Tuesday, November 29, 2011

I cannot believe how fast this month has flown by.    I spent two weeks at my Mom's.   She is continuing to slowly get worse with her Alzheimer's, but the care center takes good care of her.  And the Hospice Nurse keeps me updated when I'm not down there.

In looking back through my files, I've sold 475 Note Cards this year.  It's been fun designing new ones and getting them posted in my Etsy Shop http://KraftyNoteAbles.etsy.com
Latest addition is Paper Ribbon for Gifts.   WOW is that fun to make, too.

Went home before Thanksgiving and spent 2 days cooking our traditional meal.  All of the kids got home, so that made the day special.    Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving as well.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

 Raymond on our way to DC
Marine Corps Band performing during Marathon Expo. 
 Snow the day before the race!
 The Starting Line and the weather was perfect!  33 at start/high at 45.
 Beautiful Trees even though it was late October.
 Deer grazing in between the snow.
 The red leaves are really on branches and not falling!
So peaceful!

Back Home after a wonderful trip.

10 days away was a blast.  5 days in DC for the 2011 Marine Corps Marathon.   I ended up finishing 16.5 out of the 26.2 miles - I'm sure I almost killed my knees due to compensating due to the bunion.   I may have to try the new shoes that fit your feet like a glove...vs having a shoe bend on top of the hurt area.   Really would like to get my foot better and finish 1 marathon, then I'll stick to shorter races -- but definitely going to keep on walking.   Just feels good.   My husband, Raymond finished the race - his 1st ever marathon in 4:34:52 and our daughter did a personal record with 4:11:?.   Susan had some knee issues but she was able to finish.

Raymond and I enjoyed DC and the drive back to Jax.  Went through some of the Smokey Mountains - saw Snow, lots of Deer grazing on the grass along the road, beautiful leaves.   Since being home, I've turned my sights on getting The Etsy Shop open and posted the first Note Card today.   More cards to come.   Hope to have them posted in next two days.

How is your Fall going?   Hard to believe Thanksgiving is just a couple of weeks from now.  What kinds of special foods do you cook once a year?   Would love to hear your traditions.