Saturday, July 31, 2010

Day 294

It's the room, the sun & the sky...

Friday, July 30, 2010

Day 293

So the boy brought back the new camera (a small Kodak EasyShare we found for $100 at Wal-Mart) from Philmont with a little dirt in it, a few scratches on the back display, a nick in the paint here & there. But, I have appropriated it, as the specs on it are about 100X better than my 6-year-old Nikon (ISO alone makes my Nikon cry). So today's photo was about playing with the landscape mode. Sadly, I didn't discover this until after dark, so I couldn't play with it outside where it might have been cooler than my dining room. Sweet!
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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Day 292

After ten days on the trail, sleeping in tents and skipping hot showers, it's good to be home (and I'm thrilled that he's safe & sound after his adventure!).
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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Day 291

went running fairly early this evening & got to see another gorgeous Texas sunset

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Day 290

The only thing worse than a lazy cat is a lazy cat who openly flaunts it. Sad thing is, she's really good at hula hoops when she tries...
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Monday, July 26, 2010

Day 289

Bib & bling from yesterday's midnight race. Definitely an experience to remember!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Day 288

Today was a long and tiring day, considering it started at midnight with a nice little 15-mile run. But, the highlight of the day for me ended up being a great family movie date with Ben.
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Saturday, July 24, 2010

Day 287

Our long-time friends had their annual Christmas-in-July party for their boys today, complete with the traditional waterslide in the back yard. The cake, gifts and adults are all superfluous, really, as all that really matters is the waterslide. Hours and hours of waterslide!
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Friday, July 23, 2010

Day 286

Art show today! Ben, as usual, did a GREAT job on his projects during art camp, and was very proudly showing them off during the end-of-camp art show. We're so lucky to have such a talented boy!
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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Day 285

yes, they taste as good as they look.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Day 284

It's hot in Texas in the summer. About the only thing that survives in these conditions are these crepe myrtles - and they are everywhere. These are my favorite color, although they come in about six colors and a billion different sizes.
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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Day 283

First-place Texas Rangers. If you call the main line at the Texas Rangers Baseball Club right now, that's how they answer the phone. Do it, quick, before the end of July. Certainly before the end of August, when the annual descent into mediocrity is sure to happen. If it doesn't this year, none will be more pleasantly surprised than me!
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Monday, July 19, 2010

Day 282

Art camp started today, which means six hours a day of drawing, sketching, painting, molding, sculpting & otherwise being a creative spirit. Can't wait for Friday to see all finished projects.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Day 281

Mom went home today. I wanted her to stay longer, as long as she could. But it was time; she wanted to go, and she wanted to take the bus. Deep sigh.
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Saturday, July 17, 2010

Day 280

Boy Scout Troop 615 left for a 10-day trek at Philmont Scout Ranch this morning. There was a lot of excitement and anticipation at the airport, but this one, he stayed cool all morning. Of course, he'd been up since 2:15, so he may just have been exhausted already!! Have fun, boys!!
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Friday, July 16, 2010

Day 279

I realized this afternoon that I haven't taken any photographs of my mom with the boys since she's been here visiting the last week. Since Sandro leaves for his Scout trek early tomorrow, tonight was the only chance we had to get a snapshot of the three of them together.
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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Day 278

always love to see smiling faces, especially right after one-leg pushing drills!!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Day 277

Post-run dinner was a black bean taco and a chicken fajita taco. I might have been so hungry that I finished it before I actually pulled out of the drive-through. Maybe. You'll never know...
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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Day 276

Brotherly love... ok, brotherly tolerance. They got into a fight on the way home from speedskating so I made them sit next to each other & smile when we got home.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Day 275

Drove out to Cedar Hill tonight & was rewarded with this view on the drive home. Another gorgeous Texas sunset!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Day 274

Fat kitty taking a break from looking out the window.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Day 273

Ben-jamming helped us clean up the garage some, found Sandro's floppy campout hat in a box & decided to appropriate it for himself. I think he wears it well, don't you?

Friday, July 9, 2010

Day 272

Made a quick road trip south to bring my mom up for a visit, and we stopped at the Collin Street Bakery in Waco on the way back. Their chicken salad on pecan bread is delicious as always, but this, this is worth the trip!!
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Thursday, July 8, 2010

Day 271

Scenery. or lack thereof....

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Day 270

It's just about a week before Troop 615 leaves for their big summer trek at Philmont Scout Ranch, so the boys had their final pack check tonight. They've been preparing for almost a year so it's exciting to have it be right around the corner.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Day 269

unexpected road trip required an oil change & check-up on the Vibe, wherein they found a nail in a tire. Thank goodness for hazard protection.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Day 268

After a lazy 4th of July yesterday, we had another lazy day today, enjoying the 3-day weekend. Only thing that had to get done today was a haircut for the boy, who needs to have it short for his upcoming Scout trek. It's been a very long time since his hair has been this short, and it's kind of strange to be able to see his eyes again!!
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Sunday, July 4, 2010

Day 267

This post has nothing to do with the Fourth of July, Independence Day, or America's Freedom. It has everything to do with an awesome run I had this morning out on the Trinity Trails and the feeling I had when I was done with 9 hot, sweaty miles. I usually hate photos of myself, but this one? This one I like. Because when things get tough in my training over the next 18 weeks, if I can remember how I felt when I took this picture and just get it done anyway, I will be SO READY for the New York City marathon.
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Saturday, July 3, 2010

Day 266

Hardest part of Pedicure Day is choosing the perfect color. Today I went with OPI's "A Good Mandarin is Hard to Find."

Friday, July 2, 2010

Day 265

Blue is not a flavor. We've had this discussion before...

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Day 264

Yes, I know... another picture of the crazy cat. But at least she is sufficiently wired today - check out the pupils on her! She was kind of freaked out & talking to the ghoulies in the ceiling, and this was the first time I was able to capture her special kind of spazziness!