Saturday, May 29, 2010

It's been a week already?

Man!  This week flew by!

It was a great week, and very eventful!  Here is my breakdown ;)

Sunday: Was nice enough to go running with my friend.  It was one of those warm days when it would rain just a little when you were overheating.  Perfect!

Monday: Mostly work, but had a great time at a little party thrown by one of the campaigns I was working on.  Great people!

Tuesday: Dentist....not a super fun thing, but eventful none-the-less. ;)  I think it is funny that I went in to get cavities fixed, cavities that were not hurting at all, and then I left with a sore mouth and teeth that are now sensitive to heat...

Wednesday: Off to Bend!  I love traveling over to Bend, and I had some awesome meetings.  I am excited that my team there is great and growing all the time. It was also a pretty nice day, so I walked around downtown a little to get a better sense of what is around town.  They also have a super cute library.  I stayed with one of my volunteers, who had an awesome place, with solar power to supplement their power usage.  I love it!

Thursday: Left Bend early and drove to Portland.  It is great to be in the office with my co-workers.  Had a full day of meetings and got a lot done.  I also got my business cards finally!  Drove home and got a flat tire on the rental.... I think that is my family's curse.  My mom once got a wrench or something crazy stuck in her tire...

Friday: Changed the tire on the rental and drove it back to them.  Was nervous that they were going to charge a lot for a replacement tire, but they decided not to charge us at all!  Yay!  Then worked a little coffeeshop nearby, had a lunch meeting at a yummy Thai place, then drove out to a vineyard to pick up a wine donation for an event we have next week.  When we got home, I found out my sis got a job!  I am so excited for her, she had been looking for some time!  Good job, sis!

Friday eve- Hubby, Sis and I went to the Last Friday Art Walk with a new friend of our's and had a great time.  The Last Friday Art Walk is kind alternative, and my friend and I had fun with it.  Namely with our new purchase of face accessories....

Have a great weekend everyone!


Sunday, May 23, 2010

Loving having a weekend off!

I have been enjoying having the weekend off!  I am sometimes so torn between wanting to work, work, work, and wanting to play around the house....

Yesterday was mostly cruddy outside, so I spent much of the afternoon baking.  I love baking, but since it often takes some time, I do not do it as often as I like.

Here are a few of the yummies I baked....

Big ol' loafs of fresh fav!

German chocolate cupcakes!  I love using parchment paper for the liners. 

Yum!  I also made blueberry muffins, but those were gone into the family's belly in a matter of an hour...

Today I am off to play in the yard, run with my friend and work on the mess that is my house!

Talk to you soon!  Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Coming up for air....

Well the primary election in Oregon is over, and while my candidates didn't win outright, they did make it through the first cut and will go through to the general election.

I am glad that I am getting a bit of a breather today.  In the last week or so I had managed to get a few breaks to do a few crafts and see the outdoors a little.

This is the beginning of finally putting together my granny squares!  I love the way it is coming out!

This was a gift to one of my friends for her birthday.  So much fun to make!  She liked it so much she asked for a series!  I get to have even more fun! :)

Not a great picture, but I made this barrette to match a sun dress I have.  It was so much fun to make...I love felt!  I sewed beads on the center of the flower.

Then on Sunday Ric and I went on an evening bike ride to enjoy the last of the nice weekend weather.  While we were out on the riverbank trail, we stopped to watch a family of geese swim by.  Then they surprised us...

Here you can sort of see them in the sunny reflection swimming by.

Then they switched direction and started swimming toward us.

Here they are super close!  I thought this was great that they came up close just so I could take a better photo....

Then they came up the bank!  At that point Ric and I got a little nervous of mommy goose...

I love the babies!  I wanted to go play with the goslings, but that would probably result badly. :)  Our pics were taken behind a little fence we took shelter behind...hehe

Looking forward to having a little more time this week to get caught up on work I got behind on, as well as having some time to work around the house and spend with friends!  Yay!


Thursday, May 13, 2010

Sunny work day...

Well the primary has been keeping me more than busy! But there are only 5 days left, so after Tuesday I will have a little break!

But I do have to say that I love my job, and even my bad days are not that bad (although my family may say And today was a great day!  It was one of the first really super nice days of spring here, and after riding my bike home from a morning meeting, I set up my computer outside in the backyard.

It was so nice to sit outside with the animals, listen to some tunes and get tons of work done.  I know how I am working tomorrow!

Here is a great pic of B.W., my buff orpington, taking in some sun....

Hehe...she is funny...

Hope you enjoy some sun this week, too!  Talk more soon (and more consistently after the primary! :)


Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Video of me running!

Had to post the video of me crossing the finish line!  They cut away from the finish line just in time to completely miss my friend, though!  It think it is not super flattering, but still cool to show that I ran across the line!

I am at about 2:47 or so...

Ok, now to do a little crafting for friends!  Finally!


Monday, May 3, 2010

I did it! The Eugene Half Marathon!

Well I know I have not posted in some time, but things have been super crazy, and the little time I have had off, I have either not wanted to be on the computer, or I was out running to get ready for yesterday.

Yesterday, my friend and I ran the half marathon!  It was awesome! 13.1 miles from start to finish, and we only stopped once to go to the restroom. We ran the rest of the time, which neither of us thought we could do.  It was so cool, and running through the finish line was something else!

Here is a photo of the crowd.  There were about 8,000 people participating in either the half or the whole marathon:

We started at the back because we thought we would be kinda slow, but next time, we will start a little further up because we ended up having to work our way through a lot of the walkers.  But it was so cool to see that many people there and all doing what we were doing!

And this is my friend and I getting ready to take off! Thanks to my hubby for coming down to the start line in the crazy crowd to get our photo!

I am so glad I did it, and my friend and I are already starting to figure out what is next!

I also have to share this awesome shirt I bought myself:

Ha!  I had to get it!  It also says it on the bottom of the shirt on the back...hehe.

And here is the bandanna I got for my doggie:


Ha!  Who knew I would actually enjoy this!?  

Ok, got to run! ;)