Has it really been over two years since I last posted?  Wow! Time flies.  Lots has been happening over the last two years that I don’t think can be covered in one post.  I am hoping to start blogging more this year.  Recording my personal history is something I hope that my daughter will appreciate some day.

I am still running.  I have run several races since I posted in September 2014 and have several scheduled to run this year.  Plus my friend and I have plans for future races we want to do… Like celebrate our 50th birthdays together running the half marathon in Disneyland Paris.  It will also be the 5th year of Disney hosting a race there.

And I have been stitching some, too.  Not as much as I would have liked.  There were several months that I wasn’t able to stitch at all but I will cover that in a future post.

Yesterday and today I have been playing it lazy while fighting off a cold.  I am a big believer in the use of Zicam so I have been taking that since yesterday and I have faith in the healing power of chicken soup.  So I am sure you can guess what I have been eating the last two days.

Until the next post,

Happy Stitching!

Two Years

Two years ago today my mother passed away.  I miss her. The sound of her voice and laugh.  Sean misses her sandwiches.  We use to joke that she needed to open a sandwich shop.  She was a wonderful woman.  I started stitching the project below with the intention of it being a Christmas present that year.  Whenever she and I talked on the phone at the end she always said this to me.



Run Like a Diva … Year 2

I realized that I haven’t blog in a really long time and decided that it was time I get back to it.

Just last weekend I was able to run the Run Like a Dive Half Marathon again for the second year in a row.  I wasn’t able to train well due to some back issues but I managed.  And this year I very glad that I got to run it with friends.

   IMG_4974.JPG  Me and one of my best friends ever, Wendy


IMG_4973.JPG Me and my good friend Symya

IMG_4979.JPG and YAY! I finished!

IMG_4990.PNG  Considering that I didn’t train well, I didn’t do to badly. Less than two minutes longer than last year’s finishing time.

(We all three earned a medal but I didn’t get a photo of us together with them.)


So I have been stitching still on the Once Upon A Time sampler and finished the February block this weekend.


And since I didn’t post when I finished the January block, here they both are together.  I am now working on the March block.


My friend, Wendy and I both got one of these medal displays this year for our Tinker Bell & Princess Coast to Coast challenge and it came yesterday.   I kept adjusting the medals until I had them just right, sealed the back on and… wouldn’t you know my Glass Slipper is off.  But what can you do?


I did finally find the mistake in the border and finished the stitching of it.


I’ve been stitching on the first square and it is such a fun stitch. I can’t wait to catch up but I’m not sure I will before April comes out.


I’ve been meaning to post about this. A couple of weekends ago my friend, Wendy and I participated in the Glass Slipper Challenge.  Much like the Tinker Bell weekend where we ran a 10K on Saturday and a half marathon on Sunday except we received the challenge medal in addition to the race medals.

Although I had been running some since the Tinker Bell, I hadn’t been running enough.  Mostly thanks to the weather this winter.  It has been negative temperatures cold with more snow and ice then we are used to getting.  So at the beginning of February I did join an area Planet Fitness so that I could at least run a few times using a treadmill.  Let me tell you, if I thought I didn’t enjoy running before, I really didn’t enjoy running on a treadmill.

The weather here has been very cold and the weather in Florida on race weekend… humid! On the half marathon morning at 3:30 am prior to the start of the race is was some where around 90%.  The below picture was a screen shot I took after the race.


But Both mornings we still got out there and got it done.  And that is what matters.  Receiving those medals is the goal and that is what we did.

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I Survived!

Fourteen years ago today while driving to work there was an accident. My car was t-boned by another car, split in half and went airborne. I don’t remember the accident at all. I do recall coming to, asking what was happening, being told there was an accident and that they were using the “Jaws of Life” to get me out of the car. I knew there was something important I needed to let them know, but couldn’t recall right away what it was, through I did eventually remember. I was flown by helicopter to Baltimore. My injuries included some cuts and bruises, I bit thorough my lower lip, my eye looked like I went a round with Ali and lost, and I had four hairline fractures in my left hip and tailbone.



My car-baby that I had just paid off two months before the accident. 😦



What the article doesn’t mention because the reporter didn’t know and was the thing that I was trying to remember that I needed to tell the EMTs, is that I was fourteen weeks (on that very day) along in a high-risk pregnancy. I was to go to an appointment that afternoon to check on the cervical cerclage the doctor had put in two weeks before. Thankfully, I left the hospital the next day, still pregnant but on three months mostly bed-rest. Hannah was born early but not until July 15th.

I am grateful every day that we both survived that day.