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Saturday, January 03, 2009


MS Blues Marathon

Since I didn't have much else to do today, I got up early and went to watch the Mississippi Blues Marathon in Jackson this morning. Although I have run in a couple of 5Ks, I've never actually watched other people run. I thought it would be interesting (and it was). It would also give me a chance to cheer on other runners and be encouraging!!!. So far 2-1/2 hours this morning I stood in downtown Jackson, first at about mile 6 then at just past the 9 mile mark, and I clapped and yelled and woo-hoo'ed!!

And there were lots of runners! I was amazed that so many people were willing to take on the challenge of running at least 13.1 miles for the half marathon. Maybe one year I'll give it a shot, but for right now I'll stick with the 5K races.

This picture is the group of guys in first place. Check it out - their feet are not touching the ground! These guys covered 6 miles in about 30 minutes. I think they were floating.


Friday, January 02, 2009


Finished - Pineapple Heirloom Afghan

I really like having a nice afghan thrown over the back of the couch. My husband likes having a blanket handy on chilly mornings.

I finished this one a few weeks ago. It is the Pineapple Heirloom afghan from the book 50 Sensational Crochet Afghans & Throws. Don't remember if I've posted about this book, but it has some beautiful patterns in it.

This afghan is made from Red Heart Super Saver, so it will stand up to lots of use and washing. The pineapple panels are alternating strips of white and aran. It turned out pretty good and is a nice size too!


Thursday, January 01, 2009


Happy New Year!!

Well, let's see if I still remember how this all works....
Title - check - that's easy!!
Picture - check - an almost traditional southern New Year's meal. Hoppin' John, cornbread, and, um, well, it is stuffing. It should be turnip greens but I forgot to buy greens when I went to the grocery store. So we had left-over stuffing instead.
Post - check - (I can still blog! Amazing isn't it?) But the Hoppin' John was really good. It's a mixture of black-eyed peas, ham hocks, and rice. Hubby made the cornbread 'cause he does that much better than me.

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