Monday, July 29, 2013


     Well here we are folks, its really late:thirty, or early A.M. whichever you want to call it, all I know is I'm trying to get a plan for my week. But when this is day eight of working to make the paycheck (me likey the OT), and you've been doing the photography stuff (me Love doing this) it gets difficult to get things done and ready to roll. Normally I try and plan out meals for the H2B for the week this way he at least eats healthy at work and doesn't need to spend the outrageous prices in the cafeteria. But it looks like it will be freezer food this week, unless the MIL2B comes through with her leftovers. Just take a look at what I have to work with:
-downstairs freezer- it looks like there's a frozen organic pizza, sweet potato fries, shredded cabbage, a couple of frozen dinners, bag of onions (from the garden), there should be a couple bowls of chili somewhere, other bags of frozen store bought veggies, and blueberry pancakes..........

-fridge freezer- turkey sausage links, waffles, veggie burgers, fried green beans, mixed veggies, bag of white potatoes, blueberries and also a bag of mixed frozen fruit, and why is there a Kroger bag in the freezer?? I should have taken a pic of the fridge but it would show the empty shelves that H2B believes he will starve to death this week, LOL, silly man, there's 'freezer food'! 
     I see several options to choose from and different combinations that WILL happen with what is on hand.  On other more important happenings Jingle in July 5K was on Saturday and as always this runners mom was there taking pictures (can't wait to share them) and was even able to try out my ""New"" invention that kept me dry and my hands were free to handle the camera......I'm excited to share with everyone what the doodad looks like!!
     I'm still taking photos of the Hope53 softball league games four nights a week, this little project has helped me a lot with action shots, AND I'm known as the 'picture' lady by most of the players. How Cool Is That!!
There's also my new friend Amy;
she's all kinds of crazy and of course we have connected from the get go!!

a runners mom--that's what I am!!


Friday, July 26, 2013

~~ Friday's Food For Thought ~~

Start Slowly and use Common Sense
Adopt healthy habits you can stick with,
If you're beginning an exercise routine, Start Slowly.
Be Moderate....
Even in your moderation!

a runners mom~that's what I am!!

Monday, July 22, 2013

10K away and My New Runner Kids...

Having children is a blessing, and I'm truly blessed with not only my own daughter (+ 2 others), I'm blessed to have acquired so many 'runner kids'. The hobby of running that Bobbie choose to start doing in 2009 has helped provide us to not just being together but with a way of connecting more as Mother and Daughter. Talking about - well - everything, life, work, marriage, the sport, friends, family, money, kids you name it we've talked/laughed/defended/owned it. Little did I know that her sport would benefit me in having more and more kids in my life. Let me show you my newest adoptive 'runner kids':
Sherry Peavler 
Sherry started running early this year and if I went back through my folders I've most likely taken her picture at some point. I'm not sure how she and Bobbie know each other (other than running) but at the last race in Stanford she was included in the group photo. More about her in a later post.

Lisa Mattingly 
Lisa! O~M~G she is a MESS!! {in a good way}. Lisa approached me several races ago talking about seeing me at all the races and who was I with, you know info in general. She is so funny and has an energy about her that doesn't seem to end.  Lisa's partner-Bob- is in the picture below. Bob is the Yin to Lisa' Yang - or Yang to Yin what've, all I know is that they're cute together.


Bob Griffin 
The race was at RJ Corman and as always fun to be at. His facility and grounds are undoubting the best I've been to with the runners. They hosted a 5K as well and in the typical RJ Corman style everything went without a hitch. The runners knew where and how to go on the course and the after party again was typical RJ Corman, complete with Banana Ice Cream!! And yes even us non-runners were allowed in indulge. Check out my runner kids;
Back Row= Bob Griffin, Russell Woods, Jason Todd, Darin Cundiff
Middle Row= Lisa Mattingly, Sherry Peavler, Angela Todd, Rachel Cundiff
Front Row= Nitzi Stinnet, Kim Hamilton, and last but never least  My Baby~Bobbie Perkins 
This is part of the Bluegrass Runners Group.

 There will be more to report and I still want to touch based on more of the 'Not a Slacker' post you can read about it here!  Until later this chick is hitting the hay it's work day tomorrow!!

a runners mom~that's what I am!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Time taken - not on my side!

     I last posted [finally] that I wasn't a slacker, and really I'm not. I get side tracked sometimes, maybe I schedule to many activities at the same time, possibly get in some much needed OT at work which I always work [you do what ya gotta when your a broke you know what] or volunteer to help out taking pictures for one of the runner kids, but, that means you get
behind with the blog stuff. I do stay on an 'even' status with the day to day stuff, most of the time. I have a system for getting laundry washed, dried, and folded, H2B though has to either go downstairs to retrieve his clothes or not. It really is that simple, get them and put them away or leave the clothes in piles on the table it don't matter to me. I have a rod hung up under the stairs that I hang my t-shirts on and since I down there so much I get what ever I'm going to wear on a daily basis, it works for me so don't judge!

     One of the items that I posted before was the fact that a nephew had found me after 30+ years. At this point in time I still have yet to hear back from him about getting to know each other and hopefully meet up. I have sent another message to him on FB and have sent a email asking a few generic questions. He has two different jobs listed on his profile {FB} so I know he's most likely busy, busy, busy. From his picture there he favors my brother in stature and a little in his looks, but I do see his Momma in him as well. I'm not going to be discouraged - yet - and pray that he still wants to be a part of my family. I'll keep everyone posted!!  [posted get it? like in keeping this blog up to date posted!!]

     Something that I'm going to share here is the engagement photo that H2B had arranged to be taken. Have I told you yet how great he is and how spoiled I am? The picture thing was on my wedding list of things to do, and of course being the cheap ass that I am I was going to work on taking them myself, with the whole timer option thing and what ever!!! and then hope for the best. But instead we have the following;
     I'm not a big fan of the antique look but for an engagement notice in the paper it will be perfect!! The sales rep was a friend of H2B's from 50 years ago - yeah we're old  - they played B'ball together when they were about 8 or 9. He was good at selling H2B on buying this or that package of pictures, {have I mentioned that I'm a cheap ass}??  We have the advertised 10X13 collage of pics and then added a 5X7 and 4 wallets for $25, and that was all! Bless his heart he did try but I had my budget set...period. It will be in the local paper in about 6 weeks can't wait!! I have picked up the few invites that we are sending out, my friend Dana has been a GOD send doing this stuff for me. She hand embossed a swirly thing on the invites as well as printed them too! I have the lights for the trees ready to deliver to her along with the table cloth she wants to use. The last thing to get to her will be the birdcage decoration thing that the MIL2B has made. With that said I will close for tonight, though this is suppose to be a "runner" blog this is also what I am.......

a runners mom~~that's what I am!

Monday, July 8, 2013

Not a Slacker!!

OK folks I know it's been like forever since my last post, and as always the fine line between life's balances still are a struggle. The bullets will give you all an outline of things -not in order- that have been going on, so that you know I haven't been a slacker,
  • a nephew has found me after 30+ years, (it's been about that long since I last seen him-Long story as to why too come) corresponding through FB at this point,
  • work, plus some OT, take it when I can,
  • engagement picture photo shoot for my friends Rhonda and Trinadad, sooo much fun and the pictures were good considering I do mainly 'action' sport photos,
  • the H2B and I had our own engagement pictures taken, this was a surprise for me, and now it's time to write up our announcement and get it to the paper,
  • finalized on the balance of the 'little things' that always sneaks up on you when planning a wedding, even a small one like we're having,
  • the ceiling guy finally made it (some our fault some his) to repair and patch all the ceilings in  order to paint before we get married,
  • my grand-son was Baptized, not that this took up a lot of time but it was exciting to be a part of and also witness,
  • took care of the grand-cats and the grand-dog while the kids were on vacation, this meant morning and night trips to their house, not that they live that far away from me but it's a new routine,
  • H2B had suit shopping on his list of things to do for the wedding, fun to say the least and can't wait to tell you about the socks,  freakin' hilarious,
  • Automate 30year anniversary photo shoot, this is where my SIL has worked for about 14 years,
  • we went to a local play at Pioneer Playhouse and took the MIL2B as well-such an historic and awesome place,
  • H2B has painted the ceilings-I supervised H2B calls it 'straw bossed' where ever that termed come from I have no clue,yes walls and trim will be painted too, bye bye ex-wife colors,
  • I did another photo shoot of my two oldest grand-daughters, really pleased with the pictures
  • wedding photographer for Rhonda & Trinidad-from mani's & pedi's to the cutting of the cake,
  • 1 golf scramble photo shoot benefiting Holly's House, oh yeah, I don't know squat about golf!
  • Six races, that's right "6"! Beef Festival 5K, Brass Band 5K, Capital City Stampede 10K, Twinkie Run 10K, Holly's House 5K, Firecracker 5K, and a partridge in a pear tree (you know you just sang that)  
  • on top of all these things I've taken on providing pictures for Hope53 Ministries softball league. One of my runner kids-Ricky- is VP of this non-profit organization more about it later,
  • And let's not forget all the necessary day to day activities, you know laundry, meal prep, meal shopping, cleaning, etc. etc. etc.
So here it is in a nut shell---I 'm not a Slacker!!

arunnersmom~~that's what I am