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Sunday, February 14, 2010

weekly winners: more snow!

February 7-13, 2010

I can't believe this weather! Usually we get a few snowfalls a year, rarely more than five or six inches. This winter we've had two 20+-inch snow dumps (one in December, and the most recent Feb 5-6).

And then last Tuesday, when most streets weren't even plowed yet, we got hit again. Not as much -- maybe 8-10 inches, but still a decent snowfall. I worked from home most of the week -- our office didn't close like the Federal Government, but I wasn't heading out during a blizzard!

Thursday was a beautiful, sunny day. I brought my camera out to snap some shots during snow-shoveling breaks.

snowpocalypse part 2

snowpocalypse part 2

snowpocalypse part 2
Our snowman from the previous storm got a little buried!

snowpocalypse part 2
My neighbor's car is under there.

snowpocalypse part 2
Icicle tree

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Sunday, February 07, 2010

weekly winners: snow!

January 31-February 6, 2010

I'm tired of winter! It snowed last weekend, and then again Tuesday night.

Courtesy of Meadow, our backyard stray


And then Friday into Saturday, the Snowpocalypse arrived. Friday night we went outside (with drinks) to hang out with the neighbors. What was going to be a snowball fight instead turned into a snowman-building event. Well, the neighbors built while my husband and I supervised.

snowpocalypse 2010
Snowman at night ... he's about seven feet tall!

snowpocalypse 2010
The next day. We put out the cone for the snow plows.
Ha ha ha. Yeah, my husband and neighbors are currently shoveling the cul-de-sac ...

snowpocalypse 2010
The view from our porch.

snowpocalypse 2010
The back deck. I measured the pile on the table at 22 inches when it finally stopped snowing.

At least Jeter cat was staying warm!

jeter in the sun

jeter in the sun

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Sunday, January 17, 2010

weekly winners: from happiest place on earth

January 10-16, 2010

I started my week down in chilly Florida, running the Disney World Marathon. And ended the previous week with the half marathon. Yes, it was Goofy Challenge weekend!

Race report coming eventually ... but the important thing is we finished! 39.3 miles in two days!

Once we were done racing, however, we stayed a few days to play.

Magic Kingdom Sign

Disney World Marathon

Disney World Marathon

space mountain



Animal Kingdom Christmas Tree

Animal Kingdom

Animal Kingdom Safari

Animal Kingdom Safari

Animal Kingdom Safari

hanging out


lounge monkey

Even though it was well into January, Disney was still all decked out for Christmas. And still playing Christmas music. And we saw carolers on our last day in the park.

But it was nice to see the holiday lights ...

Cinderella's Castle

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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 27, 2009

weekly winners: a very long week

December 20-26, 2009

The week started with us digging our way out of two feet of snow.


My husband and our neighbors helped us get out. My next-door neighbor's dogs supervised.


We had to leave to catch a flight, for a quick but unexpected trip.

snow from above

snowy sunset

We were gone for about 36 hours. And then we were off again ...

Scenes from my run on Saturday morning:

Frozen pond

Frozen pond

Frozen pond


It was important to get that run in ... we spent the rest of the day touring wineries!

dr frank winery

Party Bus

I need to expand upon some, if not all, things mentioned in this post. It's been a bit crazy over here. The new year can't come soon enough!

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