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Sunday, January 03, 2010

weekly winners: happy new year!

December 27, 2009 - January 2, 2010

These photos have very little to do with the new year, but that seemed to be an appropriate title for this week.

OK, I guess I can throw one NYE-themed shot in here. Not great since it's from my phone at night, but I snapped this one on the way out of the church on New Year's Eve -- a small group from our chorus spent the night singing as part of the New Year's Annapolis entertainment.

NYE Annapolis

From the car on the drive back from Rochester. I was the passenger!


Heading out one night this week, I was glad my point-and-shoot was in my purse!

cloudy night

And finally, I spent a lazy New Year's Day morning (uh, afternoon) with a couple of my friends.





I've got a short break from singing for now, but work is still keeping me on my toes with a big project due this week. And then I'll be off to Disney World to run my races! It's been a crazy end/start to the year. I've had to abandon my blog reader for a while now, I miss you guys; I hope to have more blog time soon!

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Sunday, December 13, 2009

weekly winners: on the run

December 6-12, 2009

The holiday season is so busy every year. I've been singing every day (and am about to head out for another quick caroling appearance) and still managing to get in most of my marathon training runs.

All of this week's photos were taken with my new Droid Eris phone. Glad the camera's a lot better than my old Blackberry!

Snowy trail

Snowy trail

Snowy trail


Snowy trail

The boys

Parade of lights

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Sunday, December 06, 2009

weekly winners: snowy saturday

November 29 - December 5, 2009

While I was out running Saturday morning, the rain turned to snow. Brr! It didn't amount to much and is mostly gone by now. It was pretty, but I was busy all day and didn't get a chance to take many shots.

These were taken when it just started sticking.

snacktime in the snow

It looked like he was using his tail as a hat!

snow kitty

Poor kitty!

The kitty is Meadow, a stray that lives in our yard. We wish we could bring her in on days like that. At least we have a lot of decks she can huddle under!

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(I've been slacking on visiting my fellow participants lately. I still owe some of you visits from last week. Too busy lately, but I'll come by when I can!)

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Sunday, November 29, 2009

weekly winners: lazy cat edition

November 22-28, 2009

Jeter cat was lazy this week.


And apparently, so was I. That's about it for 'Winners' photos this week!

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Sunday, November 15, 2009

weekly winners: thomas point and sleepy cats

November 8-14, 2009

thomas point

thomas point

thomas point


little guy

little guy tongue

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Sunday, November 08, 2009

weekly winners: back to the park

November 1-7, 2009

Last year, I shot some of my favorite photos at Downs Park when I was there for a five-mile race.

I was back again yesterday for this year's race. Well, it seems last year it took place before the time change. I'm sure I wasn't there two hours early! I only brought my point-and-shoot this year, anyway.

I didn't have too many photos that I loved this time around, but it still always nice to run through this park.

sunny dock


My running schedule had us doing nine miles yesterday, so we did a two-mile warm up, ran the race, and did a two-mile cool down. It worked out well!

When I got home I found Jeter sunning himself in an unusual position.

jeter endorses diet sierra mist

Though it's not all that unusual for him. He really likes soda!

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Sunday, November 01, 2009

weekly winners: halloween

October 25-31, 2009

I hope everybody had a good Halloween! I dressed up last week. I just wore a Halloween shirt from last Sunday's 5K yesterday as I handed out candy.

But Joey decided he wanted a costume!

joey halloween

joey halloween

I promise it wasn't torture. He was purring the whole time!

Jeter would have none of that.

sleepy cat
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Sunday, October 11, 2009

weekly winners: in the sink

October 4-10, 2009

Bed Head
bed head

Clean Paws
clean paws

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Sunday, October 04, 2009

weekly winners: go navy!

September 27-October 3, 2009

I've lived in Annapolis for over eight years now. But I only just attended my first Navy game yesterday. Some friends have season tickets, and we decided to join them for the game and pregame tailgate. It wasn't the most exciting game ... but I had fun, and Navy won in overtime. Yay!

Before the game, it was pretty cool watching the midshipmen march onto the field.

Navy vs Air Force

And then they filled the stands ...
Navy vs Air Force

I knew the jets were coming, but they were fast! I'll have to try to get a better shot next time!

Navy vs Air Force

Navy vs Air Force

Navy vs Air Force

I'm assuming these guys were there because Navy's opponents were the Air Force Falcons.

Navy vs Air Force

And finally, I'll leave you with a shot of Jeter. It's been a while since I've had a kitty photo shoot!
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Sunday, August 02, 2009

weekly winners: comfy cats

July 26 - August 1, 2009

Last week, I had tons of photos. This week? Not so much.

jeter in the sink
Jeter in the sink, snuggling with my laptop case.

I grew a kitty!
Little Guy napping in my planter.

Never leave a drink unattended in my house.

jeter water 1

jeter water 2

jeter water 3
(I had to sacrifice the clarity of this photo to catch the cup!)

That was Jeter again in the cup series. Oddly enough, I just posted this movie of Joey a couple days ago. It was recorded a few months ago, but I forgot about it.

You'd think I'd learn ...

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