Although it's nor as if we have had such a bad time of it this winter. I do not remember a more consistently mild winter, ever. My heavy coats are still fresh from the dry cleaner. I never took then out of the plastic.
When we were in Ireland in 2010, She(WMBO) just had to have a number of Irish pots. These are all mad eout of iron, cast iron. ANd did she ship them home? No. The were in our luggage where I am sure the handlers cursed our names and the names of our descendants to the third and fourth generations. 150 pounds of iron in our bags. Since we were flying First class thanks to her travel points, there was no upcharge, buy my goodness they were heavy.
Here I took today one of her pots with spring flowers planted in them.
What's the big deal? I run a long run of 14 miles every week anyway.
So there will be no resting on my laurels. Yes, that's what we call our butts around here. I will be running a half marathon with a bunch of young Marines at MCAS Cherry Point, NC near Havelock, NC. It's flat so that's good. Young Marines may actually help pull me along to a faster time.
We were down for an airshow a couple of years ago and the Blue Angels Navy Team were there.
Mike is home. He wasn't doing well in college and wisely decided that no is not his time. Smart guy. But once he got home I have been trying to convince him that we are not a bottomless ATM and he should eat at home. Like that'll work.
He came in Friday night and announced that he was gong to take my advice and eat more meals at home. As he set down a bag of McDonalds. Not what I had in mind.
Then he said not only that he was going to follow my example and eat healthier. "For example, today I was in Five Guys ..."
STOP! Five Guys and eating healthy are two phrase that do not belong on the same planet!
He finally finished to say he got the small burger and small fries. I guess that's some concession.
It's the Nation's Capital. It's supposed to stir a little something in us and I must say Pierre Lefant did a pretty good job as the first Architect of the Capital. There are so many good sights and sightlines in DC.
Early on in the race we were able to catch a sight of the US Capitol dome right in front of us.
Another shot of the Capitol as we made the turn onto Constitution Avenue.
We get so used to seeing the Capitol and the White House but how often do we really see the Supreme Court? It is almost buried behind the Capitol, but we ran right past it's back door.
But of all the monuments and government buildings we passed, nothing brought a smile to my face as much as this one did:
There are two banners at the top on the overpass. The one on the right I saw first. It asked "Rachel, will you go to Prom with me." Cute.
The one on the left ... well, it got to the romantic in me.
"Lara, will you marry me?"
Oh, that wasn't what got me.
A woman I had been running next to and briefly talked to yelled "Oh my God!"