What a varied weekend that we had! Friday night we rested...we both needed that. I am working on another t-shirt rug, this one to go in my entryway and I have enough t-shirt yarn cut to do a bathroom rug for our bathroom....which would lead into the 5K story of the post. John has lost close to 70 pound since the first of the year. He has really worked hard at it and has been so diligent with it. He has exercised and eaten right and done it the right way. He has had this thought to run the local 5k in his mind for at least 10 years. He started to train for it this spring ( I trained with him for about 1 mile and realized it was not for me) and after having some knee problems did not keep up the training the last month, however, Friday night as I noticed he was loading up on carbs, I kind of figured that he was going to try it. Saturday AM he was up and circling and ready to go. I think he arrived at the site ahead of the organizers of the event. I had big plans to stay at home all day but felt that I should be there to support him...so sippy cup of coffee in hand, sunglasses, purse, jeans and nice shirt so that no one would mistake me for a runner, I found this nice place leaning up against a flag pole to take in the race incognito. I love sunglasses for being able to study people without appearing to be staring, however I was soon drafted into "helping" with the race...they were short handed and needed someone to tear the tags off the runner entry thingie. WELL, I seriously underestimated the sweat factor as people would come through and push their tag toward me. I know now why everyone ran from this job, the first sweaty man that came through with the tag pinned to the front of his shorts and did some sweaty hip gyration in my direction made me realize that perhaps I should have watched this race from somewhere along the course instead of at the end where I could get "drafted" into a job! Live and learn. But back to my dear husband, because after all this was all about him. He finished in a respectable time considering that 6 months ago he probably could not have walked this course and I am very proud of him. I can't tell you how many times he was congratulated throughout the day and evening. He was the star of the day and deserves it for all his hard work!
I yard saled my way home from the race. When did yard sale become a verb? I found these lamps that I will repaint. I know that someone can use them somewhere. I also found a set of little girl's ice skates to paint for 50 cents. Love when I can find the little skates.
Picked up this little doll chair for Gracelyn's dolls. I am painting it right now somewhat like all the Margaritaville chairs. She loves her baby dolls and it is so fun to look for things like this for her. I also found a set of left handed golf clubs for Logan. My dad just cut off and regripped the last ones that I found for him. I may save these until he gets a little bigger to cut them off. What an inexpensive way to get clubs for the kids!
Yesterday, after church we went on a really nice bike ride. Out to dinner with friends and then a nice circle through the countryside above New Bethlehem, on to Widnoon for ice cream and then through Templeton and along the Allegheny River to Kittanning and then back home. That is only the third or fourth time that I have been on my bike this summer and it was really nice to ride. Hope that the rest of the summer allows for more of those, time-wise and weather wise.