Sunday, July 7, 2013

Sunday Smorgasbord

Today I am linking up with Michelle from Fabulous in First ! I have a whole bunch of random today so this is just perfect. Thanks Michelle:)


This morning's 7 mile run was HOT and sloooow. I couldn't complain though my husband ran 18 - crrazzy! He is preparing for a September marathon. I think my marathoning days may be over.


This is my new favorite drink. I used to drink Coke, but it is not good for a runner or for weight control. I then moved to chocolate milk - better for me. A week ago my neighbor introduced me to this ~ Dark Chocolate Almond Milk. It is delicious, less calories than a glass of regular milk, and has more calcium. How could I go wrong? Yummy!


I did a bit of school shopping this week. Found some great polos on sale, sale, sale at the Talbots Outlet, perfect for those first hot days back to school. Yes, I bought more than 2. Also, after reading all your great blogs their were some teacher books I just had to get and read. So I placed an order with Amazon. Can't wait for them to arrive. This is my last week teaching summer school, the books should arrive just in time for me to dive in.


These are our two beautiful daughters. Sorry this is a picture of one of my favorite pictures of them together. They will be 25 and 23 this summer. Boy am I getting old. Happy Birthday Girls! Dad and I love you very much.


Wendy, our greyhound turned 11 this week. We rescued her 9 years ago. Greyhounds make great pets. They are big, but also very calm and loving.


This is Bubba (nickname), our grandson, he is now two and lives way too far away.


Here's his sister Roo (also nickname), our granddaughter. She will be 7 months soon. We will be visiting them in August. Can't wait :)


The coneflowers are in full bloom. They bring in goldfinches and butterflies :)
Have a great week ~ thanks for reading!
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23 comments:

  1. Your grandkids are adorable!! I'm jealous your cone flowers are blooming already! Ours are just starting to come out now. They are my favorite!!

    Sarah
    A Sunny Day in First Grade

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  2. I started running earlier this summer, but I stopped because we would go out hiking and walking and dog-parking... too much cardio! Lol But then it got too hot for even the hiking and such. Poor dogs and I made it through our first winter, and now we can't handle summer! I never would have thought that I'd complain about being too hot, especially when our goal for the summer is to break that record of the most consecutive days above 70 degrees. Ha!

    Have a great last week of summer school!

    Carrie
    First Grade with Ms. Dawley

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  3. Hi Maria! I nominated you for the Liebster Award. I couldn't find an e-mail so this was the best option. Check out my blog for the details. I love your blog!!

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  4. What books did you order? I had a greyhound in college, Ciaro was the best dog I ever had, well except for my current dog. I loved that dog so much. Your girls are beautiful. I'm jealous you can run a marathon I'm starting my C25k training again! I have such problems with my feet it really blows. Can't wait to read your post next Sunday.

    Gracie
    www.livinglargeinfirsf.blogspot.com

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    1. I ordered Daily 5, CAFE, Teach Like a Pirate, Whole Brain Teaching for Challenging Kids, Number Sense Routines and Math Work Stations. Boy did they fill my brain with ideas. Greyhounds are great dogs. Good luck with your running.

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  5. Hi Maria!
    I am so happy I found your blog from Sandy's Liebster nomination page! Your daughters are beautiful- and your grandson and granddaughter are so precious ! I am going to try that Silk! Looks great. I love your blog. Absolutely LOVE the poppies on it! So excited to follow you! I'd love you to stop over and see me!
    Carolyn
    Kindergarten: Holding Hands and Sticking Together

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    1. Thank you! I hope you enjoy the Silk. Poppies are one of my favorites. I love seeing them on 81 when we drive south to visit my daughter.

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  6. All your pics are so beautiful! Daughters, dog, grandchildren:))

    Chocolate Silk is good, too. Yum yum. You know, I think my marathoning days are over, too. Not that I did that many ... only two. But I'm pretty sure I'm done with those:)

    Grade ONEderful
    Ruby Slippers Blog Designs

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    1. My latest adventure was a Color Me RAD Run. It was great fun :)

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  7. Hi Maria! I nominated you for an award! Check out my blog for more info.
    Julie :-)
    Mrs Stowe's Kinder Cottage

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  8. Aww, your grandkids are precious! Our son turned 2 in May, and it is a great age (minus the random tantrum, hehe). I am loving spending the summer with him! Glad you get to visit those sweeties soon! And congrats on all your running in the summer heat. I only run if I'm being chased. ;)

    -Gayla
    Teach On.

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    1. Enjoy every moment with your little one. They grow up way too fast.

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  10. Hi Maria,

    I enjoyed reading all about you. Yes, your grandbabies are also adorable. I also am nominating your for a Leibster award! My post is almost done. I will send you an email or you can check it out soon at:

    The Perks of Teaching Primary

    :) Shelley

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  11. Hi Maria!
    Glad we found your blog! Your running story is amazing. We are PA bloggers too!
    Kheila
    Two Friends In First

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    1. Glad to learn you are from PA also. There don't seem to be too many of us. Running has turned into a great, fun adventure.

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  12. Hi Maria! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Looking forward to exploring and following yours! (In answer to your question, I am training for the Chicago Marathon--my first full marathon! Yikes!)

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    1. Can't wait to read all about your marathon. Good luck!

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