10.21.2007

Race for the Cure, Phase 10, and other relaxing happenings




race for the cure happened this weekend. i have a love/hate relationship with race for the cure. i love it because it is totally inspirational and AWESOME but i hate it because people who don't run races ever are REALLY good at getting in the way. there was a lot of pushing and shoving up front - seriously i almost got trampled - not a good place to feel claustrophobic (45,000 registered racers pushing forward!) they give 'stars' to those running under 27 minutes and coral them up front but crazy, slow people in big groups like to push in front despite the fact they are going to start walking less than a half mile in. though i guess i should admit it was kind of nice to pass like a hundred people. whatever. additionally, i made this pretty shirt naming the people i was racing for but next year i am going to make it in white with pink lettering.... there were other folks wearing pink and the survivor shirts are light pink - i think the dark pink is a little too close to the survivor shirts. eh, well, lesson learned. melissa and i had a blast making shirts friday night (pictures above). pretty much it was like we were in junior high - minus the puff paint, plus fabric paint and stencils.

saturday we had a loverly evening of mexican food, trivial pursuit, and phase ten with kristen and jr. today, even though it isn't THAT cold yet, i made my first sunday stew of the season (thick and delicious!) and am now watching game seven of the ALCS and relaxing before the work week begins.

this weekend: happiness is beef stew aroma lingering through the house, attic fan whirling, open windows, breast cancer ribbons, 3.99 t-shirts at the craft store, cheese dip (oops!), clean sheets, long showers, and the world series playoffs.


8 comments:

Jennifer said...

ohhhhh I made my first stew this week too. It was awesome. It was so awesome to come home and have the house smelling so wonderful after sitting in the slow cooker all day...yummy!

clif, somer, vivian, & bauer said...

i LOVE my attic fan...clif tried to take it out and put in a ladder to the attic, but i REFUSED!! btw...take a looooong shower for me...now that the kids out number me, i am lucky if i can find time to brush my teeth and to take a hoochie-bath! ;)

m-m-m-melissa said...

dude i look drunk and mentally unstable in that picture. i'm probably only one of them... and we weren't drinking. : ) fun fun fun. so proud of you for running on saturday! sorry, on behalf of the walkers, for all your troubles. xoxo

m-m-m-melissa said...

p.s. i'm wearing my shirt for the first time right now... what a coincidence. unless you're watching me through my window...

Leah Billings said...

Sounds like you had a fantastic weekend. Hooray for stew!

Elizabeth Ross said...

You guys are so cute.

Can't believe I missed the Phase 10 challenge! Stupid phone. Here's the problem for all of you guys that can't reach me... Dog ate phone charger, had to buy a car charger. Must be in car to charge.
That's the rub. ;)

Susan said...

Chili on the stove right now! Yummy on a rainy day!

Big Mike said...

Melissa told me about that X-mas shirt, but this is my first chance to see it...GLORIOUS!