It was Mama's first 5k and first mud run and she did GREAT!
Have you done a mud run or a 5k? Have you done one with your Mama?
I'm not from Kansas. I've never even been to Kansas. But, like Dorothy, I keep ending up very, very far from home.
|Wild, by Cheryl Strayed, about her adventure hiking the Pacific Crest Trail alone.|
|Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell which I had recently heard about from Angie. I loved it!|
Thanks to jetlag and being awake for hours on end in the middle of the night, I rather quickly finished those two books and went searching for more. I found
|Zeitoun, by Dave Eggers, about one family's experience with hurricane Katrina (that's a gross simplification if I've ever written one!).|
|I'm not a Luddite but I do crave a life with less technology and I found his experimental life one that, while maybe not entirely, I'd like to adopt.|
What are your thoughts on e-readers? Have you read anything good lately?
|The World Press Photo Exhibit. My fourth year in a row. Although this year it was at the Niewe Kerk (new church) as opposed to the Oude Kerk (old church).|
|I really liked the shadows on this already-interesting brick wall.|
|Our first meeting at the local animal shelter. I went back the next weekend (this weekend, 10 years ago) and took her home with me.|
|Her face has gone mostly white over the years but she's still very young at heart.|
|Despite some age-related hearing loss she's still alert and ready to go.|
|And she loves her mama!|
|Tex heard there was cake and wanted in on that action!|
|Gabriel with his sister, brother-in-law and nephew. Ghanaians rarely smile in pictures. This is about as much as you get.|
|Supervision provided by her dog, Gordon|
|I'll admit, I do not like using the nail gun!|
|Voila! Don't they look fabulous?!?! I love them! For this region of the country it says to paint them a dark color but I really like the plain-wood look so I might see if it works without painting. Sheri said she's going to paint the Bat Symbol on hers!|
|Crossing the border...one of the few places that still has border control (which means it's one of the few places where I got a stamp in my passport!).|