Monday, October 12, 2009

Home for the Weekend

I got to go HOME, last weekend! It was so NICE to sleep in my own bed for three whole nights. Don't get me wrong, I am grateful for my job, but I did some quick calculations, and realized that for the calendar year of Nov '08 to Nov '09, I will have only been in my own home for two months and one week. The rest of the time I was either in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Kenya or the East Coast. All GREAT places to be, but still there's no place like home.

I went for a run with my Running Group Saturday morning. Gotta admit, I had a lot of trepidation - was worried about keeping up. But, I DID! And we ran 8.6 miles, at an 11 minute pace, so I feel really really good about the Tulsa Run on October 31st.

And then, Saturday night, I went to the Fair. I was coerced into trying this:

You're thinking, Seriously, Chocolate Covered Bacon? Yes, that is what it is. Fortunately, the requirement was one bite - (I was kind of curious, but one bite cured that)

And then, for the first time in my life, I was won a prize.

Cute lil guy, isn't he? But, he smelled so NASTY that I left him on a table for someone to take (which someone did in about 3.2 seconds) It truly was the thought that counted.

Now I'm back in DC - with a group, because they were snowed into Minneapolis. So, THEY'LL arrive tomorrow. Whilst in the Chicago airport I saw this...

Tulsa State Fair is way ahead of it's time.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Remember the Rabbits?

Way back in June i created my own new little garden space and had some issues with a pack of rabbits that had been born in my back yard and then ATE the seeds that I had planted. SO, I had decided to do away with them, and they apparently felt the vibe, because they disappeared. Which was a good thing. For them. I was going to drown them, and then was shamed into releasing them into a field, but then they were gone and that was the end.

In case you feel I am hard hearted, please remember they had encroached on my land, with no offer to help with the mortgage and THEN were also eating the very items I was using to save money in these hard economic times.

I told my last tour group this story. This is then what I found in my seat of the bus...

So cute. Funny. Witty. Hilarious. And the time they put into hunting for that cute little rabbit meant a lot.

And then, I was reaching into my purse the following morning, and this is what I found...

the sickos... :)

Star Sightings

SO, there we were, leaving the Broadway Show The Lion King (yes, for the twelfth time... ok - maybe 13) and we were walking down 45th to the bus that was waiting for us on 8th Ave, when we came across a crowd. Yes, unusual for Manhattan. They were standing under a canopy by a Stage Door... the Stage Door that HUGH JACKMAN was going to come out of.

And here are the amazing photos I got with my new phone...

Does it seem blurry? That's him - the first guy

Oh yeah, no flash, no zoom...

We also saw Daniel Craig and Bill Pullman. I was GOING to take photos, but well... you saw the last ones.

And also. I LOVE my job, and just had the funniest group, but I miss home. My community at church, my friends, my garden, my bed, my house.