Friday, April 19, 2013

High Five for Friday

Sometimes I sit and stare at my blogger screen (like right now) and I have no idea how to begin a post.  Believe it or not, sometimes I can't come up with anything at all to say..I go completely blank. I'm not making it up...I know it must be hard to imagine me speechless.. 

So, rather than coming up with something clever to start this off, I'll just get on with it..

Here are the highlights from my week.

Lynn had at least 20+ something people come out and walk with her for the breast cancer awareness 1 mile walk and 5k.  I am sure it was very humbling for her, it even brought tears to my eyes to know how much love and support she is surrounded by during this time in her life.  She is truly blessed, but..we are also truly blessed to be a part of her life.  It's definitely a win/win.

So, last week remember I was stressing about running this race without my usual partners in crime?  Piece of cake!  I got my little buddy up at the crack of dawn (he may still be asleep in this picture) and we scooped my Dad up and headed to Austin Peay to meet everyone.

I did end up being the only one in our group to run,  but by the time I woke up that morning I was super pumped and not nervous at all.

and I felt fantastic when I was finished!!

This was actually the first race I ran with a chip.  I just enjoy running so I do it for fun, and in the past have opted out of the chip...The competitor in me liked seeing the printed results.

I placed 7th in my age group, and 99th overall..out of 154 with a time of 35:38.  Is it great.. no, I know I can eventually do better, but I was proud of myself.  I keep having to remind myself that I will probably never be able to run a seven minute mile like I could when I ran for sport in high school.  So rather than beating myself up about my 11ish minute miles, I remind myself that this time last year I was doing about 14-15 minute miles...and then I remind myself that at least I'm doing something and feeling good about it no matter now long it takes, and no matter how many people are in front of me. 

While we're talking about throw back Thursday picture this week was my 9th grade (I almost cried when I realized this was 20 years ago) Cross Country pic that was taken for the yearbook.  I had the best time with my team travelling to all of our meets.  Those were the days..

Kyle and I celebrated our 3rd wedding anniversary this week.  Earlier in the week I found myself looking through all 800 of our wedding photos on my computer.

After looking at the wedding pictures I moved on over and started looking at honeymoon photos...apparently I can meet friends no matter where I go...

and oh what I wouldn't give to be back in Grand Cayman right about now!!!

I got a sample of Nexxus Youth Renewal Rejuvenating Elixir in my April Birchbox.  Today it was windy and just a nasty day outside so I decided to try it out to see how my hair did on what would normally be a bad hair day.

The bottle said to only use 3-4 drops.  I used 4...the drops were tiny, but it was just enough.  I could tell immediately as soon as I ran it through with my hands.  I went about my normal day, and really didn't look at my hair again until I got home from work.  It pretty much looked the same as it did when I left. It was still shiny, soft, and not a bit of frizz.  I'm digign' it, and for $20.99 and only 3-4 drops at a time, I'd say it's well worth it.

I finally finished Matched by Ally Condie.  It did end up being a good book (more towards the end) so the second one has been a little easier/quicker to read.  It is a little slow for my taste, but I would recommend it if you like YA stuff.

Monday is Earth Day...One of my most favorite times of the year!!  If you know me personally you know that I love to get my hands in the dirt, plant things, watch them grow, and admire their beauty.  Every year Trey and I celebrate Earth Day and get our hands dirty!!

I'm pretty excited that I am growing my own fruits and vegetables in a raised bed this year.  I have never done this before so it could turn out to be a total flop, but I don't think I can mess it up that bad...Tomorrow I am going to the Mennonite farm across the state line to buy my plants.  
This is the plan I intend to use for my garden.

I ordered a few of these garden markers from BowenDesign on Etsy.  Since this is my first garden I may be going a little over the top, but I think my garden needs cute markers..don't you!!??

Have you heard about Barkbox?  I'm's like Birchbox except it is for your dogs.  Nicole told me about it one night, and I was like "shut up!!"  It's a little too pricey for me, but I thought it was too cool not to share.  I figured some of you dog lovers could splurge!!

When I lay down to read at night Brodie likes to lay on the top of the couch right above my's pretty cute!

One morning I heard some noise under my bed, and no one would answer me when I asked who's there....I bent down and spied a little Winston Westie nose under my bed.

Scuba is totally over me taking his picture...

Sebastian is my paws on blogging buddy...No matter where he lays if he is close to me he has to be touching me...he's the cutest little kitty cat ever.

I'm not exactly sure why this giant Great Dane of mine constantly thinks it's ok to sit in my lap.  He just looks at me with those sad eyes when I say he's too big to sit on me...the puppy dog eyes always win...

Scuba went with me to pick Trey up from school one was a wind in your face kind of day and he pretty much loved it!!

Brodie is the cutest!!

Well, that's my week in a nutshell.  It flew by, and I look forward to spending most of the weekend outside in the garden and in the flower beds. 

Thanks for stopping by H54F... 
I hope your week was just as good as mine, and that your weekend is even better!!


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