Wednesday, January 27, 2010

My Under Armour Frosty Tights arrived on my doorstep today.  I guess I no longer have an excuse to not go running on frigid mornings...other than hmmm, flannel sheets, fleece pjs, Elka jumping in bed with me after thaKing leaves in the name a few. 

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Most of my wardrobe consists of work clothes.  I am a lawyer and often in court, so there are a lot of suits and a lot of black.  No pattern other than pinstripe.  I am trying to expand my wardrobe for 2010 to reflect more of who I am and not what I am (as a professional).  I just purchased this number from Boden.  I have never purchased anything from their site before, but free shipping and free returns is a great way to make me a fan. 

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

I've been hitting the treadmill pretty hard for me as of late.  This is mainly due to the 7lbs (+/-)  I gained since vacation in August.  I use that reference since after vacation, I may have went to the gym, which is only 3 minutes from my house, 3 times!  When I finally returned to the gym, along with the hoards of humanity on January 1st, I find the best personal trainer I have ever had has left!  Buh bye, barbell barbie :(  She was the fourth trainer I have worked with so you think I could, I don't know, work out on my own by now, but I'm not really a self motivator.  Oh using 12lb weights are just fine, forever!  There's no need to increase!

Anyway, back to the treadmill....I have probably ran about 17 miles in the last 2 weeks.  One of my little toes began to hurt and later turned blue!  I contacted the organizer of the running group I joined on facebook, (but have yet to actually run with) which is affiliated with the local running store, Johns Run/Walk.  Shocker! He said I probably need new running shoes!  ThaKing made fun of me when I immediately ran out and bought those new Nikes!  He will rue making fun of me when I leave him in my dust in this year's Shamrock Shuffle!  That's right... rue! 

(Anita, LA, JB, Moi')
Is it obvious I am just now downloading photos off the digital camera from months ago??  A Bluegrass Stakes day attendance has became a Lewis family tradition.  All the cousins (and in Fall 2009 Aunt Anita) converge on Keeneland to bet on the ponies and enjoy each others' company.   
ThaKing, Elka and I  went to Buster's Billiards and Backroom tonight for Paw'r Hour to benefit Home at Last Animal Sanctuary.  No worries about rushing home to let out your furry friend because this was a happy hour where the dogs could attend.  It was a great time.  A lot of the Thursday Night Live regulars were there like Bella, Matilda and Zeus.  Elka was exhausted to say the least.   

On Christmas Day evening thaKing and I whipped up white chocolatinis to enjoy as we opened our presents to each other.  Here is the recipe from
1 1/2 shots Godiva® chocolate liqueur
1 1/2 shots creme de cacao
1/2 shot vodka
2 1/2 shots half-and-half (fat free)

We rimmed the martini glass in white chocolate shavings.  Delicious!!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Thanks to Darby over at Fly Through Our Window, I think I have found my first sewing project to tackle...a heating pad!  This should be easy and who couldn't use one! Then on to finishing that quilt I started with Aunt Betty when I was 12!

Monday, January 4, 2010

The marathon that is Christmas is over and decorations are down. Maybe it's part of growing older or working so much, but the holidays certainly fly by now! We had a great visit with thaKing's family in OH the weekend before Christmas and then traveled to London to see my parents with the favorite grand-dog in tow. My dad would be very upset if Elka was a no show. We had a silent night there with a power outage for about an hour. Of course, as soon as we found the coal oil lamp the power came back on. It was great to spend time with everyone there.

I had a very domestic Christmas as far as presents go. I received a sewing machine from my parents and a crock pot and new sauce pan from thaKing, all of which I was actually very excited about. Hopefully I have my mom's knack for sewing. The woman made her own prom dress, which was beautiful and I could not even fit into it when I was 12 year's old let alone a senior in high school. I have great aspirations of making a giant dog bed for Elka similar to this doggie duvet, pillows, drapes, and sundresses. Hmmm....maybe I should be practicing now.... Also, one of my favorite presents I received was this (in almost life size) portrait of Elka from my favorite photographer, Jeremy King Photography.