This pretty much sums up the whole experience.
Well, I survived the race. My predicted time was 34 minutes and I ran it in 33:08. That was good enough for 3rd place (by being closest to predicted time), so I won $20! I'm really sore today.
My sweet Mom came over yesterday and went with me to Wray, Colorado to a quilt show. That's about two hours from my house, so it was three hours for her. Wasn't that nice? I have a sad story though. I forgot my camera, so I took pictures with my cell phone. I haven't done that before. Now I've spent the last hour trying to get them off to no avail. Any suggestions?
The show was so nice. They hang quilts out in front of all the downtown stores. The viewers each vote on their favorites in lots of categories. Wray's downtown is really thriving. Lots of restaurants, shops, two quilt shops, etc. Not too many offices. This is a big contrast to Colby. Still, I think something like this would be nice for downtown Colby. Wray had the neatest quilt shop called Gramma's. It was full of gifts and fabric. Think of your favorite gift shop. There were tablecloths and bags and baby items and vintagey toys and flowers. You get the picture. Then, next to the baby things were fabrics with baby themes. The whole downtown had sales too. Thanks, Mom. I had fun. Oh, Anna went with us too. She wanted these beads that were wound on a card and sort of pricey. Finally, her Grandma told her if she stopped whining and crying she would get some for her. After a few minutes of silence, she did just that. Then came the biggest fit. Anna thought the wound up card was actually one purse. She wanted the whole thing. $100 of beads doesn't mean anything to a four year old. And there probably were that many beads on the card. Don't worry. We didn't buy the whole thing.
Happy harvest! Ours hasn't quite started, but my Dad's has. Nathan spent a couple of days helping him. It's Nathan's favorite time of year.