Sunday, January 25, 2009

A Full Day

Oh, I'm glad January is almost over. Even if temps don't warm up significantly in February, it just seems that we're that much closer to spring if the calendar doesn't say January any more. I'm getting so tired of the cold.

Here are Tom Woo's Securian Half Half Marathon photos. Those pictured include: Tom Williamson, Peter Maves, Trevor Distad, Suzanne LaPalm, Cathy Torgerson, Sonja Kranz, Kirsten Kranz. Thanks for the photos Tom!

Securian 2009

Check out these 2 80+ year-old runners at the Securian yesterday. Good for them.

Tomorrow evening I'll be attending the Rochester Area Sport Banquet at the Mayo Civic Center. The RTC was nominated and named as a finalist as Amateur Sports Organization of the Year. Guest speaker is Jennie Finch, Olympic gold medalist in softball.

There will be another new run/walk event in the Rochester area this spring. May 9, a 5-mile trail run/walk at Chester woods called Run for the Horses to benefit the Rochester Regional Equestrian Center.

I'm not sure how I got on this email distribution list as I've not attended this event (but it does sound fun!), but Thursday, March 26 is the annual Girl Scouts Cookie Creations event. From their website: "Cookie Creations is an adults-only fundraising event. Chefs create unique dishes—appetizers, entre├ęs, desserts, and drinks—using Girl Scout cookies in the recipe."

A full day to say the least. I was responsible for a meal for 100+ people today at church (noon meal). I did all the cooking myself, but had help serving. It went off without a hitch. I forgot to count plates first (the ladies at church ALWAYS count plates before serving so they know how many they served ... and I forgot ...) but I'm guessing a few more than 100. We received $1506 in free will offerings. I was stunned. The goulash turned out good, but not THAT good. Anyway, the way I see it I brought in just under $500/hour on this dinner. I think I've found a new career. Goulash Queen. :o)

On the home front, tonight for supper I made Pasta with Butternut Squash and Sage from Cook's Illustrated (first recipe listed under Recipes under the photo of the pork chop). Divine. Really, really good. Created LOTS of dirty dishes, however.

Also made the asparagus recipe I posted a few weeks ago. Basically, roasted asparagus with a little butter, s/p, soy sauce and balsamic vinegar. Yum.

I am sooooo full right now.

My oldest son gets back to Decorah, IA this evening after spending the last 3 weeks in Europe (Germany, Denmark, Iceland), after having spend the 3 months prior to that in Europe (Spain and multiple long-weekend sojourns). Tuesday, he's going to Florida for a week. Life is rough for that 22-year old. I tell ya ... It will be nice to have him around for 24 hours, though.

Yesterday afternoon I went to the RCTC basketball game and met my cousin Cindy and her husband Scott (and my brother and family) at the game. Their son plays for Ridgewater in Willmar.

Quote for the day: "Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you.--Dr. Seuss

Go. Be. You.

1 comment:

StevenCX said...

You mean half half marathon...