Tuesday, November 25, 2008


Ed Beware!!!! Today when I opened my front door guess what
those sneaky people left me!!!!
(Drum Roll Please )

That's right they are at it again! They tiptoed quietly to my
front porch so I wouldn't hear them and left these beauties ,
at least they got the hint and changed the color of the bags.
Ed you should like the orange look for the OSU color even though
OU will win this weekend LOL. They were so sneaky even my dog
didn't hear them I guess they knew I would try to make them take it
back. I don't need these so maybe Ed you will take them off my hands
to go with your collection. So be looking for a phonebook coming to your
front porch soon.


Ok. Since I was tagged by Ken here is my crazy eights list.

  1. Survivor
  2. Dancing with stars
  3. Greys anatomy
  4. Amazing race ( I still think Kathy & Roman should do this )
  5. Private practice
  6. Desperate housewives
  7. Celebrity rehab
  8. Two and a half men


  1. Chimis
  2. Golden Palace
  3. Steak and Ale ( I wish they were still in business)
  4. Outback
  5. Charlestons
  6. Jasons Deli ( I love their ruebens, potatoe soup & salad bar )
  7. Napoli's
  8. Arnolds
  9. I would have put at home because I love my cooking but I don't cook much anymore since it is only Bobby to cook for LOL.


  1. Showered
  2. Worked in my daughters place since she is sick
  3. Cooked cabbage soup for dinner
  4. Watched t.v.
  5. Loaded dishwasher
  6. Reserved a car for Sunmart trip
  7. Read magazines
  8. Went to bed


  1. Thanksgiving
  2. Christmas
  3. Spending time with my granddaughter & daughter
  4. Sunmart
  5. My 30 year Anniversary in January
  6. Bobby coming home from work
  7. Running with our group
  8. Going shopping


  1. Holidays
  2. Eating more soups & Chili
  3. Snuggling in my blankets
  4. No allergies for awhile
  5. Drinking hot teas
  6. Watching football
  7. Eating more especially at Holiday time but anytime really since we need the extra pounds for warmth.
  8. Not having to do spring cleaning.

It was hard to find 8 things I liked about fall since Fall and Winter are not my favorite times of years. I don't like the cold, I miss all the sunshine and warmth of the sun since I am a person who has to have sunshine everyday to function well. I don't like running the heater because it dries my nose out.


  1. For my daughter to get to feeling better
  2. More grandkids but I know that won't happen
  3. Spend more time with my granddaughter
  4. Another 30 + years with Bobby
  5. My heart to be fixed ( I know that God can perform that miracle )
  6. To run better
  7. Go to Greece with Our running group
  8. Quit taking all the meds I take ( I will have to trust God on this one too )

I am like Erin my life is complete and happy so I don't have alot that I wish for. I have a great husband, I have the best daughter and granddaughter and I too get to

stay home ( for health reasons) so what else is there that I should want.


  1. Bobby ( I know he doesn't like to play these games but it is worth a try )
  2. Alicia
  3. Aunt Julia
  4. Deon
  5. Ed
  6. Lisa
  7. Russell
  8. Christin

I hope you all get as much fun from this as I did. Have a blessed week and a Happy Thanksgiving.

Thursday, November 20, 2008


I have the greatest multi talented Aunt in the world. I adore her so
much and she is so full of love and positiveness and would do anything
for anyone. She lives in Round Rock, Texas which is a suburb of Austin.
Round Rock is a good place to visit if you haven't been there. Round Rock
has the best donuts ever next to Krispy Kremes so if you ever are in the
neighborhood you have to try them. I unfortunately don't get a chance to
visit my beautiful Aunt very often but I do get so much positive energy
from her when I do visit or even when I chat with her on facebook. Like
I said she is multi talented, she is a fabulous artist, she makes the best
cookies ever and she did have her own cookie business at one time but
now she makes cookies for the firestation in her neighborhood, she is a
songwriter and did live in Nashville for several years and sold her songs
to famous country singers and I am sure you probably heard them. She
moved from Nashville to Round Rock to be close to her grandkids and now
she has just invented and patented the slip-notz.
What is a Slip-Notz? Finally, a product that keeps your dust ruffle in place!
No more shifting, bunching or movement while shoving the mattress back
into place when initially dressing the bed, changing the bedding or simply
making the bed.
This product has just been marketed by a famous store which she hasn't
released the name yet so for now you can go online at
http://www.slip-notz.com/ to order as many as you like.
They would make good christmas gifts or just for yourself. They come in
all bed sizes. I know if I had a dust ruffle I would be buying this for me.
I know how frustrating it is when you are changing sheets and the dust
ruffle moves all over the place.
I know you guys out there think this is not for you but I bet you would
score big time with your wives if you bought this for her alongside some
jewelry of course.
So take a moment and browse at her website it will tell more about it
and how to use it. I will have to go out and buy me a dust ruffle so I can
have one. She always posts thoughts for the day on facebook and I look
forward everyday to reading them and it gives me so much inspiration
for the day. So this is what she posted today.
Thought for the day: There's joy in everything I do.
So I hope everyone will get some joy out of reading this and Aunt Julia
if your reading this I hope you enjoyed it and didn't mind me bragging
on you a bit. I know you have more talents than what I listed so forgive
me for not mentioning them all.
Maybe next time I will post about me being the second cousin to
David Gates the lead singer in Bread for those that are old enough
to remember them.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


I am truly proud of us Quarter marathoners for running a good race at the
Route 66. We set out to run a good race and break records for ourselves
and we did. I wanted to do atleast a 1:30 but did come in at 1:35 so I am
happy since I did break my last years time of 1:49. I don't think that was
bad for this old lady with all the health issues I have. I felt good during the
run keeping myself in a zone and happy that I got to have my music to keep
me going. I enjoyed seeing Candice, Joye, Glen & Christin along the way
cheering for me. I also was happy when I spotted Coach Kathy cheering for
me as well because when I seen her that gave me the inspiration to keep
going and try hard to push myself to my goal. When I was coming into the
finish line and I looked over in the crowd and seen Kathy there cheering
and smiling at me I knew I had accomplished my goal (even though I
missed my time by 5 minutes) with her help and encouragement.

I enjoyed visiting afterwards with Meg who did awesome also in the Quarter.
I tried to find Sandra also afterwards to give her my congrats but couldn't
find her so last night at our run I seen her and gave her a big high five. She
is so inspiring to me as well.

I enjoyed the lovely delectable undercooked hamburger (Yummo) that they
were serving to us. Did anyone else get to try these yummy selmonilla on a
bun? I like my hamburger a little pink but it was a little too raw for my taste.
I later seen people with pizza and thought man I wished they would have
had that for us quarter marathoners instead. I guess I should be thankful
for what I did get.

I was so proud of all the halfers meeting their goals and of course all the
marathoners as well. I had fun getting to cheer all of them in but the
straw that broke the camels back in the emotion category was when I
seen Bobby coming in and how alot of the group united and ran in with
him and when I got to cross the line with him. I was so proud of him.

Back to the reason why I titled my blog "Quarter Marathoners Unite!".
You know after all the hoopla is over with and you start to settle back
into your everyday routine some people including me start having negative
thoughts (which I try not to be negative) about their accomplishments and
that voice in your head tells you that since you have done the half before
then the quarter is not that big of an accomplishment but I quickly shook
that feeling off because it is a huge accomplishment for all of us that did do
the quarter. WE did succeed because we were out there running and not at
home like alot of people are sitting on the couch.
I succeeded my expectations by being able to run again since my illness. I
was telling someone later about these feelings I was having and someone
overheard me and said "Oh well what matters is that you were there
cheering all the halfers and marathoners in." Yes I know cheering for your
fellow runner is very important and exciting but gee don't kick a quarter
marathoner when they are down please give us some encouraging words
as well. I am more determined than ever now to go for the half marathon
once again in OKC if God willing, heart willing and Dr. willing will allow it.

I am having a wonderful week because my daughter and granddaughter is
back home from Florida, I am getting to spend time with all my
RunnersWorld friends, I am feeling good and I am going back to my positive
mode and having peace within myself what more could I want

Friday, November 14, 2008


I know we all have had those weeks when everytime you turn around something depressing happens. Well I guess this is my week.
first my daughter and granddaughter are gone all week to Florida to go to Disney. I know they are having a good time but I miss talking to my daughter everyday this week. I will be glad when they are back home safe and sound.
second depressing thing that happened is our neighbor across the street from us passed away at home suddenly. She was just 76 and I know she wasn't in the best of health but she wasn't expected to go anytime soon. She was a sweet lady and will miss seeing her out and about. We have had so many neighbors pass away in the past few years and sad to say we still have a few more that probably won't be around a whole lot longer but I guess that is what happens when your neighbors are your elders that Bobby has grown up with.
This morning my mom called me to tell me that my dad had a fall in the bathroom and she had to get her neighbor to help her get him up. My poor little dad is very feeble and not in the best of health and I worry alot about him. I went and spent time with them to make sure he was ok and to help my mom with him. I hate it that our parents have to get old and rely now on our care. I don't mind taking care of them and I love them dearly but I just want to hold onto the memories of when I was young and they were in better health and taking care of me.
I hope I didn't bum you all out too much but I just had to vent a little hoping it would make me feel better. Now on top of having a depressing week I did have a few good things go on.
I am still reflecting on my joyous time I had with everyone that was at the mother road race. I had such an amazing experience that I am ready to do it again. I know Ken & Kathy aren't in no big hurry for that.
I enjoyed Thursday nights walk with Candice & Lindsay. I also enjoyed seeing the beautiful Aiden. I appreciated all the hard work that Kathy & Brian did to throw the pizza party. The food was good but visiting with friends was priceless.
I am now focusing on (I am not going to say only) the quarter marathon. I was so hoping to do the half this year but there is always next year for that but maybe I will be in Greece at that time who knows. I am looking forward to the challenge and all the excitement that goes along with it. I will be at the finish waiting and cheering all the half and full marathoners in. I found out I am good at this cheering thing. I can't wait to go to the expo tonight to pick up our race packets because that makes it more real and now we have to go through with it no backing out.

hopefully everyone will eat well and get plenty of rest and I will see you Sunday.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


Ok so I was starting to get the last kid to be picked feeling until dear sweet Rachael picked me to be tagged.

The 6th picture in my sixth folder in my pics folder is a picture of Bobby's mom and his second cousin. We were at my nephews wedding reception back in May of this year. My nephew is one of 3 nephews that are in the marines. We are so proud of them. I have 1 nephew now in Iraq until this coming April.

So who thinks Bobby looks like his mom?

This is our nephew Dustin Who is the son of Bobby's oldest sister (she is deceased now) and he is stationed in North Carolina and is waiting for his 3rd time around to go to Iraq.

This is our nephew Nick who is the son of Bobby's next to the youngest sister. He is in Iraq now serving his 3rd time there. He is stationed in Hawaii when he is home.

This is our nephew Cory who is the brother of Nick. He just finished boot camp and is waiting for his orders and haven't heard yet where he will be stationed at.

I know I was only supposed to post my tagged picture but I couldn't help but to show off my handsome nephews in their marine attire.

I now tag Kim and Chrissy.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Well I did it. I put the fears to rest on whether or not I could run 6 miles without falling over dead. I know you all think that it is just a walk in the park for you marathoners but I was having doubts since that is the longest I have ran in several months. I knew I had committed to running in the route 66 quarter marathon but was having doubts if I could make it and last Saturday I proved to myself that I could(yeah me). I felt good about how well I did I just would like to improve a little on my time but I think on race day that will happen. I was dog tired afterwards and speaking of dogs I hope the little puppy that was found in the dumpster during the run is doing ok. I can't believe someone would do that to a little helpless puppy it is so inhumane and it makes me very angry that they would do that to one of Gods creatures.

I am so proud of everyone for finishing their run. I was glad to see Cheryl coming in with still a little smile on her face. She has come a long way in her training and I know she will do good come race day.

I am sad to say that I think the Dynamic Duo is no longer running together because Ed (I want to kick some globo gymers A##) has become faster than lightning(way to go!). He did awesome on his 22 (I mean 24) miler. I know he will do good also on race day.

We now have introducing the Team :
Thing 1 & Thing 2

Can you see the resemblance? I think these two make quite the pair. They are a little wacky but you got to love them they are part of the running family. I mean who wouldn't love these two of a kind ( I think one is a little more funnier than the other)? they may bring up the rear (no fault of Ken's) but they have fun in doing so. Way to go guys!

Bobby ordered these tattoo's for Ken, Ed & himself to wear on race day.

I think they will look so cool on them. I think you still have time to order them if anyone else is interested in them. The website is http://www.marathontattoo.com/ They also have tattoo's for half marathoners. They get them to you pretty quick.

Sunday Bobby & I went bike riding with Christin on the west bank of the river. We rode I think about 7 or maybe 8 miles. WE had a good time and the weather was perfect. I was surprised Bobby even felt like going but he was feeling good and thought it would help loosen up his legs more. Bobby has recovered fast from his long run.

Monday night I enjoyed my run with Bobby, Ken, Michael and Cassy. I was glad Cassy joined in with us. We ran 4.5 miles, we started at 21st and ran north across 11th street bridge and then down the west bank to the pedestrian bridge and across the bridge finishing up back at 21st. Ken was kind enough to hang back with me. Ken & I stopped a few times to talk to people we knew which I was thankful for the little break. When we were running on the west bank we came upon some sprinklers going and everyone wanted to go around them but not me I thought what the heck I won't need a shower when I get home LOL so I ran right through them and I welcomed the cool mist in my face.

Bobby and I are trying to plan ahead on how he should eat to get ready for his marathon. Ken has given him some good advice so we are taking that to incorporate with what Bobby thinks he should eat which I know there will be popcorn included in his menu. I think he could live on popcorn. I think the popcorn industry would go broke if he stopped eating it.

Not much else going on for me this week except I hope maybe the rain will hold off Wed. evening so Bobby & I can go bike riding again. I am so loving this biking thing but I won't give up on my running. I am looking forward to this weekend to go help out at the mother road 100 mile race that Ken & Kathy are participating in. I will be cheering them on as well as some of our other runners like Candice, Jason & Lisa. I know that Roman will be there also pacing Kathy and Bobby will be pacing Ken some as well as Dave who I think is pacing Kathy some. Good luck to them both I know they will do awesome.

I hope everyone makes it out to vote today so I guess I better get ready to go vote myself and stand in the long lines(maybe I should take some lunch with me.)