2010... this year has flown by, and before I know it, it's gonna be Christmas!

Happy Friday to all!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

do you know jack?

he's got a great breakfast sandwich. called a bob.

and was one of my favorite halloween costumes i saw this year =)

happy thursday!

ps. if you look close, you can see a head behind those eyes!