Monday, December 26, 2005

Costa Rica

We have made it through half of our trip. I am at an
internet cafe with my mom, who is sending email to
Adrian, so I figured I would post a post on the blog.
This is a Spanish keyboard and I cannot figure out how
to make apostrophes so there wont be any in this post.

We have had a very relaxing time. Martins house is on
the beach and we spend a lot of time just watching the
waves come in. The first day we say humpback whales
diving in and out of the ocean like dolphins. We also
saw monkeys at the house while we were unpacking the
car, and have seen them most days since. There is a
tiny baby that jumps around by itself every now and
again. We have been snorkling and seen morey eels,
pufferfish, and lots of colorful fish. We have surfed,
and walked on the beach, and collected shells. Weve
tried most of the restaurants in town and have been
ranking them based on how good we think the arroz con
camarones is. Weve looked at all the land for sale and
understand why people are trying so hard to live here.

We have 2 full days left and then back to reality,
desert, and dry. Yup, we are definately in a hot humid


Saturday, December 10, 2005

Cookies revisited

Two things:
1. I figured out how to put a blog onto so that you can see if someone has updated. The only thing is they have to have the "site feed" preference turned on.... so comeon... turn it on!! and put the post on your site for the URL so that I can link to it!

2. The cookies are baked!! We started at 8:30am, Beth and I did the groceries, and then Elliott and Kathryn arrived, and we baked until about 2pm. It took a while to prep the boxes etc. Whew! What a lot of cookies!!

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Blog updates

OK - this Blog thing is frustrating me because I can't "subscribe" to people's blogs and be notified when they are updated!!
I don't have time to keep checking all of these websites everyday!!!
What with all the other websites I have to check, its just annoying!
Why have these Blogger people not put in this function?? Or is this something that you have to do using that AdSense or WebLogs???
I WISH someone would see my blog and respond to me on this one!!!!
pleeeze pleeeze pleeeze!!

Wednesday, December 07, 2005


This weekend is cookie baking!!
Here's the list of cookies:

Coconut Chocolate Patties
peanut butter/kiss
black forest cookies
peppermint bark
chewy molasses-spice cookies
butter cookies
russian tea cookies
choc covered pretzel rods with red/green sprinkles
chocolate cookie surprise
earl grey tea cookie
lime meltaway
cranberry shortbread

Sunday, December 04, 2005


what does this "BlogThis!" button do?
Am I blogging to my own blog? or am I blogging about Dee's site????

Greg Running Tucson Full

Here he comes...

...There he goes


I know, I know, I haven't posted in a while.... Here's the sort version:
meetings and meetings on Mon, Tues, and Wed
6:40 am flight to Pittsburg; had lunch with Chris from the Pittsburgh office, went to room and worked, had dinner at the hotel.
Thurs, Mary Anne from Pittsburg picked me up and took me to the office; We had the Baker meeting in the morning, and then in the afternoon the US-VISIT and Baker executives joined us; I left at 4:45 with Julie (from Washington); went back to my hotel, changed, went to her parent's house, she changed, we went to another hotel, met up with the other Baker people, and drove to a party at Dave's house. The party was GREAT. I have never had such good catered food!! Beef tenderloin on the BBQ, shimp skewered with scallops, incredible crab cakes!! AMAZING. Finally left around midnight, I didn't even know it was that late until we got in the car. Then got back to my hotel at 1AM.
woke up at 5am to catch flight back to Phoenix.
Got home around 11am, unpacked, packed, hit the road for Tucson at 1pm - I was BEAT!!
Got Greg's race packet at expo, checked into Omni resort... went to dinner at a Texas steak place, to bed and crashed around 8pm
Up at 5am, dropped Greg off at the shuttle to the start of the marathon;
went back to hotel and slept for another 2 hours.
Went to mile 13 - half way... and started the "support" thing: cheering, driving, cheering, handing out Gu, gatorade, picking up hats, and water bottles......
Greg finished in 3:40ish, which is about 10 mins too much to qualify for Boston, his calves started cramping at about 10 miles in; and in the last 5 miles, I think he lost a whole 5 mins - oh well, next time. Thanks to Meg at home with the computer and calculator, she was able to help me find him since he was off pace.
We drove up the course to find his Camelbak, no luck; Camelbak number 2 offered to the race Gods.
Back to hotel, checked out, drove home, and now here we rae 3:20pm.
still to do laundry, groceries, unpacking, chilling, and prep for work tomorrow.

So, that's the latest for this weekend.