Tonight, we're getting together for one of Mark's favorite desserts, apple pie and cinnamon ice cream. I'm sure we'll share a Mark story or two and celebrate his life. We'll hug because we have one thing in common: we miss him. It's been two years. Hard to believe.
Tonight I'm going with friends to watch the Pirates play. I'm not a baseball fan, but I love to go to the park. I'm a people watcher, a boat spotter, a river rat and I love Pittsburgh's skyline!
It should be a fun night, With food and friends.
It's starting to green up around here, the weeds in my yard are taking over, you can hear the grass grow, and flowers are showing up every day.
I've been getting out to run most mornings, new orange running shoes are such an incentive! I love my camera phone or is it phone camera?
Guess what really matters is that if I vary my route every day I see something fun to photograph. Sure wouldn't be able to do that it wasn't for my phone. I can't imagine carrying my SLR around with me.
This morning I passed a house that had more stuff outside than any house on the block. The kitchen sink wasn't there but everything else was including a flower basket hanging from the railing.
No flowers planted in it, but the cat thought it made an excellent cat bed.
I'll leave you with this photo. Soon as I shower off the sweat, I'm going out and share a smile with someone. Why don't you try it?
This morning I thought I'd change things up a bit. Instead of heading for the Industrial park where I like to run, I ran through a new (to me) neighborhood. I love to check out gardens, flower beds, porches and even sheds. This morning I was running through an alley and saw this...
As all y'all know, Sunday the toned, trained and terrific athletes flocked to Pittsburgh to run the Pittsburgh marathon.
The very special got to run on Saturday. That's when they held the children's marathon: 1.5 miles, from the North Shore, across the Sixth Street Bridge, through town.
For security, to encourage family physical activity, to add to the masses, each child running had to be accompanied by an adult wearing a matching bib.
I was asked to accompany Tyler and Ryan, Morgan's step brothers.
I ran steady, cherishing the cow bells, cheering, whistles and shouts ( something I don't usually have when I run on local city streets). Ty and Ry sprinted, lagged, walked, skipped and jogged but somehow we all crossed the finish line together.
All kids finishing got medals. They wore them with pride!