Thursday, September 22, 2011

Bad Luck Pants

My running pants are now officially unlucky.  First, last Friday I was out on my morning run when I turned the corner and a man was walking his two little yappy dogs.  We all kind of startled each other and the dogs were going crazy, so I went for the street to go around them when one of his dogs bit me in the leg, the leash was too long.  You can see the hole in my pants (above) and the bite (below).  The man felt awful and used a few swear words, I'm sure he was thinking, "I'm going to get sued".  But I told him I would be okay and kept running.

Then Tuesday morning I was getting ready for my morning run, pulled my pants out of the dryer and thought, "I can still wear these, the hole isn't very big."  I met my friend on the corner and we started to run.  We ran for only one block and started to cross the first street when the next thing I knew I was on the ground.  I had stepped off the curb wrong, twisted my ankle and landed on the other knee and my hand to catch myself.  So now I have a swollen ankle, cut up knee, and a dog bite.  These pants are just bad luck!!!  I'm suppose to run a 10k next Saturday.  Now if my ankle is better by then, I'll be out of shape.  I hope I will be able to run again soon, but if not, I guess I'll just have to sign up for another race.   

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Almost Everything

I hope you all had a wonderful summer now that it's almost over.  When the sun finally decided to warm us up in July, I started to have fun, which is why I haven't been posting on my poor neglected blog.  Here are some of the things we did this summer.

We played in the water.

We actually got some tans.

We ate watermelon (actually I didn't, not a fan).

 We had a picnic at the Portland Rose Garden, absolutely beautiful.

 I couldn't stop taking pictures of the roses.

I learned how to crochet flowers (can you tell I LOVE flowers).

Checked out this book from my local library to help me along.

 My kids started school.  Yes, ALL my kids.  Never thought this day would come.

 Preston is in Kindergarten half day, so it's a good way for both of us to get used to him being gone.

I had the most perfect birthday!  I went to the beach with my amazing husband and our wonderful four boys.  The weather was beautiful.

There even was a car show, which was fun to see.

So that is our summer in a nutshell!  I really enjoyed it this year, I'm not ready for cooler weather, but I have to admit with school in session, my house stays cleaner.  Time to get ready for Fall now.