Carmen’s 5th Birthday

Saturday, February 22, 2020

We went over the the Stayer’s house for Carmen’s 5th birthday. We had spaghetti and meatballs and a castle chocolate cake. 

Race, Cookies, Cats and Cars

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

February has been surprising busy...and not just work.

We ran the Valentines' Day 5K on Saturday the 8th. The weekend before was 40 degrees and beautiful, but on the was bitterly cold. Of course! Argh. The race was tough as I haven't trained well this winter.

I celebrated another 5K race by making Monster Cookies on Sunday. Obviously they have Valentines' Day M&Ms. I have to suck up to my new floor mates (my team moved to the 22nd floor in December).

I struggle with cooking steak. I always fill the house with smoke, the smoke detectors go off and I get frustrated. The outside is always burned and the inside is rare. But, I successfully made steak the other day. I was so excited!  Swirl thought he should have some too but I ate it all. This is the look I got when I told him "No steak for you!"

My mom has been having car troubles. She needed a new one ASAP so we met her in Eau Claire to test drive some cars. We test drove one car and she liked it a lot. It had a heated steering wheel! I love mine so I can see why she wanted it. The only thing is it isn't red. :( Oh well, the blue color is pretty.

We rushed home from the dealer for the Annual KC Gala. It was ok. The food was fine...but why did they have two types of fish. I complain about this every year. Haha!

The next morning Malcolm was lounging around the house. This is how he crashed.

It was a successfully couple of weekends.

District Band Festival

Friday, February 7, 2020

The annual District Band Festival was Monday Night. It was fun as always. So how it works is multiple bands from Eden Prairie School District come together in the high school gym for a joint concert. It starts with 5th graders through 12th grade and then us old timers. We played Jump in the Line...which if you have seen Beetlejuice you should recognize it. We also played Stars and Stripes Forever with the entire group. 400 kids playing Sousa...yikes! This is all from the trombone perspective. enjoy!

Polar Dash 2020

Sunday, January 5, 2020

We started our 2020 race calendar with the Polar Dash on Saturday. The weather was actually very nice, about 25 degrees and some sun. Eric was feeling awful so we were going to walk the race. Well we did walk quite a bit of it but still ran some and managed to finish in under 45 minutes. Not bad for a race we were just going to walk. There were even some nice pictures of us. And a rare race photo of us running together. Crazy!

The course was actually not bad. A few years ago we ran this course and it was very muddy and huge puddles to run around. It was awful. Yesterday wasn't bad except for a few icy spots.

2020 Run

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

It was exactly 2 miles. I had to deal with a Rottweiler dog that came charging at me. It was a slow run in crusty snow but it was fun.