Thursday, March 26, 2015

First Track Meet of 2015

This was bright and early a few Saturdays ago.  We were waiting on Peanut to get in the car.  He was running in the DMR and needed to be at the meet early.
The four guys from the right ran the DMR.  It was a grey morning.  Peanut got in, ran, and we went back home for a bit.
Peanut had to be back at noon.  We got here a few minutes after.  Who knew the meet was going to go by at a snail's pace?  So, we sat in the rain for hours.
 Not a very pretty view - - at all!
 The runners were wet and cold as they waited around for the 2 mile race, one of the last races run.
All in all, we stayed dry under the umbrella.  We got our fair share of sitting around done.  And, Peanut ran well.   It's just the beginning.  There will be much more to come!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Weight Loss

All year I've been using the MyFitnessPal app to get a bit healthier.  I use it religiously to track what I've eaten.  I've lost a few pounds, but not as much as I would have liked.  This is the toughest challenge. I feel like I've been "good" all week.  The scale thinks otherwise.  Out of spite last night, I ate a Hershey's candy bar.  Ugh!  Everyday is a new day and I need to take this one day at a time.

As I type, Buddy just placed his nose on the keyboard.  He is begging for his morning walk.  If only walking burned more calories!!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Belly Acres

Tried a new burger place last week.  It was very yummy.  I'd ridden my bike and went for a splurge of a burger.  Peanut got pork belly on his.  He ended up taking it off the sandwich, though.  He has such an adventure with food.  He will try anything - except tomatoes and mushrooms!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Picture Post Surprise

Pumpkin looks like he is having a good time.  The town looks lovely too!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Inbox Surprise #2

Our weather this weekend was fairly warm.  The Big Guy and I worked in two bike rides.  We went to dinner on Saturday night and Peanut broke out his Chubbie wannabes.  Little did I know that Pumpkin was gonna break his out on top of the mountains of Germany!  Love it!   Love seeing them having a good time.

Pumpkin is fairly tall.  Guess that means the guy next to him is very tall!

Absolutely gorgeous!  Hope the sun continues to shine there.  It's been dreary and rainy and depressing here!  These pictures have inspired me.  I'm scouring the airfares trying to find a "deal" to faraway places, places we need to see!

Monday, March 9, 2015

Inbox Surprise

After the tragic news about the cadets, it was wonderful to open my box and have a selfie of Pumpkin.  Look at those mountains!

Sunday, March 8, 2015


We got a message Saturday morning from Pumpkin saying that three cadets were in a car accident.  Friday afternoon was the start of their  spring break.  Pumpkin is not home.  He is safe and was not involved.  As information came out, the news is tragic.

This was released in the local CT paper.

This was released earlier today.

My heart is very heavy for two deceased, their families, the surviving driver, his family, the entire CGA family, and the other two involved in the accident.  It is just so very sad.  Prayers are needed.  It is going to be very hard on those cadets when they head back early next week.

I might just work in a trip to CT to get a very much needed hug from Pumpkin.