Tuesday, March 30, 2010

What A Busy Week!!

Last week was such an incredible blur!! Casey and I did LOTS of spring cleaning, weekend before last. I repainted the bathroom. Casey rearranged the kitchen. I shampooed the carpet, mopped all the floors, washed all the baseboards down, and cleaned windows. Then, we did all the regular stuff!! I was WORN OUT, when it was all said and done!

Last Saturday night, our friends, Larry and Sue, had a WONDERFUL St. Patrick's Day party! It was SOOOO much fun! Sue had an Irish meal buffet. We had Shepherd's Pie, Corned Beef and Cabbage, Green Beans, Mashed potatoes, Carrots, and LOTS of drinks and desserts! They live in an old house, and it was absolutely gorgeous.

On Sunday, we got up and went to sunday school and church. Afterwards, we came back home and continued our deep spring cleaning!!

On Monday, one of my very best friends in the ENTIRE WORLD, Barbara, came to visit. She was in for a week from Maine. We spent nearly all day together. It was so good to see her. We only get to see each other about once a year. She took me to a lovely lunch. We visited all afternoon and then ordered a bunch of pizza for dinner, before she left. I can't wait to see her again.

This week's going to be just as C-R-A-Z-Y!! Since it's Holy Week at church, there's a lot of things going on. Sunday, we had a beautiful Palm Sunday service with real palms and palm crosses!! On Sunday night, we joined with a neighbor church and had a Seder/Passover dinner. It was REALLY interesting. I learned a lot and had a lot of fun too! Here's some pics from the Seder Dinner.


Mom at the dinner.




We have Holy Week services at church on Thursday, Good Friday, the Easter Vigil service on Saturday, and Easter Sunday services. In between all that, I've got to go to swim practices to get ready for my swim meet in the next couple of weeks! Maybe I'll get to rest sometime! WHEW!!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Earth Hour 2010

I am really proud that Nashville is again participating in Earth Hour this year. Casey and I have participated in this event, since 2008. This year's date is March 27. The lights are going out at 8:30 C.S.T. They are going to turn green lights on several of the downtown buildings in Nashville, before the lights go out. To participate, you simply turn off your lights for an hour. Why don't you join us.

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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Let's Go Swimming!

It seems like I'm going to be team swimming regularly for the next couple of months. Today, probably due to temporary insanity, I signed up for a swim meet that is two weeks from this coming Saturday!


YIKES!! I get to learn backstroke starts this afternoon!!! I figured that I could use the competition and the experience for the upcoming US Master's Short Course Nationals.


I'm hoping that the April swim meet will relieve some of my nerves over Nationals. Fingers crossed!

On June 25th, I'm participating in the World Swim Against Malaria. I've done this event before, and I really enjoyed it. It's open to anyone, you can swim anytime and especially on June 25th. The entry is a mere $5.00. It's also for a great cause.

Looks like I'm going to be waterlogged by the end of the year!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patrick's Day

I hope that everyone has a happy and safe St. Patrick's day!!! Watch out for all the blarney!!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

What An Honor!!

I was so excited yesterday to receive an e-mail from Dogster.com The e-mail was to inform me that my dog blog, The Fiesty Three, had been picked as one of Dogster's recommended sites!! Dogster is HUGE, and I'm very honored to have been chosen as one of their top sites!! WOOT!!! 4 Paws up to Indiana, Shingo, and Molly!! Here's part of our congratulatory e-mail:
Dear Indiana Bones, Shingo, and Molly! (assuming you guys answer your own pee-mails!)

I was just stopping by your blog to say.......


On behalf of Dogster.com I have selected your site to be one of our top favorite sites! We love how informative and cute your site is : )

Here are the badges that are proudly displayed at The Fiesty Three.

Find more dog info here!

Find more dog training info here!

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Team Practice

For the past two weeks, I've been going to the full Master's Swim Team practice. It feels so different to be doing the same workout as a lot of other folks. We have a GREAT coach, who manages to individualize our workouts, even though we are there as a group! I was really nervous the first week. Coach Chris was very nice and patient. There was still a lot of swim workout lingo that I didn't know. I REALLY enjoyed the practice and felt great afterwards. So last week, I went back. He'd decided that I need to build my endurance quickly, so he gave me pyramid workouts! I'm wise to his plan now. He's nice the first week, torture the rest, but that's o.k. Even though I'm hurting, I know that it will make me a MUCH better swimmer and competitor. I feel like I'm going to be so much more prepared for Nationals this way too! We'll see what this week holds.