Monday, May 30, 2011

Running and running and running...

I'm finally getting back in the habit of working out again.  It helps that I have someone at the gym waiting on me.  Jessica, a girl from work, has joined the same gym as me and is going to start working out with me.  This is going to help me because it will give me a reason to go to the gym instead of making excuses not to go.  I also bought a new pair of running shoes over the weekend.  Normally, I buy a pair of shoes that I intend to run in but I also use them for everyday shoes.  This new pair is only for running though.  I will use my other pair for everyday use.  So, this means I actually bought shoes that were meant for running.  I have never done that before.  I used them this morning and could actually tell a difference.  They were much lighter and were very comfortable.

So, when I run outside, I usually get about 4 miles in.  When I'm on the treadmill at the gym I don't get that much in.  This is usually because I become obsessed with watching the numbers that I can't help making myself go faster and then slowing down.  I can't keep a steady pace on a treadmill.  It's probably a good thing though. 

I had planned on running in a 5k with Paris on June 25th, but found out my family reunion is that evening.  Normally this wouldn't be a problem because 5k's are usually in the morning, but this one is actually a night run.  Oh well, there will be more in the future.  I think I am going to run/walk the Memorial half marathon next year.  That is my current goal.  Who knows, by then things might change.  That is what I am working toward right now though.  Ok, it's out there for the world to know so I can't back out now. 

Until then though, I am going to keep working out and running and hopefully I can get in good enough shape that I can run 4 miles straight without having to stop and walk.  It doesn't help though that lately I have been having to run into the wind and up a hill at the same time.  Not cool.  But maybe that is just helping me get the muscles back in my legs.

Until next time my friends...

Monday, May 23, 2011

Having fun making stuff

I wanted to take this opportunity to let everyone know about my new project.  I received a set of coasters from a friend a few years back and have used them regularly since then.  So, I got the information on how to make them from her and I also did some research on a few crafting blogs and found out how to make my own.  So, here I am, making coasters for other people and hopefully they will enjoy theirs as much as I have mine. 
The design or theme of the tiles can be customized to fit any occasion or any d├ęcor.  They also make great gifts.  I have included a few pictures to illustrate what I am making and give you a few examples of what I have already made.  Email me if you are interested in a set or if you have any questions. 

Until next time...

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

How much is too much?

I think I either have a stalker or someone that is really lonely. There is a little girl that lives a few houses down from me that has decided I am her new best friend. This little girl likes to ask me random questions…A LOT of random questions.

The first night I met her I’m pretty sure she asked me at least 20 questions. Why are you never home? What’s your name? What’s your middle name? What’s your last name? How old are you? Why is your dog barking? What does he look like? Why is he so fat? What does the inside of your house look like? Do you want me to bring you some miniature pancakes? (Really?!) Are you married? Do you have any kids? Can I come over and help you garden? (as she is holding a miniature shovel that is no longer than 6 inches) Can I water your flowers for you when you aren’t home? And this was just the first night. By the way, her name is Cacee and she didn’t believe me that we had the same name. And she thought it was weird that I couldn’t remember how old I was.

The next night I am sitting there watching TV and someone knocks on my door at 8:45. I grab Boomer so he doesn’t run outside and open the door because I just know it has to be her. 1) I didn’t even have the porch light on; and 2) Who else would it be? Everyone else that comes to my house lets me know they are coming before they come over. Good thing I didn’t have my pajamas on already. When I open the door she looks like she is holding something close to her. She says “You might want to put your dog down.” I just looked at her and asked why. She said because she wanted to show me something and takes her hands away from her body. What do you think she was holding? A gerbil/rat thing! She brought her animal to my house and thought I was going to pet it. I don’t think so. Then once I told her she didn’t need to bring that over anymore, she turned to keep it away from me and tried to reach out and pet Boomer. I had to let her know she wasn’t petting Boomer as long as she had that thing in her hand. I shut the door and went back to watching the game.

So, after I get home and mow the yard on Friday night, I’m trying to catch up on my full DVR and what happens? Someone knocks on the door. Only this time it’s light out and I can see her trying to see in the glass on the front door (the glass you can’t see through). So I pause my show and get up to see what she wants. This time she has a paper and she unrolls it to show me something she has drawn and colored, then proceeds to tell me that her mom doesn’t believe that my name is Kasie and that I can go over and meet her if I want to. If her mom doesn’t believe what my name is, she can come to my house and meet me. I’m not the one walking around the neighborhood knocking on stranger’s doors.

So, needless to say, this girl is crazy. Maybe I’m just that cool that she wants to hang out with me. We will see if this gets any worse if it was just a one-week friendship/stalker. Hopefully she will find a new friend to question…

Until next time…

Sunday, May 15, 2011

It's been a while...

I said I was going to get back into writing on this blog...but I haven't.  I don't feel like I have anything interesting to write about.  This weekend was pretty busy though.  Saturday was my cousin Justin's wedding in Walters.  It was pretty and I got to see a lot of family that I usually only see once a year.  I will get to see them all again in about a month and the family reunion, too.  Love seeing great-aunts and uncles and talking to them.  They have some good stories and knowledge they can pass on.  Justin and Jessica, the newly married couple, had red-velvet cake as the groom's cake.  I was in heaven.  They also had a chocolate fountain so I was able to get some chocolate covered strawberries (love them).  Overall, it was a good time and I hope for nothing but the best for the new couple.

After the wedding, I met up with Candice and Landon and we went to the house of one of their car club friends.  I met a lot of people (I don't remember all the names) and had a good time.  I'm glad I met up with them because I would have sat at home and done nothing all night.  I'm supposed to go to a car show next weekend and hang out with them again.  Should be fun.

Sunday has been a normal day for me.  My stomach has been unhappy this afternoon though so I'm not feeling too well right now.  I did end up taking Boomer over to the dog park for a little bit though.  Someone thought it would be a good idea to bring a boxer into the little dog portion.  Not cool my friend.  So Boomer wanted to meet this dog and they didn't seem to get along.  I didn't think this was a good idea, so I just tried to keep Boomer away from the dog until the guy got smart and took the dog to the big dog area (genius). 

This week doesn't look to be overly exciting except for Thursday when Cristina and ReRe come over for girls night.  I'm cooking for them (!!!).  But the fun will be catching up with them since we haven't had a girls night in over a year.  There will definitely be a lot of laughs.

I will try to be better about posting even if I don't have much to say.  Now that I have finished writing this blog, I've remembered my new "friend" that has graced me with her presence this past week.  I will write about her tomorrow.  She is quite the character.  P.S. Her name is Cacee (and no I didn't make that up).

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Way Back Wednesday

Hello, my friends. Since deciding to pick this blog thing back up, I have been trying to figure out what I was going to write about. I needed something to help get the writing to flow. And after reading several blogs, I have decided I am going to start “Way back Wednesday’s”. Now, you might be thinking I am going to post some songs from a long time ago, but I’m not. I’m not a big fan of oldies, but I am a fan of older pictures. I like to see how people have changed, or if they have changed. So, I am going to go back to some of my older pictures and blog about it. Just be aware that if I have a picture of you, it is fair game.

So, today is the first “Way Back Wednesday” and what better way to start it off than with a picture of myself. Yes, this is Kandi and me from the 1980s, not Jordyn and Kayla. We were probably around 3 and 6 when this was taken. Don’t you love the green chair? What about my multi-colored color-coordinated outfit with my belly showing? Kandi's outfit isn't much better.  I would like to think I still look as cute now as I did back then. I would also like to think my outfits are better looking than that one.  You be the judge.
Until next time my friends...