The drive to Tyler last night was a bit on the long side due to traffic. I stopped by my hubs clinic on the way out of town to say goodbye and got a bit delayed. No problem…coffee to the rescue!
Actually this tall sugar-free, non-fat caramel frap was also sans caffeine. I think the guy I ordered from was wondering what’s the point. Because it tastes good! It’s like a sippable coffee ice cream. Perfect for transporting.
Patience is a virtue, but not one I was am well equiped with. Traffic is not my friend.
Looks like I was keeping it together pretty well, huh? I actually did (patting myself on the back). Oh, and I was actually not physically driving when I took the above picture. I was in stand still traffic. I would assume if texting while driving is illegal, taking self-portraits or pictures of any kind while in motion would also be frowned upon.
I decided to take it easy and enjoy some scenery along the way. No, we are not all cowboys in Texas and we don’t ride horses around town (and yes, I have actually been asked that before), but there was a large number of open land and cow critters along the way.
I had packed a sandwich and some raw veggie for dinner on the road and when I got to my parents house I got a fun surprise.
These little egg petits fours are a family tradition at Easter time. They are made by the same bakery that made my wedding cake and we have had them every Easter for as long as I can remember. Since my brother and I were both going to be home this weekend and neither of us are going to be home for Easter, my sweet mom made sure we still got our eggs. You can see the evidence of the purple one I snagged for dessert 🙂
This morning we (brother, dad, and I) got up and headed downtown for the race. It was cold (in the 40s) but really pretty and we had a great run. We ended up slowing down a bit and running with a little 10 year old boy who was supposed to do the 2 mi fun run and accidentally stayed on the 10K route. He said at the 5K marker that this felt much longer than 2 miles. Oops. He had no adults around (not sure what the deal was there), so we didn’t want to get too far from him. He finished in good time but it was no personal best for any of us. It was all about the family today anyway, so we didn’t care. We found his grandmother at the finish line who needless to say had been expecting him for quite a while.
I did not wear the shirt. I never know what to do with race shirts. I have a closet full that I don’t wear. I’ve used some for painting or yard work, but do I need 20? Or more?
What do you do with race shirts?
We are headed to Villa Montez tonight for dinner and I’m so excited. That’s where we had our rehearsal dinner almost 2 years ago and I haven’t been there since. It is great Mexican food, but not the TexMex that we are used to in Texas. It’s more traditional. Much better, in my opinion.