Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Is This Perfect Or What?

It seems that most of the homes in the area seem to be named. Upon arriving home yesterday from our adventures, (see Robin's blog) Robin pointed out the name of our little vacation home.

Hakuna Matata means No Worries. Could there be a better place for the No Worries author to spend his vacation? I think not.

Now after reading Robin's blog you may ask yourself, how could he still have No Worries? After all Nora is illin'. Well, Nora has assured me that she will be just fine after a bit of snuggle time with me.


Tuesday, June 10, 2008


I know I promised updates while on vacation, and I shall not go back on my word completely. However, there is no need for me to repeat the fantastic work Robin has done in documenting our trip. So, check out her blog. There is a link to the right.


Sunday, June 8, 2008

Flying Rules!

We are here safely in Sunny CA. The kids LOVED flying. Nora let out a squeal of laughter and delight when the the plane took off from Peoria. Nigel had a huge smile on his face and was laughing as well. They both were excellent on each flight. Robin and I are a couple or proud parents.

That's all for now. Just wanted to let the Chrisophiles know we are safe and sound.


Saturday, June 7, 2008

Washington Cherry Festival 5K

Yesterday i got a phone call from the Washington Park District, they helped organize the 5k. The gal on the phone asked to speak with Chris Robinson. I said, "This is". She then told me that they had a trophy there for me from the 5K,and that I could pick it up or they could mail it to me. Since we are leaving for vacation I asked if they could mail it. Then since I could not wait until I got home to see how I did, I asked what place the trophy was. She said she would have to go check, but would be right back. When she returned to the phone she informed me that I was the overall winner in the 35-39 age group for....females.
Female 35 to 39

Place Name City Age Overall Time Pace
1 Chris Robinson Eureka IL 35 68 23:44.3 7:39/M
2 Amy Lee Morton IL 39 121 26:25.0 8:31/M
3 Heidi Ricker Deerfield IL 39 126 26:56.7 8:41/M
I replied that I was a male. She agreed. We decided there must have been a paperwork error.

On the positive side, I placed 68th overall and was in the top quarter, aprox. I am very proud of my performance for a first race. Not to mention I am the fastest 35-39 year old female in Central Illinois.

In other news, we leave for vacation in a few hours. The lap top is making the trip so there just may be a No Worries update or two.


Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Oh Vacation, Where Art Thou, Vacation

Work karma knows I am going to be gone next week. That is the only way to explain the start of my week. We crammed 4 days of work into the first two this week. Monday was a full slate of incoming trucks topped off with route changes at the end of the day. I was in at 5a.m., and did not leave until 3:30p.m. Yesterday brought a different set of challenges, excuse me, opportunities. One of our trailers had its freezer/fridge unit fail. So we started the day with finding a new trailer and salvaging what product we could. Then having to repull items and then load the new trailer. On top of all this I am helping cover for a guy inthe office that is on vacation. No Worries, makes the day go fast.


Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Big Doings

As you can see from my previous pictorial post the Sporting Extravaganza was a giant success.

As for the pictures, Nora is going to be on the front page of the Woodford County Legal Record. It is nice having a newspaper in the family! Grandpa Fyke is using the pic of Nora throwing that is featured in my blog.

Nora loves playing ball. We had another practice session on Sunday. We worked on playing catch, throwing, hitting from a pitcher and from the "T". After we finished up and I started dinner, Nora continued batting from the "T" and was making some good contact. She is very excited about her next game on Thursday.

As for me, I was very happy with my result in the run. I have only been running for 2 months. So, to be able to have that kind of time and to finish ahead of as many as I did made me feel pretty good. My next race will be the Firecracker 5K downtown Peoria on the 4th of July. That will most likely be my last before the Pumpkin Festival 10K, the race for which I have been training.

This is going to be a busy week in the Robinson household. We are preparing for our summer vacation to CA. Aunt Linda and Uncle Mike are flying us out and putting us up for a week of fun, sun, wine, perhaps a Martini, and Nora and Nigels most anticipated attraction...Monterey Bay Aquarium. Nora is very excited as are Robin and I. Nigel lives for the now so he is all good. We have lengthy lay overs in Minnesota, which is an airport I spent a ton of time in during my traveling days with Orion. I am excited to show Robin and the kids a bit from my past. It should be fun...there is a mall in the place you know!

That's all folks.


Sunday, June 1, 2008

Sporting Extravaganza Images

Pictures say a thousand words...enjoy.

Nora getting warmed-up.

Nora at the dish.

Who's on first? Nora.

Nora cleanly fielded the "T" and made the play at first.

The Dodgers

Pre-race photo op of Green Lantern and Josh Yoder.

275 run the first annual Washington Cherry fest 5K.

Finishing strong at 23:46ish...official times are not yet posted.

Josh coming down the chute.

A great day was had by all. Nora loved her T-ball game and cannot wait to play again. She will not have long to wait as her next game is Thursday.

As for me, running the race was a blast. I may be addicted.