Thursday, September 22, 2011

Running and Racing...finally!

I'm so excited - I've got a race this weekend!  It has been 4 months since my last race - I'm going through withdrawls!

Baby Boy and I signed up for a race that I've never run before - The Smokey Bear Run!  Sounds fun - huh?  It's a 10K held in Bass Lake.  The race photos I've seen are just gorgeous.  It's got a few hills, but I'm feeling good about it!
 The best part is that Baby Boy won't be yelling at me from 100 feet back, "Mummy...Mummy...wait up...Mummy...Mummy...wait up!"  He does that all the time when we run around the neighborhood, but I know he won't do it in front of a crowd.  

Oh, 13 year old, who could run me down in seconds...who runs a 7 minute mile with his cross country team...did I mention he's 13?

I'll let you know how it goes!  I'm so excited!!!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Running with Martha!

I love Martha Stewart!  I love cupcakes!  However, I'm not sure if I love Martha Stewart's cupcakes!

 I received this book as a birthday gift last year.  I just started using it a few months ago.  The first recipe I tried was for Mocha Cupcakes.  They were very yummy!  Even put chocolate covered espresso beans on top - just like Martha!

Next, I tried the peanut butter and chocolate cupcakes.  Not such a winner these!  I think I baked them too long, as they came out very dry!  So dry, in fact, that I ended up throwing out the last 4 cupcakes - it should be a crime - I know!!

 So, this past weekend I tried a chocolate mint cupcake - with a real chocolate peppermint inside!!

Dry...that's all I can say.  They are supposed to be "brownie" cupcakes, but I think I'm having issues with the baking time.  Martha...give me a little help here - really, how long should these yummy things bake?  Sorry, Martha, I'm going to have to second guess you from now on when I make cupcakes - I still love you though!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Running Outdoors!

I'm celebrating Outdoor Wednesday with a special highlighting of my son's collection.  Baby Boy is a collector.  He began collecting freeway signs and street signs several years ago.  He's only 13, but can navigate and bid on eBay like no one I know!

He actually found this sign at a local antique/collectables store.  I told him we could put it in the backyard, but I got to pick the location.  So, we ended up putting it at the end of the walkway to the backyard.  I thought it was funny that the arrow points to the fence - not the way to the backyard.  Baby Boy doesn't share my humor (sadly) and he wondered why we didn't make the arrow point the other way.  Having to explain my humor is complicated, so I just quietly walked away.

I think it's fun.  Not your traditional backyard accessory.

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