Monday, January 19, 2009

Blue Monday

Hello, Dearest Ones, and welcome again to Blue Monday where we post something Blue!! Now to make sure your life is filled with Blueness, please go see Sally at http://smilingsally.blogspot.com/ to others who are participating today.

Now I would like to post my Mr. Precious for my Blueness today. You see Sunday, he ran in the Aramco Houston Half Marathon. Here you see Mr. Precious in his Blue shirt, holding his Blue jacket and the Blue bag for his goodies from the Expo.
This was actually on Saturday as he was getting his running packet. He has been running in this Marathon since 2002. He's run the entire marathon a couple of times (I do think he's crazy!) which is 26.2 miles! Can you believe it? This year he ran the half which is 13.1 miles. That's still crazy to me, but much better than 26!
Wakeup call at 5:00am on Sunday morning and Mr. Precious begins his little strecthing.
Man, has he got some hot legs or what? I'm always teasing him about his hot legs. He's been running since the early 70s. He is addicted to it! I just can't imagine that, but I am his biggest supporter! :)

He's pumped and ready to go!!
Now there were around 23,000 participates this year and over 200,000 spectators. Boy, was it ever crowded!
Every year I am always close to the finish line to take a picture of my Mr. Precious as he's coming through. Here he comes with our friend Monica. Woo Hooness! Y'all can make it!
They even stopped and ran in place for me to take their picture! This year they actually put their little names above their bib numbers. That was smart. You could stand on the sidelines and cheer the folks on calling them by name.
The finisher! I always go inside to meet up with him after the run and we paused for a picture.
My Mr. Precious with his 'finisher' shirt and medal on! I love this man and I'm so proud of him. It really takes a lot of training and discipline to run and he has what it takes. Don't tell him I told you, but my Mr. Precious is 64 years young and in great shape. Another reason I'm so proud of him is the fact that he can do this. Now I just want you to know, he is seven years older than me! Just wanted to set the record straight. I'm old but not THAT old yet! ;)
A very proud Mr. Precious waiting for breakfast. You can see his Blueness is all around him!
Now, you know me, I won't let you down. I've snapped for you. Well, maybe I shouldn't have shown you this picture - I'm looking kinda worn out! I have bags all under my eyes since I'm not getting enough sleep tending to Mother. I've even lost eight pounds! Now the Lord knows I need to loose a lot more than that, but I haven't even tried and I've lost! I'll say, "Woo Hooness"! No, no, Dear Ones, I didn't just pull the sides up on the hospital bed and leave Mother all by herself. We had a friend from church come and stay at the house with her so I could go and be with Mr. Precious. I'll bet you were thinking I was a very bad daughter! Naw! I'm a good one! Just so you'll know! ;)

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia :)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

Dream On

Every time that I look in the mirror
All these lines on my face gettin' clearer
The past is gone
It went by like dust to dawn
Isn't that the way
Everybodys got their dues in life to pay

I know what nobody knows
Where it comes and where it goes
I know its everybodys sin
You got to lose to know how to win

Half my life is in books written pages
Live and learn from fools and from sages
You know its true
All the things come back to you

Sing with me, sing for the years
Sing for the laughter, sing for the tears
Sing with me, if its just for today
Maybe tomorrow the good lord will take you away

Dream on, dream on
Dream yourself a dream come true
Dream on, dream on
Dream until your dream come true
Dream on, dream on, dream on...

Sing with me, sing for the years
Sing for the laughter and sing for the tears
Sing with me, if its just for today
Maybe tomorrow the good lord will take you away
~sung by Aerosmith