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Sunday, June 3, 2012

Impact a Hero

Yesterday I ran the "Impact A Hero" 5k.  The charity was for our wounded warriers and it was awe-inspiring!  A motorcycle group of 50 or so escorted the three buses full of wounded warriers and their families to the start line.  The street was lined in American flags and patriotic music was blaring from the speakers.  One of the tents there had pictures of all of the fallen soldiers from Texas.  I'm saddened to say that there were many . . . too many!  But at the same time, I was deeply honored to speak to some of the soldiers and express my gratitude for their service.  There was a huge American flag suspended between two fire trucks.  It put a lump in my throat and a tear in my eye. 

Out on the run, I saw and said hi to Gary Kubiak (Houston Texans football coach) and afterwards, I had him and Chris Myers (#55) sign my race bib.  It was a gorgeous day, albeit hot and humid, but I don't think there were any complaints. 

The Rotary Club puts a flag in our yard 4 times a year. 

I've been working on my charity pillowcases and I finally got smart and started doing more of a production line instead of making one pillowcase at a time.

I enjoy making these pillowcases.  It's a great way to work on the destashing of fabric!!

Last night I got inspired and felt like it was time to make aprons again so this is what i came up with:
Cute, right?!!  I have a plan for this little gem.  Hopefully I'll get up the nerve to execute it!!  Stay tuned . . .

And finally, on Friday I mailed the "secret" quilt off to its recipient.  It's scheduled to arrive tomorrow!!  Yay!

I hope everyone is having a lovely weekend.  I'm off to go work on the house that came complete with its own gallon-sized bag of keys!!  Renters move in in 2 weeks.


Cheryll said...

The run sounds fantastic... especially with the added incentive of "wounded warriors" in the background!
Enjoy YOUR summer.... :)

Jan-Maree said...

So proud of you for going in that run. Well done - the guys would have appreciated it!