Thursday, August 27, 2009

From Mexico, With Love . . .

I bought Persy and I these dresses 5 years ago on a trip to Mexico. I'm so glad we've finally met and she is not opposed to doing the whole Mother-Daughter Matching thing. (Or at least not vocal enough to express her fashion opinions yet!)

Thursday, August 13, 2009


There's just something about a tot in pajamas that I absolutely adore . . .

(It can be hard to get a good shot as Persy is constantly on the go and grabbing at the camera, but I couldn't resist adding this little smile!)

Friday, August 7, 2009

Time to Think

In a couple of months I will be running the St. George Marathon. Since I am such a slow runner, I have even more time than the average marathoner to think during my weekly long run sessions. Here are a few things I do to keep my runs fresh as I log several hours on the road.

Poetry: I carry around poetry to memorise on my long runs. I know I look friggin' ridiculous chanting poetry cadence to myself as I jog through the park, but I don't care.

Musical Imaginings: My ipod playlists includes just about every type of music. I have classical, African drumming, country, hip-hop, soundtrack etc. I use my music to transport me around the world. One minute I might be jogging along a dirt trail in the swampy South as I listen to Cajun Zydeco, the next I might imagine myself fighting pirates as I listen to a soundtrack.

Running with Purpose:
I like to write down a higher purpose for my run and carry it with me. I also write down how I will reward myself afterwards.

Audiobooks: Need I say more?

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Isn't She Lovely?

I just started harvesting my tomatoes from the community garden. I took this little beauty home and devoured it whole with a little bit of salt. Everything tastes better when you grow it yourself.