Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Randomness on my Memory Card

I take pictures of somewhat random things from time to time. They are usually of things I don't plan on turning into prints and will probably get erased eventually, so I thought I'd share them here.

My little sister turned 40 at the beginning of the month, so I made her a turtle ring. Just what every 40-year-old is wishing for, I know! My sister has two turtles as pets, and she is the one who prodded me to make turtle beads. The purple turtle in the picture is the one I made for her. There is glow-in-the-dark frit on it (from GlowJoe) and a sparkly piece of murrini (from Lori and Kim) - I pulled out all the stops for this ring. :) The green ring is one I wear. I think they like each other.

My sister had a wine and cheese party to celebrate her big milestone birthday, so I also made her some wine glass charms to use for the celebration. When I got to the party I noticed the boob and the fried egg were still not being used.

Any guesses what this is? Here's a hint: Watch it wiggle, see it jiggle. Yep, it's jello. And it's shaped like a human heart. This was a gift from my dad. For Valentine's Day he gave me a jello mold of an anatomically-correct heart. Kids, dinner's ready! Mmmmm, good.

Our dog Chunky is obsessed with tennis balls and playing fetch. He especially likes to chase down tennis balls in the snow. Sometimes, when we say we've had enough fetch and it's time for a break, Chunky will take his tennis ball and give it new look. Afterward, this is what is left and what he expects us to throw to him in the next round of fetch. Ick.

I haven't been posting my Tuesday Training posts because I haven't really been training. I couple weeks ago I ran my six miles and felt great. I drank a ton of water and made sure I was hydrated throughout the day. But by 8pm that night I was sick with the chills. I know I wrote about my issues with this before and I got some great advice about keeping water with me all day, and that's what I did. And I drank it. But there's something more going on with me and my body just doesn't seem to want me to push that hard. Getting the chills is not the worst thing ever, I know, but if it happens after a 2-mile run or a 6-mile run, it will likely happen after a 13-mile run, and I'd rather not go through it in a hotel out of state. So I'm officially not going to run a half marathon. I'm totally bummed. I'll find another fitness goal that suits me better. My son, however, still might run it. So if he wants to, I told him I'd be happy to make the trip to IU to cheer him on. Maybe I'd even run the 5K for fun. :)


  1. That is too funny that the boob and the egg weren't being used. I guess the guys weren't drinking wine or the boob would've been scooped up for sure. Sorry to hear about your dehydration episode. I got a severe case of heat stroke one time. It is not fun, I feel your pain. Hang in. I'm sorry to hear that you are not doing the marathon. You were inspiring me to THINK about doing a half triathalon some of my peers are doing. :D

  2. And when can I buy a turtle ring? :) Note... I have extreme sausage fingers :)