Saturday, June 6, 2009

New T-Shirt!

It is Country Days weekend in Farmington!

There is much to do, and Saturday begins with a 1 mile run, a 1 mile walk, or a 5 mile run. Well, I am certainly not physically able or mentally inclined to attempt anything that says 5 miles, and does NOT include wheels and an engine... So, at the sweet young age of 55+, and probably at LEAST that many extra pounds, I decided to get up at 6-ish this a.m. and go into town with DD for an attempt at something a bit smaller. I have never, EVER done a walk or a run before, so this was a first. I got very brave and decided that after DD ran the 1 mile, that I could certainly WALK the one mile. (especially, as DD was going to come back from running her mile and walk WITH me!!!)lol... So... I get in line, am trying to be so very brave, and Senator Kevin Engler, who is in charge of the event, says, "okay, we are about to begin - are you ready?" Of course we are. (ugh). THEN he says, "runners in front, walkers in back, it's one mile down and one mile back". Yep, I panicked BIG TIME! I'm nearly hyperventilating at the thought of walking TWO bleeping miles when I have not even had my coffee yet!!! Of course, DD says we can do it, and off we go. The long and short of this story is that Patti J. walked her very first official MILE race! We went oh so far, and decided that we would only walk half of the two miles. Anyway, long story, and I really didn't earn the shirt, but it's paid for, and I did walk the mile that I intended, so I am spending the rest of the day patting myself on the back for a job well done. Next year, I will walk between the cones and cross the finish line!

We have family in from Wisconsin, so tonight, we will all go to the free concert in the park, featuring Aaron Tippin. Should be fun!

NEWS FLASH!!! I entered the Etsy Inspired Challenge over at Heart Hugs Designs on May 31st, and I found out yesterday that I won! I know it was just a random generated pick, but it still feels like winning a lottery! Ha! I got so flustered when I saw my name on their site, that I didn't look to see what I won! It will be a surprise!

I've been working on baby shower favors for a shower DD and I are hosting next weekend for some friends of hers. I posted the invitations a few days ago, and now I'll show you the favors that have been popping up all over the place this week! There are lots of photo's showing the progression of the boxes, so don't feel obligated to look at them all! DP is all by The Paper Studio. CS is all DCWV. Ribbon is from Hobby Lobby.

Have a great Saturday, and maybe I'll get back to post again tomorrow!
Patti J.
~We make a living by what we get - we make a life by what we give.


Anonymous said...

Congratulations on running the mile or is it two, sorry can't remember, my memory is getting shorter and shorter must be because i am approaching the big 5-0!
As for the baby shower, you've done a lot of work and the finish product is lovely.
You should rest now :))
Have a lovely week-end
Hugs xx

Curt in Carmel said...

WOW! What a job! These are simply amazing and you did them beautifully! VERY IMPRESSIVE! What pattern did you use???? I would love to try these! And thanks again for your kindness with the notes to my blog! Best, Curt

Curt in Carmel said...

PS. . .I'm so proud of you for walking that mile!!!! YOU GO GIRL! Best, Curt

Lynne in NI said...

Well done on your first mile Patti ... next stop the London marathon (deffo won't be the Vegas marathon as yet again I didn't win the Lottery ... surely its my turn by now LOL)

Your favour boxes are totally fab - such a lot of work!

Glittered Paws said...

Love the favor boxes - I am sure some of the ladies will use them for keepsake reminders of the event. You have put a lot of work on this shower - what a lucky person to have a friend like you!!!

Crystal said...

Wow this is great what an awesome gift to give, one lucky person for sure!!! Congrats on your running!!! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Chelsea said...

great job on these ... all of your hard work will be paying off!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Bravo Patty! They say the journey of a thousand miles (in this case two) begins with a single step... well, you got through enough steps to make it one mile, so next year two will be a piece of cake! I have to admit I'm not much on exercise... and I live with all these males who are physically active and fit and they're on me all the time. But you've inspired me.

Sounds like you're having a wonderful weekend. Your baby shower goodies are coming along nicely. How fun it will be! And how impressed all the girls will be that they are all handmade.


Fran, said...

Guess what.. go to my blog I have something for you.. :-)

Caryl P said...

Wow, great job on everything in this post! Love those favors, I'm sure I would've eaten as many as I made :-)